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In 2013, Washingtonian Magazine named Cruise Vacations Intl  to their list of  " Best Agents in Town ".

Industry veteran Patty Perry started Cruise Vacations 25 years ago as a cruise-only franchise, and it has evolved into a team of travel professionals that can curate a trip on any of the seven continents.  Still based in its original location in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC, Cruise Vacations encompasses much more than only cruises--we have planned many honeymoons, family reunions, special anniversary and birthday trips, romantic getaways and memorable family vacations to countless places around the globe.  

Cruise Vacations Intl is a member agency of  Virtuoso,  the leading luxury travel network in the world.  The Virtuoso organization includes more than 340 agencies with 8,900 elite Advisors in 20 countries throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.  Travelers who use a Virtuoso Advisor get access to more than 1,300 of the world’s premier travel providers, as well as exclusive hotel and cruise benefits, services, experiences, and products.

Clients have been trusting Cruise Vacations with their dream trips of a lifetime because of our unparalleled customer service, travel expertise and professionalism.  We respect our clients and their budgets, and do our utmost to deliver the travel experience that our clients are seeking.  We have a 24 hour travel emergency hotline and one staffer is always on call.  We pride ourselves on always going the extra mile for our clients.  But don't just take our word for it, check out our client testimonials!

We invite you to contact us today to plan YOUR dream trip!

5 Reasons why you should use a Travel Advisor

Ever type "Mediterranean Cruise" into your search engine, only to come up with over 2,000 search results? How do you filter all this information? How do you know which one is right for you? An experienced agent can save you time by vetting dozens or hundreds of options to provide you with a manageable amount that align with your needs and wants. And the best part--no stress for you!

Your going to get more value for your money using an Advisor. We are paid by suppliers, and unless there is an upfront ticketing fee or planning and research fee, our services come at no extra charge to you. We can secure special rates for hotels and services. Often, we know about promotions even before they are released to the consumer. Virtuoso has a 24/7 Air Desk with excellent negotiated rates for several air classes of service that are always better than what a person can get on their own online.

A Virtuoso Travel Advisor has access to the world's top hotels and resorts. Through your Advisor, you will enjoy preferred rates and availability, and breakfast for two daily during your stay. If available, you will also get a room upgrade and early check-in and late checkout. And finally, you will receive an exclusive Virtuoso amenity to make your stay even more memorable. For Voyager Club cruise sailings, enjoy special excursions that are not available to any other cruise guests. Don't underestimate an Advisor's connections!

We don't just book your trip, we help build your trip. Travel is what we do for a living because we love it, it's our passion. It's what we do all day, every day. We have been to many of the destinations, resorts, off-the beaten path excursions and planned trips to the destinations you want to experience. We have sailed the cruiseships or have been onboard for ship inspections. We also certify in different specialties or destinations such as South Africa specialist, Disney World specialist, etc to help further serve our clients. Our first-hand travel experience, education, and ongoing training make us travel experts who can make sure your trip turns out just the way you want it to.

Your interests are our priority. If anything should go wrong during your trip, such as a flight being cancelled, a missed connection or excursion, you can rely on us to come up with a solution so you don't have to waste your precious vacation time spending hours on your cellphone trying to fix a problem that we could be fixing for you. We are here to handle the logistics so you don't have to.


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