We have booked a cruise with flights included.
The flight is from Manchester to Rome, about 2 1/2 hours.
We have just noticed that instead of flying direct, we are now transferring via Amsterdam on the outbound with a 1 hour 20 connection. On the way home, we are connecting via Paris and won’t arrive home in Manchester until 11:20 pm.
A quick check shows there are many direct options available. As we booked this cruise in October last year, I feel that both flight changes are unreasonable. These alterations were made on 1 April, looking at our ATOL certificate that was sent through, but I’ve only just noticed as this change wasn’t highlighted.
We stand a good chance of missing our connection on the outbound, and the inbound flight lands 15 hours after we have to disembark the ship.
Our TA has contacted Head Office and we are waiting to hear back. I am already stressing that we will miss our connecting flight, and therefore the start of our cruise. And the way home takes so long it will negate any happy vacation vibes! Final payment is due next week and we are thinking of cancelling if they can’t offer any better alternatives.
Has anyone else had this situation?