Cruises, Tours, and Custom Itineraries
"Travel, new experiences and diverse culture challenge our assumptions about the world."
Michael Akana is one of the few travel agents certified by the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) as an Elite Cruise Counseller Scholar (ECCS) the highest level of certification available from CLIA. In addition Michael is certified as an Elite Cruise Counseller (ECC), Master Cruise Counseller (MCC) and Accredited Cruise Counseller (ACC). He was one of CLIA’s first Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS). Michael is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), a Hawaii Certified Destination Specialist (CDL) and Luxury Lifestyle Specialist (LS) with the Travel Institute.
Michael Akana is a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and is an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor (VTA).
Michael's expertise extends beyond cruising. He loves to travel and to share the experience. He has created customized group itineraries sometimes accompanying travellers with recent trips including Bhutan, Thailand, Alaska, China and Viet Nam and on safari in Kenya and Tanzania and in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Michael has travelled on six continents. While he has not yet set foot in Antarctica, he has voyaged to the Antarctic Ocean.
Michael believes in giving back to the community and the travel industry. Michael currently volunteers with Kiwanis and Kiwanis Key Leader, a training conference in service leadership for youth.
Michael Akana is an independent agent, is registered as a California Seller of Travel (CST) 2116383-50, participating in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) (“Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.”) and is an agent for Dugan’s Travels, a member of ARC, IATAN, CLIA, OSSN, NACTA and a registered Seller of Travel: (Wa. WRS: 602327942 / Fl. ST35992 / Ca. CST 2054922-40)
Specializing in Cruises, Tours and Custom Itineraries
California State University, East Bay
- Master of Science in Recreation and Tourism
Certified by The Travel Institute
- CTC Certified Travel Counselor
- CTA Certified Travel Associate
Accredited by CLIA--Cruise Lines International Association:
- ECCS-Elite Cruise Counseller Scholar
- LCS-Luxury Cruise Specialist
- ECC-Elite Cruise Counseller
- MCC-Master Cruise Counseller
- ACC-Accredited Cruise Counseller
Awarded by American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
- VTA-ASTA Verified Travel Advisor