Gayle Takashima 
Gayle Takashima
Gayle Takashima
Cruise Consultant
With nearly three decades of experience in luxury travel, Gayle prides herself on a commitment to excellence in all her client relationships, and it shines through in the customer service recognition she has received.
Gayle understands all that is necessary to plan a trip that fits each client’s desires.

Gayle is a leading expert on World Cruises and months-long Grand Voyages, along with other cruises and destinations, including European river cruises. She has personally cruised to more than 20 countries and a dozen Caribbean islands, has experienced luxury rail in Canada, and delved deep into Africa via safari.

In addition to World Cruising, Asia and the Mediterranean, Gayle is very familiar with the South Pacific and Alaska, including Alaska CruiseTours. Gayle has also river cruised through Europe on the Rhine, into Paris and Normandy on the Seine, and through The Netherlands and Belgium. Gayle says river cruising is a wonderful and convenient way to experience the heart of Europe and experience the culture through the eyes of locals.

Not to overlook the shore experience component, Gayle traveled aboard the Rocky Mountaineer railway in Canada, which is the perfect addition to an Alaska cruise. She has also toured Africa with Micato Safaris and inspected several luxury properties there. She highly recommends African safaris as a seamless way to see some of the world’s most treasured wildlife and meet incredible local people, while staying in jaw-dropping accommodations.

Gayle works with a wide variety of luxury and premium cruise and land tour operators. Top ocean cruise lines Gayle reserves for her clients are Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn, Crystal, Silversea, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Viking Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard and Paul Gauguin Cruises.

The most popular river cruise lines she sells are Tauck, Viking, Crystal and AmaWaterways.

Gayle has also served as a Voyage Host, which allows her to interact with travelers and share her knowledge of destinations and on-board happenings with guests.
Cruise Specialties:
  • Back-to-Back Cruises
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Family Reunion Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
Destination Expertise:
  • African Safaris
  • China
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • World Cruises
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Customer Testimonials
We have been working with Gayle for many years. She is like a part of our family. Gayle is professional, patient, and competent. We know we can always count on her to help us choose the best cruise for us. We look forward to many more opportunities for cruising in the future.
- Midge and Mike
I really like working with Gayle, she is always very helpful when I want to make reservations. She also helped me with the selection of our excursions. I appreciate all the help she gives me.
- Trudy
Gayle has always been there for us, guiding us in the right direction on such complicated matters as insurance, choice of itinerary, and getting the best possible deal.
- Ann
Just a month back from our first ever cruise we were looking to go on another. We did a bit of Internet homework and got an idea of what we wanted but nothing we could find was just right. We went back to Gayle Takashima, who did a wonderful job planning our first cruise, and she promptly found several cruises that fit our parameters, put a hold on a special cabin (aft facing), offered a low deposit and additional shipboard credit. What's not to like? So we booked the trip that we didn't find, got the ideal cabin that we weren't aware of and a good price thanks to Gayle. It was too easy so naturally I was suspicious but it all worked out wonderfully. Experience counts and Gayle has it.
- Stan and Kathy
Gayle is very easy to work with. She is responsive to my requests for information and is extremely helpful in getting my trips planned. I have some very specific travel preferences and Gayle is always ready to tackle getting my ideas and preferences met. I've been working with Gayle for years and she has always taken very good care of us.
- Rod and Diana