Jo Ann Buening
River Cruising Specialist
Jo Ann, on one of the great rivers of Europe
Let me help you experience the relaxation of cruising down the river! Certainly, river cruising is one of the fast growing segments in travel … and I can see why. While I feel there is a place for ‘ocean’ cruising as well as ‘river’ cruising, I can say first-hand that after recently completing over 25 cruises in my career, I have fallen in love with river cruising. With the smaller vessels that are used, shore excursions included, open dining and just the peace that is felt when rolling down the beautiful rivers and viewing the landscapes close-up, I feel this is such a great way to travel. If you are looking for a type of travel that is ‘easy’, this is it. Not only can I tell you first-hand what to expect when you travel on your first river cruise, I have also studied and done countless hours of training to learn virtually everything there is to know about several of the suppliers offering river cruise opportunities. I’ve become a Viking River Cruise Master Specialist, Avalon Waterways Specialist and Uniworld Specialist. Let my knowledge help to make planning your next river cruise an easy one!! Over the past several years, I have sold many river cruises and along with my vast knowledge and connections, I also continue to enhance the value I bring to my clients’ vacations through the various discounts or ‘value-adds’ I can secure. Please check with me for details as these can be significant. In addition, my services don’t stop once the river cruise is booked. I will work to ensure you receive your travel documents with plenty of time to prepare for your journey. I enjoy going over your documents with you and providing first-hand advice about currency, what to expect on a daily basis, pointers that will help you prepare for the unexpected, answering your questions and taking time to listen to any concerns you may have. I get just as excited about your trip as you do and can’t wait to hear about your river cruise when you return back home. Please consider booking your river cruise with me. As I always say … planning your journey is part of the trip! Let your river cruise experience begin with me, your River Cruise Specialist. Thank you.
My Areas of Expertise
Press Release from October 30, 2015 La Crosse Travel Agent Honored with National “Employee of Excellence” Award from Travel Leaders Jo Ann Buening Named Among Nation’s Best at 2015 Travel Leaders National Meeting ChampionsGate, FL (October 30, 2015) — Today, a La Crosse travel agent was singled out from thousands of... Read more from my Jo Ann Buening Honored with National Award story.
As we sailed the Saone and Rhone Rivers through the South of France, we couldn’t help but think ... this type of travel would be great for our clients who may enjoy traveling in Europe, but don't want to have to pack and unpack and/or spend hours and hours each day... Read more from my River Cruising – No Longer a Well Kept Secret story.
The advise and recommendations were excellent
Viking Grand European River cruise
She is excellent in searching out the answers to all questions, and providing good advice, both from a personal and a professional perspective. We absolutely would not travel without Jo Ann's knowledge and expertise to guide us. We cannot speak more highly of her!
Clients like you are why I LOVE my job!!
A Great Partnership!
Bucket list trip
A Joy to Work With
Thank you for your kind words. I enjoy working with your group as well!!
She has always been available to help us even when we were out of country. The day we were to leave Cairo Egypt in 2010 was the same day all European airports closed due to an eruption of a volcano in Iceland. There was a lot of confusion in Egypt about how we were going to get home. The communications systems in Egypt was not the most efficient. We were eventually able to fax JoAnn from Cairo and within an hour she replied with specific instructions for our return. She kept in contact with us until we were safely back home.
Great Travel Guide!
Excellent Cruises Planned by Jo Ann
Jo Ann for all our travel.