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Anna Aey-Fort Worth,TX

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SMALL SHIP CRUISING - ADVENTURE OR LUXURY OR BOTH

I am often asked what the difference is between a "mass market" cruise and a "small ship cruise". Today's very large ships which have a capacity for thousands of people at a time and are like small cities is what most people associate with cruising. But there is a whole other world of cruising out there, that of small ships. By virtue of their enormous size, many interesting places are off limits to a mega-ship simply because their large size prohibits them from the ability to navigate safely in certain harbors.


The small ship experience is very different. You may be able to visit places you've never been to before, and experience a variety of things not available on a mainstream cruiseline or ship.


Generally speaking, the small ship experience is either more adventurous or more deluxe than a traditional cruise, or possibly both.


Some well known small ship cruise lines are Azamara, Windstar, Seabourn, Silversea, Ponant and Un-Cruise Adventures. Also in the small ship category are Viking River, AMA River, Avalon and other river cruises.


Each of these lines has its own personality and depending on what your expectations are, I can help you understand the differences. For adventure I'd recommend Un-Cruise Adventures and for sheer luxury I'd recommend Silversea or Seabourn. Let me help you select your perfect cruise, whether you're looking for luxury, adventure, mega-ship, or river cruise, I can use my expertise to guide you.

My Reviews

12 of 20 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime
Terrific at scheduling the transportation in England and Scotland. Prebooked trains, ferries, and private drivers were excellent. Helped us plan a trip of a lifetime.
By  James  from  Avon Lake, OH
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 35 people found this review helpful
European Family Vacation
Anna is a wonderful travel agent who is highly professional, provides outstanding service and loves to share her travel knowledge. We have worked with her on multiple vacations and will continue to do so in the future. Most recently, Anna worked with us on a rather complicated family trip. It involved travel to several European countries with a separate itinerary for our college-aged son which permitted us to meet up on the weekends. She created a travel experience that was unforgettable. Initially, she took the time to listen to my wishes, our budget, the dates that worked for my family and how and where we wanted to travel. She did all of the legwork - booking multiple air, train and auto travel as well as hotel rooms - which made for a fantastic, worry-free trip. She made great suggestions and recommendations on what to see and do, much of it based on her personal experiences. She really seems to love her job and genuinely enjoys crafting a trip that exceeds your expectation
By  Weiss5Fam  from  Canfield, OH
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 35 people found this review helpful
The Trip We Planned for Years
Anna was knowledgeable and courteous. She had great tips to make our vacation wonderful, and she patiently answered our hundreds of questions. We will be taking another large trip in a couple years, and we fully plan to use her again!
By  tracyjack7  from  Willowick, OH
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 18 people found this review helpful
Anniversary Trip to England and Scotland
During our initial conference call, we outlined the cities we planned to visit and the major activities for each. We also outlined our preferences for hotel location, type and cost. Anna’s choices were exactly the type and price we would select ourselves had we but known of their existence. As requested, access to transit and key landmarks were simple.

She also assisted in obtaining reserving/paying for a rental car, tours and train tickets. The train reservations, etc. had overwhelmed us as there are many different lines and possible routes. Anna was able to make sense of the time tables and which would get us where we wanted to be in a timely manner and via a sensible route. She provided us with options that enabled us to make plans as the trip developed without being pinned to a specific departure or arrival time. Much more relaxing.

The value of her services was far beyond their minimal cost. We will definitely use Anna again and recommend her to you.
By  DianeT123  from  Folsom CA
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Anna Aey responded:
Thank you for your kind words, Diane. I enjoyed working with you on your trip to Great Britain and I hope we work together again soon. Thanks, Anna

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11 of 20 people found this review helpful
Could not be more satisfied
Anna is consistently the consummate professional in her dealings with us. She handles all of our cruise vacation arrangements and we could not be more satisfied
By  Lee  from  Canfield, OH
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Bermuda
  • Panama
  • Europe
  • St. Lucia

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Eco-Tourism

Top Travel Partners:

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures

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