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Cheryl Echevarria

Kissimmee, Florida Travel Agent

An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Accessible Travel; Couples & Family Travel Experts

What Makes Us Different from other Travel Agents!

We are one of a handful of travel professionals that work with clients with special requirements.

With us you are going straight to the source.

We work with you one on one whether by phone, video chat or in person In our opinion, email should just be to schedule an appointment.

Convenient and flexible hours.

We spend time with you to ask what your requirements are for your trip whether it is religious dietary issues like being Kosher or Muslim; or severe food allergies or possibly having a mobility issue.

I service clients who want to take the time to plan their trips.

You are not just a NUMBER to us – you are special and we care about you.

We only use particular travel partners:Because if my tour operators, cruise lines, hotels, cannot service my clients with special needs, then how do I know they are going to take care of my clients that do not.

We have:connections to vendors that can work with different needs.

Connections to Travel Advisory Boards; in many cases we can go directly to the company CEO or Vice President of Sales to get help if we need it because of our years of experience and relationships.

Clients that we service but not limited to!

  • Veterans 
  • Individuals with special food requirements: Religious Dietary (ex: Kosher, pork, vegetarian) Sever Food Allergies, Diabetes, Celiacs disease (gluten and wheat issues) , Diabetes, and some many more!
  • People with mobility issues – cane users, blindness, scooters, wheelchairs, service animal 
  • Families with a variety of age groups
  • Couples looking for honeymoon or anniversary ideas
  • Destination weddings

NOT a Good clients for Us:

  • People that only want to chat via email and do not want to take the time to get involved in planning their vacation. We offer Face-to-Face meetings within the Central Florida area, if you are outside of our local area, we offer video and phone chat. Email is for arranging appointments and questions on trips after we meet.
  • Price shopper - We offer value vs, price. We will be more or less then the Internet, all depends on if we find you what you are looking for.
  • We know you have searched the Internet or your big box stores, but they are either not travel agents or as we all know the Internet never lies.
  • We are real people and have a vested interest in you and hope to bring you the best dream vacation of your life.
  • People not understanding the benefit to having a travel adviser. No, Travel Agents are not dead, we have just moved to home base instead of a brick and mortar locations. We come to you, and we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the best Dream Vacations ever.
  • People with no time to explain exactly what they are looking for - This is your vacation, not ours. We want to help you get what you want, and make sure you are getting it.

Memberships & Awards


  • 2012 New York State - Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year, presented by Governor Andrew Cuomo

  • 2012 Woman Business Owner of the Month - Presented by Fortune 52 an organization that recognizes Women, who own a business and does work in helping improve the lives of others.

  • 2012-2014 Norwegian Cruise Lines - NCL U Travel Agent Advisory Board Member

  • 2012-2014 National Federation of the Blind - Travel & Tourism Division President

  • 2011-2016 Nominated as Travel Agency of the Year by the Long Island Press

  • NACTA - www.nacta.com

  • www.EOCC.org - Ambassador

  • Business Network International www.bni.com - Impact Nona BNI chapter

  • National Association of Blinded Veterans (www.NABV.org) - Board Member 

My Reviews

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Reliable and Responsive, Echevarria Travel Has Your Back

Reviewed By cfgrassman - Nassau County, New York | Traveled to
Cheryl takes the time to research the best vacation for your trip goals. She breaks down costs for you and lets you know what is and is not included. As a totally blind woman with a legally blind husband and two blind children, we need vacations that do not emphasize visual tours, shows, and excursions. Cheryl most recently assisted with a cruise for my husband and me and two other couples. It was excellent. We have also booked with Cheryl for Mexico and Ireland, as well as weekend getaways. Cheryl is extremely dependable. Our return home from Ireland could have easily been a disaster. Our home airport was closed due to a hurricane. We had to fly to another location (Chicago), needed a hotel, and needed to monitor and find transportation home. This added three days to our trip, but it was as free of stress as such a situation could be because of Cheryl’s efficient help. There was a hotel room waiting for us when we got to Chicago, and Cheryl gave us all the information required after the fact in order to get money back for our unplanned flight and hotel expenses from the travel insurance plan. She spent significant time researching ways to get us back home. When there was a mix-up in my daughter’s flight to Ireland for her Study Abroad program, Cheryl came to the rescue. When I wanted to find a New York City hotel for a reasonable price (quite a feat!), Cheryl searched until she found something for me. Cheryl is upfront about companies that are not particularly welcoming to travelers with disabilities. For example, the excursions provider on our recent cruise does not allow blind individuals to participate in activities such as Zip lining or parasailing. Cheryl found a company which accommodated us. Echevarria Travel will take your budget, your personal needs, and your travel preferences into account, and will work with you to create a fantastic travel plan.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3rd trip to Sandals Ochi Beach

Reviewed By Elmar and Junior - Bay Shore, NY | Traveled to
My husband and I do not have a computer, but a friend is writing this for us. Cheryl has been our travel agent since 2012, when my friends went to Jamaica. Cheryl and her husband, Nelson, have made our vacation very informational and enjoyable for ladies of a certain age, and not in their 30s. I got married in 2013 and my husband and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon to Sandals Ochi Beach Resorts and we had a marvelous time. She took the time to explain this was one of the largest properties with Sandals, but we have the most romantic time and enjoyable time. The following year, Cheryl and Nelson went with us to Sandals Ochi Beach for our 1st wedding anniversary and made it spectacular. They have since become really good friends and we travel in their groups almost ever year. We are planning on going on their trip to Spain in 2017.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The Best Travel Agent

Reviewed By John & Fran - Florida | Traveled to
We have been with Cheryl since she started her business. Our vacations are almost always "Cruising." I really can't recall how many we have been on and since we stared with Cheryl I also don't really remember how many she has taken care of for us. She really works to make our travels move along in a very splendid fashion. One time we had a problem with our room on a ship and we told her about it. It was taken care of in a professional manner that satisfied both us and the ship line. Now, that was what I call service above and beyond. My wife and I are both seasoned travelers and we would recommend Cheryl (and Nelson) and her Travel Agency to our family, friends, acquaintances and to you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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