Diane Shelton

 (804) 754-6643


Diane Shelton Clia Accredited Cruise Counseler


About Diane Shelton

I have has owned and operated a successful, Cruise Holidays, virtual office franchise since early 2007… I took my first cruise many years ago and I’ve been hooked on cruising every since ....and the idea of learning about different people and cultures...and seeing our beautiful world.   I have my family hooked on cruising and travel too!  We've explored many places - with our family, our friends...and made MANY new friends along the way! 


I specialize in vacations and concierge travel services for individuals, families and groups - family reunions, fundraisers, girlfriend get-aways, graduation/birthday celebrations, and corporate meetings.  Additionally I work with small and mid-size companies in planning and implementing seminars-at sea complete with on-board management.   


Vacation planning is more complicated than "website only" travel sites want you to know. Did you know cruise lines change their rules all the time?  Do you know when you will have substantial penalties for cruise or vacation cancellations?  Do you know if and WHERE you can and cannot smoke on each cruise line?  Do you know which countries require visas? Do you know when and where you are able to travel without a passport?  Do you know how to apply for a passport?  Do you know which cruise lines allow you to bring on your own bottle of your favorite wine? 

....And then there are the more complicated situations - do you know how to get your entire group to be seated together in the dining room?  Have you been the group leader and collected money and then called the travel agent ready to rip your hair out? (I would have done all that for you!)  Do you know how to have a cocktail party for your group? 


 Are you a corporation looking for an economical way to have meetings, conventions, and seminars or even offer incentive travel for your employees?  Wouldn't it be nice to have an on-board event manager who knew your electronic needs, meeting space arrangements and handled the travel for all your attendees?


 Whether you are taking your first cruise or next vacation, working with a group traveling together or a have corporate needs, I have the knowledge and personal travel experience to assist. I take the time to learn about you personally so I can match you to the right cruise line, ship, resort or tour.  I add VALUE to your travel dollars.  AND in most cases...I cost you NOTHING.  The cruise line, the resort, or the tour company pays me - not you! ...and I cost no more than the internet website with the phone number that puts you on hold for 20 - 30 minutes does!  Do you think they know who the best tour company in Roatan, Honduras is - I do!  Want a personalized trip to Stingray city in the Caymans instead of going with 200 fellow passengers - I know who to send you to.  Want a hotel in Barcelona for a reasonable cost, yet near the action of Las Ramblas - I know that, too!  ...And now my newest specialty - RIVER CRUISING!  I enjoy working with each client to customize your vacation to your needs...whether you have 5 days to work with or 30 days to enjoy; I can help you make the most of your time and money! 


MEMORIES…for a vacation most people only dream about...or assistance with your group plans, just call me at 804-754-6643.     I look forward to using my skills, knowledge, experiences and most of all, my enthusiasm for cruising to help my clients plan their ideal cruise vacation.


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About Cruise Holidays - Your Personal Cruise Experts!


Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is North America's oldest and largest cruise-specialty retail franchise with locations and home-based cruise professionals throughout the United States and Canada. As our name suggests, our cruise experts specialize in cruise travel, providing unparalleled expertise in matching clients with the cruise ships and destinations that are right for them.


Because of the size of the Cruise Holidays network, the proven expertise of its owners and agents and the unparalleled strength of its industry connections, Cruise Holidays is considered by many of the world's best cruise lines and travel suppliers to be a distribution system of choice. As a result, Cruise Holidays can offer its clients an amazing array of cruise vacations at highly competitive prices. And since Cruise Holidays agents can arrange travel on virtually any cruise line in the world, the list of destinations seems endless.