We're not just for cruisers...
we design all kinds of vacations.

Contact us and let us show you how to Travel Richly. We have agents across the US who can help you plan and advise you on how to make your experiences just right.

How do we do it?

We don’t just book your vacations. That’s a small part of our process. We actually work to help you feel confident that your adventures will be rewarding, filled with unique experiences that surpass just “booking” on Booking.com or Expedia. We are there while you are on vacation to make sure things go right.

We Advise

We listen. Take notes. Ask questions. Make suggestions. We may even make subtle changes in an effort to make sure you are well cared for.

We Plan

We help pull together your wish list items, mindfully watching the agreed upon budget to make a plan that later becomes a dream vacation.

We Build

After listening, advising, planning and confirming, we then build the components necessary to help you achieve that unique, custom and highly experiential vacation you deserve. 

Ready to go?

Sometimes you’ve got all the ideas, you just need a look over what you’ve done, and a simple yes/no this looks good. And then you want to make sure you are getting the best experience for the price. We understand. We can help with that too. In this option, you do your own booking via our Client Facing booking tools – or you’ve put it together you just want us to handle the rest. We’re there. When you are Ready to Go… so are we.

Want to BE your own Travel Agent?

Of course we’d love to be your Travel Concierge team. BUT, we realize there are plenty of people out there who just LOVE to research, plan, prepare and guide others, maybe only their own family & friends, and book travel escapes. You’re sitting there thinking, yeah, I could use you BUT… and sure, I could do everything and bring it to you and have you finalize it and make sure I’m getting the best deals…. HOWEVER…. can’t I “do it and get paid?”  The answer is, BUT OF COURSE YOU CAN!

We’ll show you how. Sign up, train, and earn just like a travel agent – because, YOU ARE A TRAVEL AGENT NOW!  It isn’t something that happens overnight, but, seriously…it is awfully fun to be part of this industry. Click on the box below and check out our Host Agency, IONA Travel Group for more instruction and to enroll.


“Anthony plannd an amazing anniversary cruise for me and my wife. This was our first cruise, and rather than putting us on one of those reallly large ships, he put us on the Enchantment of the Seas and it was just right for our first cruise.”

J Muller

My Story

The Cruise Studio and OpulEssence Travel are now exclusively owned and operated by Anthony & Janel Cooper. Anthony studied Travel in 1994 and later came back to travel in 2016 with a desire to do more of it, personally, and to help others do more travelling too. He and his wife partnered with a friend to create what would later become The Cruise Studio.

In 2019, they opened up a Hosting division, designed to help others book & sell travel and dreams in travel.  ITA Network was born, and gave the power of average people to become leaders in the field of travel and tourism with training programs, supplier partnerships, exclusive booking engines and robust FAM trips, huge reward programs and much more, all aimed at making the TA a huge success.

So, with a complete Travel and Host Agency, The Cruise Studio has managed to stay competitive and afloat in the 2020 crisis.

My specialties are:

Budget to Premium (a few luxury) cruises, resorts and guided tour experiences.  We feel our best in Cruise travel, but readily and eagerly enjoy hotel stays, Vegas trips, Road Trip across the US, West Coast and South  by Southwest travel experiences. Adding Caribbean and Bahamas for Cruising and Alaska for Cruises and Cruise Tours, and we’ve even partnered to take a client over to Greece for a Grecian cruise & tour experience out of this world.