Travel tips cruising online

12th Jan 1999

A new wave of travelers is discovering that today’s cruise ships are sailing to exciting, non-traditional destinations. Honeymooners are exploring Amazon jungles. Friends are experiencing an African safari. And families are viewing the fall foliage of New England.

Cruise passengers are getting younger on average - about a quarter are under 40. Many of them are using their Internet savvy to book cruises on The leading travel Web site features information and selections from all major cruise lines, so travelers aren’t limited to one company’s offerings. Customers can join’s Cruise Club for special deals. The online travel retailer also features answers to questions about cruising and ship reviews. Because sells so many cruises, it can purchase space for its customers at a preferred rate.

“Our size and years of experience with cruises enable us to provide customers with special prices and space on cruises that sell out quickly,” said Michael Dauberman,’s Senior Vice President.

In 1980, only 1.4 million people took cruises. This year an estimated 6 million people will enjoy cruise vacations. Predictions are that cruising will become a $50 billion industry in the next few years. More travelers are booking cruises with confidence, for more vacationers rank themselves extremely satisfies after a cruise than any other type of vacation.




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