(26 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Anna Aey

Canfield, OH
An Independent Agent with WorldVia in Albertville, MN
Great Britian - My Home - My Specialty

Great Britain is an exciting place to visit encompassing history, culture, sights, theatre, beautiful gardens, gorgeous countryside, and pristine city streets. The things people recognize about Great Britain are numerous: Big Ben, the Tower of Lon...
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SMALL SHIP CRUISING - ADVENTURE OR LUXURY OR BOTH

I am often asked what the difference is between a "mass market" cruise and a "small ship cruise". Today's very large ships which have a capacity for thousands of people at a time and are like small cities is what most people associate with cruising. But there is a whole other world of cruising out there, that of small ships. By virtue of their enormous size, many interesting places are off limits to a mega-ship simply because their large size prohibits them from the ability to navigate safely in certain harbors.


The small ship experience is very different. You may be able to visit places you've never been to before, and experience a variety of things not available on a mainstream cruiseline or ship.


Generally speaking, the small ship experience is either more adventurous or more deluxe than a traditional cruise, or possibly both.


Some well known small ship cruise lines are Azamara, Windstar, Seabourn, Silversea, Ponant and Un-Cruise Adventures. Also in the small ship category are Viking River, AMA River, Avalon and other river cruises.


Each of these lines has its own personality and depending on what your expectations are, I can help you understand the differences. For adventure I'd recommend Un-Cruise Adventures and for sheer luxury I'd recommend Silversea or Seabourn. Let me help you select your perfect cruise, whether you're looking for luxury, adventure, mega-ship, or river cruise, I can use my expertise to guide you.

My Reviews

19 of 35 people found this review helpful
Could not be more satisfied
Anna is consistently the consummate professional in her dealings with us. She handles all of our cruise vacation arrangements and we could not be more satisfied
By  Lee  from  Canfield, OH
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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18 of 34 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime
Terrific at scheduling the transportation in England and Scotland. Prebooked trains, ferries, and private drivers were excellent. Helped us plan a trip of a lifetime.
By  James  from  Avon Lake, OH
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
The kind of trip that will always stay with you.
Anna is a pleasure to deal with. She takes the time to get to know her clients and their preferences and then matches a perfect experience for you. Everything worked out perfectly. I have always been an advocate of using travel agents and Anna is the best I have even worked with.
By  RobG  from  New York
Traveled to  Iceland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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16 of 31 people found this review helpful
Anniversary Trip to England and Scotland
During our initial conference call, we outlined the cities we planned to visit and the major activities for each. We also outlined our preferences for hotel location, type and cost. Anna’s choices were exactly the type and price we would select ourselves had we but known of their existence. As requested, access to transit and key landmarks were simple.

She also assisted in obtaining reserving/paying for a rental car, tours and train tickets. The train reservations, etc. had overwhelmed us as there are many different lines and possible routes. Anna was able to make sense of the time tables and which would get us where we wanted to be in a timely manner and via a sensible route. She provided us with options that enabled us to make plans as the trip developed without being pinned to a specific departure or arrival time. Much more relaxing.

The value of her services was far beyond their minimal cost. We will definitely use Anna again and recommend her to you.
By  DianeT123  from  Folsom CA
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Anna Aey responded:
Thank you for your kind words, Diane. I enjoyed working with you on your trip to Great Britain and I hope we work together again soon. Thanks, Anna

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15 of 29 people found this review helpful
Wonderful to work with
Anna Aey was wonderful to work with- She made sure that all the details of our trip were thought of and taken care of. We had a wonderful time in Paris and are so thankful we worked with such a thorough travel expert.
By  Audrey  from  Spring Grove,IL
Traveled to  Paris ~ France ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Bermuda
  • Panama
  • Europe
  • St. Lucia

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Eco-Tourism

Top Travel Partners:

  • Azamara
  • Windstar Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures

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