Travelocity’s Biggest Cruise Sale Ever – Offers the Hottest Trip Deals And Unbeatable Cash Back Rewards

Customers Get Up to $400 Back Through Exclusive Travelocity Offer, and For Using Their MasterCard

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Travelocity’s(R) fifth annual Cruise Super Sale is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. One of the largest retailers of cruises anywhere, and the leading online brand for cruise vacations, has once again partnered with MasterCard International to give consumers the best cruise deals of the year — on all major cruise lines to destinations worldwide. Book today, through February 26, 2004, and receive up to $400 cash-back in the form of a Prepaid MasterCard(R) Gift Card.

From the sandy beaches in Mexico, to the snow-capped mountains of Alaska to the romantic coastal locales of Europe, Travelocity’s fifth annual Cruise Super Sale has affordable cruise vacations for all cruisers — from rookies riding the high seas for the first time to the seasoned cruising pro looking for a new adventure. During Travelocity’s Cruise Super Sale customers will get up to $300 cash back per stateroom. Plus, when customers use their MasterCard card for payment on qualifying sailings, they can receive up to an additional $100 for a grand total of up to $400 cash back.

“With our Super Sale, travelers will find an unmatched offer on nearly every type of cruise they could possibly imagine,” said Bryan Saltzburg, vice president, packaging and cruises for Travelocity. “This incredible cash back offer reinforces our commitment in working closely with our cruise line partners and MasterCard to provide our mutual customers unprecedented value on what for many is the vacation of a lifetime.”

“Book a Travelocity cruise line getaway and receive a MasterCard Gift Card. Use your MasterCard to pay and receive a bigger gift. It’s as simple as that,” added Elizabeth Ward, Group Vice President, Travel & Entertainment, MasterCard International. “Travelocity’s Cruise Super Sale is just one more reason why MasterCard is the card to use for all trip planning occasions and Travelocity the place from which all the best trips embark.”

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

     Sample offers include:

                                               Additional Cash  Total Possible
     Length of Cruise/      Price*   Cash Back   Back For Using   Cash Back
     Cruise Destination             For Purchase  MasterCard      When Using

     3 or 4-night Bahamas
      or Mexico           From $249     $25            $25             $50
     7-night Caribbean    From $399    $100            $50            $150
     7-night Alaska       From $599    $100            $50            $150
     10-night Hawaii      From $849    $150           $100            $250
      Transatlantic      From $1399    $300           $100            $400

     *Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy.

Travelocity customers who book a qualifying cruise by Feb. 26, 2004 on sailings departing between March 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2004 will receive the following cash back amounts:

     Length of Cruise/    Cash Back     Bonus Cash Back    Total Possible
     Cruise Destination  For Purchase      For Using          Cash Back
                                          MasterCard    When Using MasterCard

     3-6 nights          $25 or $50**         $25             $50 or $75
     7-9 nights         $100 or $200**        $50            $150 or $250
     10+ nights         $150 or $300**       $100            $250 or $400

     **The amount of cash back will vary based on the cruise line selected, as
       the higher amounts apply only on the following luxury cruise lines:
       Crystal Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

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. Travelers will receive their MasterCard gift 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 this offer and to book a cruise today, log onto or call Travelocity’s cruise experts at 1-800-222-3690.

Cruise Planning Tools

Travelocity’s cruise tools and features help consumers determine what type of cruise they want with an understanding of exactly what type of cruise they are buying. Examples of these innovative cruise tools and features are:

  • TotalCruise(SM): Industry-first service allowing consumers to simultaneously select the airline and flight schedule with their cruise vacation packages, in one easy-to-use booking path, along with pre and post hotel stays, travel insurance protection and airport transfers.
  • Intelli-Deck(TM): Allows travelers to take a self-guided ship tour before setting sail.
  • Clickable Deck Plans: Shoppers can view the layout of a specific deck, see room availabilities, and select a specific room based on real-time availability.

About Travelocity

Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24- hour assistance. With 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents. Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at .

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. 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 .

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