Lola Owens 

Arlington, VA United States
An independent affiliate of Cruise Vacations International
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Dominican Republic
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the travel industry since 2003. I love creating custom itineraries in partnership with my clients, providing seamless arrangements that can make a vacation relaxing and stress free. I enjoy finding the best possible tours and cruises for my clients, realizing that each client is unique in need and expectation. I use my own travels to expand my expertise in countries, arrangements, accommodations and potential travel difficulties. I have cruised on large and small ships in Europe, South America and the Caribbean, and have experienced the joys of River Cruising. I have also hosted cruise groups with Virtuoso, our consortium. I look forward to expanding my Asian travels to Japan and the Philippines in the next few years and returning to Europe for In-depth visits to Rome Vienna, Budapest and Paris.

Places I Have Traveled

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Fabulous agent

By: eng

Reviewed on: 05 May 2014

Lola goes the extra mile and does so efficiently and enthusiasm.  No problem is too big.

A fabulous itinerary in Namibia!

By: Rolarv

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

She planned a great trip for me in Namibia. I put myself in her very capable hands and she hit it out of the park. The guides were great. The transfers were seamless. Every place I stayed provided great views of wildlife and incredible vistas. My advice. Just tell Lola what country you want to visit and what types of things you want to see, and let her do the rest. She is great.

Professional travel agent

By: Italy1

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

Lola communicated in a timely fashion, went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly, and all her advice was right on the mark!

The best of Turkey

By: RoRo

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2014

Lola arranged two private tours for our small group. The walking tour of Ephesus was life changing. The tour guide set the perfect pace. Lola designed a whirlwind tour of the highlights of Istanbul. Our ship got in at 1PM and the museums closed at 5. Because Lola had been to Istanbul twice, she knew exactly what to squeeze into our four hours for maximum impact. The local tourguide said that she had never tried this before, but it really worked. We saw the Blue Mosque, the hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, the cistern and the Topkapi palace harem. It was fantastic and we owe it all to Lola.

Great job, Lola!

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2015

Lola got us a FABULOUS room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, with an incredible view right over the signature 18th green. She made sure the Lodge, and also our San Francisco hotel, knew we were celebrating a "big" birthday for my husband. Consequently there were "happy birthday" treats at both locations. Lola also made spa and restaurant reservations for us as requested, which were much appreciated. Thanks, Lola!

Thank you, Lola!!

By: Mim

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2015

Lola was attentive to every detail, and did a wonderful job of researching and recommending our pre-cruise hotel, and making all the arrangements for our cruise. As our departure date got close, she hustled to inform me of an upgrade option that came across her desk, and to get further information on the amenities of the upgrade cabin. Very impressive service. I especially appreciated the detailed, consolidated itinerary document she provided, with all of our scheduled flights, hotel, cruise and dock info, pre-scheduled meals and excursions, as well emergency numbers for each country we visited, the cruise, and the travel agency. (I was able to save a lot of time by using it to send to our children before we left!) Lola is always very responsive and gracious when I ask for help...she made it a pleasure to plan that trip, and has already helped us with plans for a second trip.

Very pleasant trip

By: Lee & Marianne

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

Beautiful ship and suite; delicious food and great service. Expensive and poor WiFi. Marianne stopped smoking and gained 5 pounds. Lee caught a bad cold. Rather extensive commercialism. Good entertainment.

Great Service !

By: Brother Al

Reviewed on: 01 May 2015

Excellent trip. Can't wait to return to Mexico. Lola did a fabulous job!

Wonderful detail oriented

By: eng

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2016

Everything she planned went well..

Exciting trip

By: Emma

Reviewed on: 22 May 2016

From Berlin to Budapest we were adventuring history,beautiful landscapes,admiring architect, and not having to be stressed because everything wAs so Well planned

Bal harbour

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2017

Lola knew the property and hit us great rooms

consultant par excellence

By: betty

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

It was wonderful. This cruise and agenda was VERY difficult, but it all came together with the monumental help of Lola.

Traveling to Italy Without a Packaged Tour

By: LenJ

Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

Lola was very responsive to my requests for hotel locations close to the highlights that I wanted to photograph on my trip to Italy. She provided me a very detailed itinerary and additional resources to help prepare me for making my Italy photo journey a success! I would encourage anyone planning a trip with numerous connections and details for navigating a foreign destination to seek her advice.


By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Always a pleasure. She’s very helpful.

Grand Canadian Rockies

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Lola is always pleasant, accommodating and resourceful to try to find all one wants.

wonderful planner

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

She was wonderful planning this adventure. Of course, she always is.

break from snow

By: betty

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

Lola is always professional. We have become difficult clients because of health issue, but she is always able to make our trip problem free.

Lola Owens

By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

Lola was very knowledgeable about cruises and showed us how to plan our trip. Her help was greatly appreciated and made our trip a smooth one.

Best agent going

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Lola was easy to work with. No glitches as is usual for Lola.

Canada trip in May & great smoky mountains in September

By: B

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

Lola is simply the Best! Knowledgeable, trustworthy, encouraging, good listener, patient, & most importantly kind. It’s not about $ for Lola. She’s committed to helping her clients find the vacation that nurtures their spirit. Thank you Lola!!!


By: Sparky

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2020

Very easy. She was most helpful.

Great help by Nice Miss Lola for cruise

By: R3WillieDE

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2020

Ms Owens is fabulous as a travel agent/cruise specialist!!

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