The Year of Small Ships & Luxury River Cruises

A Letter from Charles de L’Arbre, President & CEO

River cruises are one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry, and it’s no surprise. They allow seamless and effortless travel into the heart of a country while providing a luxuriously inclusive home base. I love the idea of traveling in a small ship along historic waterways, as you are taken along a journey of history and culture without having to pack for every new destination… and you know what it will cost you before hand.

If you are looking for a unique experience close to home, American Cruise Line, Tauck, or Pearl Sea Cruises offer wonderful choices. Cruise the Mississippi River via paddle boat, take in the Northwest via the Columbia & Snake Rivers, enjoy uncommon access in Alaska or the Galapagos, explore the majestic Great Lakes, or visit the 1,000 Islands Region of Canada. Or, travel abroad on a luxury cruise through Europe, Asia or South America. We can match your desires to the perfect trip.

Whichever you choose, river cruises are, by nature, an intimate, relaxed, easy and wonderful way to experience parts of the world. A highly recommended way to travel, we have dozens of itineraries for voyages of every nature in 2016 and 2017. This year is nearly booked, and now is the time to think of next year.

Wherever your journeys may take you, call an agent at Santa Barbara Travel. We will save you valuable time and money through our global connections and partnerships, while offering the very best service, experiences and industry expertise. We can manage the details, research the options, and optimize your travel experience.

Let us do what we do best so you can get on with life.

With thanks and warm regards,
Charles de L’Arbre
President & CEO

crystal river cruises

New! Crystal River Cruises

Redefining the European River Experience
Starting July 2016, Crystal River Cruises is redefining the European river experience and offering the royal treatment. Each luxuriously appointed suite includes butler service, inclusive amenities such as onboard gratuities, airport transfers, unlimited onboard premium refreshments, plus complimentary, expertly curated Crystal Adventures shore excursions.
Learn more about Crystal River Cruises!
Call Erin at 805.969.7746 or email
2017 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Plan Early for Best Offers on 2017

AmaWaterways River Cruises
Europe, Asia, Africa Itineraries

AmaWaterways just released over 20 itineraries and 45 wine cruises for travel in 2017!  These small, luxurious river vessels accommodate a mere 150 passengers, ensuring a personal atmosphere paired with five-star service. More information
Make your reservation for big savings in 2017!
Call Tina at 805.966.3116 or email to start the conversation
Lindblad national geographic

Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic Partnership

Lindblad Expeditions has joined forces with National Geographic to inspire the world through expedition travel. Journey to the planet’s most extraordinary places with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers discovering stunning environments with state-of-the-art exploration tools.
Contact Andrew by calling 805.969.7746 or email