Q. What is the baggage allowance on my flight?

The baggage allowance varies by airline, destination, class of travel and ticket type (in some instances your baggage allowance may differ from the airline’s standard amount due to the agreements we have with the airline).

 

Please be aware that your baggage allowance may not always be the same for all flights in your itinerary and that allowances on UK domestic routes may be less than on international routes.

Your baggage allowance can be found on your Cruise Personaliser.   

 

Baggage Allowance

In most cases, any person (including infants and children) who occupies a seat on a flight is entitled to a baggage allowance. Below we’ve listed the most frequently used airlines and their baggage allowances (please note that information is correct as at January 2018, and we have no control over the changes that airlines may make).

 

If your baggage exceeds the maximum allowance you may be liable for an excess baggage fee. Please note that unless otherwise stated, handbags and laptop bags are classed as one piece of hand luggage. Suit carriers form part of your baggage allowance.

 

Dubai & Arabian Gulf fly-cruises

Cruises sailing from Dubai to Valletta in March 2019

In some cases the baggage allowance will be higher on the outbound flight (from the UK to Dubai) than on the inbound flight (from Malta to the UK). You should adhere to the allowance on your Malta flight, as the smaller aircraft is unable to carry more than the specified allowance.

 

Hand Baggage Restrictions

You should familiarise yourself with the latest hand luggage restrictions on the gov.uk website to ensure that you don’t carry any restricted items through airport security.

Put any valuables and essentials in your hand luggage, plus swimwear or a change of clothes should you arrive on board the ship before your suitcase – as it can take some time to deliver all those bags to the cabins on board! But remember to pack carefully, the hand baggage allowances vary considerably by airline. Some airlines allow a small handbag or laptop bag in addition to the defined cabin bag, but other airlines only allow one piece per person.

 

If your hand baggage exceeds the airline’s limits, you may be asked to transfer your bag to the hold, and additional charges may apply.

 

 

British Airways

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person

Hand baggage: 1 item per person only with a maximum weight of 23kg, plus 1 additional handbag/laptop bag. The maximum weight per bag is 23kg and you must be able to lift your bag unaided into the overhead locker. Please refer to the British Airways website for dimension guidelines or if you are travelling with infants.

 

Excess baggage is available on selected scheduled flights. If you have a British Airways booking reference on Cruise Personaliser, you can purchase additional luggage via ‘Manage My Booking’ on the British Airways website. Prices vary depending on route.

If you are travelling on one of our British Airways group flights excess baggage cannot be purchased due to restrictions imposed by the airline. Please call our Customer Contact Centre on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply).

 

easyJet

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person

Hand baggage:  No weight restriction, 1 item per person only. Please refer to the easyJet website for the latest dimension guidelines. You must be able to lift your bag unaided in to the overhead locker.

 

Excess baggage: can be purchased using your flight booking reference which can be found on your E-Ticket. This is usually available around 30 days prior to departure.

To purchase excess baggage you need to contact easyJet directly on 0330 365 5000 where they will be able to assist you (costs will vary depending on the route). You are not able to purchase excess baggage online if you have booked your flight through P&O Cruises. 

 

 

Jet2

Economy hold baggage: 22kg per person

Hand baggage: 10kg per person, 1 item only. For the latest dimensions please visit the Jet2 website.

 

Excess baggage: Visit www.jet.com/pocruises, quoting your surname and P&O Cruises booking reference to purchase your additional baggage allowance.

 

 

Thomas Cook Airlines (short-haul flights to Matla)

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person

Hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Excess baggage: because we are chartering groups of seats on Thomas Cook Airlines’ existing scheduled flights (as a shared charter service), you can purchase excess baggage (and other extras) through the Thomas Cook Airlines website: thomascookairlines.com/mybooking

 

Thomas Cook Airlines (long-haul flights to the Caribbean)

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person. Thomas Cook will accept a maximum of 3 bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 23kgs per person.

Economy hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Premium economy hold baggage: 30kgs per person. Please be aware that individual bags should not weigh more than 23kgs for safety and handling purposes. Thomas Cook Airlines will accept a maximum of 3 bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 30kgs per person.

Premium economy hand baggage: 10kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Excess baggage: because we are chartering the whole aircraft, excess baggage cannot be booked online, but the Thomas Cook Airlines UK Support team can help, contact them directly on 01733 224330 quoting your flight details and your P&O Cruises booking reference.  Additional charges can be found below.

 

Excess baggage charges*

One way

Return

5kg

£25 £50

10kg

£45

£90

Golf Clubs

£55

£110

 * prices are based on flights departing between November 2017 and March 2018 and are subject to change.

 

TUI Airways (short-haul flights to Malta)

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person

Economy hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

TUI Airways (long-haul flights to the Caribbean)

Economy hold baggage: 23kg per person. TUI Airways will accept multiple bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 23kgs per person.

Economy hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Premium economy hold baggage: 28kgs per person. Please note that individual bags should not weigh more than 23kgs for safety and handling purposes. TUI Airways will accept multiple bags, but the combined weight must not exceed 28kgs per person.

Premium economy hand baggage: 5kg per person, 1 item only. Maximum dimensions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

TUI Airways Excess Baggage

 

Excess baggage charges*

 

Additional 5kg

Additional 10kg

Mediterranean short-haul

TBC TBC

Caribbean long-haul

£45

£90

* Prices are based on return flights departing between April 2017 and March 2018, and are subject to change.

 

Sports equipment

Golf Clubs: please arrange with the airline at least 7 days prior to departure

 

Scuba equipment: you may be able to carry 5kg of scuba equipment in your hold luggage, providing you have a valid scuba qualification or Padi certificate. Please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply).

 

T o arrange excess baggage, contact TUI Airways directly on 0203 636 1309, at least 7 days prior to departure. You will need to provide your flight details and your P&O Cruises booking reference. Please be aware that any additional charges are set by the airline and are subject to change.

 

 

Virgin Atlantic

Economy hold baggage: 1 bag (max weight 23kgs per bag)

Premium Economy hold baggage: 2 bags (max weight 23kgs per bag)

Upper Class hold baggage: 3 bags (max weight 23kgs* per bag)

 

* Please note that Virgin Atlantic permits up to 3 bags weighing a maximum of 32kg each on their scheduled flights. In the interest of safe handling by our ships’ crew, we request that individual bags weigh no more than 23kg each.

                                 

Hand baggage:

Economy and Premium Economy: 1 item per person only with a maximum weight of 10kg.

Upper Class: 2 items per person with a combined weight of 16kg (max 12kg for individual bag).

 Please refer to the Virgin Atlantic website for dimension guidelines, or if you are travelling with infants.

Should you require more information you may find the following question useful: How do I know if I am travelling on a charter or scheduled flight?

 

Weddings

If you are getting married on board one of our ships and are travelling on one of our TUI Airways or Thomas Cook charter flights, then you are entitled to an additional hold luggage allowance of 5kg per person. This allowance applies to the wedding couple only and wedding dresses cannot be carried as hand luggage. Please call our Customer Contact Centre on 0843 374 0111 so we are able to notify the airline of this request.

 

If you are travelling on a scheduled flight, an additional baggage allowance cannot be guaranteed by P&O Cruises. Please check with your airline for their policy on taking wedding items on a flight. If you would like to purchase extra baggage please follow the guidance above.

 

 

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