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Ellen Odd
Ellen Odd

Ellen Odd

Seattle, WA Cruise Specialist
Years of Experience: 25+
15 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Luxury & World Cruise Specialist

I am a highly experienced Cruise Consultant at Cruise Specialists, bringing over 35 years of expertise in the travel business. I have extensive knowledge of the destinations around the world and a deep passion for creating memorable cruise experiences.

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, I've sailed with:Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Viking and AmaWaterways. 

My expertise lies in a diverse range of destinations and cruise lines. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to explore various destinations across the globe. In Europe, I have journeyed through enchanting countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands. I have also ventured to Tunisia and immersed myself in the vibrant cultures of Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, the Philippines, and Korea. 

As a dedicated Cruise Consultant, I take a personalized approach to finding the perfect sailing for each customer. I like to ask detailed questions and actively listen to understand my clients’ travel preferences, desired activities, and the purpose of their journey. By considering clients' specific requirements and time frame, I can meticulously curate cruise options that align with their expectations. Additionally, I stay up to date with the latest group offerings and specials provided by Cruise Specialists, ensuring that clients have access to the best value.

At Cruise Specialists, I have the support of an incredibly strong and experienced team that helps me respond quickly to you. I have direct connections to the World Cruise team at every major cruise line. I really strive to be at your side and advocate for you, when needed.

In summary, my wealth of experience, extensive travel background, and commitment to my clients’ satisfaction makes me an invaluable asset to clients. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, an adventurous expedition, or a family vacation, I will go above and beyond to tailor a cruise experience that exceeds your expectations.

My Areas of Expertise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Scandinavia
  • World Cruise
  • South Pacific

Interests

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises

Suppliers

  • Holland America Line
  • Viking
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • AmaWaterways

My Reviews

Rating: 4.7 15 Reviews | 100% Recommended
  • Cruise Review

    Reviewed By Andrew - Boise, ID | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
    Fantastic is the best way to describe Ellen.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    114 of 133 people found this review helpful
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  • Holland America

    Reviewed By Thom - Pensacola, FLA | Traveled to Asia
    Excellent. She responds promptly.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    82 of 109 people found this review helpful
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  • Princess Cruises

    Reviewed By Mary Pat - Tampa, Florida | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
    Efficient in making arrangements on the ship and in San Francisco. Took into account our preferences on prior travel arrangements. Good to work with.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    64 of 91 people found this review helpful
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  • South-East Asia

    Reviewed By Cindy - The Villages, FLA | Traveled to Asia
    The entire process of booking a cruise with Ellen was excellent and is always enjoyable.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    40 of 64 people found this review helpful
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  • Western Caribbean & Cuba

    Reviewed By George - Beverly Hills | Traveled to Caribbean
    Great. She pulled my records up so only had to tell her which trip I was interested in. She asked necessary questions and things done in short order to our satisfaction
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    29 of 52 people found this review helpful
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  • Viking River Cruise

    Reviewed By Mary - Memphis, TN | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
    We love Ellen! She has helped us on many cruises and three more are already scheduled for the next 2 years. We have referred her to our friends and will continue to do so. We trust her judgment and experience and she has helped us in a variety of great ways as we make decisions about our travel plans. Thank you!!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    26 of 48 people found this review helpful
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  • Prinsendam Cruise

    Reviewed By Tim - Denver | Traveled to South America
    Always working on your behalf -- would not consider anyone else. Confident in accepting her advice.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    30 of 57 people found this review helpful
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  • Holiday Cruise

    Reviewed By Carol - Indio, CA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
    Ellen was helpful and responded to emails. She tried to help get a lower fee with Holland America.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    27 of 51 people found this review helpful
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  • Panama Canal

    Reviewed By Michael - Green Bay, WI | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
    She has always handled the logistics flawlessly, and we have without exception loved the cruises that she booked for us. Her advice during the planning process is so gentle that one sometimes has the impression that she isn't even offering any, but after the cruise is over we've realized that we ended up with a perfect experience.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    27 of 51 people found this review helpful
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  • Oceania

    Reviewed By Pat - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to Europe
    No problems. She is capable and articulate.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    29 of 57 people found this review helpful
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  • Holland America Caribbean

    Reviewed By Charlie - Calgary, Alberta | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
    Ellen and her staff were very efficient ! Great service !
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    26 of 51 people found this review helpful
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  • Great Trip

    Reviewed By John - Indian Wells, CA | Traveled to Scandinavia ~ Europe
    Great. Got back to me with answers very quickly. Enjoyed all the perks from Ellen and a Cruise Specialists while on the cruise. Thank you
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    27 of 53 people found this review helpful
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  • Ellen is wonderful!

    Reviewed By Jeff - Aurora, CO | Traveled to Rhine River ~ On the River ~ At Sea
    Ellen booked our river cruise to Europe. She was very helpful as it was our first river cruise.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    25 of 50 people found this review helpful
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  • S. America

    Reviewed By Louise - Round Rock, TX | Traveled to South America
    Hi Everything was great and I loved this trip
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    26 of 53 people found this review helpful
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  • Grand Cruise

    Reviewed By Henry - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to South America
    She was excellent; very friendly, professional and knowledgeable! Highly recommend
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    30 of 98 people found this review helpful
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