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We Are Certified Alaska Experts!
Not only been there and done that, we are Certified by the the Alaska Travel Industry Association as Experts in travel to Alaska and Certified Alaska Cruise Experts by Princess Cruises and Tours. Trained and focused on the newest Alaska destinations and the most exciting ship experiences to Alaska available.

Take advantage of our expertise when planning your next Alaska dream vacation!


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Welcome to Alaska.... We call it our home away from home...

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Where you will find Expert Advice about ALASKA for First Time and Seasoned Travelers. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, everything you need to know before you go on an ALASKA cruise vacation.

Alaska...where whales, sea lions, otters, eagles, bears and an incredible diversity of wildlife can appear almost from out of the blue. It's just one of the thrilling aspects of our Alaska - the opportunity to observe an endless variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.There remain few places on earth where you can truly breathe. Where space is measured not in feet or miles, but in endless horizons. A place where nature is so powerful, so dramatic, a personal encounter can change you forever. Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling.
At Alaska Cruise Tours we not only have the largest selection of Alaska Cruises and tours available... we offer the best of Alaska....with the certified expertise and know-how advice from people who've been there. Alaska cruises and cruisetours range from days to weeks, include land and sea programs and accommodate every lifestyle....from mild to wild.

An Alaska Cruise...where a balcony cabin and a spectacular train ride become front-row seats for one of the most breathtaking shows in nature.

Why Make Your Plans With Us?
Choosing the Alaska cruise experience that's right for you...That's what makes the difference

ALASKA:  So incredibly beautiful, you'll think you stepped into a painting. This is Alaska as seen from the panoramic perspective of your dazzling Princess cruise ship. Monumental glaciers are natures draw and Alaska's waterways reveal more of these thrilling Ice Age giants than anywhere else on earth.  Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and flocks of seabirds. Plus you'll visit a variety of flavorful ports of call full of rich history and native culture

Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; America's last frontier. Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream - or as much as possible of it - within reach of you.

Take your time and explore Our Website ...see the video's, read all about it. Then, give us a call. Our staff is ready to share their expertise with you. Ask all your questions, find out all the details.
Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you in Alaska.. very soon!

Raye & Marty Trencher

Our Alaska cruise advisors are knowledgeable experts certified by the Alaska Travel Industry Association. They know Alaska, as upfront and personal as you know your hometown. Call them at 800.365.1445 Today!

What's an Alaska Certified Expert?


Now that you're ready to visit Alaska, let an Alaska Certified Expert help you plan your trip of a lifetime! Individual travel agents are certified by the Alaska Travel Industry Association. They are real experts about Alaska's geography, history, culture, climate and seasons, celebrations and special events, and travel to and within the state. They are able to provide trip planning assistance and information about local transportation, attractions, accommodations, dining and entertainment, and shopping for all five regions of Alaska, including the Far North, Fairbanks and the Interior, Anchorage and South Central Alaska, Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, and cruising the Inside Passage.


Our Alaska Cruise Advisors have demonstrated expertise and earned the distinction of Princess Alaska Expert in accordance with the requirements of the Princess Academy Curriculum. They are uniquely qualified to assist you in your Alaska cruise or cruise tour vacation plans.

The definition of a specialist is one who concentrates on a particular activity or product. When you specialize in a particular area of the travel industry, over time you to develop a reputation as the expert in your area of specialization. As an example, we specializes in Alaska cruises and cruise tours. After specializing in this area for over 10 years, we now receive many calls from people who state they were told to contact us by friends, business associates or relatives because we were the one's who could help them plan that special once-in-a- lifetime Alaskan experience


The best of Alaska with knowledge and certified expert advice from people who've been there.

No one knows Alaska like we do. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and cruise tours.

"Alaska Cruisetour Experts is recognized as the experts for Alaska cruise and cruisetour vacations." In the News


We provide a personalized travel experience. We match travelers with relevant, cruises and cruisetours designed to provide a quality travel experience. Here is how it works....

You fill out a comprehensive form to best describe the cruise or cruisetour you want. Depending on the clarity of your needs, an Alaska cruise expert may get back to you by phone or e-mail. We then find matches and notify you by e-mail what's on offer.

Depending on your needs, a Personalized Cruise Planner, manually prepared by experts, will include itineraries, detailed pricing, places to visit, shore excursions to take, and destination information.
You can compare and refine your Personalized Cruise Planner with one of our Alaska Cruisetour Experts at no charge.

When you are ready ( there is no pressure to decide ) you can book the cruise or cruisetour with us, receive a generous discount and pay the cruise line directly. We assist you with the overall process, from reserving, to ticketing, and complete support. We are with you every step of the way!

After you have returned from your cruise or cruisetour, share your feedback in the form of an unbiased, unedited Cruise Review with our community.

We're a cruise travel community built specifically for cruise travel to Alaska.

Alaska Cruisetour Experts is also a community of cruise travelers. Our Alaska cruise advisors, with their expert knowledge, are part of the community together with you. Share your adventure, help each other out with first-hand experiences and cruise reviews, recommend the best places to go. Cruises are a passion which we can all benefit from each other's tried-and-true experiences. With that in mind, we've built in a blog that you can participate in.

Our Community and Values.
Alaska Cruisetour Experts community is one in which travelers seek the best in quality, authenticity, and value. We strive to deliver it.

More About Us.
Fair and Impartial Advice. We represent all the cruise lines - we don't promote one particular cruise line over the other. Choosing the right cruise experience for you is our number one priority.

Speaking of Experience. We have sailed on most of the popular ships to many of the world's most interesting ports of call, so we give you recommendations from first-hand knowledge and experience.

Alaska Cruisetour Experts, Cruise Direct Online is a service of Travel Direct Corporation, represents all major cruise lines and is a certified member of several consumer and travel trade organizations. Management and staff have over 30 years experience in travel.

Each of us is a cruise vacation professional. We're a valuable resource of first hand knowledge coupled with contagious enthusiasm for our work, here to help you plan the perfect cruise vacation. You'll find we're just like you, sharing one common dream, the dream of cruising and the spirit of the sea. Call today and let us plan your most memorable vacation experience ever.

At Alaska Cruisetour Experts we provide the highest possible level of support and service to our clients. We work hard to get you the lowest price possible, on any cruise line.

Your ALASKA Cruise Travel Advisor
Every staff member is an experienced 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.

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 Travel Advisor 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 ALASKA cruise or simply seeking a new adventure. We'll help you choose the ALASKA cruise that's right for you--whether you're traveling alone, with children, or with a group of relatives or friends."

The Principles
Raye & Marty Trencher

Raye & I are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world. Our mission is plain and simple. We started Alaska Cruisetour Experts so we could provide real-life accounts and expert advice about Alaska, not just a flood of information.

We literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions. We've been to Alaska. We know the lay of the land sort of speak. And now through Alaska Cruisetour Experts we hope to pass on that knowledge and information to you.

Our advice offers the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, we'll point out where to get group rates ( without joining a group! ), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts.

At Alaska Cruisetour Experts you will find information about your dining choices. Advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration documentations and much more.

At Alaska Cruisetour Experts you will find information of value to seniors, families, singles, couples and groups. Plus some "behind the scenes" and 'Know Before You Go" information about Alaska not found elsewhere. We also will tell you how to avoid travel scams and common travel mistakes, and share our insights on the latest cruise news about Alaska and how it affects your vacation planning.

After browsing Alaska Cruisetour Experts, we hope you will feel confident- and excited- about the choices you have, no matter if this is your first cruise to Alaska or simply seeking a new adventure. After all, we know that each time you cruise, you will meet new people, make new friends and learn new things as you cruise around the World.

Choosing the Alaska cruise that's right for you--that the premise behind Alaska Cruisetour Experts Magazine and our service promise to you.
Where have Raye and Marty traveled?

The Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, French Polynesia, Tahiti, Hawaii and more.

Cruised to over 40 Countries with over a dozen cruise lines....
Over 30 times.

A little bit of background...

Marty is a veteran travel professional. He has been a corporate travel executive for over 30 years. Along with eight years of retail cruise industry experience, he has handled corporate incentives for Pepsi and Ford, managed retail and wholesale tour operations, been a theme park/attractions marketing planner and directed one of the largest annual migration of British Tourists to Walt Disney World!

In addition to Cruise Travel Magazine, he and his wife are also editors and publishers of Cruise Reviews Online. At Cruise Reviews Online you can read hundreds of cruise line and cruise ship reviews by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships. Unbiased and unedited, they share their experience with you. Cruise Reviews Online, is one of the most recognized leading resources for fair and objective information about cruise travel.

Together Raye & Marty have edited and published 'The Ultimate Cruise Guide". a cruiser travel reference guide book that is available free for the reading... online.

As an knowledgeable expert in the cruise industry, Marty is a member of the Society of Industry Leaders, where he shares his expertise with members of the financial community conducting industry research. He has also been called upon to assist the media with expert comments on cruise industry news discussing everything from holiday travel trends to cruise safety.

They are members of the Society of Professional Journalists, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Raye is a retired educator by profession with over 30 years of teaching experience. Her experience, both as a mother and teacher bring a unique perspective to family and multi-generational travel. She writes for Dan and Molly's Dockside Cafe' a travelogue and has worked in the travel industry part-time for as many years as she has been teaching. Through the years, she has helped families from all over the world catch up with loved ones and creating new family memories at sea, noting that "a cruise vacation offers more variety and things to do for both grandparents and children than on a land-based vacation plus a cruise brings everyone together to share a once-in-a lifetime family experience".

Raye loves to cruise, likes the big ships to the small ones and always takes timeout to visit the grandkids. ( Marty prefers the opposite, the ships that is, )

Contributing Editors
Dawn Gesualdi is a professional school and family counselor who has cruised since she was five years-old and offers readers the "scoop" on what children and their parents can expect and experience from the cruise lines kids' and teen programs. Plus Dawn will offer good advice on how to make cruise planning easier for you.

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