Destination Specialties: Alaska, Asia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean,
Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, River Cruises, South America and South Pacific
Cruise Line Specialties: Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises,
Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line,
Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International
Types of Cruises: Individuals, Singles, Family Reunions and Senior Travelers
A Video Message from Pat Macha
Get To Know Me!
Question:How many cruises have you taken? I have sailed on over thirty cruises, nine of which were river cruises in Europe and Asia.
Question:What is your favorite cruise/travel destination and why? I have enjoyed them all as each was unique. In Europe I have cruised the Mediterranean and have seen many countries with different cultures and great cuisine. I like that when on a ship, you only have to unpack once and visit many exciting places. Have taken trains, tours and driven most of Europe. Very unusual and interesting were the Chilean Fjords as well as the Yangtze and Volga Rivers. I loved my land trip South Africa when I did a safari. I have toured China on land and river, India, Australia and my favorite country, New Zealand.
Question:What was the most exciting cruise/travel you ever planned for someone and why? I enjoy planning family cruises with “time” extended for a pre and/or post adventure with more time to investigate an area of interest. Land tours and custom arranged trips can be challenging for a guest to do. As your agent, the trip and destinations are is decided by you my guest. I then will put together every aspect of that trip, air, hotel, rental car, rail and such. Having traveled and visited over 50 countries, this becomes a thrilling project for me and a chance for me to use my extensive travel experiences to deliver back to you a vacation that will exceed your expectations with a memorable and fun-learning adventure.
Question: What do you enjoy the most about cruising/traveling? Usually getting lost, well getting lost on purpose to get off the beaten path. Seeing something new is always satisfying!
Question: What do you believe is the biggest misconception about cruising? Some people think it is too expensive, but the non-cruiser doesn’t take in account that almost everything is included in one price. Accommodations, meals, entertainment, activities and the most incredible service you can imagine. I have one guest many years ago stated that he would never cruise. He thought it would be “boring” and “confining.” After experiencing his first cruise on a ship that is 12 stories high, three football fields long and offered non-stop entertainment and activities, he now loves cruises and plans one or two a year always venturing to places not traveled by him before!
Question:What are your personal favorite cruise lines/ships? I personally prefer small ships. However, for families I believe the larger ships offer more activities for every age to enjoy. Something for everyone! To date, I have sailed on Carnival Cruise Line, Dolphin Cruises, The Big Red Boat, Premier Cruises, Columbus Caravelle, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Viking River Cruises, KD Line, Victoria Cruises, Amazon Flotel River Cruises and Galapagos - Yacht Eric. Diversity helps me to find the right cruise, right tour company and destination for my Guests!
Question: What is the best part about being a part of Cruise Everything? Cruise Everything is the rare travel company that puts the client’s best interests first.
Question:What has been your proudest moment at Cruise Everything? One word: Satisfaction! When a client returns from their trip with memorable stories that will last a lifetime, often they eagerly refer us to their family and friends.
Question: What is the most important piece of advice you ever received? Venture to the furthest places first! I’ve advised young adults to venture out, post a world map in their room or even garage. Make a list of places they have visited and then keep track on the map with pins of those places. There is an old saying, “The world is a great book of which they who never stir from home read only a page!” – by St Augustine