Northwest to Offer Cruises Through Web Site

Customers Can Earn Bonus Frequent Flyer Miles for Booking Cruises Online

EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Northwest Airlines today announced that it is providing customers with the ability to purchase cruises through its Web site at .

“Customers at now have even more options when planning their next vacation,” said Al Lenza, vice president of distribution and e-commerce. “In addition to their air travel needs, Northwest customers can take advantage of competitive pricing for cruises, on and offline booking capabilities and 24/7 customer service from our cruise experts.”

Effective immediately, Northwest customers can conveniently search, research, and book a cruise on with up to 12 of the most trusted cruise lines.

Customers will be able to research more than 1,300 unique cruise itineraries and 7,800 departure dates as well as up to 13,000 images of staterooms, ship public areas, deck plans and exotic ports of call. Additionally, when researching cruise options, customers will be able to see 360 degree room views and read third-party opinions and reviews of fellow travelers. Northwest will also offer the option of purchasing cruise insurance.

Cruises can be researched and booked through the easy-to-use Northwest Web site at .


Through March 31, 2006, in celebration of this new product, Northwest is offering up to 10,000 WorldPerks frequent flyer program bonus miles to customers who book their cruises at or by calling 1-866-338-9536.

WorldPerks members receive 1,500 bonus miles for booking a cruise of one to five nights; 3,000 bonus miles for booking a cruise of six to nine nights; 5,000 bonus miles for booking a cruise of 10 to 13 nights and 10,000 bonus miles for booking a cruise of 14 nights or more.

WorldPerks membership is required to participate in this offer. Online membership is available at . Registration for the cruise bonus mile offer and a complete list of terms and conditions is available at .


In addition to booking cruises, provides comprehensive functionality, offering customers with e-tickets the ability to:

— Check prices and purchase tickets;
— Change flights, including the payment of any applicable change fees;
— Check in for their domestic or international flights — including
their return trip up to 24 hours in advance;
— Select or change seat assignments;
— Print e-ticket receipts;
— Apply for ticket refunds; and
— Access their WorldPerks account information.

Northwest Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,200 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that offers customers one of the world’s most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 900 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.

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