Gretchen Nissen

Director of Finance

Are you ready to cruise?

Gretchen’s passion for travel led her to the industry, where she has worked in various capacities since 1988. Gretchen has traveled all over Western Europe, but especially enjoys France and Germany. She has also visited Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, and the Caribbean several times, as well as been on many ocean and river cruises. Gretchen enjoys working with a variety of clients, though her role at the agency has changed a bit to focus more on operations.


  • Caribbean
  • Germany
  • Maui Island
  • Mexico


  • All Inclusive
  • Cruises
  • Group Travel
  • Guided Tours


  • AMResorts
  • Avalon Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

My Travel Specialties

Why Do You Travel?

I love to experience the beautiful landscapes, architecture, culture and people of other places.

Favorite Destinations

Europe, Paris, France, Zermatt, Switzerland, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, and Barcelona, Spain.

Dream Destination Not Yet Visited

I would like to do a river cruise in Asia.

Must-Do Vacation Activities

The tour of La Sangrada Familia in Barcelona. Full day tour from Paris to the Loire Valley.

Best Travel Advice

Read over all of your documents to be sure that all of the components of your trip fit together as they should. While you are at your destination, it is much harder to fix things.


English, French

Dream Destination Not Yet Visited

I would like to do a river cruise in Asia.

Why Use a Travel Advisor?

Travel advisors help with the details to make your trip as seamless and stress free as possible.


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