As a luxury cruise and tour specialist for more than 25 years, my goal is simple: to create a picturesque, memorable travel experience for each of my clients. From start to finish, I make sure that I am there – not in words, but deeds – for all of my clients.
Locales to which I have cruised include: The Baltic, Australia, Europe (including the Netherlands), the Mediterranean, South America, parts of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), and to the Caribbean.
Of course, with me as an agent, my clients don't just get a passionate planner, but one with many accreditations, as well. I have certifications and have travelled with such Cruise companies as Crystal, Disney, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Viking River Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and many other land tour companies. Overall, I want to make memories that last a lifetime for my clients. Their smiles make me smile, and that brings true fulfillment to my work.
Recently, I returned from a Viking River Cruise. I took one of their newest ships, Viking Longship Magni, and went down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Basel is such a beautiful city and the people are so nice and helpful. I would recommend that you stay an extra day in Basel and travel a day or two early into Amsterdam as there are so many places to see and visit. The River Cruise was very different from cruising on the ocean. You can just about touch the land. It was a very smooth ride on the river and you can see different cities and towns as you float on past.
I think one of the greatest differences I can add as vacation expert is with my own personal passion for travel. It's a joy I aspire to share with every client—I want to make their dreams come true!
Good morning, Harriet,
We wanted to thank you for a fantastic trip on the Crystal Mozart on the Danube and our days in Vienna at the Bristol Hotel. It was one of the best vacations we have taken. The Crystal Mozart was a luxurious and well run ship (the President of Crystal Edie Rodriguez – very glamorous – boarded one evening in Budapest but was mostly out of sight). Food and service were superb as were the shore excursions. The only issue was the transfer between airport and ship which we understand now is only for the “day of”. This policy was different from that of the ocean going Crystal ships if you were in the Penthouse category. I suggested to Crystal that they should consider changing it to something similar for the river cruises. Anyway, it was an issue which was easily solved and the Crystal Hospitality manager, Sonya, gave us a $100 credit for the misunderstanding.
Harriet, thank you greatly for your gift of onboard credits and for arranging for our Bristol stay – truly a fabulous hotel all around.
Harriet and Patrick, thank you for arranging with the concierge at the Bristol Hotel for our fabulous tickets to the opera, Parsifal, Wagner’s last opera. It was a new production – updated to take place in Vienna circa 1900 in a psychiatric hospital with threads of Freud and Klimt and a Holy Grail which looked like a Versace crown. Music, staging, conductor and vocalists were outstanding.
Our schedule still remains difficult to predict but we will contact you when we are ready to travel again.
Once more, thank you.
Miriam and David B
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