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Wendy Swanson

Woodinville, Washington Travel Agent

Cruise Holidays of Woodinville, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

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Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay

     I have been in the travel industry for 12 years.  I would call myself a Premier Cruise Specialist.  I love traveling and learning about different countries, I enjoy meeting the people that are from these places. I love to plan group cruises as it gives me a challenge on how to get the most from the time we have at our destination. I have done group cruises in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Australia and New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Alaska. Each of these was  customized and memorable.

     My two favorite cruises were New Zealand and Australia and the Baltic. TheAustralia Cruise included a group of 12 people. We flew first to Sydney where we were met by our private guide. We had a full day tour of Sydney and a Blue Mt.Tour the next day. On the 3rd day we boarded our ship and sailed to Melbourne,Tasmania across the Tasman Sea to Milford Sound. Our first port was Dunedin,New Zealand and then we sailed north to christchurch, Picton, Wellington,Tauranga and ended in Aukland wth another private guide. We drove to Rotorua to see the Maori feast. We ended the trip with a private sailboat in Aukland harbor.

    Our Baltic Cruise began in Copenhagen. Toured the City, did a canal cruise and many went to the Tovoli Gardens. The 2nd day we took an all day trip to visitHamlets Castle, Frederiksborg castle and the royal families summer palace. We cruised to Warnemunde to visit Berlin, Talinn, Estornia, a UNESCO site, St Petersberg which was spectacular, Helsinki, Stockholm, Kiev and Hamburg andback to Copenhagen.  Since I am Norwegian we could not miss a few days in Oslo. We flew to Oslo and enjoyed the Vigland Park, the famous Viking Museum and of course Oslo is a great walking city with gorgeous harbor. The show pieceon the harbor is the Opera that looks like a glacier. Sharing this experience with some really great friends is what makes my job so much fun.

     If I come back a little closer to home, Seattle, we have that incredible adventure in theWilderness of Alaska. I have done about 7 cruises to Alaska. The last cruise I had a group of 23 people. We pretty much did our own thing which was nice. You could do an organized tour or just go do your own thing. I tried a whale watching trip in Juneau. This was one of the best ideas. We saw quite a few whales and sealions.  The trip on the boat to the whales was just as much fun, wow the Mountains were spectacular. Our weather was sunny every day and in Glacier Bay, my favorite bay of the world everything sparkled and reflected in the clear, icy waters. It is amazing to see mountains reaching up to 14,000 feet from the tidewater glaciers. Watching Marjorie Glacier calving into the sea is a showstopper. If you can imagine cruising along the Inside Passage and seeing hundreds of whales spouting mist in the air. with the Mountains and snow in the background, it is just like a picture postcard,

I would love to help you plan a cruise, a land vacation or an all inclusive vacation.

  I spend extra time getting just what you want. 

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