Doug Caviness 

Columbia, SC United States
An independent affiliate of Forest Lake Travel, Inc. - Columbia
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Bahamas
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Doug has over 40 years experience in the travel industry including two airlines, travel agent course instructor, business travel development, handling a large business clientele, leisure clientele including cruises, groups and convention travel. He has traveled extensively including over 40 cruises. Doug currently specializes in individual and group cruises. 

Places I Have Traveled

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Competent, knowledgeable, timely service

By: NC Cruiser

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

Doug Caviness did a wonderful job arranging our recent Baltic cruise on Celebrity. From beginning to end, he was available, knowledgeable, patient, and a great guide through the whole process. I would heartily recommend his services to anyone planning a cruise.

The Best Travel Agent!

By: Cruise lover!!

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2015

Doug is just the best, most thorough agent I've ever used! We won't plan a trip without him!

Excellent service

By: ripmar

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Doug provided excellent service in booking our recent cruise. He listened to our needs and answered all our questions. We were a group of 10 with 4 cabins. Everybody was very pleased with their room and its location on the ship. Doug watched to get us the best deal and found shipboard credits for each of us. We would highly recommend Doug for his expertise, friendliness, and attention to detail.

Expert Friendly Service from beginning to end!

By: James

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

This was our first cruise and Doug's expertise and knowledge made our trip flawless! The best vacation we've ever taken and can't wait to have Doug book our next cruise!

Excellent Service!

By: Jeri

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2016

Doug did a wonderful job from educating us on our cruise options all the way through booking everything necessary for our cruise. He made the arrangement process easy and stress free! He was extremely fast and thorough and had great recommendations. We are working with him now to book our next cruise...I will not book another without his assistance.

Expert service with a personal touch.

By: Tim69

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2016

Very professional and informative. Doug keeps you up to date with your trip. I would recommend Doug to all my friends and family.

Beautiful Alaska

By: Jeri

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016

Alaskan cruise on NCL was perfect. What a beautiful place! Arrangements were all exceptional! Looking forward to our next trip!

Fantastic service

By: Muddie

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016

Doug is the reason our trip was such a success. This was our first major trip in a long time and Doug planned everything according to our wishes. He was very detailed and our trip was perfect. We met in person several times and in between he kept us up to date with the planning stages by phone and emails.

Great service!

By: Wen27

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016

Doug is just the best. We recently book a last minute cruise, and had just 4 days until the ship sailed. Doug was thorough. I appreciate his attention to each and every detail.

Detailed, knowledgeable and easily accessible

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Doug planned and executed our trip insuring that all of our "must see" places and travel needs were met. After making the arrangements, he met with us and reviewed the itinerary in detail including helpful hints and insights. Upon our arrival home, he contacted us to review the trip to insure we were satisfied. We would wholeheartedly recommend Doug to others and have done so.

Outstanding Service

By: Sue and Tom

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

Doug provided us with excellent service in planning every aspect of our trip. He provided very detailed, specific, comprehensive responses to our questions and concerns. Doug has extensive experience in the travel industry, so his knowledge is firsthand. He was honest, personable, prompt, and patient.

Awesome Travel Agent - Doug Caviness

By: Gregg Stroud

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Doug is easy to work with - my wife and I tell him what we'd like to do and he puts it together. He gives us choices and explains the differences - we love this guy!

Forest lake Doug Caviness

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2017

Best travel agent we have ever worked with, exceptionally responsive great communicator! Would and already have recommended him to friends.

Awesome Cruise PLanner - Doug Caviness

By: Gregg

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017

Doug was and is always such a pleasure to work with - he has planned a number of cruises for us and is knowledgeable and efficient.

Travel Agent

By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Easy, he was very detailed and available to answer any questions. He also presented different options for trips, excursions, and travel. I would recommend using him for travel planning.

Holland America Koningsdam

By: Rickster

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

He was great, and really knows the "Travel Business". His booking of our air with two one way fares, along with the stateroom booking on the ship was spot on!


By: Gator Fan

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

He is the best travel agent we have ever had! He is more than a travel agent, he is a friend. He is very organized and keeps you informed before, during, and after the trip.

Excellent Service

By: Janeen

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

Doing was very detailed and extremely helpful regarding every facet of my trip.


By: Kim

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2017

Doug was extremely helpful planning this cruise. Everything was taken care of, no issues. Great job.

Caribbean cruise

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

He was very thorough and patient as we tried to pinpoint dates and stay within our budget. He followed up with us and gave us a ton of options to choose from.

Oasis of the Seas

By: Amy Spencer

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

Doug was extremely thorough and detailed. He made it easy to arrange a group trip on a cruise.

Doug saved us money!

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Doug was recommended to us. Several church members use Doug. We had tried for over a year to use Doug, but it did not work out. On this 14 day Caribbean Cruise, Doug did a great job by immediately saving us $1,000 with resident discounts, which in many years of cruising we had NEVER even heard of let alone used. Later in the process, Doug helped us take advantage of a price decrease so that we were able to upgrade to a Concierge cabin and an OBC. Doug was great with recommending helpful information and attended to every detail. We met with Doug yesterday and he helped us plan a cruise for our family of ten to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Highly recommend Doug.

Airplane reservations

By: Supahdad

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Actually worked with Shelley Bohlman and she did a great job. I would definitely ask Forest Lake Travel to help me the next time I travel

Cruise from Jax port to Nassau and freeport

By: Jeanette

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

A pleasure as always. He’s very informative and helpful with suggesstions and ideas.


By: Buckwheat

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

Always great! Very helpful and stays in touch! He has helped us on many trips!

When in trouble

By: Crawdad

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

Doug was the consummate advisor and took care of every detail prior to sailing. Unfortunately I needed urgent surgery and had to cancel our trip. Doug never wavered and made sure we had all the necessary forms filled out correctly so we could have our refund processed. He was just amazing and couldn’t recommend him higher.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
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