Enjoy Intimate Luxury on a Small Ship Cruise
Up Close and Personal on a Tall Ship Cruise
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?
Contact me to schedule a complimentary planning consultation, and we’ll get started choosing the right option for you!
My Areas of Expertise
Imagine exploring the most beautiful parts of the world on an authentic tall ship cruise. A memory of the distant pass? Nights spent in a teeny cabin? Absolutely not!
Today, sailing enthusiasts, passionate explorers, or the curious traveler can embrace the romance of sailing the world's oceans and marry it with all... Read more from my The Magic of a Tall Ship Cruise story.
The islands of the Caribbean are a popular winter vacation destination. Warm sun, great beaches, and a diverse, vibrant culture put this region at the top of many people's vacation list. Unfortunately, some islands in the Caribbean are suffering from serious overtourism, leading to crowds, a degraded visitor experience, and threats... Read more from my A Different Kind of Caribbean story.
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.
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.
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!
Amazing Greece and 4 day Agean Cruise
It is a pleasure to work with you!
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!
Anniversary Trip to Italy
Thanks for trusting me to plan your Alaskan adventure, and I look forward to the next one!
Trip of a Lifetime That Exceeded our Expectations!
The art and history of Paris and the Rhone River!
I'm glad I was able to help you combine Paris with a river cruise on the Rhone River!
Awesome River Cruise!
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the river cruise!
Great Adventure Down Under
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm glad you had such a great time!
So much fun we didn't want to come home!
It was a delight to work with you, and I look forward to helping with your next voyage!
Amazing First Visit to Italy
It was a delight to work with you, and I’m glad your trip was unforgettable!
An amazing scenic and gastronomic experience
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I'm grateful that you enjoyed the river cruise as well as the Swiss adventure!
It was nice because I have never booked a cruise before and he took care of everything. Will definitely use Ted again for our travel plans again.
I enjoyed working with you, and am so glad you enjoyed your cruise!
A Well-Planned Trip
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourselves!
We had an absolutely wonderful trip!
I'm glad you enjoyed your special anniversary trip!
French Immersion Trip
I'm glad your trip went so well, and it was a pleasure to help make it possible!
I’m glad I was able to help you plan a great trip to France and Spain!
Amazing First Trip To Europe
It was a delight to work with you and help make sure you had such a great trip!
Amazing Mediterranean tour!
It was a pleasure to work with all of you, and I'm glad you found the trip - and your first cruise - so enjoyable!
Showing the Rhein River at its best.
It was a pleasure to help you plan this trip, and join you as the cruise host. I'm glad you both had a great time!
Great family trip
It was a pleasure to work with you!
Ted made our trip happen!
It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to helping you plan your next overseas trip!
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm glad that you found Portugal to be so delightful!
A great trip!
I enjoyed the opportunity to work with you, and look forward to planning your next adventure!
Ted planned our 90day honeymoon trip down under.
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!
Trip exceeded my high expectations.
I'm glad you enjoyed the river cruise, it was a pleasure for me to make it a reality!
Great Experience in France!
Even as seasoned travelers, we would have never found these gems on our own.
Ted is knowledgable, approachable, and added so much to our trip.
We look forward to working with Ted on a Baltic Sea cruise next year.
I enjoyed working with you, and am glad that you enjoyed my recommendations. Looking forward to the next trip!
Trip of a life time!!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your special trip, and look forward to working together again in the future!