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How do fly cruises work

Amanda Angus / 12 August 2016

Love the idea of exploring new, exotic destinations and far-flung corners of the world? Then a fly cruise might be just the holiday you’re looking for.

Asian city skyline at night
Asian city skyline at night

Flying straight to your cruise ship means you can start exploring straight away, seeing more places, experiencing more destinations and making the most of your precious holiday time.

Waking up to new ports, new destinations and sometimes even a new country every day, only a cruise shows you so much of the world in one holiday. But whilst cruises from the UK can include long days at sea sailing to your destination, a fly cruise takes you straight there.

Generally, you’ll step off the plane and be whisked to your ship, and often set sail within hours. But some itineraries include hotel stays before or after your cruise, giving you time to take a look around glittering cities such as Miami, Buenos Aires, Singapore or Hong Kong. And with excursions or sightseeing tours sometimes included too, they’re a great way to adjust to the pace of these new, exciting destinations.

Saga works with some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines including Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Azamara Club Cruises and MSC Cruises. This gives our cruise-goers access to some of the finest cruise ships and experiences at sea, from large luxury liners to small, boutique-style yachts, whilst still enjoying the support, personal service and added value extras that come with every Saga booked cruise.

All in all it’s a pretty good package. In fact when you consider the exotic destinations, exciting encounters and amazing adventures you can experience on one fly cruise, it’s like a lifetime of holidays in one.


The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.