Patty Perry 

Rockville, MD United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Years ago while working in St. Thomas I would sit in the mornings with a cup of coffee and watch the cruise ships come in for the day's visit. At that point I decided it was time for a total life change and, as a result, I decided to take a bold step and open up my own cruise agency. Here it is 29 years later and I'm thrilled to say it was a wonderful life-changing step in my life.

My personal love of travel has taken me to parts of the world I would never have thought I'd ever see. I love to experience travel and the awards it brings. I love to share that enthusiasm by arranging the best travel experiences possible for every client. I believe every client deserves to experience their vacation to the fullest and I do my best to make all of their dreams come true -- just like mine did.

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By: Andy

Reviewed on: 09 May 2014

Patty Perry of Cruise Vacations International is an outstanding travel consultant.  She is knowledgeable and she goes the extra mile to provide exceptional service and support. 

Highly Recommended

By: Dot

Reviewed on: 09 May 2014

I am a member of a women's social club.  Patty has planned a variety of trips for our group.  She always goes the extra mile for us.  I would highly recommend Patty. 
Not Recommended

wrong info, wrong shore excursions booked

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 10 May 2014

I was given the wrong info about two different questions I had about the ship and we had the wrong shore excursions booked incorrectly twice.

Fantastic Trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 28 May 2014

My wife and I recently took our 5 year old grandson, our son, and daughter-in-law to Disney World.  Patty and her team made all the arrangements and they were Fantastic!  We needed 2 rooms and wanted to be next each other on the high floors in the Contempory facing the Magic Kingdom. Disney will not assign rooms until you arrive, but Patty and her team continually called to try and obtain what we wanted.  On the day prior to our departure Cindy from Patty's team spent over 2 hours on the phone trying to get our desires filled.  When we arrived we not only had what we wanted, but as the check in person said "Who Do You Know".  Our rooms were on the 11th floor, we were next to each other, and they were the 2nd and 3rd rooms closest to the park end to watch the fireworks.We had a package for five days and four nights and to quote my grandson's two favorite comments - "This is Amazing" and "Awesome".Great Trip and Wonderful service.

Highly recommended

By: Linda59

Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

Patty did her usual fantastic job in helping us plan our Athens and Paris combination business/holiday trip. Paris was the holiday segment. We prefer the small French style hotels in the St. Germain area near Pont Neuf.  This year we wanted a more upscale hotel but still central.  Patty recommended Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. Clearly a winner--still small with great staff and just the right amount of upscale amenities.  Patty knows her "stuff" and knows our taste.

Hands On and Consistent

By: TimT

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2014

We have been using Patty's travel agency for many years and have referred friends to her because she and her staff have always provided great service, delivered useful information and keeps track of developments regarding our travel plans.  After all the years, she has come to know what we would like or wouldn't like because of our past travel experiences.  I never hesitate to put friends in contact with her if they are unsure of what vacations they may want, especially when it is cruise related.  We never give it a second thought as to whom we'll be reaching out to when we plan for cruises, which has become our favorite form of vacation.

Oceania 12/2/17 Caribbean Cruise

By: Jim R

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

As usual working with Patty was easy and pleasant. She always makes sure all the details are handled and we are made aware of any issues that may arise. For example, she let us know that there would be a delay in boarding due to a Coast Guard inspection. While the ship made no announcement and the other passengers did not know what was the delay (even those that used a travel agent) we knew and tried to let others know the reason for the delay. We were traveling with fiends on their first cruise who were nervous, but as Patty handled their trip, also, they felt much better as they had everything in order as we waited. We continue to use Patty due to her knowledge and ability to make are trips run very smoothly.

December trip

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Patty is always wonderful to work with. She knows our likes/dislikes and always over-delivers. I would recommend her without reservation.

Booking Royal cruise

By: Edie

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

It was great! I was able to handle it all by email, which is perfect for my schedule. The luggage tags and boarding pass were a bonus I didn’t expect, plus choc covered strawberries and onboard credit. What a great experience! We plan to use you from now on!


By: Tracy

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2018

simple. Via email except when absolutely necessary to call.

Pittsburgh trip


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

Excellent she is very knowledgeable

Great Experience

By: Michael from Annapolis

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Patty Perry is a great travel agent. After a long absence, friends convinced us it was time to get under the Virtuoso umbrella. We couldn't be happier with our decision to reconnect with Patty and become associated with Virtuoso.

She Listens

By: Sherlock

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Patty always tries to do the best job getting us the itinerary we request. She has been trying to get in touch with Silversea Cruises about our terrible experience but they have not responded to her. It has been almost a month since our return and they don't seem to care that 1/2 of our cruise was ruined.

Best Vacation Ever!

By: Pattie

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Patty was wonderful to work with. She answered my many questions and put me at ease working with her. This trip was a special birthday surprise for my husband and Patty made sure to never call my home and only correspond with me via email. All the extra surprises during our Rocky Mountain adventure were greatly appreciated. I will definitely recommend her to any of my friends that want to go on a spectacular trip. It couldn't have been nicer!

Advisor Review


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

Absolutely wonderful!!! Always went above and beyond to answer questions and help make our vacation a truly memorable experience.

Rhine River Cruise

By: Donna L.

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Patty and her team did a great job of booking our cruise, of setting up the pre-cruise hotel and assisting with other aspects of the trip. Her recommendation to upgrade to a suite was wonderful; we had some extra space so we were able to enjoy the sitting area and invite others to relax in our room with us. Patty and her team kept in touch with us and advised us of changes to our trip which took the stress out of having to do that ourselves. We appreciated the welcome aboard gift from her and were able to enjoy it while on the cruise.

Avalon River Cruise

By: MJ

Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

Patty is a delight to work with. She always has a solution to the many challenges you face in planning a vacation.

Great service

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

Patty always is responsive and has great advice. Always finds th and xtra benefits.

Cruise to Hawaii

By: Jogina

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

All aspects of trip were superb - from pickups, reservations, deliveries, etc. Patty answered all questions with clarity and much knowledge.


By: Legs

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Terrific. Great to work with.


By: Batter Up

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Great to work with she and her staff responded to every question I had quickly.


By: Ann

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Patty had great insight into travel modes and schedules that saved us valuable time. All hotels she advised were a perfect match and thoughtfully located convenient to our various transportation choices. She provided details down to which parking garage was the best choice and her advice was always spot on. Only quicker response times would have made our experience better.

COMFORTABLE vacation with Cruise Vacations

By: Missourian

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Patty is a great planner. She listens for the details of what you want in a vacation AND offers more to make your vacation perfectly relaxing. We have booked through Cruise Vacations for 13 years. All of her staff is knowledgeable, pleasant, and detail minded, as well. We highly recommend her and her staff for planning your vacations.

Oceana cruise arrangements.

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

Working with Patty is always a pleasure. She does a terrific job with customer service. she is simply the best.

Made a great trip even better

By: Don

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017

Planning with Patty went smoothly and quickly. We had a problem with our room on the ship. She help resolve the situation and made our trip even more wonderful than we thought possible.


By: Fitz

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017

Sometime s difficult. Mostly pleasant.

Chianti wine tour

By: Chianti wine tour

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2017

Great, she is very knowledgeable about Italy and she has a wonderful network of vendors.

Oceania Cruise

By: Jim R

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2017

Patty is always a pleasure to work with. She gets things done quickly and gives good advice on the trip I am considering. She follows up if there are issues and jumps in to help if needed.

Every Detail Taken Care Of

By: Bells

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2016

Everything planned, everything organized, totally professional service.

Every thing went as planned

By: Bill K

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Our Rocky Mountaineer trip was a wonderful experience. Every thing happened as it was supposed to (on time and on budget). Patty made the recommendations that made a good trip awesome. We totally enjoyed the trip and Patty is our planner for all our trips..

Fun Times!

By: Topcat

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

We had a wonderful time with Patty and Joe Perry as they not only planned many interesting and fun excursions but made sure there was plenty of time for relaxing and just enjoying the scenery and our travelling companions.

Extremely knowledgeable and exemplary service.

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

This was not the first time I used Patty's services nor will it be the last. Patty is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of travel. She provides exemplary service very often going above and beyond to ensure that you have a great trip. She and her team are simply the best!

Top Notch

By: Andy

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2016

Patty always provides outstanding, above-and-beyond service and support. Simply stated, Patty is the gold standard of travel professionals.

Wonderful Trip!

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2016

We had a fantastic cruise due to Patty and her staff's planning expertise. The room upgrade was just wonderful and we spent many hours on our verandah enjoying the views. This was our 13th trip with Patty's company and we will continue to rely on her to plan our future travels.

Attentive Advisor

By: Pendulum

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

I have lost track of the number of years (and cruises) we have been relying on Patty and her team for services regarding our cruise vacations. One way to underscore how we think of the services she provides is that we have referred a number of friends to her over the years and the feedback from them has always been very positive. She and her team are quick to respond and quick to find answers to the questions we may have, including those occasions when they have to contact the cruise lines to get the answers. Her recommendations are always helpful and worth consideration.

Unbelievable Service and attention to detail! THE BEST!

By: Didge

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2016

What a luxury to have Patty as part of our "Travel Team." She is expert in every way with a keen eye on every single detail. We were a very small group of travelers and she treated us as she would a huge group. We had one particular traveler who was "difficult" with non-responses to the rest of us and to Patty which made it difficult for all of us to firm up plans but Patty cheerfully kept at it to completion as if it were nothing. As this travelers roommate, I was thrilled by the outcome all due to Patty's persistence and upbeat attitude. Thank you, Patty! Can't wait to take another trip "WITH YOU!!!!"
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Portugal Cruise

By: PhyllisE

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016

Great planning, terrific accommodations in Lisbon and on the Queen Isabel, all inclusive a big plus, excursions well worth going on, enjoyed services on board ship. All in all met and exceeded my expectations. Thanks for "making me go"!!

Outstanding adventure!

By: Patty P

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016

This trip was exceptional. Venice is a must see. This hotel - Londra Palace - was excellent. A great location right on the Grand Canal. We had a lagoon view. We were close to all the action. The service was friendly and the people were simply beautiful! We took our two children, 18 and 15, with us on our Italian adventure. We had an adjoining room with them, which worked out great. We loved it and highly recommend both the hotel and Venice.

Loved Portugal!

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2016

I had about given up on River Cruises, until the Douro River cruse. I think that this trip, so well orchestrated by Patty Perry, will go down as one of my favorite trips. I loved Portugal, the people, the wine, the historical sites, etc. Also, Patty pulled together a comfortable group of people to travel with. It was nice seeing a friendly face here and there. It was a great trip--I'm ready for the next one.

great service from Patty and staff


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2016


From the first moment to the last....

By: Sevcoop

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2015

Patty took care of everything we needed from the moment of first contact until the day of the trip. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to about anything regarding what you want out of your vacation. We would not hesitate to recommend her as an advisor to anyone headed across the seas!

Great food; great service; great ship

By: Gino

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2015

We had a great trip on a great ship (Marina). The service was excellent and provided by an always smiling staff. The food was excellent overall; but the food at Red Ginger was just unbelievable. Embarkation and debarkation was fast, efficient, and simple. Highly recommended cruise line.

Wonderful Alaskan Cruise

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015

Patty did the most amazing and professional job putting together the perfect cruise for my family. The Princess cruise ship was absolutely gorgeous and the service was fit for a queen. Everything was perfect except I'm sad to be back home a away from all the pampering and beautiful views of Alaska, a truly most beautiful state. If only I could bottle up the delicious air and bring it home. I highly recommend the travel services of Patty Perry and would love to take another Princess Cruise again in the near future. I would even consider going back to Alaska and visiting other ports next time that were not on this itinerary. Thank you Princess and thank you Patty!!!!!!!!

Awesome In Every Way

By: KJGranny

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2015

We can't say enough about our recent Scenic Ireland Trip with Globus. From the moment we booked through Cruise Vacations, stepped off the plane in Ireland, and our return to the airport following our awesome trip, everything ran like clockwork. Our Tour Director, Paul Barton, was witty, personable and very knowledgeable. He and Jerry Finnan, our Driver, made a great team. The Itinerary and additional excursions were fun and also enhanced our knowledge of this beautiful country. Ireland was more beautiful than we could have imagined. The time flew bye - it was a vacation you didn't want to end; one which will we will remember for the rest of our lives.
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Cruising Russia: An Eye-Opening Experience

By: Roxie&Tony

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2015

What an unusual river cruise experience. We learned so much about Russia. Largely due to our tour guides travelling with us every step of the way from St Petersburg to Moscow and offering presentations on Russian history. We heard stories about the Czars including Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. Then we learned about the Soviet Union and the roles of Lennon and Stalin followed by the events that led to collapse of the Soviet Union and modern day Russia. Our tour guides were awesome! The stops we made on our way to Moscow also made an impression. We visited a school and a private home; very eye-opening. The ship was also more than we expected. It was larger than we had sailed on previously and nicely appointed. The staff was great and we really enjoyed the Captain all though he didn't speak English. We would highly recommend this trip to all US citizens. It offers a new perspective of Russia.
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My favorite trip planner

By: Charlie 34

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Patty recently arranged a great trip for my wife and I on the Queen Mary 2. She is very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of cruising and helps us find the best deals and avoid disappointments. We have used Patty's services many times over the years and think highly of her.
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Friendly service

By: Anna59

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2014

Our trip was booked and went off without a hitch. Accommodations were lovely and excursions were fun. Had a great time on our cruise.

Fanastic Trip Arrangement

By: JimR

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

We just returned from a Greek Aisle cruise on Oceania with two extra nights in Athens. Patty Perry made all the arrangements and they made the trip so much better than I even thought it would be. We started in Istanbul where Patty set up two days of private tours of all the highlights including transportation to the ship. The private tours and transportation cost about the same as the ship transfers and tours, but we got so much more from them. Our guide was fantastic with a much greater in depth knowledge from some of the larger tour groups nearby. We could, also, spend more time in one location as the tour was just for the four of us. All our questions were answered and we had a lot of them. The cruise itself on Oceania was excellent. The rooms were great as was the food. When we arrived in Athens Patty had made arrangements at the King George Hotel with Acropolis view rooms. It was great with breakfast and 1 lunch included. The lunch was more like a dinner.

Disney World Made Easy

By: The G's

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Planning our family's first visit to Disney World was overwhelming to me -- all the choices for lodging, parks, meals, transportation. Since Patty has booked many cruises for our family in the past and we've always had fantastic experiences as well as great prices, I thought I'd see if she could help with Disney. Well, she sure did! She listened to our expectations, budget, park plans, and concerns and prepared options for lodging, price, activity, meals which greatly simplified it all for me. With Patty's guidance and input, we selected the Wilderness Lodge with park hopper passes, a meal plan perfect for our family, and suggestions for activities the kids would love. The lodging was gorgeous, the convenience to the Magic Kinddom and transportation was great, the food was delicious, and our kids loved the pool. Patty took the worry out of the selection process for me and as a result, we had a fantastic vacation! We could not be happier with her service!

Cancun Can Do

By: Patty

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2015

Just wanted to let you know that Patty had a good time in Cancun. Thanks for the recommendation. They took very good care of her there. She liked the beaches and water particularly and the servers kept up with her drink orders very nicely. The food was fabulous although she didn't like having to adhere to a strict reservation policy. Very few after-dinner lounges made for an early evening.

So helpful with my multiple questions

By: Kristen

Reviewed on: 03 May 2015

We had a great trip to Orlando with multiple families. Patty answered all our multiple questions and helped us change our plans more than once!

Friendly and professional service

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

<p> We are very happy with the service provided by Patty and her staff at Cruise Vacations International. We have learned that we can contact her or her staff, while on a trip for assistance. We greatly enjoyed our 5 week vacation in Europe and we were offered the options to perform many of the tasks to set up our trip and /or use the services from Cruise Vacations international. It was explained to us when there were fees for services. We have gone on 4 major trips over the last 4 years and we used Patty to help us set up the trips. Patty and her staff have various experiences that help us decide on various aspects of the trip including knowledge on Europe and Hawaii and cruises. We discussed various cruise lines and on the basis of our discussions, we decided to take an AMA European River Cruise the fit in with our itinerary. We will possibly book a trip with Tauck on our next trip. </p>

They make you feel at home

By: Lizzy

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2014

The staff was wonderful. Very friendly, helpful and caring - went out of there way to accomadate all needs! Room was lovely and service first class. Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back.

Smooth Sailing

By: Roxie & Tony

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2014

The St James's hotel and club was perfect. Thanks to Patty for recommending it. The package deal worked out great. Our transfer to the hotel was right where we expected him. We arrived before check in time, so we went to a nearby pub recommended by the cheery door man. It was very good. Our package included a wonderful afternoon tea, tickets to a theater production, and breakfast every morning. Everything was awesome. Our transfer to the Victoria Station for the bus to the Princess Cruise ship was right on time. The cruise was everything we hoped it would be and thanks to Patty and Cindy, we packed the right clothes for the weather. It was a great trip thanks to the extra care and attention Patty puts into making arrangements for us.

Great accomodations

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2014

Had a great time - enjoyed having door to door service - good hotel location - liked the amenities also the planned trips and free time too.

superbly enjoyable vacation

By: DeeDee

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2014

Had fun seeing many sights, eating great food,especially enjoying the comfortable ride up and back.Well planned trip from beginning to end. Fantastic time!!

Terrific travel agent!

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014

Excellent trip to NYC. Expertly planned with great attention to detail. I would recommend Patty to everyone.

Great trip

By: Petunia

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2014

I especially appreciated the bus/limo. I arrived in NY relaxed and full of energy.

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