Hays Travel has exclusively chartered direct flights from Glasgow, Bournemouth, Belfast and Newcastle to take customers to a cruise in the Caribbean.

Departing in January and February 2023, the two-week cruises will be on P&O Cruises’ Britannia, departing from Barbados.

Hays Travel staff will escort customers throughout their holiday, which includes “VIP treatment” at the airports.

The agency will be hosting exclusive cocktail parties on the ship and customers will be given up to an extra £290 spending money.

The cruises will go for sale on April 19, with prices starting from £2,099, based on two sharing, and deposits of 5%.

Jonathon Woodall, chief operating officer of Hays Travel, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring this unique offer of our own direct flights to Barbados from four UK airports and the amazing experience of a fabulous P&O Caribbean cruise.

“It’s not available anywhere else, so we are expecting a lot of interest.

“With the current cruise ‘seacations’ round Britain itineraries available from May, and our shops re-opening next week, it’s another signal of confidence in travel returning, when and where it is safe to do so.”

The departure dates in 2023 are January 14 (Bournemouth), January 27 (Glasgow), February 10 (Newcastle), and February 24 (Belfast).