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Cruising overseas? Don't forget to factor in the visa fees
Cruising overseas? Don't forget to factor in the visa fees

Question: We signed up on Oceania for a cruise to India and the east coast of Africa. We subsequently got a bill for $716 per person for visa fees for four countries — India (where we will spend five days), Kenya (10 hours), Tanzania (nine hours) and Mozambique (eight hours). We were told that all the visas were necessary and that we would not be allowed onboard without them, even if we chose not to go ashore at those countries. I do not mind paying a reasonable amount for a service, but these charges seem exorbitant. It feels as though the cruise line did little for our $1,432. Is it possible that this is common practice in the cruise industry? R. Huber Glendale   Answer:...

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