28 February 2010

Farewell Cruisematch 2000

I note with a twinge of sadness the passing of Cruisematch 2000. In its time it was revolutionary. Founded in the early 1980s by Pete Arnette (Forgive me if I spelt his name wrong) who started this after leaving Pan Am where he was the Air Sea guy.

Originally a multi-cruiseline engine it was purchased and absorbed into RCCL and became the external reservations system.

Originally an IBM System/38 it went through several iterations.

However effective April 2010 it will lose its Green Screen capability and emerge phoenix like in a next generation mode with much more capability.


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