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Certified Cruise Travel Advisor Raye Trencher successful business has been focused on a foundation of Alaska land & sea vacations, coupled with a high-level concierge service that earns clients,trust and the confidence that Raye will deliver an Alaskan experience that is both amazingly good; wonderful and most memorable.



Why For This Travel Advisor, Alaska Is Hot!

Certified Cruise Travel Advisor Raye Trencher successful business has been focused on a foundation of Alaska land & sea vacations, coupled with a high-level concierge service that earns clients, trust and the confidence that Raye will deliver an Alaskan experience that is both amazingly good; wonderful and most memorable.

Alaska: It's both challenging, complex and can seem overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the myriad of places to see and things to do.

Planning an Alaska land & sea vacation is time intensive, involving more than the usual number of decisions about lodging, dining, specialty tours, rail & motor coach travel, adventure experiences and bonus perks-at-sea on offer. There are also important considerations, such as how to limit the amount of travel time in-transit from one location to another, so you have more time when you get there, to explore Denali National Park, the Kenai Peninsula, the Yukon Territory, or Copper River. More time to explore Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines or Icy Strait Point.

For instance, Trencher explained, if you want to cut hours off your rail or motorcoach transit to Denali National Park, consider Whittier rather than Seward as your northbound or southbound port for the start or end of your cruise. To save time, Direct-to-the-Wilderness Alaska Rail Service is the way to go. With Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service, you'll enjoy a spectacular 500-mile journey through the heart of Alaska that you might otherwise miss on other land vacations. This luxury rail service can take you between your ship and Denali-area lodges all in the same day, for more time in the unspoiled Alaska wilderness - without the need for an overnight hotel stay en route. Along the way, you'll take in breathtaking sights from glass-domed rail cars and outdoor viewing platforms. In addition to the wildlife you're likely to see, you won't want to miss views of Denali, Hurricane Gulch, Turnagain Arm and dozens of picturesque rivers and meadows. You'll enjoy fascinating commentary from onboard rail guides, and perhaps you'll  visit the dining car for signature Alaska Cuisine. Of course, experienced staff will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your journey is truly unforgettable.
The number one thing I hear from people who call me about Alaska is, We're overwhelmed...so many choices", said Trencher, who offers her services at no extra charge. While other might charge up to a $250 fee to take care of everything, her agency, Cruise Direct Online and their Alaska Cruises Direct division don't believe in agency fees. Their advice is free, with no obligation to book with them. Their job, as Trencher sees it, is to make sure clients maximize their enjoyment and minimize the time spent in transit, know what to do, are familiar with places to see or figuring out where to go next.

While a cruise ship can take you just about anywhere you want to go, narrowing down all the options can often seem overwhelming. That's where a little free unbiased advice goes a long way. Raye will help you find that cruise vacation you've been searching for, so you can enjoy the benefits of cruising that they've have experienced in more than three decades of sea travel.

Time is on your side.
The high-level of service Alaska Cruises Direct provides include accessibility at all hours via toll-free, email, text and cell phone. You can ask all your questions, take all the time you need. If you do decide to travel with them, that's great. But, if not, Trencher said " It's still ok. We enjoy sharing our life's travel experiences with people and like-minded travelers, none the less".
Trencher explained,  Most clients don't have time to think about their Alaska trip when they're  at work. And when they get home, they're focused on family. Sometimes the first opportunity they have to ask questions is after dinner or on weekends. If we're not available to talk, they're going to go elsewhere. The significance of this distinction becomes apparent, when you you learn that she is one of Princess Cruises Certified Alaska Travel Advisors who was recognized as one of their top North America sellers of travel to Alaska by the cruise line.

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 Most of Trencher's clients opt for Connoisseur-level cruisetours, with balcony, mini-suite or suite accommodations onboard ship. The ultimate Alaska vacation, these deluxe escorted tours are hosted by a tour director with most meals included and enhanced sightseeing. These vacations feature the highest level of service. With stays in Fairbanks and/or Anchorage and at properties like the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge adjacent to Denali National Park, and at Trapper Creek; The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, with its spectacular views of Mt. Denali ( weather-permitting) just a short distance from the historic village of Talkeetna nestled at the base of North America's  tallest peak Mt. Denali. Talkeetna has an outstanding panoramic view of the Alaska Range that can be enjoyed and photographed from several places as you wander through town.



Local activities include flightseeing, fishing, riverboat tours, float trips, hiking, mushing, mountain climbing, ATV tours, art galleries and gift shops, places to dine and of course frontier hospitality!. Optional visits include the stunning Kenai Peninsula and/or epic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. They can also arrange exclusive perks and experiences as well as Private VIP Tours for the ultimate shore and land excursions.
About Us
Connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced, having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska,, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.

Our efforts focus on working hard to build great lasting relationships by invested in getting to know our client's personal passions and finding experiences that are tailored to what they wish to discover. By developing our knowledge of your interests, preferences, and style, we are better able to anticipate your desires and needs. Our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts take that extra step that shows commitment and dedication to creating memorable experiences on an individual personal basis. They also stand by you, every step of the way.


The person you speak to on your first contact with us, is the same person you deal with throughout the planning, pre-and post cruise experience. There's no call center here. Our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts want to get to know not just your travel preferences, but also your personal passions. That way, we will be able to suggest to you the right itinerary that connects to an emotional response, which is critical to creating a defining experience and lasting memory for you. Now, building those successful, genuine, long-term relationships with our clients, as well as the cruise lines we work with, is something that occurs over time. So, since 1999 we have been hard at work, getting better at it everyday.

Experience, Education and Expertise
Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners go above and beyond, providing that "been there, done that" experience, education and expertise, cruise line call centers and others don't. Our staff handles and/or gives advice for every aspect of your trip from ground transportation to shore excursions, and more! Working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner makes your trip experience that much better. When it's  time to start thinking about an Alaska vacation, we can help you decide on the best destinations, ports of call and share ideas based on your interests, and what is affordable. Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners are real " Insiders", and will review the cruises, land tours, wilderness lodges, rail, and more. They can help you pick the cruise line, land tours and itinerary that best suits your interests. Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners have traveled the Inside Passage, cruised the Gulf of Alaska and explored interior Alaska, including Denali National Park many times - so you will be working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner who has experienced Alaska first hand!

The Value of Knowledge And Know-How, from Alaska Certified Experts.
We have Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts who are eager to help you sort through all your options, answer all questions, give you their best advice and book your cruise or cruise tour. Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts have years of hands-on destination experience and expertise in travel to Alaska. And, we're a Top Selling Agent in North America...so our buying power and connections go a long way to getting you a great deal! Plus, we offer some amazing shore excursions. Choose salmon fishing, taking a helicopter and flight see over and land on glaciers, kayaking, trekking, panning for god or feel the exhilaration of riding a dogsled, Alaska shore excursions are all adventure!

Need Help? Have Questions? Want More Information.
Sometimes it pays to put yourself in the hands of the experts. Discover extraordinary fun, must-do experiences and savings with a well-planned Alaska cruise vacation. Planning a trip can become like a second job. So many decisions. So many websites. Enough information to fill a book, actually, hundreds of them. That's where we can help. We've organized all the must-see, destinations, sights and must-do adventures into a single Alaska cruise vacation site, Alaska Cruises Direct. You'll get expert guides, find great advice and service, and learn how to maximum the amount of time in each port to enjoy your vacation. We save you the precious time it takes to organize your Alaska cruise vacation and preview the ultimate shore side experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, show you where to find value priced cruises to save you money. All you have to do now, is relax and enjoy your Alaska cruise vacation.

You can make a checklist of what to pack. You may even consult those friends that made a similar journey. If you are meticulous, you will read that robust guide book from cover to cover. Yet no amount of research and extensive travel planning will prepare you for the sheer wonder of Alaska.


So, now is a great time to get started. Let us introduce our dedicated Team of Certified Alaska Travel Experts that with just one phone call, [ 800.365.1445 ] review local culture and history with customized guidance for each Alaska destination.

No Initial Deposit Required - Book Now, Take Your Time To Decide. Pay Later
Call us at 800.365.1445 to reserve your cruise with no initial deposit necessary! Right now, when you book an Alaska sailing or Alaskan Cruisetour at least 120 days prior to cruise departure, we will waive your initial booking deposit and place your reservation on a "Courtesy Hold". Giving you up to 3-7 days to decide if the sailing date, rate and accommodations meet your wants and needs. If you choose not to book it, the courtesy hold automatically expires with no effort, nor obligation on your part. Others may charge you up to 10% of your total costs just to hold your reservation. Your original deposit must be paid before the courtesy hold expires and final payment ( your balance due after placing a deposit) will be due around 75 days prior to sailing. Not valid on bookings requiring non-refundable deposits.

Real Helpful People, Not Call Center Operators!
When you work with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner, you're speaking with an experienced professional, who is assigned to you through out the process. Unlike the cruise line call center, when you never get the same person twice. And, the cruise line operator only has the cruise line interests in mind, not yours. Working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner can help make your travel plans better. Better than you ever could on your own.

Ask all your questions, take all the time you need.
If you do decide to travel with us, that's great. But, if not, it's still ok. We enjoy sharing our life's travel experiences with you and like-minded travelers, none the less.

Your Personal Cruise Concierge
Booking a cruise should be a simple and straight forward experience, and for the most part it is. However, we all know about the many details to take care of. Details, that at times can seem overwhelming. Imagine having someone available to assist you with all of your destination, onboard and ashore needs. Our Certified Cruise Travel Experts act as your personal cruise concierge. Creating a curated trip designed to meet your budget, wants and needs. Their advice is free and so is the phone call to reach them. So, call 800.365.1445 to get started.

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