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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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