Cruising from U.S. to another U.S. port
Posted date : May 11, 2022.
We are planning a cruise departing from San Diego and sailing for five days at sea and then sailing around the Hawaiian Islands for another six days before departing for foreign ports. Would the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calculate the days at sea as being “in the U.S.”?
Ed.: Each Homeland Border Security agent has complete discretion for determining the amount of time you are permitted to enter the United States. Each day spent entering the United States to embark on a cruise ship, visiting U.S. ports, such as Hawaii and disembarking in the United States should be counted as days spent in the United States, including days at sea.