Typically I prefer to stand back and let others do the legwork when it comes to reviewing businesses and vendors, but the exceptional service I have received so far from Alexandria-based Seven Lands and Seas Travel has inspired me to finally write a review.
After much deliberation, my fianc�e and I decided to book a honeymoon cruise following our upcoming wedding. I must admit that I was initially dismissive of the idea, having never cruised before and having no idea whatsoever what to look for in a cruise package. Enter Seven Lands and Seas. Following our initial contact, Yvonne responded immediately with several cruise options, with detailed information about what to expect from each. One of the best things about Seven Lands and Seas is their extensive experience. These folks live and breathe the cruise lifestyle, and their staff has personal first-hand knowledge about all of the luxury cruise lines and ships they work with. Yvonne spent over an hour with us sharing her own experiences on various cruises, and discussing the various options, amenities, excursions, and packages offered. We booked a 10-day Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Reflection that day!
A month or so later, she followed up with us to see how the wedding planning was going (busy!!!), and ask if we needed any help with making travel arrangements. We took her up on the offer, and within an hour, she presented us with a number of excellent flights and port transfer options to choose from.
Simply stated, the level of service and responsiveness we have received from Seven Lands and Seas Travel thus far has been unparalleled. Yvonne, Bob, Jim and everyone else has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and has made our honeymoon planning as seamless and simple as possible. We cannot wait for our cruise (and the wedding too...obviously!).
I have used this agency for many years, before they became Seven Lands and Seas Travel. They have arranged trips for me and I have also gone on their agency led tours. They are so nice to work with and are so knowledgeable. They are there for you when the unexpected happens. Working with them becomes more than a client/agency relationship. You feel more like true friends.
I would highly recommend traveling with them on the tours they lead. You can sit back and relax knowing they have taken care of every detail. They have researched the tours so that you know you are getting the best guides and seeing the best sights.
So whether you go with them on one of their tours, or have them arrange a tour or cruise for you, you will know that you will be getting a truly memorable trip.
My husband and I just returned from a pre cruise trip to Machu Picchu and 15 day cruise on Oceania from Lima, Peru to New York City. Yvonne arranged a 4 day private tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu that included air from Lima, hotels and a private guide and driver. Superior guide provided history and the significance of the Inca empire. The services provided by Seven Lands and Seas made this one of the best travel experiences we have experienced. Wonderful service and follow up. Thank you!
Jim is the best tour escort ever! I just completed my second cruise personally escorted by Seven Lands and Seas and have experienced that he takes such good care of his clients. The Viking Ocean voyage from Venice to Istanbul that he recommended was a revelation--great small ship cruising, well-led shore excursions, topped off by an extra day of culture and commerce in Istanbul. Jim led the way through the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market after a morning of sightseeing.
We have had the pleasure of dealing Jim for over 5 years and 15 cruises. We could not be more pleased! He has given us great advice, great prices and great service. He seems to have top level contacts at the cruise lines and has gotten us cabins when no one else could. If you are looking for an outstanding travel professional, Jim is the answer.
I have traveled many times with this agency and have always found them to be excellent. Jim and Bob make us all so comfortable and the tours are great fun. I have always felt safe and happy on my cruises with Seven Lands and Seas Travel. Looking forward to my next cruise coming up this summer.
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