10 February 2005
When Stelios, the founder of easyJet, decided to go to sea and enter the cruise market, one of the first issues to be tackled (after the selection of a suitable ship) was technology. In keeping with all other easyGroup businesses, Internet distribution was a fundamental requirement for the operation.
As a successful supplier to other easyGroup businesses including easyBus, easyHotel and easyCruise, WebRes for Cruises was selected and the system went live on 10 February 2005.
WebRes for Hotels went live on 08 June 2005.
Unlike other easyGroup businesses, easyCruise will also distribute through the travel trade and the WebRes agent feature was a major factor in helping Entee to win the bid.
Entee Global Services is very pleased to announce the selection of its WebRes technology for easyCruise. This is the second reservation system selected by Stelios from Entee.
easyCruise is designed to appeal to independently-minded passengers in their 20's, 30's and 40's who have not previously considered going on a conventional cruise. easyCruise passengers can join the ship, easyCruiseOne, at whichever port they wish and stay on board for as little as two nights or up to a maximum of two weeks (which represents two full itineraries). The current itinerary covers St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Imperia (for San Remo), Genoa and Portofino.
Another significant departure from the norm is that each day easyCruiseOne will arrive in a new and exciting destination by lunch time. The ship will remain in port until the early hours of the following day before sailing to the next port, once again arriving by lunch time. Passengers will be free to come and go while the ship is in port, allowing them to benefit from the world-famous resorts along the route. This may include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, sight-seeing, shopping, beaches and any form of independent entertainment or alternatively they may wish to join one of the excursions which will be offered to them on board the ship.