Cruise Specialists Celebrates 30th Grand World Voyage Send-Off with Holland America Line

Seventy-six first-time world cruisers among the more than 200 Cruise Specialist guests feted with special activities

Seattle, Washington (February 19, 2019) – Cruise Specialists marked its 30th year sending a hosted group on Holland America Line’s Grand World Voyage, which departed from Ft. Lauderdale recently. Special activities for Cruise Specialists clients included a celebratory cocktail party and dinner the night prior to the voyage with more VIP treatment once on board, including a meet and greet with Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford and leaders from Cruise Specialists and parent company Travel Leaders Group.

Pictured aboard Holland America Line’s Amsterdam during the send-off celebrations are: Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line President; John Lovell, President – Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks for Travel Leaders Group; Annie Scrivanich, Cruise Specialists Senior Vice President; and Gerald Bernhoft, Director of Holland America’s Mariner Society.

“We strive to provide our world cruise clients with truly unique and exceptional experiences and our send-off Grand World Voyage celebrations are but one example,” said Scrivanich. “We take great pride in the number of people who return to us year after year and are also thrilled with the number of new travelers venturing into the world cruising arena, which is growing at a very impressive rate. We greatly value our partners like Holland America Line who collaborate with us to provide our guests with special and remarkable journeys.”


Cruise Specialists has been in business for more than 30 years and has assisted over 9,000 guests in fulfilling their dreams of circumnavigating the globe. For more information on Cruise Specialists, call 888-681-7408, visit, or email