Marcia Carlow 

Rockville, MD United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1966
Languages
  • 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.

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