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Bobby and I could not be more pleased with the "Vacation of a Lifetime" you planned out for us. From every driver who picked us up to the fabulous Hotels, to the trains, planes and automobiles, and to finish with the Sea Dream 2 Yachting experience. 100% top notch world class vacation. We have booked a second trip on the Sea Dream 2 at which you should get credit for. What a great experience.
When it's time to book our next adventure, we are definitely calling You!!!
Thanks so much for being a part of some Great Memories!
-Missy and Bobby Davis
I think Robert has or will be calling you but I wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time on our AMA cruise. I loved the itinerary and the company and their quality service/experience. They really did things first class and top notch! Thanks for all your work setting up such a great trip!
Good morning Gloria!!!
We have talked a lot about comparing the two lines. Viking was a great family vacation especially during the Christmas Markets time. The Ama cruise was very romantic and the itinerary was very good also. The bottom line for us was the Ama boat, even though older, was more luxurious This boat is going to be taken out of service in 2020. The food was a bit better on Ama and the suite was a bit more livable. The service was comparable but.....we established a personal relationship with the Cruise Director and in Barcelona, he took us to his favorite neighborhood restaurant near his home, then we walked through his neighborhood then went to his fav tavern for drinks after dinner. This local experience was the highlight of our trip. We were the only tourists in the entire area!!!
GLORIA, that was the best ever!! The HOTELS WERE SOO FANTASTIC!! The accommodations in Amsterdam were out of this world.. fun but not too modern.. THEIR STAFF WAS OVER THE TOP.... I LOVED THE PEOPLE OF AMSTERDAM.. soo nice( duh!!) BETWEEN THE VENDING MACHINE GIRLS IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT TO THE MAD HATTERS ON Bicycles and scooters, it was a delightful time!!
As far as the river cruise goes...I WILL WANT TO REQUEST TO GO ON THIS CRUISE LINE AGAIN!! IM HOPING THE DANUBE NEXT!! The crew was outstanding and would go above and beyond to tickle r fancy!! THERE WAS PLENTY TIME ON THE BOAT AND MOST OF THE TOURS STARTED LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON!! In stead of the same FOOD SCHEDULE... they would change it up.. ONE DAY WE HAD BRUNCH..and another day they served ice cream sundaes on the top deck floating down the river!! EVEN THEIR ENTERTAINMENT WAS soo FUN!!
Thank u for recommending this LINE!!
Deb and I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica!!! It was a fantastic vacation. Everything went off without a hitch and we even had privileges at the Riu Guanacaste next door. Thanks for putting it all together and we'll definitely be using your services again.
—Dave & Debbie
We had a wonderful time on the Amaserena! Yes we have put a small deposit down for our next AMA Waterway cruise. The crew on Amaserena was very attentive and the excursions were fun and guides full of knowledge on the history and people of the places we visited. My ancestors on my Mothers side came from the Alsace Loraine area Her maiden name is Elsasser.
We were in awe of the cathedrals in Cologne & Strasbourg. Loved all the Christmas markets and took home a lot of Christmas ornaments for family Christmas gifts. I think you heard that Chucks' coworkers were in the room next to us. Well...come to find out Mike & Kerrie have been on many AMA cruises so much that they knew several of the crew members & our table stewart by name! We got along well, they showed us the ropes of river cruising. We did a lot of excursions together and talked about going on our next AMA cruise together!
We are considering either Provence & Spain or Port Wine & Flamenco in mid 2017 when weather is nice & warm but not to hot.
Thank you for your persistence keeping in touch sorry it took us this long to respond.
Looking forward to working with you on our next river adventure,
—Kathy & Chuck
We have only RAVE REVIEWS for all the arrangements, hotels, guides, etc. everything was planned perfectly.
Machu Picchu was absolutely incredible! Enjoyed the tour and the boutique hotels. We also loved Cusco and its people.
Found a restaurant called Fallen Angel that was wonderful and recommended it to cruise friends who were doing Cusco after cruise.
Enjoyed Celebrity -- food was TOO good as well as the staff. Our motto every day was "Long walk...or short walk"--how fun to work so hard that we lost weight on a cruise! Sounds impossible!
We so appreciate you and your staff because all we need do is enjoy ourselves-- all details and plans are done. Super way to travel--we're spoiled and love it!
Thanks again to all.
LOVED IT! Uni-World was great. Their guides were first class and the tours excellent. Food was very good and the room very nice and comfortable. The Normandy trip was outstanding. Our guide and driver were very informed and did anything we asked to make our trip enjoyable. I highly recommend them. Thanks for setting everything up.
We are thinking about Northern Italy in 2017.
— Danny Arnold
We had a great time, it stinks to be back home. Norwegian was so great, we may never cruise anything else again. The freedom dining was so perfect for us.
Our balcony stateroom was exactly what we needed, just the right size and the perfect location!
The shore excursion was great, we loved the private tour and getting to see the entire island, it for sure was our favorite stop. We did the Atlantis full tour / water park and that was a bit of a mistake but you live and learn. We need to make a trip there on its own without trying to fit everything in a short window. Nothing is short with a three year old!
We have been talking with some of our friends and do want to eventually go back with a larger group of people.
Thanks again for your recommendations and opinions, they really helped make our trip even better.
Have a great week,
Hello. I have been meaning to get by and say hello and let you know that the trip you planned for my family and I was fabulous! Everything was perfect.
The excursions you booked and recommended were great, especially the catamaran trip was outstanding! The restaurants that you pay a little more for were outstanding and we seem to spend more time eating there because of the food being so good. I will be writing you a letter of high recommendation for your company. Also, thank you for the bottle of wine on our arrival. First class!
Thank you again for everything. Cant wait to book my next vacation with you.
— Troy George
Sorry I haven't replied until now...it's been a crazy week back!
We had a wonderful time! Everyone with the Celebrity staff (land and sea) was great and so knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the Wilderness Express train ride (I wish we could have traveled on it for the duration of the land tour, lol)...and Ryann had a blast panning for gold. While in the Fairbanks and Denali areas, the weather was quite warm (80-85 degrees during the day) and there were wildfires causing it to be pretty smokey...so we weren't actually able to see Mt. McKinley, but we did see a lot of wildlife.
The weather could not have been more perfect during the cruise (light jacket at most except near the Hubbard glacier)...we only had rain for a portion of 1 day in Skagway. The excursions we booked through you were excellent. On the whale watching trip in Juneau, we saw so many whales even the guides were excited and didn't want to head back in...we saw a pod of Orcas, as well as several humpbacks (3 came to the very front of the boat before diving, and actually sprayed Ryann and the others...it was so exciting!...and a younger one was playing on its back and flapping its fins in the water). The White Pass Train trip was beautiful and the perfect length of time for us in Skagway...we were able to have a late lunch and shop before enjoying the walk back to the ship.
The ship was wonderful and we really enjoyed having the Royal suite and connecting room...it was the perfect set up! The butler was so nice and included Trent and I in everything even though we weren't "officially" in the suite. Our favorite dining place was Qsine...we had so much fun with all of the choices! While there weren't a lot of children on the trip, the kid's program was great...Ryann made several friends and really liked going there.
And, while this may not be the case for others when they go...on our last day of cruising, the entire pool and deck area was full because the weather was so perfect!
Thank you for helping and advising us in the planning! We definitely made lots of memories as a family!
Thank you so much! This trip was everything that we hoped it would be. The transfers in Barcelona and Greece took so much of the usual stress of getting in and out of the country - we loved it.
Very professional, polite and friendly.
The hotel in Barcelona was ideally located and had all the amenities we could ask for ... even converters for the power outlets. We enjoyed all the cafes and pastry shops and we walked for miles.
Our walking tour in Barcelona was amazing. Our guide was very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. He was a history buff - I believe he wrote a book about Catalonia ... and he walked through some remarkable sites ... and we ended at La Sagrada Familia...pretty spectacular.
The Flamenco Dance was very entertaining. The dinner was not huge deal or elaborate dish, but the show more than made up for it.
The Celebrity Equinox was definitely a treat. I feel like they celebrated our anniversary several times. We received a bottle of wine from the Hotel Director and we were invited to have dinner at the Captain's table. From there, we were invited to the ship's bridge on the following day. This was an added treat.
Cannes/St Paul de Vence - we shared this tour with 2 other couples...We took pictures at Cannes and we had an enjoyable time at St Paul de Vence. It felt great not following a mob in tour buses. The driver was very accommodating and personable.
Pisa/Florence - great excursion... we had fun at Pisa and Florence was a treat. We shared this trip with one other couple. It turned out to be very enjoyable. The Academia was amazing. The guide was phenomenal.
Rome - Hands-down the best time of the whole trip. The guide and driver were amazing ... it was a little hotter than I expected. I kinda dehydrated at the end of the day, but I survived. The one on one time with the driver gave us opportunities to do so much. Loved it.
Naples - we rested and enjoyed the boat. We went out in town and walked.
Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Ephesus were amazing. On one of the stops where we did not have an excursion, but we bought one with Celebrity and we noticed the difference... We were rushed the whole time and it was crowded the whole time. It felt as though we were on the road all the time.
Emre was our champion guide--he totally was a 'Rock Star' in our books. He is very personable. He made us feel very special. He took us to a restaurant, shops, and tour and bought a bottle of wine for us at a restaurant. We enjoyed his company, his humor and his attentiveness.
The Athens Gate hotel was great. It had spectacular views, and we had the most unforgettable breakfast. Cool view of Acropolis.
Our transfer to the airport in Greece was very smooth.
We took a ton of pictures and we will have fond memories for years to come.
Thank you so much for making our 20th Anniversary so special.
We'll have to start planning our next adventure.
— Armando and Catalina
Just a line or two to say "thanks" for planning an awesome vacation for me and Myrna. We have meant to call you for some time, but you know how that goes. The truth is that you really hit the nail on the head for us. The vacation you planned for us was EVERYTHING we asked and was looking for. Costa Rica was an awesome choice and we would have never considered it without you. There is no doubt that we will be back at some point to plan our next vacation with you.
Thanks again, very much,
Thanks for your communication welcoming us back from our Viking excursion.
We had a wonderful time and were richly blessed throughout the trip, meeting many wonderful people. Thank you for a job well done in making all of our arrangements. Everything went very smoothly and without a hitch. The transfers were very helpful and made our connections trouble free.
One suggestion: You cannot emphasize too much the need to be careful when traveling into the foreign countries. Upon our arrival in Prague, we had an early afternoon brief city tour. Before going on the tour, I read from the Hilton Hotel handbook to be alert to false policemen who may show false ID's and stop pedestrians on the street. Well, that happened on our first time out of the hotel. Being alert to the situation, I simply took Nancy by the arm and went around the individual and further ignored him. Had we stopped when he identified himself as a policeman, I am sure that he would have asked for my ID. Then, he could have snatched my wallet from my hand and run off into the crowded street. The Lord protected us throughout the trip, for which we are grateful. You did a nice job in alerting us to these types of situations. Keep up the good work.
Once again, thanks for such a nice job in planning our trip. You are a true professional!
— Jimmy and Nancy Jackson
Good Morning Gloria,
We are back from our Danube River cruise. It was wonderful. We had such a great time. Thank you for encouraging us to add on the 3-days in Prague. Definitely a highlight of the trip. Our tours, the food, the staff, everything was great.
— Tammy Skrehart