Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon our travel agency provides upscale booking and travel experiences to their valued leisure and business clients and those seeking the very best for their once-a-lifetime special occasion.
Inspire, create and enhance tailored and unique luxury travel experiences.
Inspire: We constantly seek out new places and travel experiences, which enable us to spark the imagination and tailor dreams.
Create: We get to know our clients, so that we can build the travel experiences that fit their individual interests, needs and schedules.
Enhance: We work with our clients before, during and after each travel experience to ensure that we continually exceed expectations.
At the Travel & Cruise Desk we understand that every travel experience and client is unique. For over 50 years our agency has offered services and products that add value, enhance experiences and provide support to each and every trip our clients take with us.
WHY USE A TRAVEL AGENT?
PERSONALIZED LEISURE SERVICES
YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR
PEACE OF MIND
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND EXPERTISE
CERTIFIED TRAVEL SPECIALISTS
Situated in the heart of Lake Oswego, the ‘Travel & Cruise Desk’ was founded by Julie Shipley in 1965. Back then, a desk was pretty much all that was needed. Julie’s attention to detail, creativity and a desire to help others made selling travel a natural choice for her. The original ‘Team Julie’s’ consisted of three members, who all worked hard making travel arrangements for their clients to any place in the world or around it. Over the past fifty years the travel industry and the way people travel has changed considerably. By keeping up with this ever-changing industry, the Travel & Cruise Desk has not only survived but has thrived. Originally, almost every journey started with a visit to a local travel agency. These days there are other options available, but by offering expert advice, while providing the highest quality of customer service, we continue to add value to every travel experience that we help to create.
In 1972, Sandi Hanna, Julie's daughter joined the team and learned the travel business from the best, while working alongside her mother as her mentor. Sandi took over management and continues to lead by the same example her mother set. Today, we have twelve travel specialists who each come with their own set of unique skills and experiences. Along with our talented staff, we rely on the highest quality of travel partners, suppliers, tools and resources and continue to be the best that we can be.
In 2019, as well as moving one block up the street (from 525 First Street to 601 First Street), the agency also moved one generation down as Jamie Anderson, Sandi’s son-in-law took the reigns.