Worldwide River Cruising Specialists.

About Wake's Travel, LLC

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

Have the travel bug? But don't know where to begin in planning a great travel experience? 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 6 years. I have travelled to several countries with my husband and family. Through my experiences I have learned where to go, the best way to get there and how to get the most for my 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 Land Tour packages.

We build dream vacations, let us build yours.

Why Choose Wake's Travel for your vacation planning?

  • Single point of Contact from start to finish
  • Your expert adviser
  • Your researcher and planner
  • Our experience
  • Over 6 years in the travel business
  • Work only with trusted and reliable travel suppliers
  • Extensive experience in UK & Australia
  • Travel to over 30 countries and counting
  • Cruised with 10 different cruise lines
  • Lead Groups
  • All-Inclusive resorts
  • Travel by plane, train, auto, ship (river, ocean, sail and canal)

River Cruises

Travel into the Heart of the Destination

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 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 short 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 the complete and well-planned vacation of your dreams!

Why guests find river & small ship cruising so satisfying.

  • Fewer guests on board (typically 96-200 passengers)
  • More inclusions
  • Destination Focused
  • Calm waters
  • Immersion into culture, history & cuisine
  • Customers most satisfied travel experience year over year
  • Ideal for couples, singles, family, groups, organizations & fundraisers
  • Unpack one time
  • Pre and Post stays available to enhance the experience
  • Abundance of choices in destinations, durations & specialities cruises
  • There is a cruise line for all budgets and preferences

Destinations - Not just Europe any more!

  • United States (Inter-coastal, Alaska, Columbia, Snake River, Missouri & More)
  • China
  • Asia
  • South America
  • Europe

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Our Trusted Vendors

Although our list of trusted vendors is extensive, these are some of our preferred suppliers.


River 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
Local: 734.464.0866
Email Laura