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Testimonials

May 31, 2016

Elena,

First, let me thank you! We had a glorious time! Words cannot describe what our hearts feel. The resort is fabulous! 

You are in my Rolodex for travel!

It was a wedding of splendor.

B. R.

( Mother of the Groom )


May 31, 2016

Hi Elena! Oh my goodness the entire trip was amazing. Our expectations were exceeded by far. There was no rain with the exception of a very brief shower early Saturday morning but other than that, beautiful weather! [...] The food was very good, the rooms were immaculate and very clean. Everyone was very happy with the resort and complimented the choice. We are so happy with the wedding and the pre-wedding activities, they were so organized. Thank you so much for helping us to make this all happen! 

Sincerely, 

A. T. 


May 22, 2016

Hi Elena,

The Celebrity cruise was very nice.  We saw a lot of wildlife and had great times on the excursions.  R. really enjoyed the snorkeling.  I was a little less adventurous with the snorkeling, but did enjoy myself.  The zodiacs were great fun.  And as with most trips some of the Naturalist were much better than others, but we had a good mix of good Naturalist.  All in all I would say that after the rocky start, the delayed flight with no information, the cruise went well.  I was less enamored with the city tour the day before the trip.  It was pretty lame and the restaurants that they took us too were just OK.  But the pre-cruise was not what we went for.  The Cruise itself was great.

The Peru trip was exhausting.  I loved going to Machu Picchu and seeing the other ruins in the Sacred Valley.  But it was really a very hard trip with all of the hotel changes and different guides.  And of course the altitude meds kept me slightly goofy, so that just complicated things.  All the hand offs between the guides went well, it was just all so confusing (or was that the meds).  The only suggestion that I would make is not to use the Aranwa Boutique Hotel.  It is very tired and really needs to be updated.  The JW Marriots were wonderful, the Aranwa Sacred Valley was nice and the Sumaq was nice, good location.  Condor travel did a very nice job, the Hiram Bingham train was a lot of fun and some of the best food we ate was on the train. 

All in all, I would have to say that it was a great trip.  I don't think that I would recommend doing both in one trip for most people.  It is just too exhausting.  But I'm glad that we did it and we loved it.

Thank you for all of your support getting things put together for this trip.  We could not have done it without you.

C. V.


May 17, 2016

First I want to say we felt you did an excellent job! All the arrangements you made went smoothly and it was a very enjoyable trip.  You were always responsive to our many questions. 

The room location was great.  The six of us could just open our doors and be ready to set off together.

The Celebrity staff was excellent.  From our airport pick up to our airport return, they were very organized and efficient with use of our time. The boat is spotlessly maintained. And it's incredibly stable. ( I'm very prone to motion sickness and have gotten sick on several cruises, but this one is so smooth) 

We did two shore excursions through Celebrity, one through Rick Steves and the Distinctive Voyages trip you gave us.  All went well.   DV put on a lovely cocktail party for us and their local guide in Athens was wonderful.  She taught us so much.  

You booked our reservations for one of the specialty restaurants.  Great evening.  We had a large elegant wine room all to ourselves (6 of us). Food and service superb.

The food in general was not as good as we'd remembered from a previous Celebrity cruise.  Plenty of creative variety but not always fabulous.  Huge variety in the big buffet room but some of it looked better than it tasted.  But we are pretty particular!

The variety of ports was good, the stops are long enough in most cases.  

We will be happy to use your service again in the future!

L. M.


May 6, 2016

Hi Elena,

Everything was wonderful and exquisite. I was really impressed with the hotel. The food was great. Service was one of the best I've experienced. The entertainment was okay but we did a lot of excursions so we were really busy. I would definitely stay there again. Thank you for the nice fruit trays you sent to our rooms. They came in handy on those late nights. 

I did find the documents. Somehow I put them in my trash and I was panicking at the last minute, but all went well. 

Thank you for everything!

T. P.


May 6, 2016

I had a great time. The food and entertainment was awesome.... The staff was extremely friendly and very pleasant to be around. The hotel was awesome and very clean. Thanks for suggesting this resort to us.

M.


April 13, 2016

Hi Elena,

Live Aqua and Mexico was once again fabulous!!! The weather was perfect. Sunny everyday with no rain. And surprisingly, not too humid for a tropical spot. 

I completed the hotel survey already, making sure to highlight employees who went above and beyond...because there were a couple. :)

S. and I decided to upgrade to an ocean view room upon arrival. They gave us a discount since we were repeat guests. I thought that was a nice touch to show they value their customers. 

We ate, drank, enjoyed the pools A LOT, and A. and I had a morning at the Spa. My massage was amazing. I truly felt like a new person at school today. 

Thank you for planning another wonderful getaway for us. Already dreaming about and looking forward to the next one!m

Cheers,

C.