(43 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Tim Walsh

Hampstead, NC
Custom Ocean and River Cruise Experiences

As a certified cruise professional, I offer my clients attention to detail and expertise in planning every step of the way.

As a result of traveling to scores of destinations including the South Pacific, Australia, Europe, Alaska, Canada/Ne...
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Australia and New Zealand Specialist

Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney Harbor Bridge

In February 2023 I finally had the chance to revisit the country where I spent six years of my middle and high school years, Australia!  While originally scheduled for 2020, and after completing the Aussie Specialist and New Zealand Specialist courses via their respective travel specialist programs, we were actually hosting a Distinctive Voyages group aboard Silversea's Silver Whisper for 16 nights from Auckland to Sydney.  This time we weren't just going for a 4 day weekend!

While only seeing Auckland and its surrounding area in 2020, the cruise gave us the opportunity to see the highlights of New Zealand as we circumnavigated the two islands.  Incredible cities and unbelievable cruising through Milford Sound were some of the highlights.  Our private tour of the Parliament in Wellington with our Distinctive Voyages guests was also a high-scoring event.

The opportunity to visit multiple cities and destinations during a cruise is one of the benefits of that mode of travel.  After crossing the Tasman Sea we were treated to Hobart, Port Arthur, an overnight in Melbourne, and finally, three nights in Sydney.  The capper of the whole trip actually started on board early in our journey.  On our first Silversea excursion in Tauranga, NZ, we sat across from a couple of shipmates on our trolley ride to lunch and got to chatting.  Turns out they were Aussies and the wife had lived in the same town as I did when I was a teenager.  We made fast friends for the rest of the sailing.  On our second to last day in Sydney, they picked us up at the ferry at Manly Beach and treated us to lunch in their private beach club in Newport Beach.  We had dessert at their home and they then proceeded to give us a tour of my old stomping grounds in the suburbs of Sydney.  Travel brings us all together!

My Reviews

45 of 80 people found this review helpful
Exceeded our expectations
Our AMA vacation was a river cruise ( AMA Sonata ) on The Danube. It was a pleasure working with Tim Walsh. He is professional ~ very knowledgeable ~ experienced and courteous. Tim was very patient and thorough answering all our questions. He addressed our concerns for first time river cruise travelers with total understanding which made planning the trip easy. The river cruise ship was absolutely beautiful .... the staff was fantastic. The trip exceeded our expectations. There were no unpleasant surprises....none. We will certainly contact him again for our next vacation.
By  CW  from  Boston, MA
Traveled to  
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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21 of 36 people found this review helpful
Amazing trip!
My friends and I (a large group of 11) had such a wonderful experience working with Tim Walsh. Tim was very resourceful and always easily reachable to discuss questions and concerns. He made sure that all of our needs were met and that the hotel and transportation staff had received all of our information and requests months in advance. Would highly recommend Tim's service if planning a group (or even a couple's) vacation!
By  tardown  from  Wilton, CT
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 40 people found this review helpful
Great first cruise
Excellent service from Tim. Virgin cruiser - all questions and concerns fully answered/satisfied. AmaWaterways recommendation was perfect - Tim even got us fabulous weather. Highly recommend using Tim - will cruise again.
By  Foster  from  Wilmington, NC
Traveled to  Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tim Walsh responded:
Thanks for the kind words Foster and Denise. So happy to know that everything worked out as planned! I will try and keep the winning streak going with your next travel destination. Cheers!

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32 of 60 people found this review helpful
I'll never sail without Tim Walsh as my agent!
Tim was a huge help to me when I needed to book a cruise at the last minute. He got my son and I the rooms we wanted and helped us out with great tips and useful information. Without Tim, my son would've been sailing without me and would not have known what to do at the destinations. Thankfully a stressful situation was made into a relaxing one!
By  June Bug  from  North Carolina
Traveled to  Honduras ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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17 of 31 people found this review helpful
Alaska was the best ever, period
Tim is the a first class professional. He is always on top of everything dealing with your trip. He is the best Dena and I have ever worked with. He has our highest recommendation.
By  George Wilbur  from  Fayetteville
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tim Walsh responded:
Thanks so much for the review George. Always a pleasure working with you and Dena. I am excited to be helping with your next cruise in December :) . Cheers!

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Destination Expert:

  • Trans-Atlantic

Travel Specialist:

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

Top Travel Partners:

  • Silversea
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • AmaWaterways
  • Celebrity Cruises


  • CLIA ACC, Cruise Holidays CPCE

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