Rene Spatz
Rene Spatz

Rene Spatz

Seattle, WA Cruise Specialist
Years of Experience: 15

Luxury Travel & World Cruise Expert

I have been a cruise travel professional for more than 15 years and have worked in a wide range of roles in the business, including sales at a major cruise line. Prior to the cruise business I spent many years in upscale retail and management. Because of this unique background, I understand the intricacies of catering to my discerning clients’ travel preferences. On a cruise, that means you might have the expectation of special, yet discreet attention, and a quick response to your requests. I’m well-versed in knowing which cruise lines can handle whatever your desires might be while also providing the ultimate goal of having a relaxing cruise vacation. 

I am an expert on World Cruises and months-long Grand Voyages, along with other cruises and destinations, including expedition cruises. Two of my personal favorite travel memories were circumnavigating Cuba with an expedition cruise line and sailing into Venice with my family.  

I work with a wide variety of luxury and premium cruise lines. As part of my ongoing education and efforts to provide recommendations for my clients, here are the ocean cruise lines I have sailed on:

  • Seabourn
  • Cunard
  • Holland America Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
  • Royal Caribbean

As mentioned previously, I worked for a major cruise line for about 15 years prior to becoming a Cruise Consultant with Cruise Specialists. This gives me insight and understanding about how cruise lines operate, requests I know I can make for my clients and relationships that can be used to enhance your trip, which you simply will not be able to attain by going online or working directly with a cruise line.  

Finally, as a Cruise Consultant with Cruise Specialists, I have the support of an incredibly strong and experienced team that really helps me respond to any need you may have. We have decades of experience in working with detailed reservations, planning pre and post-cruise hotel stays, and much more.   

In summary, my vast experience enables me to anticipate and handle all the little things that make for a perfect cruise vacation. This attention to detail and the quality of service I provide is one of the primary reasons my clients come back time and time again! I eagerly await the opportunity to hear from you and learn more about your travel wishes.

World Cruise & Luxury Cruise Expert

I have happy memories of Venice!
I have happy memories of Venice!

I am a luxury travel expert who specializes in World Cruising and luxury cruising on both small and larger ships. I also sell river cruises and expedition cruises, and I cherish using my in-depth cruise industry background to match my clients with the right cruise every time. My expertise lies across a broad range of cruise lines, destinations and cruise lengths. I have personally sailed on Seabourn, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Royal Caribbean. 

My Areas of Expertise


  • World Cruise
  • Europe
  • France
  • Alaska
  • United Kingdom


  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • River Cruises


  • Silversea Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line