Elise Aust - Destination and Wedding Specialist
Elise Aust has been the office manager and a frontline agent for Custom Cruises & Travel since our move in September 2010, into our storefront. Before moving over to us fulltime, she worked part-time/periodically since our inception in 1998 to help out when needed. Full-time she was an office manager for a medical practice here in Omaha. She brings excellent managerial skills to Custom Cruises & Travel along with her attention to detail.
As one who has traveled throughout her life, she has visited most states in the US and numerous providences of Canada. Before returning to Omaha, where she grew up, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO and Denver Aurora Community College in Denver, CO. After a year in Denver, Elise moved to San Diego, CA with a college friend and they started a special event planning company, which they co-owned for 6 years. Her skills ranged from helping couples with a small wedding to doing displays for the NFL at half time and providing decorations at the Super Bowl.
In 1989, Elise sold her business to her partner and moved to Florida where she married and had her two children. In 1993, they moved back to Nebraska.
Elise's travel has included extensive trips throughout the Continental US, Hawaii and Alaska. She has visited the major capitals in Europe and sailed numerous times in the Mediterranean. She has traveled the ‘Golden Triangle’ in India, including a tiger safari in Rathambore National Park. In 2015 Elsie visited Egypt, sailed on the Nile and enjoyed all sites and amazing history. She also did a stopover in Dubai!
Elise became a South Pacific Specialist through a series of courses and tours in Australia, Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand. She is also a Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist and has visited and continues to visit the All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. She has spent extensive time in Costa Rica.
Over the years she has been on over 15 cruises and inspected many ships. The cruise lines she has sailed on include: Costa Cruise Line, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, and Azamara Club Cruises. In the summer of 2015, she was the host for an Ensemble Hosted sailing in Alaska on Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Elise looks forward to helping you plan your next cruise or travel adventure. She especially enjoys planning detailed and personalized trips throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She may be reached during business hours at Custom Cruises & Travel and is happy to make appointments for evenings or Saturdays.