Stillwater, Minnesota Travel Agent
Boutique Small Ship Cruise Specialist
For me, cruising on a boutique small ship cruise is like enjoying a fabulous meal at that local gem of a restaurant - the one that is just off the beaten path enough that it's never packed with tourists, but serves amazing food!
As a Boutique and Small Ship Cruise Specialist, I help seasoned travelers discover unique destinations without the crowds and hassles that can characterize the large, mass market cruise ships.
Small ship cruising combines the best of cruising - gourmet food, superb wines, and luxurious accommodations - with a high level of personal service and amenities only available on small ships. Imagine diving into the Adriatic, directly from the stern of your ship anchored in the scenic Croatian Islands. Or, truly seeing Alaska's wildlife up close rather than from a bus or the distant decks of a mega cruise ship. How about enjoying a private Champagne Beach Party on a remote beach in the Caribbean?
Let me help guide you to the cruise experience that perfectly suits you! I've personally explored Croatia on a 30 passenger ship, sailed the Mediterranean on an authentic tall ship, and and experienced the Pacific Northwest up close and personal on an UnCruise Adventure. Contact me to start planning your boutique small ship cruise today.
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Whether you are a seasoned wine aficionado, with a taste for the finest wines or newest discoveries, or simply want to learn more about the culture and traditions of winemaking while sipping a glass or two, you’re part of a growing trend of travelers who enjoy incorporating wine-related experiences into their ... Read more from my The Best Cruises for Wine Aficianados story.
Does the idea of circling the globe for four months on a luxury cruise ship sound like your idea of the journey of a lifetime? For many travelers, myself included, a world cruise is a definite must-do on life’s bucket list. For others, though, the idea of a world cruise can ... Read more from my Is a World Cruise for Me? story.
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UnCruise Adventures offers small ship cruises focused on adventure, wildlife, and culture. Each year, they offer several wine tasting cruises along the Columbia River on their SS Legacy, a reproduction coastal steamer. I enjoyed one of these cruises, sailing from Portland, Oregon along the Columbia and Snake River system.
The UnCruise visited ... Read more from my Rollin' on the River with UnCruise Adventures! story.
When you take a small ship cruise, you have the opportunity to explore ports and regions that are too small for the mega ships.
I had the opportunity to travel on the Star Clippers tall ship "Royal Clipper" in the Mediterranean, visiting ports in Spain and France. With a capacity of fewer ... Read more from my Royal Clipper Mediterranean Cruise story.
Blessed with azure seas, centuries of history, delightful cuisine, and sun, the eastern Mediterranean hits all the right notes for me. I enjoyed a two week cruise from Italy through the Greek Isles, Turkey, and Croatia before returning to the port of Venice.
Along the way, I discovered amazing places, like the ... Read more from my September in the Eastern Mediterranean story.
Alaska has it all - glaciers, wildlife, amazing national parks, quirky locals, and plenty of fresh seafood. I traveled with my family, ranging in age from 4 to 73 for a two week Inside Passage cruise and a scenic railroad journey to Alaska's heart, Denali National Park. Along the way, we ... Read more from my Alaska Cruise and Denali story.
Croatia is one of Europe's hidden gems. Blessed with a great climate, crystal clear waters, a burgeoning wine industry, and miles of undeveloped beaches, a visit to Croatia offers something for everyone! Croatia is also a great add-on to an Italian vacation or Mediterranean cruise.
I had the opportunity to spend two ... Read more from my Croatian Coastal Cruise & Bosnia story.
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!
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!
The Trip of a Lifetime, that Exceeded our Expectat
It was a delight helping you put together this trip, and I’m so pleased you enjoyed it so much!
A Well-Planned Trip
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourselves!
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!
Amazing Greece and 4 day Agean Cruise
It is a pleasure to work with you!
Trip of a Lifetime That Exceeded our Expectations!
Ted made our trip happen!
It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to helping you plan your next overseas trip!