Travelling alone

Your well-being while on board is important to us. If you need help with daily things such as using the bathroom, eating, or movement around the ship, you'll need to travel with a companion or personal assistant. The ship's crew cannot assist you with these tasks.

If you're travelling alone (or your companion is no longer able to assist you) and it becomes clear that you're unable to manage safely and independently on board without help, we'll talk to you and create a course of action.

If you have dementia, Alzheimer's or need a carer to help you whilst at home, you'll be required to travel with a companion or personal assistant for your safety whilst on board.

Embarkation and disembarkation

We can offer you help with embarkation should you need it once you arrive inside the Cruise Terminal Building. Our mobility assistance team will be easy to find, wearing high visibility jackets. They’ll be able to escort you through embarkation either in your own mobility aid or a ships wheelchair. Please make sure you only take essential hand luggage items with you as this will need to be managed between you and your travelling companion.

We don’t have a priority/fast track check in facility. However, if you arrive at the time printed on your e-tickets, this will allow you to be boarded as quickly as possible.

Help with disembarkation can be arranged onboard the ship. If you have any questions please contact Reception.

Flights

Fly-cruise holidays - what you need to  know about air travel

If you have reduced mobility or a disability, you can get support when travelling by air, at the airport and on the flight.

You can tell us what assistance you need on the Mobility and Medical Questionnaire (to request a questionnaire please call our Customer Contact Centre on 0345 355 5111, local call charges apply).

If you choose a fly-cruise holiday, you’ll need to check in your wheelchair/mobility scooter at the airport with your baggage. The airport’s own assistance team will be provided at check-in. They’ll support you getting to and boarding the plane.

Please use the questionnaire to let us know about any mobility aids you’ll be taking and send it back to us no later than 14 days before departure.

You’ll also need to let your airline know about any mobility aids you’ll be taking on to the flight at least one week before departure.

If you’re flying with a scheduled airline, you’ll need to contact them directly.

If you’re flying on one of our charter flights with Thomson, Thomas Cook, Titan or Jet2, please call our our Contact Centre on 0345 355 5111*.

Our charter flights can offer vegetarian, vegan, diabetic or gluten-free meals, although what’s available can vary depending on the airline. For scheduled flights, please review the airline’s website for more information.

Flying with medical equipment

Any medical equipment you need on board the flight needs to be battery operated as the airline can’t provide a power supply.

If you need additional oxygen on your flight, please contact us urgently on 0345 355 5111* as only one passenger is permitted to fly with additional oxygen on each flight. Calls cost 3p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge.

Please let us know if you:

  • Intend to bring your own hoist or commode, as airlines may have weight-associated restrictions
  • Require additional baggage allowance for mobility equipment/ medical supplies

 

If you need to use your CPAP/BiPAP/nebuliser/oxygen concentrator during your flight, please call us on 0345 355 5111* no later than 14 days before departure. Calls cost 3p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge.

Reduced Mobility Seating

If you have specific seating requirements, it may be possible to pre-book certain seats. How you pre-purchase flight seats varies depending on whether you are travelling on a chartered or scheduled flight. 

You might find that some services you are looking for are dependent on the flight type. For example if you are travelling on a charter flight you can pre-purchase your flight seat via Cruise Personaliser, and if you’re booked on a scheduled flight, you may be able to book seats through the airline’s own website. 

Our chartered flights have a limited number of seats which are designated for those guests with reduced mobility. These seats are assigned one week prior to departure.  Once we have received all Medical/Mobility questionnaires they will be reviewed and priority will be given to those with the greatest need.

Reduced mobility seats are subject to availability and are assigned on a case by case basis. You will not be considered for a reduced mobility seat if you have not completed a Medical/Mobility questionnaire. Should you require a questionnaire please call our Customer Contact Centre on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply), or contact your travel agent. Mobility questionnaires must be returned no later than 14 days prior to departure.