Luggage delivery interface seamlessly connects passengers, logistics providers and cruise lines
Boston, MA. – March 16, 2015
Luggage Forward, the worldwide leader in doorstep to destination luggage delivery, today announced the launch of its online booking engine designed for shipping bags to and from cruises. This first-of-its-kind platform provides passengers, logistics providers, and cruise lines with a streamlined interface to manage the process of sending luggage to or from any cruise ship worldwide.
This powerful interface was developed using Luggage Forward’s decade of experience shipping luggage to cruises. The inherent logistical challenges of sending luggage to a non-fixed point, such as a cruise ship, are both simplified and automated by this system. During its beta phase, the system was used to ship luggage to 122 unique ships belonging to 29 different cruise lines. Luggage was delivered to more than 100 ports around the world, with the most popular being Port Everglades, Port of Barcelona, Port of Piraeus (Athens), Port of Seattle and Port of Venice.
For cruise lines, Luggage Forward introduces unparalleled transparency and reliability to the process of sending luggage to a cruise. Luggage Forward’s partner program gives cruise lines a turnkey solution to providing passengers with an affordable, predictable and reliable pre-cruise luggage shipping option. Additionally, scheduling luggage shipments for passengers onboard a ship with Luggage Forward reduces time and effort for staff and increases onboard revenue for each ship. This is the only platform to provide unified communication and notifications between passengers, cruise lines, and logistics providers, which improves efficiency and reliability while reducing cost.
For cruise passengers, hauling luggage to and from the port can be a thing of the past. Now, travelers can arrange to have luggage picked up from their home and delivered directly to virtually any cruise – including river cruises – worldwide. Luggage Forward is the only cruise luggage delivery service to provide instant, all-inclusive pricing at the time of booking. With this full launch, the company’s website now allows travelers to easily book a shipment to or from the ships of 40 cruise lines and 169 ports worldwide.
“For more than ten years, we have been enabling travelers to save time and hassles at the airport. For cruise passengers, we provide additional value by eliminating the need to carry bags between the airport and their cruise,” said Aaron Kirley, Co-Founder of Luggage Forward. “Furthermore, we’ve been able to provide our partner cruise lines with a new revenue stream, both pre-cruise and onboard, while reducing overhead required to handle luggage shipping requests.”
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About Luggage Forward
Since 2004, Luggage Forward has provided reliable and guaranteed delivery of luggage and sports equipment to travelers worldwide through a global network of logistics partners, innovative technology and unparalleled customer care. Luggage Forward is the smart and convenient alternative to carrying and checking bags. We are a Virtuoso® Preferred Supplier and an exclusive luggage delivery provider for world leading travel brands including Abercrombie & Kent, Inspirato, Butterfield & Robinson, Exclusive Resorts, Haversham & Baker, Perry Golf, Seabourn Cruise Line and Visa. Experience Luggage Forward at: www.luggageforward.com.