Royal Caribbean Expands Distribution Agreement with Sabre Travel Network

  Royal Caribbean Expands Distribution Agreement with Sabre Travel Network

 Agreement allows travel agencies in Mexico to book Royal Caribbean inventory
                       through the Sabre Red Workspace

Business Wire

SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- January 16, 2013

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has signed a multi-year, distribution agreement
with Sabre Travel Network, making all of Royal Caribbean International,
Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises’ fares and schedules available in
the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Under the new agreement, Sabre and
Royal Caribbean have expanded their relationship to include travel agents in
Mexico, who will now be able to make bookings on Royal Caribbean
International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises through the Sabre
Red Workspace.

“Travel agents are invaluable to our industry and Sabre’s powerful technology
can help us deliver greater access and convenience to more of them,” said
Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales and Trade Support and Service for
Royal Caribbean International. “The new Sabre agreement reflects our company’s
commitment to supporting our valued travel agent partners and helping them
sell more cruises, increase profits and grow their businesses.”

The agreement provides access for travel agents in Mexico to the complete
cruise inventory from Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and
Azamara Club Cruises’ 35 cruise ships offering memorable vacations around the
world. Sabre Cruises is a browser-based tool within the Sabre Red Workspace
that offers travel agents quick and easy access to cruise lines' systems for
real-time shopping and booking.

“As a leading cruise line, Royal Caribbean is an important supplier for travel
agents who rely on Sabre’s industry-leading technology for the comprehensive
content they need,” said Jay Jones, senior vice president of The Americas for
Sabre Travel Network. “Agencies in Mexico will experience increased efficiency
through booking automation, and a comprehensive shopping view including
cruises and stateroom pictures, to better serve customers’ travel queries.”

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation
company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises,
Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI
Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate
a combined total of 41 ships with three under construction. They operate
diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460
destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on,,,,,, or

Sabre Travel Network provides technology to the travel industry. It operates
the world’s largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers
through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative technology
connects 350,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25
car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 14 cruise lines and other global travel
suppliers. More than$100 billion of travel is purchased through this
marketplace annually.

Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology
company serving the world’s largest industry- travel and tourism. For more
information please visit:


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