I recently went on my first river cruise in November 2021 with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel. It was a wine cruise on the Douro River in Portugal. What a fabulous experience, all the details were handled by our host/agent Chris Baptiste. Had no worries, he took care of it all. From the pre cruise in Lisbon, the cruise details, including flights, all accomplished seamlessly. Enjoyed it so much, going on the Christmas Market Cruise in December (2022) with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel and Chris. Looking forward to another fantastic cruise experience!
As first time cruisers working with Chris and Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel, it made the entire process effortless. From researching cruise lines and itineraries to booking and final travel, we had all our wishes fulfilled! Chris was patient while answering my endless questions and concerns! With his help I now understand all the little oddities and niceties of cruising.
We have travelled extensively with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel for many years and are extremely happy with the services and attention to detail. It has made our cruises more fun and our members enjoy having him with us while traveling.
Fazeli Cellars, Temecula, CA
We have been traveling with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel since 2014, and have booked many wonderful trips through their company. The memories are priceless! Linda and Per are experts in anything to do with the travel industry with years of experience. Their attention to detail and their knowledge are unsurpassed. We highly recommend Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel for all your travel and cruise needs.
I always use Chris and Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel to plan and book my cruises. I’ve found the team to be extremely knowledgeable about the various offerings but also very helpful in planning pre- and post- cruise land extensions. The hotels they have recommended have been excellent and in great locations close to sights and restaurants. I don’t have to work so hard to plan international trips when I can rely upon Blue Ribbon’s expertise and experience!
Linda Nilsen, Best Travel Advisor Ever with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel. She will be your fast favorite number one go to for any travel adventures!!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Chris while planning the AmaWaterways Douro River Cruise in 2021. He is amazingly efficient and very detail oriented and, as a result, he did everything that I needed to do to get ready for that cruise. He even arranged to be on the same flight with me because he knew I was apprehensive about changing flights in JFK International Airport. The most amazing characteristic Chris possesses is that he never gets stressed or angry when difficult situations occur. In short, I would describe Chris as being very perceptive and task oriented. He is determined to provide the best service possible to his clients as well as to Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel.
San Diego, CA
Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel delivers "5 Star" service and "5 Star vacations". We have been on several cruises arranged and hosted by Per and Linda. We truly enjoy the personal services Per and Linda provide. We have recommended them to family and friends too! That is a testimony to how great of personal service Per and Linda provide. We have two more vacations reserved with them this year and ready to start booking some more for next year!!
Whether we’re planning a grand voyage or a last minute get-away, Jami takes care of us with wonderful and instant attention! We’re always thrilled with the details she handles. From the day we start dreaming of another adventure to the moment we get back home from the journey, she’s making sure everything goes smoothly. We love having Jami as our Travel Advisor. She truly seems like a dear friend who just wants to make sure we have a marvelous vacation.
Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel handled my Duoro River cruise in late 2021. My contact and host during the sail was Chris Baptiste. During the planning stages, Chris was on top of all details sending useful updates and reminders. During the trip, he was friendly and helpful joining us for many activities. I was so happy with my first river cruise, and specifically Chris, that I’ve booked another in early December with Chris. Thank you Chris….looking forward to more adventures.
By far, the best experiences we have had traveling has been through Blue Ribbon Cruises & Travel with Linda and Per. For the past 11 years, they have helped us plan and arrange many trips ranging from 10 to 132 days each. They outshine any travel agent we are aware of with the knowledge, care and attention they provide to their clients. Because of them, we have many wonderful memories that we will forever cherish.
My sisters and I went on trips arranged by Linda and Per for many years. Linda was always there to make sure we were well-looked-after and received royal treatment on all our adventures. I’ve recommended Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel to many friends and wouldn’t think of going anywhere unless the trip was arranged by Blue Ribbon Cruises.
Oak Harbor, WA
Traveling is my superpower, and cruising has become my favorite type of travel experience. Linda at Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel is the one who makes all my travel dreams come true! Whenever I'm thinking about a destination, she comes up with so many different options to consider, and usually within a few days I'm booked on the next fabulous adventure. From the moment I've shipped my bags I know I won't have a thing to worry about except which exciting excursions to choose and which incredible dining experience is in my future.
Long Beach, CA
"OH the Places You Will Go" ...Dr. Seuss... and when YOU GO.....Go with Jami, Travel Advisor with Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel. She is all about beautiful moments and Excellence in Travel. Jami starts at the beginning with her clients....learning all about YOU, your particular interests for your chosen destination and your travel objectives. Jami embodies these attributes: professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, energy and extraordinary client driven performance. We always "CHOOSE" Jami for the Best Travel Experiences possible.
Chapel Hill, NC
If you enjoy traveling for pleasure with the comfort that your wishes will be met, and often exceeded you can relax when Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel as your travel advisors. Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel, with the leadership of Linda Nilsen, expertly finds the travel service that best meet your dreams, needs and finances. Linda, a well accredited travel professional, and her team are ready to help plan your trip and provide support throughout your travels giving a truly personalized service. Her goal is to be sure you travel safely, fully enjoy your adventure and come home with many wonderful memories.
My wife and I have been using Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel for many years. Our travel agent Jami Bauer has been very helpful in setting up our trips. She goes out of her way to make sure everything is in perfect condition. We are thrilled that we have found such a wonderful Travel Advisor, I am sure that if you need a good travel agent, Jami is the one to have.
Over the past two decades, we have travelled the world visiting more than 100 countries. The journey has been fun and extremely interesting. Along the way, Linda and Per, Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel, have provided us with ideas, supplied necessary background information and arranged for so many legs of our journeys. They have made our wonderful experiences possible.