(33 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Michael Santalucia

Hamburg, NY
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, pla...
Learn more about me.

Specializing in Alaska

Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park
Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park

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 lands is the largest park system of all 50 states with over 56 million acres in 8 national parks. Alaska is home to roughly 60% of the United States total national park lands, including spectacular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve! Cruising is a great way to experience the coast lines of the Inside Passage, but rail, coach or car are best to explore the interior.

Roundtrip cruises out of Seattle or Vancouver are the perfect way to experience Alaska's coastal inside Passage with smooth coastal waters much of the way and picturesque rugged coastline.  Careful selection of the right itinerary can yield outstanding glacial viewing opportunities. 

Cruisetours are a fantastic way to experience both the coastal Inside Passage as well as Alaska's interior. Sailing north from Vancouver or south from Anchorage (Whittier) or Seward combined with land tours up to Denali National Park, Fairbanks or beyond depending on your interests. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line are two of the leading cruise lines for Alaska, each having their own lodges in the parks and decades of experience operating cruisetours with deep roots in the state.   Both lines offer an outstanding Alaska experience and are the top cruisetour choice by many, including myself. 

Alaska is the perfect destination for multi-generational family cruises, providing a perfect mix of relaxation, stunning scenery and adventure for all!

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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
Go to my main profile

Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Seattle
  • Vancouver
  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Independent Travel
  • Groups
  • Adventure

Top Travel Partners:

  • Princess Cruises®
  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean


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

Industry Affiliations:

© 2020 Travel Leaders Group