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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 ‘Luggage Valet’ 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!


Caribbean fly-cruises on Azura and Britannia (November 2019 to March-2020):

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)

Virgin Atlantic Airways scheduled service (VS77) Manchester to Barbados only

Your baggage transportation details for disembarkation will be communicated onboard.

 Summer 2020 (Mediterranean fly-cruises)

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 scanned and delivered to your cabin.

Ifyou are travelling to Malta with easyjet, Jet2 or any other airline, please see the scheduled flight section below.

 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.


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