Welcome to Cruise Elite! Your Full Service Travel Agency.

Cruise Elite, Inc was born of two experienced agents love for travel and each other. Marc and Marisel together with over 35 years cruising and travel experience, met by chance on board Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in June of 2003. Their ship board romance has not only brought about a marriage, but Cruise Elite, Inc. a modern online and store front agency run by “Real Agents, who really travel“. Since it’s inception in 04, Cruise Elite’s corporate focus is on our customers. It’s not all about price, it’s about value. We monitor all cruises & tours we have clients on for the best available price, should the price of a cruise or tour drop & regulations allow us to lower our clients price*, we do it. We challenge you to find an agency who will back that statement.

In November, 2007, Marisel Aleman, Vice President of Cruise Elite, Inc of Ormond Beach, was chosen to serve on the Inside Sales Travel Agent Advisory Board for Royal Caribbean International. Marisel was one of 20 agents chosen from over 15,000 nationally for this honorary position. Marisel has been the driving force in Cruise Elite’s climb to national recognition and was chosen for her expertise in Royal Caribbean’s fleet and worldwide itineraries. She is also a Royal Caribbean Diamond Plus member, Celebrity Cruise Line Elite member, a CLIA Master Cruise Counselor and is a world traveler. Together with our full time staff of experienced Travel Advisors, it’s easy to see why Cruise Elite is the “Seasoned Travelers’ Choice”. Cruise Elite has won the Daytona Beach Area’s Best Travel Agency Reader’s Choice Award every year since 2012.

Marc Hayes, President, with over 26 years direct cruise and travel experience, brings to the company over 135+ personal cruises, is a Diamond Plus Member with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise Line Elite member, and has traveled a good part of the world on numerous other cruise lines. Whether you’re considering Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Mediterranean, New England, Russia, United Kingdom…. Chances are we’ve been there, and we’re just a phone call away to help you get there too.

Our Team



  • 2019 ASTA Travel Adviser of the Year
  • CLIA Master Cruise Counselor
  • Holland America Line Academy Graduate
  • Reader’s Choice Award Recipient
  • Se habla Español
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Marc Hayes


  • Crown & Anchor Diamond Plus Member
  • Celebrity Elite Member
  • Holland America Line Academy Graduate
  • 25+ Years International Traveling
Lisa VanSalisbury

Senior Travel Advisor

  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure
  • Celebrity Five Star Agent
  • Oceania Cruises Certified Specialist
  • AmaWaterways Specialist
  • Disney Destinations Genius
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Ria Marshall

Inside Sales

  • Alaska expert
  • Former Princess Tours and Alaska Coach Tours employee
  • World class traveler, accredited cruise consultant
  • Celebrity Five Star Travel Partner.
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Sue Goldberg

Outside Sales

  • Carnival Cruise Specialist
  • Royal Caribbean expert
  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • Group and family cruise specialist.
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Heather (VanSalisbury) Ericsson

Outside Sales

  • Disney Destinations Genius
  • Caribbean Specialist
Marlene Spence

Outside Sales

  • Orlando, FL. Disney expert
  • Experienced in Mexico and Caribbean travel.
Pilar Arango

Outside Sales

  • Miami, FL
  • Royal Caribbean expert and Royal Caribbean Diamond member.
  • Se habla Español
Dennis & Olympeas Samuel

Outside Sales

  • Devon, United Kingdom
  • Affiliated Cruise Elite, Inc.


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