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Teresa Skeim
Teresa Skeim

Teresa Skeim

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

World Cruise & Hosted Cruise Expert

On a cruise, you’re treated to a special way of life. On a World Cruise — a voyage around the world that lasts several months — that special treatment is elevated in every sense of the imagination. It’s my goal as a World Cruise Consultant to help you find the World Cruise that is right for you. I also specialize in Grand Voyages that showcase specific regions of the world, and love arranging back-to-back river cruises for my clients so they can maximize their time away. Another one of my specialties is arranging hosted cruises. A hosted cruise is an ideal way to enjoy camaraderie and have an extra layer of reassurance on your cruise by sailing with a Voyage Host provided by our agency, and it’s complimentary. You can read more in my Hosted Cruise bio, below. It’s my pleasure to listen to you carefully, make recommendations based on your preferences, and utilize the many resources available to me at Cruise Specialists to arrange the perfect getaway!

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Cruises, World Cruises & River Cruises

Hello from the Mediterranean, yachting Star Pride
My mission statement is “Move life forward – live life now, don’t wait!” Whatever your interest: music, history, culinary wildlife, adventure, or something else, I can help you create your next travel memory.  I started my travel industry career with Holland America Line… Read more from my Luxury Cruises, World Cruises & River Cruises bio.

World Cruise Expertise Details

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A World Cruise takes you to dozens of destinations around the world on one seamlessly organized vacation. You are treated to special events and theme nights, dine on the finest cuisine, enjoy enrichment programs developed for the cruise and enjoy the… Read more from my World Cruise Expertise Details bio.

Hosted Cruise Expert

Camaraderie on a Cruise Specialists Hosted Voyage
On a hosted cruise, there is a hand-picked Voyage Host who cruises along with our guests and is there to serve as an extra resource. They host a welcome reception, arrange times for the group to get together and chat, host… Read more from my Hosted Cruise Expert bio.

River Cruise Expert

Ama & Viking rafted together in Basel
A river cruise is the ideal way to immerse yourself with the comfort of seeing a country, landscape, or city from a small floating hotel.  You’ll explore calm waterways, gliding past beautiful and historic sites.  You’ll share the river with commercial… Read more from my River Cruise Expert bio.

Silversea Cruises ~ Alaska

Superior Verandah #725
I recently had the sheer pleasure of sailing to Alaska on board the Silver Muse. My overall experience was far beyond my expectations, starting with my stateroom (350 sq. ft.) with private balcony (65 sq. ft.), personal butler, eight diverse dining… Read more from my Silversea Cruises ~ Alaska bio.

My Oceania Experience ~ The Finest Cuisine at Sea

Oceania Vista ~ Sunday Brunch
Oceania reputation for the Finest Cuisine at Sea is well earned. With locally sourced high quality and fresh ingredients, special consideration for the ambiance of each venue and inventive recipes.  The proportions are appropriately sized with an artistic presentation.  The chef-to-guest… Read more from my My Oceania Experience ~ The Finest Cuisine at Sea bio.

Why Celebrity

Celebrity Eden Aft Walkway
  Celebrity continues to evolve and improve upon an already excellent cruise experience.  My guests who sail on their ships rave about the quality of the cuisine, array of dining venues and exceptional service. Their entertainment is outstanding, varied, and delivers a… Read more from my Why Celebrity bio.

Grand Voyages

Grand Cruise Deck Party
For the past 35 years, Cruise Specialists has specialized in Grand and World Cruises.  A Grand Voyage is a longer voyage (50 days +) and typically follows a theme, such as a region, Africa or Australia for example; or season, such… Read more from my Grand Voyages bio.

2024 & 2025 Holland America World Cruise

Teresa with voyage host Tom Mullen
Since 1989 Cruise Specialists has offered a hosted group departure on every Holland America Line World Cruise departure. Our complimentary programming is second to none and includes a pre-departure overnight, transfers and dinner party.  Once on board ship, our agenda includes… Read more from my 2024 & 2025 Holland America World Cruise bio.

My Areas of Expertise

Destinations

  • Alaska
  • Nile River
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
  • Australia
  • World Cruise
  • Mediterranean
  • Danube
  • England
  • Seine River
  • Africa
  • Baltic
  • Caribbean
  • Scandinavia
  • Rhine River
  • South America
  • Douro River

Interests

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

Suppliers

  • AmaWaterways
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Seabourn
  • Viking
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Tauck

Certificates & Awards

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Viking Certified Expert: River, Ocean & Expedition

My Travel Stories

Teresa Skeim
Vista ~ Red Ginger Restaurant
Oceania ~ Vista
Bon Voyage
Travels, Hosting and Fun!
Cruising the beautiful, calm Rhine River to Basel
Enjoying European Rivers

Scenic Eclipse

I recently sailed on the Scenic Eclipse and my overall experience was outstanding.  The yacht-like ship carries only 228 guests with a reduced occupancy on Arctic and Antarctica cruises (200 guests).  The Eclipse has a luxurious residential style and delivers personalized six-star service, outstanding cuisine, and an array of discovery tours... Read more from my Scenic Eclipse story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 56 Reviews | 100% Recommended
  • Good Travel Agent

    Reviewed By Gerarda - Winnipeg | Traveled to Canada
    I worked with Teresa on a big trip for me and she was prompt in all follow up that I requested. She kept in touch during the whole process, was always pleasant with a smile in her voice. I have already recommended to her to a couple of my friends, and will to more.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    143 of 249 people found this review helpful
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  • Cruise

    Reviewed By Harold - New York | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa was very knowledgeable about our ship and destination. We were able to reach her when we had questions. She is a very positive and friendly person.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    135 of 236 people found this review helpful
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  • Good Help!

    Reviewed By Jared - Sun City Center, FL | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic
    She was an excellent advisor -- prompt to help, accurate in her advice, responsive to every request.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    134 of 235 people found this review helpful
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  • Great Agent

    Reviewed By Joy - Portland | Traveled to Scandinavia
    She was very professional. I appreciated her as an agent.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    131 of 230 people found this review helpful
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  • Viking Land

    Reviewed By Joyce - Cleveland, OH | Traveled to Scandinavia
    Excellent! She listens carefully to what you want, and then makes it all happen.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    129 of 226 people found this review helpful
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  • Very easy to work with

    Reviewed By Ming-Hsi - Mountain View | Traveled to World Cruise
    Teresa was very helpful as my mother isn’t very tech savvy for on line reservations and planning. She was integral into coordinating for us and seemed quite happy to do so. She is also definitely not a high pressure sales person. Friendly, outgoing and easy to work with!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    131 of 232 people found this review helpful
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  • Best Cruise Advisor

    Reviewed By Ronald - Long Beach | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa is the best in all respects!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    136 of 243 people found this review helpful
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  • Baltic Cruise

    Reviewed By Jay - Prescott | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa is great to work with. She smoothes out any ripples in the water.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    131 of 234 people found this review helpful
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  • Most attentive agent

    Reviewed By Yim Yuan - Ann Arbor, MI | Traveled to Mediterranean
    We have worked with Teresa for several years and each time she never fails to create a wonderful trip for us. She has a gift of learning about her clients and how they like to travel. We just spent 11 days in Italy and Greece. Absolutely wonderful trip and never worried about any details. She is always quick to answer our questions and get information to us.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    136 of 245 people found this review helpful
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  • We love our TA

    Reviewed By Ming Cheng - Saint Paul, MN | Traveled to South America
    Teresa Skeim is the best. We love working with her. We have recommended her to friends and family. When people ask if they should work directly with the cruise line or with a TA, I always provide them with Teresa’s contact information.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    140 of 253 people found this review helpful
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  • Great trip

    Reviewed By Andrea - Spokane | Traveled to Australia
    Teresa handled everything in a professional manner. She answered all our questions and made our first cruise effortless.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    132 of 238 people found this review helpful
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  • Travel Advisor

    Reviewed By Grace - Sun City West, AZ | Traveled to Scandinavia
    Working with Teresa is always a pleasure. She is the travel expert, extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We would not make a major travel decision without talking to her first. She always gives you the pros and cons and gives the best advice to steer you through the decision matrix. She not only listens but hears what you say. We always recommend her to our friends and acquaintances.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    130 of 235 people found this review helpful
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  • Celebrity cruise

    Reviewed By Wendell - Bathurst | Traveled to Caribbean
    Teresa has been terrific to work with. She always has, or finds answers to my most obscure questions. If cruise prices change, she has been able to get reduced fares or cruise credits for us. She is very knowledgeable about all the cruise lines and remembers our preferences, when making suggestions for current, or future cruises. Thank you Teresa!!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    130 of 236 people found this review helpful
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  • Baltic cruise

    Reviewed By Debra - Melbourne Beach | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa always returned emails and calls to answer any questions. Very careful to send proper documents and schedules as needed She has become my friend
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    126 of 228 people found this review helpful
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  • Teresa

    Reviewed By Craig - Charlotte | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and fun to work with. She’s helped us with both airline and cruise reservations and knows exactly what we want. She has come through with great results every time. I would recommend her to anyone who wants an excellent travel expert.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    132 of 242 people found this review helpful
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  • Excellent Service!

    Reviewed By Gloriann - Minneapolis | Traveled to South America
    Perfect. She knows the business and delivers. Have recommended her to others.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    120 of 218 people found this review helpful
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  • Len&Jan

    Reviewed By Che Ying - Warminster | Traveled to Panama Canal
    Teresa is a joy to work with. She is attentive and responsive to our requests. We appreciate her attention to detail and timely actions.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    122 of 223 people found this review helpful
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  • Great Cruise Booking Experience

    Reviewed By Krzysztof - Lakewood | Traveled to Danube
    Teresa Skeim a true professional who truly cares about her clients. She steered us to a wonderful River Cruise experience which we just came back from. She made sure all the details were covered and if she saw any price reduction or any extra benefits subsequent to the booking, she would steer them (no pun intended) our way. I highly recommend her as she is excellent in her profession. I was truly lucky to have discovered her. She is friendly and a very nice genuine person
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    136 of 252 people found this review helpful
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  • Quality

    Reviewed By Lawrence - West Jordan | Traveled to Alaska
    Excellent helper
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    137 of 254 people found this review helpful
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  • The consummate travel advisor

    Reviewed By Deanna - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to Australia
    She is knowledgeable, cheerful and always helpful.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    115 of 211 people found this review helpful
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  • Travel Advisor

    Reviewed By Karl - Orland Park | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic
    Teresa was extremely helpful whenever I needed her to be! Technology and I do not always get along, and she ALWAYS helped me plow through something, for did it for me - making my life a lot less stressful!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 231 people found this review helpful
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  • My trip

    Reviewed By McKay - Scottsdale, AZ | Traveled to Panama Canal
    She did any and everything to insure we had an enjoyable trip. My next cruise? Don’t know yet. But you can bet I’ll cal Teresa!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 231 people found this review helpful
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  • Review

    Reviewed By Hsin Lun - Portland | Traveled to Caribbean
    Everything was good
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    134 of 250 people found this review helpful
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  • trip

    Reviewed By Amy - Houston | Traveled to Australia
    More than excellent.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    119 of 220 people found this review helpful
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  • Mediterranean Cruise

    Reviewed By Marques - Bismarck, ND | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Helped with many questions.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    127 of 236 people found this review helpful
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  • Cruise

    Reviewed By Bradford - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to Alaska
    She’s great and very friendly
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    121 of 224 people found this review helpful
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  • HAL Cruise

    Reviewed By Raymond - Frederic | Traveled to Europe
    Teresa was very kind and informative and always available to answer questions and help with planning.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    119 of 220 people found this review helpful
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  • Really good travel agent!

    Reviewed By Cheng En - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Alaska
    Teresa was a superb advisor, answering every question, and supplying every need our entire family group of eleven had. We were all delighted with her services.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    119 of 221 people found this review helpful
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  • 21 Days NYC to Norway and back on Queen Mary 2

    Reviewed By Judith - North Saanich | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic
    Teresa is professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive. She's all about the details so we don't worry about a thing! Plus she's genuinely friendly and happy for us when we head off on a grand adventure!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 234 people found this review helpful
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  • Great to work with

    Reviewed By Daniel - Half Moon Bay | Traveled to Alaska
    You can not find a better cruise advisor than Teresa.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    132 of 248 people found this review helpful
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  • Well done

    Reviewed By Jude - Cupertino | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Working with Teresa was a pleasure. She kept us informed at all stages and worked through an illness to make sure our trip was enjoyable.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 235 people found this review helpful
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  • Advisor review

    Reviewed By Kang Min - Orange City | Traveled to Canada
    She is very pleasant to work with, very knowledgeable, follows through, and returns calls expeditiously. And provides alternative solutions to issues that may arise.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    122 of 229 people found this review helpful
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  • New England Oceania Cruise

    Reviewed By Veronica - Aurora | Traveled to Canada
    works well with us has planned numerous trips for us
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    127 of 239 people found this review helpful
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  • Makes travel easy

    Reviewed By Adrian - Stillwater | Traveled to World Cruise
    Attentive to every detail , understands what’s important to us when we travel, and is quick to respond to questions.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 236 people found this review helpful
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  • Symphony of the Seas

    Reviewed By Marc - Rancho Palos Verdes | Traveled to Caribbean
    First time and it was good, she was recommend by a friend
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    120 of 226 people found this review helpful
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  • Trip to Alaska

    Reviewed By Martin - Los Angeles | Traveled to Alaska
    I love contacting Teresa regarding any cruise and problem I may have. She has always returned my e mail or phone call. She has excellent ideas and suggestions. I would not consider using anyone else. I am not sure what more you want me to write.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    126 of 238 people found this review helpful
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  • The best advisor we have ever had!

    Reviewed By Bonita - Toronto, ON | Traveled to Europe
    She could not have been more helpful.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    125 of 236 people found this review helpful
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  • Terrific

    Reviewed By Don - West Palm Beach | Traveled to South America
    Absolutely the best. Very conscientious and thorough. Got us the best cruise and price and inclusions!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    114 of 215 people found this review helpful
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  • Teresa’s review

    Reviewed By Lotte - Laguana Woods | Traveled to World Cruise
    She is very excellent at her job but is even better as a person !
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    117 of 221 people found this review helpful
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  • Great river cruise

    Reviewed By Ryan - Sarasota | Traveled to Danube
    Teresa was very helpful and responsive
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    117 of 221 people found this review helpful
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  • Thanks!

    Reviewed By Simon - Boca Raton, FL | Traveled to Europe
    Thanks to Teresa's help everything went flawlessly on our recent Oceania Riviera cruise.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    118 of 224 people found this review helpful
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  • world cruise-florida to singapore

    Reviewed By Ching Yi - Cleveland, OH | Traveled to World Cruise
    Teresa was outstanding> I have booked two cruises with her and hope to book another. Personal, sincere, thorough. Thank you, Teresa....
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    113 of 215 people found this review helpful
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  • Teresa Skeim

    Reviewed By Tamar - Long Beach | Traveled to Greece
    Teresa is easy to work with. Always available to answer questions and very good natured.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    126 of 241 people found this review helpful
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  • TERESA IS AWESOME!!!

    Reviewed By Theodora - White Plains, NY | Traveled to South America
    We find her diligent and caring....better than others we have worked with. Goes the extra mile. Calls us rather than just sending emails all the time.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    113 of 216 people found this review helpful
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  • Venice to Rome cruise

    Reviewed By Billye - Little Neck | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Very helpful in helping us chose cruise and making related trip plans
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    120 of 230 people found this review helpful
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  • land sea azamara

    Reviewed By Bradley - Austin | Traveled to Greece
    teresa is easy to work with knows her markets well
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    117 of 226 people found this review helpful
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  • Very Professional

    Reviewed By Edward - New York | Traveled to Mediterranean
    I love working with Teresa Skeim. She is very helpful! I have given her name to perfect strangers as well as family and friends.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    119 of 231 people found this review helpful
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  • Excellent travel support

    Reviewed By Anthony - Temecula | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Teresa has helped us with a couple of trips. She does a great job. When we start to think about another trip I'm always happy to give her a call.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    115 of 223 people found this review helpful
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  • Cruise advisor

    Reviewed By Patrick - Raleigh | Traveled to Alaska
    Excellent, she was always prepared and so helpful. I rely on her to find my best rooms, etc. always careful of the expenses. Will be calling on her in the future. Thank you
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    114 of 221 people found this review helpful
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  • My Cruise

    Reviewed By Marie - Ormond Beach | Traveled to Australia
    Teresa’s the best advisor we have had in last number of years.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    113 of 220 people found this review helpful
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  • Can’t say enough about our trip

    Reviewed By Chet Childs - Jonesport, Maine | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
    Teresa is it! She is right on it no matter the issue or question. We call - she gets to us as soon as her work load allows. I’ve recommended her to all my friends.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Another World Cruise

    Reviewed By Barbara - Pacific Palisades, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
    I don't remember how many years Teresa has been my agent. I am very happy to have her as my agent. She has been very good at handling the many emails I send her and taking care of the bookings we make for our cruises with Holland America. We usually book our cruises on the ship and then Teresa takes it from there to make sure we receive our invoices from HAL and Cruise Specialists. She also handles the payments we make for our cruises and sends us updated invoices so we can keep track of our balance due. I not only consider her my agent, but also my friend.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazing world cruise

    Reviewed By Dave - Nashville | Traveled to World Cruise ~ Other
    Very helpful and respinsive
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • Expert Advice for Our First World Cruise

    Reviewed By Shelly - Cherryvale, KS | Traveled to World Cruise ~ Other
    Teresa is WONDERFUL! She remembers little details about our travel arrangements, wishes, etc. She was very helpful as we booked and planned for our first world cruise. We thought we would be booking an inside cabin as the most economical choice. Teresa helped us analyze all the early booking incentives, enabling us to book an outside cabin as the best deal. Later, she helped us upgrade to a balcony and her prompt service allowed us to snag an amazing location. We couldn't have booked and planned this trip without her!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Just another of the great trips that I hage takien

    Reviewed By Margaret - Waverly, Ohio | Traveled to Cape Town ~ South Africa ~ Africa
    I have always had excellent service. Teresa has gone more than th4 extra mile to take care of this technology limited client.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Teresa Skeim Best Ever!

    Reviewed By Carrie - Richmond, VA | Traveled to Australia
    Teresa was amazing! She was the best!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    112 of 229 people found this review helpful
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