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Hey there, I'm Joe Merendino – a self-proclaimed travel enthusiast with a childhood drenched in California sunshine and a penchant for zigzagging across the country to visit my extended family in New York. Those cross-country...

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Joe Merendino

Independent Travel Agent with Vincent Vacations

Hey there, I'm Joe Merendino – a self-proclaimed travel enthusiast with a childhood drenched in California sunshine and a penchant for zigzagging across the country to visit my extended family in New York. Those cross-country trips for family gatherings and special occasions fostered a love for maps, geography, and the sheer thrill of air travel. I could regale my parents with every detail of our trips and destinations, fueled by an insatiable curiosity.

The year 1992 marked a pivotal moment when I embarked on my first cruise, a brief 3-night escapade with Royal Caribbean. To call it a transformative experience would be an understatement; it ignited an obsession that would shape my travel preferences for years to come. While I've explored the nooks of Europe, basked in the sun in Mexico and the Caribbean, and road-tripped across the diverse landscapes of the United States, nothing quite compares to my enduring passion for cruising.

In my journey, I found joy not just in my own adventures but in helping others discover the magic of travel. Unearthing fantastic deals and sending people on unforgettable cruise vacations became a bit of a hobby. Eventually, I decided it was time to elevate this passion to a profession, making it my mission to help people plan extraordinary trips.

Vincent Vacations became the canvas for my travel aspirations. It's not just a job; it's a calling to turn wanderlust into a tangible, unforgettable experience for others. Guiding folks through the maze of cruise options and witnessing them create lasting memories is the ultimate reward for me.

So, if you're yearning for that perfect vacation, I'm your guy. Let me be your passport to adventure, whether it's navigating the open seas or exploring the hidden gems of a bustling city. Together, let's turn your travel dreams into reality. Ready for the journey of a lifetime? Let's make it happen!

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Ireland 2024

Joe helped secure a good price for a memorable 40th birthday celebration in Ireland with my twin sister seeing all the sites. We didn’t have to do anything but put down a deposit. It was such an enjoyable and stress free experience. I highly recommend.-Mandy Reeves

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my destinations

All-Inclusive Resorts
Anniversary Trips
Couples only
Cruises (Ocean)
Cruises (River)
Custom Vacations
Luxury Travel

My Interests

My Specialties

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Classic Vacations
Delta Vacations®
Europe Express
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Travel Impressions

My Supplier Partners


5 Certificates & Awards

ALGV Brands Pro
ALGV Brands Pro

Marriott Brands


Explora Journeys


can't wait to hear from you!