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P&O Cruises partners with Virgin Atlantic on winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme

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.


Caribbean Eastern, 14 nights, £1,799pp

A 14-night cruise on Adonia (D720P) from £1,799 per person for an inside cabin. Departing November 3, 2017, the price includes Virgin Atlantic flights from selected UK airports, full board meals and entertainment on board.

Departing from and returning to Barbados ports of call include Grenada, Mayreau, Pointe-a-Pitre, Antigua, St Maarten, Tortola, St Kitts, Martinique and Bequia.

To book, visit, call 0843 373 0111 or visit your local travel agent.

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About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises has a fleet of eight ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. Britannia, a design-led 141,000 ton ship, was named by HM The Queen on March 10, 2015. A new 180,000 ton LNG-powered ship is on order for delivery in 2020.


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