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Alma Contacessi

Mesa, Arizona Travel Agent

River Cruise and All-Inclusive Travel Specialist

I was born and raised in Italy and migrated to the US in 1966. My Dad was a tour bus driver and guide who specialized in Religious Tours in France and Italy, from our home town. During school summer breaks my brother and I would alternate and travel with him on these amazing journeys. That is when my LOVE for travel and Europe began.

While there are many ways of traveling through Europe, river cruising is my favorite. You embark on a small ship, unpack once and then you and a couple-hundred of new found friends sail alongside the riverbanks of the Danube, Seine, or Rhine (just to name few); and stop at some of the most beautiful and quaint cities and towns. During your leisure time you can mingle with locals at a small café or walk the cobble stone streets that will lead you into the town square. River Cruising is the most all-inclusive way of seeing Europe. All your meals are included, wine and beer are served at lunch and dinner, a guided excursion at every port, transfers to/from airport, bottled water and soda and local entertainment are all included. Service is impeccable, and the food is amazing. They usually serve a mix of local delicacies and dishes that the American traveler is accustomed to. River Cruising is also available in Asia, Africa, and here in the United States you can sail the Mississippi River.

A more fast-paced way of seeing Europe is on an escorted tour of one or more countries; generally using a motor coach, or sometimes a train ride, a ferry or even a flight.

There are so many options for booking travel. This is where I come in, by asking questions and taking your needs and wants in consideration, I can plan your dream vacation, be it in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico or anywhere else in the world, on land or cruise. If I have not been there or experienced it personally, I am sure I have planned it and booked it in my 30-plus years in the travel industry. Be it a family reunion or vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, all-inclusive vacation, or cruise anywhere in the world, let me help you make your travel dream become a reality.

My name is Alma and I can be your Travel Dream Maker. Call or e-mail me; and if you are in Arizona stop by our office and I would be happy to assist you with your travel needs.

Special note about a recent Sandals experience

I just had 2 couples come back from Sandals Antigua and being a Certified Sandals agent I had suggested this resort to them and was sure that they would love it and LOVE IT they did. One of the travelers was in a wheelchair, and I had e-mailed the General Manager of the resort and asked him to please VIP these clients and extend all courtesies to them and make sure they would a memorable time. It is kind of hard not to love Antigua. This resort has been voted the most romantic resort in the Caribbean year after year. I suggested a candle light dinner on the beach at sunset and that was one of the most memorable parts of their trip.