Travelocity Launches Exclusive Cash Back Cruise Offering for Summer Travelers

Huge Savings Just in Time for Summer with Cruise Craze Days: Travelocity and MasterCard Provide Travelers with Industry — Leading Summer Deals

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2004– Following an industry-wide, record-breaking winter season, Travelocity(R) and MasterCard(R) are providing consumers with some of the best deals available in time for summer getaways. Consumers can receive cash back offers through MasterCard International and Travelocity in addition to shipboard credits and other great deals.

Now through May 25, 2004, travelers who book a qualifying cruise on Travelocity, one of the largest sellers of cruises anywhere, can receive up to $400 in total savings. When customers use their MasterCard card for payment on qualifying sailings for cruises departing June 1 – Sept. 30, 2004, they will receive up to $200 cash back in the form of a Prepaid MasterCard(R) Gift Card. Additionally, all travelers can receive up to $200 in shipboard credits or dollars off through Travelocity for departures from June 2004 through March 2005 on major cruise lines and to Travelocity’s most popular destinations.

This exclusive offer gives travelers the opportunity to explore beyond their own backyards and visit some of the top destinations around the world this summer. From the natural glory of Alaska to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, travelers will have access to dramatic savings on three-, seven-, and 13 or more night cruises.

“With cruise availability down, we wanted to put the deals back in the hands of consumers in time for their summer vacations,” said Bryan Saltzburg, vice president of packaging and cruises for Travelocity. “The promotion with MasterCard allows us to give travelers the bargains they’re looking for as they plan their summer travel, and this exclusive offering again demonstrates to consumers the value of our partnerships, not only with MasterCard, but with our cruise partners as well.”

“Travelocity’s strong partnerships with major cruise lines along with our ability to provide a cash-back reward in the form of a prepaid MasterCard gift card delivers one of the best trip deals in the industry,” said Elizabeth Ward, group vice president, Travel & Entertainment, MasterCard International. “Following the unparalleled success of the Cruise Super Sale earlier this year, this program launches at the perfect time when our cardholders and travelers generally are planning their summer getaways.”

Participating cruise lines include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Windstar Cruises and more.

    MasterCard(R) Offer Details:

Length of Cruise/ Cruise         Price(a)    Additional Cash Back(b)
 Destination                                   When Using MasterCard
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3 to 6-Night Cruises             From $249             $25
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7 to 12-Night Cruises            From $549             $50
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13-Night or Longer Cruises       From $999             $200
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(a) Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy.
    Additional taxes and fees apply. Staterooms are limited, and
    higher fares may apply depending upon availability and cruise

(b) All cash back offers are per stateroom, not per person. Cash back
    is provided via a Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card, valid for three
    months from date of issue.

    Additionally, Travelocity customers who book a qualifying cruise
by May 25, 2004 on sailings departing between June 2004 and March 2005
will receive the following special offers including cash back,
shipboard credit, and dollars off:

    Cruise Line Offer Details:

Participating Cruise Line           Special Offer on Travelocity
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Carnival Cruise Lines                       $50 Cash Back
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Celebrity Cruises                          Up to $200 Off
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Holland America Line                    Up to $200 Cash Back
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Norwegian Cruise Lines             Up to $150 Target(R) Gift Card
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Princess Cruises                    Up to $200 Shipboard Credits
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Royal Caribbean International              Up to $200 Off
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Crystal Cruises                  Call 888-622-0077 for more details
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Radisson Seven Seas Cruises      Call 888-622-0077 for more details
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Windstar Cruises                 Call 888-622-0077 for more details
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The Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card can be used for purchases at millions of MasterCard merchant acceptance locations worldwide for everything from beach gear and sunscreen to another fabulous getaway with Travelocity. Travelers will receive their MasterCard gift card approximately four to six weeks following completion of their travel. These offers are subject to additional terms and conditions. Staterooms are limited, and higher fares may apply depending on availability and cruise dates. The cash back offer is per stateroom, not per person. See for full details and other offer restrictions.

For more information on these offers and to book a cruise today, log onto or call Travelocity’s cruise experts at 1-800-222-3690.

About Travelocity

Travelocity’s industry-leading technology and straight-talking, honest information help travelers take more rewarding and more affordable trips. With 41 million registered users and booking nearly $4 billion of travel in 2003, Travelocity has the power to negotiate thousands of great travel deals with the world’s most reputable travel providers — top airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines, and other destination attractions and services. Additionally, Travelocity offers access to special rates for weekend getaways and dynamic packages through its Last Minute Deals and TotalTrip(SM) shopping engines, and provides customer service support over the phone 24 hours a day. Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also operates Travelocity Business for corporate customers, powers international travel Web sites in seven languages, and has been recognized for its consumer advocacy and global leadership in online travel. More information about Travelocity is available at Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG), a world leader in travel commerce. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

About MasterCard International

MasterCard International is a leading global payments solutions company that provides a broad variety of innovative services in support of our global members’ credit, deposit access, electronic cash, business-to-business and related payment programs. MasterCard International manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment card brands including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R) and serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories. The MasterCard award-winning Priceless(R) advertising campaign is now seen in 98 countries and in 46 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information, go to

             Judy Haveson, 212/554-7425
             Amanda Borichevsky, 972/488-4790
             MasterCard International
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    SOURCE: Travelocity