Posted February 27th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Has anyone had any experience with this itinerary? I've never booked a flight through a Cruise Line. I really hate to fly and I want to make sure we fly on Major airlines. etc.
We sometimes book our flights through the cruiselines...it depends a lot on the deal being offered versus the cost on our own, etc....but, there is an advantage to booking through the cruise lines...You aren't tied to it until final payment and you won't get stuck with nonrefundable tickets...
When we flew home from Barcelona to LAX with Celebrity after the Millie, they put us on Delta...with only one short stop in Atlanta on the way home (We did no deviation as we booked everything--including pre- and post-cruise hotels--through Celebrity)...
For our upcoming Oceania cruise, we booked through Oceania...but we used deviations--not to pick the airlines or specific flights (we left those up to Oceania) but to choose the dates--since we are flying into Istanbul and out of Venice a couple days early and late, as the case may be, and doing our own hotels...
So, Oceania chose the flights...and we're flying TO Istanbul on Delta with only a brief stop in New York...and home FROM Venice on Lufthansa with only a stop in Frankfurt...
On about 5 or 6 cruises where I've used the cruise lines (and it's been 3 or 4 different cruise lines) to provide the air, I have always been assigned flights on "major" airlines--Delta, United, Lufthansa, Alaskan (Well, it's considered major out here--especially if you're flying to Alaska!)...
Has anyone's experience been different?
6/25/17 RCCL Jewel OTS-Med-7 nt
7/2/17 RCCL Jewel OTS-Med-7 nt
7/22/17 HAL Maasdam-Canada-7 nt
6/29/18 Celebrity Millennium-Alaska-7 nt
7/18/18 Viking Aegir-E. Europe-13 nt
Ruby Princess 8 nt Mex Riviera 12/16*Celebrity Constellation 13 nt Iberia 7/16*Celebrity Silhouette 7 nt W. Carib 3/16*Star Princess 5 nt Cabo 11/15*Celebrity Xpedition 10 nt Galapagos/Quito 7/15*Celebrity Millennium 7 nt Alaska 6/15*Crown Princess 3 nt Baja 1/15*Golden Princess 3 nt Baja 11/14*Viking Emerald 17 nt China 6/14*RCCL Allure of the Seas 7 nt E. Carib 1/14*Golden Princess 3 nt Baja 11/13*Celebrity Silhouette 13 nt Adriatic 6/13*RCCL Mariner of the Seas 7 nt W. Carib 12/12*Celebrity Eclipse 14 nt Iceland/Norway 7/12*Celebrity Century 13 nt Australia/New Zealand 12/11-12*Oceania Marina 16 nt W. Europe 8/11*Carnival Paradise 3 nt Baja 2/11*RCCL Allure of the Seas 7 nt W. Carib 1/11*Celebrity Eclipse 14 nt Baltic 7/10*Celebrity Summit 7 nt S. Carib 3/10*RCCL Mariner of the Seas, 7 nt Mex Riviera 1/10*Oceania Nautica 14 nt Med/Egypt/Israel 6/09*RCCL Mariner of the Seas 1 nt Pre-Inaugural 2/09*Sapphire Princess 7 nt Mex Riviera 12/08-9*Celebrity Constellation 14 nt Baltic 7/08*RCCL Vision of the Seas 7 nt Mex Riviera 3/08*Carnival Liberty, 8 nt Panama 7/07*RCCL Liberty of the Seas 7 nt W. Caribbean 6/07*RCCL Monarch of the Seas 5 nt Baja 1/07*Oceania Nautica 14 nt Med 7/06*RCCL Monarch of the Seas 3 nt Baja 4/06*Celebrity Constellation 14 nt N. Europe 7/05*Celebrity Constellation 7 nt S. Carib 3/05*Celebrity Summit 13 nt Alaska Cruisetour 7/04*RCCL Monarch of the Seas, 3 nt Baja 1/04*Celebrity Millennium 13 nt Med 8/03*RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 7 nt Mex Riviera 7/02*Crown Princess, 10 nt Baltic/Russia 8/01*Carnival Elation 7 nt Mex Riviera 8/00*RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 7 nt E. Carib 8/98*Carnival Jubilee 7 nt Mex Riviera 7/97*RCCL Viking Serenade 4 nt Baja 7/96*RCCL Viking Serenade 3 nt Baja 6/94*Norwegian Southward 3 nt Baja 12/89*Premier Big Red Boat Atlantic 7 nt Disney 3/89