B away Cruising is one of the public faces of the Leisurefare Group, and specialises in ocean and river cruises. Their relationships with the major cruise lines and their extensive knowledge of the sector make them able to offer not only excellent prices but also the advice you need to make sure you book the right holiday for you.
The website project involves an extensive back office which daily automatically downloads and updates prices and itineraries for over 17,000 cruises across more than a dozen cruise lines. The workload for this kind of data handling is considerable, so the challenges for software architecture, platform and efficiency were extensive. The site has been live in its current incarnation for over a year now, but the project is ongoing as more cruise lines are integrated into the data collection system.