CruiseCritic Post 13/2/18
Warning to cruise passengers.
Do NOT assume that if u do not have a visa required by a port of call that the cruise line will allow you to board their ship & travel to that port.
You will be prohibited from doing so even if you agree Not to disembark & go ashore in the case of Hong Kong.
My partner was required to have a visa for Hong Kong. Celebrity did not allow her to sail to HK.
We were only allowed to reboard the ship 6 days & nights later in another port & country.
This caused us to loose a total of 45% or 6 nights of a 14 night cruise; plus the cost of airfare, taxis etc to the other port.
Total cost being in excess of USD $2,000. Celebrity onboard staff maintained that HK regulations stipulate that a passenger cannot travel on board ship to HK without a HK visa irrespective of the fact that the passenger chooses to remain on board in HK.
Celebrity attempted to exonerated itself from any culpability by referring to its Term