Joyce Hughes 

Santa Ana, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • French Polynesia
  • Ecuador
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Let's collaborate while planning your individual or group vacation! I’ll hone in on the best options which match your travel wishes. Save time by leaving the research and logistics to me. You'll be well prepare with my travel tips.

I enjoy helping people choose the best river cruise, ocean cruise or luxury land vacation which best suits them. I'm passionate about trips which allow immersion into nature and opportunities to see wildlife so expedition cruising and adventure travel are my favorite vacations to take and advise others about.

I love Alaska for its beautiful scenery and magnificent wildlife. My favorite non-U.S. destinations include Africa, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Tahiti and all of the South Pacific.

Whether you want a land only, river or ocean cruise, let's find the best vacation for you!

For every booking, I donate to Nature Conservancy or our local Wildlife Waystation. I've also donated to WWF, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders.

Enrich your life through travel!

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Dianna

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

Joyce was amazing from the first phone call to every detail of the trip and the followup during and after. She is very knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with and listened to what we wanted and had recommendations for us too. We will be in touch with her for all of our future travel itineraries. So pleased, and looking forward to working with her again.

Knowledgeable and Friendly

By: Bailey

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2015

Agents don't get much better than Joyce. She is friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable - and has experienced much of what we later experienced personally. As newbys to cruises, we were extremely grateful for how helpful she is and how patient she is answering questions. She steered us to a great cabin and wonderful expeditions. We will be calling her again for our next cruise!

Helpful, Knowledgeable, and Connected

By: EB

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

We recently went on a cruise in the med, adding days to both the beginning and end of the cruise so that we ended up travelling for 17 days. We are careful travelers who plan ahead and we delighted with Joyce's attention to detail and helpfulness all along the way. We booked many private tours through her contacts and were completely satisfied with all of them! Even when our ship had to change our itinerary, our tours were easily rescheduled. When we travel again, Joyce will be our first call. She is great!

Well planned trip

By: Dalern

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2016

This trip to Cuba was wonderful. Having just two of us in our group with a driver and guide was ideal. There was flexibility in our itinerary and we got to see things that would not have been possible with a bigger group. I highly recommend Joyce Hughes as a travel agent. She pays attention to details and has a great wealth of knowledge.

Joyce is great!

By: Great Travel Agent

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

JOYCE was so PROFESSIONAL and HELPFUL with our travel plans on a Princess Cruise.

Outstanding trip!!!

By: Kim T

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Joyce was such a pleasure to work with! She was very knowledgeable about our destination choice and pretty much outlined for us everything that we would expect on our trip..from the people presenting us with a lei, to where the drivers would pick us up, what to expect on the cruise, the excursions we would enjoy and so on. She also took the time to get to know us and our likes and dislikes so she could recommend various things to us. We were supposed to take this trip a year ago but we had to cancel and she was so helpful and supportive in helping us get our money back from the trip insurance company. She also helped us pick our resort on land after the cruise and she was spot on! The St. Regis was gorgeous! I will definitely be using Joyce again with our future travel needs and have told anyone who will listen all about her. She was so sweet and really knows her stuff. I would highly recommend using her for your travel needs.
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Joyce is Great!

By: Chris Simpson

Reviewed on: 23 May 2018

Working with Joyce was great! She made our travel plans effortless. They were done timely and professionally. My wife and I had such a great time on our vacation and there’s no way we could have planned a trip a good as the one Joyce planned for us. I cannot say enough good things.

The travel agent you wish you had met years ago!

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Working with Joyce was absolutely wonderful. She took time to listen to my family's interests, goals, and concerns and then recommended the trip that she thought would suit our family best. She nailed it! Then, she continued to help us out with all aspects of planning - excursions, recommendations of things to do in ports, and all sorts of details to help us out with our first cruise. I've worked with other travel agents before and never had one as personable, available, and helpful as Joyce. I have already recommended her to several friends. She made all the planning seem so much less daunting. Thank you, Joyce!
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Above and Beyond!

By: Lori B.

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Joyce is amazing! I have used many different travel agents in the past. Joyce goes above and beyond what I had come to except from using other travel agents. This was the very best experience I have ever had working with a travel agent. This was a complicated two generation multi-family itinerary. Joyce really knows her travel and held our hand every step of the way over the last 8 months. I highly recommend using Joyce, I can’t say enough positive things about working with her. Our experience exceeded all of our expectations!
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Boxes Checked

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

We planned a trip to Europe and Joyce coordinated all the logistics so that we could have a seamless, worry-free vacation.

Smooth Sailing

By: Caribbean Dreamer

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

Joyce planned our Caribbean trip flawlessly. From the time we departed until we returned, all was booked and she explained each component so that we knew what to expect. We could just kick back and enjoy! Loved the trip!

Joyce is the BEST! 5 Stars!

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Joyce is very knowledgeable, attentive and so easy to work with. She is always extremely helpful to us when planning our travel. Joyce is a very experienced world traveler herself. She has so many great ideas and tips to share with us for a successful trip. I highly recommend using her!

Amazing cruise

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Working with Joyce was easy - she is very accommodating. We had a great cruise with super fun itinerary and excursions. Thank you, Joyce!

Trip to Italy

By: Annette

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Joyce made everything very smooth and kept communications ongoing. We had a fantastic trip to Italy.

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