Elite Cruises and Travel (EliteCruisesTravel.com) is a Cruise-Centric Full Service Travel Agency, owned and operated by Jay S. Cohen, R.Ph., J.D., and Jackie Cohen, R.Ph., J.D., L.L.M.. We have been in business since 1998.
We are Cruise Line International Association and Niche Cruise Marketing Alliance Certified Cruise Specialists. We are also part of the Cruise Planners travel network. We are licensed in every U.S. state which requires a Seller of Travel license. We are covered by $2 Million in Errors and Omission Travel Agency insurance.
Elite Cruises and Travel is a member of the finest travel and vacation selling networks in the world. We belong to Vacation.com,North America’s largest vacation-selling network and we are an American Express Company Preferred Travel supplier.
As a vacation.com member agency, we provide our clients with a special high-tech/high-touch approach to marketing and travel-selling that enables our clients to get peace of mind by planning with an experienced travel counselor,take advantage of exclusive savings and value-added vacation packages, and enjoy special benefits from the best travel providers in the world.
American Express cardholders Gold, Platinum, and Centurion Cardholders enrolled in Membership Rewards are able to Pay with Points and travel for free. American Express Mariner Club provides qualified AmEx cardholders with Additional Benefits such as Double Membership Rewards® points, Cardmember Annual Travel Benefit (ATB): $100 statement credit, Onboard Spending credits, Onboard special events, and a $150 or more cruise amenity. Ask us about hundreds of Mariner Club sailings available with our premier cruise partners.
Jay* and Jackie** are pharmacists and attorneys. Before becoming a Patent Attorney, Jackie won the prestigious Giles Rich National Moot Court Competition, held at the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C. She is currently employed full-time as Senior Patent Counsel for a Nutritional Life Sciences Company and works for Elite Cruises and Travel in her spare time. Jay gave up his lucrative litigation law practice to operate Elite Cruises and Travel full-time.
We have lots of customer-oriented experience. Jay owned and operated several retail pharmacies and Jackie was a retail pharmacy manager before attending law school. Standing on one’s feet in a pharmacy for 12 hours a day is not appealing to us. We currently reside in Severna Park, MD.
We travel frequently by land and sea. In order to keep up with the latest travel trends and be in a position to advise their clients, we try to take at least two cruises a year and one land tour. We specialize in luxury cruises and luxury land travel. Jackie also travels throughout North America and Europe for her corporation, which affords her great business travel experience.
We have experienced most cruise lines and has been to most of the world’s continents. The “Family Travel Expert” took her first cruise when she was 3 months old and got to steer a cruise ship on her cruise aboard the Oceania Regatta and Crystal Symphony. She has about 16 cruises under her very small belt and always travels with us. She is quite the food expert.
*Member of the Ohio and U.S. Federal Bars (inactive)
Registered Pharmacist in PA, NJ, KY, and IL (all are thankfully inactive)
**Member of the Delaware Bar and a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
Jay Cohen is also an independent travel agent acting on behalf of Nexion, LLC, a CA registered seller of travel (2071045-50); located at 6225 N. State Hwy 161, Suite 450, Irving, TX 75035. Telephone 800-949-6410
|“Family Travel Expert” gives her opinion of the Palace of Versailles,
outside of Paris, France, March 2004:
“Family Travel Expert” leads the Elite Cruises staff on a tour
of the Hopkin’s Glacier in Juneau, Alaska during an Alaska Inside Passage
cruise aboard the HAL Noordam, August 2007:
“Family Travel Expert” uses persuasive power to convince Captain of Oceania Regatta
that he does not know how to properly steer the ship and she will show him how during
2007 Xmas/New Year Holiday Cruise:
“Family Travel Expert“ and her Mother/Keeper meet Santa Claus
aboard the Regent Seven Seas Navigator 2008 Xmas Holiday Cruise:
“Family Travel Expert“ hunts for a local snack in Castries, St. Lucia,
while on the Oceania Regatta 2009 Xmas Holiday Cruise:
“Family Travel Expert” onboard the Crystal Symphony 2010 Grand Hawaiian Holiday Cruise: