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Maria Moore

PEMBROKE PINES, Florida Travel Agent

Smooth Sailing Discount Cruises, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury, Cruises, All Inclusives, Tours

 

I have been traveling by land and sea around the world for my entire life.

I have personally sailed on 71 cruises to every continent, of the world,  and have studied on hundreds more including all the popular river boats from the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and more.  I am  certified with every major tour company, cruise line and theme park, and hotel brands. I am a certified  Disney travel agent expert, and have been to Disney World every year since it opened in 1971. That includes Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, theme parks, Disney river cruises, Disney in Hawaii, Florida and California.   I live between Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando, which has made it easier for me to:

  • Keep my travel counselor expert credentials up to date - we have the most cruise ships in the world here and I am on different ones every month from the most deluxe, to adventure cruises. We also have Sandals and all the major tour and hotel companies close to our office. 

You don't know what you don't know. I know the difference of what is advertised in the brochure and what the brochure does not tell you. As a former attorney I research the laws of what you need to go on each vacation- anyone can book on line, but if you do not have the necessary certificates the airlines, ships etc will not let you travel.  I know how to help people plan destination weddings on ships as well as in foreign countries. 

I also know how to customize travel for you, be it a romantic proposal or a private fireworks cruise.   I will also share with you the many useful hints and tips that I've learned over the years -- like how to skip the long lines for rides by entering the theme parks  from their backstage areas.

 I also have a passion for booking wildlife journeys and spend a lot of time  helping animals by volunteering locally in Florida and around the world from Cheetah Outreach in South Africa to National Geographic tours around the world.  I  arrange custom tours to a number of interesting destinations, including:

  • Whale shark diving in Mexico
  • Shark diving in  Tahiti (I did this just last week)
  • Australia- from the Great Barrier Reef to the sailing around all the islands
  • African Safaris for families and  couples from budget to luxury.
  • Visit Komodo dragons in Indonesia
  • Visit penguins from South Africa to South America and Antarctica

I also have valuable first-hand experience traveling and in the travel industry, including:

  • More than 29 years studying and booking travel  as a travel counselor.
  • Sailing on 71 cruises and working on hundreds more
  • Exploring every continent on earth by land and sea through independent and organized tours.  

 I am your travel advocate, and my team and I  will never leave you to fend for yourself.  We  will  find a solution that will help you to get to your destination or home as quickly as possible.

Finally, I think it's important that my clients know that I don't just talk the talk or read about traveling experiences. I am a seasoned traveler and travel concierge who believes that there is no substitute for first-hand knowledge.

I look forward to speaking with you soon and creating the adventure of your dreams!

Reviews and testimonials from around the world!

Romantic all inclusive resort in Mexico
Romantic all inclusive resort in Mexico


Reviewer: Karla & Pete
Location: Boulder, CO
Many wonderful years of cruises and travel planned by Maria
I met Maria on a Princess Cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires many years ago and have been traveling the world with her assistance ever since. Maria has helped my family and friends plan trips around the world from Antarctica to the Carribean and beyond. She is experienced, extremely knowledgeable, very professional, efficient and fun to work with. She never fails to go the extra mile which really shows how much she enjoys and appreciates her clients.She can think "out of the box" to find and create the best trip that will be perfect for your needs. I highly recommend you call her if you are looking for a GREAT travel agent. She can&

My Reviews

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Why we were happy we used her as a travel planner

Reviewed By Cindy - Seattle, WA | Traveled to
Maria Moore sent us on our honeymoon cruise. She sent us a large box of bon voyage gifts that were both romantic and went along with our cruise ship and trip to the Bahamas. I have never received a box of bon voyage and wedding gifts from booking on line. .?As a top travel expert?, Maria has the? depth of knowledge, and industry connections can help make almost every trip better. Today is where the rubber meets the road – concrete reasons why it is often shortsighted, even foolish, to book a trip without a travel agent – even if you think you know what you are doing. ?? ?? The rich and famous with their extensive staffs of personal assistants, name recognition, deep pockets, automatic VIP status and clout use travel experts. I have found that the biggest resistance to using a travel agent comes from the ego of thinking we don’t need one. This makes no sense: If I needed to design a new home, I’d hire an architect, not use a “be-your-own-architect” website ?What was nice about using Maria as a travel agent was that she let us pay in installments. We paid little amounts throughout the year which we could not have done if we booked this on our own ?and accommodated each request beautifully. In addition, her travel suggestions added immensely to the trip. I had originally thought we would?- as a young honeymoon couple this really helped us budget. ?
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She got us the VIP treatment in Disney World!

Reviewed By the Laytons: Disney World VIPs - Belleair, FL | Traveled to
Maria Moore knows Disney World. She set up a couple different experiences that we did not know about even though we live in Florida and have been to Disney World many times. She has the annual pass and visits in person frequently, so she knows all the tricks and tips that made our trip extra special. We wanted to do something different for my friend's birthday so she set up a fireworks cruise and it was fantastic. We went from the Polynesian hotel. ( She also booked us a dining at Ohana which is such a fun all you can eat Polynesian restaurant.) We had our own private boat and driver with food and drinks. We cruised around the lake for about 45 minutes, and learned a lot about Disney. We then took our place on the lake to watch the fireworks. The view was amazing, and we had the premium package, so the music was streamed through to the boat so that we could hear it. What a great view is from the lake, and the bonus is no crowds. She also set up Mickey's Backyard BBQ for our group. This is an all you can eat, alcohol included experience in Fort Wilderness, Disney. No one drives here. There are buses that shuttle people around from wherever you are to the pavilion where the BBQ is served. It is a country music show where people dance with Mickey Mouse. She booked us into a cabin in Ft Wilderness so we were close to all the action!
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She made our bucket list trips come true!

Reviewed By Betsy - San Antonio, Texas | Traveled to
As a former flight attendant, I love to travel but hate all the complex planning that is involved in making our vacations fun and meaningful. Maria Moore has been helping our family plan travel for 20 years! There doesn't seem to be anyplace in the world or any type of tour that she can't handle. Maria has put together our bucket list trips of a lifetime. She helped my husband and I plan a pilgrimage hike from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee - the Jesus Trail that is a 40 mile route that literally follows in his footsteps and immersed us in biblical history. Closer to home, she has arranged cruises from Florida - both girls trips and family trips with the kids. She works with a private tour company to make special memories such as the one we enjoyed in Jamaica - climbing a waterfall and swimming with dolphins! She has also helped us find the best places in Arizona (she was born and raised there and knows all the best spots in Arizona). Since she is a certified Disney expert, she has also gotten us insider access to Walt Disney World. She even added an extension to Vero Beach Florida, where we got to go on a special turtle walk on the beach. Last year she helped me plan a trips to Paris and London with my two teenage daughters. Our memories will last a lifetime and Maria Moore will always be the very first person I contact when I decide to go to a new destination! Close to home or far away, I know I am in good hands with Maria and her team at Smooth Sailing Discount Cruises.
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Maria went above and beyond to make our vacation the best ever!

Reviewed By spicer family - Arizona | Traveled to
My husband and I went on an Alaska cruise as part of an anniversary party for my sister. Maria gave us all the different cruise brochures and went over the pros and cons of each line so that we could make the best decision for us as a family and friends group. Maria spent a lot of time and effort making sure that all of our cabins lined up in a row. As a wonderful surprise, Maria upgraded us to concierge class!! We got a lot of extra benefits that we were not expecting. She also set up private shore tours for us. We went whale watching, to a salmon bake and even got to take a train from the ship to Canada which was spectacular!! If you are a group celebrating something special, you are in good hands if you let Maria handle all the details! Our family is so glad she was able to put this all together so we didn't have the stress of planning this cruise, all the excursions, hotels and much more. I feel very confident telling everyone to trust Maria Moore as she will always go above and beyond what you could ever do on your own or from another travel agent.
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family cruise around Europe

Reviewed By perez family - Miami, FL | Traveled to
I found maria Moore as an expert in our area on the Royal Caribbean website. We wanted something special for my daughters quinceanera so chose to go on a cruise to Europe. My husband is a Cuban citizen and Maria made sure he got everything for all the different consulates - Germany, Italy, Spain, France etc so he could go on this trip. We did not know all all the travel rules, and if we had booked on line or with a travel agent who didn't know the law he would not have been able to go on this trip of a lifetime. We ended up going on NCL instead of Royal Caribbean, as they had the best package with free drinks and a suite. Maria gave us information on all the cruise lines and stops so that we could make the right choices for our family. She came to my home on a Sunday, and also to my office in person to make it very easy and convenient for me. She was very patient as making multiple reservations as the number of people in our group kept changing. The only words to describe is amazing!! I will definitely recommend Maria to all my friends and family and have encouraged my co-workers to go on this amazing trip. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to have made this trip! Maria: I wanted to thank you again for helping our family have the best vacation ever!
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she made our trip to Peru magical

Reviewed By patric - tampa, fl | Traveled to
I absolutely loved the way how seamless everything went for us. From the pick up at the airport to the hotels to the end of the trip, it was absolutely wonderful. Maria Moore had everything organized, and she was very patient with us. This was a very complicated journey with 9 total segments involved with planes, buses and trains. . We went to Lima then Cusco as well as the famous Pisac Market and the spectacular ruins of Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley are magical destinations for a Peru vacation. Maria accompanied us with the local guides, and she was energetic and knowledgeable. Bravo to Maria Moore for putting together this trip of a lifetime. I would highly recommend Maria and this tour to Peru. . Machu Picchu was amazing and beautiful. Pictures truly cannot capture the beauty of this place.
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Travel Agent Extraordinnaire

Reviewed By Luma - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Maria Moore is the best travel agent I have ever worked with. She covers everything needed for each trip. She has attention to details and is extremely knowledgeable on all types of vacations. I would highly recommend this lady for all your travel needs. She has so much personal traveling experience and her ideas and helpful hints are very much needed and appreciated.
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

She took all the worry, so I didn't have to

Reviewed By Chela - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to
Maria has assisted us in planning several trips. She has always done great by us. This trip was not exception. This last trip was a cruise and she offered many tips that made our trip more enjoyable. She also looks out for us and if there is a savings or credit being offered, she'll make sure we get it. Maria is the only travel agent we use because she is so knowledgeable & very well traveled. So, therefore, she shares it with her clients.
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The best agent !

Reviewed By Shelley - Los Gatos, CA | Traveled to
Maria did an amazing job providing what I wanted in a trip! Our hotel was perfect and more of an ocean view than I expected! Amazing ocean view! Planning the trip was painless and fun. She made it so easy. Hands down, the best experience with a travel agent! So knowledgeable and easy to work with. Definitely will work with her again.
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We use Maria for all our travel needs!

Reviewed By Erin - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to
We initially met Maria when planning our wedding in 2012. She helped us arrange our dream honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico. We had an amazing trip and she planned all of the details perfectly. She helped us with our family vacation to the beach last year, she found the best prices so we could afford to go! Most recently I wanted to take our 13 year old on a special birthday trip to Disneyland in California and Maria helped we work out all of the details from rental cars to hotels to Disney tickets. We made such wonderful memories! I will never plan a trip without Maria!
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Maria saved my honeymoon and vacations!

Reviewed By rogelio - tucson, az | Traveled to
My wife and I met Maria at a bridal fair in Marana, AZ . The one thing that I was in charge of for the wedding was the honeymoon. I was so busy that I put off doing the honeymoon planning until the week before the wedding. My wife wanted a small romantic fancy hotel, and I wanted a super active mega all inclusive resort on the beach. She put us into two different hotels so we could each have what we wanted we spent one week at the small hotel and one week at the mega resort secrets in Cancun. This week we took a family trip to Puerto Vallarta. We wanted a big exciting all inclusive resort and told Maria to book the RIU Jalisco since she had booked us at the RIU in Cabo which we liked last year. When we got there on Friday night we decided that we did not want to stay there because it was too much of a spring break crowd, but the hotel manager told us all the other hotels were sold out. I called Maria on her cell late Friday night, and even though she was out of town, she worked all night calling many different resorts until she found us a perfect 2 bedroom suite at Las Velas for us and our 4 kids. The RIU was non refundable but she still got us our money back and applied to the other resort. From last minute cruises that she set for us out of Miami, to sold out hotels in Las Vegas for New Years eve, she always comes through and rescues our trips. We love Maria and how she cares so much about getting us our perfect vacations.
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A travel planner for all the stages of life!

Reviewed By Angela - Gilbert, AZ | Traveled to
Maria has been our trusted go to travel agent for over 20 years. She set up a wine tasting tour as a fun girls only trip where we got to go to different wineries that we would have never found on our own. When I got married, she put together a romantic honeymoon to Walt Disney World focused on private romantic activities such as a horse drawn carriage and private fireworks cruise. She then sent us on a Caribbean cruise out of Pt. Canaveral. Later she sent my husband and I on a babymoon cruise out of Los Angeles to Mexico before our sons were born, and we had a great time! Since our kids are now old enough to enjoy a cruise, she sent us on Carnival out of Ft Lauderdale to the Caribbean. It was the perfect family trip full of fun activities for the kids and relaxation for me. No matter what stage you are in your life, Maria will come up with a perfect and personalized vacation. I look forward to having her plan our big anniversary trip to Europe next year!
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Many wonderful years of cruises and travel planned by Maria

Reviewed By Karla & Pete - Boulder, CO | Traveled to
I met Maria on a Princess Cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires many years ago and have been traveling the world with her assistance ever since. Maria has helped my family and friends plan trips around the world from Antarctica to the Carribean and beyond. She is experienced, extremely knowledgeable, very professional, efficient and fun to work with. She never fails to go the extra mile which really shows how much she enjoys and appreciates her clients.She can think "out of the box" to find and create the best trip that will be perfect for your needs. I highly recommend you call her if you are looking for a GREAT travel agent. She can help make your dreams come true!
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I definitely got "Moore" than my money's worth with Maria

Reviewed By Elizabeth Cherry - Tucson, AZ | Traveled to
Maria Moore has always gone above and beyond a simple booking. She took great care of us for our family Sea World trip. Maria is always available to answer questions, make suggestions and truly knows the business. Her expertise shines through every time and I'll continue to look to her for travel. Thank you, Maria, for keeping us updated on new adventures and opportunities for us to see the world. When we talk with you, we know that our plans will always be "Smooth Sailing"!
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She made sure I was treated like a queen on my honeymoon!

Reviewed By Amanda - Arizona | Traveled to
My family has used Maria for years as a travel agent. She has sent my parents and me on cruises and other trips, so I turned to her to help plan my honeymoon. One thing that we were able to do compared to booking on line is that she took partial payments for a year so we didn't have to pay it all at once. After looking at many different options, she found the perfect all inclusive resort in Cancun called Royal Suites Yucatan. As a surprise, she even went the extra mile to work her connections to get us into the Xcaret water park and nature preserve for free - saving us hundreds of dollars! I felt like a Princess and my husband and I plan to go back for our one year anniversary!
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Maria did a great job planning out trip!

Reviewed By Jen - St Petersburg, FL | Traveled to
Maria was great at helping us select our vacation. She walked us through everything in a helpful manner. She did a wonderful job preparing us for our vacation.
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Mediterranean cruise

Reviewed By Jeff - Florida | Traveled to
From the start Maria was great and we could tell she was as excited as we were to talk travel and had an amazing amount of recommendations on where to go and what to do. It was also comforting to find out that she had been to all of the places we had asked about and many others we didn’t. The Itinerary she found was perfect and also fit our time window. She suggested going in a few days early to really explore and enjoy Venice without any time restrictions; she set up some tours for us and even made sure we had gondola experience, this is not to be missed. It was fun getting lost there. She was even able to make sure our balcony stateroom was facing St. Michael’s square during our ships sail away, this was spectacular. She was extremely helpful at helping us pick shore executions as the cruise lines have so many to choose from and she was right on with explaining which stops we wouldn’t really need to have one like Mykonos (another great place to get lost in). The tour she help us pick in Rome had us having lunch in a part of the coliseum, lunch along the Amalfi coast was also another highlight with fantastic views. She also helped us arrange a post cruise tour; we decided to come back though Copenhagen. We were able to see the Tivoli Gardens which she explained is where Walt Disney had the inspiration to create Disneyland. While there we also were able to do a canal cruise and see the Little Mermaid, all suggested and arrange by Maria. We would have never been able to pull this off without her guidance. Next trip we will DEFFINATLY be calling Maria. Great job!!
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She made it easy to travel the world even in a wheelchair

Reviewed By Mary and Tom - Show Low, AZ | Traveled to
There are a lot of travel agents out there, but Maria Moore is truly a travel professional. When we started looking at cruises we found a lot of confusing fine print. Maria explained everything from what to do if we needed to cancel, book shore tours with local companies and more. She was our best resource and an invaluable guide. It 's hard to travel with my husband being in a wheelchair and scooter, but she found the ship and itinerary where we could see everything easily. She took a lot of time to help us explore our many choices and book our dream cruise vacations. She sent us on two Holland America cruises. She sent us to Hawaii and the South Pacific. We are a retired couple and live in a very small town and this was a way that we were able to experience the other side of the world but still be very comfortable. We know that Maria can help anyone have the experience of a lifetime.
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