Email Signup

Signature Sweepstakes

About Us

On Deck Travel offers a personalized and custom approach to your vacation planning experience. With over 20 years of industry knowledge, our custom vacation planning packages are endless. Our passion is creating the perfect, personalized trip, making your dream vacation become a reality. Check out our planner bios below. 

We're WAY different than the "big guys”…

Unfortunately many avid travelers believe that they save money by booking through big online travel websites. What they don’t realize is that both the big guys and the little guys are representatives of the destinations – debunking the myth that travel agents cost more. The difference with On Deck Travel is after you book, it doesn't stop there!

You receive individualized attention from our team who will assist you with hotel accommodations, transportation, attraction tickets, meals, sightseeing, shopping, special events, and more. We are so familiar with our destinations that we want to share sights and experiences that are off the beaten path too- many of which are still hidden gems! Plus you have full access to us for any questions, special needs or last minute changes.

We handle everything – So you can just enjoy!

We understand how busy your schedule can get.  By planning a trip tailored to your needs, we offer you worry-free travel, so you can just enjoy!  We arrange, coordinate, check, update and re-check every aspect of your trip and provide you with the best and most up-to-date travel information.  When partnering with us, we’ll plan everything so you can have peace-of-mind (and of course, a fantastic photo album).

We provide you with an amazing itinerary within your budget…

Our expert team will keep your time and budget in mind by listening to your needs.  We then will advise you on your best options, create an itinerary that works for you and provide personal attention to detail with hands-on care.  You can put your trust in us to guide you every step of the way, providing you with your trip, your way!

We make sure there are no "surprises”…but we do love finding you freebies!

With On Deck Travel we make sure that if a surprise happens to arise, we are the ones who will take care of it. You won’t have to worry about your room "surprisingly” being under the ballroom or directly next to the loud restaurant. Plus if any outside conditions affect your travel plans, our team will be in contact with the correct people, safely guiding your next step.

What we love most about planning your vacation? Finding you freebies and upgrades that you’ll love! 

From free spa treatments to a nominal price with a fantastic upgrade, these added details are simply a fun bonus to our overall custom vacation planning services.

Effie's Bio

My name is Effie and I have been in the travel business for over 24 years. I create customized vacation experiences and lifelong memories for travelers who not only want to see the world, but to experience it with all their senses. To contact Effie, you can call her at 407-324-8878 or email effie@ondecktravel.com. 

Our promise to you:

With so many travel options out there, it can be overwhelming.  We work as your 'value interpreter.' Using our expertise, we find amazing experiences that exceed your every desire, but not your budget.  With our services, you can be confident that your vacation will be perfectly planned, hassle-free, and with moments you'll never forget.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call 1-407-324-8878 or send us an email  so we can start making that dream become a reality!

Check out On Deck Travel's very own Effie Beshere-Walthall being interviewed on My Fox Orlando for exclusive tips on Carnival Cruise Lines' new route to Cuba sailing in May 2016!

Our Team

Beth Gerstner

Hello! My name is Beth, and I've dedicated over five years to crafting unforgettable travel experiences. Fueled by a deep-seated passion for exploration, I specialize in designing personalized vacation itineraries that span the globe—from the vibrant shores of the Caribbean to the historic landscapes of Europe and the exotic realms of Asia. Whether you're looking to discover hidden gems in your own backyard or embark on a journey to far-off lands, I'm here to ensure your travels are not just trips, but memories to cherish for a lifetime. Let's create your perfect getaway! Reach out to me at (410) 935-7677 or via email at


Nicole Dalton

Nicole’s passion for travel ignites her drive to help clients discover the world’s wonders, from the enchanting streets of Europe to the vibrant energy of New York City and beyond. With a keen expertise in crafting bespoke travel itineraries, Nicole ensures each journey is not just a trip, but a collection of memorable experiences tailored to your desires. Whether it’s the magic of Disney and Universal, the serene beauty of the Caribbean, or any other dream destination, Nicole is your go-to expert for navigating these adventures with ease.

Her commitment to providing personalized service means you’re supported every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience. Entrust your travel dreams to Nicole and transform them into vivid realities that will linger long after you return home.

For a tailored journey that meets your every need, reach out to Nicole at 516-456-5772 or via email at Explore the world with Nicole, where your travel dreams are just the beginning!


Mary Hurley- Smith- Cruise, Disney, and Adventure Travel Specialist

Mary expertly combines her passion for cruises, love for Disney, and extensive travel experience to craft unforgettable journeys. With the unique distinction of having explored all 50 states and a keen interest in scuba diving adventures, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge to every itinerary. Whether you're sailing the Mediterranean, diving into the vibrant waters of the Caribbean, or walking down Main Street, U.S.A. at Disney, Mary tailors each trip to your personal interests.

Her comprehensive understanding of cruise lines, ships, Disney parks, and top diving destinations ensures a perfectly curated experience. From selecting the ideal cabin or resort to planning immersive shore excursions and magical park visits, Mary takes care of every detail.

For a seamless and adventurous travel experience, contact Mary at 407-909-9721 or email Embark on a journey where your travel dreams become an exciting reality!

Contact Us