Cruise Holidays | Sudbury

 

We specialize in Ocean and River Cruises but we also do

 All-Inclusive Vacations, Destination Weddings & Group Travel

***Sudbury's "ONLY" Locally Owned Travel Agency*** 

 

***TRAVEL GLOBALLY - BOOK LOCALLY***

 

dmaher@cruiseholidays.com  |  705-524-TRIP | Toll Free @ 1-855-330-3302

 

 

 

 

About Us

As your local owners, we are proud to serve the city of Greater Sudbury and surrounding communities in Northern Ontario. When we opened our doors back in August of 2012, Cruise Holidays was Sudbury's FIRST cruise Speciality Travel Agency. We are now the only locally owned Travel Agency in the City of Greater Sudbury.

 

Even though our speciality is Cruise Vacations on any cruise line to any destination, we can also plan your Destination Wedding, All-inclusive Vacation, Family or Group Travel, airfare or any travel wish that may be on your bucket list. If it's travel related, we are here for you.

 

Your hosts, Debra and Jamie Maher, have over 40 years combined experience in business and travel.

 

 

 

Debra, pictured here with her grandson, has in excess of 30 years in the travel industry. After a few years working in the retail travel industry as a top selling travel counsellor, she began teaching in Cambrian College's Tourism and Travel Program. She later took over the role of Program Coordinator and created a 2 year diploma program. With several weddings to her credit, Debra is now a Destination Wedding Specialist accredited through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC).

 

In the early days of her career, while on a beach during a familiarization trip in Nassau, Bahamas, she fell in love with the mammoth cruise ships docked in port. From that day onward she was determined to be part of this magnificent industry. Today, as owner of Cruise Holidays | Sudbury, she is an avid cruiser as well as a dedicated travel professional. At any given time, if not at Cruise Holidays, you can find her talking travel somewhere in the city OR lounging on a cruise ship somewhere in the world.

 

 

 

Jamie, pictured here on Norwegian Breakaway leaving New York, has always had a passion to own his own business. After a couple attempts at purchasing different businesses, he took the leap and with the help of Debra, opened up Cruise Holidays.

 

Jamie brings his expertise in finance from the many years working in a Canadian Forces accounting office to Business Manager at Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) followed by Director of Business Development also at NORCAT. Jamie's education consists of a Technology diploma from Cambrian College and the completion of 45 credits towards a 90 credit Commerce Degree.

 

You can always find Jamie, either travelling, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle or dreaming about sailing the Caribbean on his own sailboat.

 

Our Travel

Below we have put together pictures and links from some of our recent travel most of which have been cruise vacations. Debra spent many childhood vacations travelling Europe or visiting Caribbean and Mexican destinations at a time when most people didn't think about travel. Jamie, also an avid traveller has lived from coast to coast in Canada and has toured Israel and Costa Rica. Together, apart from cruising, we have been to Cabo, Mexico twice, Riveria Maya, Cuba, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Basel Switzerland, Austria, Germany, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, New Orleans and countless other cities in the US.

 

Our Cruises and Most Recent Travel (Click HERE to see OUR CRUISES at a glance)

(click on the ship name for more information on that ship, use the back button to come back)

 

  Carnival Sensation

  January 2003 Western Caribbean (Cambrian College Student Trip)

    Debra's first cruise...

 

 Golden Princess

 May 2009 Alaska (Vancouver, Ketchikan, Seattle)

    

 

  Our Wedding

  December 27, 2011 Jamaica (there just happened to be a cruise ship sailing by...)

   We opened Cruise Holidays the following August...

 

  Norwegian Epic

  July 2012 Western Mediterranean (Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Livorno, Cannes, Marseille) 

    

 

  Allure of the Seas

  November 2012 Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale, Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten)

       

 

  Caribbean Princess

  December 2012 - Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale, Princess Cay Bahamas, Curacao, Aruba)

   

 

  ms Eurodam 

   Holland America Line December 2012 Eastern Caribbean (Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay)

     

 

  Star Princess

  April 2013 15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles, Kona, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Ensanada Mexico)

    

 

 Norwegian Breakaway

 November 2013 - Annual convention at sea - 7 night New York to the Bahamas

   

 

 AmaCello

 Ama Waterways Dec 2013 Christmas on the Rhine (Basel Switzerland to Amsterdam)

 

  

 

 Norwegian Dawn

 December 2013 Western Caribbean (Tampa, Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel)

 Our Family and Friends New Years Cruise

   

 

 St Maarten

 We spent an amazing touring the island of Sint Maarten/St Martin 22 - 29 March 2014

   

 

 The Big Easy

 New Orleans, Louisiana 15 - 22 May 2014 (Cruise Holiday Annual Convention)

 

 

  

  

 

 Varadero, Cuba (Our Third Visit)

 On October 4, 2014 for my 50th Birthday, Debra and I spent a fantastic week with 40+ family and friends in Varadero Cuba with Air Canada Vacations.

 

 

 

 Celebrity Summit December 2014

  Week 1 (6 - 13 Dec, 2014) San Juan, St Croix, St Kitts, Dominica, Grenada, St Thomas.

  Week 2 (13 - 20 Dec, 2014) San Juan, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Maarten, St Thomas.

     

   

 

Week 1                                                                             Week 2

 

 

 Quantum of the Seas

 Our annual convention was held in April 2015 on Royal Caribbean International's newest ship. This was an 8 night cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey to  the Bahamas.

 

 

River Beatrice (Uniworld Boutique River Cruises)

In August 2015 we travelled to Europe to experience the Danube River on a seven night cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany aboard the Uniworld's beautiful River Beatrice. As part of the trip we spent 3 nights before the cruise in Budapest and a 3 night post cruise in Prague.

 

 Norwegian Escape (November 2015 Inaugural Sailing from Miami)

 Debra and I were invited on the Inaugural sailing of Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship.

 

 

 Disney Magic

 In November 2015 we finally got to experience the Magic (no pun intended) of Disney Cruise Lines

 

 

 Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International (January 2016)

 Southern Caribbean January 2016

  

 

 Azamara Club Cruises - Azamara Journey (Booked for May 2016)

 11 Night Adriatic & Greek Isles from Venice, Italy to Istanbul, Turkey

  

 

Celebrity Infinity (Booked for December 9, 2016)

This will take us on a 15 night voyage from Fort Lauderdale, through the Panama Canal, and onward to Valparaiso, Chile. Our itinerary includes stops in Cartagena-Columbia, Colon- Panama, cruising through the Panama Canal, Manta-Ecuador, Lima-Peru and Arica-Chile.

   

 

 Celebrity Infinity (Booked for December 24, 2016 - Celebrating our 5th Anniversary)

 This 15 night voyage will continue from Valparaiso, Chile around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires. Our 5 Anniversary will be spent cruising the Chilean Fjords in South America.

 

 

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Our Passion… We love what we do and challenge ourselves daily to provide a level of service that far exceeds what is available today.

 

Mission Statement - Cruise Holidays is your local professional cruise expert providing unparalleled service in matching client’s dreams with cruise ships and destinations. We specialize in providing group cruise travel as well as fulfilling all of your individual travel needs both land and sea. We want to be a part of building your memories through travel.

 

Vision - It is our belief that the level of personalized service in the travel industry has given way to making profits. Our approach clearly focuses on surpassing the needs of our clients by providing exceptional and knowledgeable customer service while ensuring you get the greatest travel experience every time.