today announced a new and improved way to search and book cruises. The company’s newly released port map allows users to easily locate cruise departure points nationwide and close to home.“Cruises are an excellent alternative for a weekend getaway. Instead of hitting the road, travelers can take to seas for three- and four-day stints,” states Sue Bruns, Vice President of the Vacation Travel Division. “By searching cruise ports close to home, vacationers can minimize travel time and still feel worlds away. Even better, with cruising, ‘getting there’ is part of the fun.”
11thHour’s cruise port map allows weekend warriors or dedicated world travelers to identify the most convenient departure points. From Norfolk to Galveston to Seattle, there are a variety of cities from which to sail, so travelers can get out of town fast and get on with their vacations.
Once a departure port is selected from the map, users are presented with a convenient matrix display, showing all the cruises departing that city. The matrix is organized to show the important information in an easy, quick-view grid, including cruise destination, price, and duration.
After a cruise is selected, users can specify the exact category they desire, whether an interior stateroom or balcony suite, in addition to the precise cabin in which they want to stay.