Moving a group of workers, large or small to and from a foreign shipyard for refit work involves an extremely high level of coordination with a competent travel management company. Global Marine Travel has decades of experience working with contracting firms to move teams of 10 to 500+ to refit yards across the globe including Malta, Cadiz, Singapore, Grand Bahamas, and Victoria B.C. We provide this service to any workers whether associated with a cruise line newbuild or refit, commercial vessels and luxury yachts.
Workers travelling to drydocks are often inexperienced international travelers who rely on their companies and the travel managers to ensure they reach the vessel and return to their homes safely and with a minimum of stress.
GMT uses many different types of fares to effect these movements. While marine fares are absolutely applicable to this market, we also offer published and low-cost carriers when applicable to move the workers following our best route, best fare philosophy.
We provide these services to cruise lines directly as well as to a number of marine contractors across the globe.
Who is Eligible
Any worker travelling to and from a vessel in port or to a port as ride-along teams for short term or long term projects including:
- Engine repair and maintenance
- Steel cutters, Pipefitters, Machinists
- Sanitation engineers
- Carpet and flooring workers
- Glass fitters
- Interior upholsterers
Do you qualify?
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 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.
All crew members traveling with a marine/seaman ticket must be traveling to/from or in connection with work onboard a cruise or commercial 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. A seamans book is NOT required provided a letter of employment is issued and produced upon demand.