The Cruise Shop Travel Experts
We are the traveler's best resource for planning a cruise vacation!
Choosing the right cruise professional is the most important decision you'll make in planning your cruise experience. The Cruise Shop has assembled a team of cruise travel specialists who have traveled to all corners of the world and who have sailed on or inspected all of the cruise companies we recommend.
We make great efforts to listen to you, our clients, and to consistently help you navigate through every detail of your sailing experiences.
Our Specialists do make a difference! Check out each Cruise Specialist below:
Debra Quinn, Naperville
- a Master Cruise Counselor with over 12 years cruise planning experience.
Cruise Line Expertise: She is a Princess Cruise Commodore, Certified Small Ship Partner & Grand River Cruise Specialist, a certified specialist with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean Norwegian and Carnival.
Destination Knowledge: Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, South America and Europe. She recently cruised on the World's Largest Cruise Ship - Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.
Special Interests: Alaska; traveled there several times cruising along the inside passage as well as exploring the vast interior by train and motorcoach. Email Debra
Linda Furlan, Naperville
- a Travel Consultant since 1979.
A Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) ECC - (Elite Cruise Counsellor), This is the highest accolade awarded by CLIA.
Recent cruises include Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Journey, and several Inaugural sailings, including Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, Princess' Ruby Princess and Crown Princess.
Cruise Line Expertise: She is a Certified Specialist with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, Viking River Cruises and Uniworld Grand River Cruises. Commodore with Princess and Cunard and is working towards LCS (Luxury Cruise Specialist).
Destination Knowledge: Greece, Italy, Great Britain, Brazil, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda, Mexico, Caribbean. Email Linda
- a Cruise and Travel Consultant
Cruise Line experience includes being on cruises with almost every cruise line.
Cruise Line Expertise: She is a certified specialist with Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Regent, Crystal, Viking River Cruises and a Commodore Status with Princess and Holland.
Destination Knowledge: Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Bermuda, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Europe.
Special Interests: She has a passion for creating new experiences for her clients, as well as herself. Planning family vacations is her specialty. Email Cindy
Barbara Maxwell, Westmont
- a Travel Consultant for over 20 years. An Accredited Cruise Counselor; CLIA, (Cruise Lines International Association).
Cruise line expertise: Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Disney Cruise Lines.
Designated a Caribbean and Alaska Destination Specialist by the Travel Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Tourism.
Special Interests: Honeymoon/Destination Wedding Specialist. Email Barbara
Caryn Zavislak, Westmont
- a Certified Travel Associate with 22 years of experience as a cruise and travel consultant.
Her specialties are cruises of all kinds, luxury leisure travel, exotic destinations and volunteerism travel.
Cruise Line Expertise: Crystal, Radisson, Yachts of Seaborn, Silver Seas, Disney, River Cruises. She has personally cruised on Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Holland America.
Destination Knowledge: Galapagos, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Email Caryn
Amy Hartline, Westmont
- an Accredited Cruise Specialist with over 20 years of cruise planning expertise.
She is an Alaska Travel Expert, Princess Cruises Commodore Agent, an Azamara, Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Specialist.
Cruise Line Expertise: Oceania Cruises, Holland America, Niche Cruises, Luxury Cruises, River Cruises, Small Ships.
Destination Knowledge: Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada, New England, Mexico, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Tahiti & Australia.
Special Interests: Planning Honeymoon Cruises, escorting Individual & Group Cruises, or Family Reunions. Email Amy
Marilyn Lindberg, Westmont
- a travel specialists with The Cruise Shop for over 9 nears. Has an Associate Degree in Travel and Tourism and a Master Cruise Counselor Certification.
Cruise Line Expertise: Cunard, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Viking River Cruises, Disney and Holland America
Destination Knowledge: Caribbean, Alaska, the Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Europe and China.
Special Interests: Scandinavia and Hawaii and providing services as a tour escort. Email Marilyn
Maryann Schneider, Westmont
- a Cruise Shop Specialist for over 19 years; a Certified Princess Cruise Expert and a Certified Small Ship Partner.
Cruise Line Expertise: She has sailed on over twenty different cruise lines.
Destination Knowledge: Europe, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, the Far East.
Special Interests: River Barges in Europe and Steamboating in the Americas. Matching clients with the perfect cruise for them. Email Maryann