Matt Caplinger 
Matt Caplinger
Matt Caplinger
Cruise Consultant
With a love for both land and sea, Matt’s travel industry career has taken him off the beaten path to more than 75 countries and 150 ports of call.
Having well over a decade of experience working aboard cruise ships in multiple roles, Matt brings a unique perspective to his Cruise Specialists clients. His onboard experience, with Holland America Line in particular, includes positions as shore excursion staff, entertainment staff, as cruise director and as an onboard cruise consultant. Due to these varied roles, Matt is especially knowledgeable about cabin selection and ship layout – and how that can enhance a client’s vacation. He also offers keen insight on dozens of ports of call around the globe since he has personally experienced them. Knowing what it is like to be aboard ship for weeks and even months at a time, Matt is adept at assisting clients plan for longer and more complex voyages.

Matt has also made the most of his opportunities to experience a range of other cruise lines, from small and intimate, to large and innovative, including Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and Windstar Cruises.

Matt looks forward to putting his experience to work for you as he helps you plan the cruise of a lifetime!
Cruise Specialties:
  • World Cruises
  • Active Traveler Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • Luxury Cruises
Destination Expertise:
  • World Cruises
  • Alaska
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • River Cruises
Customer Testimonials
You meet a lot of people on a world cruise. In a way it is like an extended family. It becomes part of your life. I still have friends on the world cruises and it’s kind of like my home. It’s a way of life that’s nice and pleasant. Whatever your tastes, you need never be bored on this ship.
- Ellen W., Cruise Specialists Client
We love long cruises as passengers relax and settle into their favorite routine. The sea days are packed with outstanding lectures and enrichment programs. There are classes on computers, iPads, languages, piano, bridge, yoga, Pilates, ballroom dancing, memoir writing, golf, arts and crafts and more.
- Lynn and Buddy Lewis, Cruise Specialists Voyage Hosts