Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

127 posts

Master Geek

# 243804 2-Jan-2019 18:00
Send private message

Hi all,


My wife and I would like to do the "Discover Vanuatu" cruise operated by P&O next year in June and I know that as New Zealand passport holder I will not need a visa to do this.


The thing is my wife is an Armenian passport holder and permanent resident of New Zealand, and according to quite a few visa information websites she would require a visa for Vanuatu, but many people have told us that there is no passport control for cruise ship passengers to most Pacific Islands.


The thing is, we don't want to go to the hassle of apply for a visa if she does not need one, but we will if we are left even a little unsure when we stop seeking information. I have emailed the cruise company and they have told us to email the relevant embassy, which we have done, they have told us she would need a visa but have not replied to our email stipulating she would be on a cruise ship, not flying into the country and flying out again, but have had no reply yet.


Has anyone on here had any experience we may find relevant to this?

Create new topic
5722 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2153423 2-Jan-2019 18:00
Send private message

Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.


We hope to see you there!


I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.

882 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2153435 2-Jan-2019 18:37
One person supports this post
Send private message

Why take the chance.
what’s the bigger ‘hassle’ , applying for a visa or not being allowed off the ship?


2225 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2153543 3-Jan-2019 07:20
Send private message

Best thing to do is ask the travel agent you booked through.
My advice would be to get a visa anyway.

Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24

The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55

Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52

Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.