Passport and Visas

Check your passport and visa requirements before you travel to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.

Disclaimer: Visa and passport information can change so it is important that you re-check your passport and visa requirements no later than 3 weeks prior to your holiday departure.  The information provided on this site was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change at any time.  It is your responsibility to travel with the correct travel documentation.


As with all holidays to foreign countries, you will need to have a valid biometric or machine-readable passport with a minimum of six months validity after the date of your return, and sufficient blank pages for entry and exit stamps (applicable to the length and ports of call in your itinerary). If you do not possess the correct documentation you will be denied boarding, without any refund of the cruise fare and subject to any fine or other costs incurred by P&O Cruises.

This applies to all Australian and New Zealand passport holders however, if you hold a different passport then you should contact the relevant embassies or consulates to confirm your entry requirements.

Your passport will be scanned upon embarkation and may be held collectively in the Purser's Office in order to comply with various Immigration requirements. We recommend you take photocopies of your personal details page of your passport (page with photograph) or an alternative form of official photographic I.D in case this is required by the local immigration authorities.

Dual Nationality

Any Passenger with dual nationality must declare this at check-in. Once you have boarded the vessel using one passport, you will not be able to alternate between nationalities as our systems will only hold the originally declared information. This is very important as immigration information is sent to each port of call in advance.


This information applies to the holders of Australian and New Zealand passports. Your visa requirements may differ if you do not hold an Australian or New Zealand passport. Should this be the case, you can contact the nearest consulate or embassy, a visa service of your choice or your Travel Agent. Alternatively, you can visit an online visa service such as (Australia) or (New Zealand). Be sure to advise that you are travelling by sea, as your visa requirements may be different to the standard advice supplied for air travel.

Fines may be imposed if you travel without the correct documentation and it is important we point out that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documents prior to travel or transit the countries included in your itinerary. Failure to have the correct documents will result in denial of boarding or repatriation, in line with government regulations. Please be sure to check your itinerary and obtain the visas required for the specific countries you will be visiting during your cruise. Visas are required when embarking/ disembarking or staying on board.

If you are joining and/or disembarking in any port other than Southampton, please contact the relevant consulate or embassy to determine your individual visa requirements for travel by sea.

Participation in certain shore excursions may alter your visa requirements, please refer to the ‘Essential Information’ for each shore excursion.