Testimonials & Reviews

We realize that each person, family and holiday are unique from all others. Our team of Cruise & Travel Specialists  focus on what you, your family, or corporate group individually need to make your vacation or event perfect in every way. Our team efficiently manages all of the travel planning choices, meaning you’re on vacation from the minute you begin to think about it. Check out some of our past guest testimonials & reviews and contact us to start planning that next dream vacation!

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Guest Testimonials & Reviews

Testimonials & Reviews

Kathy & Bruce
“I have very much enjoyed working with Laura Dodson for the last several cruise vacations that we have planned. She is highly reliable and attentive to every detail. We had to postpone two trips because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laura made it easy to iron out the details and protect our investment. She has traveled extensively herself, which gives her many insights that she can share with her clients. I thoroughly enjoy making vacation plans with Laura and hope to plan more trips with her in the future.”
K. Weigant
“My husband and I have taken several trips with Laura Dodson and we have been most pleased each time with her arrangements. Two of the trips were designed around dragon boating races for a portion of our dragon boat paddling club. Her knowledge and experience with different cruise lines and tours ensured we had the best experience possible. Her willingness to work with us on a self-driving tour in Iceland, with a company she hadn’t previously worked with, was very helpful since we had never done a trip like this before. Our continuation of this trip on the Danube featured a wonderful cruise line which was even better than the one we originally requested. Her knowledge of different destinations allowed us ample information to make informed decisions about where we wanted to go to make the most of our travel time. We most certainly will travel with her again.”
C & R Waterman

“I first met Laura Dodson a few years ago on a Windstar Cruise. When I decided to go on a Danube River cruise, I contacted Laura. I knew she had first-hand experience on the rivers of Europe.

Laura couldn’t have been more thorough and caring when it came to finding a cruise that would be best for a solo traveler. She worked tirelessly to get me the best flights and cruise including pre and post options. Once Covid-19 canceled out any and all travel, Laura, once again, worked endlessly making sure that my travel plans were taken care of. Laura is available either by phone or email. She is conscientious and always keeps me up to date on what is happening. She is the best travel agent I have ever had.”

Lynda Weisbard
“I have had the pleasure of working with Laura Dodson to arrange a South Pacific cruise on Holland America. Laura has over a decade of first-hand travel expertise and is a hands-on agent. She arranged everything from excursions to special dinners. In addition, she insured that our accommodations were exactly what we asked for. Every detail of our cruise was addressed. You can count on Laura to see that all your cruise requirements are covered, from ticketing to transportation to insurance. She provides a worry-free cruise experience. “
Richard Suffoletto

“Laura Dodson is the finest travel professional we have ever worked with. She is highly professional, knowledgeable, caring, and has wonderful attention to detail. We will not leave home without her. She is a cruise expert; she knows every line, every itinerary, even which staterooms are the best. Ask her about shore excursions too, she knows! Laura Dodson will make your travel experience seamless and memorable. We are proud to call her “ours””

Robert and Dennis Gentry

“I thought I had an excellent travel agent when I lived in CA…that is, until moving to OR and was introduced to Laura thru a mutual friend. Not only is she great at what she does, but deals with her clients in an upbeat manner and an ever-present smile. No matter how busy she gets, each of us is made to feel like we’re the only client she has. In all of my travels over the past few years – both with Laura and on solo cruises – I’ve always been amazed by all of the surprises that take place along the way. She has a special knack for finding unusual places to go and things to see and do, no matter the city. Don’t miss your chance to have an amazing experience – let her plan your next adventure, once we’re all able to again travel to faraway destinations. Wherever you dream of going, Laura can make it happen!”

Paula Book
“We just got back from a magical family vacation to Hawaii! Disney aulani resort and spa was exactly what we needed- Lauren helped us chose the right resort for our budget, availability, and with our kids in mind for a perfect combo of fun and adult relaxation! Lauren took care of all the details and provided a great little app that was key to all of our travel information: flights, airport transfers, dinner reservations, and all the rest of our activities while we were there- no more digging through your email for that confirmation number :) So simple and very convenient-our new favorite way to travel is with this team taking care of all of the arrangements! Cruise, land, you name it- they will take care of everything and offer more options than you knew existed!”
L. Kharif Slezak
Thanks, Beth, for all your special touches and suggestions that made our trip so delightful….well done!!…hard to believe we were walking the streets of Paris a week ago…take care.
J. Burrow

Beth was an absolute pleasure to work with. Besides being extremely knowledgeable of our destinations, she always was efficient with every task we asked of her.  She made our 15 day vacation in the Mediterranean a trip of our lifetime.

Peggy Hoffner

Beth has taken care of all our needs in a professional matter, whether it was a large or small request.

A. DeNault

Ten years ago, my husband and I walked into a business called “Cruise and Travel Specialists”. We were hoping to find someone who might take the mystery out of booking a cruise. Turns out we hit the jackpot that day and we’ve felt the same on numerous cruise planning endeavors ever since.

Cindi & Dave Fooshe

If you are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic travel and cruise consultant you will be so happy to meet Beth at Cruise and Travel Specailists. She is a whiz at planning the perfect holiday and is always ready to help you through the process. Thanks Beth

Vic and Joan Napoli

Beth Schulberg is the one of the most customer service oriented people I know – and I taught customer service skills for over 20 years!  I would recommend Beth’s travel services to anyone who wants to create lifetime memories without the stress.

Kathy G.

Laura; THANK-YOU.. it was awesome All we heard about from other more experienced cruisers was the Eclipse was the BEST boat and the Cruise was the best Itinerary.  We had the time of our lives and we have you to thank for it.

Tony and Chris B.

Beth isn’t just a travel agent, she is a partner on your vacation. We have been on 11 cruises since 2009. Beth has planned them all. Her advice has been invaluable. She has been on most of the cruises you will choose. She will help make your trip the best it can be.

Dan R., Oscoda Township, MI

“Always have a fabulous time, with the great advice Beth gives to line you up with exactly what you’re looking for. Her expertise on cruises is like none other.”

D. V. G. Bequette