Turpin has been on hundreds of cruises since she founded her company, Cruises Etc., Travel, more than 30 years ago. Her deep knowledge of the industry allows her to compare cabin sizes and scope out the best locations on each ship. Celebrating something special? Turpin can arrange surprises from specially decorated staterooms to hand-delivered birthday cakes. She is also a pro at optimizing the time before and after your cruise. Have her book your accommodations, arrange for private transfers, and set up exclusive tours in the cities you embark and disembark from.
Turpin partners with companies like Crystal Cruises, AMA River Cruises, Regent, Seaborne, and Silverseas to craft one-of-a-kind experiences for her guests. She’s noticed an uptick in requests for journeys to Croatia, as well as adventure-themed cruises to places like Alaska and Antarctica. Her customers are willing to splurge on trips to remote areas, and Turpin is able to deliver.
"I have been working with Ruth Turpin since 2001 and have booked about 30 trips with her. She works very hard to furnish information in a timely manner and is not finished with a booking until her customers are satisfied. She’s extremely well connected and will get any discounts available. Ruth has been and will continue to be our travel agent in the future. Her opinion is very valuable. " - Wayne Tomasek