Jim Carey

  jcarey@cruiseholidays.com   |  (509) 628-9555


About Us


Welcome to Cruise Holidays!


Yes, I get asked all the time about my name. No, I'm not the famous actor but I was on TV.  I spent nearly a decade working for several television stations as a news reporter and anchor.  Always on the go and looking for fun, some co-workers dubbed me "adventure" reporter. Well, who wouldn't want to fly with the Navy's Blue Angels or take a ride on a nuclear submarine? Heck, I even suited up in a rhinestone jump-suit and skydived out of a perfectly good airplane with a bunch of flying Elvises



I've always had a passion for travel.  After my first cruise I got bit by the cruise bug big time.  Lots of fun, food, and new friends!  Having enjoyed cruising so much, I found ourselves staying up late researching cruises for friends and family so they too could experience what I came to love so much.  Knowing this is what I wanted to do, I turned in my reporter's microphone in 2005 and I've shared my passion for travel and crusiing with thousands of people since!


I'll work hard to ensure you're matched up with the right cruise, on the right ship for you.  Sure, I'm a bit talkative.  But that's how I get to know you, your tastes, likes and dislikes. After your cruise, I'll ask you for your feedback and pass on your experience to others.  I'm confident that if you're happy the first time, you'll come back to for your next cruise vacation. (And tell all of your friends too!)


Although I've have cruised across the world, our proximity to Alaska and the major departure ports of Seattle and Vancouver has helped me become an Alaska cruise expert. Additionally, I've been on numerous river cruises in Europe and Asia.  You can be confident my advice is backed by experience.


With over 240 franchise locations, Cruise Holidays is the oldest and largest cruise-specialty franchise in the United States and Canada.  Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is now part of Travel Leaders Network, one of the world’s largest travel companies.  Travel Leaders has over 7 billion of system-wide sales and is a leader in the travel and hospitality industries.                                                    



I’m a Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) by the Cruise Lines International Association.  In addition, I’ve received my personal cruise expert status by Cruise Holidays. This included classroom training at Cruise Holidays world headquarters and advanced training that covered all aspects of planning cruises for large groups.  In addition to the training programs I’ve completed with numerous cruise lines, I’m also a veteran of many cruises and ship inspections.

Feel free to call me anytime at 509-628-9555 or Toll-Free at 1-800-253-0116 or write me at jcarey@cruiseholidays.com.  I'm here to help you plan your dream vacation and next cruising adventure!   BON VOYAGE!


                                                                                                                                 Jim Carey, MCC