Going on a maritime adventure is one of the best ways to see the world. With the right itinerary, a cruise can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling
If everything is not in order the fantastic experience can easily be spoiled.
For immigration purposes, travelling by sea is quite similar to travelling by air. For instance, when on a cruise out of the US, a foreign traveller would
need a valid visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to enter US borders. Since cruises are generally a few days long, travelers are
constantly embarking and disembarking the ship; going through security every single time. This means that a particular traveller may need to have their
documents on their person at all times when not on the ship.
Different people have different solutions to this issue. Some prefer having physical copies of their documents while some save soft copies on their cell phones.
However, there are limitations to both these methods. Considering the fact that you may need to have multiple documents with you at all times, physical copies
can be too bothersome to carry around. On the other hand, finding the exact location of the pdf file on your phone can be quite time-consuming.
Enter: The Vault
The Voyage Manager and Mia Bazo platforms have a document management feature called the Vault. This feature enables users to save soft copies of their
personal identification documents such as their passport, driving license, social security cards, etc. This eliminates the need to carry your documents every
time you step out of your room. Hence, decreasing the chances of you losing your original IDs.
To make this feature more accessible, the document vault is also available as an app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone. The app is connected to the
Voyage Manager and Mia Bazo platforms. When on the go, one can easily access one’s documents through the app, hassle-free.
Recovering your misplaced documents can be a long and arduous process, especially while on a trip. In the case of a lost passport, one might have to visit or
contact the nearest consulate to get the renewal process started to return home safely. This process becomes even more complicated when travelling by sea. The
hassle of getting your passport renewed is greater than simply uploading your documents to the Vault. This ensures that your original documents are stored safely
in one place throughout the trip; to be retrieved only when absolutely necessary. Additionally, keeping the security issue in mind, the app can only be
accessed using a passcode —hence eliminating the stress of a personal information breach in case of a stolen or lost phone.
Whether you’re a seasonal cruiser or a complete novice, the stress of losing your documents can cast a shadow over a unique travelling experience. Voyage
Manager is determined to enhance your adventures by making all forms of travel stress-free!