The Orient Advantage
Lines' air add-on program turns your CruiseTour into
a total vacation package. Available only to Orient Lines
passengers, our add-ons are designed to make your journey
abroad convenient and economical. We'll fly you on leading
airlines to your destination. And we provide all ground
transfers as well. Upon your arrival, our Orient Lines
representative meets you outside customs and then escorts
you to your pre-cruise hotel or the ship, depending
on the itinerary.
We're sure you'll find that our add-ons save you
hundreds of dollars off regular Economy Class fares.
How do we do it? We can offer these exceptional rates
because they are based on special group fares. This
sometimes means the flights we use are restricted, and
that your air ticket cannot be reissued or exchanged
for another carrier or routing. Although we make every
effort to give you the most convenient flight schedules
and direct routes, in order to obtain these fares, layovers
or connections en route are sometimes necessary. Passengers
traveling together who originate from different air
gateways cannot be guaranteed the same international
air routing. Orient Lines reserves the right to choose
the air carrier, routing and city airport from each
gateway city, and to substitute charter flights for
scheduled air service without prior notice. Flights
will be finalized approximately 35 days before departure.
Prior to then, flight schedules are tentative and subject
& Special Services
If you would like to deviate from our standard
flights by changing the dates of travel, selecting a
particular air carrier, or choosing your own routing,
Orient Lines will gladly work with your travel agent
to accommodate your requests. Similarly, if you require
other special services, Orient Lines will endeavor to
assist you. Naturally, such custom-ized flight arrangements
will cost considerably more than our normal group fares.
In addition to the cost of the customized arrangements,
there is a $75 per person non-refundable service fee,
which will be invoiced as a part of the CruiseTour vacation.
All deviations and air special service requests must
be received by Orient Lines - by mail, fax or e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org) - no later than 60 days
prior to departure. Deviation requests may not be accepted
for sailings that have chartered air.
If you wish, you can upgrade from Economy Class
to Business Class for an additional charge. In most
cases we offer two options: (1) Restricted Business
Class allows you to realize significant savings but
is available only on select airlines and applies to
transatlantic or transpacific flights only (all other
segments will be in Economy); and (2) Regular Business
Class, which applies to all flight segments where available.
Prices available upon request. Please note: because
of our special fares, upgrades using frequent flyer
miles may not be applicable.
Airline seat assignments cannot be confirmed by
Orient Lines. We recommend that you or your travel agent
contact the airlines directly to request seat assignments,
special meals or the addition of frequent flyer numbers
to your airline record. Please note that seating requests
are at the airline's discretion. Also some airlines
do not apply mileage credit or allow frequent flyer
bonus upgrades to cruise add-on fares.
Certain countries require passengers to pay an
airport departure tax, which may not be included on
the passenger air ticket. This tax is collected at the
airport and may have to be paid in local currency.