Let us book your next cruise to start your next adventure!
We represent all cruise line, large to small ships.

Cruising today is still the best value for your travel budget and a convenient way to see the world, unwind completely, experience diverse cultures, dance the night away, feast on fabulous cuisine, learn new skills, make new friends and bond with your family. The possibilities are endless, and the benefits are plentiful

Celebrity Cruises Dining
Eat & Drink

Experience a culinary adventure and satisfy your appetite every night with sumptuous dining every moment of your vacation. From Chef’s Table by Chef Daniel Boulud to Tuscan Grille, Le Petite Chef, and so much more.

On a Celebrity cruise you can dine in a different restaurant at every meal, thanks to our unparalleled selection of world-class dining options. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, inside or alfresco under the stars. Best of all, every dish is prepared from scratch by more than 200 chefs from around the world, led by our Michelin-starred chef.

With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs—we offer some of the best dining experiences at sea.

Cruise Vacations


 Our clients know that the perks and possibilities of a cruise vacation are endless, which is why it is one of the most popular vacations we provide in our agency.
With many options for ships, itineraries, and budgets, clients are able to find a vacation that fits their criteria. From small river cruises through Europe to the mega-ship experiences in the Caribbean, there really is a cruise experience for everyone…and we can help clients find their best fit!
Whether traveling alone, as a couple, as a family, or as a large group, cruising is a fun experience that can easily be tailored for everyone's vacation preferences.

  • Passengers traveling alone will have many options to meet other cruisers through a variety of meet-and-greet type activities on the ship, or can enjoy a quiet vacation if preferred.
  • Couples looking for romance can dine at tables for two or engage in fun activities for newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds.
  • Families with children of all ages can utilize the kids' clubs for separate fun, and then regroup for family time and memory-making.
  • Large groups can enjoy meetings and activities through arranged spaces and schedules, and then partake in ship activities together.

Why is cruising a great vacation for so many travelers?

Food and drink on board cruise ships are both incredible - ships once known for the endless buffet are now also known for their intimate specialty dining restaurants, wine tastings, family-friendly parties and character meals , and more. With optional all-inclusive beverage packages available, along with champagne tastings, martini bars, coffee shops, and poolside service, sipping at sea has never been so extravagant.

Some clients plan a cruise itinerary with many sea days while others like the activity of many port visits. No matter the preference or itinerary, each passenger is able to arrange a vacation that is as relaxing or as busy as desired. Zip-line through the jungle in the morning, then enjoy lunch and a book by the pool in the afternoon…with cruising, anything is possible. Be lazy or be active - the choices are endless when planning a day on the ship or at a port! We are also happy to help guide clients in their excursion planning so they do not feel stressed about deciding how to spend their time at various ports.

Because each cruise port has so much to offer, passengers can experience many cultures and activities in one vacation. Sampling many destinations without unpacking and repacking is a perk of cruising that many clients love because they can experience a variety of destinations within a short period of time and then determine where they would like to return for a longer stay.


Cruises are an outstanding value. When considering everything included in the cost per day, many clients are amazed at the type of vacation they can enjoy, even on a budget! 

About Us
Linda Bisson / Owner & Travel Consultant

Linda has worked in the travel industry for 30 years - she began her career as an outside sales consultant with Destination Travel Co, and seven years later took over as owner and manager.

Linda especially loves to plan vacations for groups - the more unique the destination or itinerary, the better! Her two favorite aspects of working in the travel industry are the variety of travel plans a work day can bring, and the fantastic clients she has come to know and befriend over the years.

Linda's favorite travel destination is Italy, particularly the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany.

Besides travel, Linda loves to cook and spend time with her family.

About Us
Linda "Shelly" Shelman / accounting

Shelly has worked with Destination Travel Co for seventeen years and is happy to plan vacations of all varieties, although her favorite trips to arrange include cruises, all-inclusive resort vacations, Globus tours, and Avalon Waterways river cruises. Her favorite part of working as a travel agent is planning special memories for clients.

Shelly's most memorable vacations include Italy, Greece, and cruising the British Isles with a visit to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Ruth Ann Whitbeck / Consultant

Ruth Ann retired from her career with American Airlines and has worked for Destination Travel Co for approximately 20 years.

Ruth Ann really likes to help clients plan cruise vacations, all-inclusive resort getaways, destination weddings, and other sorts of active vacations. She also works with businesses to arrange incentive travel as a reward for their hardworking employees.

Ruth Ann often jokes that her favorite destination is "her next one!" She looks forward to any vacation, no matter the duration or location; however, you are most likely to find her on a cruise ship or at an all-inclusive resort.

Outside of travel planning, Ruth Ann's interests include yoga (she is an instructor), swimming, and other outdoor activities. She enjoys all of the fun attractions, events, and activities Northeast Ohio has to offer.

Resort Vacations & ​Travel Packages

All-Inclusive Resort Packages

All-inclusive resort clients love the ease of travel this sort of vacation provides - packages generally include airfare, round-trip transfers, and resort stays*, so clients only need to worry about which swimsuit to pack and how they are going to spend their days enjoying luxurious amenities in a tropical paradise!

With numerous resorts scattered throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, it can be difficult to select one for vacation...this is when using a travel agent can be especially helpful. We use our clients' experiences along with our personal and professional experiences to help match our clients with an appropriate resort that features their desired amenities, activities, and atmosphere.
Are you dreaming of a massage on the beach with the sea breeze whispering in your ear? Are you imagining walking a white sandy beach at sunset with the person you love most? Are you exploring Mayan ruins with your camera in hand? There are many experiences to be had while enjoying an all-inclusive vacation, and we can help you enjoy yourself in paradise!

We can help you get to many destinations, including Cancun/Riviera Maya and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

*Many resorts in the Caribbean (particularly outside of Mexico and the Dominican Republic) feature a European Plan, rather than an All-Inclusive Plan.

Tours International & Domestic

Many dream of seeing the world but are hesitant to experience other countries and cultures on their own, so a tour package can be a fun, budget-friendly, stress-free option for those who wish to become international travelers.


  • With options ranging from fully-escorted tours to more independent tours, we can help match clients with their travel preferences.
  • Many tours allow for customization - this means that even though a client is selecting a package, it can be tailored to meet their needs by adding excursions, booking extra nights pre or post tour, upgrading hotels, etc.
  • Inclusions vary depending on the tour company, but transportation during the length of the tour, hotel stays, some meals and some attractions are generally part of the package rates.
  • Tours are less stressful and usually less expensive than trying to piece together an international adventure a la carte, and we can find options for many budgets to many exciting destinations around the world.


If you want to get out into the world with your passport in hand, or even just explore the amazing United States in a unique way, let us help you make arrangements for a tour package! 

Why work with us at Destination Travel Company?

We know that making arrangements for the trip of a lifetime is exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming. To better assist you in the planning process, we have developed this site to introduce you to many of our favorite destinations and travel experiences. In the coming months, we will continue to expand our site to best meet the needs of our clients - we have plans for some exciting changes, so be sure to check back often for new content!
We invite you to browse our redesigned site, which is filled with comprehensive information and current specials to help you determine the travel experience you would like to have. Then, when you're ready, contact us so we can guide you through the arrangements and details. Let our years of experience and passion for travel help you have the vacation you have dreamed about.

 We know it's more than just a trip...it's about making memories.

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What We Can Do For You
- help you plan a vacation tailored to your interests
- search for the best rates and schedules for your travel plans
- book cruise vacations (and assist with excursions)
- book all-inclusive vacations (and assist with excursions)
- book tour packages
- make arrangements for hotel rooms, rental cars, and airport transfers
- coordinate special events such as destination weddings, honeymoons, and anniversary celebrations
- provide travel insurance
- advise you on travel regulations
...and much more!

 Get out there and see the world. It's pretty spectacular.
Your Destination Travel Company consultants,
Linda, Shelly, Ruth Ann, and Stephanie


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Family Vacations

Laughing through moments shared together and visiting new destinations to create lasting memories is one of the greatest gifts a family can experience.

Families with children of all ages can find fantastic travel opportunities that will allow for plenty of fun. We can help you find a great fit while considering your desired amenities, destinations, and budget. Some ideas to consider include cruises, Florida and other domestic destinations, all-inclusive resort packages, and international and domestic tours.

Documentation for Children Under 16 Traveling Internationally

Cruising with Children on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 
Cruising with Children on Carnival Cruises
Cruising with Children on Princess Cruises

Beaches Resorts with Children
Dreams Resorts with Children
Now Resorts with Children
 Sunscape Resorts with Children

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Nickelodeon Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico




photo from Travel Agent Central

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a beloved brand among travel agents, has announced an opening date for their first Nickelodeon Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. (Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana opened in 2016 and has been very popular with families.)

The resort is scheduled to open in spring/summer 2019 and will feature Aqua Nick, an almost 5oo,ooo square foot waterpark that includes a lazy river, toddler water playgound, waterslides, dining options, and more.

Because the Karisma brand is known for its culinary offerings (the Gourmet Inclusive Experience), the resort will boast six restaurants that feature menu items served with produce grown at the company's greenhouse at the nearby El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya Resort.

Accommodations will include character-themed penthouses, oceanfront swim-up rooms, and more.

Why we're excited:
Karisma resorts are highly regarded in the industry, and provide clients, whether adults or children, great resort experiences. The food is always a standout, and the resorts feel more upscale without being stuffy. Having another resort with a great waterpark is very exciting for the area, and because we send more clients to Mexico than any other all-inclusive destination, we are thrilled to have another activity-packed, fun family resort to offer.

Information from Travel Agent Central


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Examples of Our Recent Travels

Carnival Cruise Lines (Breeze) - Exotic Southern Caribbean / Paul Gauguin Tahiti & Society Islands cruise / Avalon Waterways Danube & Rhine river cruise / Celebrity Eclipse cruise / Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (Independence of the Seas) / AMResorts Costa Rica tour (Dreams Las Mareas and Secrets Papagayo) / Princess Cruises (Coral Princess) - Panama Canal / Portugal / Globus Ireland Tour

Princess Cruises - British Isles / Royal Caribbean (Allure of the Seas) / Princess Cruises (Coral Princess) - Panama Canal / Royal Caribbean (Allure of the Seas)

Ruth Ann
Royal Caribbean (Liberty of the Seas) - Western Caribbean / Secrets Silversands all-inclusive / Sandos all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya / Carnival Cruises / long weekend in Baltimore / Secrets Maroma Beach / Secrets Playa Mujeres 


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