Expedia's Cruise Getaways Sale Launches With Trips Starting at Just $169

Sale Includes Expedia's Biggest Cruise Savings in More than 7 Years, Including Low Price Itineraries, Onboard Credit and Cabin Upgrades

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expedia, the world's leading online travel company, has launched its Cruise Getaways sale, helping travelers to see some of the world's top destinations in style and comfort, with record-breaking deals. Whether they're craving relaxation or adventure, Expedia's Cruise Getaways Sale (http://www.expedia.com/cruisegetaways), is providing travelers with dramatic price drops and valuable perks in some of the hottest destinations around the world.

"Whether you're drawn to adventure activities like rock climbing and surfing right on the ship, or simply visiting the pools, spas and other relaxing amenities, ships have evolved tremendously in recent years," said Sean Kell, general manager of Expedia.com. "No longer simply a means of transportation between ports, cruise ships have become the destination."

With accommodations, food and many onboard activities included in the booking price, cruises are some of the most cost-efficient vacations travelers can take. Launched during the busiest cruise booking time of the year, Expedia's Cruise Getaways Sale features trips starting as low as $169 per person for four nights in the Bahamas, which includes meals, evening entertainment and many other activities.(1) In addition to discounted rates, Expedia's Cruise Getaways Sale also includes perks such as onboard credit up to $500, cabin upgrades and free sailings for kids.

"With prices this low and added bonuses like free cabin upgrades and onboard credit, now is the best time of year to take a cruise," added Kell.

    Hit the high seas with some of the best cruise deals available, including:

    Deals by Destination:
    *  Mexico: four-night cruises from $189 per person
    *  Alaska: seven-night cruises from $499 per person
    *  Europe: 12-night cruises from $799 per person

    Featured Cruise Line Offerings:
    *  Disney Cruise Line: Kids sail for free!
    *  Royal Caribbean: Up to $100 to spend on the ship
    *  Norwegian Cruise Line: Cruises from $169 plus up to $500 onboard credit

Cruises must be booked prior to Feb. 27, 2009 and travel must take place before March 2010. For more information about Expedia's Cruise Getaways Sale and for full details, please visit http://www.expedia.com/cruisegetaways.

About Expedia

Expedia.com® is the world's leading online travel provider, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/) aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia® Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com promises to offer to its customers the best rates available online for all types of travel, making it the most comprehensive customer guarantee in online travel. Expedia is dedicated to positively impacting global tourism by providing travelers environmentally conscious travel options. Expedia is a founding member of the World Heritage Alliance -- a joint initiative with the United Nations Foundation to promote sustainable tourism. Expedia.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. .

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(1) Prices as of 1/7/2009; subject to availability and change

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