Steven Glenn Gulko 

Miami, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • France
Selling Travel Since
1980
Languages
  • English

My Background

I have been in the industry 38 years and have sailed on over 80 cruises to various “bucket lists” and just fun locations around the world. I began working at Royal Caribbean, assisting guests at Miami International Airport. I eventually also assisted guests for Celebrity at the local hotels for the cruise lines. I am proud to state that I eventually became the top producer as a Certified Vacation Planner, assisting guests for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara.

I became a travel agent and have assisted guests for various trips for all cruise lines, including Luxury and river cruises. I have also created trips at resorts and land packages throughout the world.

As a former managing editor and writer, I have begun writing a monthly blog that appears on the luxurycruiseconnections.com website.

I promise to research for the best available rates and promotions for any vacation, and will try to match and actually beat any offer. I look forward to assisting you with the best deal and my vast experience.

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A wealth of Travel Knowledge

By: Bradenton8104


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Steve has been responsible for all our family vacation travel arangements for the past five to six years now. He posesses a wealth of travel information and knowledge, his recommendations and suggestions has opened up new and fun places for us to see and explore. We can't wait to see what he is going to be coming up with next. Thank you Steve

Highly recommend

By: Romy


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

He was able to arrange with the HollandAmerican cruise line that my cabin was directly across the hall from my relatives who won an all expense trip and traveled with a group go 48 other winners! He also made sure I could eat with them. He was extremely helpful!

Recommended

By: Lin


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

Steven has been very patient and is very hard working agent.

Highly recommended

By: Mary21


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

Steve provided our group with all the necessary arrangements, and he did so in a professional manner. We have already contacted him to arrange our next cruise!
Not Recommended

Never again!

By: Wont book again with them


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

We were promised a $25 shipboard credit. This never happened.I questioned it before we had even left and we were promised it would be on the acct. Once on the ship, the only credit was from Princess Line itself and my husbands Military shipboard credit. Which I did all the footwork in getting myself. the travel I was then reassured that a check would be mailed to our home for compensation of the shipboard credit. Its been 30 days, no money has been received from travel agency.

Friendly service

By: FSNA5861


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2015

Good service provided by Steve for our recently completed cruises on both NCL Pearl (11 Day Southern Caribbean) and NCL Sky (4 Day Bahamas). Steve has a lot of knowledge and will strive to help you out.

Absolutely the best cruise line!

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

Most previous cruises were Princess, HAL, RC. Tried Oceania, but Crystal was hands down the best ever from service to food to entertainment. It was everything I could possibly want on a cruise ship and I liked it so much I booked another with Crystal. People were outstandingly friendly which, being a solo traveler, I greatly appreciated.

Friendly service

By: Barron


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2015

We had a good trip on the Voyager of the Seas - it was good leaving from Fremantle up to Singapore via Bangkok and Vietnam. We had a good time in the Diamond room meet some nice people from around the world. The only negative point was that there was a lot of colds and coughs on board, which was not good. Looking forward to our next trip on Royal Caribbean
Not Recommended

Yes, expert friendly service. An overall pleasant cruise

By: Louise


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Very disappointing Mediocre, sub-par continental cuisine in the main dining rooms.. The menus were fine if even too repetitive, but the offerings were often tasteless and had nothing to do with conventional acceptable standards. The cafeteria offered run of the mill all-inclusive fare but at times, very good roasts, tandoori chicken etc. I enjoyed the fresh vegetables, salads and fruit. Some excursions were an unmitigated rip-off, while others were most enjoyable, good value for money. Norwegian needs to pay attention.... Test excursions beforehand and offer realistic descriptions and price offerings accordingly. I would not recommend Norwegian to anyone expecting interesting, tastefully-prepared meals.....

Continuous satisfaction

By: Allthat


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2015

Our Family Cruise was a flawless success thanks to Steve Gulko's attention to our wants and needs. Even late-comers to booking were accommodated.

Service was Excellent

By: LEFTIES07


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Overall our trip was excellent. United Airlines flight from Chicago to Orlando was a nightmare. Wewill NEVER fly United again.

Friendly service

By: Barron


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2015

My husband & I find Steve Gulko to be professional and friendly.
Not Recommended

Still Waiting for Room Credit, over 2 months

By: BJ from MA


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2015

Steven Glenn Gulko is a wonderful person and a smooth talker. However, it seems like forever for him to get the reservations correct. He needs to respond to emails within 48 hours. It has been 2 months since reporting to him that I did not receive the full room credit as contracted, or listed in the confirmation. Perhaps he might be dealing with TOO MANY customers, to stay focused.

Excellent service!

By: PDFESQ


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

Great trip, perhaps the best ever.

GrandAdventure

By: Bren54


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2015

The 27 day cruise was absolutely grand! The ports were fabulous. Excursions through the ship and private ones lived up to our expectations. Dining on the ship was very good as well as service . The only negatives were entertainment on the Royal Princess and lack of activities during the transatlantic crossing. Princess seems to cater to older cruisers. We do have wonderful memories of every port!

Viking Moselle-Rhine

By: Molly


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

We took our first River Cruise last May. And had a wonderful time. We started in Paris, went to Luxembourg and then to Tier, Germany to board our ship. We sailed up the Moselle to the Rhine and then down to Basel. . There was a little problem on our trip. The river was too high to get under one of the bridges. So our ship was stuck waiting for 2 days. But Viking spared no expense to get us to the ports and excursions that were scheduled. On the day we were to sail the middle Rhine, we were taken to an excursion boat which sailed up and down the middle Rhine. And gave us a lovely German lunch. Viking must have an amazing organization to make arrangements for ships, buses, guides at the last minute. Our room was the nicest we have had on a cruise (We have sailed on Princess, NCL and Oceania). And the food and wine were .....excellent. All of the personal on the boat were friendly and went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves.

Always there for me and he is the BEST

By: Fred & Chuck


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2015

Every time we have booked a trip with Steve, he has always there for us to work out those little problems that always come up when you travel. Weather you have a hotel problem in Shanghai or a airline change in Venice, he is always there to help and solve the problem. That is why I say "He is ALWAYS THERE FOR ME and he is "THE BEST" Fred & Chuck

Always helpful

By: Fiona


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Steve was always very attentive and quick to call me back with answers as needed. Had a wonderful cruise! I hope to be planning the next before to long! I have recommended Steve to all my friends.

Recent trip

By: pat


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

As usual, everything just fine with Steve and Crystal. My credit card was compromised, but I knew once on board Crystal, things would be taken care of--and they were by the concierge.

Norwegian Star transatlantic

By: Mell


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

This was the first time I have used Steve to arrange a cruise. His price quote with On Board Credits (OBC) was the best I could find. We booked 6+ months before the cruise and as the cruise date neared, I noticed that the price for our balcony had been reduced by several hundred dollars. I called Steve and he was able to negotiate additional OBC from Norwegian. About a month before the cruise, I again noticed a price cut for our balcony room that was about half what we had originally paid. Once again I called Steve and he was able to negotiate an upgrade to a family suite for us. Wow! A huge room over 400SF. We also have upgraded dining package and the drink package so we had a blast. Thanks Steve for your efforts and we plan to use you on our next cruise for sure.

Expert on Cruising

By: LynneS


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

We recently took a Fall Colors, repositioning cruise on Royal Caribbean, starting in Quebec, ending in Ft Lauderdale. Steve's advice regarding the cruise was excellent. Steve is very knowledgeable about Quebec, was able to give me terrific advice, having been there many times. This knowledge really helped me about hotels, where to go, what the city is like, etc. Steve found a terrific cabin for us in the area of the ship I prefer. Steve also planned a previous cruise for us of the Mediterranean, which was also fantastic. We will always refer to Steve on special trips, he is a true expert.

excellent service

By: donna


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2015

would def. book with him again, always friendly and returned calls and never thought I was a pain even though I called quite a bit' got me the best deals and rooms together

Lovely Regent Cruise

By: Bridgeexpert


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

Our trip was a cruise from Capetown to Rio. Regent offered a pre cruise package with one night in Capetown and a 2 night safari. All went well. We went 3 nights before to spend extra time in Capetown. The hotel was the Southern Sun Cullinan which was well located and a nice hotel. The safari lodge was excellent. We have cruised quite a bit and I can highly recommend Regent. The cruise was terrific. Wonderful food and best service ever. Our arrangements were all handled well.

Outstanding

By: Denis & Connie


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016

Steve is always on top of his game.

Fantastic Cruise

By: Michael S


Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2016

The ship was perfect, with amazing attention to detail. The food in the main dining room as well as the buffet was quite good. The staff were super helpful and actually cheerful. Got the go best package - well worth it if you like the fancy drinks at the Molecular Bar. Would definitely book again!

Tries his best

By: Jennifer


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2016

Steve tries his best to get his clients the best value for the money! He's tenacious and 'on the ball' when it comes to finding out what you need to know about your upcoming trip!
Not Recommended

Was friendly

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016

Quoted one price, gave deposit, then later was told it would be Over 300 more dollars....would not use this service again

Great Service

By: Texas2


Reviewed on: 29 May 2016

Steven provided an excellent value based cruise for us. Absolutely enjoyed it. Early in the cruise he resolved questions and issues related to posting of our onboard credits; he was very responsive and timely in his follow-up. Thanks Steven!

Tiger head with a snake body

By: Not high on Viking


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016

Steve helped our group of 16 couples, one occupied the Erickson(sic) explorer suite; Amadeus suite was empty. It appeared the work Steve did for us outside of Viking were superb, he arranged an amazing pre-cruise hotel package in Prague, CZ including spa treatment, free WiFi and breakfast plus airport transfer to the hotel that is literally steps from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge area. We enjoyed the hotel & all the tourist attractions nearby, including the old Jewish community. When Viking River Cruise decided they were not going to received us in Nuremberg, Germany, that put our travel plan from Prague to Nuremberg in chaos, Steve tried to help but ineffective largely due to the time difference. Romantic Donau Cruise by Viking was adequate, the included and extra excursions were largely at the mercy of the assigned "local tour guides" and we ran into a few duds. Foods and staff on-board were the best of all cruises I have had. Steve fell short on "included" on-board credit.

Everything Went Well--as usual

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Steven has made arrangements for us several times, and as usual, everything went very well. For this cruise, it was necessary to apply some credit with Royal Caribbean from a previous cruise, and it was also necessary to coordinate dining reservations with others who had used a different travel agency. Steven handled everything perfectly.

Greece & Sicily

By: Enna35


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Spent 4 days in Athens on a wine and dinner and cooking tour. Amazing food and great wines. After went to board the Sirena, Oceania Cruise line. Great food and service. Disappointed that the trip to Egypt was cancelled. No reason given. Highly recommend this cruise line as the ships are a lot smaller than the major cruise ship lines.

Very helpful

By: Medina Golfer


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2016

Steve is my go-to person for cruises. He seems always to get me the best deal and does it with a sense of humor. It is a pleasure to deal with him.

Friendly satisfactory service

By: TripOne


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2016

Efficient and caring service. Will recommend to friends. .
Not Recommended

just o.k.

By: san


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Didn't really feel the connection.

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