Wilba - Answered a Question by Knight (17 Jun 08 21:59)

If you book a Fly/Cruise with Celebrity in Europe it will typically leave the same day & if it's late the ship will wait for you. If you or your agent book a 'cheapie' (Squeezyjet or Robdogair) it will not. When we cruise from Rome or anywhere else, we always travel a day or two earlier & make it an addition to our holiday. Rome in particular is special & if you've not seen it, then why not use the opportunity of an earlier flight. Your TA will organise this not Celebrity.

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Aldrich - replied to Wilba (18 Jun 08 09:09)

Not exactly correct..........If your t/a has actualy booked the flights with Celebrity then you will fly out the same day,and be taken to the ship. If the flight is anyway delayed then it is Celebrity's responsibility to get you to the ship at the next port, if it has already sailed. They rarely delay departure. However, your T/A may have arranged flights seperately, therefore if the plane is late it is up to you to get to the next port and out of your own pocket. If you want to go to Rome a day early, and your T/A has booked with Celebrity, then they can change the flight to go out a day earlier. If you stay in one of the Celebrity listed hotels then you will still get all transfers. If you do your own thing you lose the transfers down to the port and you pay £20pp deviation fee.

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Wilba - replied to Aldrich (18 Jun 08 09:42)

Yep I agree it's Celebrity's responsibility to get you to the next port if the ship has sailed & your booked with them. However we have incurred delayed departures on a number of occasions due to flights/weather on Celebrity, RCI, Carnival, P&O. Most of these were American Inbounds, some delays 6-8 hours. Last year a lady standing next to me was concerned we would be 6 hours late at every port of call. I reassured her that would not happen. Finally you may have confused the issue with your last sentence. If you 'really' do your own thing, & book your own flights/hotel there are no transfers to lose & no deviation fee to pay.

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Adlrich - replied to Wilba (18 Jun 08 13:50)

To clarify 'do your own thing' - if you take the flights with Celebrity going out a day or two early, and then you book your own hotels - then you lose your transfers and pay £20 fee. As Wilba so correctly says - if you do your own flights and hotels then there are no transfers to lose and no deviation fee to pay. Hope this is now clear!

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