Kevin Essar 

Edmonton, AB Canada
Inspired Quests, an independent affiliate of Ocean & River Cruises
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Rail
  • River Cruising
  • Safari

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I inspire people to travel more, live more, and be more by designing incredible travel experiences.

My passion for travel began at the age of 12 when my mother took me and my younger brother from a small town in northern Ontario to New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia on an year-long adventure. Since then, I have visited every continent.

My travel inspiration comes from Susan Sontag who said, 'I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.'

While I love designing incredible travel experiences of all types, I specialise in luxury, expedition, and river cruises. I have enjoyed a variety of cruise vacations, including:

  • large ocean ships sailing to places such as the Panama Canal, South America, Antarctica, Mediterranean, and Alaska;
  • small luxury ship cruising the west coast of North America;
  • small expedition ships exploring the waters around the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, South Orkney Islands, and South Georgia; and
  • intimate river ships meandering the Main, Rhine, and Danube Rivers of Europe and the Nile River in Egypt.

I also design and host a variety of cruise groups to amazing destinations around the world - each with their own incredible experiences. Have you wanted to visit places such as Easter Island, French Polynesia, or the Baltic and did not want to travel on your own? Join one of my incredible cruise groups and enjoy the camaraderie of travelling with like-minded people. Future destinations include the Northwest Passage, United Kingdom, and West Indies.

After our initial discussion about your travel plans, it would be my pleasure to recommend and design an incredible cruise vacation to meet you individual desires.

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Places I Have Traveled

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By: Charles

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Kevin has always been the consummate professional. With great advice on some great holidays we have enjoyed time and time again under his direction. He is an amazing asset in planning all our holidays

Oceania Mediterranean Cruise

By: Al

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

Kevin looked after all of our details from the start of our planning to when we arrived home. He offered us friendly and professional assistance with the smallest details, helping us make choices and ensuring we had the best vacation possible. He was able to bring us added value in many ways to include booking our transfers, hotels (with amazing benefits - breakfasts, lunch & early check in) along with some added Virtuoso perks. Kevin simply really cares and continuously goes out of his way to communicate and be the best travel advisor possible. We value the relationship that we have established and would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family. We will certainly take advantage of his expertise for our future travels.

Truly all inclusive

By: James

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2017

Kevin arranged a tour of the Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Vancouver, and the line was offering a Canadian dollars at par promotion at the time. We leapt at the opportunity to try out Regent and had no regrets. Kevin navigated us through the booking process, including the decision about whether or not to use Regent's included air (we didn't), coordinating home to airport transfers, and looking into and answering what must have been dozens of questions. Kevin also worked with us coordinating an on board booking for our next Regent cruise with a group that he is coordinating. Kevin is easy to reach, and very responsive. When travelling on trips arranged by Kevin I have confidence that everything has been looked after, and there is somebody to reach out to in the event things go pear-shaped.

Fantastic experience

By: TimM

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Truly a pleasure arranging a trip on short notice and during a holiday week. Most certainly went the extra mile to make the trip perfect!

Super Thorough!


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

Kevin was amazing assisting with all the planning of our vacation for 14 people. He made sure every traveller had their hotels, flights, transfers and cruise documents ready to go for every step of the way.

Working with Kevin Essar, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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  • Antarctica
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • French Polynesia
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Laos
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • South Africa