Group Cruises and Great Escapes was created in 2001 by Alvin Little. 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:
BUDGET PLANNING, TRAVEL AGENDA AND TIME PLANNING, MEAL AND ACTIVITY RESERVATIONS
We are fully licensed, insured, and affiliated with affiliated with Travel Retailer National Groups; IATA, CLIA, OSSN, ARTA, and ASTA.
Meet Our Team
"I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list."
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 included forming groups of 40 to 160 companion travelers. He has been a full-time travel consultant since 2001. He graduated in 2001 from Travel and Tourism Academy in Philadelphia 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.
Iris started her career as office Assistant for Group Cruises and Great Escapes in 2015. Initially, her responsibilities included receptionist duties, compiling client PNR information, creating XL spreadsheets for payment documentation and preparing travel documents. She added travel escort to her resume as she led and accompanied groups on various tours. She has received training in all phases of the travel via in house classes, Travel Agent Webinars as well as Seminars arranged for the travel industry. As a result of her training, Iris since 2018 has been a professional travel consultant with our company and has planned individual and group travel for our agency clientele. As a professional travel agent, she has:
• Customized and facilitated clients' global and domestic travel itineraries
• Scheduled meetings with clients and vendors to discuss future travel
• Collected payments from clients and dispersed monies to vendors in a timely manner
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Do not hesitate to ask for Iris when you contact our office
Ray Seels is the newest member of our team. Ray started his training in house, by going through a course of six weeks on all aspects of becoming a travel agent. After completing this course, he was certified as an Outside Sales Travel Agent for our company. Ray has booked and led groups of 50 travelers or more in the last two years. He does well in the area of group travel. In addition, as a Notary he legalizes documents for our company. He is also available to review and legalize documents needed for travel by our clients. Ray can be contacted to book travel through our agency.