ISS GMT services several sectors of the cruise line industry by providing affordable one-way or round trip travel to both staff working onboard ship, as well as a comprehensive air/sea program for cruise lines who outsource wholly or in part their passenger air programs.
Cruise Line Crew
Crew working onboard a passenger vessel may take advantage of our specially negotiated net fare pricing on over 40 international and domestic airlines as well as published and low-cost carriers for travel to or from their jobs onboard. We offer point-to-point pricing worldwide which ensures you will reach your job on time regardless of where you live, or your port of embarkation. ISS GMT offers a full range of published, low fare, and marine contracts in economy, premium economy, and business class. Examples of workers who may utilize marine/seaman fares include:
- Deck & Engine Able Bodied Seaman
- Onboard food service including cooks, waiters, busboy, & bar staff
- Cabin attendants and cleaners
- Cruise staff
- Shore excursion staff
- Onboard concessions such as casino, hairdresser, shops
- New hire staff coordinated through a manning agency
- Temporary onboard workers such as: New builds, technicians, divers, fabricators, electricians, HVAC, installation, and other workers whether sailing with the vessel, or while the vessel is in port/dry-dock.
All crewmembers travelling with a marine/seaman ticket must be travelling to/from or in connection with work onboard a cruise vessel and should carry a letter of authorization/employment from the cruise line, manning agency, or company contracting the employee. Failure to produce proper documentation may result in denied boarding by the airline.
ISS GMT works directly with individuals meeting the above criteria as well as cruise lines and marine industry companies who engage ISS GMT by contract for both one-off, dry-dock, new-build or regular crew rotations.
Once suitable flights are found and a method of payment agreed upon, we will ask you to confirm all details before issuing the ticket. Most tickets we issue are electronic tickets delivered via e-mail, however in certain circumstances; we still issue paper and prepaid tickets.
As it is a privilege that the airlines extend marine/seaman airfares to workers in this specialized industry, we need to ensure that everyone using marine fares and the associated benefits qualify. Therefore, we follow the airlines’ policies closely and advise our travelers to carry proof that they are indeed travelling for work purposes. Employees must carry documentation of eligibility in the form of a written letter detailing the reason for their travel. You may be asked to produce this documentation during check-in at the airport.
ISS GMT’s marine/seaman airfares are available to most worldwide destinations, and have enabled many companies in our industry improve operating efficiencies and reduce costs.
We offer a 24-hour booking service via any of our worldwide offices. All of our offices are owned and supported by ISS GMT staff and are not subcontracted to any concessions. We hope you will contact us for a quote in the near future.