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The ownership team of Rich Skinner (Left) and Steve Sibley (Right) is dedicated to making your cruise experience the best experience you have ever had.

Rich Skinner, for the past 18 years has worked as a management executive in the cruise industry with Holland America Line, and has co-owned an award-winning and successful travel marketing public relations firm.  Having introduced new ships for six different cruise lines, Skinner brings an in-depth knowledge of cruise and its potential.  Skinner has close and wide ranging contacts with a wide variety of senior cruise line executives, and is well known for his marketing and public relations prowess in the cruise industry.  He is often quoted in trade publications such as Travel Weekly and in consumer publications like the Vancouver Sun and Seattle Times.

 Co-founder, Steve Sibley, a President's Circle sales executive with more than 25-years of experience of selling advanced technology products at Hewlett Packard, and most recently its Agilent spin-off; brings a state-of the art knowledge of the technology industry and its applications to a retail cruise travel agency.  Sibley also possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has been success with a variety of multi-level marketing organizations, most recently nutriceuticals.  Sibley also brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience translating immediately into the retail travel sales environment.

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Our Agents

Wendy Swanson

Wendy is a 5-star Holland America Line Academy graduate and is also a Commodore with Princess Cruises.  Wendy is a world traveler with expertise in the Mediterranean, Central Europe, Tahiti and Australia/New Zealand.

Wendy especially enjoys escorting cruise groups as a host.  She is a fourth generation resident of Kirkland and is active in skiing, water aerobics and in her local church.

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Jan Milligan, ECC, DS

Jan has attained the highest professional designation in the cruise industry—Elite Cruise Counselor.  To achieve this rank she had to pass a rigorous training program combining both theoretical and practical experience in cruising.  She has taken many classes, and both visited and sailed upon many ships, and sold and successfully serviced many cruises, as a prerequisite for her rank.

She gained her love of travel as a formal flight attendant for Pan American World Airways.  She and her husband have cruised more than 90 times.  She is a Princess Commodore, Holland America Line Academy graduate, Regent Seven Seas Cruise Specialist and is a certified small ship specialist.  She is also a Fiji, Tahiti and Cook Island specialist.  Recently she has also become an Africa specialist as well.

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Tracey Gilbert

Tracey has been arranging great cruise and land vacations for more than 12 years.  She has a great interest in working with small groups, and having lived in Alaska, she is an expert in arranging both cruise and land vacations to “The Great Land.”  Her knowledge and professionalism has helped Cruise Holidays of Woodinville the recognition for being “The Home of the Alaska Experts.”

An avid networker, Tracey has built a following as a group development specialist.  She also has attained the rank of Commodore for both Princess and Cunard Cruise Lines.  She is also a WOW Graduate  for Royal Caribbean International.
And she also has received recognition at a South Seas expert with Oahu Specialist, Tahiti Tiare and Cook Island  credentials.

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Marybeth Bryant

Marybeth is a second generation professional travel counselor with more than 10 years experience in selling travel, and a lifelong interest in experiencing new travel experiences.  Marybeth has built a large and loyal following who appreciate both her thoroughness and ability to craft a great vacation experience.  While Marybeth has a great knowledge of all forms of cruising and land vacations, she has a special interest and expertise in luxury cruises

She is a Princess Commodore, a Holland America Line Academy Graduate and a WOW Expert at Royal Caribbean.  Other honors include Being an Oahu Destination Specialist and a College of Disney Knowledge graduate.  Among her areas of expertise are Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and family travel.

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Fran Nolan

Fran brings the wisdom and experience of 28 years in selling travel.  Self described as “extremely beautiful,” but with a “great sense of humor,” Fran has a devoted following of past passengers who appreciate her spirit and dedication. She has booked both cruise and land vacations literally everywhere on the planet. 

Fran is a Princess Commodore and a small ship cruise specialist.  Her first love is Europe, but her passion is to find the “perfect” vacation for anyone who asks here for her help and assistance.

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Leslie Phan

Leslie keeps things on track and organized as the office manager.  She has a passion for both cruise and land vacations and has attained Commodore status for both Princess and Cunard Cruise Lines.  She also is a graduate of The Disney College of Knowledge.

Much of Leslie’s time is devoted to creating invoices, implementing customer relations programs and the office business operations.  She is also a travel insurance expert and makes certain that guests received the best coverage at the best possible price.

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Cindy Beach

Cindy originally hails from the Lone Star State and she brings the “Texas” howdy spirit to her work.  One of her specialties is family and other custom groups who are looking for a “special cruise or land vacation.”  Cindy is fully dedicated in finding her guests the best possible values and experiences, and has built a large and loyal following as a result.

Having cruised on river boats in Europe and a wide range of cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mexico, Cindy is an expert in setting up pre- and post cruise activities throughout the world.  She is also a Hawaii specialist who has great knowledge of both land and cruise vacations in the Aloha State.

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Deb McFarlane
Deb McFarlane, also known as WINE DIVA DEB, has traveled all over the world to places like Greece, Turkey, Seychelles, England, Ireland, Germany, Tonga, Thailand, Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Burma.... Just to name a few places. She also loves everything about wine, how it is grown, cultivated then created into the lovely nectar of wine.

She has completed a 2 year wine certificate in Wine Technology - Sales and Marketing.  Her expertise is group travel with a wine focus.  She has passed the CLIA course "an introductory to Cruise vacations" and the Niche Cruise Specialist program by Niche Cruise Marketing Association as well as a Fairmont Famous specialist.


Cindy St. Clair
The devil and the delight is in the details for Cindy. Cindy utilizes her strong background in planning as a major plus for her customers.  She is no stranger to travel or customer service.  Cindy has worked in customer service industry for 40 years and have enjoyed traveling the globe to all 50 states, including all 5 of the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom and Spain.   

Cindy loves cruising as well as land travel and specializes in combining the two as a way to extend a vacation.  Her special joy is working with seniors.  For the past 7 years she has specialized in working with the Senior communities in the greater Seattle area (from Everett to Tacoma).  She specializes in travel for seniors at Cruise Holidays of Woodinville.

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