October 6, 2017: Odysseus Solutions today announced that luxury operator Crystal Cruises and river specialist Uniworld have become the latest major cruise lines to offer live booking through its industry-leading distribution and booking platform.
Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht, Crystal River, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by Uniworld are now connecting direct to Odysseus through an API, giving distribution partners immediate access to their products.
“Both Crystal and Uniworld offer amazing cruises in incredible locations and we are delighted to welcome them on board,” said Monish Luthra, Founder of Odysseus Solutions.
He said Odysseus now offers travel agents and websites live bookings on 28 cruise lines, plus thousands of airlines and hotels, which it can also dynamically package.
Luthra said there’s been a fantastic response to the new product, which Odysseus has showcased at conferences in Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai over the past couple of months.
“We’ve talked with a lot of people recently and shown them the booking engine, what it can do, how easy and fast it is to use.
“People are very positive, it does a lot of things that others don’t, and there’s serious interest from a number of travel companies in Australia and Asia, which is where we’ve focused our sales efforts this year.”
He said Odysseus is staffing up to meet demand, adding another 20 software developers, software and support engineers to its tech team, taking total employee numbers past 100.
“It’s very important we stay on top of the development curve, things are moving so quickly. Our customers are also constantly giving us feedback that we incorporate into product updates.”
Bookings through the Odysseus platform are growing quickly at 30%, currently generating 55,000+ cruise and 300,000+ flight bookings each year. Odysseus is based in Miami, has a large technology team in India, and an Asia-Pacific sales office in Sydney, Australia.
Odysseus Live Cruise Connections:
|· AMA Waterways
· Azamara Club Cruises
· Carnival Australia
· Carnival Cruise Line
· Celebrity Cruises
· Costa Cruise Lines
· Crystal Cruises
· Crystal River Cruises
|· Disney Cruise Line
· Holland America Line
· MSC Cruises
· Norwegian Cruise Line
· Oceania Cruises
· P&O Cruises Australia
· P&O Cruises UK
· Princess Cruises
· Pullmantur Cruise Line
· Regent Seven Seas
|· Royal Caribbean Int’l
· Seabourn Cruise Line
· Silversea Cruises
· Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
· U by Uniworld
· Viking Ocean Cruises
· Viking River Cruises
Note: Odysseus also offers live flight and hotel bookings through connections with Sabre, Galileo, Amadeus, EAN – Expedia Affiliate Network and Tourico Holidays.