As of December 2, 2014, for traveling to Australia a VISA is required. In the past, most cruise lines electronically issued a Visa.
Due to new requirements from the Australian authorities most cruise companies do not issue VISAs. Since the new requirements went into effect electronic VISA’s are being canceled and money refunded. No VISA: you will not be allowed off the ship!
To obtain a VISA go to : https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp
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