Pam and Mike Waters
Maria has an exceptional talent in finding the best vacations that accommodates our wants and needs. She has helped us plan two cruises and an extraordinary vacation to Walt Disney World that was a thrill for our sweet granddaughter. We love working with Maria!
Maria was a delight to work with! In less than 24 hours she had three vacation options that matched all of our trip requirements. Maria took all the guess work, and stress, out of finding airfare, a resort, and transportation. She really did do everything but pack our bags! We were all around satisfied!
George T Chaney
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!My entire trip was wonderful. The Barcelo Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana DR is absolutelyBeautiful. I would rate this resort 4+. It is clean, customer service topnotch and plenty of things to do. I will definitely be using you for myfuture vacation plans. Also I will recommend your services to my friends andassociates. Thanks again for your A1 service!!??
I met Maria recently through my brother Wayne Johnson. She has been amazing as to her skills regarding airfare from/to Argentina, making hotel reservations, and his car rental needs. and she had to do it all twice as he had to cancel at last moment at the first attempt to return to Virginia from Argentina. She has maintained a sense of humor, a professional vitality, and amazing skills through trying times. Thank you so much Maria-----Ciao!! Judy Lust
Dennis & KIm George
Maria. Thanks for handling our vacation arrangements for Jamaica. We had a really great time.
Don & Sandy Hawkins of Strasburg,VA 10-6-14
We have been using Maria to plan our trips since the mid 90's. I can still remember on the 1st trip to Oahu & Maui she did for us my husband saying, "I can't believe we got all this for what we paid". Cruises to the Eastern & Western Caribbean were also flawless. I'm in a wheelchair now and she even got us island tours on buses with wheelchair lifts earlier this yr. in St. Thomas & St. Maarten. We just returned from a trip to Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas and Maria took care of everything-flights, reservations-5 hotels with handicapped rooms. rental car and even tickets to the AZ Diamondbacks baseball game. She always gets us docs and prices to review before booking. Even though everyday she is talking to people all over the world, whenever I call she remembers all the details of our trip and always takes the time to answer any questions. We wouldn't plan a trip without her. Thanks again, Maria
Wade and Gina McGhee of Linden, VA
9/16/2014Maria helped us with our very first cruise out of Baltimore in January of 2011. We arranged a face to face meeting as we had many questions- and still had questions after we booked.She was very patient and always smiling.It was a wonderful vacation. We have since been to Jamaica and 3 more cruiseswhich were all arranged by Maria. Weare now in the process of planning afuture trip to Key West, with Maria'sguidance and expert knowledge, I know itwill be another great trip.Maria is not just your travel agent- sheis also now a life long friend. Thank you Maria!!!!
Gary & Beth Iden of Browntown, VA
We began planning our 40th anniversary & retirement trip on short notice (late June for a August departure). Maria didn't blink. She made all the arrangements, from DC > Istanbul, TK > South Africa and a small resort out in the bush. All went flawlessly and we could not have been more happy with all of the arrangements. Hey, Maria, we're going again! I'll give you a little more notice next time! Thank you! Oh, by the way, Kayleigh (from Thompson's Travel, called me twice to check on us,and make sure all was well. :)
Paul and Kathy Chute of Naples, FL
Back in September 2011, we were fortunate to travel to Alaska. We asked Maria if she could arrange a cruise for us. She booked us on a 7 day Inside Passage cruise with Princess cruise lines. Everything was superb. Maria went above and beyond to make this trip a most memorable one for us. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning a domestic or international trip. She positively knows her stuff, and is one of the best travel agents we've known or had the pleasure of working with. She will do her best to make sure that her clients are not disappointed.
Glenn Burdick and Doug Thomas of Winchester, VA
Our trip to Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day with Collett Tours arranged by Maria of Passages Travel and Cruises could not have gone smoother or been a more enjoyable trip. Everything worked like clockwork, the tour guide was excellent, travel arrangements were smooth, hotels were great, and the experience could not have been better. Maria actually arranged a 3 day pre-tour package for us so we could attend the D-Day ceremony at Omaha Beach and located a wonderful little hotel/restaurant in Luc-sur-Mer right on the beach. We can't say enough about Maria's planning skills and her ability to think of all of the important details that make the trip go smoothly. We highly recommend her to anyone planning an international trip.