Carus shows strong growth and acquires two companies

24 AUG 2015

Carus, the Finnish global leading supplier of consumer facing software for the ferry industry continues to grow rapidly and has purchased Quintek Systems in England and MNC Marine in Finland.

Carus has grown rapidly and steadily and has now firmly established itself as the leading supplier of all consumer facing systems for the global ferry industry.

Carus has in a short time acquired two businesses whose products will be part of Carus’ systems platform giving its clients new integrated solutions ...

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World’s longest ferry route operator chooses Carus

8 January 2015

Alaska Marine Highway System set for 2015 launch

CARUS, the passenger shipping industry’s IT solutions specialist, has been awarded the contract to provide the booking, ticketing, departure control and attendant administrative functions for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), consolidating Carus’ expansion in the North American market.

The contract, awarded in recognition of Carus’ proven ability to deliver a reliable, 24/7 solution around AMHS’s complex ferry network, will commence in 2015.

At the recent Carus User Group conference hosted by fellow ...

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Wasaline chose Carus as new booking system

9 January 2014

As one step in the improvement of the ferry services between Vaasa and Umeå, the ferry operator Wasaline has decided to shift its reservations system to Carus. To cope with the expansion of the operation and the enhancement of customer services, a more flexible solution that could easily be scaled and configured to the right size and the right purpose was required.

Wasaline was set up early last year and a suitable ferry was purchased for the ferry operation ...

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Fullriggeren Sørlandet goes live with Carus

9 January 2014

Cruise sailings with Norwegian tall ship ‘Fullriggeren Sørlandet’ are now available to book via the web using Carus’ reservations system for ferry and cruise operations. Following the other two Norwegian tall ship operations going online with Carus in 2012, the time for Sørlandet to accept bookings over the internet had come.

Having seen ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ and ‘Christian Radich’ successfully install Carus’ booking engine in 2012, ‘Fullriggeren Sørlandet’ missed the sailing season of 2012 due to a planned dry-docking and ...

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Gotlandsbåten choose Carus

9 January 2014

New ferry operator Gotlandsbåten, who will provide service to the Swedish island of Gotland, have chosen Carus to solve their booking and check-in requirements. Carus’ central role in the ferry industry and extensive experience with ferry industry operational processes attracted the dynamic team of Gotlandsbåten to select Carus as their key supplier for their sales, ecommerce and port operation systems.

A team of Gotland islanders along with ferry professionals with combined experience from setting up businesses in holiday parks ...

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Færgen steps up resilience with new Carus service

November 2013

Danish ferry operator group Færgen steps up its business continuity plans with hot standby from Carus for Færgen’s mission critical applications.

In a move that characterises their partnership approach to client relationships, Carus and Færgen have signed an agreement that will seem them jointly investing in the infrastructure and technology required to create a true hot-standby disaster recovery environment.

“Carus provide our critical business solution via a managed service that delivers really good performance, reliability and up time far exceeding the ...

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Fjord Line first again!

Media Information, Aug 2013

With their new ferries Fjord Line is the first ferry operator using RFID technology for their cabin locks, setting a new world record! They are also the first ferry operator to serve their passengers with contactless RFID boarding control.

Carus have taken full project responsibility for providing the software, the handheld RFID scanners and the implementation of the solution that enables Fjord Line passengers to board and disembark using contactless RFID cards. The same smart card doubles as ...

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Wightlink invests in reservation and ticketing system

Media Information 24 June 2013

Wightlink Ferries has announced it will be introducing the market-leading CarRes reservation and ticketing system.

The decision to replace the existing system was made in order to improve reliability as well as to enable the company to offer an improved booking service to customers. This investment is the latest development in a five year capital programme which has seen Wightlink investing over £50m in new ships and improved facilities at each of its ports which, along with ...

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Ferry Guru joins Carus Board

Media Information 29 May 2013

To further strengthen its ferry knowledge and to gain an even clearer focus on the ferry industry, Carus has engaged a new Board member with broad experience in the industry. At Carus’ Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on the 29th of April, Ove Johan Solem was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Board.

Ove has 30 years of experience in shipping and offshore industries. He was MD of Fjord Line and Executive VP of Color Line before changing ...

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Cooperation on Finance Solutions

Friday 10.MAY.2013

For some time Carus has been providing Finance and Business solutions based on Microsoft NAV (Navision) for the local markets in the Nordic countries. In order to sharpen our focus on the passenger vessel industry and our own solutions we have decided to cooperate with another local company focused on NAV-solutions, Consilia, who will take over our solutions and development in this area. All the staff who have been working with these solutions have therefore moved to Consilia who ...

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Even More Flexible Cruising!

Friday 10.AUG.2012

A recent CarRes enhancement now supports more flexible cruise programs featuring a combination of sea and land arrangements.  The new functionality allows cabins to be reserved throughout the whole cruise despite the passenger choosing to disembark and travel an intermediate leg overland.

Passengers may spend time ashore while the ferry continues on to the next port.  On its return the passengers can return to their original cabins, kept reserved for them whilst ashore, avoiding the inconvenience of having to pack ...

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Greater flexibility to configure boarding cards and tickets

Friday 03.AUG.2012

CarRes now offers greater flexibility in terms of configuration and content of your boarding cards and tickets. Up to now, the system has allowed you to dynamically control passenger and cabin information as well as text size, direction and position using the configuration tools within CarRes. In the latest version additional services such as meals, drinks and other pre-paid services can be printed on the boarding card and/or on separate vouchers.

Customer Ånedin Linjen is currently using this functionality to print ...

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Book your sail cruise on the internet!

Friday 29.JUN.2012

As the first of the tall ship operators, the three mast Sk/S Christian Radich, built 1937,  is now available for booking on the internet. You can book both longer cruises along the Norwegian coast, as well as short day trips in the Norwegian fjords. An easy-to-use and intuitive cruise menu with a calendar guides you to find the right cruise for you. Additional nights can be added to the booking before or after the departure, when the ship is ...

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New functionality for promotional codes

Thursday 21.JUN.2012

There is now new functionality available to support the use of promotional codes with a flexible and dynamic rule structure where you control the discount to be calculated. The promotion can be a general promotion code, which can be used on any Product allowing the promotion, or it can be limited to certain customers.

Promotion codes can be issued as discount coupons for individual customers and will be registered on their customer account and be controlled if they can be ...

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Tall Ships sail into new era with CarRes

June 2012

Three independent Norwegian tall ship operations have enlisted the help of Carus to chart their future course.  The historic vessel operators all concluded that Carus offered the most forward looking solution and have placed firm orders for CarRes, the world leading booking and ticketing solution.

The three Norwegian operators Christian Radich, Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Sørlandet all concluded that Carus offered ...

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Ånedin-Linjen change to Carus

June 2012

Baltic Sea ferry operator Ånedin-Linjen chose Carus’ modern booking and ticketing solution CarRes to upgrade system and introduce web sales. After careful evaluation, Ånedin-Linjen opted for CarRes, Carus world leading, modern and market proven booking and ticketing system that is fully integrated for web sales. With CarRes, Ånedin-Linjen will introduce web booking to its customers.

Many ferry operators suffer from old, out-dated booking and ticketing systems that are difficult to administrate and maintain and, more importantly, are not fully integrated ...

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