All guests cruising to Cuba on the passenger list require a visa (Tarjeta del Turista) to cruise to Cuba. Most nationalities are eligible to enter Cuba with this visa (except for anyone born in Cuba and those listed below)*. Guests of visa-exempt nationalities must still have a Cuban visa since they are entering Cuba from the United States (this visa is sold onboard during your cruise and costs $75 per visa).
- All guests requiring a visa can purchase a visa onboard during the cruise at an additional cost of $75 per visa. Click here to see a sample of the Visa and the proper way to fill it out.
- Guests will be required to fill in the information exactly as the visa requires; if there are any errors, the visa will be discarded and a new visa will be issued, with an additional cost of $75 each time the visa will need to be corrected.
- You will be given a receipt stating their onboard account will be charged $75 per visa.
Please pay close attention to the requirements, format and details on the visa:
- The date will be in the format of dd/mm/yyyy
- Guests name must appear exactly as it does on their passport book
Guests may sail with their own visa. If for any reason a guest’s visa is not accepted by immigration in Havana, Cuba, we will sell them one of our visas on the spot and charge their onboard account $75 per visa.
*Citizens of the 18 countries listed below also require an A-1 visa to visit Cuba. It is their responsibility to get the proper visa from the Cuban Consulate:
Cameroon | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Ghana | Guinea | Kenya | Nigeria | Sierra Leone | Somalia | Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Philippines | India | Nepal | Sri Lanka | Pakistan | Iraq | Yemen
In addition, guests who require assistance processing their passport or visa can contact:
Cuba Travel Services
The visa application process can take up to 30 days, so please plan ahead!
*Information provided is subject to change without notice.