Meet the Team

Diane and Gene Strandberg


 Diane and Gene Strandberg co-founded Marina Travel  in 2004.  Both Diane and Gene are registered as travel agents with IATA (International Air Travel Association), the major travel agent registration service.  Both are also members of CLIA (Cruise Lines interational Association).  Gene has earned the Master Cruise Counseler designation from CLIA. They are both licensed as travel insurance agents. 


Barry McElreath


 Barry McElreath  has been with Marina Travel for over 10 years. He is a home-based agent who specializes in River Cruises and custom land tour packages. He has booked travel on every continent, except Antartica. When booking large groups, he and his wife always accompany their guests to ensure that their entire experience is a great one.  


Joyce Brown


Bio to come


Bill Batten


 My name is Bill Batten and  I'm delighted to be a travel advisor with Marina Travel in Bradenton, Florida. My focus is on ocean and river cruises and have earned the rank of Commodore with Princess Cruise Line, Master of Adventure with Royal Caribbean and other awards. If you need air travel and land tours, I'll gladly help you with these as well. Whatever your travel needs are, I'm ready to help you. I look forward to being your travel advisor.