Teresa Skeim 

Seattle, WA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My career in the travel industry spans 25 years – including ten years working for Holland America Line. In my present position at CruiseSpecialists, I work closely with our cruise consultants to create enriching –and seamless – travel experiences for our clients. I have a tremendous enthusiasm for my job and a breadth of product knowledge. I’m also a goodlistener, a big-picture thinker, and a stickler for details.

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Met all expectations

By: Ken49

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

Would highly recommend our recent Viking Cruise/pre trip/post trip. Was particularly impressed with their management of the transfers.

Very helpful

By: Cathy75

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

Theresa took over for our previous advisor, who originally did our booking for the trip. So our relationship with Theresa was of a limited nature, such as our making the final payment. But she seems knowledgeable and willing to be helpful. We are currently in contact with her for a future cruise, and I expect we will continue to be pleased with her advice and assistance.
Not Recommended

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By: CrysPsg

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

Not good. She failed to recognize the best connections for our flight home. She failed to notify Crystal of a problem with flights which caused us to loose a $300 ship credit.

Very Helpful

By: K. Stommel

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Theresa was very understanding and helpful when we decided to cancel our originally planned cruise and change to not only a different cruise, but a different cruise line. She efficiently transferred the insurance we purchased from Cruise Specialists, and the deposit from our original reservation, and found us a cabin in our preferred location on the new cruise.


By: Cuban smoker

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2017

Teresa was pleasant and professional. Answered all my questions and concerns .

February - March, 2017

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

Teresa was great to work with! We decided to take a quick cruise in March and Teresa took care of getting us a cabin (it was the last one). We have more cruises coming up and I look forward to working with Teresa on those.

world cruise 2017

By: sir dara

Reviewed on: 10 May 2017

This was the 1st time we had contact with Teresa, and as this was our first world cruise, we had loads of questions; Teresa clarified or answered each question to our satisfaction and made our 1st world cruise begin with a lot of joy and comfort. We thank Teresa and look forward to go on our next trip through her.
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Alaska trip

By: Paul noski

Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

Teresa really looked after me and answered all of my questions in great detail. She made my experience extra special by recommending restaurants and various packages that were just the right fit. It was extra special that she recognized people in my group and greeted us with hugs.

Great experience

By: ShannonR

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

Teresa was helpful, knowledgeable and fun to deal with. Everything went smoothly for us and was exactly as we were told it would be. Thank you!

Very Attentive To Our Needs

By: Otto

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

Teresa was great. Very easy to work with and very responsive and attentive to our needs.


By: Swy

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2017

Thanks to Teresa's help everything went flawlessly on our recent Oceania Riviera cruise.


By: b and b

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Teresa was very helpful in setting up the cruise, and sending us information about shore excursions. She answered all questions as quickly as possible. She tried to accommodate all of our needs.

Baltic Cruise late August 2017 with Oceania Marina

By: 87 Badger

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Teresa was knowledgeable, quick and responsive, friendly, and gave us great peace of mind that our vacation was being expertly handled.

VOV Cruise 2017

By: VOV Traveler

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Teresa made all required arrangements and contacted us in a timely manner. I would recommend Cruise Specialists for future long cruise travel arrangements.

Voyage of the Vikings

By: Chief

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Excellent. She made the entire experience of dealing with all of the arrangements almost seamless. She's a very professional representative for Cruise Specialist.

Tersa Skeim

By: Travellers2

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Working with Teresa was a very pleasant and efficient experience. She followed up on several issues and everything came together well. I believe she had not booked with Scenic before (the cruise line we selected) and there were a couple of issues that surfaced in regards to cabin idiosyncrasies and ship board $ credits, but nothing of to great an import. She followed up with us with us both during and following the cruise.

Crystal serenity Northwest Passage

By: Nance

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Very efficient in her job. She helped solve any issues we had and made necessary corrections. She always got right back to us with a reply. With her many years of experience she knew what cabin to book for us and which side of the ship would be the best for viewing the scenery. She is already planning our next cruise. We were very happy with her services.
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Teresa Skeim in an excellent Cruise Consultant!

By: Kalcevich

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

Teresa was easy to work with and very professional. She paid attention to all the right details and that made our trip planning a pleasure. We were especially pleased that our $500 credit at the end of the cruise was already waiting in our mail when we arrived home from our trip. I thought I was going to have to call to have it sent but I was pleasantly surprised to see it already processed and delivered. Our Danube River cruise was wonderful and met all of the expectations that Teresa set for us. Crystal Cruises provided excellent service and a great cruising experience. I would unconditionally recommend Teresa to any and all travelers. Thank you Teresa!
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Great Travel Advisor

By: Newbie

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

Teresa was very attentive and a great communicator with all aspects of planning our cruise. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Awesome travel agent

By: ktbookwrm

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2017

Teresa was a joy to work with. She was quick to respond to my emails and was very patient with all my questions. We will continue to use her and recommend her for all our travel needs.


By: hawaii

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

fine! Answered our questions in a timely manner

advisor review

By: sharron

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2017

great helped to save trip when flight was changed

Cruise Specialist

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2017

Teresa was competent and not overbearing.

our first

By: adam & eve

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

a pleasant experience

Communicate clearly what you give the customers by the first day of the trip

By: Reno

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

She did a nice job every time I called her and was knowledgeable. But she gave us a 1 night dining upgrade but never told us so by the time we found out from guest services on the 6th day it was too late and we had to give it to someone else.

Teresa is Great!

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2018

Teresa is a great TA....She is so helpful and very patient with all of my questions. I would recommend Teresa!

Teresa Skeim did a great job!!

By: Myra

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

Fabulous! Will refer her to our friends

How to have a fantastic vacation

By: Marty

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Professional, easy and without any surprises. A great help navigating through all the portions of selecting a fabulous cruise and keeping costs in check.

Holland america

By: Woodi

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

Always excellent


By: Cabot

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Very pleasant and professiona.

Recent cruise

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2018

Great no problem .

T's a joy to work with.

By: Len

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2018

A pleasure. She is responsive to questions and proactive on issues as they come up.

Our cruise consultant

By: Angie

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

Teresa Skeim is the best cruise consultant we have ever had. I highly recommend her.

As below

By: Pj

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Excellent , very helpful

Stellar Service

By: Diana Groe

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Teresa was very responsive to my many questions as we decided to invest in a world cruise. She is very knowlegible, helpful, and pro-active. She handled the details so we could enjoy the trip of lifetime! Well, maybe that's not exactly the right wording, since we hope to do it again someday. And when we do, we'll ask Teresa to help us! For more, visit my travel blog http://www.roundtheworldwriter.blogspot.com

Fantastic agent

By: Ksn

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

Theresa is a sweet and hard working woman. She follows through in what she says she will do. Also, she is so helpful if you have a question or concern. I will use her again for sure.

Consultant - Teresa Skeim

By: Wa’ahila

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Teresa Skeim listened carefully, was thorough and very responsive to all our questions. She secured the very best deal for our special anniversary cruise to French Polynesia. We look forward to our next cruise, thanks Teresa for everything we had lots of fun!

Travel Agent

By: Flash

Reviewed on: 06 May 2018

She's fantastic !!!


By: Franky

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

She take care of begging to end the things I need for travel around the world. I would recommend her to anybody. I have been bragging about Teres since I was on board the ship.


By: S.C.Kolcsey

Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

Outstanding! Teresa is a joy to work with!


By: JS

Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

Absolutely the best. Very conscientious and thorough. Got us the best cruise and price and inclusions!

Great Cruise Booking Experience

By: Shrimpman

Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

Teresa Skeim a true professional who truly cares about her clients. She steered us to a wonderful River Cruise experience which we just came back from. She made sure all the details were covered and if she saw any price reduction or any extra benefits subsequent to the booking, she would steer them (no pun intended) our way. I highly recommend her as she is excellent in her profession. I was truly lucky to have discovered her. She is friendly and a very nice genuine person.

Travel Advisor

By: DCL421

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2018

Working with Teresa is always a pleasure. She is the travel expert, extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We would not make a major travel decision without talking to her first. She always gives you the pros and cons and gives the best advice to steer you through the decision matrix. She not only listens but hears what you say. We always recommend her to our friends and acquaintances.

My trip


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

She did any and everything to insure we had an enjoyable trip. My next cruise? Don’t know yet. But you can bet I’ll cal Teresa!


By: 4 good travel friends

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

No issues at all

Great river cruise

By: Dini

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

Teresa was very helpful and responsive

Good Help!

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

She was an excellent advisor -- prompt to help, accurate in her advice, responsive to every request.

Baltic cruise

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

Teresa always returned emails and calls to answer any questions. Very careful to send proper documents and schedules as needed She has become my friend

Our 3rd Advisor

By: lou

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2018

She answers all queries promptly and has good suggestions.She spent extra time on a special request. and is working hard to get to know us better as she is a fairly new agent to us.



Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Teresa was great to work with

Teresa’s review

By: Pj

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

She is very excellent at her job but is even better as a person !

Venus to Rome cruise 🚢

By: Ghost

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018

Very helpful in helping us chose cruise and making related trip plans

Baltic Cruise

By: wylde an

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Teresa is great to work with. She smoothes out any ripples in the water.

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