I just have to write to tell you what a wonderful job Ron Raynes did helping us. Ron was always happy to keep working at it to get what I wanted. Ron has been our travel agent for 15 years, and has booked around 30 cruises for us. I trust him completely to book exactly what we want at the best deal available. I hope you realize what a valuable employee he is. I hope to be able to work with Ron and MOAA Vacations for many more years!
Dottie Waterreus


Mike, I really appreciate how easy you are to work with and I apologize again for causing extra work for you.
Rosanne, AKA Rose Ann. Blush

Steve. You have gone above and beyond advocating for us. Thank you again.

Thanks so much! You have made this perfect for us!
Patty Summerford

We had a great time on the cruise. There are just too many great experiences to mention.
Thank you for your assistance. Everything went very smoothly. Not one glitch.
Heather McMurran

Everything has been perfect Mike. Many thanks to you. You can’t imagine how many times we’ve said “Mike knew what he was talking about .“

Mike – wanted to let you know our Anniversary Alaska Cruise was everything we could have hoped for.
The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did we. With all the activities aboard ship plus many excursion choices we all were able to “do our own thing”.
Our last day aboard, which was our actual anniversary date the kids simply outdid themselves helping us celebrate Fifty Years!!!
As usual Princess lived up to their standards and even exceeded them in many cases.
So THANK YOU for helping make this a very special event.
PS – next time we plan to cruise we know who we’ll contact.

MOAA River Cruise was one of the best trips Sue and I have ever taken. The combination of an incredible cruise experience (by Uniworld and MOAA) and going on it with MOAA men and women and their spouses while travelling the Seine and visiting Normandy was well beyond amazing. Please pass on our thanks to all who made tis possible.
Sue and Jim Tuller

You are a star!

My wife and I both believe the Normandy Cruise was the best trip we have ever taken. All the crew provided outstanding customer service, the guides were extremely knowledgeable on the tours they led, the cruise ship was beautiful and well furnished and everything was just great. It was especially special that all the passengers were retired military and spouses. It made the trip much more meaningful. It was a great opportunity and experience and checked off one item in our bucket list. Thank you, Mike and Jon for all you did to make it such a wonderful experience.
John Kittle


Just wanted to tell you that last weekend we were at a party with the Picones, who just kept praising you. They told us they just booked another cruise with you to Alaska, and that they loved working with you. You make it so easy. 😊
Summertime blessings,
Judith Wilson


Everything went perfect thank you, Alaska is amazing. We’ll be in contact for our next adventure.
Patricia Garcia

MOAA River Cruise was one of the best trips Sue and I have ever taken. The combination of an incredible cruise experience (by Uniworld and MOAA) and going on it with MOAA men and women and their spouses while travelling the Seine and visiting Normandy was well beyond amazing. Please pass on our thanks to all who made tis possible.
Sue and Jim Tuller

I contacted MOAA Travel to work on travel plans on a terrific Viking ocean cruise journey. Mike Tyrell, was exceptionally helpful.
Very impressive results!
Jeri I. Graham, Colonel, USA (Ret)

Hi Mike,
Our trip was outstanding!! We are flying back tomorrow morning. Thank you for all that you have done.
Warm regards,
Karon & Scot

Thanks Mike! You are a fabulous agent!!! We look forward to seeing you in Paris soon!!
Linda & Jake

Carla and I want to thank you for all the help and patience you’ve given us leading up to our cruise.
We are very excited to be off on our Alaska adventure in a few days and we wouldn’t be completely ready without telling you: Thank you very much.
Robert Key

That’s great. You have all been great to deal with and getting back to me.
Really appreciate it.
Paul R. Keane, Esq.

Thanks for your promptness. You have impressed me both personally and as a company and Jill McNellis and I will definitely recommend you to others and intend to reach out to you again in the future. Thanks for everything to date on the Viking South American cruise in Feb 2020.
David Kuhn

Jon & Mike, I am at a loss for words — simply put, you are AWESOME. You have cut through weeks of frustration. THANK YOU. You have definitely earned our continued customer loyalty with your prompt and proactive response…and as my husband will attest, I love to travel, and I LOVE cruises. 🙂
Best regards,
Carin Fike

Our cruise was on the Celebrity Xpedition with extended pre-cruise in Quito Ecuador. Galapagos islands with Celebrity was the most amazing trip my husband and I have every taken or ever will take. This is an Adventure Cruise, not a relaxing one. Constantly on the go if you choose or select easier shore excursions. With only 100 passengers we were able to meet plenty people and make friends to keep in touch with. I cannot think of anything Celebrity could have done to improve on. Every crew member and tour guide was exceptional. I would highly recommend this Galapagos experience. Thank you for your assistance booking this memory of a lifetime.
Judy Bieger

Mike Tyrell has been our go to guy for the hard trips. Seemingly needing little or no sleep, he has always been there for us. He finds the most exotic trips in minutes and has an uncanny ability to navigate the most complicated itineraries with ease. Mike understands our structured mindset and repeatedly has negotiated with travel companies to get us the best trips at the best prices. None better.
LTC (R) & Mrs. Greg Hampton

It was a pleasure to work with Mike Tyrell. He was very knowledgeable and always available when I had questions about our trip. If I left a message or emailed him he was quick to respond. Mike made sure that we didn’t pay for anything we didn’t need. I will return to MOAA vacations and work with Mike anytime.
Ricks and Kathy Polk

Some pictures from our So Africa trip. Here is a photo from Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa.
Kudos about MOAA Vacations/Travel.

Thank you for your work in arranging our tour. We were happy with our balcony room aboard the ship. We felt the land tour was the best part, the Princess villages and tours were wonderful. The personnel we met along the way were outstanding people.
Attached are a couple photos of the Sturgis group you so patiently worked with. We feel lucky you were our tour provider. For this we thank you. Sincerely,
Harriet & Duane Quail

My experiences with the agents and staff of MOAA Vacations have been nothing but outstanding. All agents and staff with whom we have dealt with have been very professional, courteous, and extremely helpful.
Harry Malnicof, Major

People asked me why I “stick” with MOAA Vacations when there are other travel agencies out there. I tell them that they just need to try MOAA Vacations and the answer will be obvious, they are the best. They are personally involved with our travel requirements, in particular our health issues as we get older, and not over make allowances but are proactive in helping us work around them.
U. S. “Sam” Grant, LtCol.

Thank you Mike. You’ve been a delight to work with to date. I hope we cross paths again.

Rodney C. Dietz
Matthew C. Wheeler

Mike, Jon,

Just wanted to thank you both for your continuing support. My wife and I genuinely look forward to future bookings with you.

All my best, Bob
Robert Hain, M.D.

Good Morning Mike!

You were very helpful and made it so much easier for us to book the flights. Appreciate all that you and your company are doing to make this trip happen!

Carolyn & Mike