Bob Shaffer
Bob Shaffer Sr. Travel Advisor
Cruise & Travel Experts
Rotonda, Florida
United States

828.514.9494 (Mobile)

10:00 AM to 8 PM Monday-Friday
10:00 AM to 4 PM Saturday
Noon to 4 PM Sunday

Travel Interests:

  • Small Ship Cruising
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • European Culture
  • Adventure Travel
  • Small Private Groups
  • Escorted Tours
  • Custom Land Itineraries

Destination Specialist:

  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Alaska

I help people navigate the complexities of travel in a post-COVID world, creating special land and sea travel experiences designed to their specific needs and desires. As a full-service luxury travel advisor, I specialize in premium small ship cruising (ocean, exploration and river) and custom land itineraries for couples, families and small private groups.

I personally have traveled in more than 75 countries on six continents and enjoyed 60-plus cruises on rivers and oceans around the world. Travel is all about discovery—experiencing new destinations, new cultures and new people. I work with a limited number of clients in more than two dozen states, who appreciate advice and counsel of a seasoned travel professional.

My select premium and luxury cruise lines, local guides, tour operators and other travel partners share my passion for travel and for serving clients with respect and integrity. Please call me for a complimentary travel consultation.

“Thank you for all you did to create our great Alaskan Adventure. We had a great time, saw/experienced tons!”

T. C. ‒ North Carolina
“I want to thank you for all of your help in planning our travel to Venice and Milan. Everything worked wonderfully! I am most appreciative of your service and travel wisdom.”
H. J. ‒ North Carolina
“The trip and the experience at the Buccelletti Estate was amazing. I know that my mom expressed her thanks for all your help and recommendations and I would like to add my thanks. I hope that the families looking to visit the Tuscany region will enjoy their trip as much as we did.”
D. G. – New Jersey
“Thanks for a great conference (Seminar at Sea) . . . it exceeded everything I could have imagined.”
D. Z. ‒ Ohio
“Thank you for being such a personable host on the cruise. I understand why your groups love you!”
T. R. ‒ South Carolina
“Thank you for assisting my mother in putting our trip together. You and your team in Italy did a fantastic job. It was very special for my mother and everyone enjoyed it. Personally, I would love to return to that property to get to know Tuscany even more intimately.”
H. S. ‒ New Jersey

“Thank you for making the trip of a lifetime possible.”

L.R. - North Carolina