Crown Cruise Vacations
Crown Cruise Collection
Ross Spalding founded Crown Cruise Vacations and the Crown Cruise Collection in 2008. The online agency, based in Princeton, New Jersey, has quickly become a top sales producer for all of the major premium, luxury, ultra-luxury cruise lines. To date, his cruise specialists have booked cruise travel for over 65,000 clients, totaling more than $80 million in sales. Spalding has been a member of the executive boards of several cruise lines and was recognized as one of the top agents named to the Carnival Cruise Lines first executive forum.
He is one of the nation’s preeminent experts on cruises, as well as luxury cruise vacations and the prestigious cruise lines that cater predominantly to cruise connoisseurs. He attributes his success to attention to detail and treating clients the way he would expect to be treated when planning and booking a cruise vacation.
A seasoned cruise traveler himself, Spalding has enjoyed more than 50 cruise vacations on some of the world’s most magnificent cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Carnival Corporation (Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Cunard Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn). Spalding’s team of cruise experts have sailed virtually every cruise line to every destination.
These cruises include more than 14 prestigious inaugural voyages typically reserved for dignitaries, special invitees and industry opinion leaders. Spalding’s travels have taken him to some of the world’s most beautiful and historic locales. His favorite destination is the Black Sea and the old world cities surrounding it.
Spalding and his team at Crown Cruise Collection assure their demanding clients receive the very finest cruise accommodations and other onboard amenities available to luxury travelers, as well as unique port excursions and other experiences that make their luxury cruise vacations truly unforgettable. Nothing is left to chance by the founder of the Crown Cruise Collection.
Spalding has spent the past 10 years in cruise travel sales, with expertise in online marketing and network technology. Also his career included 12 years in Web development. Prior to launching Crown Cruise Vacations, he grew the online business for another national cruise travel aggregator from $20 million to $90 million in annual sales. Earlier in his career, he worked for AT&T in network administration. He attended Florida State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in computer information systems from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y