Worldspan Launches New Web-Based Cruise Booking Solution

Worldspan has introduced Worldspan Cruise, a powerful new Web-based booking solution providing real time access to cruise line information and complete reservations capabilities.
Available via the Worldspan Go! Resource Center, Worldspan Cruise puts more information and stronger functionality at the agent’s fingertips, including pricing, negotiated rates, cruise itinerary, cabin and deck plans, port and itinerary information, posting of payments and automated PNR creation. With Worldspan Cruise, agents can use more powerful search options and will soon have an Advanced User Mode for easy one step quick sell, without having to call the cruise line.

“We’re delighted to offer Worldspan Cruise to our travel agency partners. This highly effective cruise booking solution provides a wider than ever array of search functionality, making it the agent’s number one source for cruise reservations,” commented Mike Parks, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan. “By enhancing the amount of cruise information available to agents, Worldspan Cruise boosts productivity, giving agents more time and more options to serve clients. In addition, with Worldspan Cruise, agencies can increase revenue with more leisure bookings.”

To implement Worldspan Cruise, Worldspan has partnered with, whose Intellicruise‰ booking technology delivers not only real time booking capability but also an easy-to-use and efficient user interface. Designed for optimum ease of use, Intellicruise is able to shrink a potentially complicated cruise booking process into just a few steps.

Launch participants in Worldspan Cruise are Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Holland America and Windstar Cruises. Additional participants will be announced throughout 2004.

Worldspan Cruise is now available to Worldspan customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, with future distribution planned in Mexico, Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.