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Flights & Transfers

Our cruise-tour holidays usually feature scheduled flights on British Airways*. You are therefore able to take advantage of the benefits available by flying British Airways.

SailAway cruises are inclusive of return or one-way economy flights, depending on the itinerary.  We reserve the right to use a range of airlines from any London airport including low-cost providers. Please see more information under our SailAway flights section below.

Free Domestic Flight Connections via London

We are able to offer free domestic flights on selected cruises via London from Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Jersey, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. All routes are subject to availability and suitable connection times.

Some connecting flights may require transfers between London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, which are not included in the cost of your cruise. If overnight accommodation is required this would also be at an additional cost.

Free domestic flight connections are not available on SailAway cruises, however these can be arranged at an additional charge (subject to availability and suitable connection times). Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.

Flight Upgrades at Very Special Prices 

Club Europe & World Traveller Plus

To ease the strain of your long-haul flights, why not upgrade your Economy Class seat to either World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) or Club World (Business Class).  We can offer a limited number of seats between London and your overseas destination at special upgrade fares. These fares vary depending on route and time of year, please check the price for your cruise itinerary when making your reservation.

It is advisable to book early if you want to take advantage of these special upgrade fares and make sure you can better enjoy the high levels of comfort and service you expect from British Airways. 

Business Class guests can enjoy:

  • Separate check-in area and fast track security clearance
  • Airport lounges for you to relax in pre-flight*
  • Guaranteed window or aisle seat depending on route
  • Increased luggage allowance
  • Improved level of meal and drink service
  • Spacious seats which convert in to fully flat beds

Please note that upgrade fares are non-refundable should you change your mind after confirmation, or wish to cancel your cruise.

Upgrades are not available on SailAway cruises.

*Lounges available at most European airports, subject to availability. Please check with British Airways for clarification on availability.

Flight Information 

We will endeavour to advise flight details at time of booking. Actual flight confirmations will be sent to you as soon as we receive them from the airline. The flight information provided to you or your travel agent is based on the passenger details and requirements advised to our Reservations Agent at time of booking.

Please review this information carefully. It is especially important to check that the names on your reservation match the first and last name on your passport. If any errors are noted, please contact your travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity immediately. Changes to confirmed flight reservations can result in additional charges by the airline.

Guests will receive a flight itinerary, e-ticket or boarding card with their final cruise documents, issued at approximately 30 days prior to travel.

All air schedules are subject to change by the airlines without notice and such changes are beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity.

Please note we secure a majority of flights on a group allocation basis, therefore if guests request separate flights to be booked, outside of our group allocations, there will be a £25 per person admin fee, plus any additional supplementary costs, which will be advised at the time of booking. This admin fee, along with the supplementary costs are non-refundable should you decide to change your flights after confirmation or cancel your booking.  If separate flights are booked outside of group allocations, you are forfeiting the included transfers offered as part of your cruise holiday package, that are scheduled in conjunction with the departure and arrival of our group flights.  See more information on Transfers below.

In some cases, it may be necessary for us to book flights departing from one London airport and returning in to another. This will be highlighted in your cruise documents but please speak to our Reservations Team who will be able to confirm this for you. Please note we do not operate a transfer service between London airports. There are a range of services available and details can be found on the appropriate airport websites.

Special assistance, seating or meal requirements will be notified to the airline, however, in accordance with airline policies, these requests can never be guaranteed.

*Due to routings, timings and/or capacity limitations, it may not always be possible to accommodate passengers on British Airways flights, in which case, other carriers may be used to and from certain destinations. Please check with our Reservations Team before making your booking.

SailAway Cruises 

Our SailAway cruise offers are inclusive of return or one-way economy flights, depending on the itinerary. We reserve the right to use a range of airlines from any London airport including low cost providers, in which case one piece of baggage will be included in the fare. Please observe the individual carriers’ baggage allowance, details of which can be found on the individual airlines websites. 

In some cases, your outbound flight may depart from a different airport to your return flight or you may be booked with two different airlines for your outbound and return flights. These details will be highlighted in your cruise documents. If two airline carriers are booked it is important to observe that there may be different baggage allowances and this will need to be taken in to consideration when packing.

Free domestic flight connections and Club Europe/World Traveller Plus upgrades are not applicable with SailAway cruise offers. 

Seat Assignments 

As most of our flights involve group bookings, we regret that it is not possible to confirm specific seat assignments prior to check-in. Please note that we will be happy to pass on any special requests to the airline for their attention, however, these requests cannot be guaranteed. 

Transfers 

Transfers to and from the Aegean Odyssey, or a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay, abroad are included for those guests arriving and departing on the dates featured on the published Voyages to Antiquity cruise or land itinerary. However, if you have requested early arrival, later departure or purchased flights outside of our group allocations, from any of the cruise embarkation or departure cities, transfers are forfeited

If you would like us to arrange transfers to/from the airport to ship, please contact our Reservations Team who will be happy to discuss options and confirm costs. All transfer costs must be paid prior to travelling and are non-refundable if cancelled after your UK departure date or you do not show at the agreed collection point. Please note we reserve the right to arrange transfers on a private or share basis, depending on demand and availability of vehicles.

If you are travelling on a free domestic connecting flights via London, or you are travelling on flights that depart from one London airport and returning to another, we do not provide transfer services between London airports. There are a range of bookable services available which can be found on the appropriate airport websites.

Door to Door Services 

For transfers direct from your home to airport/port, please see details of our recommended Door to Door Service which can booked either online or via telephone.

 

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