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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 destination.

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 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 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 information.

You can compare and refine your Personalized Cruise Planner with one of our Alaska Cruises Direct at no charge.

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 community.

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 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 Founders
Raye & Marty Trencher


Raye & Marty are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world. They started Alaska Cruises Direct with one mission in mind, to provide real-life accounts and expert advice about Alaska, not just a flood of information.

Darren is their son, and now runs Alaska Cruises Direct.  An experienced traveler himself, he's been around the world, visited Alaska, cruised extensively, and loves sharing his passion for cruising and experiencing the world with everyone meets.

Raye & Marty Trencher

Darren Trencher

They literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions. They've been to Alaska. They 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, 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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