If you are interested in hearing my story of how I got to where I am.
Eric Goldring is the owner of Goldring Travel. He has earned both the Elite Cruise Counselor and a Luxury Cruise Specialist designations by the cruise industry’s association, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). However, Eric has a very diverse background that affords him the ability to truly understand the details of the industry and how to create the best luxury cruise, tour or expedition for you. He has an honor’s degree in Biology (Union College, NY), a stint with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service as a biological aid, and a Juris Doctor law degree specializing in Ocean and Coastal Law – Marine/Admiralty (University of Miami, FL). He is a member of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), American Fisheries Society, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the New Jersey and Florida Bars.
Eric is also involved with a variety of charities ranging from environmental causes to addressing domestic violence to assuring those less fortunate receive proper nutrition along with being actively involved in his Lake Tahoe, California community.
Having worked extensively in the areas of environmental and superyacht law before entering into the travel industry, Eric has a unique perspective and readily embraces nature, luxury and international travel. Having traveled to over 110 countries (so far) his experiences include such journeys as African safaris, Antarctic expeditions, Amazon journeys, hiking in Patagonia and exploring the cities and countrysides from China to Turkey to Norway to Iceland to Italy and beyond.
One thing Eric has learned over his years serving the luxury and expedition travelers that the most important question to ask is, “What is your luxury?” because nobody has the same definition. One may define it as staying in that special two bedroom suite at Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy, another may define it as a private culinary tour through Japan, another on visiting The Galapagos, and yet another may say it is a 146 day Seabourn World Cruise…or a seven day Caribbean cruise. Crafting each client’s luxury is what Eric specializes in.
Eric is a top producing travel agent for Seabourn Cruise Line; something which speaks not only of his knowledge of what makes a cruise a fantastic experience, but how to deliver Customer Service at extraordinarily high levels while fostering a very complimentary relationship with the cruise line. But Eric’s focus is not focused on one cruise line; working with Silversea, Crystal, Celebrity, Tauck, Lindblad Expeditions, AmaWaterways, and many more.
Here is a interview Eric had at the Genoa, Italy Yacht Charter Show…back when he had hair, no beard and about 30 pounds of extra weight!