Bob Shaffer

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Bob Shaffer
Bob Shaffer Sr. Travel Advisor
Cruise & Travel Experts
Hickory, NC 28601
United States


10:00 AM to 8 PM Monday-Friday
10:00 AM to 4 PM Saturday
Noon to 4 PM Sunday

Travel Interests:

  • Small Ship Cruising
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • European Culture
  • Adventure Travel
  • Groups
  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury Travel
  • Independent Travel

Destination Specialist:

  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain

Certified Expert:

Customizing leisure travel experiences for couples, families and small groups with an emphasis on Western and Southern European itineraries is my principal focus. I also specialize in low-impact adventure travel, small luxury ocean cruises and European river cruises. In addition, our eight travel counselors provide complete travel services for couples and groups seeking cruise travel, family travel, romance travel, faith-based travel and special needs travel.

As a boutique travel service, we have built relationships with travel partners on four continents and have carefully selected agent colleagues who share my passion for travel and a desire to serve clients with respect and integrity.

I personally have traveled in 70 countries on six continents and taken nearly 50 cruises on rivers and oceans around the world. Understanding the world of leisure travel, as well as your travel objectives, is vital to exceeding your needs and desires. It’s also how I create special travel experiences for each of my clients.

“Thank you for all you did to create our great Alaskan Adventure. We had a great time, saw/experienced tons!”

T. C. ‒ North Carolina
“I want to thank you for all of your help in planning our travel to Venice and Milan. Everything worked wonderfully! I am most appreciative of your service and travel wisdom.”
H. J. ‒ North Carolina
“The trip and the experience at the Buccelletti Estate was amazing. I know that my mom expressed her thanks for all your help and recommendations and I would like to add my thanks. I hope that the families looking to visit the Tuscany region will enjoy their trip as much as we did.”
D. G. – New Jersey
“Thanks for a great conference (Seminar at Sea) . . . it exceeded everything I could have imagined.”
D. Z. ‒ Ohio
“Thank you for being such a personable host on the cruise. I understand why your groups love you!”
T. R. ‒ South Carolina
“Thank you for assisting my mother in putting our trip together. You and your team in Italy did a fantastic job. It was very special for my mother and everyone enjoyed it. Personally, I would love to return to that property to get to know Tuscany even more intimately.”
H. S. ‒ New Jersey

“Thank you for making the trip of a lifetime possible.”

L.R. - North Carolina