Supplier Testimonials

“Great trips start with great people.

Shawn and Nancy’s caring, hands-on and always professional approach, combined with their extensive personal cruise experience makes them stand out. They are a lot of fun, too – easily turning clients into friends and friends into clients. From the first time we met, we could tell that their depth of knowledge, responsiveness and sincere love for travel would make working with them such a wonderful experience.

AmaWaterways and the Powers were a great match from the start, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their first (or even fifteenth) River Cruise!”

Kristin Karst & Rudi Schreiner
Executive Vice President & President & Owner of AMA Waterways

“I first met Shawn & Nancy Power at an Avoya conference, after seeking them out because of their stellar reputation and intimate knowledge of the various cruise products in the marketplace. We sat down for over three hours and Shawn peppered me with some of the most intelligent and thorough questions anyone has ever asked about Crystal River Cruises. What struck me the most is how client-focused his questions were, ensuring that when he recommends Crystal River to someone it’s with absolute certainty that the experience is what’s best for the traveler. That knowledge and attention to detail is what sets Shawn and Nancy apart from many others, and it’s what’s makes him such a trustworthy advisor to his clients. Shawn has since now personally traveled aboard Crystal Ravel and so he’s now in an enviable position of being able to share his personal insights on how Crystal River Cruises has set a new standard in European river cruising.”

Walter Littlejohn III
Vice President & Managing Director of Crystal River Cruises

“Nancy and Shawn are amazing partners and have personally traveled on several Uniworld River Cruises so they have great firsthand experience. They are top producers with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and understand the true value of a luxury all-inclusive experience. At Uniworld, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in every aspect of the cruise through our TNT’s (tiny noticeable touches) and I know that Shawn and Nancy do the same for their clients. I would strongly recommend anyone considering a river cruise to experience the best with us and to call Shawn and Nancy Power. I know that they will be there from the moment you start dreaming of your Uniworld cruise and together we will ensure you have an extraordinary experience.”

Ellen Bettridge
Current CEO & President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

“Nancy and Shawn are fantastic partners to Uniworld. They have amongst the highest sales of any agency partner we work with. This is due to their fantastic, in-depth knowledge of the Uniworld product. Nancy and Shawn have personally traveled on a number of Uniworld cruises so they have great firsthand experience. They are also very professional and do an outstanding job taking care of our mutual clients. I can certainly recommend Shawn and Nancy if you’re looking for highly-qualified travel experts who are very knowledgeable on Uniworld River Cruises.”

Guy Young
Past CEO & President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

“The best asset we have at Tauck is a highly engaged and educated travel advisor. Shawn and Nancy take the time to learn, first-hand, what experiences will fulfill their clients’ dreams. Being a matchmaker is so critical to delivering the right product to the client. Shawn and Nancy take the time to ask questions that uncover the essence of what their clients truly hope to get out of their experience. In a very cluttered and confusing marketplace, it has never been more important to have someone who cares guiding ones travel investment, Shawn and Nancy just care more. We are fortunate to have such inquisitive, engaging, and committed representatives offering Tauck to their clients. Funny how many qualities our top advisors share with our guests.”

Steve Spivak
Vice President of Global Sales at Tauck

“Shawn and Nancy have quickly become top travel agents for Avalon Waterways. While many agents may claim “specialist,” these two have an approach that sets them apart. They focus on a small set of cruise companies and dedicate themselves to truly understanding the product, inside and out. They can speak both from the heart and the head on our Avalon experience, and match each customer to just the right cruise option. We would completely trust our friends and family to Shawn and Nancy.”

Steve Born & TJ McAvoy
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Manager at Avalon Waterways

“At Regent Seven Seas we relish in the details and no detail is overlooked.

Our goal is to create “one of a kind” experiences with personal discovery in pure luxury.

We trust Shawn & Nancy Power with our valued guests. They are committed to making sure all arrangements are perfectly executed with great care and professionalism. They are top producers with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and understand the value and essence of “all Inclusive” cruising. We both share our brand promise to exceed expectations. The luxury guest is looking for “above and beyond service” and Shawn and Nancy’s dedication will truly impress you.”

Randall Soy & Tami Louis
Senior Vice President of Sales & Director of Sales at Regent Seven Seas Cruises

“I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn and Nancy Power for many years. How exciting it was to spend quality time with them during a fourteen-day Norway Fjord cruise on the Crystal Serenity and see them in action! Following along on their Facebook postings, while on the same journey – it was amazing to witness, first- hand, their gift of painting the perfect picture of their experiences! While they were carefully documenting every part of their journey to relate back to their adventure-seeking clients, they also remained in touch with them through emails and phone calls. No matter where they are – they are always reachable! They are the Best of the Best and I would highly recommend Shawn and Nancy as expert, professional, caring and passionate travel advisors.”

Leslie Marshall
Strategic Business Development Manager, Crystal Cruises

“Shawn and Nancy have quickly become top producing Travel Advisers for Silversea.

They take the time to listen to what their clients are looking for and then present them the right cruise.

Most guests who come to Silversea for the 1st time have already enjoyed a cruise on one of the larger vessels in the cruise industry. Nancy & Shawn have the ability to describe what makes our 8 (soon to be 9) intimate ships different. They understand that while we deliver luxury experience the total cost of our exclusive/inclusive product represents a great value and is competitively priced when compared to larger less inclusive offerings.

Once a guest is booked they work diligently to insure all the booking arrangements are completed with an amazing attention to detail. Guests know they will be well looked after from the time they make their 1st inquiry to the day they return home.“

Mark Conroy
Managing Director of The Americas at Silversea Cruises

“la Ora na,

Shawn and Nancy Power have a reputation that is all about product knowledge, the highest level of customer service and integrity; that’s exactly why I sought them out. Because of their professionalism and 100% commitment to their clients I knew they would be a perfect fit for Paul Gauguin Cruises. I felt so honored to sail with them on one of our Tahiti sailings in December, yes we were in Paradise but that didn’t stop them from learning and researching every aspect of French Polynesia and the Paul Gauguin ship.

I look so forward to working with Shawn and Nancy, Tahiti is a magical destination and the Tahitians have a tradition of embracing visitors as if they are family and that culture extends to the Officers and crew on our ship and Shawn and Nancy are now part of our Tahitian and Paul Gauguin family, this isn’t just a partnership it’s a friendship that will flourish and grow stronger in the coming years.

At Paul Gauguin we strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and knowing that Shawn and Nancy will do the same for their clients is exactly the reason I would recommend anyone that is considering a vacation experience in French Polynesia to call Shawn and Nancy Power. I know that from the beginning of the vacation planning, to the bon voyage, the on board experience and their guests return home they will have a seamless and extraordinary experience.


Sandy Stevens
Vice President of Sales & Guest Relations at Paul Gauguin Cruises

“Travel Enriches people’s lives!

Shawn and Nancy can help enrich your life too! They are your trusted advisor, your advocate, your value interpreter…………..leave the details to them, sit back, relax and let them plan the trip of a lifetime for you. You won’t regret it!

We first met Shawn and Nancy at an Avoya conference several years ago. It’s easy to connect with someone when they share the same passion for travel that you do. We immediately knew we wanted them on our team! Not only are they passionate about travel, they’re incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The combination of these ingredients makes for a wonderful recipe and a vacation experience that will exceed your expectations.

Having recently sailed with Oceania, they can share first-hand the ins and outs of the Oceania Experience and compare and contrast it against the 50+ other cruises they have taken! This experience will ensure you’re “matched” to the product most suited to delivering what you want from your vacation.

You’re in great hands with Shawn and Nancy. They’ll do all the work and you’ll have all of the fun! Let them help you plan your dream vacation. “

Nikki Upshaw & Scott Kluesner
Senior Vice President, Sales & Vice President, Key Accounts at Oceania Cruises

“Shawn and Nancy are true specialists in what they do. Their passion and knowledge is unique. They take amazing pride in understanding the needs of their clients and exceeding their expectations. They have an amazing reputation in the travel industry. You can trust that they will book you on the vacation of your dreams. I value my friendship and partnership that I have developed with them over the years.”

Lori Goldspiel
Director of Sales at Azamara Club Cruises