Colleen Gaier, President & Senior Luxury Travel Advisor 


EXCELLENCE IN TRAVEL LLC is an Award-Winning Luxury Travel Agency based in Cincinnati, OH.  Our agency specializes in planning and conducting themed group travels.  The group-themed travel events include fundraiser/charity, music, river, sports, wine, Honeymoon/Weddings-at-sea, and family cruises/all-inclusive land packages.

As a business, Excellence in Travel was established in 2002 and registered in good standing with the State of Ohio.  Our business is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Excellence in Travel is a woman and veteran owned travel agency.

EIT has professional associations and memberships with the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Travel Leaders Network (TLN), Travel Planners International (TPI) and Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce (MADE).

EIT provides personalized service by handling the complete travel package – from research, to finding the best value, securing the best price and providing you the best vacation recommendation.  We provide all group arrangements – from the cruise, flights, travel insurance, hotel, transportation and can provide EIT event planner professionals if they are needed.  We deal with problems should they arise, so you can enjoy your vacation.  EIT provides the details about your trip – personalized itineraries, packing tips, vacation advice, city/country destination guides and recommended excursions. 


Colleen Gaier is the President and Senior Luxury Travel Advisor for Excellence In Travel LLC,  Her diverse background includes:  Military Spouse, Former DoD employee at the Pentagon, lived in Europe and Travel Professional with experience planning and executing Cruise Travel, Themed Group Cruises, and Tours. You get 21 years of travel professional services and 38 years of event planning experience.. She has sailed on 64 cruises.  She has been educated with a Travel/Tourism & Computer Information Management Degree, CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC), Certified AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist, Certified Hawaii Specialist, Certified Germany Specialist and Sandals & Beaches Certification.  Colleen is fully insured for Errors and Omissions.  Her accolades include Royal Caribbean ‘AGENT OF THE YEAR’, Travel Weekly Magazine ‘AGENT OF THE YEAR’ and NorthStar Travel Media 'LEADERS IN TRAVEL EXCELLENCE' for 'High Professional Standards and Exceptional Leadership'.  Colleen has been active as a Cruise Critic Contributor, has written numerous travel articles, and has been interviewed by Radio/TV Stations/Newspapers, for her travel expertise with WHIO, WDTN, Clear Channel (iHeart Media) and the Dayton Daily News.

Colleen enjoys attending Cincinnati Bengals and Reds games.  She is a Cincinnati Bengals Season Ticket holder, even attended the LVI Super Bowl.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing fantasy football (14th year), researching her family ancestry, advocates for childhood cancer, traveling/cruising, watching her grandkids, bowling and cruising in her pontoon boat around Landen Lake, appropriately named ‘Cruiser Colleen’.

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Questions: 937-478-0542

Fax: 815-642-8075


Address (By Appt Only)
Excellence in Travel LLC

8249 Spinnaker Lane

Maineville, OH  45039