Specializing in customized luxury vacations and journeys, Cruise and World Travel, a member of Virtuoso, has a passion for creating genuine travel experiences and orchestrating vacations that fulfill your travel dreams.Our travel expertise, in combination with our access to extensive global travel contacts, allows Cruise and World Travel to plan the perfect honeymoon packages, African luxury safaris tours, cruises, destination weddings, multigenerational family vacations, or custom land packages. Cruise and World Travel delivers top-tier responsive service, exclusive rates and upscale amenities not found online or available to the general public. With 25+ years as a leading travel agency, we have the world covered for you.

We are members of Regent Seven Seas Cruise Council, Belmond, formerly known as the Orient Express Bellini Club, we are also members of the Rosewood Elite Hotel program and have special amenities and rates at Relais and Chateaux and Preferred Hotels worldwide. As a member of Virtuoso’s cruise committee for 12 years, Nancy Yale, owner and founder of Cruise and World Travel has been recognized by Travel and Leisure as an “A-List Top Travel Expert,” as well as named one of the Top 25 Agents by Travel Agent magazine. We have been quoted in several publications including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Kiplingers’ Personal Finance, Family Circle and Bride’s, to name a few.


We are a small team with big personalities and diverse tastes. We have different geographic areas of expertise, but we share a passion for creating unforgettable travel experiences for our clients.

Nancy K. Yale

Founder & Managing Director nyale@dt.com | 203-254-3225


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Having travelled personally with my husband and family of three children for the past 25 years to many countries around the world, I am able to create unique travel experiences with dedicated customer service and expert insights. Throughout my career as a travel advisor, I have sailed most cruise lines from luxury ships to river cruises. Cruise Line’s International Association (CLIA) appointed me the first Master Cruise Counselor in the state of Connecticut and I served for 8 years on the Virtuoso Cruise Committee. Travel & Leisure Magazine named me as an “A-List Top Travel Expert” and I have earned prestigious Virtuoso top travel advisor awards. Attending invitation-only travel conferences from Morocco to France has enabled me to establish first-hand relationships with hoteliers and suppliers worldwide, allowing me to provide special amenities to my clients.

My favorite escape: African Safari

With 30 years of experience in luxury leisure and business travel, I enjoy turning your desires into reality I pride myself in bringing the best value to my clients, with a particular specialty in orchestrating air itineraries.  I am passionate about the industry and customer service.  By placing myself in my clients’ shoes, thinking through their budget and detailed needs, I turn a client’s vacation into an outstanding trip of a lifetime. My Specialities: Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Europe.

My favorite escape: Caribbean

Michelle Jaykus Peck

Travel Advisor mpeck@dt.com | 203-254-1741

I caught the travel bug when I began my career as a travel agent in 1994 and have been passionate about planning travel ever since.  Having been born and spending my younger years in Laos, I specialize in creating customized journeys throughout Asia that provide you with a truly unique experience.  My travels have taken me all over the globe including annual trips to Ireland with my husband and 2 beautiful girls. My favorite personal journey was to South America. The warmth of the people, delectable cuisine and majestic landscapes will remain with me always.  I pride myself on my ability to manage the details required to create life's most memorable journeys. My Specialities: Asia, Family Travel, Europe.

My favorite escape: Caribbean

Arri Melody

Travel Advisor amelody@dt.com | 203-254-0169

As Cruise and World Travel's Client Services Coordinator, I enjoy being a part of the vacation planning process. My main role is to assist the talented advisors and work directly with clients on all of the details of their travels. My own passion for travel sparked when I went to Aruba in 2010, since then I’ve booked a trip to a new destination every year. I am very excited to be a part of the leisure travel team, a team that helps people explore their passions for travel and adventure in places that they had only dreamed of.

My favorite escape: Caribbean

Karissa Heberger

Client Services Coordinator kheberger@dt.com | 203-989-4899


My dad was a pilot, so my love for travel started at an early age and continued with my living abroad in France. With 30+ years in the travel industry planning luxury vacations, I am dedicated to helping people plan a vacation of a lifetime. I frequently travel and educate myself about destinations around the world to help enhance my clients’ travels. Certified as a Sandals Specialist, I plan luxury Caribbean vacations. My personal philosophy is: “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list."

My specialities: Villa rentals, cruises

My favorite escape: Cruising

Email address: lemills2005@yahoo.com

Direct line: 917-846-8453

Laura Mills

My husband and I traveled extensively throughout our marriage. With global explorations, I decided to share our luxury travel experiences with my clients to ensure they enjoy first class vacations. Whether it is a trip to France, Italy or elsewhere, I bring complete customer service to ensure my clients’ every need is met.

My specialities: France, Italy

My favorite escape: Tuscany, Italy

Email address: mrbyblos@gmail.com

Direct line: 347-517-8470

Ruth Goldstein

Our mission is to make your travel dreams a reality.

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I have been in the travel industry for over 33 years and it is my ultimate goal to meet and exceed my client’s expectations when planning your experience. Travel is my passion. I specialize in custom itineraries for my clients including private touring, cooking classes, behind the scenes tours, as I get many special requests and each trip is a unique experience. My niche is customized honeymoons, Europe, adventure travel including multi-generational trips that include fun and adventure for all ages. I believe it's the attention to detail that is most important in the planning process. I have travelled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Iceland and Asia and each destination has its own special qualities. I have also been on numerous cruises and especially enjoy the river cruises. The Danube river cruise was a great experience. One of favorite trips was to Spain where I enjoyed a private Prado museum tour, fabulous food, and the architecture of each city traveling from Madrid to Marbella.

My favorite escape: Caribbean

Carol Rosenhagen

Travel Advisor
crosenhagen@dt.com | 203-259-5305

The daughter of two travel industry professionals, I had the good fortune of experiencing many of the world’s most beautiful destinations by both land and sea. When it came time to deciding on a career for myself, my passion for travel and this ever-changing industry was the perfect fit. I thrive on creating meaningful experiences for my clients. Each client is unique and each experience is curated based upon their interests, style, hobbies and reason for travel. I advise clients on luxury travel but also off the beaten path experiences that are hard to come by on the internet. A few of my personal favorite travel memories include attending the Monaco Grand Prix, touring the beaches of Normandy, sipping espresso on the rooftop of the Hotel Eden in Rome, and exploring the Mayan ruins in Tulum. The travel experience next on my list is an African Safari, Dubai, Peru and Lake Como!

My favorite escape: Italy

Katie Adams

Travel Advisor kadams@dt.com | 203-256-9301