Designed to increase revenues while it automates processes, the Odysseus Cruise Booking Engine reduces the amount of time and effort required to complete a cruise booking. This online booking engine includes a vast amount cruise line, cruise ship and cabin descriptions linked to media files & rich content such as cabin photos, ship images and deck plans to assist in the shopping process.
Hosted by Odysseus, this Online Booking Engine’s headers, footers and style sheets are easily customized to provide a seamless online experience. Complete private label versions are also supported where Odysseus can change the complete layout to meet specific requirements. The application even uses innovative responsive technology that automatically adjusts the display layout based on the type of device used to access the application.
Live access to Cruise Line content is provided via Amadeus as well as direct connections with cruise lines to be sure the most accurate availability and pricing is used.
The Odysseus Cruise Booking Engine is a Business (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) application.
Multiple Language capability includes UK & US English, Spanish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Hebrew & French. Only portions of application have been translated for some of the languages listed, however Clients have access to a feature which helps them easily translate portions as well.
Mobile Friendly application uses innovative responsive technology that automatically adjusts the layout of the Booking Engine display based on the type of device being used.
Multiple Currencies are supported subject to provider capabilities and market restrictions.
Currency Exchange Management tools available to display a single price to customer regardless of the currency the product is sourced in.
Brand Management provides a customizable look and feel and uses unique sub-hosted Domains to protect customer identity.
Client purchased SSL certificates are required to access all parts of the application and ensure secured processing of transactions.
Revenue Management tools allow you to Markup or Mark Down selling fares quickly and easily by website, cruise line, ship, cabin class, itinerary, dates and more…
Email communication to customers using your email address, logo, etc. provides easy access for all booking related questions.
Booking Reminders can send automatic emails to Customers’ and /or Agents can be set up based on various booking parameters. For example, this tool can be used to send automatic reminders to customers holding a reservation reminding them that their payment is due.
Itinerary + Availability search & compare capability for multiple cruise lines with Live Booking capability for those cruise lines available via Amadeus in the market.
Manage Bookings with Hold, Deposit and Full Payment capability with optional insurance and cruise line provided Air. Booking Quote Request (Lead) functionality is available and live access to cruise line content is available via Amadeus.
Cruise Line & Ship Preferences allow you bias availability displays and manage preferred provider relationships.
Fare Code Management features allow you to offer special fare types, including Group Space which can be sold online when supported by the cruise line.
Cabin Descriptions, Images and Deck plans provide client’s the information needed to make the best selection.
Reporting capabilities include Search Statistics (Look to Book Ratio), Booking Statistics, Advanced Booking Search and Customer Profile Search.
Affiliate & Distribution Network features features allow you to quickly add affiliate Users and websites with the ability to easily customize the look and feel of each including headers, footers, style sheets, email addresses & company name. Profile Management as well as Preferences Management provide the ability to turn on/off a number of available features.
User Management allows your Consumer & Travel Agent Booking Engine to use a single online booking engine with role based access to features and Profile Management.
Online Knowledgebase & Support ensures experienced development and support staff is available around the clock.
The Cruise Booking Engine is hosted by Odysseus, however you can customize the headers, footers as well as the look and feel to provide a seamless online experience for customers visiting your website(s). The administration section has several powerful features which give you the control to manage your business. Some of these features worth noting include:
- An “Affiliate” model that allows you to quickly add affiliate users & websites.
- Easily Markup/Mark Down of fares by cruise line, cruise ship, cabin category, sail date, booking date and more…
- Promotions Section that makes administering targeted sales/promotions easy.
- Display biasing capability which gives you the power to focus your business on specific providers/ships/etc.
Reporting capabilities to allow you to easily track your business.
- Easy to use booking engine for travel agents has agents selling faster
- Detailed descriptions linked to media files & rich content for cabin photos, ship images and deck plans to assist in the shopping process.
- Multiple selling channels use a single booking engine
- No limit on number of websites you can have –or- the number of users
- Online knowledgebase and support available around the clock