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Raye & Marty Trencher
Our Alaska cruise advisors are knowledgeable
experts certified by the Alaska Travel
Industry Association. They know Alaska, as
upfront and personal as you know your
hometown. Call them at 800.365.1445 Today!
Now that you're ready to visit Alaska, let an Alaska Certified
Expert help you plan your trip of a lifetime! Individual travel
certified by the Alaska Travel Industry Association. They are real
experts about Alaska's geography, history, culture, climate and
seasons, celebrations and special events, and travel to and within
the state. They are able to provide trip planning assistance and
information about local transportation, attractions, accommodations,
dining and entertainment, and shopping for all five regions of
Alaska, including the Far North, Fairbanks and the Interior,
Anchorage and South Central Alaska, Southwest Alaska and the
Aleutian Islands, and cruising the Inside Passage.
Our Alaska Cruise Advisors have
demonstrated expertise and earned the
distinction of Princess Alaska Expert in
accordance with the requirements of the
Princess Academy Curriculum. They are
uniquely qualified to assist you in your
Alaska cruise or cruise tour vacation
The definition of a specialist is one who
concentrates on a particular activity or product. When
you specialize in a particular area of the travel industry, over
time you to develop a reputation as the expert in your area of
specialization. As an example, we specializes in Alaska cruises
and cruise tours. After specializing in this area for over
10 years, we now receive many calls from people who state they
were told to contact us by friends, business associates or
relatives because we were the one's who could help them plan
that special once-in-a- lifetime Alaskan experience
The best of Alaska with knowledge and
certified expert advice from people who've been there.
No one knows Alaska like we do.
From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates,
everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and
Cruisetour Experts is recognized
as the experts for Alaska cruise and cruisetour vacations."
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We provide a personalized travel experience. We
match travelers with relevant, cruises and cruisetours designed to
provide a quality travel experience. Here is how it works....
You fill out a comprehensive form to best describe the cruise or
cruisetour you want. Depending on the clarity of your needs, an
Alaska cruise expert may get back to you by phone or e-mail. We then
find matches and notify you by e-mail what's on offer.
Depending on your needs, a Personalized Cruise Planner, manually
prepared by experts, will include itineraries, detailed pricing,
places to visit, shore excursions to take, and destination
You can compare and refine your Personalized Cruise Planner with one
of our Alaska Cruisetour Experts at no charge.
When you are ready ( there is no pressure to decide ) you can book
the cruise or cruisetour with us, receive a generous discount and
pay the cruise line directly. We assist you with the overall
process, from reserving, to ticketing, and complete support. We are
with you every step of the way!
After you have returned from your cruise or cruisetour, share
your feedback in the form of an unbiased, unedited Cruise Review
with our community.
We're a cruise travel community built specifically for cruise travel
Alaska Cruisetour Experts is also a community of cruise travelers.
Our Alaska cruise advisors, with their expert knowledge, are part of
the community together with you. Share your adventure, help each
other out with first-hand experiences and cruise reviews, recommend
the best places to go. Cruises are a passion which we can all benefit
from each other's tried-and-true experiences. With that in mind, we've built in a blog that you can participate in.
Our Community and Values.
Alaska Cruisetour Experts community is one in which travelers seek
the best in quality, authenticity, and value. We strive to deliver
More About Us.
Fair and Impartial Advice. We represent all the cruise lines -
we don't promote one particular cruise line over the other. Choosing
the right cruise experience for you is our number one priority.
Speaking of Experience. We have sailed on most of the popular ships
to many of the world's most interesting ports of call, so we give
you recommendations from first-hand knowledge and experience.
Alaska Cruisetour Experts, Cruise Direct Online is a service of
Travel Direct Corporation, represents all major cruise lines and is
a certified member of several consumer and travel trade
organizations. Management and staff have over 30 years experience in
Each of us is a cruise vacation
professional. We're a valuable resource of first hand knowledge
coupled with contagious enthusiasm for our work, here to help you
plan the perfect cruise vacation. You'll find we're just like you,
sharing one common dream, the dream of cruising and the spirit of
the sea. Call today and let us plan your most memorable vacation
At Alaska Cruisetour Experts we provide
the highest possible level of support and service to our clients. We
work hard to get you the lowest price possible, on any cruise line.
Your ALASKA Cruise Travel Advisor
Every staff member is an experienced cruiser. And all of us are
positively outrageous guest service. We provide expert advice,
not just a flood of information.
To insure your every want and need is met, our staff continually
at sea, taking classes and learning everything there is to know
about the cruise industry.
Our people travel "round the world", visiting ports of call,
inspecting ships, go on cruises, sample and critique shore
excursions... They are constantly communicating, learning and
passing on that knowledge and information to you.
They understand your needs
They give you good solid advice you can
They are knowledgeable of what's on offer.
They are able to get you exceptional value
for your cruise
Your Cruise Travel Advisor once engaged
when you book a cruise with us
May be able to offer you group rates(
without joining a group! ), free upgrades, shipboard credits and
other amenities or discounts. We receive daily faxes from
the cruise lines offering special promotions so be sure to ask
if there are any special offers available.
Will offer the best possible cruise options
based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience,
Will review the proper
immigration/passport/birth certificate documentation necessary
for your cruise.
Arrange any special needs -- such as a
handicap-designed stateroom, or a special diet.
Inform you of your dining choices and ask
if you prefer early or late seating , or "freestyle" dining
where you can dine with whom you want, when you want... and
arrange for any special occasions you might be celebrating like
a birthday or anniversary.
Explain the importance of travel insurance
to cover the unexpected such as trip delays, missed cruise
connections and lost or delayed baggage.
Give you General Information materials that
cover over 18 "Things to Know Before You Go".
Point out your stateroom on the deck plan ( select deck plans
available online ).
Inform you when final payment is due and
the deadline to request air deviations and arrange pre-or-post
cruise land packages.
Advise you about tipping; packing;
clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, etc.
"We want you to feel
confident- and excited- about the choices you have, no matter if
this is your first ALASKA cruise or simply seeking a new adventure.
We'll help you choose the ALASKA cruise that's right for
you--whether you're traveling alone, with children, or with a group
of relatives or friends."
Raye & Marty Trencher
Raye & I are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years
experience cruising the world. Our mission is plain and simple. We
started Alaska Cruisetour Experts so we could provide real-life
accounts and expert advice about Alaska, not just a flood of
We literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of
nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships,
sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions. We've been to
Alaska. We know the lay of the land sort of speak. And now through
Alaska Cruisetour Experts we hope to pass on that knowledge and
information to you.
Our advice offers the best possible cruise options based on your
lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, etc....plus we'll
point out where to get group rates ( without joining a group! ),
free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts.
At Alaska Cruisetour Experts you will find information about your
dining choices. Advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and
schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration
documentations and much more.
At Alaska Cruisetour Experts you will find information of value to
seniors, families, singles, couples and groups. Plus some "behind
the scenes" and 'Know Before You Go" information about Alaska not
We also will tell you how to avoid travel scams and common travel
mistakes, and share our insights on the latest cruise news about
Alaska and how it affects your vacation planning.
After browsing Alaska Cruisetour Experts, we hope you will feel
confident- and excited- about the choices you have, no matter if
this is your first cruise to Alaska or simply seeking a new
adventure. After all, we know that each time you cruise, you will
meet new people, make new friends and learn new things as you cruise
around the World.
Choosing the Alaska cruise that's right for you--that the premise
behind Alaska Cruisetour Experts Magazine and our service promise to
Where have Raye and Marty traveled?
The Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, Mediterranean, Scandinavia,
Russia, Canada, French Polynesia, Tahiti, Hawaii and more.
Cruised to over 40 Countries with over a dozen cruise lines....
Over 30 times.
A little bit of background...
Marty is a veteran travel professional. He has been a corporate
travel executive for over 30 years. Along with eight years of retail
cruise industry experience, he has handled corporate incentives for
Pepsi and Ford, managed retail and wholesale tour operations, been a
theme park/attractions marketing planner and directed one of the
largest annual migration of British Tourists to Walt Disney World!
In addition to Cruise Travel Magazine, he and his wife are also
editors and publishers of Cruise Reviews Online. At Cruise Reviews
Online you can read hundreds of cruise line and cruise ship reviews
by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise
ships. Unbiased and unedited, they share their experience with you.
Cruise Reviews Online, is one of the most recognized leading
resources for fair and objective information about cruise travel.
Together Raye & Marty have edited and published 'The Ultimate Cruise
Guide". a cruiser travel reference guide book that is available free
for the reading... online.
As an knowledgeable expert in the cruise industry, Marty is a
member of the Society of Industry Leaders, where he shares his
expertise with members of the financial community conducting
industry research. He has also been called upon to assist the media
with expert comments on cruise industry news discussing everything
from holiday travel trends to cruise safety.
They are members of the Society of Professional Journalists,
dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and
stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.
Raye is a retired educator by profession with over 30 years of
teaching experience. Her experience, both as a mother and
teacher bring a unique perspective to family and multi-generational
travel. She writes for Dan and Molly's Dockside Cafe' a
travelogue and has worked in the travel industry part-time for as
many years as she has been teaching. Through the years, she has
helped families from all over the world catch up with loved ones and
creating new family memories at sea, noting that "a cruise vacation
offers more variety and things to do for both grandparents and
children than on a land-based vacation plus a cruise brings everyone
together to share a once-in-a lifetime family experience".
Raye loves to cruise, likes the big ships to the small ones and
always takes timeout to visit the grandkids. ( Marty prefers the
opposite, the ships that is, )
Dawn Gesualdi is a professional school and family counselor who has
cruised since she was five years-old and offers readers the "scoop"
on what children and their parents can expect and experience from
the cruise lines kids' and teen programs. Plus Dawn will offer good
advice on how to make cruise planning easier for you.
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