Kingsbridge Travel is a Tampa travel agency that services clients throughout the United States. It is owned and operated by Diane and Arnie Ross.

As a single mother, Diane sold everything from contact lenses to office equipment. But she wasn’t having any fun. That all changed when she met Arnie.

Diane and Arnie Ross met through a matchmaker and bonded instantly over their love of travel. They were married 7 months later and planned their first trip together- a week in Nice and Eze in the south of France followed by a Windstar cruise through the French and Italian Rivieras. Twenty-five years later, their travels have taken them on more than 50 cruises and throughout the world. Their favorite domestic destination is Santa Fe and international highlights include Bora Bora, Barcelona, and Shanghai.

In 1992, Diane became a travel agent to help others construct their perfect vacations. Her first travel job was working for Rosenbluth Vacations southern New Jersey. In addition to her personal clients, she worked extensively with Campbell Soup. Rosenbluth International had an on-site presence there for corporate travel and enlisted Diane to handle the employees’ vacation requests. As the only independent contractor in her office, she gained so much respect from management that she was asked to hire and train other agents. She became a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) and MCC (Master Cruise Counselor) in her quest to be the best and learn as much as possible to create dream vacations for her clients.

The Certified Travel Counselor designation is conferred by The Travel Institute upon travel professionals who complete an advanced certification program, demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience, and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism.

MCC, Master Cruise Counselor, is a designation reserved for travel agents who have completed a rigorous program with CLIA (Cruise Line International Association). This includes demonstrating proficiency at recommending and selling cruises through seminars and exams, ship inspections, and personal cruise experiences.

After moving to Tampa Diane and Arnie started Kingsbridge Travel and started working together to plan vacations for honeymooners through retirement “trips of a lifetime”. Through our association with Montrose Travel, they are able to obtain great rates and give a high level of service.

Kingsbridge Travel is proud to be affiliated as an independent contractor with Montrose Travel. Montrose Travel is one of America’s Top 50 Travel Management Companies, with over 150 employees, 700 independent contractors and $500 million in gross sales.

In business since 1956, Montrose is one of the very few – if not the only – travel management company in the United States that can boast having a completely debt-free balance sheet.

Montrose Travel is a fully accredited travel agency, and a proud member of the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), Virtuoso, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). In addition, they are one of only four travel management companies in the country listed on Visa USA’s website as being PCI compliant and are the largest Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Travel Management Company in Southern California.

As connoisseurs of fine travel, Diane and Arnie Ross offer their clients impeccable service. Their expertise and joyful approach make vacation planning fun and stress-free. They continue to travel to search out new destinations, special experiences, the newest hotels, and most luxurious ocean and river cruise lines.

Diane and Arnie have personally sailed on the following lines: Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Cunard, Crystal, Paul Gaugin and Regent Seven Seas. In addition, Diane has done ship inspections of other lines in order to recommend the best ship and line based on each client’s needs and wants. Since river cruising has become so popular they have cruised on Avalon, Viking and AMA Waterways.

In addition, they have travelled extensively through the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Society Islands, China, New Zealand and Australia.

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Anywhere Blog Post

​​ Prague is one of only a handful of major cities that truly embody the old Europe of the popular imagination. The red-roofed houses that sprawl across both banks of the snaking Vltava River appear as photo-ready when they’re smothered in snow as when they’re bathed in summer sun. There’s much to be said for aimless wandering amid the Old...

Prague Blog Post

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It’s enough to make your head spin and spin and spin. In the city of music and romance, the ball of all annual balls, the Vienna Opera Ball, sparkles with chandeliers, music, celebrities, politicians, and beautiful dancers, transforming the Vienna State Opera into the world’s most shining example of life as art.The waltz twirls to life when the State Opera...

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Carnevale in Venice isn’t so much a fixed event as it is an electrifying escape route to a time and world far away. During the days preceding Lent, the narrow streets of mist-veiled Venice (Venezia) teem with celebrants in opera-quality costumes. Glittering confetti reflects the passions of these surreal time travelers, who dance through the city’s ancient pathways and ballrooms....

Venice Blog Post

When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports.

Europe Blog Post

She really listened to us and asked a lot of questions so she could arrange the best trip for us. Our trip to Spain was nothing we could have planned ourselves. She took care of all parts of the trip- the air, hotels and tours. She even took care of details that we wouldn't have thought of. We especially loved...

Spain Testimonial

When I called Kingsbridge Travel I had so many questions. I had looked online and got so confused with all the reviews of different ships and cruise lines. Diane took the time to find out where we had been before and what kind of activities we like. She chose a ship that wasn't on our radar and took the time...

Anywhere Testimonial

I have been booking vacations with Kindsbridge Travel for over 5 years and just recently came back from my Honeymoon, which was all made possible by travel agent, Diane Ross. The level of detail that Diane provides a customer is jaw dropping. Whether it was an email, a phone call, or even an in-person visit before our honeymoon, my wife...

Anywhere Testimonial

I do love what I do, but they pass me on that. Not only they are very knowledgable but also they have the exeperience it takes to be amazing travel agents. If they're not here in Tampa helping us to plan a fantastic trip, they're traveling themselves to find the best destination yet.

Anywhere Testimonial

My mother and sisters and I have a tradition of celebrating milestone birthdays by going on a trip together. Our travel agent, Diane Ross, planned a trip-of-a-lifetime for us. We wanted to cruise, but also to tour. Because Mom is 88, navigating around a large ship would have been too strenuous. A river cruise was the answer! Diane had so...

Anywhere Testimonial

She always promptly returned phone calls or emails throughout the planning process, and even on one occasion during the trip. Diane guided me every step of the way and attended to every detail to make my dream trip a reality. Thanks to her expertise, my experience was worry and stress free. I will be planning a return trip to Europe,...

Anywhere Testimonial

Her knowledge of the field is extremely impressive, which has led my wife and I to continue to use her for all future trips. Whenever I want to get away for either a long weekend or a 10-day trip, I always contact Diane first. She always comes back with well prepared itineraries and estimated prices as well. Before booking, she...

Anywhere Testimonial

We toured Italy and France, and Diane truly did all the work. I would recommend Diane and Kingsbridge Travel to anyone and everyone who is looking to plan a trip abroad. Without her, so much unnecessary stress would have been added during the trip. Book with a travel agent... there's no need to handle it on your own because you...

Europe Testimonial

We are very appreciative for everything you did for us and everything went very well. We’re safe and sound back home thinking about the joy we experienced. We loved the tours, the museums, the hotel and its staff … everything just perfect!!!! The pleasure was mine in working with you Diane, you responded quickly to every question, set up transportation...

Paris Testimonial

She was accessible to answer our questions and knowledgeable about planning the trip. We had a great time!!

Germany Testimonial

Wanted to thank her for organizing our trip. We had a wonderful time and everything went off perfectly. Our seats at the shows were just great, dinner at The Tavern on The Green was wonderful and the Tour of Lights was so worth it. Having the shuttle was extremely helpful. We did the boat tour around the Statue of Liberty...

New York City Testimonial

Our recent trip to Europe was diverse and somewhat complex. To complicate matters further,we were traveling with another couple. So many moving parts! Hotel reservations, car rentals, tours, you name it, Diane handled it all. We had a lovely, memorable trip to London, Normandy, Germany and a fabulous river cruise on the Danube with Uniworld. With Diane's help and guidance...

London, England Testimonial

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