“We launched CruiseWise to bring the cruise experience to both new and seasoned cruise vacationers”
With these additions, CruiseWise now delivers 90 percent of the American cruise market to consumers on a single website. These itineraries join other cruise line choices including Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises.
"We launched CruiseWise to bring the cruise experience to both new and seasoned cruise vacationers," said Steve Davis, CruiseWise COO and co-founder. "With the addition of both Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America Line itineraries, we bring the most competitive pricing and the best deals to 90 percent of the American cruise market in one, easy-to-use website."
In addition to giving consumers access to a comprehensive selection of cruise itineraries on a single website, CruiseWise is now also offering industry-leading onboard credit deals that are available when booking online. This online feature is unique within the cruise industry, as travelers no longer need to call a travel agent in order to receive these competitive deals.
With less than 10 percent of all cruises booked online currently, CruiseWise continues to push to build an online booking experience that is transparent, easy to use, and brings cruising to the mass market. With CruiseWise, customers have the ability to view the price they will pay for their cruise up front (with or without taxes) and according to the number of travelers in the cabin. Making onboard credit offers also available while users are researching and comparing deals contributes to an even better user experience on the website.
The company plans to continually expand their available inventory, and will grow their deal offerings across the website. With six major cruise lines currently available on CruiseWise, and onboard credit offers integrated into the booking process, it is now easier than ever for cruise travelers to compare deals between cruise lines and make an informed decision about how they want to travel.
CruiseWise brings wisdom and simplicity to cruise booking. Founded in May of 2010, CruiseWise served as the pilot team for StartUp Chile and raised a seed round of funding from Index Ventures, NEA, PROfounders, SV Angel, and a collection of angels in the travel and consumer tech industries. CruiseWise has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and made headlines in the Los Angeles Times as a new website that “shines like a beacon.” CruiseWise was also highlighted in Business Insider as one of Silicon Valley’s 20 hottest new startups. Based in San Francisco, CruiseWise is on a mission to take the mystery out of online cruise search.