The most luxurious ship in the world!

Mary Ann StrasheimLuxuryLeave a Comment

The most luxurious ship in the world! Regent Seven Seas Explorer Inaugural sailing, July 7 – 12, 2016 Barcelona to Monte Carlo Imagine my surprise and excitement last spring when I received a call from Jerod Evans, my Director of Sales and Marketing for Regent Seven Seas, inviting me (and a guest) to sail on the new Regent Explorer in … Read More

A Day in Dubai

Elise AustLand ToursLeave a Comment

A Day in Dubai Flying through Dubai requires at least a one-day stopover if you have never seen the city. The idea and the engineering feat that follows demands your attention. On my way to Egypt, flying Emirates Airlines, I spent 24 hours in Dubai. What an amazing city! With such a short amount of time; I hired a driver/guide … Read More

Introducing our new Intern, Alyson Junge!

Mary Ann StrasheimIntroductions1 Comment

Hi, my name is Alyson Junge and I’m currently a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’m majoring in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management with a minor in Business and Leadership/Communication. I have a serious love for travel, scuba diving and adventure! I got into scuba diving my freshmen year of college when my father and I tried “snuba” while … Read More

Let’s talk about Cruising!

Mary Ann StrasheimCruising1 Comment

Now that you have met our BLOG authors, we hope you will feel comfortable in the knowledge that we can all help you with your travel plans. We each have our ‘specialties’ regarding travel planning and mine would be cruises. There is SO much to know about cruises and cruise ships. If you have been on a cruise and did … Read More

Susan’s Introduction

Mary Ann StrasheimIntroductions6 Comments

Susan’s Introduction I caught the “travel bug” when I was a young child growing up in North Platte, Nebraska.  Each summer we hopped in the car and drove to a fun destination.  There is nothing like a road trip with three kids in the backseat fighting over personal space.  Many times dad threatened to turn around and go home, but … Read More


Mary Ann StrasheimAussie Specialist1 Comment

A trip to Australia will always begin with the flight. I have heard clients say, “I really would love to visit Australia, but the flight is too long”. Have you ever taken a road trip that was over a day’s drive from your home? If so, the flight to Australia is much easier and much quicker. Fifteen hours from Los … Read More

Elise’s Introduction

Elise AustIntroductions, Traveling with Children1 Comment

Thanksgiving 1999

  I will start by telling you a little about myself and my background. I was born and raised in Nebraska; Omaha mainly. I currently live less than 2 blocks from where I grew up, but the road that brought me back to my old neighborhood is very long. Since college I have lived in Missouri, Colorado, California and Florida. … Read More

Welcome to Our Blog!

Mary Ann StrasheimIntroductions3 Comments

Windbreak  On Beach 1941

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Custom Cruises & Travel ‘blog’. This is a new venture for us and we hope you will enjoy it and check in often! And please leave comments and/or ask questions. We would love to hear from you and have you contribute too. Just a little snapshot of Custom Cruises & Travel … Read More