ABOUT US

 

The Viking® featured Rivers and Ocean Cruises™ brand & Two Savvy Travelers™are part of our Travel Direct family. They a national top sales leader. This opens doors for you, as we have exclusive access to special promotions, unique finds, private deals, and a wealth of information you will need to know, before you go. At the Viking® featured website : Rivers and Ocean Cruises™, [800.365.1445] you also hear from other like-minded river cruise travelers, whose discoveries you can read about in the pages of guest comments and reviews.
Find out what fellow guests have to say about their journeys with Viking. Or learn more about Viking ships and read the reviews through our co-branded Viking Cruises® website. For example, "The most wonderful experience! Great accommodations. The staff were so gracious, friendly and helpful; they treated us like we were so important. Remembering our names was exceptional. Tour guides were fun! They made each exploration special and they were careful to make sure we all got to and from our excursions with nobody left behind. Also meeting new friends from other countries made the trip even more fun. I am eager to go on another. We highly recommend Viking for any cruise you may want. They are premium"  


Get more from your cruise vacation.

Raye & Marty Trencher : Two Savvy Travelers™ offers you exclusive opportunities to help you plan every travel opportunity with Viking Cruises by air, land, and sea. Get advice you can trust from certified travel advisors Air, Land & Sea Vacations. You name it. We do it!


Experience & Expertise
Let us help you plan the perfect Viking Cruises vacation
We are part of an exclusive group of travel planners who are recognized by Viking Cruises as Certified Viking Master River & Ocean Cruise Experts, and a Viking Specialist earning that distinction for our unique qualifications and knowledge as River & Ocean Cruise planning professionals. No one knows Viking River & Ocean Cruising like we do.  From planning to packing,  discount rates to departure dates, and where and what to see, everything you need to know about Viking's River & Ocean Cruises. Call us at 800.365.1445 for free help and planning advice
Ready to start planning your next travel experience? 
 

Talk To us.
Are you looking for advice and expertise from a travel & destination expert, from travel advisors who are subject matter experts and specialists in Viking river & ocean cruise travel. We'll listen to you and understanding your unique preferences and interests, we'll share our "been there-done-that" destination expertise and help you curate a journey that's tailored made specifically for your wants and needs.  We know you're looking for the ultimate value, and we know you want a
professional to handle all the details, so you'll travel with confidence. You know, savvy travelers turn to trusted experts for advice and expertise.  That expertise plays out through all stages of the process, from expediting planning to providing a higher level of service and knowledge. For example, according to Travel Weekly's Consumer Travel Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of all travelers who use travel agents find those agents online. The majority are searching for travel agents who demonstrate expertise in the area of the travelers interest.
For some, the decision about who to do business with is easy.  Even though we created websites that set the scene to help build excitement and desire for travel, people want more. People want to read about our background, our passion and our extensive experience traveling throughout the world. 18 years ago, we fell in love with cruise travel, and we wanted to share our first-hand experiences with everyone. And so we offer personally curated cruise packages, many of which are based on our own experience.
 

We know you have choices, so why choose us?
Take advantage of our first hand "been there-done-that" knowledge, recommendations and experience. Our service begins with putting a personality and a face, a real knowledgeable well-traveled cruise expert, not an order-taker, behind the phone line. Chances are that we've been where you want to go and, our local knowledge is second to none. We help you sort through all your options to make informed decisions about what to do and when. We assure you receive the very best value and all the bonus extras available, no matter your bucket list or budget.
✓  We have access to the best deals and biggest discounts, special offers and the perks you want. Perks like free cabin upgrades, onboard credits, special amenities and more.
✓  We know you lead a busy life, so we help manage the many and important details. We recommend memorable shore excursions and land adventures.
We Provide advice and support before, during and after your trip. We build dream vacations, Not orders: Understand that we're not a something-dot-com just taking orders.
✓  You never pay fees for our services or expertise - even the phone call is free!
✓  There are no hidden fees, no pressure, no time line. You can call us, ask all your questions, get the answers, with never an obligation to book. We'll help you save on your vacation with some of the best deals and travel tips around. We'll help you avoid any costly mistakes so you can focus on making and sharing memories, long after your trip is over.
✓  We don't just provide information.  We share with you a wealth of insight, insider tips, expertise and true inspiration.

Certified Viking River & Ocean Cruise Experts
Meet Raye and Marty Trencher, who are part of an exclusive group of travel planners who are recognized by Viking as Certified River & Ocean Cruise Experts, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as river cruise planning
professionals. No one knows River & Ocean Cruising like they do. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, and where and what to see, everything you need to know about River Cruises including Europe's Danube River, Rhine, Main, Elbe & Moselle, France & Portugal's Seine River, The Saône and Rhône Rivers, The Dordonge, Garonne and Gironde Rivers, The Douro River, China's Yangtze River, The Russian River System, The Mekong River for Vietnam & Cambodia +Thailand & Myanmar.  And, everything you need to know about Ocean Cruises including ports of call in the Baltics & Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America, Cuba, Bermuda, and Alaska. In addition, they have completed certification courses earning the following accolades: • Viking Master Cruise Expert • Viking River Cruises Danube River Specialist • Viking River Cruises Rhine, Main, Elbe & Moselle River Specialist • Viking River Cruises France & Portugal Specialist • Viking River Cruises China Specialist • and Viking River Cruises Russia Specialist. Give them a call today at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice.


 

Our Commitment To You
Technology, innovation, social interaction, and lots of news and information have always been at the heart of what the internet is all about. However, we believe that personalized service tops them all.
So, when it comes to service, we're committed to doing the very best we can for your entire planning and booking experience.
Our commitment to every guest:
 Respect your time.
We created a proactive and personalized service platform, with Certified Rivers and Ocean Cruise Experts, you can actual converse with over the phone. Unlike others, who have call centers staffed with uninformed and untrained order takers. Frankly, speaking with us and sharing our insights, expertise, and experiences with you is the best way to communicate. Call us toll-free at 800.365.1445. Have that conversation, it will be time well spent.
 Simplify your experience.
Providing our guests with helpful information with direct connections to our Rivers and Ocean cruise line partners. No need to waste time and energy browsing back and forth all over the internet.
✓  Make the experience the best possible
From our travel offerings to our people, we're committed to delivering the best experience possible, so you can do more on your vacation and enjoy more of what you love when you get there.
Ready to start planning your next travel experience?

Talk to us.
Cruise travelers have thousands of advisors to choose from. Why should you choose us among all the others? Simply said, it's our knowledge, expertise and passion in everything we say and do for clients.  If you love what you're doing in life, clients recognize that. Call us at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice. Take all the time you want. Ask all your questions. And even if you don't book with us, we're still happy to share of travel experiences with you. Speak to one of our Certified Master Viking River & Ocean Cruise Experts to discuss your dream "bucket list" vacation. 


 

REQUEST A PRICE QUOTE
To request a free no-obligation price quote,
Find : All Viking River Cruises & Ocean Cruises

Then : Click on the appropriate link to the cruise you want

and you will find the "Request a Quote"  link or
pull down menu, when you review the cruise itinerary, sailing dates and rates.
Then : fill out a very short form
and you've begun to plan your Viking River Cruise
.

You can also order a free brochure, or find other resources.
To make a reservation, or get answers to your questions,
just call us at 800.365.1445

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Take Advantage Of Our Experience & Expertise

Since 1999, our staff has immersed themselves in extraordinary places all around the world, traveling extensively in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, Mediterranean, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia, all the way to China and Southeast Asia, even Alaska!  They have spent time exploring the world's culture that draws from many lands, languages and peoples and investigated all the most popular river and ocean cruise destinations, such as Europe; including Germany, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Serbia and Romania plus towns in Croatia and Bulgaria, to name a few.
They are well educated and knowledgeable about the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, where you can view Europe's most icon landmarks, passing elegant castles, emerald vineyards and cultural capitals along the way.

At River & Ocean Cruise Vacations, we present some of the most authentic and meaningful travel experiences as you travel by river, allowing you to dock right in the heart of both historic cities and quaint villages.  On a river cruise you’ll gain a unique perspective of a land and its people.

Now, River Cruises don't offer elaborate production shows, don't have a casino. There's no big promenade shopping mall, no midnight buffet, nor any waterslides, ice skating rinks or rock climbing walls.

River Cruises do transport you " back in time" to visit the people, places and events, where Europe, Russia and China's rich history comes alive in hundred's of historic sites, classical cities and towns. All the while, enjoying a river cruise ship's modern comfort, cuisine and included onshore excursions and activities. If you prefer an ocean cruise with elegant, serene ship ambience, more time in each port and an inclusive experience with exquisite dining and thoughtfully curated shore excursions, consider a Viking Ocean Cruise.

Take a moment and give our Viking Master Rivesr & Ocean Cruise Experts a call. Ask all your questions. Take all the time you need to discover the most convenient way to see the world. This is cruising on an intimate scale, with a personal touch. On a river cruise, you’ll meander along at the easy pace of the river: Sloping vineyards, storybook villages and hilltop castles mark your progress through Europe’s great waterways . . . China’s towering Three Gorges usher you along the mighty Yangtze . . . riverside temples and pagodas guide you through the ancient civilizations and verdant countryside of the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers of Southeast Asia. All this, and you’ll unpack your bags just once. Welcome aboard one of Viking River Cruises deluxe ships - for an unforgettable journey enriched by knowledgeable local guides, activities and excursions that immerse you in the culture, and fine regional wines and cuisine.

We are eager to share our own "been there, done that" River & Ocean Cruise travel experiences that we hope will inspire that thirst within you for discovery and a passion for the wonders of the Caribbean Europe, Russia and China and beyond!

The strength of our service is our certified river cruise travel experts' experience. Our staff are some of the best River & Ocean Cruise experts in their fields: sharing their in-depth knowledge as well as the intimate perspective of their own travel experiences to draw a more complete picture of river and ocean cruising and places you can explore.


 

 


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Small Ship Group Experts

Ask about our mini-group rates for as few as 3 cabins! 800.365.1445

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Viking River Cruises : Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. Designed to get your friends, and family group closer to your destination.. Inventive and innovative, award-winning Viking ships, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. Viking Longships have set the standard in river cruising: these intimate vessels have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity for your group of family or friends  to comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination—where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship.