Alvin has been a worldwide traveler since the early eighties. While not doing this professionally during that time, he developed a passion for visiting and learning about other people, their cultures, and history. As a history buff, these experiences fueled his passion for visiting more places and sharing these experiences with others. Some of his travel plans to other places and cultures included forming groups of 40 to 160 companion travelers. He realized with all of the energy he was putting into these endeavors he could do more as a full-time travel consultant. In 2001, to that end, Alvin embarked on taking courses to be accredited as a professional Travel and Tourism specialist where he maintained a 97 GPA. Upon completion of his courses, he was awarded his certificates in Travel and Tourism, Sabre Computer Reservations, Fares and Ticketing and Travel Reservations. In the following two years after graduation, Alvin opened the doors to his own travel agency.


meet our team

Group Cruises and Great Escapes has 14 years of experience in the travel industry. We have developed a repetitive client base that has planned Domestic and Worldwide travel with our company. If you only use us one time to plan your travel, we have failed in our mission to serve you. Our clients always return for our services. There is no travel plan too small or large for us. Contact us to get your quote with no hidden costs. Our travel package services are FREE!

We aim to provide customized, luxurious travel packages that never disappoint. At Group Cruises & Great Escapes, we will help you plan an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation. Our travel packages include the following services:


We are fully licensed, insured, and affiliated with affiliated with Travel Retailer National Groups; CLIA, OSSN, ARTA, and ASTA.  

Mission Statement​

Iris started her career as office Assistant for Group Cruises and Great Escapes in 2006. Her responsibilities included receptionist duties, record keeping including client PNR information, creating XL spreadsheets for recording payment documentation and preparing travel documents. Later, she added travel escort to her resume as she accompanied groups on various tours. Iris has received training via Travel Agent Webinars as well as Seminars arranged for the travel industry. As a result of her training, over the last three years, Iris has planned individual and group travel for our agency and clientele. Iris is fully qualified as a travel consultant to handle all travel arrangements.