Travelocity Adds MSC Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Orient Lines to Cruise Offering; New Content Further Enhances Redesigned, Revamped Cruise Booking Engine

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Dec 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Travelocity(R), recently lauded in an independent third party study for its leadership position in the online cruise booking experience, has added three additional lines to its current cruise offering – Orient Lines, Oceania Cruises and MSC Cruises.

The study, conducted by Keynote, the leading provider of customer experience research services, also noted that “one of the biggest advances over the past year was improvement in Travelocity’s online booking process.” The redesigned site offers enhanced one-stop cruise shopping with comprehensive destination information, smart search technology and innovative shopping tools.

The three new cruise lines each offer unique, enticing itineraries and provide a broad selection of additional offerings for Travelocity’s cruise customers.

“We are proud to offer sailings aboard Oceania Cruises, Orient Lines and MSC Cruises as part of our cruise network,” said Michael Dauberman, vice president of cruises at Travelocity. “Each line specializes in sailings that greatly complement our current cruise offering and focus on unique and exotic port destinations aboard more intimate ships for discerning cruise customers.”

MSC Cruises is known for bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to passengers on its two classic ships. From the warm Italian staff to Italian language lessons and delicious Italian cuisine, MSC Cruises offers a unique onboard experience during its European & Caribbean cruises and Transatlantic crossings.

Oceania Cruises lures guests who enjoy casual country club elegance at sea while cruising to an array of extraordinary ports around the world. With Jacques Pepin overseeing all onboard menus, passengers look forward to five-star dining and impeccable wine offerings on each of the cruise line’s three elegant vessels.

Orient Lines appeals to passionate explorers – people searching for intriguing ports of call and rich lectures on history and culture. Loyal followers of the Marco Polo – the line’s only ship – look forward to distinctive itineraries that feature more ports and overnight stays than most other cruise lines.

About Travelocity

Travelocity is committed to being the traveler’s champion – before, during and after the trip and works hand-in-hand with the world’s most reputable travel providers so that everything about a customer’s booking will be right. And if it’s not, Travelocity guarantees that it will work with its partners to make it right, right away. This customer-driven focus, backed by live 24/7 phone support, great prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity the fifth largest travel agency in the U.S. – booking $4.9 billion in travel in 2004. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates Travelocity Business(SM), and, a leader in European online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce.

SOURCE: Travelocity

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