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Cruising in Europe - passport/visa?
This is my first post in this forum, I've come here as I wanted to pick the brains of American sailors. I am a Brit currently based in london working to build my cruising kitty, with the hope of taking a sailing sabatical around the med then accross the pond 2-3 years from now.
Whilst building my kitty I have been very fortunate to meet and fall for a wonderful lady, who shares my dream and is almost as keen as I am to accompany me on the trip. The only potential complication is that she is American, and I don't know what complications there are for US passport holders cruising under sail around Europe. She currently has a UK Work Permit, but would therefore lose the right to reside in the UK once she has quit her job.
I would love to hear of anyone's experiences of cruising in Europe on an American passport, and any immigration or visa issues you faced and how you dealt with them.