The founder of Alaska and Beyond, Patty Crichton, is no stranger to the travel/cruise industry. After her first cruise in 1981, she was sold on the concept of cruising and began a long career that will continue until that last cruise into the sunset! She managed one of the first cruise-only agencies in the country way back in 1981. She had the opportunity to sail on many ships, including many cruise lines that are no longer around, like Sitmar, Royal Viking Line, and American Hawaii Cruises. UNCRUISE ADVENTURIST PATTY CRICHTON Founder of Alaska and Beyond
Against the advice of colleagues, Alaska Bound Ltd. was founded in 1992 in the Detroit as the first Alaska-only agency in the lower 48, booking not only Holland America, but many small ships, fly- in wilderness lodges, B & B's, and more. She continues her focus on Alaska travel, but her loyal clients wanted other destinations after their Alaska trip. The small cruise shop industry has exploded in the last decade with something for everyone, exploring all corners of the Earth; hence Alaska and Byeond!
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