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Diane Ritchey

Seattle, Washington Travel Agent
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Diane Ritchey

Seattle, Washington Travel Agent
Cruise Specialists, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 25+
54 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Luxury & World Cruise Specialist

On Board Regent Seven Seas Explorer
On Board Regent Seven Seas Explorer

I am a luxury Cruise Consultant who excels at arranging World Cruises. I also particularly specialize in Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises, on voyages of any length. Although I relish assisting my clients on cruises to destinations around the world, I also have a deep knowledge and experience in personally cruising the Caribbean and Alaska. My travels have also taken me to Western Europe, Canada, Mexico, Fiji, Japan and Hawaii. 

I work with a wide variety of luxury and premium cruise lines. As part of my ongoing education and efforts to provide recommendations for my clients, here are the ocean cruise lines I have sailed on: 

  • Crystal Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Holland America Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises

I have also visited and inspected ships from these cruise lines:

  • Seabourn
  • Oceania Cruises
  • American Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Windstar Cruises 

River cruising is also a strong part of my business. The most popular three river cruise lines I sell are Crystal River, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and AmaWaterways. 

The top destinations I sell to are World Cruises, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Alaska.  

My background ranges from working in travel agency management, adventure travel sales and a variety of other travel consultancy roles. After years in this career, I decided my passion truly was in luxury cruising. I was fortunate to join the team at Cruise Specialists and it has been the perfect match for me. Our discerning clients wish to cultivate a lifetime of travel memories and believe the process of making those arrangements can be best served by working with a travel professional such as myself — who has their best interests in mind.  

At Cruise Specialists, I have the support of an incredibly strong and experienced team that helps me respond quickly to you. I have direct connections to important resources at every major cruise line. I really strive to be at your side and advocate for you when needed.  

In summary, my vast experience enables me to anticipate and handle all the little things that make for a perfect cruise vacation, no matter what the complexity. This attention to detail and the quality of service I provide is one of the primary reasons my clients come back time and time again! I eagerly await the opportunity to hear from you and learn more about your travel wishes. 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 54 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Awesome cruise travel agent!

Reviewed By Joseph - Wilmington | Traveled to World Cruise
Diane is easy to work with. She pays careful attention to detail. Diane knows our preferences after working with her for 10 years. She is knowledgeable of all cruise lines and recommends based on what she knows about my husband and me. Diane is personable and friendly and a pleasure to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Caribbean

Reviewed By Geraldine - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
She was on the b all, very helpful and prompt, got our boarding passes to us without asking for them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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OUR VERY SPECIAL TRAVEL AGENT

Reviewed By Myrthel - Boca Raton, FL | Traveled to Europe
Working with and planning trips with Diane is a very special time. We have planned many many special trips with her. We start with a plan and everything always seems to work to be a very super vacation. My questions always have answers and they are in a short period of time. We have never met in person but we will always be happy with the work she has done for us. Thanks Diane
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Amazon Cruise

Reviewed By Harry - Denver, CO | Traveled to Japan
Diane is a true professional. Easy to work with and very responsive to our needs
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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JOB

Reviewed By Gaylen - Ocala | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic
She knows how to get things done without any hesitation and keeps me on top of everything
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Rewarding

Reviewed By Randall - Redmond, WA | Traveled to Alaska
Excellent and very comfortable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Recommend this travel agent

Reviewed By Gerald - Poquoson | Traveled to Mediterranean
Diane Ritchey is a delight to work with. She helps select a cruise that matches your style. Diane pays attention to detail and follows up to ensure a seamless vacation. She is pleasant and takes the time to get to know you as a person. I highly recommend working with Dianevon your next cruise vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Our cruise to Cuba

Reviewed By Bernard - Tampa, FL | Traveled to Europe
Diane was absolutely excellent! She was responsive, made great suggestions and helped us think through all of the elements of the trip. She became a very valued asset to our process, and became a friend. I've worked with other travel agents before and Diane surpassed all of my expectations in terms of service and going over and beyond. We will definitely use her again and recommend her to friends and family members.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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My Viking Ocean Cruise

Reviewed By Adelia - Vernon Rockville | Traveled to Europe
Wonderful. She is very personable, friendly and patient with all my questions. She will find the answer if she doesn't know it. I don't know how many times I've emailed or called about something and she will answer me or call me back every time. She even let's me know when she will be out of the office and who to contact if I need help. She even apologizes when she doesn't get back to me quickly when she got sick. I've been using her for years and will continue to do so.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Diane Ritchey

Reviewed By Roy - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Greece
Diane Ritchey Is easy to work with. She is very friendly, on top of things and goes out of her way to be helpful I have recommended her to many of our cruising friends and they think she is great too. .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful Agent!

Reviewed By Candace - Cincinnati, OH | Traveled to Mediterranean
My husband and I have used Diane as our crusie travel agent for several years. she is always helpful and responsive to whatever our needs or requests are. She is very knowledgeable about cruising and all the ins-outs of what makes a great cruise experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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A professional and a pleasure

Reviewed By Gary - Miami, FL | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic ~ Other
Many thanks to Diane for planning our crossing on Oceania’s Riviera from Barcelona to Miami. The transactions were a little tricky this time as we were traveling for 2 months before taking the crossing. Our documents had to reach us not at our home address but en route. It did. We have worked with Diane several times before. She has been very professional answering any question we had and giving a clear answer. She is also very personable. We look forward to working with her in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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so-so

Reviewed By Sonia - Carmel, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
Felt a little disappointed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Cruise Specialist

Reviewed By Donna - Phoenix | Traveled to Alaska
Very good. She is competent and efficient.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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None

Reviewed By Alan - Saint Petersburg, FL | Traveled to Alaska
She's very friendly and fun to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Agent

Reviewed By Bonnie - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to Europe
Have usd her for many years and she k'nows everything I need when i travel
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Easy to work with

Reviewed By Hannelore - Breckenridge | Traveled to Europe
Diane is very helpful in the planning stages and gust us the flights and ships we need.  She keeps us up to date on all schedule changes and crticial sign up dates
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Gem of a Travel Agent

Reviewed By Rebecca - Rolling Hls Estates, CA | Traveled to Iceland
Always responsive, always kind and considerate and always a hard worker to assure our cruises are perfect. We have been planning trips with Diane for many years now and are never disappointed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Great service

Reviewed By Ron - Los Angeles | Traveled to Europe
Diane was great....informative, responsive, had patience with us, and all around helpful. She has helped us with two cruises and will help with more.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Silversea

Reviewed By Col. Warren - Texas | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
I have used Diane for years and she has always been top notch agent I can always depend on her to keep me advised and take care ofall my requests
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Alaska

Reviewed By Sylvia - Jupiter, FL | Traveled to Alaska
Very pleasant and easy....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Advisor review

Reviewed By Delbert - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Mexico
excellent. Very responsive
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Alaska cruise

Reviewed By Henry - Seattle | Traveled to Alaska
Great to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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My agent Diane

Reviewed By Logan - Sun Lakes | Traveled to Europe
She knows what I need
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Cathay pacific

Reviewed By Ilse - Seattle | Traveled to Japan
Absolutely the best,
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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She Is Amazing!

Reviewed By Kim - White Plains | Traveled to Mediterranean
Diane can do anything.  She saved the trip for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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advisor review

Reviewed By Kenneth - Bonita Springs | Traveled to World Cruise
Great ! Prompt, well-informed, trust-worthy professional
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Rocky Mountaineer

Reviewed By R William - Myrtle Beach | Traveled to Canada
Very responsive and helpful
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Mexican Riviera on Holland.

Reviewed By Molly - Coral Gables, FL | Traveled to Mexico
We have planned multiple cruises thru Diane. She is excellent in making sure all goes well. She is prompt in getting back to you and readily answers all questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Trip review

Reviewed By Garry - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to Europe
We have worked with Diane many times in the past.  I guess that says a lot about how much we like her.  she is very through and pays close attention to all the details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Cruises

Reviewed By Onesime - Vista | Traveled to Mediterranean
Very pleasant. Courteous and professional
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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My travel agent

Reviewed By Helen - Santa Rosa | Traveled to South America
Terrific. Very easy to talk with about any concerns you have about your travel plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Diane Knows Cruises!

Reviewed By Blake - Murrieta | Traveled to World Cruise
We have worked with Diane on many cruises and she always does a great job of handling all the details to make sure our cruise is successful. We are very happy to have her as our main travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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YOU ASKED

Reviewed By Melonie - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to Panama Canal
Been working with her for ages and always accomodating to all my requests Sometimes when I call she has a phone in her ear already but returns calls asap
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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From booking to cruising!

Reviewed By Calvin - Green Bay, WI | Traveled to Europe
It was a pleasure working with Diane. She was very helpful and our trip went off without any hitches. Our travel packet was efficient and the trip Was everything and much more than we expected!! I would highly recommend Diane.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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only one glitch

Reviewed By Angela - Irving, TX | Traveled to Canada
She has been wonderful to work with...very knowledgeable. Seems she is very busy and has had some computer and phone issues but she handled it well Our cruise had an itinerary change and she and I were never notified, luckily Viator was wonderful to switch and not charge us extra
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Agent Review

Reviewed By Jacquelyn - Bend | Traveled to Caribbean
Terrific. She is friendly, professional, helpful with all aspects of my cruise. Even the silly questions or what I consider dumb questions that I sure she heard a thousand times. I’ll email or call her and she will answer that day or the next day. I’ve worked with her for a few years now and I wouldn’t change a thing. As you can tell I love working with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Pleasure working with Diane

Reviewed By Peter - Austin | Traveled to Panama Canal
This is the second time we have using Diane Ritchey and Cruise Specialist. She is very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Also, even if she is not available immediately She is always quickly gets back to us when we have questions. The staff at Cruise Specialist are always pleasant, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Diane and plan to continue to use her for our next cruise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Expert, Efficient, and Personable

Reviewed By Susan L. - Florida | Traveled to South America
I’ve been with Diane for several years and can honestly say that she’s fantastic. Answering emails or phone calls, she’s always on top of things. She makes herself available even when she’s not ‘on the clock’. LOVE HER!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Fred

Reviewed By Betty - Indio, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
It went easy, and she was thorough
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Hawaii on Holland America

Reviewed By Georgia - Beverly Hills, CA | Traveled to Hawaii
Excellent, she is always willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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32-day South Pacific Cruise to Australia/New Zealand

Reviewed By Russell - Mississauaga | Traveled to South Pacific
Working with Diane was fine. She was responsive to our questions along the way.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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LeRoy and Vialula's excellent adventure

Reviewed By Evandro - Miami Beach | Traveled to Tahiti
Diane was always easy to approach, She always either had an answer or was quick to reply when she learned the answer. Most of the time she had the problem solved before we had asked about it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Regent SE Asia

Reviewed By Mathew - Jupiter, FL | Traveled to Japan
Great! Diane is very responsive and we feel she has our best interests in mind when she makes recommendations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Working with Diane Ritchey

Reviewed By Terri - Indian Wells | Traveled to World Cruise
Diane Ritchey continues to be a 1st Class cruise adviser.  BOTTOM LINE....SHE IS THE BEST!!! and oh so knowledgeable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Personal Service for cruising

Reviewed By Lexa - Lumberton | Traveled to Mediterranean
I have uesd Diane for many years and she is always a step ahead of what I need ! Knows what size ship I want and can always find one !!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Great Help

Reviewed By Darline - Hilton Head Island, SC | Traveled to Mediterranean
Diane is helpful and prompt with replies. When I have a question she either has the answer or gets it for me quickly. She is always pleasant.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Review Your Advisor

Reviewed By Vincent - Oceanside | Traveled to Mediterranean
Diane is fantastic to work with. She is so willing to bend over backwards to see that everything goes the way it should . We couldn’t ask for a better Advisor. Diane is always available and if not at the time we call, we leave a message for her to call us and she does call us back before the end of the day. We couldn’t ask for a more conscientious person. We were on a cruise and I emailed her a challenge we were having with gratuities and she took care of it immediately. So she doesn’t just help before we go, she even assists while we are on vacation. She is like a best friend who really cares, it’s not just her job, she genuinely cares. Love her dearly. She deserves a ten fold raise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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positive experience

Reviewed By Sheri - Hilton Head Island, SC | Traveled to World Cruise
Diane went out of her way to insure that our trip was optimal which included a pre-cruise stay. As usual there were zero mistakes when working with Cruise Specialists as they have a high level of expertise. Diane responds to any inquiry promptly and with attention to detail
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Held our hands!

Reviewed By Barry - Green Bay, WI | Traveled to Scandinavia
We are more tourists than trek travelers. We need all the help we can get. Diane did an outstanding job as usual. She made sure that all the fine details were addressed so that we had to do was just travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Special adviser

Reviewed By Celia - Raleigh | Traveled to Caribbean
Very easy. She is prompt and efficient.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Great travel Advisor

Reviewed By Sherry - Thousand Oaks | Traveled to Caribbean
Couldn't be better. Attentive, informed and most friendly
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Positive

Reviewed By Jessica - Scottsdale | Traveled to South America
Excellent always prepared knowledgeable courteous and reliable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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singapore to sydney

Reviewed By Melford - Middleton | Traveled to Japan
Excellent, as always
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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