Custom Trip Planning
Venice, May, 2016
I have been in the travel business over 25 years and have seen the industry go through many changes. I owned 2 agencies and merged them together. I have traveled to many destinations and consider myself very knowledgeable. My expertise is designing custom packages to Europe especially Italy. I especially enjoy planning honeymoons and now babymoons. My next love is River Cruising.
The internet with my web site www.prestigeplustravel.org allows me to have clients all over the United States. I am just a phone call or email away to help you plan that wonderful vacation with family and/or friends whether as a group, reunion, or just because.
I love to pass on my stories to clients. Most of all I love to hear about the adventures of my clients. I have been fortunate enough to sail with most of the cruise lines whether cruising the Mexican Riviera, the rich history of Europe or the wonders of the Panama Canal. The Caribbean is so beautiful with such blue waters and Tahiti is the best for interactions with the stingrays and feeding the sharks! (No fear there!) While in Fiji snorkeling was my favority activity. The coral is a vibrant blue!
My greatest travels have been on river cruises; so many canals, so many castles and so many delightful people. This is a chance to really get to know a culture; to smell the flowers and scents from all over the world. I marveled at the boat's ability to lower the stern wheelhouse in order to pass under a bridge. if you are sitting up on top a steward will come to tell you to lie flat or else you could lose your head!
The trave industry is always changing and I believe in educating myself with those changes and challenges that are presented to us now when we travel. I take as many Webinars as I can to stay on top so that I will be able to offer my clients the TLC that they deserve. I take classes to be updated with the cruises and tour operators which earns me Certifications with the vendors such as Aussie Specialist, Viking and Uniworld Specialist and Celebrity Cruises specialist.
I love to spoil my clients with excellent communication and customer service . You will truly become aware of my passion for travel and with helping my clients dream vacation come true.. And they keep coming back for another wonderful adventure!
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Trip of a lifetime!!!
At the 11th hour we decided to add the trip to Japan to our planned China trip. Joan and her associate were extremely accommodating and responsive to our frequent changes of plans.
We were in Japan for a total of eight days, during which time Joan scheduled daily guided tours and arranged for a once in a lifetime 2 day trek up Mt. Fuji. The level of customer service and customer care we received while planning our trip was above and beyond anything we have ever experienced within the travel industry. The entire trip went off with out one glitch....it was just perfect!
We so look forward to planning our next trip with Joan and will most definitely recommend her to all our friends and family for their travel needs.
PS Even with booking our trip so last minute, Joan was able to get us amazing deals on the airfare!!
A Wonderful Exciting Trip
Russia and other capital of the Baltics
Italy and Malta magnificence!
Islands and Cruises
She planned fantastic land trips, including our honeymoon in Tahiti (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora), anniversary trips to Greece (Athens, Santorini, Mykonos) and Tahiti (Moorea, Bora Bora) with tours and activities, and days to relax on our own.
Joan has also planned 7 cruise vacations for our family and extended family, with various itineraries in the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean, and a holiday voyage from Florida through the Panama Canal to LA.
She continues to provide a high level of service through the planning process and is available if we need to contact her while traveling. We are planning an extended vacation with her now
Best Travel Agent Ever
Honeymoon to swoon over!
We have loved working with her and will continue to use her for our future trips!