Home > Find a Travel Agent > New York > Heidi Bocianowski

Heidi Bocianowski

Poughquag, New York Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN

Luxury all inclusive resorts and cruises!

I have done romantic getaways- everything from relaxing at a Sandals resort to hiking through Costa Rica. Since I became a mom I have often included my children and can help you out with many tips for how to make your family vacations special and hassle free. If you have a group let me help by taking over the organization of it. Let me help you make the most of your precious vacation time. I have been so blessed to have been able to travel so much and love helping make it a reality for others.

My Travel Specialties

Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises

Let me help you find the perfect Viking cruise for you- whether it is along the Rhine or Danube through Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland in Europe or in Asia or South America there is one that will suit you. 

 

I love Viking ... Read more from my Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises bio.

Sandals South Coast Jamaica- Hobie Cat- so fun!!

Sandals all inclusive luxury resorts

I love Sandals and can help you choose which one to go to based on what you enjoy. 

 

The customer service is amazing at Sandals- the resorts are relatively small compared to many other chains and you wind up seeing the same ... Read more from my Sandals all inclusive luxury resorts bio.

Aloha!

Hawaii

The aloha spirit captures you as soon as you get off the plane and put on your first lei.  I highly recommend Hawaii.  The locals are so friendly and happy- I guess I would be too if I was blessed with ... Read more from my Hawaii bio.

In awe of the northern lights from a glass igloo

Northern Lights

I had so many questions and did so much research before I took the plunge and went in search of the northern lights.  I wish there were words to describe the thrill of seeing them.  It is such a feeling of ... Read more from my Northern Lights bio.

Love spending time with my family!! Germany Epcot

Multi-generational & kid friendly expert

Vacations are among the best memories in my life and sharing those special memories with ones I love is priceless. But, I know there are challenges involved. I travel every year with a group from infants to grandparents and it is ... Read more from my Multi-generational & kid friendly expert bio.

Views from the Viking ship are amazing

River cruise expert

River cruising is a fast growing type of travel for good reason. It is so easy and allows for many amazing cultural experiences on one trip. See amazing places as you are cruising by. Get close to wonderful places to see. ... Read more from my River cruise expert bio.

Blue Lagoon- great tip- make a stopover to Europe!

Luxury all inclusive resort and cruise specialist

I am a travel agent in Poughquag, NY and am here to help you every step of the way planning your dream vacation. I am honest and up front.  I will make the recommendations that is best for you.  Vacations are ... Read more from my Luxury all inclusive resort and cruise specialist bio.

Led a group on the Mediterranean- beautiful

Distinctive host for luxury groups

I am honored to have been selected by Travel Leaders to be a Distinctive Voyages host.  What this means is on select cruises each year I will be on-board helping guests have the best experience.  I set up exclusive events like ... Read more from my Distinctive host for luxury groups bio.

Juneau, Alaska seaplane with Wings floatplanes

Alaska- experiences

Whether you go on a cruisetour, cruise only or land tour in Alaska the key is finding those once in a lifetime adventures.  I can help you ensure you have the experiences that you are looking for.  You won't just see ... Read more from my Alaska- experiences bio.

Cinque Terre means five lands- each one beautiful

Mediterranean Cruise expert

I just returned from hosting a group of 67 people on an wonderful Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises.  We started in Rome where I arranged for a private guide to take us around to the highlights.  At the Vatican my mom ... Read more from my Mediterranean Cruise expert bio.

Sandals Jamaica Royal Caribbean overwater bungalow

Overwater bungalows

There is nothing more relaxing than hanging out in your own private overwater bungalow and letting your butler take care of anything you can think or and even more.  I have personally toured these and taken special on-site training through Sandals ... Read more from my Overwater bungalows bio.

My Travel Experiences

Northern lights glass igloos Kakslauttanen
Kakslauttanen glass igloos Lapland Finland (Ivalo)
Alaska pipeline visit
Alaska cruise Nieuw Amsterdam Yukon and Denali
Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity Constellation

Sleeping beneath northern lights in a glass igloo

I still can't quite believe I really did it.  I have never been so in awe of natural beauty as I was in Finland. 

We got picked up at the Ivalo Airport and taken to the Kakslauttanen Resort in Finland, 250 km north of the Artic Circle.  We were given a sled ... Read more from my Sleeping beneath northern lights in a glass igloo story.

My Reviews

15 of 21 people found this review helpful

Great Disney Trip!

Reviewed By Joe - Beekman, NY | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Heidi was a great in helping us plan our first trip to Disney! She helped us figure out which options worked best for our family. The kids had a great time! Thanks Heidi!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
15 of 24 people found this review helpful

Bucket List Trip!

Reviewed By Jennifer - Roanoke, VA | Traveled to Ivalo ~ Finland ~ Europe
Entire process working with Heidi for my bucket list trip to Finland was great. While I travel in the US several times a year this was only my 2nd time out of the country. Heidi helped me feel more comfortable knowing what documents I needed to travel and had some great tips for International travel. The hotel was a winter fairyland (I stayed in a glass igloo and saw the northern lights!) The activities that she scheduled for me were lots of fun - dog sledding, snowmobiling, even visiting Santa Claus. Finland is perfect for anyone who wants to see the northern lights. I plan to use Heidi for all of my future travels and highly recommend her as a travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Bocianowski responded:
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I am thrilled you had such a great time seeing the northern lights and enjoying all the beauty of Finland.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
10 of 18 people found this review helpful

Our first family Disney adventure was amazing!!

Reviewed By Jennifer - Steubenville, OH | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Working with Heidi was so easy and overall wonderful experience! We had never been to Disney before and had no clue what to do! Heidi helped us every step of the way and made it so effortless for us and made sure she had it all covered and was always there to answer any questions we had and made sure our trip was planned out in detail for us as well as sending a care package for our daughter, since it was her birthday and made sure we knew the best things to do and see!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
15 of 28 people found this review helpful

Hawaii for every age

Reviewed By Traveling Nana - Beekman, NY | Traveled to Kapolei, Hawaii ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I kept seeing ads for Disney Hawaii and I called Heidi to plan an amazing week for my grand daughter and myself. She booked a Ko'Olina Beach club in Kapolei about 20 min from Honolulu which suited me and we could take a short walk over to the Disney one. I like this area because not so much traffic as a city but close to see Pearl Harbor. Loved going to a small rural Catholic church where native Hawaiians sang so beautifully. Not everyone in Hawaii is rich but their spirit impressed me. We also had a breakfast away from resorts where the locals stop which was fun. Within a short,easy walk there was a "mall" with free hula dancers and musicians which made for an inexpensive evening out. Thank you Heidi
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Memory of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Cindy - Poughquag, NY | Traveled to Antigua ~ Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
Heidi was a pleasure to work worth. From the very first day 9 months prior to our vacation she was right on. We weren't sure exactly were we wanted to go in the Caribbean but we knew we wanted somewhere special to celebrate our marriage of 30 years. We decided Sandals Grande Antigua, an all inclusive couples resort was the place for us!! Heidi was with us every step of the way! We received spa credit for a couples massage that was delightful. She suggested that we may want to "Retie the Knot" which I am so grateful we took the opportunity to do. It was a lovely ceremony, a memory we will cherish forever! We felt well informed about the resort from attire to restaurants, all inclusive water sports etc. If you are looking for a travel agent that cares about your needs Heidi is the one for you!! We will definitely book our next vacation with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing Iceland

Reviewed By Stef - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Working with Heidi was amazing. She was great at finding exactly the right places to stay and things to do while in Iceland. It was the trip of a lifetime with amazing excursions and adventures. I’ve seen the best of Iceland all thanks to Heidi. I can’t wait to plan my next trip with her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
11 of 21 people found this review helpful

Fun, Adventure, Tasting, Shopping

Reviewed By Jean and Tom - Bath, PA | Traveled to Greece , Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Venice, Italy
Excellent planning. All reservations were perfect and exactly what we wanted. While planning our trip all questions were answered quickly. While on our Empires of the Mediterranean Viking Ocean cruise and our stay in Venice, Italy we knew that if any problem arose Heidi would be there to walk us through or solve our problems. A great comfort when you are so far away from home in countries who's languages you do not speak.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Personalized Service Extraordinaire!

Reviewed By Amy P - Lorton, VA | Traveled to Baltic
Work with Heidi, and your travel planning woes are over! Oftentimes, organizing a family trip for a group with different tastes, ages, and interests makes you need a vacation by the time it's all over. Not so with Heidi at the helm planning our Baltic Cruise. Quick to respond with industry knowledge to guide our choices, Heidi ensured we received outstanding value every step of the way. She found airfares with outstanding savings and a convenient and beautiful hotel, prior to the cruise. She helped us board from two different ports (coming from two different states), eased the challenge of shore excursion decision making for less experienced travelers in the family (that would ordinarily fall to me), and took the initiative to book complimentary entertainment at the time of our booking before it filled up. When we are ready to travel again as a family, we will call Heidi for her exceptional service, remarkable responsiveness, and great kindness.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Wonderful bucket list trip to Christmas Markets!

Reviewed By Lisa - Rumson, NJ | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Heidi was awesome. She was very helpful, knowledgable and organized. She was a pleasure to work with and I enjoyed traveling with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

The Most Amazing and Memorable Trip for us

Reviewed By George - South Charleston, WV | Traveled to Vienna ~ Austria ~ Europe
Heidi was always in contact with us. She put together a wonderful river cruise with the Roanoke College group. We enjoyed the various locations visited which were fun and fascinating. Our first overseas trip and it was flawless for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Best Baltic cruise to remember for family!

Reviewed By Roger the Dodger - edison, nj | Traveled to Scandinavia ~ Europe
Greatest help with our family cruise to the Baltic Sea area: from the planning stage thru to the travel to and from Berlin. She found an excellent air and hotel package for us; which saved us at least a thousand dollars! She just seemed to really enjoy helping people have the best trip they could have.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Amawaterways Christmas market tour on the Danube

Reviewed By Andy - Charleston, WV | Traveled to Europe
Excellent. Very responsive, sensitive to our needs, helpful. Trip was truly a trip of a lifetime.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

River Wonderland

Reviewed By Michael - Salem | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Heidi was extraordinarily attentive and helpful. She handled so many things so well for us. Working with her was a real pleasure. We have a new friend in Heidi.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Christmas Markets Cruise

Reviewed By Sheila - Columbia, SC | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Very good - kept us up to date on all issues and went to bat for our group to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

A Fairy Tale Vacation!

Reviewed By Lexie - South Charleston, West Virginia | Traveled to Vienna ~ Austria ~ Europe
Heidi was amazing! She was proactive with all information and details. We knew exactly what was going to happen and she had everything arranged that she promised. She was quick to answer every question and gave us personal attention to every detail. This was our first riverboat cruise, but thanks to Heidi's great service, it will not be our only one. We will contact her again for our next trip. We were with the Roanoke College group as guests but were able to choose which activities we did by ourselves or with the group. Getting to go to Budapest, which was not a part of our original itinerary, was a real treat. Even though water levels were low, the trip could have not been more enjoyable. A 10-day Fairy Tale! Thank you!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Fabulous Danube River Cruise

Reviewed By Paul - New York, New York | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Heidi booked us a trip on an AmaWaterways river cruise for the Christmas markets along the Danube to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I had heard of low water levels on the Danube. We received several e-mails from her informing us of the potential changes to the itinerary. These kept us informed of what was going on and helped us to make our final decision on whether to go or not. Leading up to our trip she would reach out to us to see if we had any questions or concerns. She always wanted to make sure we knew what was happening and that there were no issues. We still went and had a fabulous time. Heidi arranged for us to eat dinner one night at the Chef's table which offered unparalleled service and food. After we returned home we received a letter and small gift from her thanking us for booking with her and to keep her in mind when we traveled again. We will and plan to book future trips with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

An trip we will never forget!

Reviewed By Kelly - Poughquag, NY | Traveled to Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
Our experience with Heidi was awesome! She is very professional and so easy to work with. We will definitely book our next vacation with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Top notch service!

Reviewed By Misty - Westminster, MD | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Heidi is so helpful and knowledgeable about planning any kind of trip. I love working with her and have referred friends and family to her as well. She lisens to your needs and wants and turns them into an amazing vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
11 of 22 people found this review helpful

Our first family Disney adventure was amazing!!

Reviewed By Jennifer - Steubenville, OH | Traveled to Disney
Working with Heidi was so easy and overall wonderful experience! We had never been to Disney before and had no clue what to do! Heidi helped us every step of the way and made it so effortless for us and made sure she had it all covered and was always there to answer any questions we had and made sure our trip was planned out in detail for us as well as sending a care package for our daughter, since it was her birthday and made sure we knew the best things to do and see!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trip!

Reviewed By Peggy - Lansdowne, Virginia | Traveled to Vienna ~ Austria ~ Europe
Heidi was absolutely wonderful. We joined a river Christmas Market Alumni group tour up the Danube River from Vienna to Nuremburg a little late in the process. She bought us up to date on everything that was happening and due to happen makiing us feel comfortable with everything.. The Danube area was quite short of rain this year and there were many diversions from the original tour.. Heidi was on top of everything, keeping us up to date and making certain tht all of our needs were met. No one could have possibly done a better job . We had a perfectly wondrful time and we can't wait to book our next tour with her again. Hope it will be soon!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO