Q. On a fly-cruise holiday how do I get my luggage from the aircraft to the ship?

This depends on whether you are travelling on a chartered or scheduled flight. You may find the following question useful: How do I know if I am travelling on a chartered or scheduled flight?

 

Charter flights

We’re pleased to be able to offer a seamless service known as ‘bonded baggage’ on selected chartered flights.

You should ensure that all of your baggage has a P&O Cruises luggage label attached before you check-in at the airport, because once you check-in, the next time you see your bags will be in your cabin on board your ship!

 

Mediterranean fly-cruises on Oceana (2018):

Bonded baggage is only available on charter flights with TUI Airways to Malta.

When you arrive in Malta, you should pass through immigration then go directly to arrivals where you will be met by P&O Cruises representatives who will guide you to waiting coaches for the transfer to the cruise terminal. All checked baggage will be unloaded from the aircraft and taken directly to the ship, where it will be screened and delivered to your cabin.

If you are travelling to Malta with easyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines or any other airline, please see the scheduled flights section below.

 

Caribbean fly-cruises on Azura and Britannia (November-2018 to March-2019):

When you arrive in the Caribbean on a charter flight, there is no need to pass through immigration, nor collect your checked bags; coaches will be waiting to transfer you directly to the cruise terminal and all checked baggage will be unloaded from the aircraft and taken directly to the ship, where it will be screened and delivered to your cabin.

Available on the following charter flights:

TUI Airways: Barbados (Azura and Britannia) and St Lucia (Britannia)

Thomas Cook Airlines: Barbados (Azura and Britannia)

 

Dubai & Arabian Gulf fly-cruises (January to March 2019):

Most of our flights are on scheduled flights, but we do have some Virgin Atlantic charter flights departing from Manchester. We are unable to offer bonded baggage in Dubai. All guests will need to collect their bags from the luggage carousel on arrival in Dubai as per the scheduled flight operation.

 

Scheduled flights

If you’re travelling on a scheduled flight, when you arrive at your destination you will need to pass through immigration, collect your luggage from Baggage Reclaim then proceed through to Arrivals. If you booked your flight through P&O Cruises and are arriving on the day of sailing, or have booked a hotel stay through us, there will be a P&O Cruises representative to meet you who will give you instructions for joining your coach transfer to the cruise terminal.

 

If you have arranged your own flights, or have arranged to fly out to your destination early, then you will need to make your own way to the cruise terminal.

The baggage arrangements for your inbound flight will be confirmed during your cruise. Baggage is usually collected from outside your cabin the night before you disembark.

 

Summer 2019 (Mediterranean fly-cruises)

 Flight and baggage arrangements are yet to be confirmed.

 

Winter 2019/20 (Caribbean fly-cruises and Dubai & Arabian Gulf fly-cruises)

Flight and baggage arrangements are yet to be confirmed.

 

 

 

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