Alaska CruiseExperts
Alaska CruiseExperts
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I have been surrounding myself and immersing myself in all things Alaska for more than a decade. Our agency focuses on travel to Alaska, and I know - firsthand - the geography, history, and unique culture of each of the ports of call and inland towns. But most importantly for you, I know many intricate details and tips that will ensure your Alaskan adventure will be truly one-of- a-kind. We'll discuss not only the best cruise and/or land/sea itinerary to match your interests and budget, but I also work with my preferred Alaska destination specialists to craft very detailed, customized itineraries that can include exceptional off-the-beaten-path excursions that will further immerse you in this "Great Land." 


Speaking about Alaska comes naturally to me. I know the right questions to ask to encourage you to share with me your opinions, ideas and how you envision your trip to be. And based on my vast knowledge and experiences, I'll be able to recommend the best type of experience based on your interests/activity levels. From taking the Denali National Park's Tundra Wilderness Tour or considering a custom land tour beginning in Kenai National Park - this is just the tip of the iceberg of all this last frontier has to offer!


Cruiseline Certifications

Ama Waterways Specialist

Avalon Specialist

Crystal Specialist

Fairmont, Raffles, and Swisshotel Expert 

Holland America Cruises Expert

Norwegian Freestyle Specialist

Oceania Specialist

Princess Commodore

Regent Seven Seas Expert

Royal Caribbean International Expert

Seabourn Specialist

Silversea Specialist

Windstar Specialist


Customer Comments

"I want to thank you again for helping us plan this wonderful trip to Alaska. We had never been there and your patience and guidance were invaluable. I had to call you with questions, because we started from Seattle and then spent additional time in Vancouver, so we had some special needs.

Keep up the good work.....I will definitely recommend you to everyone."

- Carolyn, AZ

"Hi Jay,…I just wanted to tell you what a WONDERFUL time my husband and I had on our Alaskan trip. Regent of the Seven Seas was the best cruise line we've ever sailed. The entire trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The land portion was just as fantastic as the cruise. Thank you so much for your recommendations."

- Ellen, VA

"Jay Ilhareguy was absolutely the best person to have dealings with about booking our trip. He went out of his way to stay late and help us book our trip at the last minute and even got us lower deposits and a room upgrade for free! We will definitely use Cruise Holidays and hopefully Jay, again for our next trip. Thanks for your help with our memories! We would definitely use your services again!"

- Richard, GA

"Very nice individual and ready to assist in anyway possible. I will continue to use Jay and I enjoy doing business with him. He's ready to accommodate any of our requirements. We have already booked another cruise with him, this time with 14 of our good friends."

- Leni, WA

"Jay was wonderful to work with. He took the time to answer all of my questions and treated me as if I were not only his only customer but his friend as well. He reassured me that I was in good hands when I was a little frightened of the whole experience. He is the best."

- Debb, SD

"“Jay was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to deal with. He was available when I needed information and made the whole online (out of sight) experience a breeze. Thanks so much Jay, for recommending this trip. The price and the cruise ship and ports were perfect for all of us. It was wonderful!

Absolutely the best! This was the first time I have booked a full vacation via online (rather than face to face travel agent). It worked out better than I could even have expected."

- Shirley, ON

"First, you are the most professional, helpful, and courteous travel agent I have ever dealt with and there have been many – THANK YOU. Your organization appears to be very well run you must be its best ambassador. I will recommend you as often as I can."

- Fred, NC

"You did us proud. The stateroom was perfect and very quiet. We were pleased with having twin beds as we did not want to fool with the fold out bed. Thanks for the early dining seating, it was good and we even had a window seat. Also great seat mates. Your information prepared us for easy embarkation. We were prepared! … The whole experience was great and you made it happen."

- Margie, WA

"I wanted to thank you VERY VERY VERY deeply for all your help, your advice, and most of all, for your patience with me, answering each and every little question that I’ve asked you. You don't really have an idea of how valuable for me and my family was the way you take care of our vacation. It seems like you were helping some member of your family or friends. So, I just wanted to thank you again, on behalf of everyone, and to let you know that every time that I may have the opportunity to give some recommendation on cruises to Alaska, I would definitely give, whoever ask me, your e-mail so they can enjoy all the process of planning their vacation the way I do, with your help of course."

- Veronica, PR

"Excellent, responded to all our questions in a very detailed manner. His knowledge makes him a very special Cruise Specialist. I would highly recommend him to any other person trying to make reservations through Alaska Cruise Experts. Thanks Jay!!! We’re very grateful!!!"

- Phil, NY