Posted September 27th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Last edited by SDHALFAN; September 27th, 2009 at 09:32 PM Reason: I can't spell!!!
Your question has been pretty much answered correctly by the previous posters but one thing I want to stress is that you must
obtain the visa for China before boarding ship or you will be refused boarding, and you will not be given a refund.
I don't know anything about the Cambodian visa but imagine that, like Vietnam, HAL can obtain it for you once you are aboard ship. HAL charges a hefty premium for obtaining these visas but going through a visa service company you are going to pay a premium also. If you are anywhere near a Vietnamese or Cambodian Embassy or Consulate you can go get the visas there but how many of us actually live anywhere near these Embassies or Consulates?
On our cruise last year we needed visas for China, Vietnam and Indonesia. HAL obtained the visas for Vietnam and Indonesia for us once we were aboard ship and the cost was added to our onboard account. Once again, and I can't stress this enough, you absolutely must
obtain the China visa yourself before even showing up at the pier (it's not inexpensive, believe me but you have to do it).
Have a wonderful cruise. You are going to visit some incredible places.