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Hi all.  We are still in the planning stages of our next venture to the Greek Islands.  Back in April the flights over to France from the US was very affordable, but now has increased by over $300-$500.   Please share some places online you all are having good luck booking reasonable airfares from the Washington, DC area over to Venice, Italy.   We flew Air France last April, and Delta, but are not opposed to flying with other Airlines if the price is under $1300 for Adults, and less for our two children (7/9yrs).  Thanks for any helpful website info. Cruises are priced reasonably enough, but have not booked anything yet due to high cost of International flights over.  :-(

 

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Not sure if we're allowed to name other travel sites on here, but in case we can, try Skyscanner 😊

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thank you.  Will take a look see.  We usually use Delta or Air France site directly, but prices or horrible lately. Appreciate you giving us this info.

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Hope you find something affordable and can book your Mediterranean cruise. The sail away out of Venice is magical! 

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grew up over in Cyprus. Can't wait. We loved doing France, Italy, Malta and Barcelona this past April.

Have not been on a smaller MSC ship like Musica.  We were spoiled on Meraviglia.  lol

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We're the opposite! Our first MSC cruise was last year on the Musica, loved it. Rio to Venice. Doing the Meraviglia TA in September, we've never been on a ship that size, can't wait. 

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we sailed on Meraviglia out of Marseille.  Loved it there, and were onboard the Ship by 12:00pm.  Balcony cabin was nice and spacious enough for two adults, and our children loved the converted Sofa/bunkbeds.  Pools were all heated nicely, especially the outside Atmosphere pool.  Hot tubs could have been warmer, but just fine.  Drinks were good, food was adequate considering our normal food on a working weekday when we're not on a Vacation.  Staff was lovely, and we did not find the Staff overly pushy at all with their Sales.  We had pre-booked several things, so they pretty much left us alone.  Loved having the Laundry package.  The Gelato onboard and bread was delicious.   Enjoy.

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1 hour ago, gatlinburg said:

we sailed on Meraviglia out of Marseille.  Loved it there, and were onboard the Ship by 12:00pm.  Balcony cabin was nice and spacious enough for two adults, and our children loved the converted Sofa/bunkbeds.  Pools were all heated nicely, especially the outside Atmosphere pool.  Hot tubs could have been warmer, but just fine.  Drinks were good, food was adequate considering our normal food on a working weekday when we're not on a Vacation.  Staff was lovely, and we did not find the Staff overly pushy at all with their Sales.  We had pre-booked several things, so they pretty much left us alone.  Loved having the Laundry package.  The Gelato onboard and bread was delicious.   Enjoy.

Thank you so much for the info, now we're even more excited! We're Princess /Celebrity cruisers mainly, but have sailed most of the mainstream lines. We were more interested in the itinerary than the ship so it was a bonus when we were delighted by both. We found Musica easy to navigate, our aurea balcony cabin (an upgrade) on deck 12 a good size with enough wardrobe space for this serial overpacker! The staff were friendly and eager to please, the food was mainly OK, the risottos were outstanding. The gelato on deck was fantastic. We really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, even when neither party could speak each others language, somehow with good humour and a lot of hand gestures, we always managed to enjoy the interaction. I'm sure you'll have another memorable cruise.... you just need to find the airfare 😉

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 FYI.  There is also another board on cruise critic called Cruise Air. 

They might be helpful over there.

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I'd find a way to get to NYC and get on Norwegian Air direct to Venice.

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I booked JFK-MXP on Emirates for $400 each a few months ago.

 

I set a price monitor and email notification on Google Flights. I also use IFTT to set up alert on secretflying and fly4free.

Whenever there is a deal from NYC, I would get a notification. I have seen plenty of deal to Europe between $250-400.

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