Our Team 2018-07-09T15:07:21+00:00

Our Travel Experts

Michelle Boots, Cruise Expert

Phone: 877-442-5659

Meeting new people and hearing about their life experiences is Michelle’s favorite part of being a trusted travel expert. She loves working with all different types of clientele, offering them suggestions to make their travel plans runs seamlessly.  She understands details are very important in making her clients happy, and it is essential to her to get them right.

Michelle has been in the cruise industry for 30 years. She started off as a receptionist and quickly worked her way up to a Cruise Consultant.  She has traveled extensively to Mexico, Alaska, and the Caribbean and has been on a Mediterranean cruise voyage. She is knowledgeable of most cruise lines, and has had the opportunity to sail aboard Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, and Silversea. Michelle loves the Caribbean and learning about the history of Europe.

Michelle looks forward to helping you plan your next cruise or tour!

 

Cruise Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Mediterranean
  • South America

Travel Specialist:

  • World Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • River Cruising
  • Beach Vacations
  • Land Tours
  • Group Travel

Travel Certifications:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Seabourn Academy
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises Academy

Bonnie Childs, Cruise Expert

Phone: 877-442-5659

Bonnie’s favorite part of her job is planning the perfect cruise for luxury clients and their families, and she enjoys escorting trips and meeting new people all over the world. She has been selling luxury cruises and tours for over 29 years. What cruise lines and tour companies top her list? Silversea, Crystal, Regent, Seabourn, Windstar and Tauck Tours

Having been to Australia and New Zealand two times, it is a destination Bonnie would love to repeat. Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland are also on Bonnie’s bucket list. One of her most memorable cruises was through the British Isles which took her to the Orkney Islands where her paternal grandmother grew up. On a different journey, she also visited her German grandfather’s home in Germany and met many relatives prior to the river cruise. Bonnie hopes to learn about her Finnish side of the family combined with a Baltic cruise in the future. She finds that many of her clients are interested in ancestry and she would love to help coordinate a cruise that visits their homeland on the same journey.

She has sailed on three European river cruises, two in Germany, and one Tulip Time cruise and she enjoys helping clients discover and plan river cruise vacations. Other destinations Bonnie has relished visiting include South America, the Mediterranean, Norway, Baltic including St. Petersburg and Moscow, Israel, Croatia, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea, Egypt and the Suez Canal, and the Panama Canal. Bonnie is excited to take Rocky Mountaineer (Banff to Calgary on April 29, 2018) and host a Cunard ancestry cruise in November 2018. Bonnie looks forward to sharing her passion for luxury cruising with you!

Cruise Expert:

  • South America
  • Mediterranean – Several times
  • Norway
  • Baltic including St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Australia and New Zealand 1999 and 2008
  • Israel 2012
  • Croatia 2014
  • Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea on Crystal Symphony 2015
  • Egypt and Suez Canal 2012
  • Panama Canal

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Tauck Tours – Tauck Academy Certified Agent 2015
  • Family Cruise Vacations
  • Ancestry Cruises/Trips
  • Silversea, Crystal, Regent, Seabourn and Windstar are my favorite cruise lines.

Travel Certifications:

  • Tauck Academy Certified Agent
  • Seabourn Academy
  • Accredited Cruise Counsellor
  • Vancouver Specialists Program 2018

Debra Dickerson, Cruise Expert

Phone: 877-442-5659

Debra loves to hear the excitement from her clients of what they got to do on a trip she had planned. She enjoys working with people who have a sense of humor and like to go out of the box a bit and do things with more adventure.

Having been in the travel industry for over 26 years, Debra is extremely knowledgeable of destinations around the world and how to match her clients with the best vacation options for them. Her priority is making sure they have everything set before they leave so they have nothing to worry about but to have a good time.

Debra sells a lot of world cruises, adventure/expedition cruises and Alaska cruise tours. She has been to Alaska about every other year for the last 15 years, and has been a frequent traveler to Hawaii, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She also visits Disneyland with her daughter and skis at Whistler, British Columbia at least once a year.

Her favorite part of traveling is meeting people from different cultures around the world and seeing how they live. Debra looks forward to helping you plan your next adventure.

Destination Expert:

  • Norway
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • BC Canada
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Mexico

Travel Specialist:

  • World Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • River Cruises
  • Skiing & Winter Sports
  • Family Vacations
  • Beach Vacations
  • Disney – all aspects

Travel Certifications/Awards:

  • Top Sales Person in Northwest for Tauck
  • Top Sales Agent for Several Years

Mary Ellsworth, Cruise Expert

Phone: 877-442-5659

Mary loves finding the perfect vacation fit for her clients to help them take away special memories. She loves building relationships with all types of clients such as luxury, groups, families, singles and both new and experienced travelers.

Mary is known for being persistent in helping her clients find availability when it seems impossible and feels rewarded when they come home thrilled with their experience. She is a seasoned cruise professional with over 25 years in the travel industry.  Her passion for travel was built by working with tour companies, hotels and cruise lines prior to joining Cruise and Travel Experts.

She specializes in selling grand voyages, world cruises, luxury and family travel and is extremely knowledgeable about traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.  A few of her favorite spots include Hawaii, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Australia & New Zealand. Mary looks forward to helping your travel dreams come true!

Cruise Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Central America (Costa Rica)
  • Asia
  • South Pacific
  • European River Cruises

Travel Specialist:

  • Grand Voyages
  • World Cruises
  • Luxury Travel
  • Family Travel
  • River Cruises

Travel Certifications/Awards:

  • Top 2, 3 or 4 Sales Agent for Past 12 Years
  • SEA Award (Sales Excellence Achievement)

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