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About Raye & Marty Trencher

Raye & I are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world. Our mission is plain and simple. We started Ocean Cruise Advisors, as part of Cruise Direct Online,  ( ) so we could provide real-life accounts and expert advice about Ocean cruising, not just a flood of information.

We literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions. Chances are " we've been there and done that" .  We know the lay of the land ( & sea ) sort of speak. And now through Ocean Cruise Advisors we hope to pass on that knowledge and information to you.

Our advice offers the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, we'll point out where to get group rates ( without joining a group! ), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts.












Viking Ocean Master Cruise Experts : Raye & Marty Trencher


At Ocean Cruise Advisors you will find information about your dining choices. Advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration documentations and much more.

At Ocean Cruise Advisors you will find information of value to seniors, families, singles, couples and groups. Plus some "behind the scenes" and 'Know Before You Go" information about Ocean Cruising not found elsewhere. We also will tell you how to avoid travel scams and common travel mistakes, and share our insights on the latest cruise news about Ocean Cruising and how it affects your vacation planning.

After browsing Ocean Cruise Advisors, we hope you will feel confident- and excited- about the choices you have, no matter if this is your first cruise to Ocean Cruising or simply seeking a new adventure. After all, we know that each time you cruise, you will meet new people, make new friends and learn new things as you cruise around the World.

Choosing the Ocean cruise that's right for you--that the premise behind Ocean Cruise Advisors and our service promise to you.
Where have Raye and Marty traveled?

The Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Europe; England, France, Germany,  Mediterranean; Spain, Monte Carlo, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia; Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Pacific; French Polynesia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Asia; China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and more.

Cruised to over 40 Countries with over a dozen cruise lines....
Over 30 times.

A little bit of background...
Marty is a veteran travel professional. He has been a corporate travel executive for over 30 years. Along with sixteen years of retail cruise industry experience, he has handled corporate incentives for Pepsi and Ford, managed retail and wholesale tour operations, been a theme park/attractions marketing planner and directed one of the largest annual migration of British Tourists to Walt Disney World!

In addition to Cruise Travel Magazine, he and his wife are also editors and publishers of Cruise Reviews Online. At Cruise Reviews Online you can read hundreds of cruise line and cruise ship reviews by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships. Unbiased and unedited, they share their experience with you. Cruise Reviews Online, is one of the most recognized leading resources for fair and objective information about cruise travel.

Together Raye & Marty have edited and published 'The Ultimate Cruise Guide". a cruiser travel reference guide book that is available free for the reading... online.

As an knowledgeable expert in the cruise industry, Marty is a member of the Society of Industry Leaders, where he shares his expertise with members of the financial community conducting industry research. He has also been called upon to assist the media with expert comments on cruise industry news discussing everything from holiday travel trends to cruise safety.

They are members of the Society of Professional Journalists, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Raye is a retired educator by profession with over 30 years of teaching experience. Her experience, both as a mother and teacher bring a unique perspective to family and multi-generational travel. She has worked in the travel industry part-time for as many years as she has been teaching. Through the years, she has helped families from all over the world catch up with loved ones and creating new family memories at sea, noting that "a cruise vacation offers more variety and things to do for both grandparents and children than on a land-based vacation plus a cruise brings everyone together to share a once-in-a lifetime family experience".

Raye loves to cruise, likes the big ships to the small ones and always takes timeout to visit the grandkids. ( Marty prefers the opposite, the ships that is, )

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