Charlie in Tahiti with two lovely Cruise Trekkers, Lydia and
Charles C. Datin – known to friends as “Charlie”
– is the producer of each Cruise Trek Adventure event.
Cruise Trek’s goal is to provide varying destinations and top
quality event adventures that further enhances the camaraderie and bond
that trekking brings to us all. That is – to create an event/adventure of
family & friends that will inspire for a lifetime. After all, our mission is to
boldly go as travel expands like nothing else. . .
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Please note: It is always a good idea to get on the “snail”
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information for the current event or even the announcement for our next
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PO Box 4277
Malibu, CA 90264 USA
SKYPE – cruisetrek
Please note: Passage must be booked through the
Cruise Trek office
to attend all Cruise Trek events.
Cruise Trek Producer Bio:
Charlie’s father (far left), who helped to build the
first ST model for Desilu Studios and Mr. Roddenberry.
Charlie was born in Southern California and raised on the beach in
Malibu. . . This is where his love for the ocean stems. He comes from
a large family of three sisters and a brother. They all lived in a 2 bedroom,
one bath, beach cottage. He studied business in school.
After college, he worked as a commercial actor (SAG member) and
model, both in the United States and abroad. For another creative outlet,
he has kept very busy building and/or remodeling homes. And he does
much of the work himself.
At this time, he is currently designing his dream green home. Charlie
has a very keen business sense, good common sense, and an eye for
detail; necessary organizational skills for producing an event like Cruise
Charlie first became interested in Star Trek as a young
boy in the 1960’s, when his father worked on the team that built
the original USS Enterprise models for the classic series.
His father and the other model makers were featured in an issue of
the Star Trek Communicator. In fact, after the Canada/New
England cruise (“The French Connection”), Charlie
traveled by car to Washington, DC and for the first time since he was a
child, saw the model hanging in one of the Smithsonian Institute’s
displays – at the Air & Space Museum shop.
Since its inception in 1991, Cruise Trek has taken fans around the
world – to Mexico in ‘92; Alaska in ‘94, ‘98 and
‘02; Bermuda in ‘95; the southern Caribbean in ‘96;
Tahiti in ‘97; through the Panama Canal in ‘99; the
western Mediterranean in 2000; the eastern Mediterranean for 12 days
in 2001; The Hawaiian Expedition in 2003, The Caribbean in 2004, The
Baltic Blast in 2005, Canada/New England in 2006, The Down Under
to Australia in 2007, and the Danube River from Nuremberg to Budapest,
taking in Prague, in 2008.
The same model now hanging in the Smithsonian’s
shop at the Air & Space Museum.
Cruise Trek returned to Bermuda in 2009, to the Mediterranean in
2010, to Alaska in 2011, and to the Hawaiian islands in 2012. In 2011,
Cruise Trek journeyed down the Rhine River and journeyed down the
Seine River in 2013.
A voyage around the British Isles is scheduled for 2014.
Although Charles may seem somewhat microphone-shy –
producing Cruise Trek Vacation Adventures is great fun for him, mostly
because he gets to meet and work with a lot of fascinating and wonderful
people. He always looks forward to welcoming the Cruise Trek family
aboard and hopes you will build more wonderful memories.
No matter where the extraordinary destination, it has always been
Charlie’s goal to produce top quality events with that special
Trek family feeling and that being of inclusion for everyone from all
walks of life.
And if you’re interested in a regular or non-event
cruise, Charlie can help! Having been on more than 100
cruises, Charlie knows the cruise industry very well indeed. In fact, he
has been involved in the cruise industry longer than he has been
producing events. He can help you find what you’re looking
for. Contact Charlie here!
~ Cruise Trek on Facebook ~
A good place to discover what Cruise Trek is all about
– is the Cruise Trek Facebook page. There
you’ll learn (and hear a few good tales!) more about Cruise Trek
experiences, adventures, friendships, romances from past cruises and
you can even learn of future travel intentions. It’s also a perfect
place to keep in touch with the Cruise Trek Family.