Growing up, Wendy had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, since her father worked for a major airline. With all this choice, her fondest travel memories remain the carefree summer vacations spent in Florida with her family.
Although Wendy was a dedicated fan of the 1970’s television show, “Love Boat”, serendipity surprised her when she met their star, Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), on her 50th birthday at a Seattle cruise industry conference.
Wendy’s first cruise with her favorite aunt, over 20 years ago, ignited a passion for cruising, which lead her to develop and teach an adult continuing education course called, “Introduction to Cruising.”
While interviewing travel agencies for course content, one agency hired her for her dream job.
Her favorite destinations include the picturesque Greek island of Santorini, ancient Egypt, mythical Turkey and misunderstood Amsterdam.
Wendy’s future travel plans include Japan, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia.
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association): Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC)
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association): Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC)
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association): Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS)
Princess Cruises Commodore
A-Rosa River Cruise Specialist
Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
Un-Cruise Adventures Certified Adventurist
Viking River Cruise Specialist
Abercrombie & Kent Egypt Specialist
Abercrombie & Kent Turkey Specialist
Fairmont Famous Agent
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)
IATAN (International Association of Travel Agents Network)
AIC (Alberta Insurance Council)
Wendy has also personally sailed on over 50 ocean-going and river cruises worldwide. Destinations outside of North America that she has travelled to include:
Iceland, Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Egypt, Turkey, Bermuda, Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Alaska, Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and China.
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