When my wife Kelly and I opened SantaLucia Travel, our primary ambition was to help people see the world while making memories with the people they love. Whatever your travel dreams, we put our expertise and passion for the industry to good use to plan a hassle-free vacation you'll remember for years to come.
Often accompanied by our two sons, we've traveled to over 40 countries and sailed over 220 days at sea on ocean and river cruises, visiting a diverse lineup of destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe. We've immersed ourselves in the culture and history of everywhere from Estonia to New Zealand to France, Spain and Italy, each excursion a unique and memorable experience.
Our experience with family and group travel makes us in uniquely qualified to help craft personalized itineraries that will help other families or groups put together trips that will satisfy everyone needs and desires. Recapture your childhood at Disneyworld and Universal Studios, head to Alaska and soar in a helicopter over the awe-inspiring Norris Glacier, or head to Australia and New Zealand, where travelers of all ages will revel in hugging a koala or visiting the enchanting Shire made famous by the Lord of the Rings.
Domestically, there is no place we love more than the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii. A cruise is an efficient and streamlined way to see all 4 major islands in just 7 nights, but as a frequent visitors to Hawaii and Hawaii Destination Specialists, we can create a specialized itinerary that gives each client a chance to explore the hidden gems far outside the crowded tourist zones. Explore a piece of Hollywood history at Oahu's Kualoa Ranch, sip on barrister-brewed coffee at Koloa Mills in Kauai, see the majestic humpback whales off the coast of the quaint town of Lahaina in Maui, or hike to see the Kilauea’s flowing lava on The Big Island of Hawaii. From active adventures like snorkeling with sting rays to simply kicking back with a cold cocktail and watching the waves, the incredible Hawaiian Islands have something for everyone, and I'm here to help you discover it all.
Among many other notable industry achievements, Mike is a graduate of The Travel Institute's Certified Travel Associate (CTA) and Cruise Line Industry Association's certification programs’ as an Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC) and Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS), as well as other numerous industry programs. In 2012 I was appointed by top Norwegian Cruise Line executives to serve for 2 years on their inaugural NCLU Advisory Board.
Kelly is also a graduate of The Travel Institute's Certified Travel Associate (CTA) and Cruise Line Industry Association's Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certification programs, as well as other numerous industry programs.
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