See What our Clients Have Said!

Don't take our word for it!  The ones who can tell you best about Salty Dog Cruise and Travel Planners are those who have gone on trips we've planned for them in the past.  Check out the pictures and letters we have been grateful to receive from our satisfied clients.  We hope to add you to that list soon!


After years of booking directly through Carnival, we finally decided to jump ship (excuse the pun) and use a travel agent to book our cruise. Why didn’t we do this sooner? Salty Dog made booking a much more personalized experience than we could have ever expected! We’ve already booked a second cruise and still received that same loving touch that only a personal travel agent can provide. Now that Linda is aware of our schedule and preferences, she’s even keeping us up to date on other great cruise deals! We’re so glad that we used Salty Dog to book our cruise, and we look forward to booking many more.

Jessica Deon

DeRidder, LA

~The life you live is the lesson you teach.~


"The cruise was the greatest vacation our family has ever had. The Carnival Legend was a beautiful ship and all I can say is that everyone should take a cruise. Thank you Salty Dog for all your help and advice, you made the whole process easy and fun." – 

Shelby B., High Point, NC

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Our cruise on the Carnival Legend was the best vacation we have ever had.  Everything was picture perfect and the water in the Caribbean was just as clear and blue as I had imagined.  The Cayman Islands was my favorite port of call and riding the jet skis and snorkeling with the stingrays was a blast.  Salty Dog recommended the Mini Sub excursion in Cozumel and what a great adventure.  My parents enjoyed the Glass Bottom Boat excursion.  Dad said the water was so clear they could see for miles.  Mom got a kiss from a Dolphin and later in Roatan, Beth & I did a Zip Line and Beach Break excursion.  Salty Dog helped us plan and book all our excursions ahead of time and saved us money too.
Getting on the ship was a breeze. We got there at 11:00 just like Salty Dog suggested and we were among the first passengers aboard.  I really enjoyed working with Linda & Rick at Salty Dog Cruise & Travel Planners.  I had never worked with such nice people before and they made the entire process so easy and fun.  My cousin Kay recommended Salty Dog and told Mom “that she never goes anywhere without Linda taking care of things”.   I feel the same way.  If you aren’t using Salty Dog, you are really missing out.

Ernie B., High Point, NC

I used to plan all our travel myself.  It was a breeze this time letting Linda at Salty Dog handle all the planning for our cruise on the Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston, S.C.  We enjoyed being with the Sea Lions in Nassau!  Whether it's a cruise or any other travel, we let them arrange it for us.  We just tell them where we want to go and what we want to do and they take care of everything – and it doesn't cost anything to let them make all the arrangements!  We are looking forward to our next trip to Bermuda out of Norfolk, Va.  Terry is looking forward to playing golf on a PGA course and I am looking forward to the Spa!
Terry and Pam C., Thomasville, NC


Our second cruise was 100 times better than the first, and the first one was GREAT! The dolphin swim in Nassau was my favorite, but my group from the school enjoyed the Pub Crawl in Key West  – it  had us touring beautiful homes with a mixed drink in one hand and a map to the next pub in the other.  We are looking forward to the next cruise. I wish I could go monthly – maybe they need a teacher on board?!? Thanks, Salty Dog, for all you do – you're wonderful!
Linde B.  High Point, NC

Salty Dog put together a wonderful 'Best of Switzerland' tour for us. We were actually in St. Moritz for my birthday, after taking an amazing train ride through the Alps. Great job, guys!
Terry & Ann M., High Point, NC


Alan Dianne

Linda Allred at Salty Dog Cruises planned our son’s graduation cruise for a fairly large group. She made this such an easy vacation for us. Linda did all the reservations and coordinating for our group, including accommodations in Florida for the night before the cruise departed. This was a wonderful cruise, especially for a group of teenagers – there was food and entertainment available at all times!
Alan, Dianne, Daniel & Lori M., Thomasville, NC

My first experience with Linda and Salty Dog was couple of years ago when my daughter's friends invited us to go with them in their senior graduation cruise, which was my first ever – it was amazing! We had a large group and Linda did an incredible job making arrangements for all of us, including making it possible  for us to all have dinner at the same time each night. Linda is the first call I make whenever the word "vacation" is mentioned in my house. She always does her best to find us the best bargains and has plenty of other suggestions. You're the best, Linda!
Laura H., Thomasville, NC

TeraDerek copy Thank you, Linda, for helping us celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in style!  All your great advice on activities to do on the ship, excursions, even your directions to Charleston were greatly appreciated! We will definitely be using your services in the future.
Tera S., Trinity, NC

My wife and I have used Salty Dog Cruise & Travel Planners on 4 of our cruise vacations. We have found that Linda & Rick do everything possible to make our traveling as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible. You tell them what you want and they do all the planning and making arrangements for you. Could not be better!! We plan on using Salty Dog Cruise & Travel Planners for all our future traveling needs.
Dan P., Winston-Salem, NC


I recently went on a trip to Prague for my spring break. This trip was planned by the school except for the flights and hotel reservations. I contacted Salty Dog and was given great advice and rates for the flights and hotels. The process of working with Linda was amazing. She took the initiative to make sure I had everything I needed for my trip. I had a wonderful experience in Prague, and part of that was due to the help of Salty Dog!
Sam N., Wilmington NC
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