Need Help Finding Your Way?
At Alaska Cruises Direct we provide
intelligent recommendations and Information from Certified Alaska
Cruise & Cruisetour Experts and Online Travel Guides. Representing
the next generation of experience and know-how to help you plan the
perfect Alaskan Cruise vacation.
Cruising in Alaska is all about
inspiration and lasting memories. And our job is to help travelers
like you navigate your way through all the choices, and options
available before you set off -and, crucially, by acting as a
reference point when planning your trip, helping you find your way.
Then, we provide intelligent
recommendations and reviews, thus limiting the amount of confusing
and contradictory information you may have before you.
In essence, it's all about helping
people like you make the most of an unfamiliar place. Meeting
travelers’ differing needs.
You visit the mega sites, those
that sell everything from car rentals to cruises and have huge
telemarketing call centers, if you want a one-size-fits-all
impersonal approach. You visit us if you want to take advantage of
our years of Alaskan travel experience
(i.e. from people you can trust) and know-how to help you plan the
perfect Alaskan Cruise vacation.
We believe when consumers have
access to quality information and reviews they find their journeys
enriched by the shared experiences of many others, whether checking
on the easiest way to reach Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley ,
or finding the unexpected side to Ketchikan, a popular Alaska
So, give us a call at 800.365.1445.
The call is free. The advice is free.
We provide objectivity and a level
of experience that crowd-sourced companies find difficult to match.
What we offer many consumers is what they want most: credible and
trustworthy advice, period.
Why Make Your Plans With Us?
Choosing the Alaska cruise experience that's right for you...That's
what makes the difference
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
What's an Alaska Certified
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
and earned the
distinction of Princess
Alaska Expert in
accordance with the
requirements of the
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 Cruises Direct is recognized as the
experts for Alaska cruise and cruisetour vacations."
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
You can compare and refine your
Personalized Cruise Planner with one of our Alaska Cruises Direct at
When you are ready ( there is no pressure to decide ) you can book
the cruise or cruisetour with us, receive a great price and pay the
cruise line directly. We assist you with the overall process, from
reserving, payments, 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
We're a cruise travel community built specifically for cruise
travel to Alaska.
Alaska Cruises Direct 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 Cruises Direct 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 Cruises Direct, Cruise Direct Online are a service of Travel
Direct Corporation, representing 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 Cruises Direct 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
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
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
"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
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
Cruises Direct 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 Cruises Direct 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, etc....plus we'll
point out where to get group rates ( without joining a group! ),
free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts.
At Alaska Cruises Direct 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 Cruises Direct 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 Cruises Direct, 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 Cruises Direct and our service promise to you.
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!
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" When people travel, there are
so many details they like to have sorted out before they arrive, so
that they may make the most of their time there.
The chance to go to the site,
read consumer reviews, read the online Alaska travel guides and
speak to a certified Alaska cruise travel expert (so you don’t have
to waste time surfing all over the Internet ) helps you bypass the
sales pitches and boring stuff, and lets you get to creating your
own personal Alaskan travel experience that much faster!"
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