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Our cruise consultants have decades of experience on cruise lines that suit the most discerning travelers.
From all-inclusive, ultra-luxury ships, to tall-masted sailing yachts, or family-friendly cruise ships laden with the most enticing activities, we can help you find the cruise that is right for you. Our experience in finding unique shore excursions, land tours and group and incentive travel makes Cruise Specialists the perfect choice for nearly any type of leisure travel.
You can find information about our leadership team in the Our Leadership Team section.

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Teresa Skeim

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Teresa Skeim

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Hosted Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Alaska
  • Nile River
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
  • Australia
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
Gerarda says:
"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 ..." Read More

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Dan Twomey

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Dan Twomey

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Grand Voyage Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Australia
  • World Cruise
  • Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
James says:
"During last two years he has booked several excellent long cruises for me. Dan is courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and ..." Read More

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Gillian Clark

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Gillian Clark

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Expedition Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Antarctica
  • World Cruise
  • Ecuador
  • Alaska
  • Europe
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
Clifford says:
"How would we ever manage without Gillian Clark... our Travel Agent who has become our friend! She is the BEST! We just returned from an amazing Cruise ..." Read More

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Matthew Spencer

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 12

Matthew Spencer

Seattle, WA
Ocean and River Cruise Specialist
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Caribbean
  • Scandinavia
  • Alaska
  • Rhine River
  • Danube
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Hosted Cruises

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Ellen Odd

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Ellen Odd

Seattle, WA
Luxury & World Cruise Specialist
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Scandinavia
  • World Cruise
  • South Pacific
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
Andrew says:
"Fantastic is the best way to describe ..." Read More

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LynnDee King

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

LynnDee King

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Hosted Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • World Cruise
  • Mediterranean
  • Africa
  • Worldwide
  • Europe
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
Connie says:
"I have not worked with a better partner. My vacation was ..." Read More

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Bridgett Quinn-Webber

Fulshear, TX
Years of Experience: 25
100% Recommended

Bridgett Quinn-Webber

Fulshear, TX
World Cruise & River Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Bahamas
  • World Cruise
  • Aegean Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Douro River
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Adult Only
  • Cruises
  • Food & Wine
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
Max says:
"She is amazing, very thoughtful of others, very encouraging, sending little cards and gifts, she works hard and inspires others, she is organized and ..." Read More

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Joe Lucero

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Joe Lucero

Seattle, WA
Luxury, World Cruise & Expedition Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Australia
  • World Cruise
  • California
  • Europe
  • Iceland
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
Ho Wan says:
"Joe was great to work with on this trip. Very organized and made sure we understood each step. Answered all my questions and concerns professionally. ..." Read More

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Cliff Bainum

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Cliff Bainum

Seattle, WA
Luxury Cruise Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • World Cruise
  • Europe
  • Trans-Atlantic
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • River Cruises
Todd says:
"Cliff was on top of things from dealing with cruise line to reminding us is of trip requirements and deadlines. While we made many arrangements, tours ..." Read More

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Rene Spatz

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 17
100% Recommended

Rene Spatz

Seattle, WA
World Cruise, Luxury Cruise & Expedition Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • World Cruise
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
  • Australia
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
Ted says:
"Communications great. Booked Air flight round trip along with Hawaii Cruise all better than expected. Agent very professional cabin booked was with ob ..." Read More

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Carol Terhune

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Carol Terhune

Seattle, WA
World Cruise, River Cruise & Escorted Tour Expert
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • World Cruise
  • Rhine River
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Cruises
  • Food & Wine
David says:
"Always great working with Carol. She has helped plan several cruises for us. Keeps us informed particularly any possible or real changes in scheduling ..." Read More

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Devlyn Nelson

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 7
100% Recommended

Devlyn Nelson

Seattle, WA
Ocean and River Cruise Specialist
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Bahamas
  • On the River
  • Virgin Islands
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Hosted Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
Heather says:
"Devlyn found the perfect itinerary with exciting shore excursions for me and a good single supplement ..." Read More

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Gayle Takashima

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Gayle Takashima

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Luxury Travel Advisor
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • Australia
  • Alaska
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Europe
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Rail
  • River Cruises
  • Safari
Joan says:
"Just wonderful as always. Gayle is very efficient and takes care of all the details. Would be difficult for me to plan a trip without her ..." Read More

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Diane Ritchey

Seattle, WA
Years of Experience: 25+
100% Recommended

Diane Ritchey

Seattle, WA
World Cruise & Luxury Cruise Consultant
DESTINATION SPECIALTIES
  • World Cruise
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Worldwide
  • Mediterranean Sea
INTEREST SPECIALTIES
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Cruises
Gerald says:
"Diane Ritchey is a delight to work with. She helps select a cruise that matches your style. Diane pays attention to detail and follows up to ensure a ..." Read More
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