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P&O Cruises confirms airline partners for winter 2024/25 Caribbean season



P&O Cruises has confirmed its airline partners for the winter 2024/25 season of fly/cruises to

the Caribbean will be TUI Airways, Norse Atlantic Airways and Virgin Atlantic.


Between November’24 and March ’25 Norse Atlantic will operate a weekly Friday flight from

Manchester to Barbados. It will operate Saturday flights from London Gatwick and

Manchester to Antigua/Barbados (alternating weeks.)


TUI Airways will operate Friday and Saturday flights to Barbados from London Gatwick,

Birmingham and Manchester.


TUI Airways will also offer regional flights from Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Bristol,

Bournemouth, Glasgow and Newcastle on selected departure dates.


Both TUI Airways and Norse Atlantic have modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners with economy

and premium economy cabins.


Virgin Atlantic will operate an Airbus A350 whole plane charter in a three class configuration

from London Heathrow every 14 days for Arvia’s guests joining in Barbados on a Friday.


P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “We recognise that flights are a key part of the

holiday experience and so I am delighted that we are continuing our longstanding partnership with TUI and that we are introducing a bespoke in-flight proposition with Norse Atlantic as well as fortnightly flights with Virgin Atlantic. This will ensure our guests have a consistent in-flight experience aligned across all three airlines matching the high quality

standard they would expect from P&O Cruises.

“The Caribbean is, and always has been, a dream destination and our newly refitted flagship

Britannia and newest Excel Class ship Arvia will once again be based in Barbados offering itineraries to spectacularly beautiful islands in the region.”


All guests flying on any of the three airlines will be offered the following:


• A choice of economy or premium economy with Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic only.

Upgrades (subject to a supplement) to be requested at time of booking.


• Luggage allowance of 23kg in economy, 28kg in premium economy or 2x23kg in

Virgin Atlantic Upper class in addition to 10kg of hand baggage and a small carry on

bag


• In-flight entertainment across all cabin classes. Amenity kits in premium economy

and Upper Class


• In-flight complimentary drinks service pre-meal and with the main meal and

complimentary bottle of water. Additional complimentary drinks service according to

cabin class.


• Main meal across all cabins as well as a lighter second meal according to time of day

– developed in association with P&O Cruises


• Luggage valet service - all luggage checked in at the airport for our charter flights

will be delivered directly to the cabin door on the ship in the Caribbean with guests

taken directly from the flight to the ship with no need to go through immigration at the

airport. On the return journey luggage is collected from the cabin door on the ship

and collected upon arrival at the UK airport.


For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 03453 555 111, visit www.pocruises.com

or visit a travel agent.

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