There’s none of today’s usual dot-com-flameout going on at Travelocity. The online travel agency (www.travelocity.com), is confounding the so-called Internet experts who say that people won’t make complicated purchases -- like cruise vacations -- online. The web site reported this week that cruise bookings have increased a whopping 300 percent. Certainly, easier-to-book trips, like Caribbean cruises, are a big part of that but Travelocity reports it has also sold, for instance, a $25,000 Mediterranean cruise package.
Since December, Travelocity and Cruise Critic have been in partnership to integrate the latter’s cruise reviews, line profiles and blue ribbon ratings systems into the Travelocity site -- providing an extensive information resource to the online travel agency. Cruise Critic also supplies tips, editor’s picks and informative cruise articles. Cruise Critic content is featured on Travelocity co-brands such as Excite, Lycos and Webcrawler as well.