A-Z Guide to Cruise Holidays 15Please note on fly/cruises it is the policy of most airlines that Guests can travel with alcohol that is 1-70% proof. Anything above this will be confiscated as considered to be dangerous goods. Please note that purchase of duty free alcohol is not available on the outbound legs of our charter flights.EmbarkationTransport to/from your cruise:At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we believe your holiday starts from the moment you leave home and therefore we have negotiated a number of subsidised fares for modes of transport to and from the ship. These include coach and air options.Working with National Express we offer an exceptional
travel deal from any of the 1000+ pick up points on the nationwide network. These connect subject to schedule with a dedicated service to and from London Victoria, direct to and from the cruise terminal, operating only on our departure and arrival dates. (Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton departures/arrivals only)Before booking call your agent or National Express directly on 08717 818181 (open daily 0800-2000hrs ) to check suitable connections for your journey.Effective from 2011 Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines offers a dedicated regional coach programme 'Portlink'. Please see our latest brochure for full information. If booking your own domestic or international flights to connect with a Fred. Olsen fly/cruise, please ensure you allow at least 4 to 5 hours connecting time between flights. This is to allow for any flight delays, the need to change terminal, baggage reclaim and check-in for the onward flight. Through check-in from scheduled to charter flights is not permitted.If you prefer to fly from your local airport, we can take care of this as well by offering both flights and transfers to ensure you get to/from the ship. Please refer to our main brochure for terms and conditions of booking. Regardless of your mode of transport, please ensure you always allow sufficient time for your onward connection
16 A-Z Guide to Cruise Holidaysfrom scheduled cruise arrival time. Owing to the very nature of sea travel and, despite our best efforts, the vessel's arrival times can be delayed. All UK ports offer car parking in close proximity to the Guest Terminal.Should you wish to travel to the port or airport the night before your UK departure our partners 'Superbreak' can offer both hotel and hotel plus car parking arrangements at very attractive rates. Call 0871 700 4395 and quote 'Fred'.Please allow up to 2 hours for your cabin baggage to be delivered to your individual cabin. Dress code for your firstevening is always smart casual.For more information on all of the above, and details of how to book, please see our main brochure or contact our Administration Department on 01473 742424.Check-in procedures:At check-in you will need to produce both your ticket and passport, so ensure you have both readily to hand. All Guests are required to check-in no less than 1 hour before sailing time. Exact details regarding where and when to check-in for your cruise will be advised in your ticket pack.On arrival at the port you will be directed to the baggage drop-off area where porters will be on hand to take your luggage from you. Baggage without labels will not be accepted. Your baggage will then be taken directly to your cabin after passing through security checks. Wheelchair assistance is available from the port authorities on arrival. A complimentary shuttle bus service operates between Dover, Southampton and Portsmouth railway stations and the Cruise Terminal during the morning for disembarking Guests and in the afternoon for embarking Guests. Similarly, a complimentary shuttle will also operate between Rosyth and Inverkeithing Railway Station. In Greenock/Rosyth/Liverpool and Newcastle a payable coach transfer will operate between the city centre and port for both embarking and disembarking Guests. Seats on these payable services must be pre-booked as space is limited. Details of pick up/set down points will be detailed on your confirmation invoice/voucher.