Our Experts

To Our Experts, Your vacation matters. In fact, those precious days are often the best part of your year and at Cruise Holidays of Woodinville we understand this. Planning a vacation is so much more than buying travel—it’s about customizing the experience for you and ensuring that you spend your time vacationing, not working on “what’s next.”

From all-inclusive, ultra-luxury ships, to tall-masted sailing yachts, or family-friendly cruise ships laden with the most enticing activities, we can help you find the cruise that is right for you. Our experience in finding unique shore excursions, land tours and group and incentive travel makes Cruise Holidays of Wo0dinville the perfect choice for nearly any type of leisure travel. And although cruises are a specialty, we are more than capable of planning land-based vacations, whether it’s a fun and sun getaway, escorted tour of foreign lands, or a bespoke custom itinerary tailored to you like a fine suit.

Owners Steve Sibley and Rich Skinner take great pride in building an award winning Pacific Northwest Cruise Holidays store as part of the Travel Leaders Leisure Group, featuring such an accomplished family of professional travel counselors  Our staff has a track record of serving thousands of satisfied customers over the past decade.  Want experts in River Cruising, an anniversary or family getaway, we have the people to help you.  We are on top of all travel and vacation trends and we constantly search for the newest innovations, experiences and opportunities for our customers.  New to cruising?  Call or email and ask for the “Vinnie the Cruise Dog” exploring the magic of  cruising booklet.   We strive to insure customer satisfaction and have developed a large and loyal base of repeat clients.

Marybeth is a treasure!!!
I was setting up a family cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary—a rather complicated process due to the age ranges of our family. She helped me select the proper cruise, explained all the fine print and organized it all

Wendy M , Snohomish

“Marybeth was so helpful”
My husband and I have taken four cruises with the help of Marybeth at Cruise Holidays in Woodinville. All four were fabulous. Marybeth was so helpful on all of them. Her knowledge of the places, Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii, & New England/Canada was extensive.

Chris J , Tempe

“Wonderful Experiences”
We have booked three cruises with Marybeth and they have all been wonderful experiences with all the details done very well. Will definitely call Marybeth for any further cruise travels!

Becky - Bothell WA

“Flawless”
We had so many details to create this trip if a lifetime. Marybeth took our ideas and developed a plan for us. She helped to craft a custom trip around our Viking cruise. We are calling the trip “flawless” and her help was part of the successful formula.

Rob Redmond, WA

“THE BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE”
Without any doubts. Karen is in a class of her own when it comes to planning a trip, anywhere. She is so talented and knowledgeable and finds the deals yet does it with ease. I had the pleasure of traveling to China with a group that she had organized, she was traveling with us.

AZ GEOFF - AZ

“She made every wish come true”
Karen was responsible for our best vacation ever–a Botswana safari with Orient Express camps, plus side trips to Victoria Falls and Capetown. Her personal attention to trip detail and to each individual traveler’s preferences reflect the industry’s highest standards.

Bobby Bahama - Naples FL

Steve Sibley
Owner

Rich and I take great pride in building an award winning Pacific Northwest Cruise Holidays store as part of the Travel Leaders Leisure Group, featuring such an accomplished family of professional travel counselors Our staff has a track record of serving thousands of satisfied customers over the past decade. Want experts in River Cruising, an anniversary or family getaway, we have the people to help you.
We are on top of all travel and vacation trends and we constantly search for the newest innovations, experiences and opportunities for our customers

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • All Inclusive
  • Golf Cruises
  • Luxury Cruising & Luxury Tours

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Canada / New England
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • United States

Rich Skinner
Owner

Along with my partner Steve Sibley, we founded Cruise Holidays of Woodinville. We have grown our business to the point where we have been named President Circle members five times–a mark of one of the top 20 Cruise Holidays stores in North America. We specialize in river cruises, luxury cruises and top end land vacations to places like Hawaii, Europe and South Pacific destinations.

My favorite cruise is my next one.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • All Inclusive
  • Golf Cruises
  • Luxury Cruising & Luxury Tours

Destination Expertise:

  • Ireland
  • Honduras
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • United States
Linda Skinner

Linda Skinner
Co – Owner

I have always had a passion for travel from my earliest days on through today. Experiencing different cultures and peoples is high on my list. Fortunately, I have been able to enjoy dozens of cruises, from wonderful river boats to glamourous mega-ships. From AMA Waterways to Viking Ocean, to Silverseas to Celebrity, my cruise experience is world-wide and wide-ranging. When asked, what’s my favorite cruise, my answer is always—the next one!

My experience is very different from most travel counselors. I have been a pastor at my local church for many years and I think that gives me a great platform to understand the wishes and needs of my vacation clients (more like friends in the making). I have also been associated with travel for many years, first with Holland America Line as a spouse to their PR Director, and then as co-owner of Cruise Holidays of Woodinville for the past 19 years.

My goal is to craft the best possible vacation experience for all of my customers, and give them my ultimate in details, follow-throughs and advice.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Culinary Cruises
  • Family Reunion Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Groups
  • Luxury Travel
  • Faith Travel
  • European Culture
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • Arts & Culture

Destination Expertise:

  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Europe
  • France
  • Mediterranen
  • Canada / New England
Mary Beth Bryant

Marybeth Bryant
Travel Counselor

Travel makes for lifetime memories. In today’s world, it is “Experiential travel” that my clients want. You want the extraordinary not the ordinary. With my past experiences and up to date destination knowledge, I can make your current request possible but also suggest new trip ideas as alternatives. Together we can work on your bucket list now or for future travel. I want to help you make memories a reality now and in the future.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Luxury Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Cycling Tours

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy
  • France
  • Tahiti
Tracy Gilbert

Tracey Gilbert
Travel Counselor

Tracey takes pride in the time she spent as a resident of Alaska and has kept that Alaskan spirit in helping other people find the Great Land or any other location they might wish. Tracey is an accredited Tahiti expert, an accredited Hawaii expert, a Princess Commodore and a graduate of the Holland America Line Academy.

She has a high energy approach to creating the best in both cruise and land vacation experiences and has shown herself to be a master problem solver in the vacation planning process.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • Group Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Escorted Cruises

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Cindy St Clair

Cindy St Clair
Travel Counselor

Cindy greatly enjoys travel and the new friendships and great memories it provides. Having traveled in 49 of 50 states, with Hawaii as a personal favorite she is now working her way across the rest of the globe.

Although she loves working with clients of all ages, Cindy has become our designated seniors counselor. She has worked in the senior segment of our population since 1999, and she has taken that knowledge and sensitivity and applied it to the world of vacation travel.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • Group Vacations
  • Solo Travel
  • Seniors Travel

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • United States
Wendy Swanson

Wendy Swanson
Travel Counselor

Wendy is a Premier Cruise Specialist. Who loves traveling and learning about different countries, She enjoys meeting the people that are from all over the world and loves to plan group cruises. She have done group cruises in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Australia and New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Alaska.

A major fan of Holland America Line, she is also a Commodore for Princess Cruises. Wendy loves to escort groups and usually takes a least one major group a year

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • Group Cruises
  • Escorted Tours
  • European Culture

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Australia
  • Baltic
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
Jan Milligan

Jan Milligan
Travel Counselor

Jan earned her wings and a great deal of international travel knowledge working as a flight attendant for legendary Pan American Airlines. Since those days she has followed up with a personal love for travel and has cruised upon nearly every major cruise line from ultra luxury to big ship contemporary.

Jan has received the highest accreditation rating from the national Cruise Line International Association, the cruise industry’s major trade association and she is a Tahiti and Fiji expert and Princess Commodore as well as nearly every cruise line.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • Group Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises

Destination Expertise:

  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • South Pacific
Fran Nolan

Fran Nolan
Travel Counselor

Fran Nolan cruises and travels whenever she has the opportunity because she is passionate about the benefits of quality vacation travel. Fran is a veteran travel counselor with many years of experience and is one of our at-home counselors who lives in the Phoenix area. Fran also have a following of loyal fans who know they can rely on her to find them a great vacation value and quality at the same time.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River  Cruises
  • Family Vacations

Destination Expertise:

  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Los Vegas
Stephanie-Schafer

Stephanie Schafer
Travel Counselor

Stephanie a native of Phoenix Arizona, is a certified vacation expert who traveled worldwide to most popular destinations, such as Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Caribbean Islands and Walt Disney World. Stephanie’s specialized knowledge allows us to offer you insights and personal recommendations no online site can offer you.

Stephanie will work for you and we will do everything we can to meet your travel needs. She has the ability to enhance your trip with value-added benefits and amenities by sending a bottle of wine, providing a special land package, a specific escort or other customer amenities. Most important, she is your advocate in the event something inadvertently goes wrong.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Family Vacations
  • Beach Vacations
  • Disney Vacations
  • Escorted Tours

Destination Expertise:

  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Italy