Cruise Vacation Planning Specialist
Carol and I making friends on the CelebrityEquinox
My wife, Carol, and I work and travel as a team and we believe that a cruise vacation is one of the largest purchases most families will ever make.
Selecting just the right cruise requires more than a fast click online or a call to a huge call center where good advice might be limited and agents are always in a hurry to get to the next caller.
Does experience count? Absolutely! We have been on more than 65 cruises on dozens of cruise lines and ships to over a hundred ports. We ask clients many questions about their vacation goals and lifestyle and our experience enables us to help them select just the right cruise vacation.
Experience makes it possible for us to attend to the details that help you get the most from your cruise investment. Here is the best part: The cruise lines pay us directly and our clients pay only the cruise line's best pricing.
Carol and I have lived in South Florida, the cruise capital of the world, for 37 years. One reason is that we have easy access to the cruises we love to book. We are also concierge hosts for the Distinctive Voyages program of Travel Leaders Network. We were selected to escort their groups because of our knowledge of ships and ports.
We believe that there are no bad cruises, just cruises that are not well-matched to clients. We have been on ships with 240 guests and ships with 5,400 guests and understand the differences and advantages of each. Some cruises are designed for young families and some are more suited for mature couples. The right match can make all the difference.
Contact us today to see what knowledgeable, personal service feels like!
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
Just when we thought that we had experienced everything on our 60 cruises, including 4 to Alaska, we found the Seabourn Sojourn. Fourteen days of wilderness luxury and indescribable beauty have made us wonder what else we have overlooked. I am trying to describe Alaska experienced up-close from a Zodiak and the ... Read more from my Alaska on the Seabourn Sojourn story.
Great fun trip
Makes you feel very important would definitely use again
Your repeat business and referrals are greatly appreciated. Carol and I vicariously enjoy each trip that you ask us to plan.
Cruising for the first time
Thank you so much for your kind words. As you know, first-time cruisers are my favorite. I look back to our first cruises and wish I had known more from the beginning. Carol and I thought we might be presented with a check for dinner. Helping clients get the most from their FIRST cruise is rewarding for us.
Thank you, Gary. We do understand budgets and can work with almost anyone's vacation budget. The only vacation that is a better value than cruising is going to visit Grandma! Remember that I have great airfare pricing too.
We love working with our airline family and are so glad that your last minute Hawaii cruise was a good experience. Thank you for your trust.
Mr. Doyle made our cruise amazing.
I am so glad that you enjoyed the shore excursion that was provided by the Distinctive Voyages program. I try to direct clients to the DV program because of the extra no-cost amenities. An on-board host can add much value to the cruise experience. Your repeat business flatters me. Thank you so much.
Phil takes care of the details
Essential to planning the details is first-hand experience. After 65 cruises, I tend to know what the highlights are and also what can go wrong. If I can save a client from the potential bad experiences, I have earned their repeat business. It is always a pleasure planning a trip for your family.
Our best trip: Azamara Journey—Greek islands
Carol and I LOVE first-time cruisers that we can share our experience with. Cruising is the best vacation value anywhere. It is the best when new cruisers have an excellent experience. The text you sent me from the Greek Islands saying that you were having a great time made my day!
Best experience of our lives!
Carol and I LOVE first-time cruisers. We enjoyed the time you met with us and asked so many good questions. The tips we gave you on airfare and hotels helped you avoid many mistakes that we have made ourselves in the past. It was a privilege helping with your first trip to Europe AND your first cruise. I hope you are already planning your next trip.
planned a great trip
Family cruises are a large investment and I am pleased that you trust the details to me. There are literally thousands of cruise sailing every year and the choices can be overwhelming. I plan your trips like I am taking my own family. As you know, sometimes I have rates that are better than those offered directly by the cruise lines. I appreciate your business and referrals.
Philip always finds the best cabins and deals!
I learned years ago that relationships often start based on price, but develop based on service. I always appreciate the chance to do the research and present choices that match the client's vacation plan. Your praise makes me blush....
The planning was effortless !
I never started out to be a travel advisor, but after 35 cruises friends were asking for my advice and input and a business was born. I plan client's vacations with the same care and attention that I devote to my own trips. I ask a lot of questions so I can narrow the search to exactly the right selections. Thank you for the kind words.
Best Travel Agent Ever!!
You honor me with your repeat business and I love planning trips for you and your family. Carol and I hope to be able to join you on a future trip. We love friends who share our passion for seeing new parts of the world.