River & Ocean Master Cruise Counsellor 20 Years!
No matter where you go or how you get there, your vacation should be amazing! Land and Sea Travel will take the stress out of vacation planning by helping you to plan, book, and prepare for an unforgettable vacation experience, whether that is out of state or right here at home.
I specializes in ocean and river cruising and has planned many unique land vacations all around the world for group travel, individual, family and multi-generational travel. Certified Master Cruise Counselor and Accessible Travel Advocate offering advice and assistance to those with special needs, physical mobility or ambulatory, chronic conditions, dietary or other issues, you can experience the wonders of the world as hassle-free as possible with Land and Sea Travel.
As a travel adviser for the past 20 years, I have created memorable experiences to unique destinations and have extensive knowledge in planning incredible and unforgettable vacations. My ultimate desire is to make the planning process as smooth and stress-free as possible for all my clients so that all they need to do is relax, dream of their next adventure and make life long memories.
- As your travel adviser, my strength is helping you choose the best ship, resort, or destination that fits best for you, your family or friends.
- Trustworthy, Focused and an Advocate for you!
- My ultimate goal is to develop a relationship with my clients to better understand what their desires and preferences are and to have a long-term relationship building memories with them and their families. Sharing their memories and experiences are the highlight of my job!
I specialize in cruising because there are so many different types of cruise vacations available to my clients. Some may want to experience the largest ocean liners on the sea with all the new innovations and others may want to have the experience of a smaller vessel to see other ports the larger ships cannot visit and experience a more intimate ship with fewer passengers; both offering many opportunities to make new friends while trying new culinary delights, cultures and history. There are those who may want luxury but relax or purely luxury. There is also the opportunity to charter a private yacht with your own chef to experience the Greek Islands or other destinations. There is so much variety in cruising that many will be satisfied with the right ship and itinerary so they will experience their ideal vacation.
- Certified Travel Advisor - CTC
- Accredited Cruise Counselor with CLIA - MCC
- ASTA Verified Travel Advisor - VTA
- CLIA Member (Cruise Lines International Association)
- Certified Accessible/Special Needs Travel Advocate
- Viking and Avalon River Cruise Europe Specialist
- Royal Caribbean Master Specialist
- Disney Specialist
- Specialist in U.S. River cruising with American Cruise Lines
- Vancouver Specialist
- BBB Accredited Business
- Member of Garner Chamber of Commerce
- Nexion, LLC Affiliate
- Travel Leaders Group, Affiliate
- Member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
I provides personalized travel planning services for all ages and interests. Though she has become known in the industry as an Accredited Master Cruise Counselor Specialist, MCC, with CLIA, her clients also include honeymooners, retirees, solo travelers, and groups. Eileen is also known as a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate for those with mobility or ambulatory needs, chronic conditions, special needs, dietary and other conditions. Whether it’s a simple hotel stay to a multi-country adventure, she uses her personal experience, knowledge of the industry, and extensive contacts around the world to create exceptional experiences at the best value for her clients. Whether it’s a simple hotel stay or a multi-country adventure, or you prefer to travel closer to home or right in your back yard, with my personal experiences, knowledge of the industry, and extensive contacts around the world, I can create exceptional experiences at the best value and amenities for you!
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, grandchildren and friends when I am not traveling. I love being outdoors walking, riding my bike or swimming. When the weather is not so good, I enjoy curling up to a good book or watching movies. Most of all, I enjoy helping others who may need some encouragement or help. Life is good and I enjoy experiencing new adventurers every day and helping others do the same!
Land and Sea travel reduces stress, risks, removes obstacles, adds convenience and increases value for all your vacation needs. I can give you the good, better, and best options so you can make an informed decision for your next vacation.
Connections are important and travel helps people connect. I am not only a memory maker but also a connection channel for you!
Land and Sea Travel, removing barriers so all can Travel! Never Fear Eileen is Here to help you getaway safely!
Testimonies I've Received
Vancouver Specialist Alaskan Cruise and Land Group
Eileen is the perfect travel agent. We have used her service over a few years. She always checks for the best rates, up to your day of departure. I am disabled and she makes sure that my needs are met at every destination. We are already discussing our next adventure, even with us just returning from Alaska two days ago !! My husband and I wouldn’t trust anyone else!!! C Olsen
It had been 30 years since we took a cruise and were a bit clueless. We must have called or questioned Eileen a dozen times and she always responded quickly with that upbeat , positive . reassuring , patient voice of hers. We also traveled to 3 other destinations but this site would only let me do one. Mary
My Areas of Expertise
I am so glad that I could help you Jodi! I so enjoyed meeting your family too!! Thank you, Eileen
Excellent service! Highly recommended!
It was a pleasure helping you and your husband to getaway to beautiful Asheville! So glad you had a wonderful time and I enjoy seeing all your pcitures! Thank you!
Thank you so much for your review and I am so glad that you had a good time with you family on a much needed vacation! Thank you!
A valuable vacation asset
It has truly been a pleasure helping you plan your trips and enjoying our conversations! Looking forward to helping you plan many more trips in the future! Thank you, Eileen
Wonderful family vacation!
Hi Donna, I am so glad that I could help you every step of the way to make your first cruise vacation a wonderful experience! Look forward to helpin you with your next cruise. Thank you, Eileen
A Wonderful First Year Wedding Anniversary Trip
Thank you Eileen. You certainly helped me to score points!!!
It was so fun helping you plan your anniversary celebration! Looking forward to helping you get away again!!
Never fear when Eileen is here!
I am so glad that I could help you and give you the resources you needed to make the best decision for you! Thank you so much taking the time to write a review for Land and Sea Travel. !
Best decision ever!!!
It was a pleasure helping you plan your Hawaiian vacation and looking forward to helping you with your future vacation!
Our first cruise and it was an amazing experience.
Thank you for trusting me with your travel plans and I enjoyed helping you plan your cruise vacation!
The rooms were nice.
Thank you John for your review. I am so glad that I could find you a last minute deal!
The Best Trip Ever!
Tawana, I so enjoyed helping you and your family with your cruise! Thank you so much for trusting me with your travel plans and I am here for any travel plans for the future. Thank you, Eileen
The perfect Vacation
Pam, Thank you so much for your review! I really appreciate you taking the time and your kinds words. I truly enjoyed helping plan your family & friends Bahamas Vacation! Look forward to helping you plan more too!
Wonderful service from Eileen!
Martha, Thank you so much for your review. I am here for people like yourself who do not have the time to do all the planning themselves! It was a pleasure helping you plan your family cruise. Thank you!
Costa Rica Honeymoon - Paradise!
Hello Amanda, It truly was a pleasure helping you and Greg plan for your wonderful honeymoon in Costa Rica! Look forward to helping you plan an anniversary celebration sometime too! Thank you so much for your kind words!
Eileen Murphy is a wonderful travel expert!
We wanted to tour all the monuments and national parks in the surrounding area as we are both avid hikers. Eileen put together a nice itinerary for us to follow.
The Marriott hotel suite was perfect for a 6 day stay and it even felt a little like home.
It is always such a pleasure helping you both travel and experience you long time dream of seeing Mt. Rushmore! Look forward to helping you again experience the world!
Best Family Vacation Ever!
Thank you so much for your review of our services at Land and Sea Travel! I truly enjoyed helping you and your family have a memorable Disney family vacation and made a new friend! Thank you Shauna!
Her Patience is a Virtue
It was such a pleasure helping your brother and mom celebrate her birthday! Thank you so much for your referral too!
Best Customer Service!
It was such a pleasure helping your mom and brother getaway on a wonderful cruise! Thank you for recommending your wonderful family to me! Thank you!
Emergency Family Visit
I am so glad that I could help you with your international travel. I enjoyed helping you and look forward to helping you again! Thank you, Eileen
Trip of a lifetime
It was a pleasure working with you to help you with your dream vacation! Thank you so much for your review and look forward to helping you with your future vacations too!
Worry free travel with Eileen’s help
Thank you Chris and Bob for your wonderful review and thank you for being my loyal clients and friends! It has been truly a pleasure traveling with you to Europe and now Alaska! So enjoy helping you plan your travel vacations to Hawaii too! Thank you!
Just relax and leave the planning to Eileen
Chris, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It has truly been a pleasure helping you and your family plan your vacations! Eileen
Great help in our vacation.
Thank you so much for your great review Kent! I truly enjoyed helping you find the best location and area for you and Lisa to celebrate! Thank you! Eileen
Best trip ever!!
Eileen Saved Us !
I am so happy that I provided your with a stress-free traveling planning experience for your European river cruise! It was a pleasure helping you! Thank you! Eileen
Peaceful Family Vacation`
I always enjoy hearing that my clients such as yourself have a stress-free experience especially during these challenging travel times. I truly enjoyed helping you with your family vacation! Thank you for your support!
Love it, would love to go again
I have truly enjoyed helping you plan your trip Luciana! Look forward to helping you with your next group. Thank you, Eileen
A much needed vacation!
Eileen was excellent! Even tho cruise cancelled
I truly enjoyed helping your family cruise vacation and look forward to helping you with your travel plans in the future!
The best trip of our lives!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review about my services! It was such a pleasure helping you with all your travel needs and look forward to helping you in the future!
Cold but fun!
Thank you for your review. It truly was a pleasure helping you both with your ski vacation! Eileen :)
Thank you so much Shi for your wonderful review! It truly was a pleasure helping you and your family and friends! Looking forward to helping you with your Disney Cruise! Eileen
Amazing family vacation!
It was truly a pleasure helping you plan your wonderful Mexican vacation at the Dreams Resort & Spa. Look forward to helping you plan your next vacation! Thank you for you review!
First trip I made with an agent.
Thank you for your review Evelyn. So glad that you had a wonderful experience in Alaska and Vancouver!
60th Birthday Cruise
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I look forward to hearing all about your cruise vacation! Eileen
It is always a pleasure to help you plan your vacations. Thank you!
Testimony - Jamaican Paradise!
For my first time traveling outside the country I am happy that I chose Eileen to be my travel agent. Eileen made it very stress-free, I didn't have to worry about anything. Every time I had a question she was on top of it, quick to reply (phone or email), if she didn't know the answer she would find out the answer. When I said "I want to travel outside the country and go somewhere Caribbean here's my budget what can you find" she came back with an awesome choice of Ocho Rios, Jamaica and it was under my budget. The resort was amazing! Once we were there she was still in contact with me to make sure that we got in our van to head to the resort. Not once did I feel left alone, she was there until I checked in and even made sure that I was having fun! Thank you Eileen for making my first experience outside of the country a stress-free one. I will definitely recommend Eileen and definitely be calling her when I need those awesome prayers!
Just a quick note to say how much I appreciate Eileen's help with my trip to Pittsburgh. My flights were good and my hotel was fabulous. She definitely put together a great trip for me at a great price. I will definitely use her services again. Katheryn B.
Wonderful California Trip!
Thank you Eileen for planning my grandson's trip to NC and my trip to CA. I appreciate the information provided to me for my grandson's escort needed for his plane trip. Thank you for getting me the best deal available. Jodi Wagner
Testimony - Amazing Danube River Cruise!
Eileen is the best travel agent around. She made our European trip amazing. I HIGHLY recommend her services. Thank you Eileen for making our trip carefree and wonderful!! Christine Olsen
Aruba Vacation Success!
Eileen made all of that happen! They loved their hotel, it was beyond their expectations! They loved the area and they loved all of the activities planned for them and she also made me, the mom happy because I knew they were as safe as possible. Eileen remained very communicative throughout the whole process and did as much as possible to be sure they were completely happy with their entire travel experience. She succeeded and I feel confident recommending Eileen to anyone who wants to be sure that their vacation meets or exceeds their expectations! She's the best. Literally the best. MAF
Jody and I recently went on the Tauck “Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks” trip in May. Everything about Taucks' arrangements and management were first class. The guide (and driver) were personable and knowledgeable. Accommodations were very good with special enjoyment in staying at some of the historic National Park Lodges. The trip covered quite a distance (especially across the great plains) but the long hours on the bus were pleasant with the storytelling by the guide. Special thanks to Eileen Murphy of Land and Sea Travel for educating us on our trip options and helping us to choose Tauck which fit well with our main desires for the trip. We already have her working on future trips for us! Michael McCrory