Joyce Krichman 

San Diego, CA United States
An independent affiliate of CADENCE
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Adventure

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

My Background

Over the past decade, I have traveled extensively through Asia.

As a Cruise and Vacation specialist, I have passionately been involved in the travel industry for over three decades and simply want to share my wonderful travel knowledge with you.

I’m a travel expert for all corners of the world with unique knowledge and expertise in the Orient, including China, Japan and Indo-China along with South America, Africa, India, and Europe.

I love to create new, unique travel experiences for my clients. My goal is to help you see the world in ways you never knew possible, and see destinations a new light. One of my favorite personal vacations was a recent trip to India. The trip included a visit to Ananda, a yoga retreat located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, as well as a stay in a tented camp in Jawai, where we looked for leopards. A much different trip than the busy hustle and bustle most people envision when they think of India, this is just one example of an out-of-the-box trip I can create for you.

Let me create a unique adventure with the BEST VALUE for you.

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Superior service.....outstanding staff

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2014

The Hotel was superior with a superior staff. Large and very grand, as the name implies, located in the heart of Paris surrounded by amazing shops. The interior of the hotel is large and spacious and The Cafe de Paix is a rare beauty with lavish service and outstanding food. Rooms were spacious and cleaned very well each day. We had the privilege of using the Club Level, which in my estimate was the nicest we have ever used. Some of the best French pastries in Paris, with a full bar, cappuccino/espresso machine, wine, gourmet cheeses, breads, a full service breakfast (best omlets in Paris) and delightful evening snacks, which I noticed some guests substituting for a meal. Truly, a lovely hotel located in a lovely section of Paris. It receives an A rating with my family, I highly recommend it.

Great Cruise

By: MeMe

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2014

It was great..learned a lot and of course Crystal was spectacular...would recommend this trip to anyone!

Consummate Professional

By: Dee

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2014

As an Event Planner for 10 years, I have some inside knowledge to be able to critique a travel professional's performance. Joyce is without a doubt the most professional person I have ever dealt with. She solves a problem before you are even aware that one exists. She is always available by email or telephone, even on weekends, and always has time for any and all questions. I can't praise her enough, and your organization should be grateful to have such a person representing you.

outstanding trip

By: Sally B.

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2015

One of the best trips we have ever experienced....the help we received before our trip, beyond our expectations!, Our trip advisor was one of the most knowledgeable and experienced agents we have ever delt with. My husband and I will recommend her to others and whenever we travel, she will be the first person we will call. Can't say enough good things about her help and her professionalism, she gets an At!

Above and Beyond

By: SeattleTravelers

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2015

We have used Joyce to book our last 3 cruises and will continue to use her. She has always gone above and beyond to assist in ALL aspects of planning including air travel, arranging ground transportation, shore excursions and recommendations for a unique experience. She does the work so we don't have to - finding the best deals for our money. We LOVE working with Joyce and know you will, too.

Trying hard

By: Sam50

Reviewed on: 01 May 2016

Reflection: very clean, top maintenance. Ship still looks new. Staff very friendly. Prices for extras getting expensive. Almost no bottle of wine under $ 40.00 (plus 18% Service charge) most of them > $ 60.00. Speciality Restaurants raised prices again. Murano now $ 50.00 p.p.!!! All in all good experience. Repeaters do however note little cut-downs of extras year by year.

Terrific Job!

By: Lube

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2016

Joyce did a great job throughout the entire experience. She was attentive to our needs and did an excellent organizing our travel.

Very Experienced and Knowledgeable

By: HappyTravellers

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

We have had the pleasure of working with Joyce over 5 years now . We got to know each other by chance while trying to book a Crystal Cruise for the first time. Joyce has since then, arranged for us, numerous cruises and vacations to all parts of the world. She is always reachable considering we do not even reside in the US (in Canada). Joyce is very helpful in arranging any and all facets of our trip, and is always trying to come up with the most cost effective option, whether it is the hotel, transfers, cruise-lines or air connections. She has done and seen almost everything and this experience has proven valuable over and over again. She has connections to all the important people in any organization who can arrange upgrades, discounts, and assorted specials and very often can come up with surprises and bonuses. Should anything go wrong anytime, she can sort out any problem with the most favorable results. We totally trust her. Who can ask for anything more?!!

Great trip

By: Eric & Terri

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

The 5th Oceania Cruise and again on Regatta which is one of our favorite vessels. Everything went perfectly. Thank you

Joyce is the best!

By: BBD16

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

Joyce recently booked a trip for us on the Crystal Serenity. We normally make our own reservations, but Crystal transferred us to her to book a cruise. We are glad they did! Joyce answered all of our questions in a timely manner and more importantly, accurately. We have never dealt with a travel consultant who is as thorough and detailed as Joyce. She made sure that all we had to do was board the ship and enjoy the cruise, which we did immensely! Joyce is by far the best travel consultant we have ever used to plan a trip. She will be the first person we call when we want to book our next trip, especially our next cruise!

Very Helpful Service

By: Deborah

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Great trip...expertly arranged.

One of our best vacations

By: Steven

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2016

We just came back from a Crystal California cruise. All went extremely well. Crystal has improved on some areas since our last cruise with this specific ship, which is hard to believe is possible. Joyce planned the perfect flight connections and recommended the perfect hotel which we just loved after our cruise in lovely San Diego.

My last trip


Reviewed on: 09 May 2017

Wonderful, Joyce got me exactly what I wanted/needed.


By: JJ

Reviewed on: 17 May 2017

Very professional.

Great Agent

By: Jerry H

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Did very good job on arrangements. Kept us aware of deadlines


By: K&E

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Excellent! When we had a problem with one of our shore excursions Joyce fixed it, even though she was on vacation in France! She did quickly along her excellent staff back in the states!

Amazing travel advisor

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Joyce works hard to please her clients. Always is able to pleasantly surprise by adding something special which was not expected


By: paul

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

excellent, great follow through.


By: Moish

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

comfortable, satisfactory

Going Down The River With A Professional.

By: Cyclist Jeff

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

We booked our first cruise, of any type, with Joyce. Working with her was a pleasure, and everything went off without a hitch. Great vacation.

Best travel advisor ever

By: Larry B

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Joyce was wonderful. She took care of everything from the get go including some last minute additions and upon return took care of a big problem with the luggage service.

Crystal cruise

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

Joyce is always the best. Very caring and professional. Willing to help with any situation


By: CC

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

An excellent travel advisor

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