Dolphin Dynamics and CRUISEHOST Solutions, operator of the leading European booking systems for cruises, announced their partnership today. As of now Dolphin Dynamics has taken over the distribution of the two CRUISEHOST products: CRUISEA (for agency use) and CRUISEC (for online sales) in the UK and Ireland. These products have been re-branded as “Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST” in these markets and are available to use on their own or can be integrated with Dolphin’s existing suite of travel technology products.
With Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST, travel agents in the UK and Ireland have access to the offers of more than 20 renowned cruise companies. These include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa, Cunard, MSC, NCL, P&O and Princess Cruises. More will follow shortly. Agents can compare and book fares for their customers and they can offer this facility online.
Beyond cruise-only offers, cruise packages of the cruise companies including extra services like transportation to/from the ship will be available too via Dolphin Cruise by CRUISEHOST. Also, with the help of these systems, travel agents can bundle individual cruise packages and distribute them. Available shortly, travel agencies and tour operators using Dolphin’s back office product will be able to import cruise quotes and bookings guaranteeing the seamless data transfer to further streamline the process of booking cruises.
Akhil Kapur, founder and Managing Director of CRUISEHOST Solutions, stated: “We want to continue the success story of CRUISEA and CRUISEC in the UK and Ireland, one of the biggest cruise markets in the world. With Dolphin Dynamics we found an excellent partner with extensive know-how, close relations to travel agents and a fantastic product portfolio. Our systems perfectly complement each other. Entering the UK and Ireland, CRUISEA and CRUISEC are now available in 23 countries. Today, already more than 9,000 travel agencies are working successfully with CRUISEA, while CRUISEC is empowering over 4,000 travel websites.
Dolphin Dynamics Managing Director, Chuck Richardson commented: "We are extremely excited to form a strategic alliance with CRUISEHOST Solutions to bring their innovative cruise booking technology to the UK and Irish markets. The cruise sector has grown relentlessly for the past 10 years but until now, UK and Irish agencies and operators have had very limited choice with respect to cruise booking solutions. Feedback from our initial pilot users of Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to helping cruise focused travel companies streamline their operations and improve sales with Dolphin Cruise, just as we have done for so many other travel agencies, tour operators and TMCs using our existing range of products. “