Marcia Carlow 

League City, TX United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the travel agency business since 1966, working in all areas including managing a very large agency. I am now mostly working doing what I love most, selling cruises. I specialize in cruises and have had the opportunity to sail on many including, Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, Regent, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, NCL, Celebrity, and others.

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Alaska is as beautiful now as before

By: rbjdta

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2014

Marcia Carlow is an excellent travel advisor.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend.  She found a solution for our desire to cruise to Alaska again.  I would not recommend Princess nor would I cruise on Princess again.  The balcony cabin is small compared to other balcony cabins I have occupied on other cruise lines.  The shower stall, in particular, is very small.  The food was not memorable.  The Princess Production shows were good; other entertainers were mediocre.  Many procedures didn't make sense, i.e., requiring a ticket to take the tender.  You could not obtain the ticket in advance of your tour and only if all members of your group was present.  The procedure was discontinued at 11 am.  Nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves and have no regrets as we achieved our goal of returning to Alaska once again.

Very SPECIAL Service

By: Melba

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2014

Marcia was wonderful. She always anticipated every question and had the answer before we could ask the question. So helpful with all the information for flights, airport terminal maps, etc. Would ask for her help on other trips and would certainly recommend her to family and friends. Feel she helped make this trip memorable.

Expert Service

By: Daverose

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

Professional, quick, reliable.

Outstanding Service

By: Texas Dave

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2015

Marcia Carlow is an absolutely outstanding travel agent. She is skilled, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and professional in every possible way. Thanks to her I had a fun, terrific cruise. I will definitely book with her again and I plan to recommend her to all my friends.

Outstanding Service

By: TexasDave

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

Marcia Carlow is an absolutely outstanding travel agent. She is professional, friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks to her my Caribbean cruise was totally relaxing and enjoyable. She is the best travel agent I have ever encountered. I will be booking all my future travel with her.

Great trip to the UK cruise

By: M & M

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2015

Was very pleased overall with the trip. Marcia always got back to me on a timely basis to answer all questions. I would use Marcia again. I didn't realize the clout a travel agent had in booking the upscale restaurants far ahead. Stateroom location was great. We were also satisfied with Travelbound our transfers. She did try to give us information about the ports which was helpful. One problem with Oceania was they refused ahead of time to inform us or Marcia if shuttles would be available from the ship to the port. We were not informed until late the night before the port. Pretty hard to plan in that situation. Very frustrating. On one ship tour through Oceania to Stonehenge (over 2 hours from the port) a stop was made to a Cerne Abbas - an outline on a hill. This was a major waste of time, an hour out of the way, no restroom stop was provided. More time would have been well spent having some time to eat something at Stonehenge. Need time to eat.

Highly Recommend!

By: Zoomer

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

Marcia has done a fabulous job on each cruise she arranges. We just returned from a cruise around the Hawiian islands which was a spectacular experience.

Awesome working with Marcia

By: CG

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Working with Marcia was the best cruise planning experience I have ever encountered. Marcia was helpful, efficient and a good listener. She took me through the initial decisions and booking points and reminders along the way. I hope I never have to plan a cruise without her assistance.

Regal Princess Western Caribbean

By: Ken H

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

Marcia was absolutely delightful to deal with. She handled all details professionally and followed up on all the arrangements to assure that every aspect of our trip, from air travel, transfers and the cruise went smoothly. Would recommend her services to anyone planning a cruise. She helped alleviate all the stresses of travel.

Norwegian Bermuda

By: Cookie

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

Marcia is thorough and well organized. I like how she follows through on details with me. Because she listens well, she is able to make suggestions that satisfy.

Thanks Marcia

By: Margaret

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2019

Great! Great plans, good at keeping us up to date, great to work with

A real professional

By: Kenny Ray

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

Marcia is just the best. She has so much experience with cruises and so much knowledge of the ships she can’t be beat. The recommendations of which deck is best for a cabin is very helpful and enhances the overall cruise experience. This is the 5th cruise she has handled for us never disappoints. Always keeps us informed of the status of arrangements. Looking forward to the next one.

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