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Mike SantaLucia

Hamburg, New York Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise & Hawaii Specialist (Solo/Family/Groups)

When my wife and I opened SantaLucia Travel, our primary ambition was to help people see the world while making memories with the people they love. Whatever your travel dreams, we put our expertise and passion for the industry to good use to plan a hassle-free vacation you'll remember for years to come.

Often accompanied by my wife Kelly and our two sons, I've traveled to over 40 countries and experienced over 200 days at sea on dozens of ocean and river cruises, visiting a diverse lineup of destinations in the South Pacific, Caribbean, North/South/Central America, Europe and the spectacular downunder of Australia and New Zealand.

I've immersed myself in the culture and history of everywhere we've traveled, criss-crossing the globe from Estonia to New Zealand.   Each journey creating memorable experiences that bring first hand personal knowledge of some of the top destinations in the world, including multiple trips to Europe visiting countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and even Russia!

Domestically, there is no place I love more than the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii. A cruise is an efficient and streamlined way to see all 4 major islands in just 7 nights, but as a frequent visitor to Hawaii and a Hawaii Destination Specialist, I can create a specialized itinerary that gives each client a chance to explore the hidden gems far outside the crowded tourist zones.Explore a piece of Hollywood history at Oahu's Kualoa Ranch, sip on barrister-brewed coffee at Koloa Mills in Kauai, see the majestic humpback whales off the coast of the quaint town of Lahaina in Maui, or hike to see the Kilauea’s flowing lava on The Big Island of Hawaii.  From active adventures like snorkeling with Manta Rays to simply kicking back with a cold cocktail and watching the waves, the incredible Hawaiian Islands have something for everyone, and I'm here to help you discover it all.

Our experience with family and group travel makes us uniquely qualified to help craft personalized itineraries for families and groups and put together trips that will satisfy everyone's needs and desires.

  • Recapture your inner child at Disneyworld and Universal Studios,
  • Head to Alaska and soar in a helicopter over the awe-inspiring Norris Glacier
  • Enjoy Australia and New Zealand by hugging a koala or visiting the enchanting Shire made famous by the Lord of the Rings
  • Marry the one you love with a picture perfect destination wedding at a luxurious 5 star All-Inclusive resort in the Caribbean

Among many other notable industry achievements, I'm a graduate of The Travel Institute's Certified Travel Associate (CTA) and Cruise Line Industry Association's certification programs’ as an Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC) and Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS), as well as other numerous industry certifications. In 2012 I was appointed by top Norwegian Cruise Line executives to serve for 2 years on their inaugural NCLU Advisory Board.

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What our clients are saying...

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Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Barcelona, Spain which we took to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Although my husband has previously traveled extensively in Europe for business, this was my first trip there. Mike was amazing; he made suggestions which we didn't even know were available and that made our trip much more pleasant. The hotel in Barcelona was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in, I truly didn't want to come home. Mike was extremely attentive to all of the details and was very fast and efficient in his service. He also added personal touches that are rare these days. He truly did help to make our second honeymoon all that we had hoped for, actually, in many ways it was better than our 1st!

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Best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Anthony and Viviana - Telford | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Mike was extremely helpful. He helped us plan our honeymoon to meet our specific needs, and found us the perfect vacation spot. He was always prompt in getting back to us to answer our questions, and touched base with us several times leading up to the trip with specific advice to make our travel easier. He also took the time to set up a package for our honeymoon that made it extra special. We were referred to Mike through a mutual friend, and we're glad we went through Mike to book our trip because it far exceeded our expectations and truly was the best trip of our lives.
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Wonderful visit to Ireland

Reviewed By Mom K - Elma, NY | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Our trip to Ireland was great. As you know, Ireland is a wonderful place. We enjoyed many beautiful sights, exhibits and museums. We spent time walking around touristy areas as well as non- touristy neighborhoods and loved them all.

I especially want to thank you for your suggestion for me to purchase additional car insurance to cover the wheels, mirrors and glass. While filing out the paperwork, I listened to several Hertz employees tell costumers that the extra insurance was available, but “not really necessary”. Once on the roads, it was very obvious that the extra insurance is important!

Highlights of the trip included: a tour of Waterford Crystal. The Blarney Castle, Lehinch beach town, Connor Pass and Gap of Dunloe in Dingle, The Cliffs of Moher, Cupan Tae Shoppe in Galway,

Everything you provided me with contributed to our fantastic trip to Ireland; All the maps, handouts, luggage gear and reservation for parking in Toronto. I look forward to planning our next trip!
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Wonderful visit to Ireland

Reviewed By Mom K - Elma, NY | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Hi Mike,
Our trip to Ireland was great. As you know, Ireland is a wonderful place. We enjoyed many beautiful sights, exhibits and museums. We spent time walking around touristy areas as well as non- touristy neighborhoods and loved them all.

I especially want to thank you for your suggestion for me to purchase additional car insurance to cover the wheels, mirrors and glass. While filing out the paperwork, I listened to several Hertz employees tell costumers that the extra insurance was available, but “not really necessary”. Once on the roads, it was very obvious that the extra insurance is important! And, by the way, to my relief, the inspector upon my returning the car did not mention the new scratches, and neither did I!!

The first Hotel we stayed in, the Granville Hotel, was lovely. Everything about it was wonderful. The room was pretty, comfortable and the hotel restaurant pub was equally lovely and the food was great. All the staff was eager to do anything to make our
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knows cruise industry inside out, and lots of tricks to make my experience the best!

Reviewed By Pete - orchard park, NY | Traveled to
I cant say enough good things about SantaLucia travel. Mike will bend over backwords to get thing done and knows his business better than any agent I have ever dealt with (any I travel A LOT, and have very high standards!). Mike even took time away from this years Suberbowl to ensure I could get in on a cruise special that was expiring that night! Mikes customer service and travel knowledge is truly outstanding!!! He works very hard at what he does, and is very dedicated!!
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My dream

Reviewed By Maggie's mom - Spotsylvania, Va | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
A trip to Italy has occupied the first place on my bucket list for quite some time. I can now check it off as it occurred in May 2017. I am astonished at the itinerary that Mike assembled for our trip. To say the least it was fantastic. Every detail was thought out and included. From the prebooked taxi upon arrival in Rome to the booked water taxi in Venice to take us to the airport for our flight home. Each hotel was wonderful-in Rome steps from The Spanish Steps, in Florence just down the street from the Duomo, the hotel in Lake Como on the lake and finally the Venetian hotel sitting directly on the Grand Canal. Even the prebooked English speaking tours were easy with guides that certainly knew what they talked about. Plus he gave us enough time to rest and do dome exploring on our own. I cannot thank Mike and Kelly for their expertise in the planning of this trip.
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Family Trip to Italy

Reviewed By Holly - Detroit, MI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mike is extremely organized and thorough in planning trips for us. Every detail is taken care of which is great because it eliminates a lot of hassle that would happen if we tried to do this ourselves. For example, on our recent trip to Italy, when visiting Venice, he arranged a guide to meet us at the train station and take us to the water taxi which took us to our hotel. We had never been to Venice before so we had no idea we even needed to get a water taxi. We would have wasted a couple of hours sorting that all out. Instead, we got to do an extra tour of a site we had really wanted to see which was a way better use of our time and money!! It truly is a pleasure to work with Mike SantaLucia; and, I recommend him without any reservations at all.
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Solid & straightforward experience!

Reviewed By Jim - Palmdale, CA | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
So, so easy to work with! Mike & Kelly bent over backwards to make the trip for our parents so memorable! They found a GREAT deal, and followed it up with insider tips on how to maximize the experience. They weren't pushy at all. Simply wanted to help us find something within our budget and interests. Wonderful experience!
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Mike the Miracle Worker

Reviewed By Dr. E Scott - Tamuning, GU | Traveled to
My husband and I sailed on the Pride of America on May 23-30, 2015. Our travel agent, Mike St. Lucia, went above and beyond to make my husband's first cruise unforgettable! To start with, Mike was responsive to all of our email inquiries. He even called us to discuss issues, and our time zone is 16 hours ahead of his (we live on Guam currently). We arrived to our cabin room surprise Bon Voyage package set up by Mike himself. When Mike found out my husband has a severe shellfish allergy, he again went above and beyond to link us up with the cruise Hotel Director, who went out of his way to ensure there was no cross contamination. I highly recommend working with Mike as he is friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He informed us of excursions and advised us about how to get the most bang for our buck! I will use Mike and St. Lucia travel for ALL of my vacation needs.
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Great Expierence

Reviewed By John & Diane - Bonita Springs, FL | Traveled to
My wife and I were blown away with the concern an helpfullness of Mike & Kelly. They went well above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying our trip. By the end of our trip we felt that they were great friends having fun with is on vacation. Thanks Mike & Kelly for all your help, it was a real pleasure working with you. We will not hesitate to use you again for our next vacation and will highly recommend you to our friends!
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Excellent travel agent

Reviewed By Alicia - fredonia, New York | Traveled to
Mike has been wonderful in helping me plan our family cruise, he goes way above and beyond to do what is needed. He is always available to answer questions and provide excellent advice. I will definitely use his services again. Excellent travel agent.
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Group vacations made easy!!

Reviewed By Lyn G. - Eden,NY | Traveled to
Mike has been helping us plan group/ family vacations for several years now. He has been patient and knowledgeable for everyone in our entire group. He will answer any question you have,always responds,and always seems to make each customer his number one priority. I have ,and will continue to, highly recomend Mike Santa Lucia!!
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Attention to all details

Reviewed By Jlrydoc - Warminster, pa | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Mike was a true pleasure to work with. This was a large trip, including a land stay, a cruise, multiple rental cars, and multiple excursions. Thanks to Mike & his attention to details, all went smoothly. He even texted us during the vacation to make sure all was going well.
I highly recommend him, & look forward to working with him agaiin!
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Attention to all details

Reviewed By Jlrydoc - Warminster, pa | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Mike was a true pleasure to work with. This was a large trip, including a land stay, a cruise, multiple rental cars, and multiple excursions. Thanks to Mike & his attention to details, all went smoothly. He even texted us during the vacation to make sure all was going well.
I highly recommend him, & look forward to working with him agaiin!
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SantaLucia made my 2 week vaca headache free!!!!

Reviewed By CAM - Warminster, PA | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Great experience with this agent. Mike was recommended & I am so glad I used this agency. Spent two active weeks in Hawaii, both land & cruise, with a lot to plan for, airfare, hotel, cruise accommodation, cars, transfers, and most importantly what fun stuff to do. They took care of everything and made sure all the details, big & small were covered. He was very responsive to all our questions & concerns throughout the planning. This is an agency that I would most certainly call upon again for my next trip.
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Great vacation

Reviewed By Jojo - Brocton ny | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
He is knowledgeable and quick to respond back to me with my questions.
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He made the stress of international travel STRESSFREE!!

Reviewed By Pam A - Ellicott City, MD | Traveled to
I was super stressed with planning an international trip for myself and my 3 kids (11,11,12) with simply all the unknowns. I was worried I would be scammed by an online vacation retailer but Mike was able reserve the same deals with trip insurance, all the transfers as well as excursions for us before we even left the US. He was responsive and knowledgeable with recommendations on appropriate excursions for my family. Best vacation planner ever! I will definitely use him again!
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GREAT SERVICE! thorough, knowledgable, goes the extra mile!

Reviewed By Dale - Redington Beach, FL | Traveled to
I've used SantaLucia Travel for all of my travel needs for several years now and couldn't be happier. As a busy medical professional, I truly appreciate the expert service Mike provides and the significant time he saves me. Mike has expertly guided me on incredible, well planned vacations over the years to exotic locations such as Argentina/Patagonia, South Africa, Thailand, Australia/New Zealand, Costa Rica, Alaska, etc. I find I get the same expert service even for more "simple" trips. Whether it be a simple hotel or car reservation, or a custom trip to an exotic country, Mike always goes that extra mile to guide me towards a fantastic experience.
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