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Diane Ritchey
Diane Ritchey

Diane Ritchey

Seattle, WA Cruise Specialist
Years of Experience: 25+
54 Reviews | 100% Recommended

World Cruise & Luxury Cruise Consultant

I am a luxury travel expert who specializes in World Cruising and luxury cruising on voyages of all lengths. Cruise lines that I book most frequently include Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America Line, Silversea and more. I know these cruise lines inside and out — including the onboard experience, their staterooms and suites, restaurants and cuisine, entertainment, and other details. Your best strategy for having an excellent cruise starts with having a dedicated Cruise Consultant. I do the research and make the reservations, and I’m there for you if questions or concerns arise. I have personal relationships with every cruise line I do business with. With me, you have an extra layer of knowledge, insight and advocacy if it is ever needed. Listening to my clients and understanding their needs is extremely important. I look forward to getting to know you and making your next vacation the trip of your dreams.

My Travel Specialties

Luxury & World Cruise Specialist

On Board Regent Seven Seas Explorer
I am a luxury Cruise Consultant who excels at arranging World Cruises. I also particularly specialize in Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises, on voyages of any length. Although I relish assisting my clients on cruises to destinations around the… Read more from my Luxury & World Cruise Specialist bio.

World Cruise & Hosted Voyage Expertise Details

Cruise Specialists World Cruise in Jerez, Spain
I have a strong history of selling World Cruises during my years with Cruise Specialists. From first time World Cruisers to those who make World Cruising part of their annual lifestyle, I can take care of every detail for you. World Cruising takes… Read more from my World Cruise & Hosted Voyage Expertise Details bio.

Luxury Cruise Consultant

Silk Kitchen & Bar, Crystal Symphony
I sell a wide variety of luxury cruises, but often it comes down to two cruise lines being the most popular: Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises. Having sold hundreds of cruises with these two lines over the years (and… Read more from my Luxury Cruise Consultant bio.

My Areas of Expertise

Destinations

  • World Cruise
  • Worldwide
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Caribbean
  • Alaska
  • South America
  • USA

Interests

  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • River Cruises

Suppliers

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Silversea Cruises

Certificates & Awards

Certified ASTA Travel Agent

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 54 Reviews | 100% Recommended
  • Caribbean

    Reviewed By Geraldine - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
    She was on the b all, very helpful and prompt, got our boarding passes to us without asking for them.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • Diane Ritchey

    Reviewed By Roy - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Greece
    Diane Ritchey Is easy to work with. She is very friendly, on top of things and goes out of her way to be helpful I have recommended her to many of our cruising friends and they think she is great too. .
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • Wonderful Agent!

    Reviewed By Candace - Cincinnati, OH | Traveled to Mediterranean
    My husband and I have used Diane as our crusie travel agent for several years. she is always helpful and responsive to whatever our needs or requests are. She is very knowledgeable about cruising and all the ins-outs of what makes a great cruise experience.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Our cruise to Cuba

    Reviewed By Bernard - Tampa, FL | Traveled to Europe
    Diane was absolutely excellent! She was responsive, made great suggestions and helped us think through all of the elements of the trip. She became a very valued asset to our process, and became a friend. I've worked with other travel agents before and Diane surpassed all of my expectations in terms of service and going over and beyond. We will definitely use her again and recommend her to friends and family members.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • My travel agent

    Reviewed By Helen - Santa Rosa | Traveled to South America
    Terrific. Very easy to talk with about any concerns you have about your travel plans.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • OUR VERY SPECIAL TRAVEL AGENT

    Reviewed By Myrthel - Boca Raton, FL | Traveled to Europe
    Working with and planning trips with Diane is a very special time. We have planned many many special trips with her. We start with a plan and everything always seems to work to be a very super vacation. My questions always have answers and they are in a short period of time. We have never met in person but we will always be happy with the work she has done for us. Thanks Diane
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • None

    Reviewed By Alan - Saint Petersburg, FL | Traveled to Alaska
    She's very friendly and fun to work with!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • JOB

    Reviewed By Gaylen - Ocala | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic
    She knows how to get things done without any hesitation and keeps me on top of everything
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • Awesome cruise travel agent!

    Reviewed By Joseph - Wilmington | Traveled to World Cruise
    Diane is easy to work with. She pays careful attention to detail. Diane knows our preferences after working with her for 10 years. She is knowledgeable of all cruise lines and recommends based on what she knows about my husband and me. Diane is personable and friendly and a pleasure to work with!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Diane Knows Cruises!

    Reviewed By Blake - Murrieta | Traveled to World Cruise
    We have worked with Diane on many cruises and she always does a great job of handling all the details to make sure our cruise is successful. We are very happy to have her as our main travel agent.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • My Viking Ocean Cruise

    Reviewed By Adelia - Vernon Rockville | Traveled to Europe
    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 let's me know when she will be out of the office and who to contact if I need help. She even apologizes when she doesn't get back to me quickly when she got sick. I've been using her for years and will continue to do so.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Cruise

    Reviewed By Harry - Denver, CO | Traveled to Japan
    Diane is a true professional. Easy to work with and very responsive to our needs
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • YOU ASKED

    Reviewed By Melonie - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to Panama Canal
    Been working with her for ages and always accomodating to all my requests Sometimes when I call she has a phone in her ear already but returns calls asap
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Cruise Specialist

    Reviewed By Donna - Phoenix | Traveled to Alaska
    Very good. She is competent and efficient.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Alaska cruise

    Reviewed By Henry - Seattle | Traveled to Alaska
    Great to work with!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Silversea

    Reviewed By Col. Warren - Texas | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
    I have used Diane for years and she has always been top notch agent I can always depend on her to keep me advised and take care ofall my requests
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Rocky Mountaineer

    Reviewed By R William - Myrtle Beach | Traveled to Canada
    Very responsive and helpful
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Fred

    Reviewed By Betty - Indio, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
    It went easy, and she was thorough
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • 32-day South Pacific Cruise to Australia/New Zealand

    Reviewed By Russell - Mississauaga | Traveled to South Pacific
    Working with Diane was fine. She was responsive to our questions along the way.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • only one glitch

    Reviewed By Angela - Irving, TX | Traveled to Canada
    She has been wonderful to work with...very knowledgeable. Seems she is very busy and has had some computer and phone issues but she handled it well Our cruise had an itinerary change and she and I were never notified, luckily Viator was wonderful to switch and not charge us extra
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Recommend this travel agent

    Reviewed By Gerald - Poquoson | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Diane Ritchey is a delight to work with. She helps select a cruise that matches your style. Diane pays attention to detail and follows up to ensure a seamless vacation. She is pleasant and takes the time to get to know you as a person. I highly recommend working with Dianevon your next cruise vacation.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • A professional and a pleasure

    Reviewed By Gary - Miami, FL | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic ~ Other
    Many thanks to Diane for planning our crossing on Oceania’s Riviera from Barcelona to Miami. The transactions were a little tricky this time as we were traveling for 2 months before taking the crossing. Our documents had to reach us not at our home address but en route. It did. We have worked with Diane several times before. She has been very professional answering any question we had and giving a clear answer. She is also very personable. We look forward to working with her in the future.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Expert, Efficient, and Personable

    Reviewed By Susan L. - Florida | Traveled to South America
    I’ve been with Diane for several years and can honestly say that she’s fantastic. Answering emails or phone calls, she’s always on top of things. She makes herself available even when she’s not ‘on the clock’. LOVE HER!!!!!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • My agent Diane

    Reviewed By Logan - Sun Lakes | Traveled to Europe
    She knows what I need
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Alaska

    Reviewed By Sylvia - Jupiter, FL | Traveled to Alaska
    Very pleasant and easy....
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Advisor review

    Reviewed By Delbert - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Mexico
    excellent. Very responsive
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Great travel Advisor

    Reviewed By Sherry - Thousand Oaks | Traveled to Caribbean
    Couldn't be better. Attentive, informed and most friendly
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Positive

    Reviewed By Jessica - Scottsdale | Traveled to South America
    Excellent always prepared knowledgeable courteous and reliable
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Agent

    Reviewed By Bonnie - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to Europe
    Have usd her for many years and she k'nows everything I need when i travel
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Easy to work with

    Reviewed By Hannelore - Breckenridge | Traveled to Europe
    Diane is very helpful in the planning stages and gust us the flights and ships we need.  She keeps us up to date on all schedule changes and crticial sign up dates
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Mexican Riviera on Holland.

    Reviewed By Molly - Coral Gables, FL | Traveled to Mexico
    We have planned multiple cruises thru Diane. She is excellent in making sure all goes well. She is prompt in getting back to you and readily answers all questions.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Trip review

    Reviewed By Garry - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to Europe
    We have worked with Diane many times in the past.  I guess that says a lot about how much we like her.  she is very through and pays close attention to all the details.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • LeRoy and Vialula's excellent adventure

    Reviewed By Evandro - Miami Beach | Traveled to Tahiti
    Diane was always easy to approach, She always either had an answer or was quick to reply when she learned the answer. Most of the time she had the problem solved before we had asked about it.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Gem of a Travel Agent

    Reviewed By Rebecca - Rolling Hls Estates, CA | Traveled to Iceland
    Always responsive, always kind and considerate and always a hard worker to assure our cruises are perfect. We have been planning trips with Diane for many years now and are never disappointed.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Held our hands!

    Reviewed By Barry - Green Bay, WI | Traveled to Scandinavia
    We are more tourists than trek travelers. We need all the help we can get. Diane did an outstanding job as usual. She made sure that all the fine details were addressed so that we had to do was just travel.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Pleasure working with Diane

    Reviewed By Peter - Austin | Traveled to Panama Canal
    This is the second time we have using Diane Ritchey and Cruise Specialist. She is very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Also, even if she is not available immediately She is always quickly gets back to us when we have questions. The staff at Cruise Specialist are always pleasant, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Diane and plan to continue to use her for our next cruise.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Review Your Advisor

    Reviewed By Vincent - Oceanside | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Diane is fantastic to work with. She is so willing to bend over backwards to see that everything goes the way it should . We couldn’t ask for a better Advisor. Diane is always available and if not at the time we call, we leave a message for her to call us and she does call us back before the end of the day. We couldn’t ask for a more conscientious person. We were on a cruise and I emailed her a challenge we were having with gratuities and she took care of it immediately. So she doesn’t just help before we go, she even assists while we are on vacation. She is like a best friend who really cares, it’s not just her job, she genuinely cares. Love her dearly. She deserves a ten fold raise.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Great Help

    Reviewed By Darline - Hilton Head Island, SC | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Diane is helpful and prompt with replies. When I have a question she either has the answer or gets it for me quickly. She is always pleasant.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • singapore to sydney

    Reviewed By Melford - Middleton | Traveled to Japan
    Excellent, as always
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Rewarding

    Reviewed By Randall - Redmond, WA | Traveled to Alaska
    Excellent and very comfortable
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    11 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • She Is Amazing!

    Reviewed By Kim - White Plains | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Diane can do anything.  She saved the trip for us!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • advisor review

    Reviewed By Kenneth - Bonita Springs | Traveled to World Cruise
    Great ! Prompt, well-informed, trust-worthy professional
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Cruises

    Reviewed By Onesime - Vista | Traveled to Mediterranean
    Very pleasant. Courteous and professional
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Special adviser

    Reviewed By Celia - Raleigh | Traveled to Caribbean
    Very easy. She is prompt and efficient.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Cathay pacific

    Reviewed By Ilse - Seattle | Traveled to Japan
    Absolutely the best,
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Hawaii on Holland America

    Reviewed By Georgia - Beverly Hills, CA | Traveled to Hawaii
    Excellent, she is always willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Regent SE Asia

    Reviewed By Mathew - Jupiter, FL | Traveled to Japan
    Great! Diane is very responsive and we feel she has our best interests in mind when she makes recommendations.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Working with Diane Ritchey

    Reviewed By Terri - Indian Wells | Traveled to World Cruise
    Diane Ritchey continues to be a 1st Class cruise adviser.  BOTTOM LINE....SHE IS THE BEST!!! and oh so knowledgeable
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • Personal Service for cruising

    Reviewed By Lexa - Lumberton | Traveled to Mediterranean
    I have uesd Diane for many years and she is always a step ahead of what I need ! Knows what size ship I want and can always find one !!!
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • From booking to cruising!

    Reviewed By Calvin - Green Bay, WI | Traveled to Europe
    It was a pleasure working with Diane. She was very helpful and our trip went off without any hitches. Our travel packet was efficient and the trip Was everything and much more than we expected!! I would highly recommend Diane.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    10 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Agent Review

    Reviewed By Jacquelyn - Bend | Traveled to Caribbean
    Terrific. She is friendly, professional, helpful with all aspects of my cruise. Even the silly questions or what I consider dumb questions that I sure she heard a thousand times. I’ll email or call her and she will answer that day or the next day. I’ve worked with her for a few years now and I wouldn’t change a thing. As you can tell I love working with her.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • positive experience

    Reviewed By Sheri - Hilton Head Island, SC | Traveled to World Cruise
    Diane went out of her way to insure that our trip was optimal which included a pre-cruise stay. As usual there were zero mistakes when working with Cruise Specialists as they have a high level of expertise. Diane responds to any inquiry promptly and with attention to detail
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Great service

    Reviewed By Ron - Los Angeles | Traveled to Europe
    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.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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  • so-so

    Reviewed By Sonia - Carmel, CA | Traveled to Caribbean
    Felt a little disappointed.
    I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
    8 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Customer Testimonials

Expert, Efficient, and Personable

I’ve been with Diane for several years and can honestly say that she’s fantastic. Answering emails or phone calls, she’s always on top of things. She makes herself available even when she’s not ‘on the clock’. LOVE HER!!!!!

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