You might also consider searching Cheap International Airline Tickets, International Flights, International Flights Deals - vayama
Just doing a shot in the dark search from Orlando to Venice it was running about $550 one way (but $800 RT) for travel in January.... Not knowing your sail date of course.
Another site to look at and follow would be FareCompare - Cheap Flights, Travel Deals, Cheap Tickets, Airline Tickets and Discount Airfares
I would suggest arriving at least a day before sailing and absolutely get travel insurance. Just be aware that unless you got the insurance within 2 weeks of booking, there will be exclusions.
Many here have suggested using insuremytrip.com.
An example of a search using flexible date option one way Orlando to Venice in January here: Orlando to Venice Jan 13 $586 from vayama.com
Hope this helps.
Phil & Liz
Originally Posted by Bob&Sue
Our planned cruise leaves from Venice,Italy. HAL will make air travel arrangements but not necessarily at the lowest fare (also a "customization fee" is charged for not returning home immediately). So before approving that i will investigate making air travel arrangements online (using Kayak.com). But there are many variables to consider:
(1) which airlines provide best value
(2) refundable fare or not
(3) airport proximity to the ship
(4) delayed flite arrangements (joining ship after departure)
(5) trip insurance
(6) how early shd reservations be made (price fluctuation consideration) ?
Since this is our first international flite any advice will be greatly appreciated.