Already three days after opening for bookings, TUI Cruises has announced that the response from travel agents have exceeded their expectations.

“We are pleased with the high number of bookings and thus the trust that travel agents are showing us,” said Richard Vogel, president of TUI in a prepared statement.

TUI has distributed its new brochure along with window displays to travel agents in Germany.

The maiden voyage for TUI’s first ship, the former Galaxy, is scheduled for May 23, 2009.