Luxury River & Ocean Cruising focusing on Europe
My goal is to provide clients a true luxury experience while being immersed in the culture of the countries they visit.
My Areas of Expertise
Have you ever dreamed of actually seeing many of the places in the Bible. A tour of Israel takes you to many ancient historical and religious sites. Experience the ancient port of Jaffa, see the Roman amphitheater and Crusader fortress in Caesarea. I had the opportunity to renew my marriage vows in... Read more from my A Faith Based tour of Israel story.
I spent two days exploring the Amalfi Coast of Italy. This is the picturesque area of Italy's Mediterranean coast that looks life has stood still for the last 50 years. This area of Italy consists of small villages tucked along the rugged coastline. Bright houses built into the cliffs. Brightly colored so fishermen... Read more from my The Amalfi Coast story.
Luxury small ship cruising through Alaska and The Sea of Cortez. Kayaking the coves of Alaska provides an amazing opportunity to see eagles, whales, otter, and seals up close. I had young sea lions swimming next to me and playing with my flippers in the Sea of Cortez as well as a... Read more from my Luxury Small Ship Cruising story.
Just a note to say we all had a WONDERFUL cruise- thank you for all your assistance. Can't wait to go again!!!
Have a great day!
Zack-- Thank you for the kind note.
Julie and Troy
I am so glad you had a wonderful honeymoon!!
You are so welcome. I am glad I could help.
An unbelievable trip --Celebrity Alaska
Kim, Thank you for your review. Alaska continues to be one of my favor destinations as well.
Spectacular River Cruise
Cathy- I am so glad you had a wonderful time on your Avalon Cruise.
Secrets Cap Cana was Amazing
Taylor- Thank you for the wonderful review. I loved working with you.
Absolutely wonderful river cruise!
Avalon does such a nice job with their river cruises. I knew Avalon would take great care of you.
Our trip was fabulous
Anna was very helpful in planning our trip, always open for questions. She made the experience stress free and fun. Thanks Anna for making this trip awesome!! We will definitely work with Anna again on our next trip.
The trip was Amazing!
Fantastic. Ship was great, loved big window, room for everything--even left-over space. Only about 140 people so got to know lots of them. Great staff--professional, very helpful, fun. Wonderful food with great presentation. They got us anything we asked for. Fun and informational on board talks and demonstrations. Tours well-organized.
Carol thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Isn't river cruising the best!! I am glad you enjoyed your experience with Avalon.
New Zealand was Amazing.!!!
I am so glad you liked the concierge level. It is nice to be pampered a bit.
Great Trip to Vegas
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? Very good. Happy with Delta flight and Ballys hotel.
I hope you didn't get too hot in Vegas. Where will your next adventure be?
Everything we wanted it to be!!
Riu Palace Riviera Maya was an absolutely amazing all inclusive resort! The staff were super friendly and entertaining. All the other people staying at the resort were friendly. The food and drinks were delicious and had a wide variety. The room we had was like a standard hotel room but was clean and everything we needed since we did not spend much time in the room. The beach and pool area had plenty of lounge chairs available for everyone.
I cannot wait to do this relaxing trip again!!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? Anna did an excellent job helping us figure out what we needed for this trip to go smoothly. She was very easy to work with for
Michelle- I am so glad your group had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure working with you.
My experience has always been great!
Thank you for your kind words. It is always fun working with you.
Thank you so much for helping us plan this amazing trip!!
An Awesome Trip
Agent Name: Anna
How was your trip?
The trip was awesome!!
Lots of sun and ocean time. We stayed at Barcelo Punta Cana. The grounds were immaculate and the pools were great. The food was OK. Lots of choices but not my favorite. The Japanese(Kyoto) restaurant was the best. Great food! We did the Pirates of the Caribbean excursion. This excursion was good for kids. We snorkeled, had a stingray encounter and swam with sharks. There was also a lunch provided. Punta Cana is a great destination to get away from the cold:)
How was your experience working with us?
Fast and easy. Always helpful when we had questions.
Can we share your pictures and/or testimonial? *
Absolutely! You can share both pictures & testimonial
Mike- Thank you so much for the kind words!!
Avalon is a beautiful river cruise ship !
We did have a great time. The Avalon is a beautiful ship too. The weather may not have been the greatest, but we still had a wonderful time. If we were to do another one we might not do quite so many excursions. There was very little down time, but the history and scenery is so beautiful. We have no regrets. You said you will be doing the same river cruise, enjoy.
Thank you for introducing us to Avalon.
Mary, Avalon has amazing ships!!. I am so happy you had a wonderful time.
A Fabulous Time in Germany
Holly it is wonderful to hear you had a fabulous time in Germany. Thank you for the kind words.
The trip was fabulous
The trip was fabulous! Clear skies and temps in the 70s. The kids had a
great time as well. We visited friends in LA and then drove down the coast to
San Diego. There, we did Sea World, Zoo Safari Park, toured the USS Midway and
much more including beach time:) The hotels were great as well. We love staying
with Hilton-Homewood Suites when we can. Great accommodations! Now we just need
Spring to arrive here.
I am so happy you had a wonderful trip!!
Our Trip to Hawaii was Great!!
HOW WAS YOUR TRIP? My trip was great! Hotels were top quality with all the amenities you would hope for with an agency like Travel Leaders. Hawaii was an awesome trip made even better by the help of Anna!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? Anna listened to what we wanted and needed and that was just what we got. We even got reminders when it was time that check in to airlines, it was very helpful!
Lavonne, I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Hawaii.
A Fabulous Experience
We were sad to leave and would like to go back some day!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? Anna Swartwood was excellent to work with! She took care of everything from booking the trip through getting us to the resort! She took care of every detail. We didn't need to worry about a thing! I would recommend Anna to anyone and will use her in the future for my travel needs.
Thank you, Julie I am so glad you had a wonderful time.
Wonderful Disney Cruise
I am so glad your family enjoyed the Disney Cruise.
Alaska land-sea cruise on the Holland Westerdam
Thank you Nancy and Rolfe
The Greek Islands and Italy Cruise was Amazing
Ann, it was a pleasure working with you. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip and I would love to plan your Alaska trip.
Great time in Las Vegas
Glad you had a great time in Las Vegas!!
First trip to Mexico
Working with Anna has been so great. She made the entire process easy, answered all of our questions and had the trip booked in just a few days. She was professional and patient, 10/10! We will definitely be booking with her again!
Thank you Sam for your kind words.
The most wonderful trip!!
We love working with Anna and Bonnie. We have taken several cruises arranged by Anna. We have recommended Travel Leaders to our friends, and are looking forward to working with Anna on another cruise soon.
Thank you Ben for your kind words. I look forward to planning your next cruise!!
Hard Rock Puerto Vallarta was Awesome
It was fabulous! I would visit the resort and area again and hope to do so soon!
How was your experience working with us?
Great! Anna kept us informed and helped us choose the right get a way.
Our Viking River Cruise was so wonderful
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad you had a wonderful time.
Perfect Vacation with our parents!!
It was the perfect vacation to go on with our parents. We appreciate all of your help!
I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I know this was a very special trip with your mom.
Perfect Family Trip
Thanks for all your help. This was a perfect trip for our family!
Thank you for the kind words.
We had a wonderful trip!!
Hotel was great. Wonderful place.The hotel staff is superb!! They did a phenomenal job!!!
I wanted to let you know also about the pick up experience. But I wanted to send a special thank you to the gentleman that helped us get checked in at the airport to leave Cancun. I wish I could remember his name but what an awesome person! I forgot to check in on line the day before. He walked us to the check in. Got us all registered and then walked us up to the counter to make sure we were all good! Phenomenal customer service. As a person that runs a store that strives for 100% customer satisfaction! This gentleman did a 200% customer rating!!
We will be traveling again soon and will be using your service again. Thank You so much for all that you did and the great service in Mexico!!
I am so glad you had a wonderful trip!! Look forward to working with you again.
Amazing trip to Mexico
Jordan-- I have enjoyed working with you. I look forward to helping plan your honeymoon.
Wonderful Trip to Cabo
I am so happy you had a wonderful time. Look forward to planning your next trip.
Memories for a Lifetime
Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay were extraordinary
Anna took care of all the hotel arrangements post cruise. She was always available to answer any questions along the way. Great to work with!
Alaska is an AMAZING destination. Hundreds of miles of spectacular beauty.
Alaska Trip of a lifetime!!
HOW WAS YOUR TRIP? Alaska trip of a lifetime. Great memories
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? Anna gave us options that we would not have found on our own.
Bill thank you for the kind words. It was great working with you!!
It was the best adventure ever!!
I wanted to thank you so very much for all your help getting our Alaska adventure worked out. Everything went off without a hitch! Thank you also for the lovely steak dinner in the Crown Grill. It was a nice surprise! Here's a quick rundown of our adventures:
Michelle, Gerrene and I had a blast! It was so nice to be away from everything (mostly school) even if it was just a week of fantasy :). We loved our mini suite on the Grand Princess. Our steward, Rey, took good care of us. The room was just big enough for the three of us. We each took over our own area. It was just the right amount of activity so that Michelle did not get too tired out. We cruised the first two days so we got familiar with the ship and took advantage of some of the fun presentations onboard. We ate in the dining room for dinner each evening. That was a real treat and we liked having the flexibility of our dining time. We had lots of fresh seafood and steak.
We entered the Inside Passage on Mond
Thank you so much for your kind words. My goal is that everyone's trip is a trip of their lifetime!!
Amazing River Cruise
Leonard that you so much for the kind words. Your group was a pleasure to work with. Avalon is an amazing river cruise company!!
Travel Agents are a Great Value
Tim- my pleasure to help.
Memories for a Lifetime
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 10 year anniversary in such a special way!! ---Scott & Heidi
Beautiful Country and Adventure
We made it back home again without incident after 30 days in France and Norway Fjord tour! Little Derek even got an award for best kid ever on a Cosmos tour! What a beautiful country and adventure!! Thank you for helping us!
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you.
Fabulous River Cruise
What a great note. Avalon Waterways does a wonderful job with river cruising. Thank you for taking the time to send me this note.
Beautiful, comfortable suit at the hotel.
Fantastic! The trip was flawless.
Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad you had an amazing trip!!
We loved the Brazilian steakhouse so much we ate there twice. The staff got to know our family. It was an amazing trip. We are saving up for our next vacation with you.
Thank you Angie. I can't wait to plan your next adventure.
Absolutely Wonderful Trip
How was your trip?
Our trip was absolutely wonderful - hotel was great, we even got upgraded to a family suite which was amazing! Food was good and the kids program was very nice - our kids loved it and it was nice to have a place for them to go so that we could have some time to ourselves :) One small annoyance was that everytime we walked through the lobby, we were approached by someone trying to get us to try something (a restaurant, or do an excursion or something). we learned to just say no thanks and keep walking, but it was everytime we walked through.
How was your experience working with us?
Working with travel leaders was very comforting - we were nervous but Anna was wonderful and always there to help ease our worries and explain everything we had questions on! thank you!!!
An Amazing Honeymoon
Enjoyable trip, easy coordination, great places to stay, good food, overall a fun trip.
How was your experience working with us?
Excellent, always available to help in any way possible. Worked with me on getting the most value and addressed all questions in a timely fashion. Anna was great to work with and would recommend her to friends and family looking for an agent!
Fantastic Family trip to Cancun
I cannot tell you what a fantastic trip we had in Cancun. We are ready to go back.....tomorrow!
A couple questions:
We LOVED the all inclusive...if we went to Playa next Winter, what is a reasonable hotel for us and would it be similar in price? Just curious! It is so overwhelming to look at all the hotels, etc. online.
Amazing Trip !!!
Amazing trip!!! Dreams punta cana in the Dominican republic definitely went above beyond unlimited luxury!
Great Trip...Missed the Blizzard
Perfect timing for your trip!!
Universal was wonderful
Thank you so much for helping me plan this once in a lifetime trip.
Once in a lifetime trip
We had a fabulous time on our vacation! Thanks to you and your team for the great recommendations and support. We will definitely be calling you with some future plans!
Thanks Tom I am so glad you had fun.
Fabulous Trip to Punta Cana
AGENT NAME Anna HOW WAS YOUR TRIP? We went to Punta Cana DR. Stayed at Majestic Elegance. Had an absolute fabulous time. The resort, staff, food, everything was excellent! The resort is Beautiful! the extra touches done for our birthdays made it even more special! Our butler was always there to help. Everything was more than we expected, we can't wait to go back!! Thanks Anna for all your help! HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH US? My experience has always been great!
Hi Anna-- I wanted to thank you so very much for all your help getting our Alaska adventure worked out. Everything went off without a hitch! Thank you also for the lovely steak dinner. We entered the Inside Passage on Monday and our first stop was Ketchikan. We took a float plane and flew over the Misty Fjords. We landed on a lake by a waterfall and all got out on the floats. It was great fun.. Tuesday was our day in Juneau. We went whale watching in the morning ,and spent time at Mendenhall Glacier in the afternoon. Whale watching was so much fun. We saw two momma Humpbacks and their babies. One momma was so close to our boat that you could hear her blow hole opening and closing. We also saw lots and lots of eagles, sea lions, and seals. On the way back into the bay we could see the Mendenhall Glacier--a river of ice. All in all, it was the best adventure ever! Thanks again for everything! I hope to work with you again in the future.
Hard Rock Puerto Vallarta Friends Getaway
Agent Name Anna Swartwood How was your trip? It was fabulous! I would visit the resort and area again and hope to do so soon! How was your experience working with us? Great! Anna kept us informed and helped us choose the right get a way. We had a fabulous time on our vacation! Thanks to you and your team for the great recommendations and support. We will definitely be calling you with some future plans!