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William Buvens

Houma, Louisiana Travel Agent
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William Buvens

William Buvens

Houma, Louisiana Travel Agent
An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
24 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Custom Travel, Cruising & Family Vacation Guru

   My passion for travel was instilled in me from a very young age. I remember going on family vacations throughout the United States due to the traveling work of my father.  However, it was many years later that I was finally able to really experience the travel I dreamed about! 

   After working in the Aviation industry for 30 years in government service, including time in the United States Air Force, I was able to accept a job overseas bringing my passion for training and sharing knowledge to those in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. From there, I was able to travel to the first of many destinations I had always dreamed about, including Dubai, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand, Egypt, and Germany. Planning these trips, with all the intricacies of flights, hotels, tours, visas, and currencies gave me the basis for my future in travel planning. 

   From there, I moved to Abu Dhabi and was able to work with some amazing people from all corners of the globe. I continued to expand my travel with trips to the Maldives, Greece, Italy, China, Oman, England, and the most amazing one yet, a trip to Kenya where I was able to participate in a Safari and sleep in the middle of the Maasai Mara Reserve! 

   In each of these unique destinations, I have had the pleasure of encountering the different cultures and love of life that we all share. I have learned that the differences in each of us bring out the best in ALL of us, and interaction is the key to happiness.  

   Our planet can be as big or as small as you want, but you will never run out of things to see and do! I have seen castles in the mountains of Germany, and timeless walls running through the lakes of China. I have observed Lions mating on the plains of Africa, and stood under the rushing water of falls in Jamaica. I listened to the calls for prayer outside the Blue Masque in Istanbul, and heard the chiming of Big Ben while standing on the banks of the Thames River. And there has always been one constant… that my wish is for everyone to be able to experience these things and others. 

   I am uniquely qualified to help you plan your trips to see more of our wonderful world then you ever thought possible. I will share with you all my knowledge built from these travels, and plan many memorable trips that will never be forgotten. Please join me in helping your dream trips come true!

Worldwide Travel Specialist

Sunset in the Maldives
Sunset in the Maldives

   Over the last ten years, I have sailed on many different ships and cruise lines amassing over 75 days at sea. There have been trips around the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, as well as adventures deep into the Caribbean Sea. From the large cities of Rome and Athens, to the villages on Granada and Domenica, there is always something unique and interesting to see and experience.  

   My goal as your travel advisor is to ensure that your cruise and tours exceed your every expectation, all while working hard to get the very best value for your money. You worked hard for it, let me be a good steward for you and your travel!

My Reviews

Rating: 5 24 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Most knowledgeable professional

Reviewed By PlayDaBlues - Stuart, Fl | Traveled to Egypt ~ Africa
I have had great experiences with Bill. I have traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe and my experiences have been exceptional. Bill was not only familiar with my destinations, things to do, things to see, but Bill also has personal connections in many of these locations and can get real time information for your trip.

Bill's dedication and commitment to a positive travel experience is second to none. Whether it's across your State, across your country, or across the globe I would recommend using Bill for all your travel needs!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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An excellent travel agent!

Reviewed By LJR - Merrimack, NH | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We found Bill to be hard working on our behalf while planning our family cruise, he answered all our questions, stayed in touch, gave helpful suggestions. When Covid 19 came along and our cruise was cancelled he again worked hard to get us our refunds, even giving up his refunded commission in one case. We would highly recommend him!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you for the kind words! I do look forward to scheduling that next family trip for your beautiful family!
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Our First Cruise

Reviewed By S.Stevenson - Bourg, LA | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Bill was a wealth of knowledge when it came time to planning our cruise. He answered any question I came up with no matter how silly or trivial it was (I like to know as much as possible.) We had a little issue while on vacation and he was able to take care of cancelling my excursion for me. I was most appreciative for his help.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
So glad you guys enjoyed your first cruise! I look forward to helping you plan many more. Thanks!
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First timer and repeat customer!

Reviewed By Sea Blades - Central, LA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
First cruise for the wife and I. Bill basically led us by the hand throughout the whole process and was very knowledgeable about the entire process and requirements. Nice guy to deal with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
So glad I was able to introduce you guys to the world of travel!!! Thanks!!
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Help during Covid

Reviewed By ARADAD - Brooksville, FL | Traveled to Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
Bill, is very knowledgeable about the travel industry and takes his time to try find you the right vacation for your desires. We had plans for a cruise but due to Covid other couples cancelled and Bill helped us plan new trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you! I am glad we could re-schedule your trip!
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Our first cruise! 7 day experience

Reviewed By They call me, “The Fireman” - Bourg, Louisiana | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Bill is super easy to work with, he will answer questions on all subjects and he isn’t sure will find the correct answer and get back to you. He is our go to guy now. You don’t even have to book with him and he will answer your questions. Easy to contact, no lag time in response.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
So glad I was able to answer all the questions and get you guys ready for your trip!! Thanks!
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Nairobi Kenya was the trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Conni - Houma, Louisiana | Traveled to Nairobi ~ Kenya ~ Africa
It has been a pleasure working with William. He’s very knowledgeable, personable and willing to help in any way that he can.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
So glad you got to take that trip of a lifetime!! Look forward to the next one!
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Exceptional travel agent

Reviewed By Lauren - Covington, LA | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Bill has assisted us with various trips. His knowledge has been invaluable to us as we made decisions on our travel. He was very responsive and efficient assisting us with travel plans and went above and beyond to ensure we received the best value. Would definitely recommend Bill’s services
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you very much! I love helping you plan your vacations!
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Always there to meet your needs

Reviewed By Fun Times - Baton Rouge, La | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Bill has been the most attentive travel agent that has worked with me. Very knowledgeable!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thanks for the kind words!!
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Great 5 day Cruise to Mexico

Reviewed By Yvonne - Mobile, AL | Traveled to Mexico
Bill helped get a cruise booked for our family of 4 along with my brother and fiance for their honeymoon. We stayed on the same floor and had the same dining reservations. Great trip, can't wait to cruise again. Thank you again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
It was my pleasure to work with your family! Thank you so much!
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, Bill answers the call and saves the day.

Reviewed By IrishATC - Mount Juliet | Traveled to Caribbean
Bill helped a friend that had a family emergency get home from Dominican Republic, and we used Bill to plan a cruise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
I am glad everything worked out. Thanks very much!
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The greatest trip ever!!

Reviewed By Nez - Rotterdam | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Mr. Buvens is by far the nicest, knowledgeable and honest travel agent I’ve used ever!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you sir! A pleasure!
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Cruise

Reviewed By Jen - Summersville, Missouri | Traveled to Mexico
William (Bill) is an excellent agent all the way! We helped us book a group cruise for 13 people and got everything the way we wanted it. He also called us anytime there was a discount or an opportunity to upgrade. During this time of the pandemic, our cruise was canceled. Bill took care of the cancelation process and paperwork and we didn't have to stress about anything. I will be using him again to book our next vacation and I recommend him 100%!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Sorry about your cruise, but thanks for the kind words! I look forward to helping you with your next trip!
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Our Covid Disaster -

Reviewed By Matt - merrimack, NH | Traveled to Mexico
very nice and quick to resolve issues
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you! Hopefully your next trip will be smoother!
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We're scheduled to go in September 2020

Reviewed By Bruce - Germantown, Md | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I am extremely happy with the service I received from Bill. I told him where I wanted to go. How long I wished to stay and the amount I was willing to spend. Bill far exceeded my expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you! I am very happy when people get more then they expect!!
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Travel made easy!

Reviewed By Eb - New Orleans, LA | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
This is the sweetest man I have ever met! Our very first encounter I won a door prize from him and this lovely wife. I left it at the show and they took the time to personally deliver it to my house. You can definitely tell he loves what he does. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I trust his judgment and I could not see me planning any trips without him! He planned my bachelorette trip for me. While Covid 19 cause us to my some changes. William made sure that we were not taking advantage of and received the best deals and service for our money. Look forward to more traveling in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you! I will always be here for you! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!
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Cruises

Reviewed By Geoff F - Leesburg VA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Bill has been great to work with. He’s super easy and answers any questions in minutes if not seconds. I’d recommend him to anyone looking to build a great trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you so much! It is a pleasure helping you and your beautiful family!
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Vacation unfortunatley cancelled due to COVID-19

Reviewed By Curtis B - Baton Rouge, LA | Traveled to Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
Bill was great to work with. He coordinated a multi-family cruise for us that was supposed to depart in June 2020, unfortunately due to COVID-19 the trip was cancelled by Carnival. Bill worked with us throughout the booking process, helping each family member select cabins and coordinate events. He also kept us informed of options after the cruise was cancelled for a credit or refund. We will definitely use Bill's services to re book our next vacation and I will highly recommend him to anyone looking for a referral.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you very much! I appreciate your patience in these confusing times as well!
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Great trip saved

Reviewed By Steve - Berwick, LA | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
Bill is great to work with. When my wife and I had issues getting to Miami for a cruise, Bill went above and beyond helping us get to Turks and Caicos to catch our ship. After we boarded, we had the time of our lives!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thanks! Glad we could salvage your cruise!
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Bill goes above and beyond

Reviewed By Irie - Bethel Springs, TN | Traveled to Caribbean
Bill is great! When I made our booking online, Bill called me and helped me maximize my cabin choice, getting more bang for the buck and a great cabin. When the virus affected our travel group, he reached out and went over our options. We will definitely be using Bill to book future travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you! I can't wait to plan our next one!
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Great agent!

Reviewed By Mander - Port St. Lucie, FL | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Bill is an exceptional travel agent. He is knowledgeable, personable and helpful. In addition he provides detailed information in your journey. He’s a pleasure to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thanks! You are a pleasure to work with! Call me anytime!
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Quarantine Cruise

Reviewed By Tee - St Amant, LA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Bill is an awesome travel agent! He always searches for the best deal, answers any questions I have and stays on top of it! Due to Covid-19, we haven’t taken our cruise yet but Bill has made dealing with the cruise line a breeze. Can’t wait for our rescheduled cruise to get here!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
We will make sure that first cruise is the first of many!! Thank you!
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Working around covid

Reviewed By Tonybama - Denham springs, la | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Working out Ireland Golf trip. Bills been great under the circumstances.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
You guys will have a great time... When you finally get to go! Thank you!
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My first cruise. It was amazing.

Reviewed By Sharon - Baton Rouge, La | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Mr. Buvens was very helpful with my transaction. He hopes me figure out a payment plan that would work with my budget. As upgrades became available he always informed me .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
William Buvens responded:
Thank you Very much! We will always do everything we can to make sure your trip is the best!
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