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Explore Alaska by Land & by Sea

presented by Celebrity Cruises & Blue Skies Travel

Wednesday, September 20th

6:30pm – 8:00pm


You may wonder what an Alaska Cruise tour is. It’s a combination of an Alaskan Cruise (that’s the sea part) combined with a tour on land of the heart of Alaska. It’s a killer combo that makes the perfect bucket trip.

The webinar will be hosted by George Balogh from Blue Skies Travel and Kim Smith from Celebrity Cruises, who will review cruising the Alaska coast on one of Celebrity’s three amazing vessels and review the most popular Alaska Cruise tours, as well as some exclusive benefits of planning with a Virtuoso Member Agency like Blue Skies Travel.

Each of the tours highlighted include stays in authentic lodges and travel on remote roads in a deluxe motorcoach, and the opportunity to experience the rails in a luxurious train. A Cruise Tour can take you to cultured Anchorage, folksy Talkeetna, and wild Denali—a visit to these inland areas truly gives you a feel for the 49th State.  Experience the acclaimed Alaska cruises and take your sense of wonder to new heights with the guides showing you their passion for their home.

 This FREE VIRTUAL EVENT will give you the chance to learn from the experts while giving you the options you need to determine what type of tour is right for you.  You will have the ability to ask questions and be given the opportunity to sign up for your Alaskan adventure and receive a special show promotion


Alaska by Land & by Sea



Wednesday, September 20th

6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Our Presenters

Alison Michael, Owner, 55+ Life Magazine

Alison Michael
Owner 55+ Life Magazine

I have always been driven and have a strong work ethic, a passion for people, and an entrepreneurial spirit. After graduating F.I.T., I worked for many years in NYC, in the textile business representing several Italian textile mills and later Germany, where I worked with many major women’s apparel manufacturers. Fast forward I landed in upstate NY and was offered the opportunity to be part of something new. An entrepreneur at heart, I jumped at the chance to be part of launching this niche magazine.

George Balogh, Owner, Blue Skies Travel

George Balogh
Owner Blue Skies Travel

As a child, I was introduced to travel while visiting the beautiful town on Lake Balaton called Tihany, in Hungary, where my parents immigrated from in 1956. While earning my college degree in International Business, I quickly realized my passion for travel, and immediately after graduation I started Blue Skies Travel in 1993 with my sister Suzanne. The passion for my personal travel turned into a passion for creating Amazing Vacation Experiences for friends and clients and using my contacts and relationships in the industry to add the finishing touches to unique experiences.

Kim Smith, Celebrity Cruises

Kim Smith
District Sales Manager, Celebrity Cruises

32 years in the Travel Industry, currently celebrating 14 years with Celebrity Cruises. My professional journey started as a receptionist for a Travel Agency while going to college. I fell in love with travel and worked my way up the ranks in various positions in sales and marketing. Ultimately landed at the Walt Disney Travel Company representing Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disney cruise line where I worked for 9 years before moving my current role at Celebrity Cruises