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Shari Critchely

Alexandria, Virginia Travel Agent
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Shari Critchely

Shari Critchely

Alexandria, Virginia Travel Agent
Villas and Voyages, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
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Luxury Travel Consultant

Hello! For the last 28 years I have been in the cruise line and group travel industry. My career began as District Sales Manager for Carnival Cruise Lines in Central Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. During that time, my responsibilities included the introduction of Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises, and Seabourn Cruise Line to the marketplace.

It was my passion for the travel industry that brought me to Washington DC as the Director of Market Research for the American Society of Travel Agents. During that time I developed strong relationships with industry suppliers and was quickly recruited by Orient Lines to join their new team as Director of Sales for the Mid-Atlantic States. 

After seven phenominal years with the company, I left the line that I loved to move to Florida and pursue the broader group and incentive sales market as the Vice President of Sales for Leviathan Meetings at Sea. This position gave me the opportunity to extend my cruise industry knowledge to resorts and all-inclusive vacations. Here, I cultivated new incentive and affinity groups, ultimately starting my own companies Destination CSI, (Concerts, Seminars and Incentives) and Paradise Groove Productions in 2004.

After eight successful years with incentive and music groups, (including the legendary band Little Feat, Bob Weir’s RatDog and Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule.) In 2012, I left the corporate world to realize my dream of travelling the world, ultimately moving to Norway, where I currently reside.

I joined the Villas and Voyages team as their European based Luxury Sales Consultant in the summer of 2016. I began my career working with the wonderful women who started this company, and am so grateful to be back with them with at this amazing company focusing now on luxury cruises and resort and villa vacations around the world.


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  • Luxury Cruise Line Specialist

  • Northern Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Croatia

  • Greece

  • India

  • Thailand

  • China

  • Florida

  • California


Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Outstanding Woman of Year
ASTA World Congress Speaker
Virtuoso Tour Leader
SKAL (Miami and Washington DC)

My Reviews

Rating: 5 1 Review

Birthday Celebration

Reviewed By Edward - Washington DC | Traveled to Quebec City ~ Quebec ~ Canada
I have known Shari for years and she has taken care of my travel arrangments many times. She is attentive, knowledgable and gets things done. We were in Quebec Canada recently and she got us a beautiful upgrade while at the Relais & Chateau property, Auberge Saint Antoine. It was Amazing. Then when we were in Cuba she arranged for private a car & driver for 5 days and hooked us up with some wonderful B&B's.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shari Critchely responded:
Thank you Edward! I have loved making travel arrangements for you over the years! Your business and more specifically, your friendship means the world to me! Next trip... back on Oceania!!!! Warm regards.... -s
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