Partnership Creates Cruise Club, the one-stop superstore for travel at the last minute, today launched a strategic alliance with
, the largest provider of membership-based online cruise programs. 
Under this alliance, shoppers on are now able to instantly select and purchase cruises either online or from a 24-hour telephone service center. represents all major cruise lines including luxury cruise ships and intimate sailing vessels with worldwide ports of departure.  As the fastest growing major retailer of cruise industry products, is a member of the Captain`s Circle for Carnival, a Centurion Club member for Holland America and Windstar, and a President`s Club producer for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

“The alliance between and provides the first dedicated shopping resource for purchasing a cruise vacation within an increasingly short booking window,” said Alan Greenberg, Chairman,  “This strategic alliance truly revolutionizes the timeframe from shop-to-sail, and opens up a dynamic and growing market of spontaneous travel to the cruise industry.  It also provides our customers with a product they want, coupled with the renowned service and availability provided by,” added Greenberg.


John Rowley, CEO and chairman of, said, “We have always recognized the enormous market demand for `last-minute cruises.` We are incredibly pleased to perfect this alliance with, the leader in their market, to both fulfill this growing consumer demand, as well as to bring this channel opportunity to the major cruise lines,” added Rowley.



Related stories on ITN:

(04/02/2003) Reports a Record-Setting January

(13/08/2002) Worldspan Partnership with LastMinuteTravel Network

(15/07/2002) Pegasus to Power Internet Hotel Bookings for