MADRID, Spain -- Amadeus said its agency subscribers in the U.S.
can use the system to make real-time Royal Caribbean cruise
bookings, thanks to a new link between Amadeus and Cruisematch
2000, the cruise company's booking system.
"This is a very important step in establishing full worldwide
electronic distribution of our product," Adam Goldstein, Royal
Caribbean's vice president of marketing, said.
In addition to the booking function, the link gives agents
access through Amadeus to general Royal Caribbean information,
availability and special offers.
All help-desk support and training for Cruisematch 2000 is
handled directly by Royal Caribbean reservations centers or
appointed international representative offices, Amadeus said.
Outside the U.S., Cruisematch 2000 is available now to Amadeus
agents in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela, and access will
be provided later to subscribers in other South American and
European countries, Amadeus said.