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.

Most importantly, 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!

Then this is how it works:

 

Mediterranean fly-cruises on Oceana (2018):

When you arrive in Malta, you should pass through immigration then go directly to arrivals where you will be me 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.

Available only on charter flights with TUI Airways to Malta.

 

Caribbean fly-cruises on Azura and Britannia (Nov-17 to Mar-18):

When you arrive in the Caribbean, 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 charter flights with:

TUI Airways flights to Barbados and St Lucia (Azura and Britannia)

Thomas Cook Airlines flights to Barbados (Azura and Britannia)

 

 

No matter where you’re flying, you should be aware that you won’t have any access to your baggage between check-in at your UK airport until it has been delivered to your cabin, so you should ensure that you keep any essentials in your hand luggage (remember to adhere to your airline’s hand baggage guidelines).

 

Please be aware that not all airline facilities such as Sundown Check-in or Day Before Bag Drop will be available on P&O Cruises chartered flights, even if it is a service usually offered by an airline.

 

 

 

Scheduled flights

For guests travelling on a scheduled flight, on arrival 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, 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.

 

Winter 2018/19 (Caribbean fly-cruises and Dubai & Arabian Gulf fly-cruises)

Flight and baggage arrangements are yet to be confirmed.

 

Summer 2019 (Mediterranean fly-cruises)

Flight and baggage arrangements are yet to be confirmed.

 

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