Youíve got my deepest sympathy flying out the UK to cruise around the Caribbean. Itís not the easiest journey getting there.
Weíve done it a few times now, and we just take it in our stride. For us itís Edinburgh Ė Heathrow Ė USA (sometimes 2 stops) Itís the price we pay for cruising later in the year, there are no direct flights to the US from Edinburgh. Going doesnít seem too bad, but itís a long trip on the way home, you just want to get home, and the stop over in Heathrow is a real pain.
Weíre sailing out off NY this year on the Explorer of the Seas, mid November. Flying out the day before and taking a few extra days in NY after the cruise.