Dan Twomey 

Novato, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have to credit my love of travel to my father, an Irishmanwho instilled in me the culture of his native land. He was also in the airlinebiz, so I got to travel a lot as a kid. Since then, I’ve visited the countriesof the Western Mediterranean, as well as Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii,Tahiti and Alaska.My cruise career has taken me aboard Crystal, Holland America,Princess and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. I love helping clients plan their dreamcruises and tours. And it’s the best feeling in the world when they return home and thank me for all I’ve been able to do for them.

Whether you want a memorable one-week cruise to your favorite corner of the globe or an around-the-world adventure byprivate jet (yes, I’ve arranged that too),I’m sure we’ll enjoy working together.

Places I Have Traveled

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An absolutely beautiful Alaska cruise!

By: Ingrid41

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2015

From the moment we stepped onto the ship we knew it was the right choice to have made to pay the high price with Silversea. Food, Service, Butler Mark on SilverShadow Aug 5 to Aug 13 Seward to Vancouver excellent.

very pleased with dan. would use him again without hesitation.

By: triple3

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015

dan, my new agent with cruise specialist, was so very helpful, informative and most of all, patient. to me being patient with a client is the most important factor when deciding on a good agent. returning calls or emails is also another important factor to me. would use dan again as my agent. was a pleasure having him as my agent.

Knowledgeable & Customer Service Oriented

By: RobT

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2015

Dan was great to work with. Always available to answer questions and give suggestions. Don't know why anybody would ever book s cruise on the Internet. I would highly recommend working with Dan when booking a cruise. It doesn't cost any extra and in fact is cheaper when he gets involved. Rob T

Travel with Cruise Specialists

By: Bobbie

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2015

Dan Towomey has always been professional and efficient. He responds quickly to any questions we have posed and has followed up with concerns about the tours. I have recommended him to several friends.

Airport and cruise assistance was very good. Well run ship.

By: Doug

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2016

Over all our air and cruise were good well organised. The problems were our own limitations.

What am I reviewing?

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2016

Dan Twomey's service as always was very helpful. The cruise was fine. The food was very good. The lack of any lectures on board was disappointing but I think that is standard with RC.

Great advice and support

By: ByronSF

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2016

Having not cruised much before, Dan provided us expert advice and fast full support that made the trip a terrific success. I highly recommend using his services for trip planning if you are a new cruiser or an experienced voyager. Besides helping explain the many confusing add-ons and options, Dan helped negotiate an upgrade to a suite on the ship at a very reasonable added cost. Without his guidance we would have missed this valuable opportunity. We will definitely book another trip through Dan next year

Good job!

By: ellie

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

This was a wonderful trip. The boat was nice, the stops were great and the flight connections were good.

Fascinating Global Cruise


Reviewed on: 06 May 2016

The Holland America itinerary included more than a dozen new ports to their total of 42. Townsville, Australia, was the first visit for HAL. As always the food was superb, the entertainment entertaining, and the service exemplary. A special commendation is due to Debby Bacon in the Piano Bar for her continuous frolicking music and games. Wendy and Steve from Cruise Specialists were a great addition that provided the extra help we needed on occasion.

There When We Needed Him

By: BobH

Reviewed on: 11 May 2016

Dan has been available and responsive. When we decided to upgrade our cruise cabin at the last minute, he was able to complete the transaction quickly and without hassle. We will keep coming back to Dan.

Cruise Prefect Advisor

By: AndyHil

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Thanks for great advice and help, made a very special trip perfect! Always helpful even when asked silly questions.

Great Grand Med Trip

By: Red2

Reviewed on: 11 May 2016

Our Grand Med trip on the Prinsendam was terrific. Not only did Dan from Cruise Specialists acquire the cabin we requested, but also he was able to change our dining choice of table size and location only days before our sailing date. All the paperwork we received was easy to follow and left little on our part as far as questions were concerned. Enjoyed the on-board hosts, Henk and Lucia as well as the nice gifts we received from Cruise Specialists (jackets and tote bags). And not only did our on-board host and hostess remember my birthday when it came about, but Dan even sent a nice birthday greeting. We will definitely use Cruise Specialists and specifically Dan Twomey for our next cruising adventure.

Good tour, great service

By: Phil V

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

We had an excellent Viking river cruise. The accommodations were excellent, the food was good, and the service was superb. Most of the guides were excellent, the buses were comfortable, and our access to the various sites went very smoothly. The only limitations were that our internet access was quite weak, and on 3 or 4 evenings we moored at essentially industrial docks, too far to access the cities.

Great service

By: Glenn

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

Long trip, but wonderful.

Great service

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

Love Tuack and our river cruise on the Danube was divine. Dan helped get us transferred to the date we wanted without penalty and we appreciate his efforts! Love Dan and Cruise Specialists!

He did a fine job

By: Tim and Fran

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

We used Shannon Nelson as a consultant for probably 15 or so years. We miss her. Dan picked up the final delivery of paper work and it went well.

QM2 transatlantic

By: Kennethgarr

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2016

(see detailed e-mail) The cruise as very enjoyable. Service on board was good.. We passed up Showtime, (too loud for some of us seniors); attended some lectures --good; spent most time relaxing nd reading. Several foggy days with rain, and a stormy day, and the rest fair. embarking and disembarking, --- because of an increase of seniors needing wheelchair assistance, there were not enough attendants available with wheelchairs and the wait time was excessive. Cunard needs to review their protocol.

The best!

By: MarkLA

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Dan always provides excellent service.

Dan Is Our Cruise Advocate

By: RichHAL

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2016

Dan is fantastic to work with. He gives us prompt replies to all of our questions. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Cruise industry. On this Cruise, he worked out a better cruise price for us, saving us thousands of dollars! Having Dan in our corner makes us feel like we will get the best Cruise price possible. We look forward to working with Dan in the future and have already booked two more Cruises with him. Thanks Dan, for your help and support!

Ensured a Wonderful Time


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2016

Dan took care of all the details and ensured wise financial decisions so I could have a carefree and wonderful tome.

Very responsive and helpful

By: Donna Lee

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2016

Dan is and has always been very responsive. He listens to me and helps me get what I want in a cruise. When there are issues with the cruise line, he works to resolve them. All in all, I have the utmost trust in what Dan delivers.

Best cruise ever

By: Ginny

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Dan's arrangements worked perfectly. We enjoyed this trip more than any we've taken with him. He always does a great job for us, and if potential problems arise he quickly solves them.


By: Bobbie L

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Love the two Silver Seas cruises this year. We enjoy the service on Silver Seas. Dan takes care of us as we plan our trips. Have enjoyed working with him the past few years.

alaska 2016

By: friend

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

week on land...great weather...great itinerary...congenial travellers...land tours fun...land food fine princess ship for a week...food fantastic...cabin fine...itinerary good...crew service uneven

Review Is Largely Irrelevant

By: Jeff44

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Dan was the third of the Cruise representatives that handled my case. He was helpful insofar as answering some last minute queries. It was after I was aboard the boat that I learned about information I feel should have been imparted to me from the beginning. I would be willing to work with Dan again.

very friendly

By: jd

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2016

Cruise directors were great and so was crew.

Paul Gauguin Cruise and Friendly Passengers

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2016

The Cook and Society Islands cruise was wonderful. We were among 100+ passengers who had a late flight into Papette, and we transferred directly to the ship from the airport at 11:30 p.m. with no problems. We were disappointed not to have been aboard earlier in the day had we flown the prior night. We were able to book 6 excursions for the various stops on the first day because family commitments had prevented us from making arrangements. We enjoyed the Cook Islands although most stores were closed because of a national holiday, and the water was cooler than anticipated. Bora Bora and Taha'a were the high points of the trips with the interesting and challenging water and snorkel experiences. Weather was a concern in Moorea, but it cleared up and we enjoyed our last two days. We hiked an hour to the top of Magic Mountain, an arduous experience. Staying on the ship until after having lunch was a classy ending. We also enjoyed the day room as we waited for our midnight flight home.

Regents Seven Seas Montreal to Miami

By: Bobbie

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2016

Dan always take care of all the pre cruise details and keeps everything on course so that when we step on the ship we know that we will always have a great experience. He has never disappointed us.

On top of it

By: Tme62

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2016

Dan is both organized and timely. Knows his business and was able to find the best deal. This was my first time working with Dan, and going forward Dan is the man if your planning on taking a cruise.

Top Notch Service

By: CaroleB

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2016

Dan did an outstanding job for our 42 day Atlantic Adventurer cruise on Holland America. We asked for a table for 2 (or 4) near a window. Wow, Dan sure came through on that one! We were at an excellent table for 2 right at the very aft of the ship in the main dining room for the first seating on Deck 5 (upper dining room deck) and the view was incredible. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Dan also came through for us booking a window cabin mid ship and that's exactly where we were. Many thanks to Dan and Cruise Specialists for taking care of these details and we will certainly be using them again.


By: Ray

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Dan was very attentive, and always quickly responded to questions.

Excellent Service


Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2016

Dan always gives his best. Friendly advice, quick service and always there for his clients. His research for anything pertaining to travel is always thorough and reliable. I have used his services for years and he always keeps me in mind when he comes across a deal he may think I am interested in. Fast at returning information and questions. I could not ask for a better travel agent.

fantastic service

By: Dr E.L.

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

I would like to thank Dan for his help facilitating our wonderful Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity eclipse ship. He was very knowledgeable and caring during the process. He very patient with my many questions . We had a great trip. Thanks Dan.

Great Trip

By: Flower

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2017

The holiday cruise booked by Dan was a great way to spend my Christmas and New Years vacation. Everything went according to plan and I certainly enjoyed the warm weather break from winter. Dan has always done well for me, and immediately gets back to me with answers to any questions or concerns.


By: Suki

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2017

Very thorough, answered questions, followed up, gave good suggestions

Need an Advisor?

By: Fickle Rose

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Dan is always on top of things. He always finds the best price available.Thanks, Dan.

Dan is Knowledgable and Helpful

By: Hooked on Cruising

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Dan was great to work with. He set up everything for us and our trip went perfectly. He got us a great deal and added a lot of extras to our cruise. We feel that he got us a much better deal than dealing with Holland America directly. We can't wait until our next cruise!

Bordeaux, FR trip via Viking River Cruise

By: Scott H Bao

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

Easy to work with, very polite and professional, provided all necessary info/docs in time manner. Highly recommend to others and would work with Dan again on next the voyage.

Cuba trip

By: Cruise Travelers

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Easy! Dan gets back quickly with all information requested. Worked with him twice and willdo again for next cruise.

Med Cruise April 2017

By: Bruno

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Working with Dan was great, he looked after everything and was so helpful . The booking went very smoothly.

Cruise Barcelona to Rome April 2017

By: Jacquie747

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

As this was my first cruise, I was delighted that Dan Twomey was my agent. He knew what I wanted and he went above and beyond to make sure that my cruise would be what I dreamed it would be and it certainly did not disappoint. Communication with Dan was excellent and I had no problems with the booking. I would most definitely recommend Dan Twomey to my family and friends.

Love Cruise Specialists

By: vabred

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

Dan always responds quickly to any questions or requests. His attention to detail is perfect! We love working with him.

Always responsive and helpful

By: Stan Haidl

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

We've been booking travel with Dan Twomey for several years. Dan Always responds to our requests and needs promptly and satisfactorily. He knows what accommodations and special services we look for and anticipates our requests. One special thing we appreciate about Dan is that he makes recommendations about things we may not have thought about. We have been traveling for over fifty years and have never worked with an agent as good as Dan.

Review Your Advisor

By: din

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Dan is helpful, pleasant to work with, and takes care of any and all situations that come up concerning our trip.

Danner's take on his latest cruise

By: Danner

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Dan Twomey works vigorously to maintain rapid-dynamic, timely-responsive client relationships. There is never a sense of 'what's next'... Dan is already there!

The Best

By: Roe

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Dan has been my travel advisor for many years now & I still feel he is the best travel advisor that I have ever worked with. I always know he is looking out for me. He keeps track of all the things I need to get done before any of my trips. If there is a better way for me to enjoy my vacation he will come up with it. Whenever, something goes wrong which seems to happen occasionally whenever you travel anyplace, I know I can turn to Dan for help and assistance to get things right. I give his card to all my friends and relatives and I recommend him highly.


By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 17 May 2017

Dan is great to work with. He has planned several trips for me and everything goes smoothly. He is quick and efficient. He also returns calls promptly. I strongly recommend Dan.

Scenic River Cruise

By: BobbieL

Reviewed on: 18 May 2017

Dan is always great. He made sure we completed all of the passenger forms on time as well as our choices for excursions. The company website was hard to navigate and his links to us made everything easy.

Po River cruise

By: Donna Lee

Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

Dan is very responsive and informative. He answers many questions openly during any decision making process. He is very easy to work with.

My trip to South Africa

By: Muffy

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

Dan was amazing! We were setting up the trip with another couple, and he made it very easy for us. His recommendations were helpful, and his answers to our questions were accurate and quick. Even when we changed our minds about arrangements, he was quick to set things in motion and get the job done. He stayed on top of our flight times, etc., and alerted us to changes. In addition to being efficient and helpful, he has a wonderful sense of humor and is quick to laugh. It makes one feel like he really likes his job. I would recommend Dan (and I already have) to friends and family with my sincere endorsement. I will continue to book trips with Dan. My husband and I think he is absolutely wonderful!

Africa by River & Rail

By: Griggs

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017

Very helpful. Always quick to get back with answers to questions.

hawaii tour

By: O

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

We love working with Dan. Attentive, cooperative and very knowledgeable

Anniversary Cruise

By: Bob & Bev

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Always excellent!


By: Susi

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

He was very helpful and tried hard to meet our needs

Alaska 2017

By: Rusty

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Dan was responsive to helping with final preparations of my cruise. Due to the departure of previous consultant, he picked up where the other left off. The transition was seemless.

Mississippi cruise

By: Marian

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Dan was always helpful, going out of his way to find answers to my strange questions. I was experienced traveling on big cruise ships, and there were adjustments traveling on this little boat. I was always comfortable and I met nice people. The food was good, becoming more Southern every day. It was me that had to make adjustments.

gets things done

By: happy cruiser

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

very easy.. all questions answered promptly

QM2 a lovely ship. Many changes over the years since the maiden world cruise

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Working with Dan is always fun

Princess cruise

By: Gram

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Very helpful.from the beginning phases of our trip until we went

Voyage of the Vikings

By: Ter

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2017

Dan is very efficient. If he does not know the answer to a question he will find out and will get right back to you.

Advisor review

By: Betsy

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

He was very helpful making arrangements, sending reminders

Going forward with Dan

By: Annie

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Our plans were made with Debra. She left and Dan took over our account. I really don't feel that I can give a real review since we really have not worked with from beginning to end of our experience. He did respond quickly and efficiently to any questions or concerns that I raised.

Great agent

By: Texas gram

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Dan Twomey has worked with us for several years. Always on top of our needs. Keeps us informed and easy to contact.

neil and JOanne GROSSMAN

By: jodomer

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

HE IS the BEST....he alwYS CHECK EVERY portion of our trips and follows through on every detale


By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Dan is always on top of things. He makes booking our travel easy.

Working with Dan Twomey

By: Suzie

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Dan Twomey was great to work with. He got back to us quickly when we had questions. He followed through on our airline requests. He also provided information about ground transportation in London. .

An outstanding cruise consultant!

By: Sailor

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dan. He is just the right mix of fun and professional. I was always amazed at the speed of his responses and his ability to solve problems quickly. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a delightful laugh. Our conversations were always enjoyable and informative. He is probably the best travel agent we have ever worked with in the 25 years we have been traveling. I am recommending him to anyone who expresses an interest in cruising.


By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Have worked with him for years. He is very competent, wonderful attitude, always there when you need him. I can't say enough good about him.


By: First-Time Cruiser

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Always got back to me w/ answers if didn’t initially know

Mediterranean cruise

By: louie

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

Dan was very helpful in helping us coordinate our travel with 2 other couples. We were leaving from Florida, Arizona and Illinois to meet in Barcelona. All went well and on time.

Cruise to Italy and Greece

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Dan was efficient polite and easy to work with

Coastal Cruise 10/17

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

As always, Dan is a delight and I look forward to work with him on my travel plans.
Not Recommended

Booking on viking Ocean

By: marty

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

When we met with Dan to book the cruise the meeting was fine. However, he was quite remiss in reviewing the cruise details with us and advising us about possible problems with the booking. (We are octogenarians and not as sharp as in the past. Ha!) Also, we almost missed a very important package from Viking and it was only through our insistence and persistence that we finally received the package. Dan was responsive when we initiated contact with him and followed through when he said he would.

Always the best

By: 1Califtraveler

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

I’ve been trusting Dan with my cruises for many years. He’s always the most attentive travel director.

2017 Cruise

By: Marge

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Dan is always helpful and professional. Always a pleasure to work with him.

cruise review

By: JD

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Been working with Tom for many of years. Very good at his job.



Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018


Asia &Pacific

By: Nellie

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Easy and uncomplicated

Australia and the South Pacific

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

It was easy to contact Dan. He was able to return my call or email me with the information I needed.

Travel agent

By: Bobbie L

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Dan is very professional and is very responsive to my emails and phone calls. He works very hard to help us with travel plans and unexpected problems like airplanes delaying or canceling flights.

Good Cruise/Great Family Vacation

By: Boston G.D.P.

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Dan is always a pleasure to deal with. He is professional and efficient.


By: BJ

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

Very Good. We have worked with Dan on previous Princess cruises.

So. Caribbean and Cuba Cruises

By: Kawika

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Always excellent.

Oceania's Seaswept Breezes

By: Margie

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

For over five years Dan has assisted my husband and me with several Oceania cruises and Tauck tours. He is very efficient and responds promptly to my questions and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to fellow travelers.

good trip

By: happy traveler

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

good agent. responds to all questions and helpful

Impossible to rate

By: Alan Hesdorffer

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

Mary Ellsworth was my advisor and I have yet to work with Dan Twomey

Caribbean Float Around

By: Carole B

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Dan is very understanding taking into account all our timing constraints and/or medical issues. We hope to use his services again in the near future and have always been satisfied in the past.

Makes Travel Easy

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Dan is great to work with. He always gets the best prices and perks. He always responds to a question right away. I highly recommend Dan.

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