Do you have a desire to travel, but don't know where to begin?
You've come to the right place! We take the mystery out of planning the perfect travel getaway!
We specialize in getting you to your destination with the least amount of stress. My name is Laura Wake Kennedy and I have been planning professional destination vacations for over 8 years. I have traveled to several countries with my husband, family, friends and client groups. Through my experiences I have learned where to go, the best way to get there and how to get the most value for the money.
Our clients expect and deserve the best for their time and money. So we go that extra mile to ensure that you, our client, get the best value, service and satisfaction with all your travel needs.
Wake's Travel manages all types of travel for our customers, although we specialize in River, Small Ship & Luxury Cruises as well as custom land vacations and Tour packages.
We build dream vacations, let us build yours.
River cruising is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the cruise industry. New ships are being launched each year, which brings us yet even more opportunities to explore! The ride is smoother and clients enjoy the slower, more intimate pace of a river cruise.
You’ll enjoy the personal freedom of a river cruise. Simply step aboard, unpack once, explore, immerse and enjoy.
There are a variety of choices. Select from a number of themed vacations offering amenities like food and wine. There are also active and family-orientated cruises.
Unlike an ocean cruise, a river cruise allows you to visit more locations in a shorter period of time and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of beautiful scenery and rich culture.
Of course the biggest challenge of planning a river cruise is selecting one that is right for you. We are here to help! Wake's Travel has a passion for travel and helping you select and plan a complete and well-planned vacation of your dreams!
Laura is just simply AWESOME!! If you want the best vacation call her! I cannot believe how she can come through like she does! I would NEVER use anyone else for my family travels.Reviewed By Bon - Livonia, MI | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Quick response to inquiries. Thorough explanations to questions. Friendly communications throughoutReviewed By Ty - Canton MI | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
We absolutely enjoyed our experience working with Laura. She took the time to connect with us when we had a issue while traveling in China. Her professionalism was unsurpassed. We plan on working with here in the future!Reviewed By Roland - Detroit | Traveled to Beijing ~ China ~ East and Southeast Asia
My experience having Laura as my travel agent has been nothing less than superior. I have booked 2 trips with her to Europe-Spain and a Mediterranean Cruise. She was there from start to finish - finding the best airlines, transfers, hotels, etc., for my needs. I have had other travel agents in the past, however, Laura is the one I will stay with.Reviewed By Nancy - Plymouth,MI | Traveled to Europe
Laura is phenomenal! We texted or emailed her several times from Europe to make a change or two. She took care of it asap. I don't think she sleeps. Laura gave us great suggestions & helped us tweak our Mediterranean Cruise. She answers every question with patience, no matter how simple. I wouldn't use anyone else.We traveled to Spain, France & Italy.Reviewed By Jackie - Canton, Michigan | Traveled to Europe
Mrs. Laura Wake Kennedy has been our agent for the past several years. She arranged for us several cruises and we had the best experience working with her. She understands our needs and arranges every thing the exact way we like it to be. She is very organized and is always available to answer any questions and to respond to any concerns. It has been a pleasure working with Mrs. Wake Kennedy.Reviewed By Ez - Toledo, Ohio | Traveled to Hawaii, USA
Laura was a pleasure to work with from the very start! Knowledgeable about the various cruise options, budget considerations and ports to depart from in Florida. She made our planning a snap! Laura stayed in touch and on top of details...even following up after the cruise to ensure we received the onboard credit and enjoyed the trip. We tell our family and friends to call Laura to book their vacations now.Reviewed By Gaitherman - Madeira Beach, FL | Traveled to Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Excellent service, can’t say enough about how highly I would recommend Laura, she is the best.Reviewed By Andie - Ruby,MI | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Laura is an excellent travel agent - she thinks of everything! So appreciated from a novice traveler. Also, Laura answers all questions in a timely manner.Reviewed By Tillie M. - Dexter, MI | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Working with Laura was a pleasure. No need to worry about any details everything was taken care of.Reviewed By Cathy - Westland | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Laura was extremely helpful in arranging our trip. She met with us several times to give us information. She was very prompt in answering questions and sending material. Her helpful travel packet was organized, useful, and appreciated. When we arrived on our cruise ship, we received a gift of wine from her. Laura also checked with us after our return to make sure everything had gone well.Reviewed By LG - Marysville, Michigan | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Very Helpful. She was there when I needed her:)Reviewed By Red - Ithaca, MI | Traveled to Colorado ~ USA
Laura is always available to help you out with questions or concerns.Reviewed By Jennie - Allen Park, Michigan | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Our trip to London, Dublin and Ashford castle on the west coast of Ireland could not have been any better! I have worked with Laura in the past and I knew that she would get everything right. She put in an amazing level of detail for our itinerary and every stop and departure went very smooth and according to plan. The sites and restaurants that she recommended were superb.Reviewed By HappyCouple - Livonia MI | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Laura helped me to plan my “dream trip”! It was amazing. It was everything I thought it would be plus more. She even made me a hair appointment in Paris which was part of my dream trip too! Laura did a fantastic job in every aspect of my trip planning. She is fabulous!Reviewed By Jennifer - Allen Park, Michigan 48101 | Traveled to Europe
Friendly, prompt return of phone calls or messages. Incredible in organizing travel, hotel, excursions.Reviewed By Kendra - Ithaca, mi | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
My experience having Laura as my travel agent has been nothing less than superior. I have booked 2 trips with her to Europe-Spain and a Mediterranean Cruise. She was there from start to finish -finding the best airlines,transfers,and hotels, etc., for my needs.. She also guided me with her vast travel experience and makes herself available to meet if needed.Reviewed By nancy - Plymouth,MI | Traveled to Europe
Laura is efficient, organized, pleasant, knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile. She takes the worry out of planning a trip.Reviewed By Charla - Livonia, MI | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
I always refer friends and family to Laura. Not only does she find the exact cruise we are looking for, she always has helpful suggestions to make our trips perfect.Reviewed By Monica - Stanton, Mixhigan | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Laura has assisted us with three vacations. I would never consider a trip or vacation "without her." Laura handles everything from finding the best values in airfare, hotels, cruises, ground transportation, and excursions to doing what needs to be done to make it all "happen like clock work." My family could not believe how little we paid for our most recent airfare and cruise...thanks to Laura!Reviewed By Connie Isbell - Novi, Michigan | Traveled to Mexico
Laura was very helpful and wonderful to work with. I will do more vacation planning with her.Reviewed By B & C - Sumner, MI | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Laura was very helpful and went above and beyond. Can’t wait to plan our next trip with her.Reviewed By Warrior mom - Dearborn, Michigan | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
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LAURA WAKE KENNEDYRiver Cruising Travel Specialist
An independent agent with The World of Travel in Bloomfield Hills, MI,
Contact Wake's Travel
My business is built almost entirely on referrals and those only come from happy and repeat clients. I take your travel personally and make it my priority to work with you to create the perfect vacation for you. Let me help you with your travel plans, call me for a free consultation and quote.By Appointment:
860 W. Long Lake Rd. Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Toll Free: 855.468.3457