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Denise Mello

Orangevale, California Travel Agent
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Denise Mello

Denise Mello

Orangevale, California Travel Agent
An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
42 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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YOUR Vacation Matters To Me!

                      

Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away

With 30 years in the travel industry we have been to many places that took our breath away. My husband, Don and I, whom I lovingly refer to as Mr. Mello Vacations have visited 47 countries and sailed on 17 cruises together. We want to share our passion for travel & guide you toward the best experiences & destinations.

I am most proud of achieving the CERTIFIED TAHITI SPECIALIST 

My specialty training includes:

  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Princess Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line 
  • Marriott Hotels
  • RIU Resorts and Hotels

Some of our favorite adventures:

  • Snorkeling with the sharks and rays in Bora Bora
  • Swimming with the giant sea turtles in Hawaii
  • Walking the wall surrounding the medieval village of Dubrovnik
  • Wandering the “streets” of Venice
  • Mass at the Vatican and St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice
  • Visiting the Christmas Markets in Europe
 
Travel planning can be overwhelming with all the travel products available online. It’s easy to spend hours searching for deals, hopping between websites comparing prices and options. Don’t get frustrated with all the information overload, reviews and itineraries.
 
As a Certified Travel Planner I will be able to provide you a customized, detailed itinerary, recommended activities and price quote from one of our trusted, preferred suppliers.
 
Ready to get started?
Request our free vacation consultation questionnaire
 
Please visit our website
www.mellovacations.com
 
Email: denise@mellovacations
Call 1-888-462-7817 today!
Your Dream Vacation is just a phone call away.

 

YOUR Vacation Matters To Me!

Live The Life You Imagine
Live The Life You Imagine

If you are dazed and confused from internet information overload and want to separate fact from fiction call me. I am a proud member of Travel Leaders. I am privileged to work with the best of the best travel suppliers. This means that you you are assured of the best prices for the hottest destinations and my excellent customer service. Whether it's your honeymoon, an anniversary or a much deserved vacation, I will help you create your dream vacations and make them come true.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Tahiti Specialist
Hawaii Destination Specialist
Princess Cruise Line Commodore
Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Certified
Funjet 500 Club

My Travel Stories

Garden Pool Bungalow
Islands of Tahiti

My Reviews

Rating: 5 42 Reviews | 100% Recommended

First time

Reviewed By Yvonne - Long beach | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Everything was excellent from the first time I spoke with her up till now
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review! Denise
8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Great ensuring our trip was terrific

Reviewed By Wendy - Rescue, ca | Traveled to Europe
Excellent made recommendations to improve our trip and kept us on top of payments plus ready to enjoy
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for taking the time to review. I'd love to see some pictures.
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Jamaica our 20 year anniversary

Reviewed By Sweet c - Compton ca | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
She is the best
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you! Thanks for the referral too! I promise to do my best.
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One of the best trips with our family

Reviewed By P. Carter - Orangevale | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
very knowlegable and answered all my questions
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for taking the time to review my service. I'm glad you enjoyed your Alaska cruise with your grandchildren.
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Perfect title

Reviewed By ARivera - Lodi, CA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Denise was excellent to work with from start to finish.
She look up tours and provided several itineraries for us to review. She had all the information printed and mailed us all the documents we needed for the cruise.
Would definitely recommend Denise to all or our friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for taking the time to review my service. Referrals are the best compliment ever. I had fun working on your vacation, and look forward to for you and your friends on your next adventure. Denise
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Book With Denise For An Amazing Vacation!

Reviewed By AprilMayJune - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
She's very friendly and easy to talk to. She always has the best deals and recommendations. We love using Denise because we know no matter what we're doing our experience will always be hassle free and 5 stars.

We love how available she is and she always sticks to our budget. She has the best recommendations and is even available for you while you're on your vacation if you need her. Using Denise over the past several years has been the best thing we have done. She takes care of every detail so you can literally sit back and relax.

Thanks Denise!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you! I'm looking for your next best resort ever! Denise
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Pacific Coast Paradise

Reviewed By One of 11 - Fargo, North Dakota | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
First time working with Denise, referred to her by my sister-in-law. In addition to booking our air fare and hotel, she was sending us updates on any flight changes, things to see and do while in Puerto Vallarta, alerted us to complete the Mexican immigration forms on-line prior to our departure, and provided helpful hints for traveling in Mexico.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Gracias for taking the time to review my service on your family vacation to Puerto Vallarta. I'm happy that you found the information I sent useful. I look forward to helping you in the future. Denise
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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A trip to remember

Reviewed By E. Mo - Corona, ca | Traveled to Ensenada ~ Baja California Norte ~ Mexico
Denise was definetly a pleasure to work with. She was always available for ant questions or concerns and she was unsure, she made sure she was able to get back to me in a timely matter. I'm used to working with AAA but I've had a much better experience with Denise. She made a way for my entire family (50+) to make sure we had a great time. The trip was definetly one to remember. Thanks Denise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you E. Mo. I enjoyed your family and everyone who called was so nice! It was a pleasure and I look forward to your next adventure.
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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She helped ease the anxiety in knowing about the hurricans to make landfall

Reviewed By DQ - Sparks, NV | Traveled to
I have always used Mello Vacations, she is very thorough in her finding and presenting the best vacations! I highly recommend using Mello Vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you DQ. Its always FUN to work for you. Denise
15 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Great trip

Reviewed By None - MO | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Denise was very helpful ??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Good morning Sheila, Thank you for taking the time to review! I'm happy that you had a great trip and look forward to helping you with future vacations. Denise
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Best Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Can’t wait to book next trip - Compton ,California | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Denise is the best she makes traveling very easy. I send in my payment and she do the rest. I have been on several trips and I have not had any problems.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 17 people found this review helpful
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The best cruise so far

Reviewed By Kimmie - Compton, CA | Traveled to Mexico
Great
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Kimmie, I really enjoyed working with your family. I'm so happy that everything went smoothly and you had a great vacation. Thanks for the review-I appreciate it. I would love to have you share some of your pictures on my facebook page if you do Denise Mello
8 of 17 people found this review helpful
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My Big Family Trip!!

Reviewed By Kacey M - Lakewood, Ca | Traveled to Ensenada ~ Baja California Norte ~ Mexico
It was so relaxing and reassuring to have such an awesome agent that covered all my needs and expectations for my family trip. She left no question or concern unanswered. Thank you Denise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Kacey! I've enjoyed working with you and your family. Everyone is so nice it makes me want to crash the party. I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures. Post them on my facebook page. Bon Voyage! Denise
7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Am sure we will e a gime.reat t

Reviewed By no nickname - Wahpeton ND | Traveled to Mexico
Always willing to take the time to listen to our concerns.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for booking your family vacation with me. I've enjoyed working on this and know you will love the resort. I look forward to seeing some pictures when you come home. Denise
9 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Very relaxing trip - awesome

Reviewed By Ricky - Sacramento, California | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
It’s always a pleasure working with Denise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review. Denise
7 of 17 people found this review helpful
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She's awesome and very helpful on all of my vacation planning!!!

Reviewed By Alvin - Long beach, CA | Traveled to
Denise is a pleasure to work with. I have been booking through her for over 8 years. I have booked many, many, many vacations from her; including my 2.5 weeks honeymoon and looking forward to working with her on our 1 year anniversary trip!!! You're awesome!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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The best "It's A Family Thang" trip ever.

Reviewed By Kacey M. - Lakewood, Ca | Traveled to Ensenada ~ Baja California Norte ~ Mexico
My family and I had a blast to say the least. Denise attention to detail was far beyond expectations. My family can't stop talking or posting pictures of this trip to Mexico. It was alot of my family 1st time cruising and you made the process smooth and exciting. Denise, Denise, Denise is all I can say your awesome. Thank you for all our great memories.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Emerald! Your family was very easy to work with and they are the reason I love planning family vacations. I'm looking forward to your next trip. Post some of those pictures on my facebook page!
9 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Great trips everytime

Reviewed By Nick - Las Vegas. | Traveled to
I only use Denise for my vacations. They turn out Amazing and can't beat the price. She has booked San diego, tahoe, Belize, panama, and Hawaii, plus countless other trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Best Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Can’t wait to book next trip - Compton California | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Denise is the best she makes traveling very easy. I send in my payment and she do the rest. I have been on several trips and I have not had any problems.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you! I look forward to helping with your next vacation.
6 of 17 people found this review helpful
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One of the best trips of our lives.

Reviewed By P. Carter - Orangevale | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
Very knowledgeable and helpful! We have used Denise for a long time and she knows the travel industry very well.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Pam!
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Very relaxing trip - awesome

Reviewed By Ricky - Sacramento, California | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
It’s always a pleasure working with Denise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you! I'm happy that you had such a great time in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta was my first international trip and we loved it. It has a special place in my travel memories. Denise
5 of 15 people found this review helpful
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The best family trip we have had ever been on

Reviewed By Ruby johnson - Long beach ca | Traveled to Ensenada ~ Baja California Norte ~ Mexico
Excellent
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Ruby. I'm looking forward to working for you on your birthday cruise. You have a great family!.
9 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Unbelievably Good Service!

Reviewed By Mrs.Stander - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to
Denise was amazing from the moment I called her. In fact, she never missed a phone call, or email. She is very quick to respond and she knows exactly what she is doing. She listened to what we wanted and she delivered! She kept us in our price range too! She is extremely friendly and I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you. I appreciate your business and confidence. Denise
10 of 26 people found this review helpful
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She was a great help!

Reviewed By Brandy and Jason - Orangevale, CA | Traveled to
Denise has been a great help for us in booking this vacation. She went above and beyond to help us making our vacation planning so easy. We would definitely recommend her!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Brandy! Denise
7 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Denise offered info on excersions and points of interest that made our trip fun & adventurous

Reviewed By Roxie - California | Traveled to
We have been to Cabo many times. always fun & enjoyable. All reservations were exactly as stated. Timely, effecient and trouble free. Denise offered many ideas on excursions and points of interest. She was easily approachable and quick to respond to any questions. Great experience all around.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Hawaii Trip

Reviewed By Capone - California | Traveled to
Very knowledgeable of where to stay and helped planned the trip with very little stress. Very satisfied with Denise and will use her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review.
6 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Handled easily and answered questions

Reviewed By Martie - Indiana | Traveled to
Worked well throughout the planning process. Much appreciated.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review. Denise
8 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Denise was fantastic!

Reviewed By Norma - Palm Desert, CA | Traveled to
Denise was a pleasure to work with in planning my first Alaskan cruise. She is very knowledgeable and responded promptly, and thoroughly to any issues I had by email or phone. Denise will definitely be handling any of my future travel plans. I highly recommend Denise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Norma. Denise
9 of 26 people found this review helpful
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I knew I could count on Denise!

Reviewed By Forever client - Sacramento, ca | Traveled to
From the start, Denise had my best interest at heart. She understood my budgetary needs and wanting to be comfortable and explored my options. She always responded promptly too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review. Denise
6 of 21 people found this review helpful
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She made this so much easier that I am really indebpted to her

Reviewed By Pam - San Franscisco | Traveled to
Denise recently booked our trip to Dubai. There are 6 of us travelling with really long and hard names to spell. She did the booking in a very short time taking care to fulfill our needs as well. She kept communicating to us on how far the process had gone. She is very knowledgeable articulate , professional and at the same time with a human touch that you don' t hesitate discussing any and all things about your trip. I have already recommended her to my friends who are also planning a trip later this year. She is an asset to your Company.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Pam. I enjoyed planning your trip to Dubai! Denise
7 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Nice friendly helpful

Reviewed By Stacey - Esparto ca | Traveled to
Denise is an amazing people to help plan and guyed us to the right place . For our first trip. Thank you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Knowledgeable and Patient

Reviewed By Regelins - Central CA | Traveled to
Mello Vacations will be at the top of anyone's list for planning a vacation. Denise was so patient with my many phone calls and questions. She guided us every step of the way. I will refer Mello Vacations to every traveler I know and, I know many.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Very detail oriented & helpful :)

Reviewed By Rick&Rain - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to
Denise made our trip planning to Europe a reality! She went over all the details with us so we knew what to expect and were comfortable with the itinerary.??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Denise is always so helpful.

Reviewed By Pam Carter - Orangevale CA | Traveled to
Denise is always so helpful and prompt with an answer to my questions and always listens to me. She has a lot of travel knowledge I have used Denise for many years and have referred her to friends for her help and will continue to refer her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Honeymoon/Vacation

Reviewed By Brad K - Folsom, California | Traveled to
Denise was awesome. I didn't give her much time to set up my honeymoon vacation, and she started planning it right away without hesitation. The resort was amazing! Everything went very smooth without any problems. Thank you very much Denise! Best vacation and resort I've had. Went to: Valentin Imperial Maya, Playa Del Carmen.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review. I'm glad you loved the resort. I'll be looking for another resort to WOW you on your next vacation. Denise
6 of 23 people found this review helpful
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From start to finish, Denise was there for us!

Reviewed By Wendy - Orangevale, CA | Traveled to
We have booked several trips with Denise and even had to cancel one due to a medical situation. She was there every step of they way confirming that the matter was handled effectively and efficiently. We will use her in the future! THANKS....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Made trip planning effortless!

Reviewed By Mona B. - Modesto, CA | Traveled to
Denise was awesome! I must admit that I usually plan our trips myself, but I felt that a bit trip like Tahiti required someone who was knowledgeable and experienced. I was so pleased that we chose Denise to plan our trip. It was no work for us and she thought of everything! She answered my many questions promptly and completely and shared her personal and professional knowledge about the islands, including great tips! Everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend her services and would use her again in a heartbeat!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Maui trip

Reviewed By Josh - Tracy ca | Traveled to
Denise was fast friendly and efficient on handling our details from start to finish.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you for the review. Denise
5 of 23 people found this review helpful
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First class service from the start!!!

Reviewed By Mike - Kentucky | Traveled to
I have yet to meet Denise Mello in person (I was introduced via email & phone by a 3rd party), but I can honestly say she's the best. Every question is answered rapidly and all options are explained in deatail. She understands my families desires and makes sure it stays within the budgetary arena we started with. I wouldn't trade her for anyone closer to me since I live on the other side of the country !!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thanks for the review Mike! Denise
5 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Excellant service

Reviewed By Great service - Minnesota | Traveled to
Denise provided answers to all my questions, sometimes several in a day. She was very helpful, patient and help me to understand exactly what we needed to make our trip memorable. Denise has planned several tropical vacations for us. We look forward to having Denise plan our next vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 23 people found this review helpful
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She found us super great hotel rate.

Reviewed By Jackie - fair oaks ca | Traveled to
Denise Mello @ Mello vacations did all the work so we could focus on my mother in law's 80th surprise birthday party, her service is 5 STAR! Thank you Denise for booking our stay in Reno.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Denise Mello responded:
Thank you Jackie. Denise
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She has flawless planning everything goes perfect

Reviewed By Johnboy - Sparks nevada | Traveled to
Ask for Denise she is an expert planner all our trips are planned with her. She has traveled the world so she knows first hand what is awesome and what is a a dud . Nothing better then leaving the country with her as our travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Customer Testimonials

Pueblo Bonito

We wanted to thank you and tell you what a great vacation we had. Pueblo Bonito is a nice place to relax and enjoy a little R&R. All inclusive is a nice way to go when you are hanging around the hotel. All of your arrangements were perfect. American Eagle was very accommodating quickly taking us from domestic flights over to international by shuttle so we didn't miss our connection to/from Cabo. The LAX remodel is no place for sissies or unseasoned travelers. Overall everything went smooth. The shuttle service did not have any identifiable logos, shirts or vans so it was a little confusing upon arrival. When we located him he also gave us a pick up time for departure. We tried to have our concierge contact them to verify time but there was not a phone number anywhere on our paperwork. Made me a little nervous but everything worked out fine. He was only running a few minutes late. Now it is back to reality and begin thinking of our next trip. Thank you for all your help.

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