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Raye Mansour-Said

Luxury Cruise Expert

A Message from Raye

My travel experiences and love for travel have grown out of a passion for understanding the people and the culture that form the heartbeat of any destination. I'm not looking for 5-star per se, I'm looking to meet real people, interact with them on their terms, and come away changed forever!

In my 30 years as a travel professional I've had many highlights, I have traveled to Africa where I stayed in a rustic lodge and got to know the native people. I had many personal experiences with truly amazing people, including the Masai people who lovingly shared their traditions and opened their hearts to me. I also rode a camel and saw Mt. Kilimanjaro by the light of the moon.

In Southeast Asia I interacted with school children in Hanoi, met the "boat people" who live on the Mekong River Delta, and had scores of interactions with absolutely amazing people. This region provides for amazing cultural experiences.

Recently, I visited Cuba and found it to be an absolute gem. The art, the music and the people made it an stand-out for me. I've also taken a desert safari in Dubai and have used many, many cruises as opportunities for cultural explorations in standout destinations like Israel and the Holy Land, Turkey and many European destinations.

I was born in Egypt and have lived in Canada, Japan and Australia. I am multilingual and fluent in French, Italian, Arabic and English. Being able to communicate with people from around the world and understanding the customs of their homeland, makes it a breeze to plan travel for people all around the globe. So whether you are from another country or just traveling there, I look forward to making your dream a reality.

It would be my pleasure to help you book your cruise, honeymoon or travel overseas.

What I'm Recommending to My Clients

Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise

Unforgettable voyages on the Mekong River from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of AmaWaterways' highly popular Vietnam, Cambodia and Mekong River.

Oceania - World Cruise

Oceania Cruises offers luxury world cruises starting from 22 days and more. Enjoy long sultry nights in South America, the secrets of the Far East or the palaces and ancient ruins of Europe. The world is your playground.

Mediterranean Spring & Summer Cruises - Private Excursions

Set sail in luxury and experience the best that the Mediterranean has to offer. Regent Seven Seas makes your trip even more memorable with their Private Excursions. With these custom tours you could enjoy the glamour of Monte Carlo, the classical beauty of Rome or the vibrant night life of Spain through the eyes of an insider.

Get additional specials like shipboard credits up to $1100 with sailings departing from April 2017 through July 2017. Fares starting from $6700.

South America Luxury Cruises

Cruise to beautiful scenic destinations such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, the Panama Canal and Lima where your adventure awaits. Special promotions on select dates. Customize your dream luxury cruise to make your vacation unforgettable.

Solo Traveler Exclusive Rates for 2016 River Cruises

Enjoy solo traveler savings on select 2016 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises on the beautiful waterways of Europe. Destinations include Bordeaux, Budapest, Passau, Bucharest and many more.

Regent Seven Seas - Kids Sail from $999 on select voyages European Cruises

Share an experience of a lifetime with the entire family with this special offer.

Save up to 50% on cruise fares for children (ages 4-18)

Voted the #1 River Cruise Line for Families, as named in Travel + Leisure, Uniworld River Cruises delivers enjoyable experiences for the entire family.

Northern Europe - Special Free Luxury Hotel Package*

Get a head start or extend your cruise with a Pre- or Post Cruise Land and Hotel Package (applicable on bookings on Concierge Suites & Higher*). Explore Northern Europe leisurely by making your stay in the heart of the city in grand hotels like Stockholm's - the Haymarket, Iceland's Grand Hotel - the Rekjavik or England's - Grosvenor House Hotel. Close to cultural centers, each will give you a taste of the local life.

Sample sailings are from July through September. Offers include: FREE Transfers between Airport and Ship, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities and Priority online shore excursion reservations. Fares starting from $7700.

Uniworld offers amazing savings and amenities on select 2017 itineraries!

Check out these fabulous sailings with Uniworld in 2017 to a host of beautiful destinations in Europe and Asia and enjoy not only deep discounts of up to $1,200 per couple but also great amenities, like up to $400 shipboard credit per couple!

Oceania Newset Ship

Sail on the newest addition to Oceania's fleet - Sirena. After an incredible $40 million refurbishment, Sirena introduces two new culinary offerings, luxury suite re-design, and an all-new custom-designed Ultra Tranquility Bed in all staterooms and suites!

Alaska Cruises - FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions

Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan are only a few of the unforgettable destinations you'll encounter on these Alaskan cruises. Your journey comes with numerous Free Excursions to match any level of activity. Here are just a few of the types of outings to choose from: nature walks, cycling, wilderness observation tours, sea kayaking, ocean rafting adventures, canoeing and glacier exploring - there is something for everyone.

Special Offers and Cruise Inclusions: Shipboard Credit up to $800, Free Specialty Restaurants, Free Unlimited Beverages and more! Fares starting from $5900.

Regent Seven Seas - 2017 World Cruise

Your itinerary - 31 countries, 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 62 ports in 128 nights! See it all from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Visit Monte Carlo, Bali, Bora Bora, Singapore just to name a few of these distinctive destinations. What's included: Fares Included: 2-For-1 All Inclusive Fares, Free First Class Air, Free Unlimited Shore Excursions, Free Pre-Paid Gratuities and more! This is just one of the world cruises you can enjoy.

RSSC Explorer - Debuted Voyage

The Seven Seas Explorer debuted in 2016 and is known as the most luxurious ship ever built with a contract price for the making of the vessel at approximately $450 million. This all-suite, all-balcony ship boasts only 375 ultra-spacious high end suites which range from 300 square feet to 1,500 square feet. In addition guests can enjoy world class amenities like: The Canyon Ranch SpaClub, fine gourmet restaurants, the two-story Explorer Theater, and boutiques.

Promotions may include 2-for-1 Cruise Fares, Additional Savings, Special Kid Fares and More! Fares starting from $6500.

Alaska - Shipboard Credit, 2-For-1 Cruises & more!

Pristine wilderness and crystalline waters awaits you in Alaska. Experience the following ports: Anchorage, Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Uniworld Luxury River Cruises - India

Sail down the river Ganges on this 12-night cruise visiting the vibrant cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, the Golden Triangle. (2017 Sailings Now Available)

Uniworld: Amazing offer on 2017 Europea and Russia sailings - Free Air!!

Book your 2017 European river cruise today and you’ll receive FREE air on each and every departure! Book soon, this offer is only good until November 4, 2016!

RSSC Canada & New England Cruises (Up to $400 Shipboard Credit)

Cobblestones & Charm are just one of the featured cruises in this series of Canadian & New England Cruises.

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