Our Cruise & Travel Experts Team

Michelle Boots

Cruise Expert

Meeting new people and hearing about their life experiences is Michelle’s favorite part of being a trusted travel expert. She loves working with all different types of clientele, offering them suggestions to make their travel plans runs seamlessly. She understands details are very important in making her clients happy, and it is essential to her to get them right.

Michelle has been in the cruise industry for 30 years. She started off as a receptionist and quickly worked her way up to a Cruise Consultant. She has traveled extensively to Mexico, Alaska, and the Caribbean and has been on a Mediterranean cruise voyage.

Cruise Expert
Travel Specialist
Travel Certifications

Deb Behm

Travel Expert

Deb enjoys sharing her clients’ enthusiasm for their upcoming trips. She really likes talking to them about what they are looking for in a trip, and hearing where they have been and what experiences they have had in the past. Deb gets to know her clients to help make trip recommendations based on their individual preferences.

With over 10 years experience in the travel industry, Deb has specialized in both corporate travel and leisure travel. She focuses on selling all-inclusive vacations and cruises, particularly to the Caribbean. She loves Grand Cayman and enjoys the whole Caribbean atmosphere and how all the islands are so unique. Another favorite travel destination of Deb’s is the Atlantic side of Florida, and she absolutely loves driving down A1A to see the homes, boats and waterways. 

Deb has taken a river cruise in the Netherlands on the all-inclusive Tauck line. She had a great time and was impressed with the included shore excursion options at each port such as art museums, bike tours, walking city tour, or a trip to a Friesland horse farm just to name a few.

Deb has also experienced an inaugural sailing of the brand-new Celebrity Beyond and is very knowledgeable of Walt Disney World after a recent educational trip there. She looks forward to helping you plan your next adventure.

Deb’s Most Recent Trips:
Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun and Intensive Learning Experience at Walt Disney World

Lynne Cox

Cruise Expert

Every time Lynne gets back from a cruise, she says it is her new favorite trip because she is always so excited about what she has experienced. She has over 25 years of experience selling luxury cruises and tours and facilitating group travel. She specializes in sending clients on long, extended voyages such as world cruises and grand voyages that span from several weeks up to four months long, in addition to river cruises, and specialty land trips ranging from safaris to guided tours of Europe.

Lynne also sets up large group cruises for everything from family reunions to an organization’s annual meeting where the group combines meetings with an exciting cruise destination. She works with the group leader to plan and organize the entire retreat from start to finish, and occasionally serves as a host for the group on the ship.

Having traveled all over the world, a few of Lynne’s favorite memories include hiking at Alaska’s Eastern Baranof Island and exploring Glacier Bay National Park by foot, experiencing France for the first time on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager, and discovering Germany on her first river cruise. She thoroughly enjoys sailing on small ships to get to experience the smaller ports where large ships can’t reach. The cruise lines Lynne knows best include Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea, Holland America, Seabourn, Celebrity and Tauck.

Lynne’s Most Recent Trip:
Windstar Cruise around Iceland

Hear Lynne’s Take on the differences between Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises here!

Destination Expert
Travel Specialist
Travel Certifications

Debra Dickerson

Cruise Expert

Debra loves to hear the excitement from her clients of what they got to do on a trip she had planned. She enjoys working with people who have a sense of humor and like to go out of the box a bit and do things with more adventure.

Having been in the travel industry for over 33 years, Debra is extremely knowledgeable of destinations around the world and how to match her clients with the best vacation options for them. Her priority is making sure they have everything set before they leave so they have nothing to worry about but to have a good time.

Debra sells a lot of world cruises, adventure/expedition cruises and Alaska cruise tours. She has been to Alaska about every other year for the last 15 years, and has been a frequent traveler to Hawaii, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She also visits Disneyland with her daughter and skis at Whistler, British Columbia at least once a year.

Her favorite part of traveling is meeting people from different cultures around the world and seeing how they live. Debra looks forward to helping you plan your next adventure.  Debra was recently selected as a Travel Expert Select in the area of World Cruises from Signature Travel Network!

Debra’s Most Recent Trip: 
Royal Caribbean’s Brand New Icon of the Seas Cruise
Brand New Celebrity Ascent Cruise
Virgin Voyages Caribbean Cruise
Windstar Cruise around Iceland

 

Destination Expert
Travel Specialist
Travel Certifications

Mary Ellsworth

Cruise Expert

Mary loves finding the perfect vacation fit for her clients to help them take away special memories. She loves building relationships with all types of clients such as luxury, groups, families, singles and both new and experienced travelers.

Mary is known for being persistent in helping her clients find availability when it seems impossible and feels rewarded when they come home thrilled with their experience. She is a seasoned cruise professional with over 28 years in the travel industry.

Her passion for travel was built by working with tour companies, hotels and cruise lines prior to joining Cruise and Travel Experts.

She specializes in selling grand voyages, world cruises, luxury and family travel and is extremely knowledgeable about traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.  A few of her favorite spots include Hawaii, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Australia & New Zealand. Mary looks forward to helping your travel dreams come true!

Hear about World Cruises from Mary: The Ultimate Way to Travel The World

Mary’s Most Recent Trip:
Brand New Regent Seven Seas Grandeur
Brand New Celebrity Ascent Cruise
Virgin Voyages Caribbean Cruises
Lindblad Expeditions Cruise in France and Ireland.  Hear Mary tell all about it here!