Diane Ritchey 
Diane Ritchey
Diane Ritchey
Cruise Consultant
With decades of experience in the travel industry, Diane has had a chance to explore its many diverse aspects including adventure travel, leisure and executive corporate travel.
Along the way she discovered her passion - selling cruise adventures. Diane’s pleasure in working with people throughout the world, helping with their travel needs is a good fit with Cruise Specialists. She appreciates the company’s commitment to the high touch way of doing business and makes certain that each client receives her full attention. Her personal travels have taken her to 25 countries including all of Western Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Fiji, Japan, and most of the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.
Cruise Specialties:
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Family Reunion Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • Group/Club Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
Destination Expertise:
  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Caribbean
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • World Cruises
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Customer Testimonials
Diane did a wonderful job for us in arranging our Voyage of the Vikings. It was our first time with Cruise Specialists and the first time with a hosted voyage. Our hosts Henk and Lucia took care of everything on board the ship. We hope to travel again with Cruise Specialists and will highly recommend you to all our friends. Diane is very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to details. Thanks for a great trip!!
- Cruise Specialists client
Diane is wonderful. She is very personable, friendly and patient with all my questions. She will find the answer if she doesn't know it. I don't know how many times I've emailed or called about something and she will answer me or call me back every time. She even lets me know when she will be out of the office and who to contact if I need help. I've been using her for years and will continue to do so.
- Cyd
Diane is always responsive, always kind and considerate and always a hard worker to ensure our cruises are perfect. We have been planning trips with Diane for many years now and are never disappointed.
- Cruise Specialists client
I contacted Diane while trying to decide between several different trips. She helped me weigh my options from both the price-point perspective, and based upon additional insights into the different cruise lines and ships and their respective ‘shipboard cultures’. Once we settled on a cruise, she helped to arrange all of the details for an amazing trip from start to finish. I look forward to working with Diane to plan future adventures.
- Cruise Specialists client
We recently booked a Northern Europe/Trans Atlantic cruise on the Regal Princess with Diane. We spent a lot of time working on details prior to our departure. Diane was extremely helpful and I may say very patient. The cabin that Diane suggested was exactly what we wanted. We have used Diane on previous cruise vacations and probably will never use anyone else, she is great!
- John
We just returned from a Celebrity Xpedition cruise through the Galapagos Islands (inner itinerary). This trip was fantastic. The animals, birds and sea life are amazing. The naturalist guides and zodiac drivers are fantastic and very safety conscious. We would love to go back and take the outer itinerary in the future. Diane has been great in assisting us to set up the cruise and insurance. She provided all the documentation in a timely manner and always immediately responded to my emails. Diane will always be our person to go to for all our future cruises.
- Debbie
Diane was great....informative, responsive, had patience with us, and all around helpful. She has helped us with two cruises and will help with more.
- Ron