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Cruise Ship Performer
Information and Resources For Entertainers
Visas For Cruise Ship Performers
Will I need a visa to perform on a cruise ship?
Depending on the passport you have, you may need one or more visas to travel to your cruise ship booking. You may also need visas if the ship you are performing on stops at ports that require visas for your passport.
How can I find out if I need a visa?
If you are a US Citizen with a US Passport,
Here are some links that show visa requirements for all countries:
What is a transit visa?
A transit visa allows you to pass through a country by air and sometimes by sea without applying for a visa.
Recently China has expanded it's transit visa program which may make it easier for you to join a ship in China, depending on your passport.
Read about China Transit Visas
What is an Australian MCV?
If you are working on a ship that enters Australian waters, you will need to get an MCV - Maritime Crew Visa. This is a relatively easy process.
Read about it here