Carnival Cruise Lines has rolled out an exciting enhancement to its travel agent Web portal designed to provide travel agents with a convenient means of managing their group bookings electronically.

Through the new tool, available within and other electronic channels supported by Carnival, travel agents can perform a host of functions that previously had to be done over the phone through the line’s group reservations department.  These include:

•  Berth group cabins and select/modify cabin assignments

•  Select/modify specific cabin requirements for guests such as selecting interior, ocean view or balcony accommodations

•  Enter/modify guest detail information
     •  Assign/modify cities for FlyAweigh air supplements

•  Submit cruise payment information by posting a credit card payment or a check number 

•  Assign/modify pre- and post-cruise land packages
     •  Assign pre-paid gratuities and/or Carnival’s Vacation Protection Plan

•  View or request cabin level account summary

Sailings effective September 1, 2008, and beyond are accessible through for agents to manage their group cabins.

 “Group bookings represent a significant portion of Carnival’s business and our new group tool provides travel agents with ‘24/7’ access to manage their group business, while enhancing their service levels to their clients,” said Cherie Weinstein, Carnival’s vice president - group sales and administration.

Agent tutorials are available on for agents to learn at their own pace.  Tutorials include basic functionality and the new group cabin management feature.