Fly And Cruise: All You Need To Know

For British cruisers, there can’t be anything more convenient than embarking on a cruise straight out of Southampton. It’s an option that has been part of MSC Cruises’ experience for a while now, but for some people, there’s no beating a ‘fly and cruise’.
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What Is A Fly And Cruise?

For British cruisers, there can’t be anything more convenient than embarking on a cruise straight out of Southampton.
 
It’s an option that has been part of MSC Cruises’ experience for a while now, but for some people, there’s no beating a ‘fly and cruise’.

The term might be unfamiliar but there’s nothing confusing about the concept - simply fly out for a few days (or however long you prefer) before embarkation and explore an international city before setting out on your next cruise adventure.

It’s like a little appetiser holiday before the main course cruise.

Why Should I Fly And Cruise?

In the case of cruising in some regions, flying out is the only way.

Cruising round the Med  is easily doable from Southampton, but if you fancy a stateside cruise, you’ll have to embark from New York, while a Caribbean cruise  begins out of Miami.

It simply makes sense to begin certain cruises from the nearest and most suitable embarkation port. Southampton is just one of almost 50 ports you can depart from, with other options including Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, Venice and New York.

What Are The Benefits Of A Fly And Cruise?

There are more up-sides to a fly and cruise than simply seeing a new city ahead of setting sail on the open seas.

With a fly and cruise, your break with MSC Cruises will get off to a flying start.

We’ll do all we can to ensure you make it to the ship - even if your initial flight is delayed - with assistance at airports assuring a trouble-free start to your journey. Guests heading out from Genoa Airport can make use of an exclusive lounge between 9am and 5pm.

You can count on free transfers between the airport and the ship, as well as a dedicated helpdesk number, available from three hours before your flight, and luggage recovery to help you trace your baggage in case of handling errors with delivery directly to your cabin. It’s just worth mentioning that in some countries, customs regulations require the guest to be present when luggage is returned.

What Can I Do When I Fly And Cruise?

In short, everything you can do on a normal holiday with MSC Cruises. That means you can choose to dine at the various speciality restaurants, drink in classy bars, sweat it out in the state-of-the-art gym, visit the theatre and see the shows, chill out in an authentic Balinese spa  and treat yourself during some boutique shopping.

How Much Does A Fly And Cruise Cost?

We get it - the idea of lumping in a flight on top of a cruise can seem like an unnecessary expense.

However, that needn’t be the case thanks to some amazing fly and cruise deals. Guests can fly from London, Newcastle, Birmingham or Liverpool to Palma de Mallorca for just £1  when they book a cruise on MSC Fantasia.

 
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