When crew join, leave or rejoin a ship they often have to fly to get to or from the relevant port. Recognising this a number of specialist travel agencies exist that negotiate special air fares (maritime or marine fares). These fares are very well priced, more flexible that most advanced purchase fares; they usually inlclude additional baggage allowances (commonly a 2 piece allowance) AND, as contracted speakers on board cruise ships we are usually entitled to these excellent offers.
You will need to register and demonstrate that you are travelling to join a ship on a contract. And you should have your speaker contract or letter of engagement with you when you check in.
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