About Smitty

Susan-PriceHello and welcome to my site!

In today’s fast paced world, some people think travel agents no longer exist or are necessary – but we do and we are necessary! In fact, there have been recent articles stating that there is more demand for travel agents now than in the past few years.

I am more of a Cruise Specialist than a travel agent – I help people create memories on cruises! Cruises are my passion – that is what I know, what I stay up on and that is how I can help you! And of course I can also handle the air and pre- and post- cruise activities also.

My first cruise was in 1991. Since then I have logged in over 35 cruises, spent over 250 days at sea, and experienced the food and service of 12 different cruise lines.

Some of them were ocean cruises and some were river cruises, but the bottom line is that with all of this experience, I am able to help you make more intelligent choices when you book YOUR cruise.

When I go on a cruise, I was (and still am) continually amazed at some of the things fellow passengers do NOT know about cruising and how to fully enjoy them! So in 2006, I went into the industry so I could share my experiences with you, so YOU don’t have to spend the time (and money) learning.

I am also an Accredited Cruise Counsellor with CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association-for more info click on that link) and continually training with individual cruise lines to keep up on the many things that go on in this amazing fast-paced industry.

My clients are first time cruisers, seasoned cruisers, groups of folks celebrating milestone events, family reunions, bachelorette parties … and everything in between (be sure to visit my pages of Testimonials!)

One of my strong points is that I know how to ‘listen.’ Having been a wedding coordinator for nine years and the obituary editor for our local paper for seven years, I DO know how to shut up and just ‘listen’ to you and ‘hear’ what is important to you, by what you say … AND what you don’t say!

For me to truly help you with your cruise questions, please take just a few minutes and fill out the short questionnaire found on my Travel Favorites page – there you will find a handful of questions that will help me learn how YOU like to travel. This is how I’ll be able to recommend trips I honestly think are appropriate for YOU – NOT what is necessarily on sale that week…

I hope you enjoy my website and learn a lot about cruising from my Cruising Tips, Travel TipsPacking Tips and  Glossary pages, and PLEASE be sure to rate the tip too!

If you’re looking for a cruise, check out my Resources page, with links to many cruise lines and their current promotions. I also hope you sign up for Priceless Cruising updates through my Contact page or sign up for my nesletter, so you can continue to learn about this fun industry. Then, when you’re ready for that cruise, give me a chance to earn your business, also through my Contact page. You’ve got NOTHING to lose and a Priceless Cruise to gain!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy … Priceless Cruising!!!

Smitty