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Ted Blank

Forest Lake, Minnesota Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Stillwater, MN,

Luxury River Cruise Specialist

Luxury River Cruise Along the Danube
Luxury River Cruise Along the Danube

Luxury river river cruises allow you the opportunity to discover unique, off-the-beaten path destinations without the crowds that can characterize large cruise ships. I find that the intimate size, personal service, and unique destinations of these cruises make them a great option for well-seasoned travelers who don't want a "canned" experience.  Plus, river cruises allow guests to enjoy the finest in gourmet cuisine - always paired with superb local wines and spirits. 

Let me help guide you to the cruise experience that perfectly suits you! I've personally enjoyed river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Columbia, and Mississippi Rivers.  Each day can bring something new and exciting, from a private concert at a baroque palace in Vienna, to discovering local wine and cuisine in Bordeaux, to sipping a mint julep as you cruise past plantations in Louisiana.

As a Luxury River Cruise Specialist, I have completed training and traveled with luxury river cruise lines like Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Tauck, and American Queen Steamboat Company.

Contact me to learn more about luxury river cruises and to start planning your cruise today!


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An Introduction to River Cruises

Have you dreamed of gliding along Germany’s Rhine River, admiring the castles and medieval cities? How about sipping a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir as you follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the Columbia River? Or, for the more adventurous, discovering the magic of the Temples of Angkor ... Read more from my An Introduction to River Cruises story.

Rhine River Cruise

A river cruise along the Rhine River combines scenery, culture, history, and fine cuisine. It's a great way to experience Europe in luxury, making the most of your time on the continent.  Along the way, you'll enjoy castles and villages, history and culture, and a change to discover the local beers, ... Read more from my Rhine River Cruise story.

My Reviews

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

Un-Belizeable Vacation!

Reviewed By Jenny V. - Forest Lake, MN | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
Ted listened to what we wanted in a vacation and gave us a few options to choose from with different price points to meet our needs.

Our trip and itinerary was laid out perfectly . Everything went smooth and we had a very relaxing get away without any worries. Ted thought of everything. The resorts were fabulous, our excursions were personal - no big crowds and our experience was priceless.

As a seasoned traveler himself, Ted knows the ins and outs of how to get an exceptional vacation that is worth every penny.

I am a believer that you get what you pay for and I will not take another vacation without Ted's assistance.

If you are planning a vacation, contact Ted. You will be glad you did!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!
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10 of 17 people found this review helpful

Ted made our trip happen!

Reviewed By Kayla - Lindstrom, MN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We were referred to Ted through friends. Initially, I was nervous to reach out to Ted because I've never worked with a travel agent before. He was easy to reach and very friendly. He made our fears of traveling disappear! He met with us several times to go over details and help us plan our time in each country or city that we would be in! He made our trip that we dreamed about, a reality! Btw we traveled all of Ireland and Northern Ireland, London and Paris!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to helping you plan your next overseas trip!
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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great trip

Reviewed By Alex - Forest lake mn | Traveled to Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
Ted did a great job with our trip. He went above and beyond with his help and tips. I won't use anyone else. Alex
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Amazing Greece and 4 day Agean Cruise

Reviewed By Jeanne and Bob - North Branch MN | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Ted is very knowledgeable, energetic, fun to talk with and great at communicating with his clients. He always has ideas for what to see and do where we are traveling. He is always making sure we have what we need to have the best trip possible. I highly recommend Ted and have already booked another trip through him (we just came back two weeks ago from Greece). When my husband experienced a fall in Greece, Ted responded to my text immediately and called our travel insurance people to notify them. I was grateful for his assistance and are glad we booked with a travel agent as savvy and on top of things as is Ted.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It is a pleasure to work with you!
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

Yah Man!

Reviewed By Dale & Lee - Marine on St.Croix, MN | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
We told Ted where we have travelled in the past, what we like, and that sunny relaxation was a requirement. He offered us several choices in Jamaica, in different parts of the country, and at a variety of costs within our budget range. This preview made it easy on us! We had just a few questions and Ted took care of everything. He made sure we received all of our pre-trip info and gave us some tips for our journey. Not a single hitch in the plan and one of the best vacations we have had in years. If you are looking for an agent whose knows of what he speaks from first hand experience and is willing to tailor-make your vacation, call Ted Blank!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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