What To Do Before You Embark On Your Cruise to the US

us-visitor-visa-niren-associatesGoing on a cruise to the US is, without a doubt, one of the most fun experiences you can ever have. There is nothing better than getting on a ship, letting loose, and forgetting all the worries of the world. You can chill by the poolside, enjoy parties at night, go sightseeing — there are lots of things to do! However, many people make the mistake of not preparing well for going on a cruise. Here are a few things you should take note of before you depart on your cruise.

Important Items To Consider Taking With You

Some of the items below may sound obvious, but many people forget to take them. Make a list to remember to take the following things:


Going on a cruise to the US means visiting a new country. The best way to enjoy your new surroundings would be to know what to see before you visit.  You can read the guidebook while on the ship. In fact, it is a great way to pass time and you will spend less time worrying about where to go when you arrive.

Memory cards

Cameras are, of course, necessary if you want to keep visual memories of your trip. Since you will probably be taking lots of pictures during the cruise, it is a good idea to take multiple memory cards.  There is nothing worse than running out of storage space in the middle of your holiday and having to delete precious pictures.

Electric razors

Unless you want to look like a bum, pack quality razors or trimmers. This will ensure that you look (and feel) excellent throughout your journey.

Safety Precautions You Should Take

Lots of things can go wrong while you are on a cruise. By taking  precautions, you can stay safe and not have to worry about danger or additional expenses.

1) Keep a scan of your passport and travel documents on your phone, tablet, or computer. Also, keep a backup of it online so that your friends or family can access it easily. This will help you in urgent situations where you may need outside help.

2) Travel insurance is essential if you are travelling outside your country. This covers a number of things that may disrupt your travel. Be sure to take insurance that covers baggage loss and medical expenses, among other things.

3) Contact an immigration lawyer like Niren and Associates to ensure that you are able to visit the USA without any hiccups.

4) Carry all prescribed medicine on you before you board your cruise. You should never depend on the availability of medication on the ship or in other countries while you are on your cruise.

5) Do not carry valuable items with you. Try to bring limited cash. Many ships will let you pay via credit or debit cards, and some of them offer prepaid cards for use on the ship.

Keeping the above things in mind will keep you in great condition and help you enjoy your cruise even more.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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