Wilson - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 19:34)

Book a flight that arrives the day/evening before!! (if you have booked the flight/cruise independantly) Cruise lines do not wait if eeven if you have booked the flight as part of the package...even if there a good number off that flight.. Probably the only acception to this is Thomson or First Choice. Having been in the position a delayed flight (by 16hrs!!) it is costly business getting the next port of call to pick up your cruise and generally insurance does not cover this situation.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Neil Down - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 14:46)

Depends whether you have booked a cruise where the flight arrangements have been done by the cruise linein which case they will normally wait for that flight, I has happened of cruises I've been on and snowstorms have considerably delayed flights. If you have arranged your own flights it is always advisable to book so that you enjoy a couple of days in or near the port town as the ship will not wait for you. If there are several flights to a close destination i.e. Rome or Barcelona then there is unlikely to be a problem.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
robinson - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 16:52)

If you have booked a package deal you will be ok as the arline will fly you out to the next destinatio.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
harrison - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 20:09)

Flights have been delayed twice for me. The ship has waited and made time up during the nigh.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Mavin - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 20:11)

Usually the ship will wait for you if you have booked your flights and cruise with the same tour operator. It happens a lot and I have never been on a cruise where they havent waited for late flight.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
scales - Answered a Question by Styler (03 Aug 07 21:20)

This will depend entirely if your travel agent has booked a'package' with the cruise company, or has booked the flights seperate. the package flight delay will mean the ship will do all in its power to get you on board. Book flights seperatly & you are 'on your own'.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Moran - Answered a Question by Styler (04 Aug 07 08:08)

Most answers indicate to book cruise as a complete package and I would endorse this. On our cruise, two parties were late for the Venice departure. The inclusive party were flown on at the operators expense to meet the cruise at Dubrovnik. The independent party had to take an 11 hour overnight taxi ride that cost them 2,500.00 euro. You may save a few pounds on the flights but I'd rather have piece of mind and book a complete package.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
GRAHAM - Answered a Question by Styler (04 Aug 07 09:42)

If I have not booked my flights with the Cruise company I always go a day earlier,its worth it to stay a night in a hotel and save any worry like this.A M G.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Kelly - Answered a Question by Styler (04 Aug 07 23:04)

If your flight is delayed they will get you to the next port of call but if your flight is only and hour or so they will hold the sailing bac.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Barnes - Answered a Question by Styler (05 Aug 07 10:18)

The replies made already are absolutely correct. However if you try and save money and put all the elements together yourself then you are up the creek (without a ship!) if any part fails.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • EXCLUSIVE – Bruges, Paris & Amsterdam

    MSC Cruises – MSC Magnifica - 8 Oct 18 - 7nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Bruges ( Zeebrugge) : Amsterdam : Hamburg : Southampton

    Now from £449pp Was £799pp

    • New Low Price
    • Exclusive Free Wifi Package Worth £35pp

    View More Exclusive MSC Cruises From Southampton


  • BIGGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD - INAUGURAL SAILING

    Royal Caribbean - Symphony of the Seas - 21 Apr 18 - 7nts

    Barcelona : Palma De Mallorca : Provence (Marseille) : Florence/Pisa (La Spezia) : Rome (Civitavecchia) : Naples : Barcelona

    Now from £1099pp Oceanview

    • Includes Flights & Transfers from London Gatwick
    • Up To $400pc Free Onboard Spend
    • Also Available Apr to Nov 2018
    • Plus Book With www.CRUISE.co.uk for...
    • Free Airport Parking, or Free Wi-Fi Package, or Free Fast Track Security Pass

    View All Symphony of the Seas Offers & Information >>


  • School Holidays No Fly with Exclusive On Board Spend!

    Princess Cruises - Crown Princess - 22 Jul 17 - 7nts

    Southampton : Stavanger (Norway) : Olden (Norway) : Hellesylt (Norway) : Geiranger (Norway) : Bergen (Norway) : Southampton

    Now from £799pp Was £1119pp

    • Exclusive $50pc On Board Spend
    • Free Port Parking On The Highest Grade of Balconies & Above 

    View More Top 10 Princess Cruises >>

Show More Deals