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Patty Crichton

Small Ship Cruise Specialist

Helpful, friendly trip planning by a  Boomer for Boomers & their families

I am delighted that I have been awarded top honors by Uncruise Adventures for another year. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our mutual hard work, dedication to exceptional expedition cruises for those who value wildlife and scenery -away from the crowds! 

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Welcome to Alaska and Beyond!


Want to avoid the crowds and still have all the comforts? I arrange luxury and casual small ship cruise vacations for individuals and families, in Alaska and worldwide. I am passionate about the small ships, both adventure/expedition and luxury all-inclusive, for unparalleled access to wildlife and wilderness scenery, away from the crowds...ahhh! And in this time of social distancing, there is no better time to move over into the "small ship camp"!

As a Boomer, and an agent since 1981, I understand your questions and concerns. Allow my experience and professionalism to help plan your best vacation yet!

Did you know there is no extra charge to use a travel professional? You get experience, unbiased recommendations & high level personal service. 
The internet is great, but no point & click website/app can match professional personal travel planning for YOUR special vacation!
And if you call a cruise line direct, you're just getting one perspective on one aspect of your trip. Do you think they know if a different itinerary or cabin or cruise line would be better for YOU? 

I book primarily small expedition ships (20-100 guests ) and mid-sized luxury all-suite lines (200-1000 guests) as well as River Cruises worldwide. Small ship cruising can be as casual or luxurious as you want, whether in Alaska, Antarctica, Costa Rica, or down the Danube.


However, if we don't think you'd enjoy a small ship or budget doesn't allow, I also work with some big ship lines and have access to best rates/amenities. This is YOUR vacation, and I know cruises!


        Is this you?
  • ​Tired of spending hours researching itineraries, ships, prices, etc?

  • ​Overwhelmed by all of the choices; can't tell them apart ?

  • Wanting someone else to handle all of the logistics & paperwork, keep track of payments & deadlines, insurance, and create a revolutionary interactive detailed itinerary and trip planner at no extra cost?

  • Wanting recommendations that you may not have considered?

  • Traveling with a family or group and want someone else to do all the work?

  •  Appreciative of old-fashioned service and high-tech quick responses?


"We cannot believe how lucky we were to find you. You always responded even nights & weekends, and your recommendations for us were spot on. Small ships are the only way to see Alaska! We never could have put something like that together ourselves without your tips- there's so much to know. We had the best vacation ever! Every detail was handled, we LOVED the personalized itinerary you gave us, and everything printed out- a nice surprise compared to our shipmates who booked direct. Thanks Patty, we'll definitely have you handle our next cruise." The Townes, Wrightsville Beach

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