Your adventures to Havana, Cuba will be here before you know it. So before you set sail, ask yourself, "Did I remember to"
1. Take your passport – A passport is required for all guests and must be valid for six months after their trip. Be Aware of Cuba Tourist Visa — Facilitated for all U.S. guests by Royal Caribbean at a cost of $75 per person. This fee will be added to your clients’ onboard account on Day 1 of the cruise. For further instructions for Non-U.S. Citizens visit Creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Deployment/2017_2018/Cuba_FAQs.pdf Complete Travel Affidavit — In accordance with U.S. law, your Cuba-bound clients will be required to complete a travel affidavit identifying the category of travel under which they are visiting. Make sure they bring two completed hard copies per guest to the port, as it will be required during the embarkation process. To print out this document, visit Creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Deployment/2017_2018/Cuba_FAQs.pdf
2. Review General License Requirements — Ensure you are compliance of at least one of 12 authorized categories of travel to Cuba that are permitted under a general license. They can be found at Creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Deployment/2017_2018/Cuba_FAQs.pdf Select Shore Excursions — All tours offered by Royal Caribbean are designed to meet the requirements of permitted travel authorized by the U.S. government. Shore excursions have limited availability and must be reserved up to 48 hours prior to sailing through Cruise Planner at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/CruisePlanner Pack the Essentials —
3. Depending on the time of year, the intensity of the heat can be significant. Be sure to take lightweight clothing options, comfortable walking shoes and a hat. Shorts and tank tops are appropriate dress for restaurants and hotels
4. Prepare for Banking Restrictions — Your credit cards will most likely not be accepted. They should anticipate paying for items in one of two local currencies — The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) and the Cuban Peso (CUP.) The CUC is the currency designated for tourists.
5. Check exchange rates before sailing.
6. Pack to Carry Ashore — Whenever you are ashore in Cuba, you should carry their Passport, Visa, SeaPass card and cash Verify Medical Coverage — While in Cuba, it is unlikely that you will be covered by your U.S. health plans. It is recommended that you check with their insurance providers regarding their medical coverage while in Cuba.
7. Contact Mobile Phone Company — You should be aware of any restrictions or charges they may incur if using their mobile devices in Cuba
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