Roaming Boomers Travel Agency Reviews
Roaming Boomers Travel Agency Reviews
Carol and I just celebrated the 5th anniversary of our travel agency. And in that short amount of time, we have grown to become the #2 booking agent in the world for Viking Cruises, and one of the top 20 cruise booking agents out of the 20,000+ travel advisors in the Virtuoso Travel Network.
Frankly, our success is beyond our wildest dreams and leaves us thankful every day to the thousands of folks who have placed their trust in our travel agency.
If you are reading this article, chances are that you are new to our travel agency and perhaps wondering if we are legit and trustworthy.
Well, I could talk until the cows come home, but there is nothing more powerful than the testimonials of hundreds of folks who have actually done business with our travel agency. Therefore, we have collected scores and scores of testimonials from our clients over the years and have them listed below for you to review.
Thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time. Carol and I look forward to helping you plan a fabulous vacation. We are a full-service travel agency, so we can help you with ocean cruises, river cruises, expedition cruises, large group land journeys, small group land journeys, and even private custom land journeys. Heck, while we’re at it, we can also book you into space on the upcoming Virgin Galatic if you’re feeling really wild and crazy. 🙂
Lastly, you might also enjoy this article: The Best Way to Book and Ocean or River Cruise.
And now, onward to the reviews…
Alton and Lisa
This year my wife and I took the Danube Waltz Tour aboard the Viking Vili. Roaming Boomers provided all of the necessary pre-planning travel and administrative arrangement for our tour. All of the arrangements went smoothly with the exception of our return flight and lost baggage, which Roaming Boomers cannot control. Carol has always taken the time to assist us for two years running in arranging our Viking River Cruises in Europe.
Steve and Linda
Everything went smooth as usual! Thank you for all your help!
Paul and Sheila
Our travel plans were made quickly and with very detailed information. We were kept informed of changes made by the airline. I don’t usually use a travel agent but so very glad we did for this great European trip. Thank you to all the Roaming Boomers staff!
Fabulous trip…well organized and executed with super guides. I will use Roaming Boomers Travel again and again.
Tom and Pamela
Our trip planning was definitely “smooth sailing”. Carol and David worked with us on a 45-day excursion from Dubai, UAE to Capetown, South Africa with a 5-day extension for a safari. We can not say enough about the way the trip was planned and executed. Arrived 5 days early in Dubai and discovered Dubai and Abu Dabi with a private guide. What an adventure! Well worth it to have the extra days before boarding Oceania Cruise ship Nautica. The ship was very nice, a little dated but I understand Oceania Cruises is in the process of updating their ships. (Looking forward to sailing with them again!). What the ship lacked in updating, the crew, food, and entertainment made up for. Because this was a smaller ship the entertainment was not over the top. We were able to actually meet the performers and get to know a little about them. They were excellent in their production and performance. Very fun to watch and be a part of their shows. The excursions were different than I thought they would be. My expectations were a little too high with what we were able to see. I must say however that all of our time in the different cities was eye-opening and the people of countries we visited were so very kind and welcoming. So very glad we had this opportunity to travel to this part of the world. With all of that said, I have to say the safari was the highlight of the trip. Being an animal and nature lover I can not think of a better way to discover the wonders of Africa.
I could go on and on about the wonderful experiences we had on this holiday! Just to close, know you are in good hands with The Roaming Boomers!
David and Kate
As usual, our trip was planned flawlessly. David and Carol are easy to work with and very intuitive. We did have a family issue that made us cut our trip short. They were there every step of the way to make the situation much easier.
Mark and Kim
My trips planned by the Roaming Boomers (aka Carol and Dave) never disappoint! All I need to do is to tell them what kind of experience I want and what I’d like to see/do, and they take care of all the details! Our recent trip on a 2-week cruise of the Lesser Antilles was no exception! They suggested a small ship (Windstar fleet) and took care of all the details from there once we chose the destinations we wanted. There is no other way to plan a vacation than to have the experience and connections that Dave and Carol offer!
Olga and Jack
Thanks to the assistance of Carol and David Porter with Roaming Boomers Travel Services and their travel partner, Made for Spain and Portugal, we had a wonderful and memorable experience in Barcelona, Spain. Both Roaming Boomers and Made for Spain and Portugal helped us plan four exciting pre-cruise days in Barcelona.
Joe and Cindy
Carol and David were extremely helpful throughout the process, answering questions promptly and professionally.
Julie and Bob
Dave and Carol were very helpful in planning our trip. It is a pleasure working with them.
Katherine and Ashley
We can’t thank Carol, David and their staff enough for a job well done! They took care of all the planning, answered all our questions and even managed to put a few fires out for us! Excellent service!!!
Rick and Elaine
I could not have asked for better service. Dave & Carol were very helpful and responsive.
Kendall and Dayton
Travel planing was easy, provided with luxury trip with very little effort. The Boomers are perfect for busy individuals that want a hassle free luxury vacation!
Nicholas and Glenda
Your advice and assistance was a tremendous help. We will definitely seek your help when we are ready to plan another trip.
I was impressed with the services provided by your company. The communication provided, before the cruise, was very helpful. Looking forward to using your services, in my future travels.
Bob and Chris
Excellent! Very pleased with your service. All the details were handled efficiently and when we had questions they were answered promptly.
Steve and Liz
We were emailed an offer by Roaming Boomers for a fantastic deal on a 2 week trip to China, Japan and Hong Kong with Viking Ocean Cruises. They were most helpful in telling us where to get China Visas, travel advice and great plane connections. Prior to the purchase, we had a nice telephone conversation with one of the owners, that made us feel most at ease. I tell you, Viking Ocean Cruises are the way to go! We have traveled Princess Ocean cruises 2 times, and prefer Viking.
Keith and Jo Anne
Planning experience was exceptional. Great advice, suggestions and recommendations. Constant communication and follow up in regards to details, itinerary changes, as well as deadlines. Very helpful in answering questions.
Sandy and Kathy
We have been with Carol and David for only about 7 months but they have already planned 4 trips for us. Our last Trip to Russia on Viking River cruises was Wonderful. Viking air service really made a mess of our flight schedules. Carol was tenacious in getting our schedule changed to avoid a possible missed connection. Additionally, we enjoyed being able to sleep in on our travel day home because our flight did not depart until the afternoon! It’s wonderful to have an agent who is willing to fight for your best interests!!
Karen and Robert
Another great travel experience thanks to the help of Roaming Boomers. The flights and travel arrangements went off without a hitch which certainly added to my great experience. Carol worked with the Viking flight desk to ensure that the friend from Michigan that I was traveling with and I could meet stateside before the transatlantic portion of our flight.
Excellent service — knowledgeable about Viking cruise options and general experience. Roaming Boomers was listened to and understood my travel preferences and was able to pull together a perfect package to ensure my enjoyment.
David and Marie
One of the best things about the Rooming Boomers (Carol, in particular) is how thoroughly they oversee all of the travel details apart from making reservations. After we started the trip, various changes had to be made for health reasons and Carol took care of everything with the least effort on my part. I would never think of using anyone else but Rooming Boomers for all my travel needs.
Mike and Linda
Roaming Boomers Travel Service was a pleasure to deal with. I appreciated the way they shared their knowledge of the various river cruise lines and helped us tailor our travel wants and needs to the right cruise line. They made several recommendations concerning air travel and insurance which were very timely and helpful. I could go on and on but I think I would best describe our experience as feeling like we had a knowledgeable and caring partner who was looking out for us. I would recommend their services to anyone who would like some help in arranging international travel and I plan to use them in the future.
Brad and Julie
We have been using The Roaming Boomers now for a couple of years. My wife and I are also baby boomers and have been enjoying travel more and more lately. I stumbled onto Dave and Carol’s website a year or two back looking for some information. I signed up for their newsletter and things took off from there. We enjoy the personalization that Carol & David offer. We have spoken with them on the phone on several occasions and they have always been available. We never feel like a number. As our needs arise so will our continued relationship with The Roaming Boomers. I highly recommend their advice and services.
I called Roaming Boomers after randomly running across their website while researching last minute cruises. Initially I was interested in taking a river cruise and David started helping me narrow down my choices. I later switched gears and decided on an ocean cruise to the Mediterranean. Carol took over at that point and got us booked on a Celebrity cruise with a great room. Both David and Carol are a wealth of information regarding any form of travel.
Stuart and Jill
We learned about your services from our travel companions. Not sure how they found you. We thoroughly enjoyed the planning process with you. Took out the worries and felt like answers were only an email away. You helped us book some early flights to Budapest on our own and we appreciated that. Already recommended you to a friend.
Jeanie and Jeffrey
Great Service! We have done quite a bit of traveling and I have always done the planning – coordination of hotels, sites, train/plane/car travel. This is the first time we have used a travel agent. Our phone calls were returned quickly and our questions answered. Great Job!
Mike and Margaret
The Roaming Boomers provide great service. They are very responsive to any questions and requests and never seem to get upset with me when I am being a muttonhead. Carol has gone the extra mile in helping with changes and keeping us informed. They’ve booked an ocean cruise, riverboat cruise and now a land tour, always performing flawlessly. They are our agents of choice and highly recommended.
Stan and Roseanne
Dave and Carol, Thank you both very much for your help, advise and timely reminders to keep us on track with our Viking River Boat trip. This being our first trip to Europe, we were a bit anxious as to what to expect. Your professionalism and personal hands-on approach made us feel at ease. Again, Thank You.
Barry and Linda
Planning was perfect and there were no issues, surprises, and other challenges. Questions were answered quickly and accurately. First rate.
Howard and Gayle
The Roaming Boomers were very responsive in both planning this trip and answering some last minute questions, even when they were traveling themselves.
Lorrie and Craig
It was a pleasure working with Carol and David to plan our river cruise. My questions (there were many!) were always answered in a timely fashion. They were both so helpful in the decision making and then the planning of our vacation. Their expertise made me confident that we were making the best decisions and would have an awesome experience. Their partners in booking airlines were also easy to work with.
Maureen and Ed
This was our first time working with Roaming Boomers and it was a delightful experience. They helped us with all of the planning for our first ever cruise, answered our not always coherent questions, and took care of managing our payments to AmaWaterways. Additionally, they added even more value to our special trip by providing us with a unique excursion at no charge (and it fell on my birthday making it even more wonderful), and surprised us with an onboard credit to use. You can’t ask for more than that!!! All we had to do was pack our clothes and go – the best part.
Barth and Barb
Planning this trip with David and Carol could not have been easier. Thank you for your wonderful planning, frequent communications, and ease of contact for any questions we had.
Chuck and Lai
We’ve used other travel services in the past and thought we were happy with them. We’ve all had those types of services and this time we went looking for something more personal. We found it with the Roaming Boomers. They answered every question we posed and then some. All travel arrangements were handled very professionally. We’ll be back…thanks.
Phylis and Ray
Thank you for helping us plan one of our best trips ever!! The Viking Cruise was outstanding with excellent service and food. We really enjoyed every included walking tour and a few add-on excursions. You guided us along the way, answering all of our concerns and questions. Oscar was very helpful in making the airline arrangements.
Harvey and Zhanna
Our travel in Germany was quite complicated. It required a number of specifics times and many train connections as well as a river cruise. Roaming Boomers was superb at every step of the preparations. And they made it all very easy for us. All we had to do was to tell them what and when and then everything was accomplished. The forms and tickets and the information were sent to us in excellent and clear detail so all we had to do was follow it.
Steve and Jackee
Dave and Carol were able to provide us with a great travel experience on short notice! Very efficient and trustworthy.
Dan and Brenda
I contacted Dave and Carol Porter when the Viking website showed my desired itinerary, travel dates, and accommodation level fully booked. They were able to quickly find what I was looking for, and for the same price advertised by Viking. Interactions with them were consistently warm, professional, and efficient. I’m glad I reached out.
Joe and Debbie
As usual, the Roaming Boomers travel agency provided top rate service in planning our trip. Every detail was taken care of and the hotel recommendations were wonderful.
Dave and Carol
We had never gone on either a river or an ocean cruise and knew little about how to arrange one. We wanted to do a cruise for our 40th anniversary and I did some online research to find something we’d both enjoy. We decided to do a Viking ocean cruise up the Norwegian coast from Bergen across to the Shetlands, Orkneys, Scotland, an ending in London during the summer solstice. In addition to the cruise, we wanted to spend some time in Stockholm before the cruise with our son and our grandkids. I found it daunting to do this directly through Viking. I did research on travel agencies, found the Roaming Boomers website and decided to contact them and ask about how to arrange such a trip. They were extremely helpful and before I knew it, everything was arranged. There were some initial problems with Viking Travel and our flight arrangements, but Dave and Carol sorted those our quickly for us. Finally, they helped me understand the process of booking our excursions and special restaurant dining reservations with Viking, and all of those last minute details that (as novice cruisers) we needed to take care of. We would definitely recommend them to anyone needing help with their travel planning.
Steve and Linda
Overall we had a great experience with Roaming Boomers. David and Carol were always available to help with questions and last minute details. Their experience is a great asset in the planning of any trip.
Heather and David
It was a pleasure dealing with Carol and David Porter when planning our recent trip to Paris and the Viking River Cruise on the Rhone in France. I usually do my travel arrangements myself but found I was too busy lately. They took the pressure off me to make sure all deadlines were met and sent updates as necessary. I really appreciated their attention to detail and they are already working on our next travel experience for next year!
Mike and Margie
Dave and Carol – you are probably acutely aware that we were cruise novices and would never have taken this trip without your “hands on” encouragement and assistance. You were able to find us a first class stateroom on a last minute reservation and held our hands through the whole process of making the arrangements for that cruise and extensions. You are professionals with such a personal touch. for us it meant that we added a life experience to our repertoire that will change the course of our Golden Years! One of us was terrified of what the motion of the boat would do to her equilibrium. You got that and did so much to quell that fear. I almost called you from the boat to report that I did fine. It was a big deal to me and I am now available to serve as a counselor should you need to encourage anyone else with that fear. Thank you thank you thank you.
Larry and Suzanne
David and Carol were very helpful in making this the best cruise we’ve ever been on. Prompt and correct responses to all our questions made the Viking River Cruise the highlight of our 50th anniversary year. Thanks, Roaming Boomers.
Shelly and Alberto
Today’s travel experiences are anxiety prone, to say the least …Carol’s lovely and caring voice on the other end of the phone, answering all of my questions, was reassuring that all would be OK!! And it was!!
Ed and Pat
From the first introduction cocktail party to the actual trip, we were pleased with the whole process. Roaming Boomers Travel was positive and any questions were quickly answered.
Susan and Randy
Carol and David were very pleasant to work with and provided professional and experienced advice. I felt much better knowing they were working with me to select and plan our river cruise. Big trips take careful consideration and they eased this process. I highly recommend The Roaming Boomers.
Anna and Richard
Roaming Boomers was very responsive to my questions and was helpful in deciding which cruise line to take.
Roaming Boomers was a delight to work with. They helped with booking the cruise and also making the flight reservations. Will use them again for future travel.
Laurie and Jim
We appreciated your help. Having you get our flight reservation well ahead may just have been why we had some better connections than some other travelers coming off the cruise. Thank you!
Harlen and Judy
Our travel planning experience was easy and efficient. Everything went well, and we are very satisfied! Thank you for all of your help!
Margaret and Michael
Carol & Dave are a great team. They responded quickly and professionally to our travel request, booking a great cabin. I really liked that they followed up with reminders as the sail date approached. We’ve already booked more trips through them and recommend them highly.
Mark and Kim
The Porters ALWAYS deliver! I tell them the type of experience we are looking for and they plan it like no other! The latest trip to Down Under was with our 18-year-old grandson so we wanted something adventurous, but doable for two sixty-somethings to enjoy as well. 😉 From the Sydney Bridge Climb to the Aboriginal rainforest adventure, we were not disappointed. They were adventurous enough without being too hard on us so all three of us enjoyed each tour! Thanks again for helping us to create lasting memories, Dave and Carol!
Wendy and Perry
As always, working with Roaming Boomers was a pleasure! The travel planning is very easy with Carol and Dave and we are always confident that everything is done correctly and our trip will be highly enjoyable.
Chuck and Cindy
This is our first trip with Roaming Boomers and it was pain-free. Dave and Carol set everything up and answered any questions we had. I would book with them again.
Mimi and Paul
We had never taken a cruise before. And we had never vacationed for two weeks. So, we were taking a leap of faith in booking Viking Cruise Line’s Viking Homeland Cruise. But it was tremendous. Our best vacation ever. And Dave & Carol were there every step of the way to answer our questions and guide our pre-trip preparations.
Jack and Sandy
We recently returned from a Rhine River cruise on the Viking EIR. The booking went very smoothly thanks to Carol and David our third time using their services. We requested an upgrade in seats to bulkhead on our fight and they did everything possible to secure them for us. Plus we were given extra ship credit as well.
Rhesa and Andy
We used Dave and Carol to book our Rhine River Cruise through Viking River Cruises. They were able to secure the dates, cabins, and flights with Viking. Dave secured our travel insurance through an outside company that was considerably cheaper but with the same quality of security that Viking was offering. They were easy to work with and offered up lots of advice and answered our many questions prior to the trip.
Roaming Boomers helped us choose our first River Cruise in Europe. We appreciated their knowledge of various cruise lines and found their info accurate once we did experience the cruise. It was overwhelming to try and choose what river, and what cruise line to use when my sister and I decided to explore Europe. Then I ran across Roaming Boomers online, and several phone calls helped us make some basic decisions.
David and Judy
Working with David and Carol has been a pleasure. It was as easy as a phone call after which they booked with the river cruise company even adding perks such as prepaid gratuities and drink vouchers. They are well versed in travel insurance and can provide an option for that if you need. Any questions on the upcoming trip can be easily asked by email or phone call. They will even answer from a trip to NYC. Maybe they work a bit too hard! We love working with them and this will not be our last time.
Bob and Bonnie
We can’t say enough good things about working with The Roaming Boomers Travel agency. The help that Dave and Carol gave to us before and during our Paris to Normandy back to Paris Riverboat Cruise was invaluable. They answered our email questions immediately and even watched out for our well being ahead of the trip when we inadvertently forgot to provide some information to Avalon riverboat company. They also were the most gracious and generous hosts during our cruise. They are now friends whom we will most assuredly use the next time we decide to go on an adventure!
You guys are the best! Everything was so well-planned and efficiently executed….there was not one single bump on our journey. I will recommend you to everyone I know who wish to plan a trip, but most of the people I know who travel were on this trip of 16 people and experienced the same level of satisfaction that I did!!!!
Jim and Shirley
Paris to Normandy on the Avalon was ” a dream come true” trip. We loved the walking tour of Paris that was lined up for us before the river cruise started; the guide was exceptional in his knowledge and humor. The Avalon river cruise ship was comfortable with an outstanding cruise director and staff; we especially enjoyed the stops along the way, particularly Giverny., Monet’s Gardens. The tours that were scheduled were given by very qualified guides. We appreciate how seamless the Porters made this trip for us with our arrival, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from the port where the cruise ship was docked. We have already recommended this wonderful trip to friends and family.
Alton and Lisa
The trip on Viking River Cruise down the Rhine was more than we expected. We could not have been treated nicer. Carol and Dave did a wonderful job in coordinating our entire travel arrangements both land and air. I certainly intend to use them again on our next cruise down the Danube in March 2019. The trip for us was special in that it was our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival at the ship, we found a nice bottle of champagne awaiting us. What a thoughtful surprise. That’s what makes Roaming Boomers stand out amongst others. Thank you, Dave and Carol, once again.
Julie and Robert
Dave and Carol at Roaming Boomers were very helpful in all aspects of planning our trip! It’s nice to know there is someone to handle the dirty work!! Thank you, Dave and Carol!
Jan and Richard
Excellent every step from the first inquiring phone call we made through arriving home. Quick accurate responses. Helped particularly with negotiating with Viking where needed.
David and Kate
As always it was seamless. I always use that word to describe Roaming Boomers, but it is an accurate description. Everything is put into a concise and organized folder.
Mark and Jan
The planning phase could not have been easier. We had never been to Hawaii, so we relied on Dave & Carol to create our island itinerary. Trying to arrange this ourselves would have been stressful. There are just too many choices – and having the input from people who have tried the accommodations and experienced the recommended activities first hand avoids a lot of potentially expensive mistakes.
Pat and Bill
As always everything was planned perfectly. Shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities were very helpful in our planning.
Robert and Sara
The planning experience was perfect! A call was all it took. We shared our destination and it was done in a matter of minutes. Easy! I would give them a top-notch rating and have shared their travel service with others.
Sabrina and Evan
Roaming Boomers was seamless and worry-free. They provided us with plenty of options regarding our preference for Hawaii with detailed descriptions regarding the culture/scene on each of the islands. It helped us determine Maui as our destination based on the thorough information regarding that island’s culture and activities.They have personal travel experience, which is always extremely helpful and even provided us with awesome perks at the hotel we stayed. I had an outstanding honeymoon, and Roaming Boomers were extremely helpful with researching pandemics for us through CDC website prior to choosing our final destination, as we did initially have other destination ideas but informed us of potential Zika exposure. I cannot express enough how well they treated us. It was as if they were family and encouraged us to be honest about describing our dream destination and expectations.
Debbie and Lane
Using a great travel advisor like Roaming Boomers is always a good idea and they do all our travel planning. The additional benefit is assistance when problems arise. We were coming back from Peru and were booked through Miami when Irma was approaching. Carol and Dave stepped in and seamlessly arranged a return through Dallas.
George and Barbara
Both Carol and Dave were very helpful in planning our Viking River Cruise. They provided us with good advice during the planning stage. Carol helped us out when we had some issues both before our departure and during the trip. She was there for us every step of the way. Very reliable!!
Ken and Diane
Dave and Carol Porter, owners of Roaming Boomers Travel Services, did a great job for us. They handled the arrangements for the trip very well and were very responsive when we had questions. We’re glad we decided to work through Dave & Carol rather than deal with Viking directly. We highly recommend them and would not hesitate to utilize their services in the future.
Del and Beti Ann
In this case, your input was minimal, as we had already selected our tour. However, your involvement following, including air arrangements, selection of seats, and keeping everything on track was just perfect! We felt reassured that you were involved
Andy and Lucille
I couldn’t ask for a better planning experience. We realized in late July that there was an eclipse for 8/21. We didn’t have much hope for finding anything along the path of the eclipse that was close to the event, but David and Carol found us something in Charleston, SC right away. And it wasn’t that we had to “settle” for a place to stay. We were booked into a very nice hotel in downtown Charleston with a dinner the night before the eclipse with a local college professor who explained what was happening and why, and with a private viewing area to watch the next day. All of this with no more effort on our part than getting in touch with Roaming Boomers and letting them do what they do best!
Jackie and Larry
David and Carol helped us plan a delightful Viking River cruise on the Danube River from Prague to Budapest. We did an extension at both the beginning and end of the trip. They are professional and experienced travel consultants.
Dan and Leslie
We were excited to see a special sale promoted by Roaming Boomers in their newsletter. We appreciate the way Dave and Carol are so quick to let everyone know about the specials that are available – since we are always looking for a good deal! They were quick to return calls and to answer all our questions. Everything went so smoothly, and we returned home very happy!
Carol and Larry
All went well…British Air was great, luggage arrived as planned, connection to Paris worked. All in all, we were pleased with the air part. The Viking Rolf was very nice…we totally enjoyed the entire experience. The staff was exemplary.
Andre (Chocolatine) was absolutely superb & well worth the cost. Our day with him was simply perfect. Such a nice young man who was so knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him again. Thanks to Carol Porter for all the planning & answering of my countless questions & concerns! I did not need to worry!
William and Patricia
As always Carol and Dave did a great job arranging everything for our trip to France. I never worry when planning a trip with them.
Michael and Barbara
Planning for this trip was accomplished with little effort on our part. Carol and Dave Porter recommended the venues and arranged for transportation to and from Paris and transfers there making it effortless for our family of seven. They found a convenient delightful hotel during our brief stay in Paris before beginning the river cruise.
Florence and Thad
We were very pleased with the knowledge and information that Carol and David provided to help guide our decisions. We have not worked with a travel agent before so we were not exactly sure what to expect.
Gio and Melissa
Thank you. The service we’ve received throughout this whole trip has been exceptional. I cannot tell you how refreshing it is and how much I appreciate the extra mile(S!) you have gone to make this trip so enjoyable for us. Thank you again for all that you have done. Bon Jour!
David and Marie
Carol and David did a fantastic job. David obtained travel insurance at a very competitive rate and with a favorable pre-existing condition waiver provision that is especially important to me. Carol arranged for private tours in Copenhagen and Stockholm with guides that were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She also arranged our private pre and post cruise accommodations in wonderful hotels. The trip was a Baltic cruise on Le Boreal, a high-end small ship. The ship is so nice it would have been a great experience even if we went nowhere. The guest speakers were mostly interesting. It’s hard to pick a highlight with so many great cities, palaces, museums, etc. But our favorite was Stockholm, which may be the most beautiful city we have experienced – but be sure to go in the summer. I would highly recommend the entire trip. Everything was flawless.
Lloyd and Pat
Carol and Dave’s assistance allowed us to get the best price and perks on our Danube River Cruise. In fact, Carol was able to save us additional money after our original booking. When we ran into confusion with our flight, Carol also was there for us and our travels continued as planned. Carol also suggested we extend our stay in Budapest at the end of our cruise. We did just that and enjoyed our stay immensely. So many sights to see. The ship, dining, and views were amazing. We experienced outstanding service while on our cruise. What a friendly crew. This was a special way to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks to The Roaming Boomers for assisting us with our Danube River Cruise. We will be using their services in the future and highly recommend them to others.
Wendy and Perry
This is the second time that Carol and Dave took care of our vacation needs. We left it in their hands and they took care of all the details. We told her our wants and needs and then she came back with options for us. It was very simple. Thanks so much.
Dale and Sherry
We inquired through AMA Waterways about a Rhine River Cruise and were connected with the Roaming Boomers to assist us in the planning and gathering information on the alternatives. Clearly, Dave and Carol Porter have valuable experience in answering every possible question and are quick, if not immediate, on getting answers and providing pertinent information. We will certainly contact them in the future when booking the next River Cruise.
Paula and Len
Carol and David provided us with very good service: prompt, informative and personal. We received a lower price than Viking offered, and we didn’t have to do any of the work! In addition, RB offered additional onboard perks. It took us a long time to decide to go and Carol & David checked in with us periodically without bugging us. They continued to answer our questions and offered encouragement. We recommended RB to quite a few other cruisers.
Debbie and Lane
We told Dave and Carol the experience we wanted and as usual, they delivered.They always make our travels easy and rewarding.
Mark and Kim
Most folks dream of traveling to places they’ve always read about, but where to start? That’s the beauty of working with Carol and Dave, our Roaming Boomers! Tell them where you want to go, what you’d like to experience and leave the details of making the magic happen for you to them! This is the fourth time they have scheduled amazing travels for us and we would never leave home without having them arrange the details for us! Thanks once again.
Ray and Rhoda
The Viking River Cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow was outstanding. It is a little cold at this time of the year (early May), but a great time was had by everyone. The Boomers were helpful in assisting with Viking to reserve specified cabins and plane reservations and seats. We are looking forward to using their help again.
Peter and Janie
My experience with the Roaming Boomers was excellent. Every detail was expected and planned out. We had a wonderful time with no worries or snags. We would highly recommend the Boomers to take care of all of your travel needs.
Destination: Maui for one week in May. Carol and Dave were so helpful in helping me create my itinerary and holding my hand while making the plans for the dream vacation of my life! Thank-you Carol and Dave!
Ted and Caroline
We’ve been blessed by being able to take many cruises. Our first with Crystal and The Roaming Boomers could not have been better. From Dave and Carol’s expert arrangements to Crystal’s beautiful ship (Serenity) to food/drink/accommodations/
Boomers are the Bomb! Dave and Carol are the dynamic duo! I have used them for two out of country trips, Greece and Thailand, and everything went perfect! They are true professionals. I would recommend to anyone. It can be a bit scary traveling abroad, everything is top notch and every detail is perfect! Love them!!!
Jeff & Lisa
We had a fantastic trip. All of our arrangements we well planned, communicated and delivered without a flaw. We’re very pleased with the quality and value of our trip and look forward to our next opportunity to book another trip with Dave and Carol. The Viking cruise was a fantastic experience. The accommodations and service exceeded our expectations. Great value and opportunity to enjoy hassle free travel. We also had a great time in Lake Como. Ya’ll have some serious clout as we received a nice upgrade and added benefits at the hotel. Lisa was a true princess for a few days !! We really appreciate all your help.
David and Kate
On our trip to New Zealand and Australia. David and Carol made all the arrangements and reservations. Carol made sure to ask me what was important to us and crafted a personalized itinerary for our trip. Everything was printed out and very organized. Have used them previously and would not hesitate to do so in the future.
Gary and Carla
Recently came across these folks and just completed another trip booked with Dave and Carol. Always very responsive. Just did our first cruise with Viking Ocean. After maybe a dozen cruises, this was easily the best ever.
David and Carol Porter are true professionals. They go above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. Carol negotiated the best rate for a cruise for me and when the trip was interrupted due to a mechanical failure of the ship Carol was available and quickly and efficiently made arrangements to get me back home. I had purchased trip insurance from David, and my questions were answered promptly and the documentation I needed was sent to me immediately by Carol. Although we had an unfortunate mechanical problem with the ship, Carol and David made everything OK again, by providing outstanding customer service. I live in Alabama and they are in Arizona, however, their service was flawless as though they were right next door.
Perry and Wendy
Our travel planning experience with Roaming Boomers Travel Services was excellent! From the moment we spoke with Dave about planning a vacation through the final plans, everything was done meticulously and the communication was outstanding. Carol made the whole process so easy and stress-free. Whether we communicated by email or phone she was always there to help us with our planning. We are ready to plan our next vacation and we would never have any one else help us but Carol and Dave of Roaming Boomers Travel Services!
Dayton and Kendall
We love working with Dave and Carol. Great attention to detail, knowledgeable, honest and helpful…always. This was our 3rd major trip with them.
David & Kate
We had the time of our lives. David and Carol Porter made everything much easier. Being somewhat new to international travel, we did not know what to do or whom contact for tours, hotels and transfers. David and Carol made our trip much less stressful. It was seamless. They have a travel company that can do almost anything in planning a great travel experience.
Roaming Boomers were fantastic. Right from the start Carol and Dave were available to answer any questions we had and helped us with any concerns we had about our upcoming trip. They shared advice, shared experiences with what they had done in the past and were willing to do whatever we needed to customize our trip. They set up a phone conference call with their Italian associate for a travel interview with us so that they could proceed In planning the trip that we wanted. It was truly a positive experience.
Kay and Ed
From the moment we chose our Asian cruise, Carol monitored the progress of our air bookings, our excursion choices, our required visas and immunizations, and several requests that deviated from the cruise offering. We used their services again for a recent land tour of Scandinavia. Carol and David as a team cover the full breadth and depth of the travel industry. Their service is always personal and very timely.
Phyllis and Ray
Roaming Boomers Travel Services helped us plan, coordinate and execute our first trip to Europe. Along the way, they answered all of our questions by e-mail or phone promptly and putting our minds at ease where necessary. We will definitely use their services again and recommend them to our friends.
Nuccio and Patricia
Dave and Carol were wonderful to work with. They made booking our river cruise with Viking super easy. We didn’t have to worry about anything.
Robert & Sara
I’ve been following The Roaming Boomers for some time now and have wanted them to take care of a trip for a long time! A river cruise with UniWorld popped up months ago and we jumped on it. Carol and Dave arranged for everything including a few days in Basel before the cruise. It was wonderful to have them take care of the trip. We arrived in Basel on my birthday and they had arranged for a beautiful desert to be delivered to our room. Yummy! Once aboard the ship, we had a lovely box of chocolates from them. Another yum!! For years, my husband has made all travel arrangements for us and he really enjoyed the break from that chore. Carol and Dave did a great job and we were both thrilled with their service. Thank you so much!
Bill & Chelsea
The Roaming Boomers handled every travel detail for us for our honeymoon. After a year of wedding planning it was wonderful to be able to be whisked away on an adventure without the stress of planning. They are incredibly knowledgeable and I am very grateful for the options and suggestions that they were able to provide us. I can’t wait for our next adventure with the Roaming Boomers! Thank you!
Jim and Joan
It was all good!! Everything went off without a hitch. Drivers and guide were always on time, courteous, informative and fun to be with. Would never have been able to experience all that we did had we tried to do it ourselves. Awesome time in Paris. Thanks Roaming Boomers!
Chad, Katie, and 2 Children
The travel planning experience was second to none. The Porters took the time to listen to what each of our family member’s interests were and compiled a dream vacation for all of us. The itinerary was planned down the most minute detail. This was a true vacation. The typical stress of trying to decide where to go and what to do, where to eat and which attraction to go to was nonexistent. We got to enjoy the best parts of Paris and London with hand picked guides that were truly professional yet felt like life-long friends at the end of our journey. All in all- BEST TRIP EVER !
Candee and Dave
Our cousins in Arizona, who have gotten to know Carol and David, hooked us up with them when we told them we were going to Portugal. While our actual river cruise was already booked, we were going to have some free time in Lisbon and needed help to figure out what to do. Carol and David were terrific in filling in this time!!!! Carol and David put together two, 1 day private excursions around greater Lisbon. They were wonderful!!! They also recommended 3 Great restaurants for us and again they were all Terrific!!! We would highly recommend Carol and David for any Travel plans you may have in mind!!
Nicholas & Angie
Our experience with Roaming Boomers Travel was excellent!! Our trip was 2 years in the making and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Dave and Carol. We had to accommodate infants, singles, young married couples with kids, grandparents with mobility limitations – so many factors that made planning difficult; making this family trip happen could not have been accomplished without their help!
Brent and Kass
This was our first Viking Cruise. I found Dave and Carol thru the internet and decided to take a chance and call them. It really paid off. They took care of everything from start to finish. We experienced a problem with our airline tickets that the airline was unable to resolve over the phone. Carol got it fixed within 10 minutes and we were on our way. Carol also discussed the details on a conference call with us just before we left. We felt much more confident with our travel to Budapest after that. These folks know what they are doing!
Catherine and Arland
Dave and Carol with Roaming Boomers Travel are great Travel Agents. They fielded our many questions as we embarked on our first Viking River Cruise (The Romantic Danube). I will definitely recommend their services to family and friends.
Benn & Kathleen
We just experienced another fabulous cruise organized IN DETAIL by the Roaming Boomers. We spent 2 weeks on the luxurious Seabourn Quest on the Fjords of Norway. Dave and Carol did not arrange the 70-75 degree weather; that was about all they did not organize. We had great excursions and transfers. We even had a 2 hour guided tour between arrival of our flight to Copenhagen and embarkation on the ship!!! Every little detail was accounted for and verified by the RB team. They frequently checked on our status prior and after disembarkation. They under promised and over delivered. We will continue to ask them to plan our vacations.
Chris and Kandie
We told the Roaming Boomers about our upcoming trip to Europe and they made it so easy to plan. Having never been to Europe we had a lot of questions/concerns and they put together an itinerary that met our needs perfectly. From hotels, to train travel and tours Carol did an amazing job!!!
David and Judy
Booking with Carol and Dave could not have been easier. We responded to an email notifying us of discount rates on river cruises. A phone call was all it took for them to find us a date and book us on the cruise. Luckily I mentioned we had friends that had been on these cruises which found us extra discounts with ultimately free airfare from Chicago. Dave was helpful with the insurance and completing the arrangements. We will certainly not hesitate to book through them in the future for our travel plans.
David and Lisa
Working with Carol and David was a pleasure. All of our questions / concerns were dealt with immediately. We enjoyed the experience of their company and would highly recommend. They made our trip to Australia a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget. It has been my fathers dream to travel to Australia, he told me this was better than he could have imagined, everything was planned perfectly, our best trip. The Roaming Boomers are without a doubt a top notch service that caters to detail and want their customers to enjoy traveling as much as they do. Thank you for our incredible family trip of a lifetime!
We had a very good experience with Roaming Boomers Travel, I had many questions, Carol and Dave answered promptly and efficiently. But most of all, they are very personable, and since I did all the calling, I would say that it was such a good customer service experience. Always took the time to either answer everything with correct info, or find out the correct answer and be back in touch with me promptly. Thank you for that – Carol and Dave.
Kristi & Colin
Working with Roaming Boomers was an excellent experience! We had never taken a trip like this before and were clueless on how to plan it. The package that was put together for us had everything we had dreamed of. We will never go on a trip like this again without using their services!
Keith and Dixie
Both of you, Carol and Dave, did a wonderful job of organizing and coordinating our trip. It went seamless from the flight out, hotel, shuttle to the ship, boarding and departing the ship, scooter rental, wheelchair access, excursions, rental car, and finally flight back to Detroit. I would definitely use Roaming Boomers again.
David & Norma
We just returned from a marvelous Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise with Emerald Waterways.
This was our first experience booking with The Roaming Boomers, a company I serendipitously found online . I liked the impression I got of Carol and David Porter from the website: people who overcame adversity through starting this business, who loved life, who had extensive experience in travel and wanted to share it, who offered extra perks in booking with them. My impressions of Carol and David Porter now: gracious, thorough, efficient, very responsive to questions and concerns, and most of all, people who conduct their business with integrity!
Paul & Chris
Dave and Carol did a super job booking our hotel, getting us a great rate, upgrades, and hotel credits that we would not have been able to get if we had booked on our own
Albert & Doreen
We were very well pleased with the travel services provided to us by Carol & Dave Porter. They were friendly and helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. In addition to providing competitive pricing they looked after all of our needs very well. We will certainly use them again for our cruise travel needs. After some thought and conversation we simply could not come up with any frustrations on our trip!! It was wonderful from beginning to end. Thanks so much for your help with our trip.
Larry & Carol
Thanks to Carol and Dave Porter for arranging our Tauck tour of the south…we had a grand time especially because of the Porters and their fantastic planning. They were delightful to work with throughout the planning of our tour..very helpful and responsive to our questions and decisions. We will absolutely be traveling with their help from now on!
Bob & Karen
I am at a stage in my life where I love to travel – well let me rephrase that – I love the concept of travel. I dislike the planning and organization of travel. I like nice things, I want to stay in luxury hotels, eat at great restaurants, visit the best wineries and galleries and have a relaxing holiday. The Roaming Boomers have made my travels seamless. I’ve had the opportunity to travel on a number of excursions over the last several years, and each trip has been an adventure of a lifetime. They literally do all the work! My hotel rooms have always been beautiful, the dining tends to be a wonderful culinary experience, and the activities have afforded memories to last forever.
The Roaming Boomers do all the research, planning, reservations, etc. They have traveled all over the world and have fabulous ideas of places to go and things to do. They can even provide a full itinerary of daily activities. Whether it’s a road trip or a 10 hour flight, I just need to let them know I’m open for a trip – they do the rest. I’m a control freak so it was a little difficult letting go of the planning, but Dave and Carol Porter are truly experts at travel. My vacation truly starts the minute I connect with them to start the planning process. I’m looking forward to my next trip with them, an Alaskan Cruise!
Mark & Kim
Since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to visit Italy; the birthplace of my grandparents. The task of putting a trip together was overwhelming and it never seemed to become reality until Carol Porter, of The Roaming Boomers, suggested to help me with the process. Within six months I was standing on the ground of my dreams, staying in the most elegant places on earth and enjoying private tours I didn’t think were within my budget….. all because Carol asked what I wanted out of my trip!
It was everything I wanted and so much more! Carol asked what was important for me in this trip and she took it from there, staying well within my budget! I can’t help but think I’d still be dreaming if it weren’t for Carol and her contacts and proactive research to help make this lifelong dream a memory that will last me a lifetime!
Jim & Kelly
Dave and Carol truly care about their clients and every detail of their travel experience. In today’s world having someone who cares and provides world class service is rare. When my family take our vacations, having the peace of mind that we are going to have some great memories because Dave and Carol have helped guide us to great places is a huge BONUS! Thank you for all you do for my family!
Dave and Carol planned an awesome trip for me to take my sales team on as a reward for exceeding their goals for 2015 and WOW! what a trip it was! Knowing our budget, they found the nicest all inclusive resort possible which far exceeded anyplace I have visited in the past. In budget, Five Star and no hassles….that’s why I always use The Roaming Boomers!
Jon & Anita
If you like cruising and days at sea, this is the cruise for you. Fourteen days of which six were in transit on the Caribbean Princess. Ports of call of Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Florence, Genoa/Milan, Marseille and Provence, and Gibraltar give you the broad brush of the Western Med. David Porter (and his wife Carol) were attentive, helpful, and informative in planning this trip. I plan on using The Roaming Boomers again in the future.
Robert & Karen
I love to travel, and working with Dave and Carol Porter made it a breeze. They made all of the arrangements, leaving me the freedom to just relax and enjoy the scenery! Our hotel grounds and amenities were beautiful. Being a customer of David and Carol Porter brings perks as well, a room upgrade, breakfast buffet every morning, and even a $100.00 spa credit! It makes no sense to handle the details myself when I have these two travel advisors!
We started working with Carol Porter to plan our family’s trip to Italy in December of 2013 and didn’t travel until June of 2014. Carol worked with us to come up with our ideal itinerary and then worked directly with an Italian company that scheduled all of our tours, local transportation and most of our accommodations. Before we left, we received a detailed itinerary with information on where we’d stay, tours and travel and had paid for the large portion of our trip. Once we were off, ll we had left to do was to relax, enjoy and decide where to eat! Our trip of a lifetime was completely customized to our interests, to our family’s stamina level (our children were first-time overseas travelers) and to our budget. Highlights were: a trip to a sheep farm where raw cheese is produced by hand, a gondola ride complete with a serenade that electrified the neighborhoods we traveled through, a tour of a cathedral on top of a cathedral in Assisi, and a dreamy night among olive groves.
Bob & Karen (again)
We have just completed the trip of a lifetime, starting with a cruise in Alaska and then a 7 day journey through the Canadian Rockies. We left all arrangements, decisions, and planning to Dave and Carol Porter. They created the itinerary from start to finish, keeping in mind our preferences for a seamless relaxing vacation. All details were handled prior to our departure and everything was seamless! Our cruise was spectacular, our hotels were luxurious, our meals were all culinary delights, and our activities were exhilarating! This wasn’t the first time we used the Porters, and it won’t be the last! We’re already planning our next adventure!
Decided on a Wednesday to book a girls trip to Punta Cana leaving on the following Sunday. So, that night (Wed) I emailed The Roaming Boomers and by Thursday they had booked our trip and got us all settled! I highly recommend them; it’s evident that they are passionate about what they do and wanted to ensure that we had a fantastic, stress free, girls vacation! Thank you Dave & Carol!
Benn & Kathleen
David (aka Roaming Boomers) seems to find “deals” that I would never know existed (4 day reservation at hotel, while paying for 3) and other such deals make me WANT to use them!!!! Give them one shot and you will never do it yourself or use another Travel a Agent. Worth your investment!!!!!!
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