Bonnie Childs, Cruise Expert
Bonnie’s favorite part of her job is planning the perfect cruise for luxury clients and their families, and she enjoys escorting trips and meeting new people all over the world. She has been selling luxury cruises and tours for over 30 years. What cruise lines and tour companies top her list? Silversea, Crystal, Regent, Seabourn, Windstar and Tauck Tours
Having been to Australia and New Zealand two times, it is a destination Bonnie would love to repeat. Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland are also on Bonnie’s bucket list. One of her most memorable cruises was through the British Isles which took her to the Orkney Islands where her paternal grandmother grew up. On a different journey, she also visited her German grandfather’s home in Germany and met many relatives prior to the river cruise. Bonnie recently went to Finland to search for her ancestors, before taking a Baltic cruise.
Bonnie found her grandmother’s home with the help of a distant relative and met two second cousins in Viitasaari where they all visited their homeland, including the Sauna, Barns, horse stables and even the outhouse plus walked on the land her grandmother Sophia grew up on. They also went to the church where Sophia was confirmed and attend church as a young girl. Following the visit to Finland, she and her husband and sister boarded QM II and sailed from South Hampton to New York on an the first ancestry.com cruise, and finished the trip with a tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
She has sailed on three European river cruises, two in Germany, and one Tulip Time cruise and she enjoys helping clients discover and plan river cruise vacations. Other destinations Bonnie has relished visiting include South America, the Mediterranean, Norway, Baltic including St. Petersburg and Moscow, Israel, Croatia, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea, Egypt and the Suez Canal, and the Panama Canal. Bonnie looks forward to sharing her passion for luxury cruising with you!
Bonnie also recently experienced the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Calgary and would love to tell you what a special trip that is with gorgeous scenery, animal life and new friends.