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Joan Carroll

Dana Point, California Travel Agent
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Joan Carroll

Joan Carroll

Dana Point, California Travel Agent
Prestige Plus Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
10 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Custom Trip Planning

Venice, May, 2016
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!

 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Aussie Specialist
Celebrity Specialist
AMA Waterways Specialist
Viking Specialist
Uniworld Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 10 Reviews | 100% Recommended

A Wonderful Exciting Trip

Reviewed By Travel Lady - Los Gatos, Ca | Traveled to Austria ~ Europe
Joan's expertise and professional knowledge was a great assistance in making all the many many decisions needed for our wonderful Danube Scenic River Cruise. The trip exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, no unexpected surprises. Joan had everything covered.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Russia and other capital of the Baltics

Reviewed By Mary - Connersville, Indiana | Traveled to Baltic Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Joan has set up several trips for us. We think she does an amazing job. Always did the best for us. Recommend her highly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Italy and Malta magnificence!

Reviewed By Michelle F - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Joan planned a two week trip of a lifetime to Italy and Malta for my two teenage children and I. Joan made sure we say everything! From accommodations, to transportation to excursions...everything was perfect!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a lifetime!!!

Reviewed By CJ - Cardiff by the Sea, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Joan Carroll along with her associate agent demonstrated outstanding knowledge and experience in planning our travel through Japan.

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!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Islands and Cruises

Reviewed By Sun & Sand - San Clemente, CA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Joan has helped us plan itineraries for our travels over the past 15 years. We know we can trust that the quality of the experiences she recommends, and have found that the trips exceed our expectations at prices that fit within our budget. She has excellent connections in the travel industry, and connects us with great tours and hotel properties.

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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Best Travel Agent Ever

Reviewed By John Remmell - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
I have used Joan as a travel agent for my school group and personal travel for over a decade. Joan is easy to work with and I highly recommend her. I have referred her to several friends for their travel arrangements and they are all happy with her as well. I have used her to travel all around the world and she can handle whatever budget, special requests, etc. that you may have. Joan takes great pride in her work and that means an excellent travel experience for you on your trip. You should make your vacation the best it can be and have Joan work for you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Honeymoon to swoon over!

Reviewed By Nikki - Newport Beach, California | Traveled to Venice ~ Italy ~ Europe
We used Joan to help us with our Honeymoon to Venice Italy and Lake Como. Our Honeymoon was very important to me and I wanted everything to be perfect. Sure enough, it was beyond perfect! It was so wonderful to not have to worry about one thing! She kept within our budget and gave us an incredible itinerary.
We have loved working with her and will continue to use her for our future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 17 people found this review helpful
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The travel agent that can pull off miracles.

Reviewed By Optomistik - Independence, Missouri | Traveled to China ~ East and Southeast Asia
Joan is a pleasure to do business with because of her integrity. She always keeps in contact with you and answers all of you questions in a timely manner.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Mom's Fabulous 75th Birthday Trip!

Reviewed By Tina Marie - Northridge, California | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Joan spent lots of time with me, and on my trip to make sure she planned the nicest 75th birthday trip for my mom to France, Switzerland and Italy at a great price! Mom wanted to have dinner in the Eiffel Tower for her birthday. It was absolutely wonderful!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Several great destinations

Reviewed By Jim and Gail - Castro Valley, California | Traveled to Europe and Caribbean
Joan has gone above and beyond to provide excellent travel ideas and executed same. Joan even got us on business class to Europe for same price as economy plus. Really spoiled us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 20 people found this review helpful
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