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Orbitz Launches 'Winter Cruise Event' With Major Price Drops and Bonus Offers

Orbitz Insider Index Reveals Most Popular Cruise Routes and Least Expensive Ports of Departure

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz ( kicks off wave season this year with its Winter Cruise Event* featuring the season's hottest deals on top cruise lines. Between now and February 4, 2010, Orbitz customers can take advantage of reduced prices, free upgrades and onboard savings, making cruising an unbeatable value for a winter getaway.

"We expect 2010 to be a consumer's market for cruisers," said Jessica Labaire, merchandising manager for "With prices already unbelievably low and value-added offers like free onboard spending on everything from spa treatments to shore excursions, travelers can feel good about booking early and getting a great deal on a cruise."

Sample Orbitz Cruise Event deals include:

Royal Caribbean:

  • Up to an extra $200 Off
  • Up to $300 free onboard spending

Norwegian Cruise Line:

  • Up to $300 free onboard spending
  • Free upgrade
  • 30% Off Spa & Casino deals

Disney Cruise Line:

  • Up to $75 Free onboard spending
  • Kids Sail Free

Princess Cruises:

  • Free $325 onboard savings booklet
  • Free Upgrade from Oceanview to Balcony

Celebrity Cruises:

  • $100 Free onboard spending

Orbitz Insider Index** - 2010 Cruise Trends

In addition to helping travelers find the best deals, this month Orbitz Insiders look at cruise booking data to uncover the latest trends in this growing travel segment. From the most popular cruise routes to ports of departure where cruisers are finding some of the best deals, Orbitz offers insight that will help consumers make smart travel decisions.

"With early 2010 cruise pricing even lower than 2009, consumers continue to take advantage of these historically low rates," added Labaire. "We're seeing that cruisers are able to extend their vacations, making 7-day cruises the most popular cruise length this winter season."

    Most Popular Cruise Routes
    1.  Miami - Key West - Cozumel
    2.  Los Angeles - Mazatlan - Puerto Vallarta - Cabo San Lucas
    3.  Miami - Grand Cayman - Belize - Cozumel

    Top 10 Cruise Ports
    1.   Miami, FL
    2.   Port Canaveral, FL
    3.   Fort Lauderdale, FL
    4.   Long Beach, CA
    5.   San Juan, PR
    6.   San Diego, CA
    7.   Los Angeles, CA
    8.   Tampa, FL
    9.   Galveston, TX
    10. Port Everglades, FL

    Top 10 Least Expensive Cruise Ports
    1.   Mobile, AL
    2.   Long Beach, CA
    3.   Jacksonville, FL
    4.   Miami, FL
    5.   Port Canaveral, FL
    6.   New Orleans, LA
    7.   San Diego, CA
    8.   Tampa, FL
    9.   Los Angeles, CA
    10. Galveston, TX

For more details on the Orbitz Winter Cruise Event, visit

*Sample prices listed are per person based on double occupancy. All prices and bonus offers are valid only for new individual bookings made between 1/7/10 and 2/4/10 (unless otherwise noted) midnight Eastern Standard Time for select stateroom categories on select sailings aboard select cruise lines, and are subject to availability, capacity-controlled, limited by each cruise line, may not be combinable with other offers, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. Best Price Guarantee: restrictions and specific instructions apply.

**Based on cruise bookings on from 10/1/09 - 12/31/09, for travel in 2010.

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