Lise-Marie Wertanzl 

Weston, FL United States
Sterling Journeys, an independent affiliate of Sixth Star Travel, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I began my love affair with travel at the early age of 3 as I am the daughter of a world-famous concert violinist and spent a good deal of my childhood traveling the world with her as she concertized. I also followed her lead by pursing a life in the arts.  Performing brought me to my first job in the travel industry aboard the premier luxury cruise line of its time, Royal Viking Line.  What greater job fulfillment could one have than doing what they loved and seeing the world at the same time?  I then worked for the luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises for 15 years and knew that travel would be an integral part of my life.  Cruising was my initial entrée into the industry and I have been fortunate to have had vast experience with luxury, premium, and expedition markets. However, I am also passionate about adventure and expedition travel as well as luxury experiences on land, including tours and hotels.

I started Sterling Journeys, an affiliate of Sixth Star Travel, after realizing that I wanted to inspire clients to explore the world with a different mindset, delving more deeply into cultural enrichment and experiencing their destination more fully.  Designing and collaborating with my clients to create that perfect itinerary is incredibly rewarding, whether it be in Europe or on a safari or even finding that perfect hotel room.  I also wanted to provide a seamless experience, anticipating my client’s needs and producing a worry free vacation. I love what I do, I love serving my clients and as St. Augustine so beautifully puts it, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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Highly Recommended

By: Rita

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2014

I was extremely happy with Lise-Maire's services. She was pro active in explaining the details of the cruise accommodations and happy to answer any questions that I had. It would have been nice to meet her prior to our departure, but that was my only dissappoinment.
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Excellent Service-Highly Recommend

By: Lisaw

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014

Lise-Marie is a fantastic travel specialist! This was my second trip that she has planned and she has always fulfilled all of my travel needs & provided excellent client service. Her attention to detail in planning my family reunion Cruise last year for 28 people was beyond amazing.  With ages ranging from 2-81, she made sure that we all had excellent options to choice from. Lise-Marie's vast knowledge of travel destinations and personal attention to details and to me as her client is why She will be planning my next trip.Lisa W.
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Highly Recommended

By: micki

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

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By: DarleneM

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

Lise-Marie was AMAZING! She answered all of my questions right away. And she did her best to work with our circumstances as best as possible! She was a great person to work with.
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Highly Recommended

By: Stephanie M.

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

Outstanding experience!
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Expert friendly service

By: Ron and Patsy 37

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2014

Loved the trip. was very well planned. Only problem was our insistence of leaving from Burbank rather than leaving from Lax which would have made the trip easier. By insisting on leaving from Burbank we added lot of extra flying time, and layovers which made the trip longer. Next time we will listen to Lise=marie. Our hosts at the B& B's commented on how nice it was to deal with Lise-Marie. That makes the stay much more cordial. Next stop , Japan!!!!!
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Thourough and efficient Planning

By: csco200

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

With just a few emails, not even a face to face contact, our cruise was planned in minutes. I left it up to Lise-Marie to choose a cabin for us and it was perfectly chosen. Lise-Marie did a excellent job.
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Expert service!

By: Stephanie123

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2015

Thanks for the great trip! The planning was perfect and we had a great time!!
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Great Service

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2015

Lise-Marie did a wonderful job from start to finish with our cruise. We are very happy with our experience.
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Impeccable from start to end

By: Hope

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Exceeded my expectations by far! Every detail was thought of and the crew were on the ball all the time. We were treated like royalty! Love love loved it!
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Expert planning with keen insight and friendly service!

By: Colleen S.

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2016

Thanks to Lise-Marie for another excellent trip! We had a wonderful time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. She worked with us to create the perfect experience, I would highly recommend Lise-Marie!!
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Wonderful inn with exceptional services

By: Lin919

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

The Inn of the Five Graces is a beautiful enclave just a few minutes walk from the Sante Fe Plaza. From the first night when guests are left with a miniature dream catcher, to the last evening when chocolates appear on the pillows (for a sweet journey home), the service is impeccable. Each room of the Inn is unique featuring classic southwest decor with bathrooms designed with colorful mosaics by a home grown artist. The breakfasts are delicious and served with gracious hospitality.
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Trip planning

By: Webster

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

She was wonderful

Canada trip

By: Christine

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Lisa Marie is fabulous- covers all bases and responds immediately to any question - even when she is on her own vacation. She is very detail oriented and does an incredible job. Definitely one of the best!
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Europe Wine Country

By: cadrnick

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

Awesome, thorough, prompt in responses, great recommendations.We Had a Blast !


By: Berry - Peru 2017

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Lise-Marie was just simply amazing. Every detail was thought of and executed perfectly! I will use Lise-Marie again in the future.
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Advisor review

By: Webster

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

She was wonderful!

Trip to Peru

By: Lapal

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2017

Lise-Marie planned a perfect trip. Every detail was covered

Australia/New Zealand


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Lise-Marie was a great resource with a wealth of information regarding our sightseeing options. She was patient and gracious with our questions and responsive to our decisions, arranging requests even w late changes. Just returned from our travel and her suggestions were spot on.

My favorite travel agent

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

It’s a pleasure to work with Lise Marie Wertanzl. She was able to get us what we needed and always goes the extra mile to do that.

Wonderful experience

By: Joyce

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

Absolutely fabulous!!

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