Global Marine Travel’s marine and offshore airfares are specifically designed to assist the commercial ship industry with travel from their homes to their workplace… and back. Our complete travel solution for the commercial sector will ensure your crew and cruise line employees arrive at their destination promptly and safely.
Our marine and offshore airfares are available in business class, premium economy, and economy class to most worldwide destinations. Here at Global Marine Travel, we understand that travel for your crew can be costly, that’s why we aim to improve operating efficiencies and reduce your overall spending costs.
If you are unsure if this service is right for your crew, discover below who may utilize our services.
Who May Utilize Marine And Offshore Airfares
- Able bodied seafarers and officers working onboard any marine vessel
- Commercial shipping crew and associated technicians traveling to/from a vessel or port for purposes of employment
- Cruise line employees working in any capacity onboard including concessions who appear on the vessel crew manifest
- Workers involved with the repositioning of a semi-submersible
- Workers on a drilling rig that can maneuver under its own power
- Technical representatives
- Security Personnel
Do you qualify?
If you are in doubt whether or not you qualify for marine and offshore airfares, use the following rule:
In all cases, people traveling on a marine or offshore air ticket MUST be traveling to/from or in connection with work on a commercial vessel such as cargo or container, LNG, chemical, tanker, deepwater exploration, offshore installation or an associated construction or support project. Failure to produce proper documentation may result in denied boarding by the airline.
As it is a privilege that the airlines extend offshore airfares to workers in this specialized industry, we need to ensure that everyone using offshore fares and the associated benefits qualify. Therefore, we follow the airlines’ policies closely and advise our travelers to carry proof that they are indeed traveling 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.