Kevin Essar 

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

  • Antarctica
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • French Polynesia
  • Greenland
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Designing Incredible Travel Experiences.

Welcome to Inspired Quests | Kevin Essar, an independent affiliate of Ocean & River Cruises Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

Other than Brahm, Anderson, and Alfred, travel is my passion. My love for travel started at age 12 when my mother took my brother and me from a small northern Ontario town 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.'

I specialise in designing incredible travel experiences aboard luxury river, ocean, and expedition cruise ships and yachts and with the world's best adventure travel companies. |

Enjoy expert advice and exclusive amenities only from your Virtuoso luxury travel advisor. |

Contact me today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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.

South Africa Oceania Cruise

By: Al & Lorna R

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

Kevin provided professional support looking after all of the details of our adventure. He is knowledgeable and works very hard to ensure everything goes smoothly. Kevin’s caring approach reduces the stress of travelling. He pays attention to the little things and is always there for us. We have referred several friends to Kevin and they have the same experience. We look forward to working with Kevin for our future travels.

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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  • Australia
  • Canada
  • French Polynesia
  • Greenland
  • New Zealand
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