P&O Cruises is to charter flights with Virgin Atlantic for Adonia’s winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme. Flights will be available from Manchester and London Heathrow with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class seats available for the 14 and 28-night itineraries. There will also be a number of economy seats available on existing London Gatwick scheduled services.
P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: “P&O Cruises is an iconic British brand delivering a truly memorable travel experience and so this partnership with Virgin Atlantic is an ideal fit for our guests, enabling them to begin their holiday in style. It will give our Adonia guests even more choice with the option of three departure airports and three cabins, including Virgin Atlantic’s exceptional Upper Class.”
Virgin Atlantic’s Head of Consumer Sales, Joanne Boyd, commented, “Virgin Atlantic has always had a great relationship with P&O Cruises and I’m delighted we’ve been able to build upon this further, by providing a key part of its flying programme. It’s great to see that between us, we can create truly the best possible experiences for our customers.”
The charters from London Heathrow and Manchester include return economy seats in the cruise fare with upgrades to premium economy from £349 and to Upper Class from £799 per person.
The Upper Class experience includes a personalised, dedicated check in and security with access to the award- winning Clubhouse at London Heathrow. The Upper Class cabin has generous leather seats which are one of the longest flat beds in any business class, plus the space to enjoy the entertainment and fine food and drink.
Adonia’s 2017/18 Caribbean season, which operates from November 3, 2017 until March 8, 2018, comprises of 14-night Eastern Caribbean cruises round-trip from Bridgetown. Destination highlights include Mayreau the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, Bequia which is part of St Vincent and Santarem in Brazil which is situated in the Amazon River.