(56 Reviews)
98% Recommended

Cheri Sigurdson

Tempe, AZ

Guided Vacations, Ocean & River Cruise Specialist

For over 35 years, I have taken the stress out of traveling by booking Guided Vacations & Cruises for my clients around the world. I believe that traveling is the greatest thing we can do for ourselves, and I love the diversity of the world's cultures and landscapes. I listen to my clients and strive to give the best customer service possible. If I don't know something or would not be a good fit, I'm going to do my very best to find an option to make it happen. My goal is to give my clients a stress free experience and find a vacation that matches their lifestyle.   

I specialize in selling Guided Vacations, which are already designed Itineraries with many excellent tour operators, such as Insight Vacations, Tauck, G Adventures, CIE, Globus, Contiki, Rocky Mountaineer, Mayflower, Monograms and many others.  This let you enjoy having someone else do the driving and you can relax and take in all the beauty and knowledge of a guided vacation!  There's something magical about meeting new travelers and locals while being shown the best that the destination has to offer.   

I also concentrate my experience booking River & Ocean cruises around the world.  For those who want to unpack once, River & Ocean Cruises, along with All-Inclusive vacation is a great option for visiting multiple destinations at a leisurely pace.

I have many certifications including: ~ Avalon, AMA, Viking, & Tauck River Cruises ~ Sandals/Beaches Expert ~ Skiing Colorado ~ Princess, Holland American, NCL, Oceania,  Celebrity, Royal Caribbean ~ CIE Tours ~  Globus Family of Brands ~ Insight Vacation ~ Tauck World Discovery ~ And many more!

One of my most recent bookings was multiple guided vacation across Europe. They are now both valued customers and dear friends.  Their trip began in Budapest with a river cruise to Amsterdam. They then went on a guided vacation with Insight Vacations to the UK for 15 days where they explored multiple towns and landmarks. I then helped them make it to Norway where they enjoyed the sights before embarking on a two week Baltic Cruise with Viking Ocean. This trip required much detailed planning including  multiple transfers, airlines, tours and cruise lines. However, I did everything to make the process seamless and enjoyable. I was so happy to hear they had an amazing time and it's these moments that make me love my role as a travel agent!

Traveling is a wonderful opportunity to learn and educate yourself and others.  It truly is a small world, once you get out there.  We really are one human race learning to love and all get along!  I grew up in San Diego, California and have lived in Colorado for 18 years and now reside in Arizona. I'm thrilled to continue working in the travel industry and wouldn't know any better life style for me!

Note / Fees:  If you're looking to design your own vacation with multiple destinations (aka Custom Travel), I personally do not offer this type of service any longer. However, I have a team of experts that I can call upon to assist you.  An upfront $100 research fee, would be applied to quote you a custom vacation.  No fees apply for Cruises or Guided Vacations.

I'm here to help you find the right cruise or guided vacation to match your life style!

Talk with me today so we can find your next wonderful guided vacation, river or ocean cruise!!

My Travel Albums

Jamaica Sandals
Chair Lift Ride to go Zip Lining
Ireland with CIE Tours
Sharing a fun time at a local Pub...Go Jamie!!
Alaska with Princess Cruises
Iceland with Globus Journeys
Arly & Cheri

Customer Testimonials

Cheri is our knowledgeable agent!

My wife and I have done quite a few cruises using EL SOL TRAVEL in the past and the main reason is because of Cheri Sigurdson who is our travel agent there. She is a great person to work with, she gets the best rates available, fills out all paperwork, including passport info and has baggage tags, transfers and folders ready to go. All we have to do is be at the airport on time. Cheri is just a very happy person to work with and be around plus very knowledgeable. Paul and Joanne Budrick
Paul, B, Sun Lakes, Arizona

Cheri is the best!

We have used Cheri Sigurdson for 4 or 5 years as our travel agent and she is the best. This lady has taken care of us for all our travel needs and also our two daughters and friends. She makes sure that everything is correct and never complains about our changes. We always feel good when we turn our travel plans over to her. There is no other travel company that we will use. Sincerely, Ron and Barbara Cyr
Ronald, C, Sun Lakes, Arizona

High Marks to Cheri - All Aspects of Travel

My wife Susan and I have been using Cheri Sigurdson at El Sol Travel ever since we moved to Sun Lakes ten years ago. Without hesitation, Cheri has handled every one of our many excursions throughout the world with care and expertise. She is quite knowledgeable with every aspect of the travel business and it is reassuring to know that she looks out for the welfare of each and every client and always with a smile and an even disposition. I would not consider using anyone else for my (our) travel needs. I give Cheri high marks on all aspects related to travel and give her permission to use this endorsement as testimony to her competence and dedication. Regards, Michael and Susan Carter
Michael, C, Sun Lakes, Arizona

My Reviews

12 of 16 people found this review helpful
All Trips met our expections
Cheri has been our travel consultant for more than ten years. During this period she has guided us on both land, sea and river cruise tours, all which exceeded our expectations. She is very detailed in the information she provides and is always able to answer all questions that arise. When it is time to travel Cheri always presents a complete and detail travel package. Her expertise as a travel consultant is absolutely excellent. We have never been disappointed with her recommendations or product.
By  bertww  from  Sun Lakes, Arizona
Traveled to  China ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cheri Sigurdson responded:
As you may know, I may not know all the answer at the beginning, but I sure to give it my best to find it all out!! I love this world and the people in it!! Thanks!

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14 of 21 people found this review helpful
My husband, John and I have traveled around the world using the advice of many experienced Travel Agencies. None, however; have assisted us as much as our Travel Consultant, Cheri. Cheri has helped us over the past 13+ years. We value her advise and knowledge of the travel industry. You can't be in better hands when planning a trip then aligning yourself with Cheri and the folks at Travel Leaders.
By  None  from  Mesa, AZ
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cheri Sigurdson responded:
I have loved working here at El Sol Travel/Travel Leaders for over 14 years and mostly because of clients like you! Thank you so much for your kind words. ..I do try my best! Cheri

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10 of 15 people found this review helpful
A trip to remember!
Cheri was the nicest and most thorough person I have ever worked with. She made the whole process so easy and smooth. We were completely informed upfront and she kept us up to date on any changes. Her personal knowledge on Alaska cruises helped us make decisions. She offered great advice as well as suggestions, which was very helpful.
By  Khoop  from  Houston, Texas
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cheri Sigurdson responded:
Alaska is one of my favorite places and I continue to go back when I can. I'm so glad you loved Alaska and the outdoor adventures! Thank you again for allowing me to help plan your Alaska Cruise!! Love & Blessing ~ Cheri

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful
Wonderful experience
Always so helpful and got answers for me asap. Thanks for setting up our wonderful trip
By  ?  from  Grayslake, il
Traveled to  Princess land and cruise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cheri Sigurdson responded:
Thank you Mary Kay! It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to helping you with many more adventures! Happy New Year!!

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9 of 14 people found this review helpful
The best agent ever
I have been working with Cheri for approximately 25 years(business travel and personal travel) and have never had a better experience with any other travel agent. She is by far the best travel agent in all aspects of her profesion.
By  GRT  from  Pinetop, Az.
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cheri Sigurdson responded:
Dear GRT, Thank you so much!! Working with you and your family has been a delight. I always look forward to the next opportunity to hear your voice with a sunny smile and assist with your next adventure!! Love, Cheri

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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Iceland
  • British Columbia

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Tauck


  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • Princess Commodore
  • Globus & Monograms Tour Expert Program
  • American Queen Steamboat Company
  • American Cruise line

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