(90 Reviews)
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Diane Michael

High Point, NC
Your River Cruise Expert

Have you always dreamed of indulging in a bratwurst and beer tasting event, or visiting a local winery and sampling the regional fare, or taking an immersive culinary-themed tour that gives a taste of the indigenous cuisine? 

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Luxury and Small Ship Cruise Specialist

Cunard Queen Victoria
Cunard Queen Victoria "Roaring 20's" night

Are you more interested in the architecture of Antoni Gaudi while strolling through the streets of Barcelona or would you prefer to experience the majestic mountains of Montserrat Monastery?

Is it your hearts desire to float lazily down the rivers of Europe while majestic castles rest on the hilltops above and to disembark to experience the local Christmas market and taste the local cuisine?

Luxury Cruises always generate rewarding experiences for my clients. My philosophy on travel is that there are so many varieties of cultures, animals and scenery around the world, we need to take in as much as we can. Cruising provides a way to see an amazing variety over a relatively short vacation time. Luxury cruises, in particular, always seem to exceed my clients’ expectations – and creating happy clients is why I got into travel in the first place.  Cunard, Seabourn, Crystal, Windstar and Regent Seven Seas are among some of the best ocean cruises that I recommend to clients.  Crystal, Tauck, AMA Waterways and Avalon Waterways are some of the best river cruises that I recommend.  It is my responsibility to assist clients with figuring out which cruise is the best one for them.     

The most popular destinations for luxury cruises are Europe, Hawaii and Alaska. With gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and a diverse culture, cruising Hawaii is a top choice on many people’s “bucket” list. But if you’ve never been (or perhaps even if you have), deciding on which island to visit can be a daunting task. One of the best ways to get a taste of the islands is on a Hawaiian cruise. A huge benefit is that you can visit multiple islands in one trip so that on your next trip, you can choose to spend your vacation on your favorite island. There are many options for length of stay and it is easy to find something within your budget. Due to the beauty of Hawaii, a Hawaiian cruise is likely to be the experience of a lifetime.

Cruising Europe provides an easy and exciting way to see the cultures of many different countries in one trip. You’ll unpack once and be able to “see the world” – while returning to your ship for amazing cuisine and onboard nightlife every night. The smaller lines, such as Avalon Waterways, provide a more intimate high-end experience, with unique itineraries, outstanding service and gourmet quality food. Whether sailing the oceans surrounding the European countries or the rivers that run through them, I’ve yet to have a client that didn’t think that cruises were an ideal way to see the countries of Europe.

Alaska is one of my favorite destinations in general. An Alaskan cruise never disappoints! It can be an amazing way to see the glaciers and coastline, as well as travel in luxury (heated pools, elegant accommodations and more). Alaskan cruise ships often afford you the chance to see wildlife and marine life, whether from the ship or an excursion. I never get tired of watching the whales! What often provides the best experience for travelers is to do what’s called a “cruise tour”, combining the cruise with a land tour. There are a variety of cruise lines that provide cruise tours, as well as different lengths of vacation travelers can opt for when cruising to Alaska.

I’ve done a great deal of research and selected some top cruise lines for which to receive special training and have acquired the following qualifications: · Cunard Commodore · Seabourn Certified Specialist · Viking River Cruises Master Agent and Regent Seven Seas Luxury Cruise Expert and Avalon Waterways Specialist.  While I have certifications with Cunard, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas and Viking, I also have experience planning cruises with other high-end lines, such as Windstar and Crystal, and am an Accredited Cruise Counselor. I also belong to both IATAN and CLIA.

Throughout the year, there are multitudes of opportunities for discounted cruise fares, onboard credits and reduced deposits for booking. I’m alerted to any opportunity to save money and will pass those savings on to you as I learn of them.

Your vacation is an investment in your memories of tomorrow. Where you go and how you experience it should be considered carefully so those memories will be treasures. Luxury cruises offer an undeniable way to create such an experience.

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Rome & Pompeii
Pompeii Arena
Cunard Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

My Reviews

24 of 37 people found this review helpful
Our Alaska Cruise was fantastic!
We had a great experience with a Diane. She is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We look forward to booking our future travels with her. She’s a real professional!
By  Joyce   from  Winston Salem, NC
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 20 people found this review helpful
Exceptional from beginning to end!
Diane was exceptional to work with from beginning to end. She made our honeymoon experience one of the easiest things that we had to take care of during the wedding planning process. Even when our flights were delayed due to circumstances outside of our control, Diane was available and ready to assist us!
By  Melody  from  Winston-Salem, NC
Traveled to  Grenada ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 19 people found this review helpful
The trip made the Bible come alive
Diane always goes the extra mile to help when we need it.
She is great.
By  Joe  from  Bassett, Va
Traveled to  Israel ~ Middle East
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 21 people found this review helpful
Relaxing Vacation
Diane is always so helpful and fast to get back with information. She always makes sure that we are taken care of and ready to go for our trips.
By  Stef  from  Mocksville, NC
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 14 people found this review helpful
Easy recommendation
We have not went on our cruise yet, however we have no worries about how it will go. Diane has been able to answer all our questions and guide us to booking our dream vacation to Alaska. She has been very patient, attentive and knowledgeable. We have tried previous travel agents closer to our area and were disappointed. Diane is extremely professional and knows her stuff. Thanks again Diane.
By  Andrew   from  Mebane, nc
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Adventure

Top Travel Partners:

  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Cunard Line


  • CTA
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • AMA Waterways Specialist
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Certified Travel Specialist
  • Certified Travel Associate

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