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Heading off on a fly cruise? Here are some tips

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Fly Cruises

Posted on

24 Nov 2021

Want to explore lots of different places and spend more time in each port? A fly-cruise is an excellent choice! Fly cruises allow you the convenience of starting your cruise directly from your first port of call. What’s more, with our incredible range of cruise and stay packages, you can spend longer exploring your chosen destination. Speaking of destinations...

Picking a fly-cruise destination

A fly-cruise unlocks the opportunity to visit incredible destinations around the world, allowing you to enjoy fantastic cruise deals to places in the Caribbean, the Far East, the South Pacific, North and South America and even Europe.

Popular cruise lines for fly-cruises

Ocean cruises:

Cruise Line Itineraries
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Royal Caribbean International See all featured cruises >

 

 

River cruises:

Cruise Line Itineraries
Emerald Cruises See all featured cruises >
Scenic River Cruises  See all featured cruises >
Uniworld River Cruises See all featured cruises >

 

Main UK departure airports for fly-cruises

  • Birmingham (BHX)
  • Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Glasgow (GLA)
  • Liverpool (LPL)
  • London City (LCY)
  • London Gatwick (LGW)
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
  • London Luton (LTN)
  • London Stansted (STN)
  • Manchester (MAN)
  • Newcastle (NCL)

Top tips for your first fly-cruise

Fly the day before your cruise

“My number one piece of fly-cruise advice would be to fly the day before your cruise so that you don’t risk missing your flight,” Jenni from Cruise Mummy told us. And we couldn’t agree more! Would could be worse than flying all the way to your chosen destination only to miss your flight or even your cruise? Jenni also recommends booking your fly cruise as a package, which is something we at ROL Cruise can help with, “I’d say book it as a package so that if your cruise gets cancelled you won’t get stuck with the flights.”

Don’t pick a fly-cruise based on one destination

“Do not be seduced by the itinerary of a cruise that only features one place you’d like to visit,” explains #BritsOnBoard. Let’s use Venice as an example. Say you choose a cruise that features Venice, only to find that your flight in will mean no time to explore as you are transferred from the airport to cruise port. “The cruise might be more memorable if you arrange a cheap flight the day before, some budget accommodation and give yourself that day and part of the next day to enjoy the city before joining the ship,” #BritsOnBoard recommends.

Extend your holiday with a cruise and stay package

Fly cruises are easily customisable, you can tailor your trip to suit your needs by flying out sooner and giving yourself a few more days to explore your chosen destination or extending your holiday to take advantage of the adventures that await. Our extensive range of cruise and stay holidays will make the fun last for longer.

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Featured Fly Cruises

7NT STAY BARBADOS
View Cruise The Idyllic Caribbean Winter Getaway Deal
Inside from £1,999pp (full fare £2,449)
Royal Caribbean International

The Idyllic Caribbean Winter Getaway

  • 20 Nov 2022
  • 15 nights
  • Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Bridgetown, Barbados - Scarborough, Trinidad - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - St Georges, Grenada - Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Roseau, Dominica - Castries,…

Includes: Earn Cruise Miles® with every booking*, Exclusive FREE On Board Spend of up to $300*, Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*, Seven Night 4★ Hotel Stay In Barbados Included*

Maiden Season
P&O Cruises

The 2023 Southampton to the Caribbean

  • 06 Jan 2023
  • 15 nights
  • Ship: Arvia
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Philipsburg, St.Maarten - St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis - Castries, St. Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados

Includes: On board spending money of up to £290*, No tips required on board*, Just a Deposit Required, then Nothing to Pay until 2022*, Sail on board The BRAND NEW Arvia During Her Maiden...

FREE ONBOARD SPEND
View Cruise The 2022 Vancouver To Sydney Discovery Deal
Inside from £3,999pp (full fare £4,899)
Princess Cruises

The 2022 Vancouver To Sydney Discovery

  • 18 Sep 2022
  • 36 nights
  • Ship: Majestic Princess
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Los Angeles - Lahaina, USA - Honolulu - Papeete, French Polynesia - Pago Pago, American Samoa - Auckland,…

Includes: FREE On Board Spend of up to $500*, Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*, 4★ hotel stays in Vancouver & Sydney Included*, Premium Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

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