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Heather Visser on location in Machu Picchu


        Explore Ashore


             ruise Specialists clients, known for being particularly inquisitive about the destinations they're visiting, enjoy the
             extra benefit of an in-house shore excursion department that is adept at organizing exceptional group tours, in
     Caddition to personal, customized shore tours.

      In late 2016, Heather Visser, who was instrumental in creating the   Sample Shore Tours by Cruise Specialists
      Cruise Specialists Shore Excursions department, returned to the
      company after a several-year absence while starting a family. Back   •  Private Angkor Wat Overland Adventure in
      at the helm of this exciting department, she jumped right into the     deluxe accommodations including a special
                                                                             dinner with Apsara dance performance and a
      sometimes challenging, yet highly-fulfilling task of crafting “dream”   visit to families who have benefited from wells
      tours for our clients.
                                                                             that have been built with Cruise Specialists
      On Cruise Specialists hosted voyages, there will usually be at least one   donations
      exclusive group tour - and on hosted World Cruises it is frequently   •  Three days of private touring in St. Petersburg,
      up to about 15, including two to three exclusive overland (multi-day)   including VIP entry to the Hermitage and
      tours. Heather looks for opportunities to craft much more than a       Peterhof Palace before opening hours
      standard city-orientation coach tour, although that continues to be
      an appealing option for many. Think evening excursions, special      •  Deluxe overland to Victoria Falls, staying at
      interest programs, wine-themed experiences, wildlife tours and more.   the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel on the
                                                                             Zambezi River and including visits to three
      Requests for private shore tours are also common, anywhere from        countries – Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana,
      Bangkok to Beijing, or the Peruvian Amazon to Prague.
                                                                             with a safari included at Chobe National Park
      The experience Heather has on the ground in nearly 80 countries      •  Private luxury overland tour to Machu Picchu,
      enables her to help Cruise Specialists clients maximize their time     including tour of ancient Cusco and visit to the
      and enjoyment of each destination they tour. “With cruising, you       ruins of Sacsayhuaman
      may not have multiple days in a destination, so I try to help people
      have the best possible experience in whatever time they may have     •  Pre-Galápagos trip to UNESCO-listed Quito
      there,” said Heather. “It's a thrill for me to plan tours for people,   and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city
      because I'm helping them fulfill their travel dreams.”

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