Fly Aweigh Program

Our goal is to make your cruise vacation a fun and memorable one. The first thing you need to do is get to your embarkation city, which for many of you means flying in to meet your ship. Carnival’s Fly Aweigh® program offers flight arrangements from most major U.S. and Canadian cities to our cruise departure cities. Working in conjunction with our airline partners, our flight selections ensure you arrive early enough for a seamless boarding experience. In the event flight schedules do not allow for an arrival on the day of your cruise, we will arrange to fly you in the day before. In these cases, we will arrange a hotel stay and transportation to get you to the hotel, and to the pier the next day. Let us take care of all the details, just sit back and start enjoying your vacation.

Program Benefits

Carnival's Fly Aweigh® program takes care of your flight arrangements from the moment your trip begins until the moment it ends. Our travel professionals are committed to ensuring guests who purchase our air program meet their cruise, even when travel interruptions occur. This includes making alternate travel arrangements when necessary. 

Our travel protection ensures each guest is accommodated on flights that will provide a timely arrival to the embarkation port or the next port of call when they experience delays resulting from weather conditions or other flight delays. In the event the available flights do not arrive in time for the ship’s departure, guests will be flown to the next port of call and we will arrange hotel and/or ground transportation services at no expense. In other words, Carnival takes the worry out of air travel, to ensure our guests can enjoy a memorable vacation.

Fly Aweigh® can be added to any cruise booking up to 331 days prior to sail date, and for certain sailings further out. To book your flight arrangements, contact us at 1-800-CARNIVAL1-800-CARNIVAL. Flights will be confirmed 75 days prior to sailing and can be viewed via our website at

Transfer Services

Carnival guests have the option of purchasing airport to pier and/or pier to airport  ground  transportation for the day of embarkation and debarkation. This transfer service is available only during normal operating hours. Advance reservations are required 5 days prior to sailing. Please contact your travel agent or click here for more details. If a guest arranges transportation  to and from the pier on their own, they should allow adequate time for transfers between the airport and the pier, Customs inspections and airport security check.


Things To Know

New Air Travel Requirements

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now requires that all guests traveling by airplane provide their full name (first/middle/last) as it appears on their government-issued picture ID, date of birth, and gender. If you are booking air through Carnival, the above information will be necessary to complete your air reservations.

For newly-married or soon-to-be-married brides, we recommend that if your government-issued picture ID is in your maiden name, you make your cruise booking in your maiden name. In the event that your reservation was made in your married name, please bring your marriage certificate or marriage license with you.

If you haven’t already provided this information when you made your cruise reservation, please complete your Online Check-In at to ensure that we have all the required information. 

Travelling with Infants

Fly Aweigh® guests on European sailings who are traveling with an infant under 2 years of age must purchase a ticket at the full airfare supplement (plus applicable taxes/fees), if they will be occupying a seat, plus applicable taxes/fees.  If the infant will be traveling on the guest’s lap,  10% of the airfare supplement (plus applicable taxes/fees) will be applied.

Airline Baggage Fees

Guests should be aware that baggage fees vary for each airline.  Please click here for information regarding airline baggage fees. We strongly recommend that once your flights are assigned you contact your assigned airline(s) to confirm their luggage allowance policy.

Overnight Stay Required

Due to limited flight availability during peak travel dates, an overnight stay  may be required at the city of embarkation or debarkation.  When these overnight stays are necessary, Carnival will cover the cost of the hotel room, taxes, and porterage, as well as transportation between the hotel and the airport/pier. Any additional expenses will be the responsibility of the guest.

Carnival provides complimentary hotel accommodations based on the guests’ cabin occupancy. Private single-occupancy hotel rooms are provided only for guests purchasing single-occupancy cruise staterooms.  Hotel property will be assigned upon flight confirmation.


All changes within 60 days are subject to a service fee.

Tickets are issued at the lowest-available coach fare, and all restrictions apply. Airline ticket refunds, if applicable, are only available to Carnival.

We recommend that guests verify with the airline representative that their luggage is checked-in properly to arrive at their final destination. If travel to the final destination is scheduled on multiple airlines, it is the guest's responsibility to ensure that the originating airline's representative is aware. In the event that the originating airline does not have the continuing flight information, guests are encouraged to provide the originating airline with all of the necessary itineraries.

Guests who are not checked in by the designated time may have their pre-assigned seat assignment and reserved space canceled, and will not be eligible for denied boarding compensation or Carnival's Flight Protection program.