Why Shop For A Princess Cruise Anywhere Else? Why?
If you like spending hours browsing the Internet and have got a lot of time to do your own research, then you can put together a cruise vacation, directly with the cruise line on your own. But it won’t be the most efficient nor the most economical way to go about it.  And it's likely to cost you more money that going through your travel agent. Cruise Guides, Cruise Reviews, Vacation Planning and Advice, Cruise Tips and Tools at Cruise Direct Online, The Cruise Travelers Ultimate Search Engine.
Here's why your cruise vacation can be better, bigger and come in under budget when you book through a travel agent.

Cruises. They're Not Just A Vacation.

They're The Time Of Your Life!


Choose a cruise vacation specialist, not an average travel agency, who sell all things, such as airfare, hotels, resorts and motorcoach,  to all people.  A Cruise Vacation Specialist is likely to have much more cruising experience that the average travel agent. Been there, done that kind of experience. Cruise Vacation Specialists book a lot more cruises than the average travel agency. Because of the volume they produce for the cruise line (s) , they often receive unpublished discounts which they can pass on to you. Discounts you're not likely to get from booking direct with the cruise line or average travel agent.

A Cruise Vacation Specialist knows how to match your wants and needs to the best cruise line, ship and itinerary.  Every cruise ship has a different "personality" and offers it's own brand of entertainment, dining and shore excursion options.  A Cruise Vacation Specialist knows where the best staterooms are located in your price range. They know to steer you away from staterooms that are under the disco or adjacent to the laundry room, elevators or crew passage ways. A  Cruise Vacation Specialist's goal is to find the best cruise line, ship and itinerary to fit your budget, meet your expectations and appeal to your lifestyle.

A Cruise Vacation Specialist knows the ship's options. What are must to do onboard activities and what to stay away from.  Often the hottest dining, entertainment and popular venue need to be reserved in advance, or you may not get what you want, when you want it. A Cruise Vacation Specialist can reserve on-board activities way before your departure date.

About Your Cruise Vacation Specialist

Every staff member is an experienced Princess cruiser. And all of us are involved in positively outrageous guest service. We provide expert advice, not just a flood of information.

To insure your every want and need is met, our staff continually attend seminars at sea, taking classes and learning everything there is to know about the cruise industry.

Marty & Raye Trencher Become Certified Cruise Experts. Click here to learn more.

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The Editor's of Cruise Traveler Magazine present Your Ultimate Cruise Guide - Know Before You Go. Tried-and-true Tips on how to have a successful cruise vacation. Get the latest cruise news, cruise reviews, and feature cruise articles. Be sure to read their Ultimate Packing List. A must read, before you plan your next cruise. Add your own article....share the experience. Raye & Marty Trencher have achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises’ Academy, certifying them each as an expert cruise professional. Raye & Marty Trencher of are part of an exclusive group of travel agents who are now recognized by Princess at the Academy's highest level for their unique qualifications and knowledge as a Princess cruise planning professional.

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Whales, sea lions, otters, eagles, bears and an incredible diversity of seabirds can appear seemingly from out of the blue. And an onboard naturalist is always on hand during our cruises to offer insights into each new animal sighting. Journey into the pristine waters of the Great Land with Princess Cruises, voted the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” five consecutive years by readers of Travel Weekly. From soaring snowcapped mountain peaks to magnificent glacier-rimmed fjords and colorful marine life

World Travelers

Our people travel "round the world", visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, go on cruises, sample and critique shore excursions... They are constantly communicating, learning and passing on that knowledge and information to you.

They understand your needs
They give you good solid advice you can count on.
They are knowledgeable of what's on offer.
They are able to get you exceptional value for your cruise
Your Cruise Vacation Specialist once engaged when you book a cruise with us:

  • May be able to offer you group rates( without joining a group! ), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts. We receive daily faxes from the cruise lines offering special promotions so be sure to ask if there are any special offers available.
  • Will offer the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, etc.
  • Will review the proper immigration/passport/birth certificate documentation necessary for your cruise.
  • Arrange any special needs -- such as a handicap-designed stateroom, or a special diet.
  • Inform you of your dining choices and ask if you prefer early or late seating , or "freestyle" dining where you can dine with whom you want, when you want... and arrange for any special occasions you might be celebrating like a birthday or anniversary.
  • Explain the importance of travel insurance to cover the unexpected such as trip delays, missed cruise connections and lost or delayed baggage.
  • Give you General Information materials that cover over 18 "Things to Know Before You Go".
  • Point out your stateroom on the deck plan ( select deck plans available online ).
  • Inform you when final payment is due and the deadline to request air deviations and arrange pre-or-post cruise land packages.
  • Advise you about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, etc.

We want you to feel confident- and excited- about the choices you have, no matter if this is your first cruise or simply seeking a new adventure. We'll help you choose the cruise that's right for you--whether you're traveling alone, with children, or with a group of relatives or friends.

Contact us today. The call is free and so is the advice. 800.365.1445

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Sailing the world with Princess is a relaxing rejuvenating retreat like no other. You'll experience authentic, freshly prepared cuisine, a wide range of onboard activities and the warm, welcoming service which makes Princess Cruises:  The Consummate Host". AT The Great Alaska Tour Company, we'll take care of all the details so your vacation planning is as carefree as the wonderful vacation you'll enjoy with Princess!

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