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.
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 lastminute.com, a leader in
European online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings
Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce.
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