Expedia CruiseShipCenters Creates the Vacation of Your Dreams

Posted on 03/09/2018
An image of people jumping off a boat into beautiful waterAre you ready for a vacation, but don’t know where to start? Then Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Mill Creek Town Center is ready to help.

Although travel services are available online, travel agencies are seeing a resurgence due to their ability to take the guesswork out of booking complex itineraries. Opened in 2016, the Mill Creek full-service travel agency is the result of owner Ricardo Pruneda’s personal passion for travel.

With a successful background in sales, he explored franchising opportunities to start his own business and discovered CruiseShipCenters, which was founded in 1987 in Vancouver, B.C., and purchased by Expedia in 2007. A resident of Edmonds, Pruneda originally planned to open his office there, but a franchise already was targeted for that area. When his real estate broker showed him the former AAA office space at Mill Creek Town Center, he knew it was the right place.

“I immediately had a good feeling about the space and about Mill Creek Town Center, which has proven correct,” explains Ricardo. “I appreciate the sense of community in Mill Creek.

Want some helpful travel tips? Ricardo suggests booking your cruise in the spring for the best deal and availability, especially if you are considering Alaska due to its increased popularity following hurricane damage in the Caribbean. He also suggests booking any type of vacation travel nine months in advance for the best price, availability and itinerary.

The store offers weekly information sessions, covering cruising and land travel options, so stop in to learn more. As a bonus, when you see Ricardo, be sure to ask about Celebrity Cruises’ Silent Disco – shipboard entertainment you won’t want to miss!

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is located at 15415 Main St., #104, in Mill Creek Town Center and can be reached by phone at (425) 318-3344. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.