Benefits of using a travel agent

Do you think you are saving money by booking your own vacations?

Well, think again! Usually when you book your vacation online, you are paying for service that you will not receive?

How is that?, you say. Well, let me explain: unless a travel agent charges a planning fee, which I will only do in special circumstances, the price you pay for your vacation is usually the same whether you book through me (a travel agent), the cruise lines, or an online web site etc.

Travel agents receives a commission from the vendor (cruise line, tour operator, hotel etc.) and guess what? the web site you use get paid a commission as well. The difference is the service you will receive.

Will your online website work hard on your behalf to find that perfect destination at a great price? Will they spend hours trying to re-schedule flights when things go wrong? or call the resort you have chosen to arrange for a birthday party and a photographer?

I will! and that is just a couple of things I will do for you.

I take pride in my work, and my business depends on it!

10 Reasons to use a Travel Agent:

  1. Save time! I do all the work.
  2. Less risky! We only use reputable & financially sound vendors.
  3. Professional help. Someone to call in case of trouble.
  4. Savings! We have access to special discounts and amenities not advertised.
  5. No added fees! (except in special circumstances)
  6. Access to industry expertise.
  7. Personalized service.
  8. Assistance with "Special Needs" passengers.
  9. Help with group bookings - family reunions, girls get-aways, etc.
  10. Supports a small, local business instead of ?????

What my clients are saying:

Going to Jamaica Saturday for a week.... Can't wait! Our 10th anniversary, doesn't seem like that long :) Thanks Lene for booking everything for us and making it so easy! I have told all my friends what a great job you did for us so maybe you'll get some other business out of it. I'll post a big thank you on FB too if that is ok with you :)

Karen & Buddy Case

Hey there, we are BACK..... What an amazing trip...everything was perfect...the stops in Madrid and Barcelona and the cruise... the suite was fantastic...and the excursions, unbelievable...the two we booked thru you, were the best. Thanks for your help, you did an amazing job....

Linda & John Ratigan

Good evening Lene -

We are back from a great trip and already missing Italy. We had a great time and just wanted to give you the information of how everything went. Once we get our finances back in order, we'll let you know when we want to tackle southern Italy. :)

Thanks for everything Lene! You planned a great trip for us.

Trent and Angela Beeman

Lene, thank you for all your have done to assist us with two wonderful vacations: a river cruise in Europe in the summer of 2012 and a Coastal California cruise in the spring of 2013. We really appreciate your in-depth knowledge, great responsiveness, willingness to go out of your way to research questions we have and your ability to gather information and reach networks that help us plan great vacations. Yes, we are demanding and do our travel planning mostly on weekends, but you have always been responding in a very timely fashion (you seem to work all hours) and always with a smile when we say '...and oh, just one more thing, could you also check out..' Both vacations were great trips where we experienced no issues due to thorough planning. We will come back for future trips and look forward to working with you on planning our next, big adventure.

Kristin & Keith Hirt


We're back and we had a fabulous time!!! I want to thank you so much for making this trip a very smooth process for us. We got your thank you card and I just want to say, you are a true professional. We look forward to booking future trips with you. Thank you again for all your hard work and attention to ensure a great vacation for us!!!

Joanne & Tom Brady

Hi, thank you so much for checking on me and extending the reservation. We actually had to go stay with my mother in law at the last minute and were not connected to the outside world. I feel so fortunate to have found you - I think you are wonderful.

Tianne Wade



Cruise and Resorts 4U, a Cruise Planners franchise, is fully licensed, bonded and insured. We are members of CLIA (Cruise Line International Assoc.) NACOA (National Assoc. of Cruise Only Agencies), and ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents).

My Promise to You:

is that I will put my heart and soul into planning your special vacation, focusing on your individual interests, needs, dreams and budget. My goal will always be to exceed your expectations while planning your vacation. I want to make your vacation as relaxing and fun as possible, without all the work involved in finding the best destination and value for your dream vacation.

All you have to do is pack your suitcase and enjoy ...........