Mary V Marks

MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina Travel Agent

Accent Travel and Cruises Ltd, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

I make travel wishes come true…

Yes, wishes do come true!

Are you wishing for an all inclusive cruise and watching the sunset from your veranda, a tour in a foreign country perhaps to experiment with the local cuisine, a romantic wedding in a private bungalow over the water in the South Pacific, a family vacation where everyone from Grandparents to teens and toddlers will have plenty to do or maybe just a simple long weekend getaway?  I make the wishes come true.

Your wish and wonderful memories can be one in the same as you travel with friends and family.  But turning wishes into reality can also be a challenge as you scan the 100’s of offers from cruise lines, resorts, tour companies, airlines and then add the various costs, visa fees, insurance to the matrix, the process suddenly becomes unmanageable.  That’s where I come in…

My husband and I travel as frequently as we can to experience a wide variety of travel opportunities and this gives me unique personal insight I can offer you.  Yes, we attend conferences and seminars, fulfill educational programs offered by cruise lines and tour companies, read the trade publications but, being able to share my personal experiences means you are getting more than just a trip booked.

Accent Travel and Cruises, Ltd. has been in business nearly 30 years and as a full-service travel agency we have helped individuals and families, small businesses and corporations meet their travel needs.  Let me help you as you wish about:

  • A high energy adventure trip next to the Iguazu Falls in Argentina followed with a private helicopter ride above.
  • A family reunion to see where “the family” came from in Ireland or another country.
  • Taking a cooking class in a small family owned Trattoria overlooking the Piazza Navona in Rome.
  • Experience the Midnight Sun, above the Arctic Circle, onboard a 5-star cruise ship off the coast of Norway.
  • A 3-day cruise - just to get away.

I pride myself in offering you personalized service to find the perfect vacation whether land or sea, relaxing or energetic, least expensive or “blowing the budget”, a long weekend or a 180-day world cruise.

Together, we can make your wishes come true!

First time traveler or a pro...

The Taj Mahal - one of the New 7 Wonders of the Wo
The Taj Mahal - one of the New 7 Wonders of the Wo

Newbie traveler? Details can be intimidating, complex, time consuming and somewhat scary.  That’s why you call me.  We’ll discuss where you wish to go, getting there and what to see.  My suggestion; start planning well in advance of your travel dates.  Tours, cruises, resorts and other destinations often sell out 6 or 12 months in advance, so it’s never too early to call me.

Flown the miles, sailed the seas and trekked the rain forest?  Chances, I’ve been there too.  Give me a call and we can compare adventures and I’ll share some new journeys for you to consider. 

I CAN, make wishes come true!

My Reviews

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She is always so upbeat and cheerful.

Reviewed By Philpeg - North Carolina | Traveled to
Mary has helped us plan several trips and we have been very pleased with what she suggested and planned.
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IS THERE FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Reviewed By Walkin' on the Beach... - Hubert, North Carolina | Traveled to
Mary Marks is the BEST! She was there for us EVERY step of the way, and made the whole process as friendly and helpful as possible, Mary took care of us and made our vacation as stress free as possible. This was our first trip to the Caribbean, and Mary got us a great deal, and we had an absolutely AMAZING time at the Excellence Resort in Punta Cana! We will certainly be coming back to her for more recommendations, thank you!!! If you are traveling for the first time, don't know where to go or what to do, Mary Marks will answer ALL of your questions, and find that special place you've been dreaming of!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! THANK YOU!!!
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Another wonderful adventure!

Reviewed By SaraS - Newport | Traveled to
Very knowledgeable of the industry and locations. She is always positive and friendly - a fun person to work with. Mary has planned/helped with many trips for us and all have been successful and wonderful. She always helps us to secure insurance as my husband has multiple health problems thank goodness we have not needed to use insurance and has other helpful advice for us. We "debrief" when we return and she is always interested. Our trips have been to India, Thailand, Russia, China, NYC, and more as well advising a couple of younger members of my family. Mary truly is a "go to" person.
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Mary knows what she's doing!

Reviewed By CindyA - Englewood, FL | Traveled to
Mary has arranged several trips for us, as well as our extended family. She is great with the details, and offers good alternatives if something is not available. We have been more than pleased with her knowledge and helpfulness in planning our bucket list trips! We highly recommend Mary.
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A trip to remember

Reviewed By Opera lover - Brentwood, CA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Absolutely loved the trip she put together for our family. Every little item was thoughtfully put together. From the airplane to the transportation to the different locations, the hotels and the tours, everything was memorable and a pleasure to experience.
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Italy 2017

Reviewed By Walter - Brentwood, CA | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Mary has advised and assisted our family, through my mother Joan Lamson, in booking travel arrangements on 2 successful trips. Most recently to Italy.
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First cruise and big vacation.

Reviewed By dwb - Cape Carteret, NC | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Constantly followed up after we booked our vacation with lots of goo information about Alaska. Even came to our home to meet with us twice.

Highly recommend.
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Great results

Reviewed By Chaz - Beaufort, NC | Traveled to
This agency is awesome!!
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Mary Marks is the Best!

Reviewed By CinAir - Englewood, FL | Traveled to
Mary takes care of all of our family's trips. She anticipates and covers every detail, and she bends over backward to make sure that we know that she's always there to help - we're not alone! Sometimes when we're in our very large group, things can get crazy in the planning stages, but Mary always handles everything beautifully. We highly recommend her, and wouldn't use anyone else.
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Travel Agent

Reviewed By viv - Beaufort, NC | Traveled to
Mary could not have been more helpful. She makes herself available and is prompt to get back in touch with you. She has a great personality and goes out of her way to make sure you are taken care of.
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Every things happens as it should

Reviewed By Art - Morehead City, NC | Traveled to
I have used Mary to schedule several cruises. I have also asked her advice on other travel and she has always been helpful and knowledgeable. I do recommend her to my friends.
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Mary Is A Gem

Reviewed By Kniffy - Morehead City, NC | Traveled to
Mary gave us lots of options to choose from for a river cruise. She supplied us with great brochures and was very knowledgeable about different cruise lines. When we had specific questions about different cruises, she was willing to research the answer, but most of the time she already knew the answer. Her customer service was impeccable and her positive attitude was contagious. Our tulip and windmill cruise on Viking River Cruises was one of the best vacations we've ever experienced. We will be using Mary in the future to plan another fantastic vacation.
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Just what I asked for!

Reviewed By Andy - Morehead City, NC | Traveled to
My family has used Mary numerous times - whether it be for a getaway for just me and my husband, our first trip to New York with all the "musts" for the first time, family cruises, etc. She listens to what we want and does the legwork to make it happen! She is my fairy godmother!
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Mary is the best with service, knowledge and details when planning a trip!

Reviewed By Jim489 - Morehead City, NC | Traveled to
A few years ago we contacted Mary to help us with our first trip to Italy. We had limited time available, wanted to see as much as possible and keep the trip reasonably priced. We called Mary and explained our desires and within 48 hours she was back in contact with us with several suggestions. After a couple of “fine tuning” conversations she pulled together everything we needed from hotels, a wonderful tour, airport transfers and even suggestions on places to eat when she was there. Since then we have asked Mary to book a number of cruises, a wedding for our daughter in Jamaica, a small family reunion on Regent Seven Seas Voyager and an upcoming trip this winter to Antarctica. Mary is extremely knowledgeable having traveled herself and offers exceptional service. She keeps us in the loop when planning and researching opportunities and has been very successful in keeping prices reasonable. We wouldn’t think of doing all the work ourselves since she is so good! We highly recommend her as a travel agent!!!!!
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Mary makes dreams come true

Reviewed By Best mom - Keene New Hampshire | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
The hotel (The French Quarter) was perfect for us! It's a smaller property hotel so it's a little quieter (which I like), the kids LOVED the pool, and the food court was really good. The room was a little on the small side but to be honest, all we did was sleep in the room--we spent zero time hanging out in the room. The customer service at the hotel was top notch too! I would have no problems going back to this hotel again.

Overall we had a wonderful, Disney experience! There was not a single melt down the entire week (from either the children or the adults!) and we enjoyed every minute we spent together. If you ever have clients who are planning a first Disney trip, I would be happy to share some learned info if they need it!

Thank you so much for your help with this! Everything was super organized and it was all smooth sailing. I really appreciate your expertise! We might be a Disney one-and-done kind of family (we can check that one off the kids bucket list )
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Fabulous trip

Reviewed By jim and Karyl - Morehead City NC | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Mary was very thorough and was able to accommodate our requirements with ease. It is obvious she's done this many times before. She kept us up to date as deadlines approached and was attentive without being intrusive.
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Mary V Marks responded:
It was a pleasure working with you both!
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Mary made our trip fabulous!!

Reviewed By SuzieQ - Emerald Isle, NC | Traveled to
I have only used an agent once before and it was helpful but with Mary she not only helped with the planning but made our whole trip seamless and therefore truly wonderfull.
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Italian exploration

Reviewed By Bill - Pine KNoll Shores, nc | Traveled to
Mary got to know us so that she could suggest things to do, places to go, and what to see. Her planning was detailed and exacting, leaving no uncertainties. This foresight and expertise made the trip exciting, pleasurable, and memorable. I will use Mary again for our next excursion wherever it may be.
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Excellent service for our Argentina/Antarctic trip

Reviewed By DebbieB - Peterborough NH | Traveled to
Our trip was sooo much better because we had Mary planning it along with us. We are very experienced travelers and I had done a ton of research so we didn't really expect Mary to add that much to what we had planned. However, after understanding our preferences, she worked her magic. Mary recommended a different ship than what we had looked at -- with a better program, services and the penthouse cabin with a huge balcony for the same price of what we had chosen. Having traveled in Argentina, Mary was familiar with getting around there - the Visa fees, better neighborhoods to stay while in Buenos Aires and what to see. She found a guide for us in Iguazu Falls which worked out splendidly. He picked us up at the airport, gave us a wonderful tour of the falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides (over 2 days) and transported us to our hotel and then finally back to the airport for our return. I'm convinced if we had tried to manage on our own, we would have been very unhappy. This was a place where knowing the ins and outs made a big difference! Altogether we enjoyed working with Mary, felt no pressure to "comply" with her suggestions and had a superior more enjoyable travel experience than had we followed our original plans. We highly recommend working with Mary for any of your travel needs.
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"Travel "Angel."

Reviewed By Mumzie - Pine Knoll Shores, NC | Traveled to
Mary is a "Travel Angel." She helped us get it right for a couple of big trips. She attended to the details to make sure we had the best time ever. Love Mary!
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Another Great Trip

Reviewed By terpfan71 - Beaufort, NC | Traveled to
Mary is the consummate travel agent - experienced, knowledgeable, detail oriented and a joy to work with. We just got back from a family cruise that Mary arranged and had a fantastic time. The best thing was that it took one call to Mary and all the details were handled. Thanks Mary! We look forward to many more adventures from Accent Travel.
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TRAVEL WITH DISABILITY

Reviewed By MARLENE - BEAUFORT NORTH CAROLINA | Traveled to
MARY plan ned a cruise on Quantum of the Seas for our Parkinsons group in 2007. The group included people in wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. Along, of course, with their .caregivers.She spent a lot of time talking with all of us and more importantly LISTENING to the questions and fears of the travellers. She even arranged a handicapped accesible bus to take us to the Port. She travelled with us and was TOTALLY availab le for the entire trip. We used it as a fund raiser and made $5,000 for our non-profit group. She is amazing with details and has incredible patience. I have used Mary as a travel agent since then and she is ALWAYS the one I trust.
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Just returned from a "Mary designed" holiday in Scotland

Reviewed By Deb/David - Newport, NC | Traveled to
Mary has been instrumental in planning quite of few of our trips, as well as vacations for many of our family members and we have all been delighted with the outcomes! As mentioned by other reviewers, she really listens to what you want out of a vacation trip and seems to magically produce just what you're looking for. As she has traveled extensively, Mary will often make suggestions, based on experience and knowledge. Specifically, Mary's value is in the details. Never is a connection missed, attractions in the area of travel are always outlined and she puts just enough into your trips that you come home completely satisfied! We strongly suggest you give Mary a call!
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Mary's the Best

Reviewed By Barry/Karen - Midlothian, VA | Traveled to
We keep coming back to Mary. Every trip with her has been a complete success. She has a knack of knowing just what we want. I think her greatest acheivement is the next trip she is planning for us, along with another couple. While we all knew about where and what we wanted to do, we were clueless about where to start. Mary came to our rescue and simpified our plans to please all four of us. Can't wait for our trip this fall to the Grand Canyon! Thanks again Mary.
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Travel with confidence

Reviewed By Betsy - Newport, N.C | Traveled to
Travel knowing you are in the best care. I have been in beautiful Jamacia, Bahamas, a cruise & St. Thomas. All absolutely high quality resorts & the most stressless travel I can imagine. In fact, while in St. Thomas I had a family emergency & had to fly immediately home. One phone call to Mary & all arrangements were made. I was on next flight out. She is not just "an agent" she is a lifeline. She is the only person I trust.
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She's Awesome!

Reviewed By Schalkster - Rochester, NY | Traveled to
Mary has successfully launched me on 13+ trips, all of them delightfully memorable because of her keen eye for details and her intuitive perception of my needs. When I have questions about any destination, she always finds the answer. And she is very helpful and supportive when I need to fill out complicated visa forms or plan the logistics of a trip.
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Mary is our "go to" person!

Reviewed By Pauly - Pauly | Traveled to
I cannot say enough about Mary Marks! Everything she has planned for us has gone smoothly and efficiently. She's the very best as far as we're concerned!
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Professional, helpful and knowledgeable

Reviewed By joni - new york | Traveled to
Mary has planned at least ten trips for me. Her expertise is without equal. Her service is the quality of a major company while her personal attention is individualized and attentive. She is prompt, knowledgeable and experienced. I can easily rely on her ability and skills. She provides expert opinions and has extensive background information that has influenced the decisions I make about travel details. She knows the industry and the world. She is also a person of integrity; someone in whom I would place my absolute trust.
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Making Memories

Reviewed By Joan - Pine Knoll Shores, NC | Traveled to
Mary has been helping me make memories for my family for some time now. She helped me start a tradition of celebrating my "special" birthdays by gathering my children and their spouses together for a family reunion trip to someplace magical. the first trip held many surprises for the family and Mary helped me keep the secret even though I had to divulge the general destination in order to get them all there. It wasn't possible to include the same kind of surprise in the second special birthday trip, but even so the riverboat trip to the south of France exceeded all of our expectations. It's time to start planning #3. Mary, where will we go?
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