Tim Walsh

Hampstead, North Carolina Travel Agent

Tim & Ellen Walsh, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Custom Ocean and River Cruise Experiences

As a certified cruise professional, I offer my clients attention to detail and expertise in planning every step of the way.

As a result of traveling to scores of destinations including the South Pacific, Australia, Europe, Alaska, Canada/New England, and many island nations within the Caribbean, my clients feel comfortable trusting me to plan their perfect cruise or land based vacation.

My clients have the luxury of experiencing ports of call with my own personally selected guides for their shore excursions. They see their new adventure up close and personal and on a schedule that suits their needs. No more riding the motor coach to the next photo op and taking pictures through the glass.

Leave the cookie cutter tours to the cruise lines.

With over 30 cruises on various ocean cruise lines and European river boats and hundreds of hours of industry and supplier training, my job is make sure that “nothing falls through the cracks.”

Don't leave your hard earned vacation or milestone celebration to the unknown on the Internet. I look forward to having the opportunity to plan your next cruise or land based memory.

Distinctive Voyages

Iconic Oia, Santorini, Greece
Iconic Oia, Santorini, Greece

Last summer I had the privilege of serving as the host on a unique cruise program called Distinctive Voyages. This select group of passengers aboard the Celebrity Eclipse enjoyed a private cocktail reception, exclusive shore event in Tallinn, Estonia, private tours on the ship including the bridge and the services of their concierge host throughout the cruise. In 2017 there will be over 400 sailings in the Distinctive Voyages program. Ask me how you can take part in one of these exclusive offerings.

My Reviews

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

Exceeded our expectations

Reviewed By CW - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Our AMA vacation was a river cruise ( AMA Sonata ) on The Danube. It was a pleasure working with Tim Walsh. He is professional ~ very knowledgeable ~ experienced and courteous. Tim was very patient and thorough answering all our questions. He addressed our concerns for first time river cruise travelers with total understanding which made planning the trip easy. The river cruise ship was absolutely beautiful .... the staff was fantastic. The trip exceeded our expectations. There were no unpleasant surprises....none. We will certainly contact him again for our next vacation.
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Awesome adventure

Reviewed By Mary - Wyckoff, NJ | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Tim was exceptionally knowledgeable with firsthand experience about Alaska, the cruise line and the options available for shore trips. He gave us great advice on what how best to spend our time. Tim arranged for all the bookings required ahead of time which made for a hassle free enjoyable trip. Tim was great about coordinating with the 2 other couples in our group and making sure special needs were accommodated.
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Tim Walsh responded:
Thanks Mary. It was a pleasure helping your family on this Alaskan voyage. It is always great to hear that everything went smoothly when so may options are available to us throughout the planning process. I look forward to helping on your next adventure. Tim
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Awesome person to work with!

Reviewed By Blair - NC | Traveled to
Being a first time cruise adventurer, Tim Walsh made the trip so much easier to plan! He was able to work with a large group and find us the best deal! I can see myself using him for future trips would highly recommend you do the same!
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The Best Trip of our Lives

Reviewed By Pam - Hampstead | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We can't even put into words how special this trip was and how wonderfully Tim handled our first trip and cruise! Our expectations were not only met but it was truly beyond all of our expectations! We had the trip of a lifetime, and experience beyond words and Tim, who we have known for years treated us like family taking care of family. The consult, the paperwork, the work, thrown out to him because it was a last minute booking by us was handled with such care and compassion. We booked another cruise with Celebrity because we loved it so much and all of our travel in the future will be handled by Tim. We couldn't be more pleased.
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He made sure all details were handled!

Reviewed By Terry - Benson, NC | Traveled to
This was the first time I have used Tim for handling my cruise and I have to say he did a wonderful job taking care of all the details for us throughout our cruise. He not only booked the cruise for us but he stayed in touch with us all the way up to our cruise leaving and then again when we got home to make sure that the trip meet our expectations. I will definitely use him again for all my future trips. Thanks Tim for all your hard work and commitment to great customer service!
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The Best trip of my life!!!

Reviewed By Terry S. - Benson, NC | Traveled to Europe
Tim has been absolutely wonderful to work with in catering a personalized vacation for our group. He made sure that all details where handled and planned for so that there were no unexpected problems during our travels. We traveled to Italy, France and Spain and he had preferred vendors that we used in all these countries that provided us with first class private tours! Highly recommend Tim for your travel needs.
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Tim Walsh responded:
Terry, thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent Mediterranean cruise and land tours. I enjoyed working with your group and helping you all make lifelong memories. I look forward to our next collaboration :) . Cheers!
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

I'll never sail without Tim Walsh as my agent!

Reviewed By June Bug - North Carolina | Traveled to Honduras ~ Central America
Tim was a huge help to me when I needed to book a cruise at the last minute. He got my son and I the rooms we wanted and helped us out with great tips and useful information. Without Tim, my son would've been sailing without me and would not have known what to do at the destinations. Thankfully a stressful situation was made into a relaxing one!
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Tim hooked us up with some awesome tour guides

Reviewed By Mitch - Arlington, VA | Traveled to
Tim's responsiveness could not of been any better. It doesn't matter if you email him on the weekend or late at night he responds within hours. And when he knows he's not going to be available for example he goes on vacation, he tells you in advance that he won't be available. That is one proactive travel agent. The second thing I really loved about him was he gave us Tour option alternatives to the cruise line in and each port. In fact he hooked us up with some awesome local tour guides that we enjoyed so very much on small, personal tours that didn't cost any more than the cruise excursions. We have used him to book 3 family cruises now and I would never use anybody else
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

We love working with Tim!

Reviewed By Patti - Fayetteville, NC | Traveled to
This is the fifth cruise Tim has helped me book and he has always made the experience smooth and seamless! When something unexpected happens (and it usually does), Tim is always available to help figure out an alternative or way to fix the issue. He is my go-to guy for cruise planning!
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

took care of every detail, was very patient!

Reviewed By jeane - richmond, va | Traveled to
Tim helped me plan a very special trip for myself and my 82 year old father. We went to Germany where my father had served after WW2. The tour that Tim helped me coose was perfect. We had an incredible trip and made many memories. I could not have done it without Tim.
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great First Cruise Experience

Reviewed By Gamecock Fan - Wilmington, N C | Traveled to
Tim was extremely knowledgeable and made our trip planning seamless.I will most certainly reccomend him to friends.
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Tim is very nice and made planning my first cruise

Reviewed By Kelly - Leland, NC | Traveled to
Tim is great at what he does. I have never used a travel agent before but I now will always use Tim. He knew everything there was about planning a vacation on a cruise. If he didn't know it he was ask and get right back to me with an answer. I will be using Tim again next when we go on our cruise again!
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Great to work with

Reviewed By G-Man - Wilmngton, nc | Traveled to
Great to work with. Will use his services every time.
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

He helped me make sure all the details were covered!!

Reviewed By Erin - NY | Traveled to
Nothing was forgotten
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Tim makes planinng a cruise a great experience

Reviewed By Dave - Wilmington North Carolina | Traveled to
My wife and I have been clients of Tim Walsh for several years. He has always gone the extra mile in helping us plan our cruises. Not only is he knowledgeable, he is never to busy to provide you any help you need to make your decision I would give five stars on all the categories listed above. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants help in planning a cruise
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Excellent service, 5 stars

Reviewed By Marty - Ohio | Traveled to
Tim went out of his way to book our trip. He answered all of our questions and helped us prepare for our cruise and travel arrangements. I would recommend him for all travel arrangements and give him 5 stars!!
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He made it a great experience!

Reviewed By Molly Judge - Fredericksburg, VA | Traveled to
We wanted a relaxing vacation with great service, accommodations, entertainment and fabulous cuisine...Tim delivered by sending us on a 7 day cruise on the Celebrity Silouhette to the Western Carribean. Having an agent who knows the product and has sailed on the ship, gave us insider information we could not have gotten anywhere else. We highly recommend our cruise professional, Tim Walsh
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Tim is the man!!

Reviewed By Beth - New York | Traveled to
Our Daughter highly recommended contacting Tim for our first Island family vacation. And Tim did not disappoint.. After contacting him and telling him what we were looking for in a family vacation, Tim found us a great all inclusive resort in Jamaica. He booked our trip, handled all the details that included a wonderful surprise and was always available for our questions, requests, and to give us information. We had an awesome time in Jamaica, not one complaint and will definitely call Tim for our next vacation. Thanks again Tim
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Tim is my Go-To Guy!!

Reviewed By Patti - Fayetteville, NC | Traveled to
Tim has helped me book several vacations over the last 7 years and I can't say enough about how helpful he's been. His advice on cruise lines, stateroom location, hotels, tours, and/or shore excursions have always been spot on! He's helped me find translators and private tour guides who were phenomenal! He's helped deal with travel glitches that required emergency travel arrangements and eased the stress by handling details I didn't even think about. Any time I plan a trip, Tim is always my first call! I would highly recommend him to any one looking to travel.
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Easy & Reliable

Reviewed By Kelly - Long Island, NY | Traveled to
Tim made planning everything for our trip very simple and easy. Whenever we had a question about something regarding the trip, we knew we could rely on him to get back to us as soon as possible with a solution or answer to that question. It made planning the trip very stress free for us. He was very personable and made us feel like a priority to him. We would definitely use him again.
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Tim did an excellent job and was very thorough with all details and planning

Reviewed By winston 1 - Manteo NC | Traveled to
I could not ask for anyone to be more caring about the details of my vacation planning. Tim was excellent and I plan on going to him every time I need vacation planning in the future.
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

An Awesome River Cruise

Reviewed By The Adventure Club - Boston, MA | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Tim provided "first class" assistance in helping us plan and book our first - of many, I hope - river cruises. From selecting the appropriate river, determining flight schedules, to recommendations for pre/post extended stays,Tim was there for us every step of the way. He offered terrific suggestions on cruise lines, room locations, sightseeing tours, restaurants, shopping...you name it! And...all of Tim's suggestions were based on first hand experience. Thanks for an amazing trip, Tim.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Walsh responded:
Thanks Jeanne. You and your fellow travelers were a delight to work with. I was happy to hear that everything went smoothly and I look forward to your next adventure! Cheers! Tim
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Made our first cruise an unforgettable experience

Reviewed By Dan - Rutherford College, N. C. | Traveled to
When my wife and I finally decided to go on our first cruise, we asked friends for recommendations for a travel agent and were given the name of Tim Walsh. Tim certainly lived up to the recommendation he was given. We have just returned from our two weeks in Alaska and every expectation of our trip was exceeded. Not one problem. Thanks Tim.
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Guided us through every step

Reviewed By Mitch - Arlington, VA | Traveled to
Tim was proactive and communicated with us on every step and deadline. This gave me peace of mind that I didn't have to count on my memory or my own reminders. He also helped us save money by alerting us to specials and savings opportunities.
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Helped make an incredible Honeymoon experience!

Reviewed By Kevin Matznick - Greensboro, NC | Traveled to
Tim was so helpful to me and my wife as we planned our Honeymoon. He dealt with our many requests timely and without ever making it seem like we were a burden. He had our best interest in mind and did everything he could to work with us and our lower budget. The hotels he reserved for us were perfect and we loved every bit of our vacation!
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

cruises

Reviewed By Tom & Julie - Hampstead, NC | Traveled to
Tim Walsh has been very helpful and knowledgeable in planning several cruises for the wife and I. Making the arrangements for parking, hotels stays and problems with a hotel stay that was not as promised by the hotel. We have no hesitation in recommending his services to my friends.
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

Amsterdam to Budapest--The Jewels of Europe

Reviewed By Sweetie - Manteo, NC | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
We spoke with Tim about taking a River Cruise through Europe. We had been on Ocean Cruises, but never a river cruise. Tim carefully walked us through the entire process. He suggested we give Scenic River Cruises a try. We did and we are so glad we did! We can not think of one negative comment about our 2 week vacation of a lifetime. Thanks Tim for all your guidance.
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River Cruise of our dreams!

Reviewed By Jane - Wellesley,Ma | Traveled to Europe
Thanks to Tim's vast experience and attention to detail...planning our trip was so easy and relaxing. Tim made it idiot proof! The thought of choosing a cruise line, cabins, flights, hotels, transfers etc for 4 people...was overwhelming and daunting. Tim listened carefully to our desires and priorities and budget and pulled together one of the best vacations I Ihave ever experienced.

Not only did Tim give us cabin tips, sightseeing info, great flights...but he also checked in with us to make sure that we had submitted forms on time etc. He was patient, efficient and delightful...and so enthusiastic 'for' us.

This was our first River Cruise, but will definitely not be our last.
Tim Walsh rocks!!!!!!
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Tim Walsh responded:
Jane, thanks so much for taking the time to comment on your river cruise experience. It is always so gratifying to hear that my clients have made memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure. Cheers! Tim
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