Aimee Byrd, travel agent in Norman, Oklahoma I have been in the travel industry since January of 2000, and I have enjoyed all 22 amazing years as a travel consultant. I am a Europe Travel Expert! I focus mostly on Italy and France. I also focus on other forms of leisure travel and destination weddings.
I am very passionate about my career because not only do I get to travel to some incredible destinations, but I absolutely love helping fa... read more
Alena Warfield, travel agent in Houston, Texas I'm Alena Warfield, Travel Agent, with Vincent Vacations. I curate custom travel experiences for adults, families, honeymooners, Brides and groups!
In addition to planning and organizing destination weddings/ large group getaways and incentive trips, I enjoy working with new and existing clients to create their perfectly tailored trip.
I can't wait to work with you and make your vacation dreams ... read more
Alisa Clark, travel agent in Arlington I love to travel and am constantly thinking of my next adventure. Whether traveling with my husband, my family or my girlfriends, I love finding unique things to do and new places to discover. I would love to map out your next adventure, so that you can make wonderful memories with those you love. By using a travel consultant, you will eliminate stress and make your vacation fun, relaxing and... read more
Amanda Burch, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Hello travelers! I have been planning travel for myself and others since high school. I love visiting new places and I love becoming immersed in different cultures. I also love finding those magical moments in each trip for myself and my clients. It could be a number of things, like exploring the ruins of an old castle by yourself or eating a delicious meal while staring at the Alps without an... read more
Amber Brune, travel agent in OKC Travel has always been an important part of my life. Before I loved traveling personally, I loved hearing travel stories from my grandparents who traveled frequently. The precious souvenirs they brought back are some of my favorite gifts, because they always had great memories to go with them!
My travel love really started when I was able to join several groups for mission trips to Mexico and ... read more
Angel Houser, travel agent in Houston, Texas I have always had a love for travel and seeing the world God created. There is just something magical about visiting places that seem out of reach and bringing them into your grasp. Two of my favorite things is to see others smiling and happy, and another is researching until I find just the right thing I'm looking for. I love that I get to combine these two things as an agent by helping people cr... read more
Angela Goforth, travel agent in Moore, Oklahoma
Hello Travelers, I am new to Vincent Vacations but not new to booking travel.I love to travel and explore new places. Over the years, I have been the travel planner for my family and friends so this isn’t new to me just decided to make it official! I have traveled international and in the USA as well. My happy place is the beach but love traveling to new places to learn the local culture and ... read more
Angie Rice, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma Hi! I’m so excited to be able to help you travel! No matter the trip - impromptu getaway, girl trips, reconnect trips, family vacations - I love helping people see the world! I love showing people that traveling to those places they never thought was an option is actually possible! I have the coolest job and I can’t wait to help you see our beautiful planet! Where can I help take you next?? read more
Anne King, travel agent in Dallas, Texas My love of travel started at a young age. Family road trips across the country and vacations in Hawaii is where it all began. After starting a family, we traveled frequently to the beach, Disney, and many places near and far. My husband and I also traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Now that we are empty nesters, the travel bug has recently taken us to Thailand with m... read more
Ashley Tweedy, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hi! I’m Ashley, an Independent Luxury Travel Agent with Vincent Vacations. I love traveling the world with my main squeeze and our two daughters. We love finding fun tours, amazing food and of course, seeing ALL THE VIEWS! No matter what kind of traveler you are, I would love to help you with your next adventure. Whether you want to roam your new favorite city, relax on a beach or discover the a... read more
Becky Walters, travel agent in OKC Who doesn't like to travel? There is nothing better than the feeling of having an upcoming trip to look forward to. I have always had a passion to see new places and experiencing the world outside of my Oklahoma bubble. I have been a travel agent since 2017 and love helping my clients do the same the thing. My favorite place to travel to is Europe, by far, but I will never pass up an all-inclusi... read more
Brandi Ridge, travel agent in OKC I fell in love with traveling the moment I set foot on the beaches of Jamaica in 2012. Since then, I have not stopped seeking out and researching new destinations! I have traveled to many places and set sail on several cruises. I would love to use my knowledge to help make your travel planning a breeze.
Knowledge is power and I am committed to staying up to date on the latest and grea... read more
Brandon Sharpe, travel agent in Mexico
Hi, I’m Brandon!
I have been traveling the world for 14 years and have been to over 85 countries and counting! My two passions in life are traveling and helping people.
I travel A LOT! That means that I have experienced and have first-hand knowledge of destinations, hotels, and resorts that you may be interested in.
I’m always available to assist with all of your travel need... read more
Britni Weiss, travel agent in Arlington I joined Vincent Vacations in the Winter of 2021. I have always loved travel and planning out each detail for friends, family and myself. With having a 7 year background of wedding and event planning, I knew this would be the perfect fit. I have loved my last year and am excited to continue planning much more this year. read more
Brittany Gissandaner, travel agent in Moore, Oklahoma I have extensive experience in planning family vacations, couples and romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, honeymoons and bucket list adventures. My job is to take away the work, worry and overwhelm of the research, preparation and planning of your getaway so that you can enjoy your much-deserved vacation time. I will work directly with you to create a trip that is tailor-made for you. read more
Carrie Ackerman, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Hello and thanks for visiting my profile! I can't wait to manage every detail of your vacation while you relax and enjoy. Most of the time my services are FREE, but that doesn't mean I don't add great value. From pricing to park reservations to dining and airport transfers, I have you covered. We'll craft to perfect vacation together. One that will give you memories for a lifetime. read more
Carrie Thomas-Webb, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma Travel creates memories that ignites emotions you will feel for a lifetime.
My love for travel began after becoming a certified scuba diver in the summer of 2000. Year after year we traveled to pristine beaches, with crystal clear waters and spectacular reefs. That love for travel spilled over with my own destination wedding on a picture-perfect beach in Costa Rica. Throughout the years that... read more
Chali Francis, travel agent in OKC My name is Chali Francis, and I love all things Disney!
The perfect Disney vacation is different for every family and individual. I love helping people find the most magical Disney resort and park plan to fit their dreams and budget!
My family and I have made some amazing core memories on our Disney Park and Disney Cruise Line vacations and I would love to be part of your family making your ... read more
Chastity Debro, travel agent in Moore, Oklahoma Welcome to my page! My name is Chastity and I am new to the travel industry. I joined Vincent Vacations in 2022 because I have a love for travelling and love planning trips. I personally have experienced relaxing All Inclusive resorts (plus excursions), FIT trips around the USA, Disney parks and cruises, and Universal Studios. I plan to experience SO much more but in the meantime I look forward to... read more
Christina Cupples, travel agent in Mansfield We live in an information-rich society and sometimes the choices can be overwhelming. With a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, I am the perfect choice to help you navigate all of that information. My education provides me with all the tools and training needed to help you create an amazing experience that is best suited for your traveling style and budget. I love finding all of t... read more
Cindy Owen, travel agent in Shreveport, Louisiana Hello my name is Cindy Owen. I love to travel and if you are reading this you do too! I plan many adventures for all types of clients. I have planned luxurious trips to budget friendly. I truly believe there is something for everyone.
What's the next best thing to traveling myself? You guessed it, sending you on an trip! Planning trips for people is so rewarding to me, I truly enjoy it. Maybe y... read more
Dawnisha Hall, travel agent in Pauls Valley As a travel agent, I can help you save time, money, and stress when planning a trip. Ready to find the best deals, and have a personalized itinerary created just for you? Look no further! I provide helpful travel advice based on my expertise and experience. I also provide support and assistance while you're travelling, helping to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. I hope as a travel ag... read more
Dori Reuber, travel agent in Plano, Texas I help you unravel your travel stress!
I live in Prosper, Texas and have been working in the travel arena for several years. I have some GREAT strategies to help you make the most out of your vacations.
I've been so blessed to travel the world, and several years ago my love of exploration and travel began to translate into this career. While I specialize in Mexico, Caribbean, and Disney ... read more
Ethan Jones, travel agent in OKC Ethan has been an agent with Vincent Vacations since 2017. Ethan is a travel guru and loves all things travel. He has traveled all over the world. He has spent a lot of time in Asia with a study abroad program. He has a love of Thailand and a lot of Southeast Asia. In 2019 he went Down Under to Australia and really enjoyed his time there.
He is also one of our resident Hawaii specialists. He fr... read more
Grace Martinez, travel agent in Fort Worth Hi! I’m Grace and I love all things Disney! Disney has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember and I have my parents to thank for it. They took me and my sisters there all the times and it’s followed me into my adult life! I make a point to go to Disney as often as I can, staying in different resorts and dining at various restaurants so I can ensure I plan the best trips for my ... read more
Haley Schrock, travel agent in Clinton, Oklahoma I would love for you to trust me to help you plan the most wonderful vacation. I have always loved traveling and even as a teenager I remember sitting down with my dad to plan our family's vacation. We still talk about the chalet we had in Gatlinburg, TN being the best place!
Let me also tell you about my travel experience and favorites. I grew up traveling all over the United States, from the ... read more
Heather Huber, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma I grew up as an avid traveler going on vacations with my family every year. In college, I spent my summers in Europe for study abroad in multiple countries. I love to explore new places and put together travel plans for others.
I have been going to Disney since I was a child so I started my travel career as strictly a Disney agent. My passion grew and I began selling all destinations to my client... read more
Holland Galbreath, travel agent in OKC My name is Holland Galbreath and I am a independent travel consultant with Vincent Vacations. About 12 years ago, my family and I took our first vacation. We really enjoyed it and we have been traveling all over ever since. I want to be able to help you do the same minus the planning on your part. read more
Jamie Wilsher, travel agent in Amarillo , Texas I am an independent travel agent with Vincent Vacations, LLC. I have been traveling my entire life seems like. My father was in the military for over 20 years and has seen the world twice over. I would dream of all the places he had been when he shared his stories with my brother and I. When I turned 21 I wanted to fill my love for travel and set out on my own journey. I began working on the Pride... read more
Jeanette Blevins, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Traveling is my passion. My travels have included Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica and cruises to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Jamaica, and The Cayman Islands. My family also enjoys road trips from California to Florida and all the stops in between. I may not be an expert in every location, but I know people who are. read more
Jessica Baird, travel agent in Dallas, Texas "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."
Travel is possibly my favorite "thing" in life. For me, It's the cure to all (most) ailments. It's the best refresh button. It's a great way to live for moments instead of things. It allows us to learn about other cultures and even ourselves. Travel allows us to spend time with our friends, family, or ourselves without the stress of day-to-day l... read more
Jessica Pratt, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Ever since my husband and I got married in Mexico, we made a promise to ourselves to plan romantic getaways and adults only vacations every year, even after we had kids. Our favorite destinations so far are the Hawaiian Islands, Sandals Resorts - specifically in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Antigua - and Alaska. I’m passionate about helping other couples plan time away from everyday responsibilities ... read more
Jessica Riediger, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma For years I used to say "If I weren't in education, I would be a travel agent!" and in 2017, my dream of becoming a travel consultant came true! After years traveling to Italy, Mexico, Russia, and taking Caribbean and Alaskan cruises I became an Independent Consultant.
One of my favorite destinations is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Is this on your bucket list? I'd love to make this a reality fo... read more
Joe Merendino, travel agent in California Travel has been part of my life since a young age, growing up in California while all my extended family lived in New York meant frequent cross country trips for family visits and special occasions. I was obsessed with maps, and geography and air travel; I could tell my parents everything about our trips and destinations.
In 1992 I took my first cruise, a short 3 night cruise on Royal Caribbea... read more
Johnnie Herring, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma My husband and I and our 10 year old son live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I have a love for Disney that started when I visited Disneyland for the first time as a teenager. My family and I call our love of Disney, our “Disney Lifestyle”. This Disney “lifestyle” has helped to label me as a Disney Expert to my family and friends for the past 14 years. In the Spring of 2017, I made it official and beca... read more
Julie Pflaumer, travel agent in Wyoming Julie has been working as an advisor since 2017. She has a passion for helping people find the perfect vacation destination and resort. She loves Mexico and is an all-inclusive guru. She also recently fell in love with St Lucia on a girls trip to the Caribbean.
Julie also gives back by leading a group that has done work with helping veterans check things off their bucket list. Most recently sh... read more
Kacee McDonald, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma ‘Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya’...Hi, I'm Kacee and I would love to help ‘take ya’ travel experience to the next level. Let me help you save time and stress by handling all your planning and booking needs.
My family & I love to travel; we especially love the beach. As a family we have traveled to every place in the ‘Kokomo’ song (by The Beach Boys). A few of my favorite places I’ve b... read more
Kate Mccutchin, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma I love handling all travel arrangements for couples, groups, and more. I provide custom curated trips by providing advice on destinations, making reservations for transportation, accommodations, and activities, and helping YOU find the best deals. I assist customers with insurance, visas, and other paperwork, as well as provide tips on local attractions and restaurants. I want to make sure you hav... read more
Katherine Milam, travel agent in OKC I have always had a love for travel. Traveling the world and being able to experience other cultures is a passion of mine. I would love to help plan your vacation, wedding, or weekend get away! read more
Kelley Huff, travel agent in OKC Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me. In high school, I was the French Club president (yup, I was the nerd!) which allowed me to travel to London and Paris my sophomore and senior years. From an early age, it was ingrained how important learning other cultures and countries can be. Traveling makes us humble and appreciative of our day to day lives. Booking that next trip an... read more
Kelly Mills, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma My name is Kelly Mills and I reside in Edmond, OK with my husband and 2 daughters. I have always loved traveling and planning vacations so I love getting to help others plan theirs! My favorite places to travel to are Disney World, Universal Orlando, and any beach. read more
Kendell Cole LeBlanc, travel agent in OKC I found my love of traveling in a little red suitcase in the back of my grandma's white Dodge Dynasty. In an era before cell phones and GPS, I was charged with navigating my aunt to our destination using the map my grandpa had marked for us. I'll never forget the silent anticipation as we would pull into our destination after hours of driving; that moment where the weeks of planning finally culmin... read more
Kesha Denton, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Hey I’m Kesha a travel advisor with Vincent Vacations, a local agency in the OKC area. I am here to make all your travel needs an ease and enjoyable. I love to see people live life to the fullest and enjoy the views that the world has to give. I assist in a variety of travel needs whether it’s a girls trip, family reunion or a romantic getaway I can help with that and more.
For quotes or setup ... read more
Keysha Sanders, travel agent in OKC Hey there! My name is Keysha Sanders and I am a lover of people, great food, beaches, all things Disney and travel. Memories that we make while on vacation are experiences that we will cherish a lifetime. My love of travel has grown more and more each year as my children get older. I truly enjoy helping others plan memory making vacations . My goal is to provide my clients exceptional customer se... read more
Kirsten Draper, travel agent in Moore, Oklahoma I have read that there is such a thing as a "Wanderlust gene" and I was definitely born with it! I did not grow up in a family that travelled, but as soon as I turned 18 travel became the number one priority in my life. I have visited 5 continents and look forward to visiting all 7 soon!
In the past I really loved taking solo trips, but now that I have a family of my own really enjoy finding de... read more
Kristen Eversole, travel agent in Stroud, Oklahoma Kristen at Vincent Vacations
A Central Oklahoma Independent Travel Agent | Stroud OK
My passion for traveling has made me a great promoter of the joys of experiencing different cultures. Since joining Vincent Vacations two years ago, I have been devoted to helping my clients make the most of their journeys. From flights and hotels to car rental and local tours, I work hard to make sure that each... read more
Kristin Allred, travel agent in Lubbock, Texas I am a travel agent who loves to work with families, couples and groups! Personally, I am a history buff, adventure seeker and culture lover.
My interest in history and culture started in 2014 watching "Planet Earth." I had done some traveling before viewing the series, but I feel as though I viewed the world with glassy eyes. Since then, I have spent time almost every week for the last seven y... read more
Kristin Williams, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma Greetings, traveler! I’m a travel agent who helps my clients plan their vacations with care and personal attention.
I live in Chouteau, OK with my husband and our two sons.
I have a true passion for travel. As I am coming home from a destination, I find myself thinking, “Where to next?” It’s no secret that traveling is one of my favorite pastimes. Now, I work hard to make this passion of min... read more
Krystal Hall, travel agent in OKC Hi there and welcome to my little slice of paradise. I'm Krystal, 28 and a very active explorer, both domestically and internationally. I specialize in Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Las Vegas, and Hawaii and I'm currently working on expanding my knowledge base to include more European countries such as Ireland, London, Paris, and Italy. My family and I have always been very active and on the go, wh... read more
Laura Brasher Brown, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma My love of vacationing at the beach started years ago and continues to be my favorite trip every year! My husband and I have traveled to many destinations in Mexico as well as Turks & Caicos, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas and St. Kitts. In June of 2022, my husband and I went to Europe for the first time on a river cruise with Ama Waterways. We had a great time and I developed... read more
Lia Vincent, travel agent in OKC I found my passion for travel with my first job in the travel industry at Southwest Airlines in 2002. I love the “I’m bored. Let’s go somewhere” spirit. I’m always on the go. I’ve traveled all over the world with some of my favorite experiencing being chartering an outrigger boat in Bora Bora, seeing the Big Five on safari South Africa with my kids, diving the Great Barrier Reef, bathing elephants... read more
Lindsey Vera, travel agent in OKC I am a Minnesota-born transplant living in Oklahoma City with my husband and two young children. We are a bilingual (English and Spanish) family that loves learning about different cultures throughout the world. I am passionate about traveling both as a family and as a couple. I have traveled to and spent time in Europe, Central America, South America, Mexico and throughout the United States. Bef... read more
Lindsy Bragg, travel agent in Duncan, Oklahoma After spending a semester abroad in college, I fell in love with traveling. There is nothing like discovering new cultures, seeing historic sites and enjoying delicious food. Since college, I have been traveling the world with family and friends.
Through the years, I have traveled to Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico (Cancun, Playa del Carmen), a... read more
Linze Chapman, travel agent in OKC Linze started with All Inclusive Weddings in October 2018 and quickly became such an asset. In addition to keeping the office and books organized she coordinates all the large groups from payments, changes and travel documents. If you have a group you will love working with Linze to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. read more
Liz Enslow, travel agent in Joplin Hi! I'm Liz, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to help you plan your perfect trip! I am passionate about travel and I'm thrilled to be here serving our clients! I have extensive experience with Disney travel and would love to help you plan that perfect magical Disney experience! I have also loved our time in the Caribbean, especially St Lucia, and find there's so much beauty and luxury t... read more
MaRanda Stout, travel agent in OKC Hello! My name is MaRanda and I reside in Elk City, Oklahoma (Out in the West)! I am married and have 5 children, it's a wow factor that's for sure when you tell someone that. We love to travel as a family, but I was lucky enough to have traveled in my younger years to see the most beautiful places in the world. My love of travel begins when I was little, I have lived almost in every state because... read more
Marla Finley, travel agent in Dallas, Texas Planning a vacation can be daunting....that's where I come in! I have always loved exploring new and exciting destinations and can help you find the perfect destination for your dream vacation. Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, Disney....where have you always dreamed of going? Contact me today to start planning your next adventure! read more
Melissa Cummens, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma My love and passion for travel started at a very early age when traveling with my family, and I have been planning and coordinating travel since I graduated college (many moons ago).
Through the years I have traveled to Croatia, Japan, Thailand, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, England, France, Netherlands, Grand Caymans, Jamaica and multiple trips to Ital... read more
Michelle Finney, travel agent in Norman, Oklahoma Over the last 20 years, I have traveled all over America and parts of the world! I have always taken great pride in planning the perfect vacation for my family, and in 2021 I made the leap to start planning vacations for others too! In the last 10 years I have traveled to many wonderful domestic locations such as NYC, Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Colorado, Florida including Disney World & The Keys, and... read more
Rachel Moore, travel agent in Clinton, Oklahoma I love to travel and am excited to help you plan your next adventure, honeymoon, beach getaway or bucket list trip! I am an Independent Travel Consultant with travel experience in most major cities of the USA and Caribbean destinations. I currently specialize in booking trips in Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, etc.), Hawaii, and the Caribbean (Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, etc... read more
Racine Cleveland, travel agent in Fayetteville, Arkansas Hello! I'm so glad you found my profile. With a bachelors and masters degree in Geography, travel is my first love. I have traveled to Egypt, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Czechia, Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, Iceland, Mexico, and Turks & Caicos, Thailand (with a lot more to go(; ) . I have experience with booking wedding groups, honeymoons, solo trips, and friends getaways. I love talking... read more
Sandy Varner, travel agent in Tyler, Texas I LOVE to travel and have had the opportunity to travel to Japan, several European countries, Israel, and many golf and beach destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the USA! As a former World History teacher, I will say my favorite place by far is Italy. I sometimes dream of living there because the food, wine, and country is so diverse and glorious.
So, it makes sense that because I love... read more
Sara Grimm, travel agent in Pennsylvania
My favorite destination is Aruba. I even was a destination bride in Aruba. I travel to Aruba every October, and it never gets old some years with and without kids. I’m passionate about helping other couples plan time away from everyday responsibilities and take time to rest, relax and reconnect. I am committed to continuing to travel, but now I have also introduced my four kid... read more
Sarah Brett, travel agent in Dallas, Texas Traveling is my FAVORITE! I love seeing the world and helping others see it, too!
I have traveled and experienced many types of travel all over the world. Europe, Caribbean, South America, all-inclusive. I love traveling with my family on a plane, bus, train, boat or any form of transportation that gets me to a new city or place.
I have helped clients plan: Surprise Disney, all-inclusive,... read more
Shannon Eischen, travel agent in Norman, Oklahoma Hi! My name is Shannon Eischen, I am an independent travel consultant with Vincent Vacations.
This has been a dream of mine for years. I’m excited to use my passion for travel to help you plan your perfect vacation.
Whether it’s just a weekend getaway, bucket list trip, a cruise, group travel, anniversary, honeymoon, family vacation, or even the most magical place on earth. I would love to help ... read more
Sherry Hunter, travel agent in Kansas City Hi, I’m Sherry, your new favorite Travel Advisor and Destination Event Planner. I plan extraordinary travel experiences for those who want to LIVE LIFE WITH ZEST!
Because life is full of so much worth celebrating. Yet, all too often, we let the pesky daily grind get in the way of having a good time — and worse, get in the way of truly connecting. (Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to squeeze... read more
Stacie Wolfe, travel agent in Edmond, Oklahoma Hi, I'm Stacie! I am a full-service travel agent specializing in destination weddings and bespoke travel for families, groups, and honeymooners. I provide exceptional travel intel and flawless planning and booking to get you anywhere in the world. Working for Vincent Vacations a top performing agency, we have relationships with hotels and travel partners all around the world, which means when you ... read more
Stephanie Clawson, travel agent in OKC I have always had a love to travel, and finding the best deals so we could afford to travel as much as possible, was important. This grew into me helping family and close friends plan their trips as well. When the opportunity presented to join the Vincent Vacations team, I was so excited! My focus is mostly on the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Mexico with hopes to expand to other areas soon. I have bee... read more
Stephanie Tindall, travel agent in Norman, Oklahoma I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years - that's over half my life - traveling to Mexico and the Caribbean many times throughout the years as well as other tropical destinations like Hawaii. I love the beach but one of my absolute favorite trips was to Iceland in 2018 where I visited the Blue Lagoon, black sand beaches home of GoT set locations, majestic waterfalls, and the city of R... read more
Stevie Holley, travel agent in Tulsa, Oklahoma Hi! I started loving Disney at a young age when my parents first took me to Disney World at age seven. Since then, I have lost count of how many times I have visited Disney World. I was lucky enough to marry my husband, Bryson, whose family also loves Disney so we are able to go multiple times a year between our two families. I love how each Disney trip can be so different because Disney offers s... read more
Susie Hawkins, travel agent in OKC When I was seven, I traveled to Europe for the first time. I was completely mesmerized by all of the new sights and sounds, and knew that I'd be back soon. Sure enough, traveling became part of my education! I studied and lived in Italy and Germany, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. My husband and I are committed to continuing to travel and have explored Mexico, Peru, and all over the U.... read more
Tami Durant, travel agent in Minneapolis My name is Tami Durant-West and I live in central Minnesota with my husband, two sons, one dog, two cats and a fish named Jeff. I have been in the travel/hospital industry for about 11 years, for both individuals and groups. We love to travel as a family and being from a cold climate we love to go to warm destinations as often as possible. My husband is from London, England so I'm partial to villa... read more
Tami Towler, travel agent in OKC My name is Tami. My husband and I love cruises and all-inclusive destinations as well as exploring new destinations within the US! I love to sit on the beach and find ultimate relaxation in the waves.
We have 5 children who we are raising to recognize that the world is theirs to explore. All of them have plans to travel when they are older. From joining the US Coast Guard to moving to Norway fo... read more
Tiffany Brickman, travel agent in OKC I know that planning a vacation can be stressful and I would love to offer some guidance from my own personal experiences to help make the planning as stress-free as possible!?? I have visited 7 European countries and it is probably what I’m most passionate about planning! I love putting together all of the details from air to hotels to trains to private cooking classes and tours for my clients an... read more
Tori Swenson, travel agent in Lubbock, Texas I love exploring the earth, planning and organizing, and finding a good deal and all of these passions converge in the world of travel!
I was first introduced to the world of travel through numerous international group mission trips. Since then, I can't seem to travel enough. I would love to visit all 7 seven continents (2 to go), 50 states (18 to go), and 63 national parks (48 to go). If I had... read more
There are many different Vincent Vacations travel agencies located all around the US. Depending on your location, you can use our online search tools to easily locate your nearest travel agency. You can also check our online reviews to see what other customers think about our services. Additionally, you can check with your local chamber of commerce or tourist board to find out more information about our local travel agents near me and our travel agencies.
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Hard Rock Resorts All Inclusive Mexico & Dominican Republic-Ultimate Guide & Reviews
How Hard Rock does it different, and 5 Reasons Why Hard Rock Makes a Great Vacation
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Now Let’s Break it Down Even More with Each Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos: The first ever Hard Rock built from the ground up. Features a beautiful foot print in Diamanté with ocean views and a long flat beach to roam, just no getting into the ocean water, please. No worries - many pools are oceanfront, so you can enjoy water and the views. Short 20 min ride to downtown to explore but the resort features so much for everyone you may never leave. Modern designs with lead in rooms being ocean view, spacious and featuring adult only areas as well. Perfect hotel for a combination of relaxation and escape to views, but also find the fun from a poolside DJ, and amazing cabanas, to night time entertainment, and a lounge to take the after party to. All types of travelers will enjoy this oasis, no matter the age. ( Secret Insider Tip: The rock suite swim up oceanfront is one of the best suites around, oceanfront plunge pool, and a fire pit vibe at night, thank me later!)
Resort at a glance: Over 8 dining outlets, 7 bars and 2 lounges, indulgence comes standard. Relax at the legendary Rock Spa® or hit a few rounds on, not one, but two championship golf courses, while the kids chill at the Roxity Kids Club™. 32,000 square foot Rock Spa® – 36 rooms. Over 60,000 square feet of meeting and outdoor space to work with to ensure your event steals the show time after time.
More information: Two world class golf courses, designed by Davis Love III and Tiger Woods. Head to either the Sunlight Bar, Moonlight Bar, and Moonlight Lounge, equipped with Hard Rock's very own bowling alley, where you’ll find all of your top-shelf favorites on deck. Get a taste for traditional Mexican flavors at Los Gallos, opt for exotic Brazilian at Ipanema, or enjoy a premium steak at Toro, with 8 phenomenal restaurants to choose from, satisfy each and every craving during your stay.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya: A long resort style hotel with two dynamic sides; hacienda open to all ages and Heaven adults only. Newly remodeled pool and common areas and updated Heaven side with new swim up suites and new Heaven pool is sure to please all guests. Located 90 mins from the airport in a true resort experience surrounded by beautiful Beach areas and the Mexican jungle. Featuring lagoon style beach coves which boast green flags for water activities and wildlife where kids and adults can both see right from in the cove (🎸the fish love French fries 😉). This is Vibe central from quiet escapes on the mini coves to relaxing pool areas to the main activity pool with live music and fun. This getaway combines the beat of every vacationer’s needs such as the spa, excursions, fun, nightlife, dancing, singing, romantic dinners, and much more! Perfect for couples, honeymoons, adventurous and active guests, families with smaller kids, and all ages looking for fun and relaxation. Music connects this resort for all ages as does a beautiful walk way to get across the hotel by Oceanside. ( Secret Insider Tip: new experiences add a lasting memory such as beach camping and tequila tastings)
Resort at a glance: Woodward, premier action sports experience in paradise, 6 sprawling pools, water park, private and protected white sand beach, 9 first class restaurants, 9 bars and lounges, championship golf. Water park features 3 attractions with over 20 slides, a snack bar, an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and more. Roxity Kids Club™, splash parks. 91,556 square feet of meeting and event space, Club Heaven. Enjoy a reserved adults-only section of Hard Rock's naturally protected private beach, 3 adults-only pools, and the POSH® Beauty Salon & Boutique.
More information: A private balcony, double hydro spa tubs, and wall-to-wall extras. From Family Suites to luxurious third floor Sky Terraces and everything in between. 393 ultra posh rooms and suites exclusive to adult guests, Heaven features some of the most boutique and stylish amenities your vacation has ever known. Enjoy a private balcony, double hydro spa tubs, a fully stocked mini bar, and unique décor exclusive to Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. From the Deluxe Gold rooms to the two-bedroom Rock Star Suite, nothing can compare to a stay at Heaven.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana: The true definition of something for everyone, called a cruise ship on land, the Vegas of the Caribbean. 1700+ room resort with 13 pools, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and activities for every age, and then some. You pick your suite here by if you’d rather be closer to day time action by the main pools and beach, or closer to night time fun and the boulevard - which boasts some of the best bars, restaurants, stores, casino, gaming areas and entertainment.
🐳Waterpark🐳 OPEN! This incredible Rockaway water park features 26 slides varying in heights - great for all ages, a dry and wet bar, a food truck area, mini market store, family pool and bali beds! 🍴 Restaurants🍴 🍝 Ciao REOPENED With 200 seats available, Ciao offers an exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine a la carte for dinner, offering antipasti, fresh pastas made to order or a 'dolce' treat for dessert. 🥩 Toro REOPENED Toro offers exceptional international cuisine for breakfast. At night it becomes a steakhouse offering Premium cuts grilled to perfection & an extensive wine list. 🥗 New Vegan Restaurant Coming soon! the Pizzeto restaurant is now closed. It will be replaced with a vegan restaurant as well as a burger restaurant (name still pending). 🌮 Los Gallos closed for renovation Will reopen as Los Gallos Restaurant reservations will no longer be required at Hard Rock Hotel All Inclusive properties as of May 15, 2022🍴 Newly renovated rooms and suites boast incredibly spacious and welcoming modern vibes with Hard Rock twists. Great dining selections and mixology to go with it. Entertainment is a plenty for all ages. Perfect for family vacations with active kids, honeymooners and couples looking for a gorgeous beach resort with lots to do, friends groups, destination weddings are a huge hit here, and extended family trips. ( Insider Tip: you won’t do it all but find your 3-4 go to pools and beach spots to enjoy)
Resort at a glance: On 121 acres of beachfront, 23 top-shelf bars, 9 amazing restaurants, Casino restaurant, Monserrat Manor, which is not included as part of the all-inclusive offering. Features on-property championship golf, the legendary Rock Spa®, thrilling action at one of the Caribbean’s largest casinos, endless nightlife at ORO Nightclub, and even fun for your little rock stars at the Kids Club. 60,000 square feet of event space.
More information: 13 amazing pools it takes you straight to the edge of opulence. The perfect way to chill, there’s no shortage of awesomeness thanks to a lazy river, swim-up bars, a breathtaking beach, family-friendly and adults-only pools, and amazing kids-only waterslides — all with full food and drink service, live events, and yeah, all the luxury you can handle.
Hard Rock Cancún
Hard Rock Cancún: High Energy high rise perfect for that gorgeous beach vibe, views for days, infinity pool with views and live music, compact for experiencing all the hotel offers, close to shopping, nightlife and local attractions. Perfect for long weekends remember land at 10am on beach by noon! Ideal clientele is high energy adults, friends, couples, singles, and parents with teens. ( Secret Insider Tip: the cabanas on the beach and a romantic beach dinner are worth every 💵)
Resort at a glance: 601 luxury packed rooms, in-room service, top-shelf drinks, and free Wi-Fi, 4 stellar pools with 2 swim-up bars and 2 outdoor hydro spas, an on-site amphitheater and live entertainment, world-class shopping, and all taxes and gratuity included.
More information: A 12-story monument to all things awesome in the heart of the Hotel Zone, the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun takes the Caribbean to a whole new level of sophistication straight to the edge of opulence. That means access to unforgettable tours, live entertainment, and an amazing nightlife. Enjoy unparalleled dining at 6 restaurants and 5 bars, championship golf, the legendary Rock Spa®, and even Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™ for your young rock stars. Perfect for any event, this all-inclusive headliner boasts 29,272 square feet of meeting space for your next get-together and ultra-chic wedding inspirations for the ultimate display of romance and love.
Hard Rock Vallarta
Hard Rock Vallarta: this gem of a boutique style small hotel is located in one of the most classic and historic parts of the pacific Mexican side. Close to the airport and downtown Vallarta but also close to historic striding towns and cultural escapes. This hotel features beautiful golden sand and calm waters but also very service focused due to its size. Perfect for honeymoon couples wanting a place to be pampered and relax but enjoy the Hard Rock touches of music. The location makes it central to explore the pacific coast of Mexico and meet locals from fishing towns to surf towns explore away. Also perfect for adventure seekers and families who enjoy spending time together and connecting on vacation and showcasing history to their kids. ( Secret Insider Tip: Salyulita is a must visit and of course Hidden Beach)
Resort at a glance: 362-rooms, 6 restaurants, 5 amazing bars, access to world class golf courses, Roxity Kids Club™ for your young rock stars, the Cavern Teens Club, and the legendary Rock Spa®. Enjoy amazing tours, live music, endless parties, and more in the heart of paradise. Take your meeting to the top of the charts with 24,132 square feet of meeting space, Flamingo Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 72-course only 15 minutes away from the hotel.
More information: Rock Spa® is the perfect way to cool with an aromatherapy massage or charge up with an antioxidant facial. With 13 treatment rooms for both individuals and couples alongside a setlist of top-rated WE’VE GOT THE REST treatments, there’s no better way to indulge your inner diva. I hope these help give you some minor insight into these fabulous hotels!
Hard Rock Offers So Much More!
Destination weddings, groups, meetings, corporate incentive trips, there is so much more to experience with Hard Rock Resorts!
With Hard Rock's beautiful beachside locations, world-class dining and top-shelf cocktails, business at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels feels more like an indulgence than work. Learn more about how Hard Rock's properties can take your meetings to a whole new level of luxury and sophistication.
ALL-INCLUSIVE MEETINGS THAT ROCK
Planning a conference at one of the new all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico or the Dominican Republic couldn’t be easier. You control the costs at your next meeting or incentives event and we do all the rest. Trade in the expense report hassles and constant up-charging for top-notch service and world-class amenities. It’s the luxury you deserve without the nickel-and-diming.
WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED Medical insurance protection is now available for purchase. We’ll be here to take care of all the details so you can work hard and pause hard with ease of mind. Book your meeting, incentive trip, or group at one of the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico or the Dominican Republic starting April 1, 2022 through December 15, 2023 for travel until December 15, 2023, and purchase My Travel Assistance Basic medical insurance protection for $10 USD per person to cover up to 10 nights due to convalescence and medical expenses such as doctor, medication and hospitalization. Upgrade to My Travel Assistance Plus for an additional $20 per person for the entire trip.
Destination Weddings/Beach Weddings
Begin your happily ever after in the heart of paradise. Whether you’re searching for timeless elegance or something a little more edgy, Hard Rock's ultra-luxurious resorts have all the world class amenities you need to make your wedding dreams come true.
ALL-INCLUSIVE HARD ROCK HOTEL WEDDINGS
Your love is not shy; your wedding day shouldn’t be either. Whether you are wedding planning, renewing your vows, or honeymooning, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Riviera Maya, Cancun, Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Punta Cana will help make it the day you’ve always envisioned.
Over the last 20 years, I have traveled all over America and parts of the world! I have always taken great pride in planning the perfect vacation for my family, and in 2021 I made the leap to start planning vacations for others too! In the last 10 years I have traveled to many wonderful domestic locations such as NYC, Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Colorado, Florida including Disney World & The Keys, and some beautiful beaches on both the East and West Coasts. I also visited San Juan, and St Thomas and St John in the USVI. Internationally, I travel frequently to the Riviera Maya, including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres! Additionally I have been to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. This year I have plans to visit some new and exciting destinations, starting with Ireland, St Lucia, and Punta Cana! I love all things travel, and would love to help you get where ever your heart desires to take you!
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Over the last 20 years, I have traveled all over America and parts of the world! I have always taken great pride in planning the perfect vacation for my family, and in 2021 I made the leap to start planning vacations for others too! In the last 10 years I have traveled to many wonderful domestic locations such as NYC, Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Colorado, Florida including Disney World & The Keys, and some beautiful beaches on both the East and West Coasts. I also visited San Juan, and St Thomas and St John in the USVI. Internationally, I travel frequently to the Riviera Maya, including Cancun, Pl... Read More >>>
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We used Michelle with Vincent Vacations to book a trip to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. She presented us with a multitude of options within our budget. We chose a cruise leaving from Athens, making various ports in Greece. Michelle took care of every detail, answered every question and was always readily available to help. We enjoyed a stress-free vacation at every stage. She went above and beyond!! -Nathan Newman
Sometimes when you watch movies you get a glimpse of far away places. I recall watching scenes of rolling green fields, gray stone walls, lively pubs with good music and company, ancient castles, and friendly people with an accent and a welcoming smile. I had a chance to visit Ireland recently, and what I experienced was all of that…and so much more.
Our journey started in Dublin, where sociable people bustle around the gray stone streets, lined with shops and restaurants and pubs. The city sits on the River Liffey, which divides the city North from the South. The first day in town, we walked the streets to see as much of the city as we could fit into one day. We visited the Guinness Brewery, only to learn we needed to make reservations days in advance! So we changed pace and broke for lunch and a perfect draft beer at a local pub, before visiting places like Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Trinity College.
The neighborhood of Temple Bar served for our next stroll, until we wandered into another local pub. They welcomed us in with hours of entertainment such as folk music and dancing. Once I grew weary from my long day of traveling, I enjoyed a quiet walk alone back to our hotel along the river, and never once felt unsafe as I navigated the dimly lit streets of Dublin. Everyone I encountered was welcoming and helpful.
The next day we traveled southwest toward the little town of Kilkenny. Free-roaming sheep and ponies dotted those idyllic rolling hills I’d previously only dreamed of visiting, everything already vibrant green in the early Spring. We visited The Lyrath Estate, which is a beautiful property that hosts a school of falconry on site. Here we learned a lot about the extremely intelligent species of bird, as well as how they are raised and kept. The hotel restaurant served us a delicious lunch of freshly steeped tea, homemade Irish soup, and sandwiches. The hotel manager escorted us around the property, excitedly spinning tales for us of this beautiful and historic property.
After lunch, we visited the Smithwick’s Experience in Kilkenny. The knowledgeable guide schooled us in the history of brewing, immersed us in the aromas and tastes of the draft ingredients, and the entire brewing process. Then we sampled the product! This was such a fun activity! I would definitely recommend this as a stop on any adventurous itinerary.
Later that evening I stole a few minutes to walk around the quaint town of Kilkenny alone, wandering into local shops, sampling homemade sweets, exploring the grounds of the Kilkenny castle, and capturing photos outside of a picturesque cathedral holding service on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Within walking distance of our hotel, we dined at Kyteler’s Inn. This hidden gem has a dark, ghostly history with a humorous twist. (No spoilers, you’ll have to find out the story for yourself!) You can enjoy both spirits and spirits (if you know what I mean) when you visit this inn. They served us Irish coffee at the end of a superb meal, and then we enjoyed live music and plenty to drink. As we walked back to our hotel, another local pub drew us in with the temptation of more incredible music and dancing! Happy people welcomed us into their rich culture at each place we visited.
The next morning we continued our adventure from Kilkenny to Killarney, but not before making a brief stop to take photos of the majestic Rock of Cashel. Located about forty-five minutes south of Kilkenny, it sits regally distant atop a hillside. The 1981 movie Excalibur was filmed there! You can visit the Rock of Cashel for 8 euros per person, but this time we just admired her from afar.
Our route carried us alongside more rolling green fields scattered with livestock, old farm houses, and a sprinkle of antiquated stone structures, some that looked like they’d been there for hundreds of years. We stopped for a quick lunch and shopping in the cute little town of Kenmare, and as I walked back from the shops to the bus, a light rain began to fall from the sky. I pulled up the hood of my jacket to keep me dry and smiled at the realization that I was walking the streets of Ireland in the rain. It still feels surreal, like something out of a fairytale.
From Kenmare we continued on toward Killarney, taking part of the Ring of Kerry Route. Beautiful landscapes of hills and valleys, sprinkled with ancient rocks and herds of sheep, passed us by. We traveled along the coast and made a stop at Lady’s View. We even witnessed a rainbow cascading down from the mountains into a valley! Call me silly, but I wonder if there was truly a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. On our way into Killarney we stopped at the Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle, both worthy of your time.
In Killarney we strolled the streets in the rain, where little shops and cafes beckoned us in. One charming sweater shop, Aran Sweater Market, even offered to ship our souvenirs back home for us! And would you believe that my beautiful knitted Irish blanket was waiting on my doorstep when I made it back home? More mysterious alleyways and towering cathedrals rested among the stone streets, making this a memorable stop on our journey.
Following a welcoming reception at our hotel, we made our way to Harrows for dinner. Hearty choices like lamb chops and beef ribs filled our bellies while we enjoyed great company, with plenty of ale and wine to go around. We spent the evening reminiscing about all we had seen the last few days. I was quickly becoming great friends with all of my travel mates.
In the morning we ate a filling Irish breakfast of eggs, beans, and mushrooms, then set out for our next destination. We stopped at the lovely Great Southern Killarney Hotel. This historically rich hotel was built in 1854 as part of the city’s preparation for the Queen’s visit. The charming structure rests on six acres of beautiful gardens.
Next we visited the Aghadoe Valley, where the panoramic view of hills, valleys, lakes, and streams is breathtaking. It reminded me of an idyllic scene from a puzzle you would spend weeks assembling. The snow capped mountains in the distance were just a picturesque addition.
Then we moved on to the Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company. This brand new building is home to one of the most modern breweries in the country. They toured us through the warehouse, explaining the entire brewing and bottling process. The rooftop views boast an incredible panoramic view of the valley we had just visited earlier that morning. Once again, we were treated to a beer tasting. I even discovered a brew I enjoyed! What an enlightening experience!
From there we continued to the small town of Adare, where we visited the Woodlands property. Owned by several generations of the Fitzgerald family, I quickly felt like I belonged in such a majestic place! They served us a tasting platter, which was a robust sampling of the wonderful dishes served in their dining room. On the property is Mary’s Organic Garden, where they grow vegetables for their own hotel kitchen. Mary is the matriarch of the Fitzgerald family, as well as the interior decorator for all the rooms. A quaint area called the Treehouse harbored little huts where you can spend an afternoon immersed in lively music and dining at fancy food trucks. The whole family is integrated into the operations of this homestead, and I could feel that they put their heart and soul into everything they do.
From Adare, we rode over to Limerick, where we were treated to a guided tour of King John’s Castle. Situated on the River Shannon, this castle dates back to the year 1200, and is one of the best preserved castles in Europe today. Our tour guide was so pleasant and animated, I wanted to put him in my suitcase!
After checking into The Strand, which also sits on the River Shannon, we asked some locals where we should eat and were kindly pointed down the road to some local restaurants and pubs. Amazing food and friendly service seems to be the norm in Ireland, since I didn’t have a meal I didn’t love or service I wouldn’t brag about.
Making our way back toward Dublin, we stopped in Birr. We visited Birr Castle, another property with beautiful gardens, a science center and the home of The Great Telescope which was built in the 1840s. This beautifully preserved property is so rich with history, it makes you feel small in comparison.
Just up the road from there is Kelly’s, a bustling pub serving delicious food and surprise serenades from local Irishmen. The owner and his son treated us to sandwiches and drinks, and then we were treated to Irish folklore songs that made us smile from ear to ear. What an amazing treat!
On our final night in Dublin, we spent our evening at The Merry Ploughboy. The Irish Dancers, a mesmerizingly talented four part band, entertained us for hours with traditional Irish tunes, humor and stories. The food and stout were plentiful and the atmosphere was so entertaining! We rounded out our fun back in the Temple Bar area, where we listened to more Irish music and danced until they kicked us out!
What a wonderful week we had in Ireland. From the landscape, to the castles, to the people, Ireland is so rich in culture and history.
I truly believe that traveling to far away lands enriches your life. Getting to see and experience what the rest of the world has to offer makes you appreciate what you have that much more. Don’t live your life just seeing these places in movies, get out there and visit them in person! You won’t be sorry you did!
Everyone’s heard of a Disney cruise, right? Disney Cruise Line (DCL) has been sailing childrens’ dreams around the world since 1998! If you’re a parent, I’m sure your kids would love to meet their Disney favorites while also enjoying a poolside (in the middle of the ocean) vacation. And maybe you’ve even considered investing in the family experience.
…But what if I told you that this time you should leave the kids at home? Take the kiddos on your next Disney cruise, because the six reasons I’m about to give you will have you booking your and your spouse’s tickets right away!
Disney isn’t just for kids—they planned for grown-ups to come aboard!
Every Disney ship is equipped with several Adults Only areas, perfect for chilling in the hot tub with a tasty drink in your hand, or sunbathing on the deck while you read the latest Nicholas Sparks novel. Some of them even sit alongside a bar! With the amazing chair service provided to you by the incomparable Disney staff members, you’d never have to leave your seat!
In addition to private sundecks, pools, and hot tubs, they also offer Adults Only dining, several lounges and nightclubs, fitness areas, and spas! Grab a fancy bite to eat at one of their fine dining restaurants, such as Palo and Remy, or listen to a talented violinist serenade you while you sip on the Captain’s Mai Tai (which—trust me—is delicious).
These are all generally quiet and peaceful areas…with the exception of the nightclubs of course, where the music is good, but the beer is better! Participate in many dance parties, karaoke nights, and more adult-friendly activities onboard the ship. Take your pick, because DCL offers them all. Spend a quiet day sunbathing on the private deck with a book in one hand and a daiquiri in the other, calm yourself down jamming to the soft lull of a piano player’s melodies, or dance until your feet hurt while the bartender keeps the drinks comin’. The adventure is yours to decide!
Find peace and solace in dedicated private areas.
For those who prefer absolute serenity away from prying eyes, there are even places for you. Senses Spa & Salon boasts a private exercise room and several self-care services such as massages, acupuncture, and facials, but the pièce de résistance is by far the Rainforest Room. The interior design of the Rainforest Room depends on the ship you’re on, but on each of them you can expect to enjoy a selection of various saunas (did you know there were different types of saunas?!), followed by a few rounds in the geographically-themed showers (Cool Mist and Thunderstorm are lovely) with varying water temperatures, heated stone loungers (for soothing these old bones), and private (and I mean truly private) hot tubs. On the Disney Dream, you can expect these hot tubs to be located in an exterior room at the front of the ship, with an open window letting in the salty breeze and providing you with the most stunning views of your upcoming path through the ocean.
In addition to the spa, there is also an adults-only coffee cafe, an idyllic lounge offering specialty drinks and coffees for the most coffee-snobbish of travelers! For those who purchase the internet package and need to get some work done, the Cove Cafe is a delightful place to caffeinate in peace while you work (but quit working, you’re on vacation!).
PRO TIP:If you love the peace and quiet but aren’t a fan of other people sitting nearby, book a stateroom with a veranda. Sitting on the balcony, curled up with a good book and the ocean breeze singing your name is just the alone time your soul called for!
DCL designated a private beach, just for you.
In 1996, two years before their first ship (the Disney Magic) set sail, Disney’s cruise company purchased a private island in the Bahamas and named it Castaway Cay. They spent $25 million designing the island to be the perfect getaway for castaways (get it?!) of all ages. The path directly off the port leads you to the family-friendly beach, where the youngsters can play and swim to their hearts’ content. But the best part of the island—especially for us old folks—is tucked away on the opposite end of Castaway Cay, and is only accessible by a long walk or bike ride, or catching a tram across the island, courtesy of Disney!
Serenity Bay (aptly named) is Castaway Cay’s Adults-Only private beach, where the water is as clear as a chlorine pool and the silence is as valuable as a pirate’s gold!
And for those who want to take advantage of the Adults-Only goodies even though you brought your kiddos, you’re in luck! Castaway Cay boasts a KIDS-Only area called Scuttle’s Cove, which is manned and supervised by Disney’s own counselors. If you have little ones between 3 and 12 sailing with you, you can rest assured they will have a grand ol’ time playing in Scuttle’s Cove while you enjoy an idyllic beach just a few miles away. (And for those with older children, there’s also a teen beach where you can abandon them for a few hours! Ha!)
Want the true spa treatment? Book one of Serenity Bay’s open-air massage cabanas. The extra money you’ll dish out for this amenity is worth it—a Disney staff member will personally shuttle you from the tram to your cabana, where you’ll find a spacious room with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a music system, snacks and cold drinks, sunscreen, a freshwater showering area, private hammocks, and a stocked mini fridge! The booking also comes with free snorkeling equipment AND a complimentary bike rental, which you can use to sport around the island, or just mosey a few yards down to the BBQ restaurant private to Serenity Bay. If you’re feeling too relaxed to do either, just press the call button inside your cabana and a concierge will present themselves shortly, ready to shuttle you over to Serenity Bay BBQ to eat to your belly’s content, then right back to your cabana, fat and happy! And yep, you can book an oceanside massage in your private cabana. This extra purchase is perfect for adult guests traveling in groups—the smallest cabana can comfortably seat up to 10 people. But if this sounds like the cabana of your dreams, book it ASAP—there are only four cabanas on Serenity Bay (out of the total 24 on the island), and usually around 3000+ guests disembarking onto Castaway Cay the same day you are. Snag your spot before they sell out!
Disney Cruise Line knows adults like to do fun things, too!
All Disney cruise expeditions offer a long list of excursions that guests can book prior to (and sometimes while on) their trip, but a lot of them are kid-oriented because, well, Disney is kid-oriented. But that doesn’t mean they forgot about us mature (ahem, “old”) pathfinders.
Each cruise line offers different adventures—from snorkeling tropical reefs in crystal clear waters, to touring historic sites in Ireland. From dining under the stars, to rum-tasting in foreign countries… there is something for every connoisseur of unique experiences. Expect to spend extra on these escapades, though!
There is no customer service team in the world like Disney’s top-of-the-line staff.
I personally have never been so well taken care of or catered to like I have been on a Disney cruise ship. All of their personnel is highly trained, kind, understanding, and friendly.
Your dinner seating time determines your catering staff, and they travel with you for the rest of your trip. Your waiters serve you at every single dinner (unless you choose to dine at one of the private restaurants), and they quickly learn your name, your preferences and your tastes. I’ve seen a waiter discover a guest likes a lot of ice in their water, and always brought an extra glass full of ice with each meal just for them. Remember—these waitstaff are servicing dozens of other guests at the same time as you. But they make a point to create a magical, warm experience for you no matter what.
The guest help desk team are some of the kindest, most patient humans on the planet, and will help you in whatever capacity they can.
You can also expect turndown service every single night from your mousekeeper (yep, I said it), who is also the same person throughout your trip and will take especially good care of you and your room.
But let’s be real: we’re all kids at heart!
The truth of the matter is I can spout facts about Disney’s Adults-Only features all day, but when we really look at it, we’re all going on a Disney cruise because it’s Disney. We all grew up fantasizing about Prince Charming coming along and marrying into royalty, flippin’ our mermaid fins with a crab for a best friend, pretending to be a beautiful native princess when the wind caught our hair just right… And don’t deny it—we all just want to be Elsa.
The beauty of a Disney Cruise Line adventure is that we can enjoy all of the lovely adult experiences they have to offer. But we also get to meet our childhood heroes, rewatch our favorite classics on a live stage (with phenomenally talented casts), wear silly mouse ears and for once, just for one week…we get to be a kid all over again. And that’s where the magic of Disney truly lives.
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