(32 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Michael Santalucia

Hamburg, NY

Advisor Specializing in Hawaii, Alaska & Europe

I've immersed myself in the culture and history of everywhere we've traveled, criss-crossing the globe from Alaska to New Zealand. Each journey creating memorable experiences that bring first hand personal knowledge of some of the top destinations in the world, including Hawaii, Alaska, French Polynesia, and numerous trips to Europe exploring Ireland, Scotland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and even Russia! Whether by land or sea, my experience with group or custom tours as well as ocean and river cruises makes me uniquely qualified to help craft personalized itineraries for couples, friends, families and groups that will satisfy everyone's needs and desires.

My Travel Specialties

Advisor Specializing in Hawaii, Alaska & Europe

When my wife and I opened SantaLucia Travel, LLC 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...
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Ka Iwi Scenic Shoreline, Oahu

Advisor Specializing in Ireland & Scotland

Experience the castles, cathedrals, film sites and spectacular scenery of Ireland and Scotland

Ireland and Scotland in particular have a special place in our hearts. Rich with Celtic history, ancestral lineage, remarkable castles and cathedrals, and home to some outstanding...
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"Hogwarts Express" crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Advisor Specializing in Hawaii

Experience the spirit of Aloha!

Domestically, there is no place I love more than the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii.  We made our first visit to the islands nearly 20 years ago.  At the time, we thought it would be a once in a lifetime experience.  Those thoughts changed the...
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Pu'uhonua - Place of Refuge, Honaunau, Big Island

Advisor Specializing in Alaska

The unrivaled beauty and serenity of Alaska is a close second to our love of Hawaii domestically.

Our 49th state has over 322 million acres of public land consisting of diverse landscapes with rugged mountains, coastal rainforests, and artic tundra. Among these vast public...
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Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park

Advisor Specializing in Norwegian Cruise Line

After over 14 years as a travel professional, it’s important to me to form strong, honest relationships with my clients. I get to know their wishes, wants, and needs; then I match them to the ship and itinerary that fits them best. I also believe in having a strong relationship with the products I...
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Pride of America off the coast of Kailua-Kona

My Travel Albums

Hawaiian Islands Highlights
Cheif's Luau

My Travel Stories

Experiencing the world through film and television

Film Tourism has become one of the top reasons for many guests to experience places they may not have considered venturing off to.  Exotic destinations often are home to some incredible film and movie sites.

Did you know that New Zealand was the exclusive home to the filming...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

PRIDE OF AMERICA HAWAII - Norwegian Cruise Line

Jamaal and I had a WONDERFUL time on our cruise. We wanted to thank you for the Bon Voyage package, which started our trip off well, as well as urging us to link up with Kaj (he says to tell you 'Hello'). We got to meet with Felix, Director of Outlets, who ensured that Jamaal's allergies were looked after. We were treated as VIP's on this trip and it REALLY made Jamaal's first cruise memorable. We were even invited to dine with Kaj and his assistant, Jason. It was an amazing trip!!!!! We have mentioned to anyone who will listen that we went with Mike SantaLucia from SantaLucia Travel, so hopefully your line will be ringing off the hook! I know our mothers and aunt had a great time as well. We really loved the Ultimate Dining Package and the onboard credit was a great way to treat ourselves guilt-free! Again, many MANY thanks for all your help in coordinating this trip. We had a ball and can't wait to book our next trip.
Erinn & Jamaal S.,Tamuning, Guam

My Reviews

29 of 45 people found this review helpful
Four girls in the Emerald Isle.
Mike SantaLucia organized our family trip to Ireland and did a superb job. He kept our interests in mind when planning out everything. His guidance and suggestions as to the choice of airlines, the hotel accommodations and places of interest to see helped us make the most out of our trip. He even recommended alternate activities if the weather was unsuitable on a particular day. We will definitely use him again.
By  Lynne  from  Hamburg, NY
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 53 people found this review helpful
Best trip of our lives
Mike was extremely helpful. He helped us plan our honeymoon to meet our specific needs, and found us the perfect vacation spot. He was always prompt in getting back to us to answer our questions, and touched base with us several times leading up to the trip with specific advice to make our travel easier. He also took the time to set up a package for our honeymoon that made it extra special. We were referred to Mike through a mutual friend, and we're glad we went through Mike to book our trip because it far exceeded our expectations and truly was the best trip of our lives.
By  Anthony and Viviana  from  Telford
Traveled to  Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 31 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent Ever
Mike goes above and beyond. He's not finished with his job helping you enjoy a great vacation, until your home again.
By  Patty  from  Orchard Park, NY
Traveled to  Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 53 people found this review helpful
Wonderful visit to Ireland
Hi Mike,
Our trip to Ireland was great. As you know, Ireland is a wonderful place. We enjoyed many beautiful sights, exhibits and museums. We spent time walking around touristy areas as well as non- touristy neighborhoods and loved them all.

I especially want to thank you for your suggestion for me to purchase additional car insurance to cover the wheels, mirrors and glass. While filing out the paperwork, I listened to several Hertz employees tell costumers that the extra insurance was available, but “not really necessary”. Once on the roads, it was very obvious that the extra insurance is important! And, by the way, to my relief, the inspector upon my returning the car did not mention the new scratches, and neither did I!!

The first Hotel we stayed in, the Granville Hotel, was lovely. Everything about it was wonderful. The room was pretty, comfortable and the hotel restaurant pub was equally lovely and the food was great. All the staff was eager to do anything to make our
By  Mom K  from  Elma, NY
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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35 of 61 people found this review helpful
knows cruise industry inside out, and lots of tricks to make my experience the best!
I cant say enough good things about SantaLucia travel. Mike will bend over backwords to get thing done and knows his business better than any agent I have ever dealt with (any I travel A LOT, and have very high standards!). Mike even took time away from this years Suberbowl to ensure I could get in on a cruise special that was expiring that night! Mikes customer service and travel knowledge is truly outstanding!!! He works very hard at what he does, and is very dedicated!!
By  Pete  from  orchard park, NY
Traveled to  
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Ireland
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Scotland
  • Oahu Island
  • Seattle
  • Vancouver
  • Maui Island
  • Caribbean
  • Anchorage
  • Hawaii Island
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Fairbanks
  • Kauai Island

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Independent Travel
  • Coach Tours
  • Groups
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Adventure
  • Disney Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • CIE Tours
  • Delta Vacations
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Adventures By Disney
  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Globus
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Cosmos
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Royal Caribbean

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTA
  • Certified Travel Associate (CTA)
  • CLIA Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC)
  • Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS)
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist
  • Alaska Specialist

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