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tyler miller ocean coral and turquesa

Name: Tyler Miller

Travel Consultant: Valerie Sondergeld

Trip Destination: Ocean Coral and Turquesa -Mexico

Vacation Review
OCT was amazing. Everything we expected and more. The thing that stood out the most was the excellent service we received the entire time we were there. Staff went out of their way to be nice, make sure that our rooms were clean, and our drinks were cold. The hotel was very clean, the nighttime shows were great, and the beach/ocean was beautiful and clean. We will definitely go back some time. Thanks for all the help guys!

cole family un cruise 2017
The Cole Family in Alaska
Name: Sharon Cole, Findlay OH

My Travel Consultant is: Amy Stewart

Trip Destination: Alaska - Yachter Alaskan Frontier

Vacation Review:
Our family recently returned from Alaska and it was fantastic! We were one hundred percent satisfied. We sailed with Un-Cruise Adventures on board the Safari Quest sailing roundtrip from Juneau. We experienced the Icy Strait,
Chichagof Island, Baranof Island, Frederick Sound, Port Houghton and Endicott Arms. We saw incredible wildlife and did so many fun things together. It was an amazing trip!

"I know I mentioned Ellen Foreman-Elkins before as my travel agent, well here is what she did for me the last few days. She noticed a change in my flight times and contacted me to inform me about these changes and made sure I could catch my connecting flights. There was a flight on standby for me to take in case I missed my flight. Now that is customer service! Knowing she was watching and making sure I was able to get back home made me feel better having gone thru an agency. I'm telling you, use a travel agent and have complete peace of mind. I have more trips planned and I promise you that Ellen and Central Travel will take care of the details." - Rodney Statham, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Name: Ann Michaelis, Malinta OH

My Travel Consultant is: Marilyn Knowles

Trip Destination: Norwegian Gem from NYC

Hi Marilyn,
How sweet of you to check back! We LOVED IT!!! Thanks for the upgrade, extremely enjoyed the balcony and the 10th floor was a great location!! No problem at all the kids being on different deck and so glad they had there room and we had ours. It was an awesome trip, all of us had a great time. I would recommend NCL to anyone, even my college-age girls who were worried that NCL wouldn’t be a party boat loved it, NYC people are so friendly and fun!! The NCL Crew were hilarious (loved Dan Dan the CD and Nacho the Asst. CD) everyone just so happy to serve you and to make sure you were involved and having a great time. Plenty of food choices never went hungry or thirsty that’s for sure. Loved the freestyle dining, food was great! Always something to do with the nightly shows and then the game show themes in the lounge after that. Then the girls did the nightclubs after that and had a blast with the crew members and all the other guests. So much fun! Thanks for all your help and assistance, it made me feel at ease being able to ask you my questions ahead of time. I’d be happy to let you use all this as reviews for either NCL and/or Central Travel. Would recommend parking right there at that ship, definitely was more convenient than taking cab from a hotel. Was only 9.5 hour drive to NYC and was simple to go from Holiday Inn on 57th street to the pier - 5 minute drive.

It was a lot of $$ but since we made so many memories I think was worth it. YOLO!! Hope to do again in the future! Thanks for everything! You gained a customer for life and I will definitely refer people to you as well.

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Tour of Italy 2014
Name: Julie Marciniak-DiBenedetto

My Travel Consultant is: Dianne Cordell

Trip Destination: Italy

Vacation Review
“My husband and I experienced the most romantic honeymoon in Italy! Two weeks of bliss visiting Venice, Florence, Rome, and the Island of Capri. Dianne Cordell, from the Central Avenue Office, was our agent and she put together the most AMAZING trip for us. I highly recommend Dianne to all new customers! She was eager to please and very accommodating to our specific needs. As a first time international travelers, my husband and I had the most romantic trip and that was in part of Dianne's attention to every detail! We loved our trip and can't wait to book again with Dianne!”

Now Jade Riviera

Name: Kaitlin Switzer, Defiance OH

My Travel Consultant is: Sherry Kauffman

Trip Destination: Cancun Riviera Maya

Vacation Review:

"I was overwhelmed and amazed with our vacation. Sherry Kauffman from the Defiance Ohio Central Travel was my agent and boy did she take care of us . She suggested the 6 Golden Apple deal where we didn’t know our resort until the day before and I couldn’t have been happier!!!!!! I would suggest anyone doing this deal. It was inexpensive but the resort (Now Jade Riviera) was insane!!!! I never thought we would end up in such an amazing place!!!!! Thank you 1000 times to Sherry!" - Kaitlin

Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa features 550 spacious and contemporary suites, including an exclusive Preferred Club Section offering special services and amenities. This elegant resort also has 5 premier and themed restaurants, a buffet, and bistro—all not requiring reservations; 5 bars and lounges; a wide variety of activities; a Explorer's Kids Club; full- service spa and beauty salon; state-of-the-art theater; and more.

8629173 origName: Fred Gohlke, Findlay OH

My travel consultant is: Amy Stewart

We selected this vacation because A friend or family member recommended.

The Best of Britain & Ireland with Cosmos. This trip exceeded our expectations. Hotels, for the most part, were excellent, food was great, the tour guide was excellent, and side trips were fun and informative. Would recommend this trip to others.

1199288Name: Bill & Lynn Miller
Trip Destination: Windstar's Wind Surf Caribbean Sailing
My travel consultant is: Sarah Rosenberger, CTA, DS, Holland OH
We selected this vacation because: A friend or family member recommended

The trip was great. We flew down to St Maarten for two days before boarding the ship. Phillipsburg, St Maarten was very nice. The Heineken Regatta was in town and there were races every day with hundreds of sailboats. Big parties every night. The ship was really good, small and very much a personal touch to everything. Only 230 passengers and 184 crewmembers. Each day was spent in very small places where the big ships could never go. In Virgin Gorda the ship anchored near the Bitter End hotel which is a beautiful isolated hotel on the western end of the island. Had a BBQ on Prickly Pear island which has a bar and beach but that is all. However there were at least 70 or 80 yachts and sailboats at anchor there. There was a disco at the Bitter End hotel and several bars. The rooms at the hotel went for $500 to $1,000 a night.

The ship did not have to travel very far to go from port to port so there was not much time actually underway. When it did move it was under sail which made for a very stable ride and pretty sight. Met lots of nice people. Mostly older people half of whom had been on Windstar cruises several times before. There were a few newlyweds. No children.

The ship anchored out and provided tender service that was excellent. Some of the places I had never heard of like Yost Van Dyke, Les Saintes, and Soper's Hole. Stops at St Kitts and St Barths were a bit larger.

The only pain was picking up our baggage in Atlanta. Took three hours to get out of the airport. Only took three and a half hours to fly back. Didn't even have to go through Customs. The hassle was just getting the bags offloaded and delivered to the claim area.

The Divi at Little Bay Resort was very nice. The fort on the property was a must see although no one ever said much about it. It has a great view of Phillipsburg and Great Bay as well as Little Bay. We had only one negative experience (other than the baggage claim in Atlanta). The Divi has both timeshare and hotel accommodations. We found the bed in the hotel room to be lumpy and sagging in the middle. Very uncomfortable. Had them remove it after the first night and the replacement was not much better. By luck of the draw, some other people we met on the cruise stayed in a timeshare room and said the bed was just fine there. If I returned, I would have my travel agent use her resources to get us into one of those timeshare units. The beach at Divi is great. Nice beach bar and restaurant also. Snorkeling and scuba areas are right there.

I would take the Windstar again but I am not interested in any of the large cruise ships.

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