Continental Airlines Announces New Booking Capabilities on

In Addition to Flights, Hotels, Cars and Vacations, Customers Are Now Able to Book Cruises Through Continental’s Acclaimed Website

HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced that customers can now book cruises on its website, The site already gives customers the ability to reserve and book flights, hotels, cars and vacation packages — all features that have made the quickest, easiest and most convenient place to plan travel.

“Our customers told us that getting everything they need in one place, quickly and without hassle, is important to them when making business and leisure travel plans,” said Mark Bergsrud, Vice President Marketing Programs and Distribution. “This is yet another way that Continental is responding to our customers and offering them a website that caters to all of their travel needs. We’re proud to bring the world’s top cruise lines to”

Customers booking cruises on will not only find a variety of special cruise deals and a best-price guarantee, but will also earn up to 10,000 OnePass miles, depending on the length of the cruise.

Continental is offering cruises on through a partnership with National Leisure Group (NLG), the nation’s leading cruise seller. Cruise lines on Cruises include:

Carnival Cruise Lines Oceania Cruises
Celebrity Cruises Orient Lines
Costa Cruises Princess Cruises
Crystal Cruises Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
Cunard Line Royal Caribbean International
Disney Cruise Line The Yachts of Seabourn
Holland America Line Silversea Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line Windstar Cruises

Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline with more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Continental serves 152 domestic and 122 international destinations — more than any other airline in the world — and nearly 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With 41,000 employees, the airline has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 55 million passengers per year. In 2004, Continental earned awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. FORTUNE ranks Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, an honor it has earned for six consecutive years, and also ranks Continental as the top airline in its Most Admired Global Companies in 2004. The carrier won major awards at the 2004 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year,” “Best Airline Based in North America” and “Best Executive/Business Class.” For more company information, visit

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