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The Experts at Shari Marsh Travel

To us, Your vacation matters. In fact, those precious days are often the best part of your year and at Cruise Holidays of Raleigh we understand this. Planning a vacation is so much more than buying travel—it’s about customizing the experience for you and ensuring that you spend your time vacationing, not working on “what’s next.”

Whether you are taking your first cruise, an amazing river cruise or your next all-inclusive vacation, working with a group or a have corporate needs, We have the knowledge and personal travel experience to assist. We take the time to learn about you so we can match you to the right cruise line, ship, resort or custom tour.

Our favorite specialty – RIVER CRUISING, Shari has been on SEVEN herself! Smaller intimate ships, VIP treatment, history, culture, wine, castles, fun with the locals, amazing cuisine.  What more could you ask for?

 Best travel agent ever
Shari knows her stuff! She’s experienced in all kinds of vacations and loves helping her customers make wonderful new memories. You won’t find a better travel agent!

LKB - Cincinnati, OH

“Trip of a lifetime!”
I wouldn’t want to work with anyone other than Shari! She knows me and my family, my limitations and needs. She always bends over backwards to make our vacation an amazing experience!!

Emmie - Dacula, Georgia
“Fantastic European River Cruise”
Shari specializes in cruises and is very knowledgeable in both ocean and river cruising. She has excellent customer service skills making great suggestions based on your desires. Potential problems are taken care of proactively.
Steve - Fredericksburg, Va
“Travel Advisor Par Excellence”
Very professional and a pleasure to work with. Shari knows instinctively what the customer wants and then provides it.
The Englishman - Bolton UK
“Expert Advice and Assistance “
Shari is knowledgeable and experienced — a great combination in a travel agent! She was very helpful to us in planning our cruise to Alaska and we appreciated her expert advice and assistance.
Fran - Raleigh, NC

“Fabulous Birthday in Italy”
Fantastic planning, including responding to changes we had to make in very short order. Sent us to the best hotel we’ve enjoyed anywhere in the world. Fantastic tours that didn’t overlap with previous travels. Meticulous attention to detail in travel arrangements.

Mike - Santa Fe, NM

“Fun for 3 generations”
Shari was great in arranging a multi generational cruise. There was fun to be had for all ages on the Norwegian getaway. The service was great. Activities for both kids and adults were provided.

Lizzie - Florida

“Trip of a lifetime for our family”
So easy and wonderful to work with on this trip. Even when we had a few hiccups prior to our trip, she made everything work out beautifully!

Lynn - Kansas City, Missouri
Shari Marsh Travel Agent

Shari Marsh | Owner

  • Sandals Certified
  • Avalon Waterways Certified
  • Windstar Star Specialist
  • Celebrity Cruise Line Five Star Agent
  • Royal Caribbean University of WOW Graduate
  • Princess Cruise Lines Commodore
  • Cunard Commodore
  • ASTA Certifications
  • MCC – Master Cruise Counselor
  • AM Resorts Master Agent
  • Iberostar Brand Specialist
  • Palace Resorts Specialist
  • St. Lucia Specialist
  • Jamaica Specialist
  • Universal Orlando Resort Certified
  • Rivera Maya/ Cancun Travel Specialist
  • Viking River Cruises Specialist

Whether you are taking your first cruise, an amazing river cruise or your next all-inclusive vacation, working with a group or a have corporate needs, I have the knowledge and personal travel experience to assist. I take the time to learn about you so I can match you to the right cruise line, ship, resort or custom tour. I add VALUE to your travel dollars. I specialize in personal vacations and concierge travel services for individuals, families and groups as well as catering to companies and organizations who are looking for an economical way to have meetings, conventions, seminars or incentive travel for employees. More about Shari

Contact Shari

Dear Travelers:

I took my first cruise in 1987 on the Big Red Boat to Nassau, and I was sooo hooked on cruising ….and the idea of learning about different people and cultures…and seeing our beautiful world. 30+ cruises later, I have my husband and our 3 daughters hooked on cruising and travel! And together we’ve explored many places – with our family, our friends…and made MANY new friends along the way!

I specialize in vacations and concierge travel services for individuals, families and groups – family reunions, fundraisers, girlfriend get-aways, graduation/birthday celebrations, corporate meetings. Additionally I work with small and mid-size companies in planning and implementing seminars-at sea complete with on-board management.

I also cater to companies and organizations who are looking for an economical way to have meetings, conventions, seminars or incentive travel for employees. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an on-board event manager who knew your electronic needs, meeting space arrangements and handled the travel for all your attendees?

For a vacation most people only dream about…or assistance with your group plans, just call me at 919-747-9996. I look forward to “meeting” you…..and helping you MAKE MEMORIES! Oh and by the way, by the time I’m done with you….you’ll be hooked on cruising and travel, too!

Cheers

Shari Marsh

Shari Marsh

MCC certified by CLIA – Cruise Line International.
Certified Alaska Specialist
Certified Caribbean Specialist
Certified Mediterranean Specialist

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Couples & Romance
  • Luxury Travel
  • All Inclusive
  • European Culture
  • Skiing & Winter Sports
  • Small Ship Cruising

Destination Expertise:

  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Canada / New England
Jareen Lyda Travel Agent

Jareen Lyda
Travel Specialist

I fell in love with travel as a child while on extended road trips with my family. I was able to take my first trip to Europe at the age of 18 on a summer volunteer project. I attended Northwest School of Travel and worked in the industry for several years before taking my professional life in another direction. Realizing I loved to plan my family vacations almost as much as taking them, I returned to the travel business in 2006 joining Cruise Holidays. I have cruised extensively from the US including Mexico and Europe. I specialize in Alaska, Hawaii and Europe river cruises.

Contact Jareen

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Family Reunion Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Family & Beach Vacations
  • Disney Vacations

Destination Expertise:

  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Europe