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Passport & Visa Information


As with all holidays to foreign countries, you will need to have a valid biometric (e-passport) or machine-readable passport, with sufficient blank pages for entry and exit stamps (applicable to the length and ports of call in your itinerary). 

For travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules. As a general rule, your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be: 1. less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’) 2. valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’).  For travel outside of the EU your passport should be valid for 6 months after the date of your return. We will follow UK Government advice (which can be found here Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK ( however it is worth noting, that passport requirements when entering by sea, may differ from the entry requirements when arriving by air. If in any doubt of the validity of your passport, please contact our Guest Services Team at least three months prior to travel.

If you do not hold a valid 10-year British passport, please note it can take up to twelve weeks to obtain a new one. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel.

If you do not possess the correct documentation, you may be denied boarding, without refund of the cruise fare, subject to any fine or other costs incurred by Ambassador Cruise Line.

Visas, testing and passenger locator forms (plfs)

Visa, testing and entry requirements can change at any time, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that you check with a professionally qualified source and comply with such requirements.

The Travel Visa Company is Ambassador Cruise Line’s preferred visa, testing and entry provider. They can offer help and advice on specific requirements for Ambassador Cruise Line’s cruising itineraries as well as independent travel. For your convenience, The Travel Visa company’s online portal provides detailed visa, testing and entry information for Ambassador’s cruises, as well as online and downloadable applications.

For more information please visit,call on 01270 904 907 or email

Disclaimer: It is important that you recheck your passport and visa requirements no later than 2 months prior to your cruise departure. The information provided on this site was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change. It is your responsibility to travel with the correct travel documentation.

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