About The Cruise Butler

Qualifications and Specializations

Steve Rice is a highly trained and knowledgeable agent in the field of travel. He has obtained Elite Cruise Counselor status from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). This is the highest level of certification available in the cruise industry and in the country. Steve is the first travel agent in the San Antonio and surrounding area to obtain this certification. He also recently attained certification from CLIA as a LCS (Luxury Cruise Specialist)

He has been in the business for almost 17 years and has spent all of that time specializing in the cruise segment of the industry. He has been on over 58 different cruises to many destinations all over the world, and is known for his outstanding product and destination knowledge as well as providing a very high level of customer service. That is why he calls himself "The Cruise Butler". Steve also specializes in honeymoon, business incentive, and group travel. He is one of the few agents who will make appointments to meet with you at your home or office in order to provide you with outstanding service.

Certifications, Associations & Achievements

  • European river cruise specialist
  • Agency of the Year 2009-for Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • Earned the ranking of Elite Cruise Counselor (1 of 500 nationwide)
  • Earned the ranking of Luxury Cruise Specialist
  • Has appeared as the Travel Expert on WOAI-TV, with numerous appearances on the "Living Show"
  • Mentioned in article in Conde Nast Traveler magazine
  • Royal Caribbean Specialist
  • Royal Caribbean Cruisetour Specialist
  • Cunard Cruise Line "Commodore" Specialist (highest level)
  • Disney Specialist
  • NCL Cruise Line Specialist
  • Princess Cruise Line "Commodore" Specialist (highest level)
  • Marriott Hotel Specialist
  • Hyatt Hotel Specialist
  • Sheraton Hotel Specialist
  • Copenhagen Destinational Specialist (DS)
  • Member of CLIA
  • Member of IATAN
  • Member of ATAA
  • Nominated as Celebrity Cruise Lines Inside Agency of the Year in 2009
  • Nominated as Business of the Year 2004

              A full set of references are available upon request

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