Lou & Cathy Schwindt
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(480) 471-5714
Phoenix, AZ
  Lou and Cathy Introduction  

In 2010 Cathy and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Cathy told me that she wanted to go on a cruise to Alaska. I was hesitant, having been in the Navy, and wondered what we could possibly do on a ship for 7 days. But, because it is what she wanted, I relented, and we booked our first cruise through a local Cruise One agent. We had looked online at the ususal websites, and quickly learned how many options for cabin types, cabin locations on the various decks, onboard options, port options, and decided we needed a professional. Our agent was wonderful, and we sailed for Alaska out of Seattle. Boy was I mistaken about cruising! After that first cruise, we were hooked.


We decided to start our own business with Dream Vacations several months ago, and are now trying to return the favor that our agent did for us - provide outstanding service as we walk you through the options available to you for traditional cruises, river cruises, escorted land vacations, or the custom vacation of your dreams.


Thanks for visiting our website and feel free to call 1-480-471-5714, or email me at lschwindt@dreamvacations.com.



Lou and Cathy



Lou and Cathy Bio

Lou Schwindt

Lou holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. Lou started off his career as an Officer in the Navy. After commissioning, he served on board a World War II era destroyer, then on an amphibious assault carrier. After leaving the Navy, Lou completed his master's degree, and started work with the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC as a young engineer working with shipboard communications systems. His career changed to working with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems for the nation's electrical power grid. He is still working with the power system, while also working with Dream Vacations to create custom vacations for clients.


Cathy Schwindt

Cathy holds a bachelor's degree in computer programming from Old Dominion University. Cathy has worked her career at various companies over the years, while taking time out for several years to be an at home mother with 3 young children. She continues to work in IT with the Phoenix Police department.

Lou and Cathy Bio