Meet our Specialists

Heather Hopkins Clement
Direct Line: 385-265-2726
Heather Hopkins Clement

Heather is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cruise Port Navigation, LLC. The company, established in California in 2014, was born out of Heather’s passion for travel. The company later added CPN Travel, a full-service American travel agency, based in Los Angeles, California where she is a certified Visit California Star Agent.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CPN Travel is focused on navigating the ever-changing "new normal" of travel with a focus on domestic and closer-to-home destinations vetted for their safety protocol to insure clients have a safe and enjoyable vacation.

In addition to having worked onboard cruise ships, Heather is an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC). The ACC designation is conferred by Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. (CLIA) upon dedicated travel professionals who have completed an extensive program of classroom training, cruise experience, ship inspections, and a combination of video/DVD training and attendance at industry events to become the best resource for clients in choosing their perfect cruise vacation. She is also a Certified Expert with various cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, and Windstar.

Heather is an experienced traveler with 30 years of travel experience and cultural knowledge of Japan and has visited all of Japan's 47 prefectures. She has worked in the travel industry with assignments to Japanese ports of call as a port lecturer and cultural historian for a major cruise line. She has also done consulting work with various Japanese ports and port city tourism associations to help them better understand and meet the needs of English-speaking cruise passengers. She has also passed the Advanced Master’s Course of the Japan National Tourism Organization to be a certified Japan Travel Specialist.

Heather has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, specializing in Japan, from Furman University; a master’s degree in Asian Studies, specializing in Japan, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and an MBA from Michigan State University.

"CPN" is proudly affiliated with Plaza Travel, FROSCH, Signature Travel Network, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).


By Destination

  • Alaska
  • Anchorage
  • Aruba
  • Asia
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Kauai
  • Los Angeles
  • Maui
  • Oahu
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Barbara
  • South Korea
  • United States

By Interest

  • Accessible Travel
  • Beach/Sun
  • Couples only
  • Cruises (Ocean)
  • Cruises (Small Ships)
  • Family
  • Hotel & Resort Getaways
  • Luxury Travel
  • Solo Travel