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Virtuoso Accredited Travel Specialist, Certified Travel Advisor, Destination Specialist for Europe, Africa & Israel
My objective is to create authentic & memorable experiences for my clients. As a cruise specialist, I am certified with Crystal, Silversea, Regent and Seabourn. I have personally experienced these cruise lines. I'm able to be objective & to chose the appropriate option for you. South Africa is a life changing experience. I would encourage all who have a desire to see the world from a different perspective and through the lens of an entirely different culture to be sure to put Africa at the top of their list!
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Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013
I really enjoy working with Sally. Even though we live on the West Coast and could use the services of a local firm, I like the personal and helpful service she provides. We are now going on our fourth trip she has helped us with, and another is planned next year. Look forward to talking with her.
Number One Travel Agent! Simply the Best!
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013
I have worked with many travel agents over the years but Sally Shekane is the best travel agent my husband and I have ever worked with. Everything is well-planned and executed from start to finish. We have never had a problem and in fact her knowledge has saved us from many travel disasters! I will always work with Ms. Shekane!
trip is highly recommended
Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013
we enjoyed our trip to japan immensely. sally booked the trip with tauck, and, as she usually does, made sure that all the details were addressed. this trip is highly recommended.
Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013
Sally arranged my cruise from Barcelona to Istanbul. Sadly, I had to cancel two weeks before sailing due to illness. She was great to work with and I would definitely use her again.
Very highly recommend the best from 1to 10. 15
Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013
Very knowledgeable , and always follow up to be sure we had a good time and any. Problems I love dealing with her and recommend her to friends
Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013
Sally Shekane has been arranging vacations for us for many years. She always finds the best rate, the best rooms, and she is able to find perks that we didn't know existed. She has been to many cities and is able to arrange pre- and post- trip extensions with suggestions for things to do. She is easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend Sally to anyone who wants to travel.
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Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013
WE have always been very pleased with the service we receive from Sally. We will continue to use her as long as we can still travel. JLB
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013
Sally Shekane is an excellent and efficient travel agent. She did a wonderful job of arranging everything for our cruise. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything was explained and taken care of by her. Would use her again.
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
She is great to work with, always follows up, returns call quickly, knows her business.
Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013
Sally has been our family travel agent for the last five years. She makes everything so easy for us that we can enjoy any vacation we book through Sally.
By: Janet J
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
Sally Shekane is one of the best customer service professionals that I have ever worked with. She booked travel, tours, and cruise for our family of 14 from all across the US, including some changes and last minute details, and everything ran like clockwork. I would absolutely use Sally again and recommend her with my highest praise to anyone who needs an efficient and pleasant travel professional.
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
I moved from California and had a Virtuoso agent, Mr. Steve Kuriga, who was one of the most informed agent I've ever dealt with. Always providing the highest standard of quality service and handling problems when we arrived at hotels, etc. So, when I moved to Florida I looked for a Virtuoso agent and found Sally. Virtuoso consistently.provides their clients with wonderful perks and shipboard credits, at the best prices. I wouldn't use any other firm but Virtuoso.
Reviewed on: 29 May 2014
Sally did a very fine job for us,she is very attentive and follows thru with calls and e-mails. We will be using her again in the very near future
Very helpful...very efficient
By: Art in Rancho Mirage, CA
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
I happened to find Sally by having my call to Virtuoso forwarded to her office in Florida. Sally was extremely helpful in making all of the hotel arrangements and, so importantly, making sure that all of the Virtuoso benefits were put in to the reservation. She is very efficient and looked in to every detail with care and concern. I will definitely use her services again....and, of course, stay in a Virtuoso property, when possible.
By: Bea 43
Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013
Sally was very helpful and pleasant to work with. She helped plan our trip on the marina and picked excellent hotels to stay in while we were in Barcelona, Rome and Venice. She also made arrangements to have us picked up at the train station in Venice and taken by water taxi to the Bauer Palazzo. She did an excellent job with all.
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
Sally's the best! She is extremely knowledgable, helpful, and always on top of everything. Every question gets answered and details are extremely well taken care of. She is a pleasure to talk to and to work with!
Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014
Sally has worked with us for many years, planning cruises to various and numerous destinations. Even though we relocated to New England approximately eight years ago, we're happy to have Sally take care of our travel arrangements. Her knowledge and expertise are unmatched. We've also introduced a number of friends to Sally, following many truly memorable trips, and they too have enjoyed her professionalism and attention to detail.
Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2014
Sally is also fantastic; excellence in customer service.
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Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013
We booked a family cruise with Sally for our mom's 90th birthday. Sally was very helpful with choosing our cabins and making sure everyone was happy. We have booked trips with Sally in the past and will do so in the future! Nancy & Andy Broh
By: Louise and Sam
Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013
As always Sally Shekane is a pleasure to work with. She understands our needs when we are planning one of our cruises and is very helpful in all respects up until the time we leave. Family and friends we've recommended feel the same way.
Best Travel Agent
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2014
My family has been using Sally for years and she makes every trip so easy. Our staterooms were perfect. The location was excellent. Mid-ship so access was easy to either side. Any questions I had, Sally answered them. The trip was what we has planned it to be.
Professional and Courteous
Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014
Sally has been my travel agent for over 20 years. She has always provided exceptional service and always helpful with information.
Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014
kept in touch, took care of dining reservations, and was accessible to us. I would use her services again.
Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014
I was very pleased with the service and arrangements made by Sally Shakane on my recent Riviera cruise. She was most helpful to me and I would use her again on a future cruise
Reviewed on: 19 May 2014
A wonderful 2 weeks! So glad we went!
The perfect travel agent
Reviewed on: 18 May 2014
Our close friends in Florida (Louise and Sam Miller) go on many cruises and always book through Sally.From my limited experience I can understand just why they always use Sally.She leaves no stone unturned, and is such an efficient and most charming lady to do business with. I wish her and her business to go from strength to strength.Sincerely, Jacob Sofier
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Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014
Sally is fabulous! She is always accessible and takes care of every and all details. She makes traveling easy!
Wonderful service, excellent, no complaints
Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2014
Sally Shekane proved once again to be a vey exceptional travel agent. Whatever our concerns and questions, she took care of them and found positive solutions for our inquiries and requests. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2014
Ms. Shekane was incredible helpful, knowledgable and efficient .It was a pleasure to travel with her, she took care of all the arrangements in a very professional manner and answered to all our queries ( there were lots..) very promptly. We are extremely happy with her services and definitely will continue using her invaluable services .
First Time Virtuoso Client
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2014
I had heard from friends about their amazing experiences with Virtuoso. Our first encounter was with Sally and she certainly met and exceeded our expectations. From the time we decided to book the cruise she took us seamlessly through all the steps to get us to and from the ship, organizing our dining and shore excursions, and making sure our pre- and post-cruise needs were met. Our generous ship board credits allowed us great choices for spending our time on the Crystal Symphony. Our cruise was perfect, thanks to our great Virtuoso Travel Consultant. We are hooked! Thank you Sally!
Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014
Our experience with Sally was, once again, superb. She met and surpassed our expectations and was completely attuned to our needs. Her warm and engaging personality makes every contact with her a pleasure. We count on her experience, expertise and contacts to guide us through the planning of our trips. Every arrangement she made for us worked beautifully and we have complete faith in her skills. It is rare to find someone who is so caring and invested in her work. We cannot thank her enough for her help in our family's trip of a lifetime.
she is the best --- always handles are trips to perfection
By: barry and Silvana
Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014
Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014
I just returned from a Celebrity tour of Quito, Ecuador and a cruise in the Galapagos on Celebrity Expedition. It was the trip of a lifetime for my 13 year old grandson and me. Sally did a terrific job of coordinating the entire trip and it went off without one problem, Sally is a first class travel agent, I have never had a problem with any travel arrangements she has done for me
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2014
Sally always does an outstanding job. She knows what I like, my standards for hotels and cruise ships and makes the right suggestions and choices. I've never been disappointed and look forward to planning my next trip with her.
WENT OUT OF WAY TO MAKE SURE ALL OUR TRAVEL PLANS WERE PERFECT
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014
Very highly recommend
Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2014
Sally is a Pro She is very knowledgable . She always knows how we want to travel and recommends awordingly
SERVICE WAS ALWAYS TIMELY WITH EXPERT ADVISE
Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015
ALL WENT WELL AS PLANNED.
Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2014
Sally works hard to get us the best trip at the best price. She researches and finds good deals and we are very happy with the services she provides. She's been helping us travel all around the world for years now. If you are looking for a great travel agent, give Sally a call.
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2014
Sally is a great advisor and helped us planed every detail of the trip. We enjoyed a lovely cruise thanks to a very professional and great service from Sally Shekane
Excellent agent Sally S
Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2014
Sally S provided us with the best service that made our vacation wonderful. Sally S made sure we go everything we requested. We could not be happier with the she handled our trip.
Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014
Sally Shekane was very professional, detailed and timely with her service. We will use her again to help plan our trips - of which there are many.
Very well planned
By: Art W.
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014
Sally was very helpful and efficient in helping plan our trip. She made sure that all Virtuoso benefits were in place. She checked with both hotels to assure that the exact rooms were confirmed and all amenities were attached to the reservation. We will continue to use Sally for future travel.
Expert professional service from Sally!
By: Janet J
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014
This is the third time that Sally Shekane has made travel arrangements for me and my extended family, and she has once again delighted me with her expert, professional, and friendly service. Sally is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of travel--air, cruise, hotels, tours, special events--and she is delightful to deal with in every way. She has vast experience with travel herself, and can recommend trips to suit all interests and budgets. Sally has been especially helpful to our family as our folks are a variety of ages, interests, and the tours, schedules, and activities that she has suggested have always been perfect for everyone. We have also had travel emergencies such as flight delays and cancellations arise, and Sally has been available at all hours of the day and night to assist with rescheduling etc. Please contact Sally Shekane to assist you with any and all travel arrangements. I will always contact her for future trips!
as usual, terrific service
Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2014
wonderful trip to Alaska on the Oceania. Stayed at 2 excellent hotels- Edgewater in Seattle beforehand and Pan Pacific in Vancouver at the end. The Oceania experience was, as always, special!
No Recent Trip
Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2014
There was no recent trip to review. The October cruise was cancelled due to my pending lung transplant. Our next scheduled trip is a Panama Canal transit in November, 2015. As always, Sally takes great care of us, and we will continue to rely on her wonderful expertise.
Helpful and knowledgeable
By: disney again
Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015
Sally Shekane was very helpful with our trip to Disney and offered her help on many of the details that are necessary for a well planned trip. We will use her again
By: Es 8
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2015
The service of Mrs sally Shekane was as always excellence. She is very professional , efficient .
Sally is a really good agent
Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015
Sally did a great job. She has to put up with a lot of ups and downs that we cause but she does so gracefully and in a caring way. it is great to have her in our corner. We have always had a great relationship with Sally and she has always come through for us. We have recommended friends who are also very satisfied with the services she provides. Highly recommend her.
She is Awesome
Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2015
Sally is the best Agent in the universe. Great attention to details, anxious to share my experience. She has been my Travel Consultant 15 Years.
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2015
Sally did a wonderful job in organizing our cruise. I would certainly recommend to use her services. Thank you Sally for a job well done.
helpful,prompt and friendly
Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015
Trip was lovely. Help from Sally with reservations and getting the room we wanted added to our enjoyment.
Expert and friendly
Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015
Sally did a great job incorporating our cruise and subsequent land tour of Italy. We had the best trip of our lives on our 18 day vacation.
Very professional and nice
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015
Sally was very helpful in preparing our trip. Her recommendations were spot on for selecting the ship cabins and choosing excursions. Her attention to details was exceptional. We would use her service again.
Professional, friendly service
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2015
Sally has helped us with travel arrangements for about 10 years, and she never fails to deliver. We have received excellent advice and service from her many years in the business. She gets us the best available rooms, flights, and trips, for the best price. She goes above and beyond...always arranges something a little special for us. We highly recommend Sally for your next trip.
Service was great as always
By: Artie & Betty
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015
Had a nice time. The beach people were friendly and found a nice spot for us every day even with a crowed hotel for the fourth of July.
Well planned trips!!!!!
Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2015
We so like working with Sally. Every trip she has done for us for us has always been well planned. She is a lovely person to be with and she takes her time to make sure all is well.
Expert and wonderful friendly service
By: Penny and Bill
Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2015
We feel completely confident when Sally looks after our vacation plans. She remembers everything and it is such a pleasure knowing that we can sit back and relax without any concerns. We had a bad experience once before with another agent and so we are doubly grateful for Sally. She is patient and explains everything to us. She remembers our likes and dislikes and is able to guide us as we make decisions as to where we go and what we want to do. Sally is the best and it is a pleasure to write a recommendation for her.
Expert travel advice
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2015
The tour which was recommended by Sally was excellent. The itinerary, the hotels, the transportation were all top level. The Tauck guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be with. I certainly would recommend Sally to anyone as she knows her business.
Sally's the best!,,
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015
Sally always provides us with excellent service in a friendly and efficient manner!
Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015
The trip went smoothly. Sally picked a perfect stateroom on the ship, quiet and convenient to everything. She is a pleasure to work with.
Excellent friendly servicer
Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2015
Sally is knowledge and a pleasure to work with! She is especially helpful in choosing hotels for us to stay out. We also enjoy the Virtuoso amenities.
Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2015
Sally was great to work with. Attentive and thorough
Western Europe & the Med
Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2015
Sally, our travel agent did a great job of getting the cabin we wanted and followed up on all of our requests. Our Trip was land travel in Ireland and England, Followed by a 22 day cruise on Crysta, and ending with a week in Romel. All of the arrangement we made were as planned, except for a rental car agreement which was not honored. I made the agreement myself, I should have used Sally.
Really good effort
Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015
Sally did a good job with us in finding a cruise to replace on we cancelled. The one she found dropped right into the vacant slot. Good job.
Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2019
Very eager to answer questions, and availability when we needed an answer.
Help with travel
Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2019
She is very professional, detail oriented, always helpful.
Professional, thorough and friendly
Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015
Sally has always been a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable on various itineraries and always provides excellent service. She follows up on a timely basis, has attention to detail and always has the client's best interests in mind. Feel very confident that everything she has arranged for us will be perfect. Will continue to use her for our future trips.
Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2015
Sally has been helpful, and respond with time fashion! Thank you!
Sally's The Best!!!
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015
We've had the pleasure of working with Sally for over eight years. During this time she has planned both land trips and cruises. In each case, she has always provided us with excellent, friendly service. Even when I make her crazy, Sally always laughs and smiles!! Sally, What Can I Say--You're The Best!!
Simply the best
Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015
Even though I live in Pittsburgh and winter in Boca Sally is my agent of choice. There is no travel agent in Pittsburgh that can compare to her in work ethic and knowledge. She was most helpful in planning my recent Crystal cruise and found the tours off the ship that she knew I would enjoy. This is my second Crystal cruise and I have already booked one for next year to Alaska taking my family with me. As long as I am ambulatory and able to travel I will book tours with no one but Sally. Virtuoso is fortunate to have someone like Sally working for them. She makes certain everything is correct and will work on your trip until you are satisfied.
Great agent....detail oriented
Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015
I have been using Sally Shekane as a Travel Consultant for a number of years now. She is very efficient, courteous, patient and pays close attention to detail. I am especially impressed with the way she will actually call a Hotel in Europe if there is a question, rather than just write an email. A great agent....very, very satisfied.
Super responsive and friendly service
Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2015
Sally is a sweet and friendly lady, she was always responsive to my question via phone and email. She helped me choose the right cruise for us and was happy to advise and help regarding the excursions, the hotels and the ship's restaurants. She booked for us the spa treatments and helped us with our requested upgrades of air travel. She made sure my dietery limitations were met on the flights and that the shio's crew was notified about them. Everything worked out to our full satisfaction. I wouldn't hasitate to recommend her to our friends and use her travel services again.
Sally offered EXCELLENT service!
Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015
Our journey through the Champagne region of France was IMPEC! Perfect! Sally helped us obtain the perfect rooms and dinners and amenities. Even the car rental went extremely smoothly. Our visit to Chantilly was delightful and the location of Auberge au jeu paume was fabulous. A must-do. Our room was beautifully located with a large balcony overlooking a gorgeous garden, which is part of the Castle. La piece de resistance was Les Crayeres. There are not enough superlatives to describe the service, the ambiance, the luxury, the food. Just, "wow". On a scale of 1-10, this hotel and restaurant rate a 15! Our "empress" room was fit for a queen. ( La Courcelles was a bit stuffy and somber for us, but it was great for our first day's rest and stop- perfect distance from CDG.) All in all, a perfectly planned and executed journey, and to top it off, the weather was excellent! Thank you, Sally, for working so diligently for us! We will certainly recommend you to friends
Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015
Service Excellent service ,food very good friendly employees,great optional tours very good Entertainment poor,two specialty. restaurants average but one restaurant in buffet area, no ambiance not worth 25.00
The best personalized care!!
Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2016
Sally is the best! We took our first family vacation with our new generation of married children and 4 little grandchildren. Sally planned a Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Oasis and it was fabulous!! She made show reservations on the perfect days and appropriate times. She saw to it that our cabins were on the most convenient deck for all of the activities...Deck 6...one floor above the Royal Promenade and the same floor as the Carousel and Aqua Theater for the children. She called us a couple of days before we left to make sure everything was in order and called us when we returned to see how everything went. We all work together in our family business and don't take much time off so it is very important to us to have someone like Sally that can take care of every detail so that we can all enjoy our time together. Sally made our first family vacation as grandparents one we will always treasure!
The Perfect Vacation
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016
Sally provided excellent service planning a trip for our complicated large family. She suggested the perfect hotel, arranged all the rooms as well as helping with dinner reservations, spa treatments, and a private area on the beach which was set up for us daily. We were 21 people ranging in age from a 1 year old, to a 73 year old. The group consisted of 3 babies, 7 adolescents of various ages and 12 adults. Sally was responsive to all our needs, arranged the trip through group sales, and was responsible and responsive in all areas. We will definitely ask her to help us again and will recommend her to friends and relatives.
Best Travel Agent
Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2016
Sally continues to be an extremely reliable agent. Every experience we have had with her has been successful and resulted in a good experience for us. The Cruise on Oceana Riviera was planned well and all of our arrangements were handled by Sally. She was really impressive because we changed our accommodations from a cabin to a suite a few days before sailing. She worked all the details out with the ship expertly. The suite was comfortable , extremely well appointed , and the ship services were superior and well worth the extra money we spent. I don't know of any other agent who could have worked out all the details without any errors as she did. In summary , we had a very enjoyable vacation and a large part of the reason for this conclusion result from Sally's efforts on our behalf. When we travel again , we would not consider anyone else as the person to recommend how to accomplish our vacation goals. We like and respect her opinions very much
nice dinning room
Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2016
This was a very short cruise. I was not thrilled by this Princess trip. We had a lot of rain. The food was good and I think the extremely obese people on this cruise just came to eat. I began to call it the Fat ship. The amenities that I am used to did not exist. Sally is not at fault as this was on the only time that I was able to go. Sally always comes through and is always so helpful. I am waiting to go on a cruise with the groups she takes. Annyb
Was a dream out of our imagination,
Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016
This was one of the best trip we ever had, every thing was over our expectation. Boat, ambiance, service, food quality and presentation. Activity, shows and entertainment. Never book a cruise without a balcony? Thank you Sally for taking care of all details and make us have a second honeymoon Comments: Need to have the menu posted at the door of every restaurant for sure we are planing for a second cruise soon . Thank you
Excellent service and attention to details
By: 50th Anniversary Honeymooners!
Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2016
Sally did a wonderful job helping us plan our 50th wedding anniversary trip. We planned a Crystal Big Band Atlantic Ocean repositioning cruise, but I made a mistake with our return airline flight. Sally caught the airline flight error, so we had to go with plan B. We were able to get a full refund from Crystal and had time to make another plan. Plan B included 3 nights in Paris, 3 nights in Prague, an Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube, 1 extra night in Budapest, then back to Paris for 3 nights. The Uniworld River Cruise on the River Beatrice was exceptional, the staff, the food and the itinerary. Sally and I worked together as a team and came up with a fantastic trip for our 50th wedding anniversary. Sally is excellent about returning your calls or emails and her follow through is exceptional. She is truly concerned for your happiness and welfare. Thank you Sally!
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016
Very helpful and organized in planning a wonderful trip and cruise!
A Travel Pro
Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016
Sally has been there and done that so she knows what to tell us. She was very thorough and went the extra distance to get us answers on special features. We will be back Sally.
Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016
Our cruise on the Oceana Adriatic Splendors, was very enjoyable. The ship, as always, was wonderful. We have traveled extensively with Sally, and are always extremely satisfied with her recommendations. she is attentive and very helpful with the trip including arrangements before and after, If a problem should arise she is quick to respond and always manages to solve it. We wouldn't even think about using another travel agent. Sally is the best!!
The Best in the Business
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2016
Sally Shekane can not be surpassed in knowledge, diligence, friendliness nor responsiveness. She is the ultimate travel professional. What truly sets her apart is her commitment to her clients and willingness to always go above and beyond for them. Anyone seeking a worry free trip should not hesitate to work with Sally. After booking many trips through Sally, I never fail to appreciate the quality of her contacts, experience in virtually all destinations and attention to every minute detail. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of working with her is that she has a bubbly personality that is combined with her competence. It's a hard combination to find these days. We usually travel as a large family and she is attuned to the needs of everyone whether they are age 6 or 80. We always feel that we are in excellent hands from start to finish. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016
Sally was right on top of things. Her follow up before and after the cruise was great! I highly recommend her to plan your trip.
Expert Friendly Service
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2016
We had an excellent experience with Sally Shekane at Unique Travel in Delray Beach Fl. This was our first time working with a Virtuoso agent and everything was expertly taken care of for us. The perks she offered through Virtuoso were as good, if not better as those we have received with American Express in the past. Looking forward to planning our next trip with Sally!
Expert Friendly Service
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016
From start to finish Sally was great. She helped us make a decision and we didn't have to think about a thing. She took care of it all!
An Expert Tour Planner!
Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2016
My wife and I have taken two trips that were put together by Sally Shekane. She was fabulous! The first was a cruise out of Miami. She found a great ship, made sure that we had the most comfortable cabin and helped plan the land portion of the voyage. Her knowledge of the different cruise lines and their ships was awesome! The second vacation was a trip to Scotland. Again she was full of excellent ideas in planning the itinerary, and managed to find great hotels and restaurants as well as coming up with the ideal itinerary. We both highly highly recommend her. Sally is a 5-star travel agent!
Great family cruise to Bermuda
Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2016
Sally arranged a trip for 3 generations of our family, ages 4 - 65, on a new ship, and it turned out great. She was able to book dining, entertainment, and shore excursions when we couldn't do it online, and was able to navigate the difficult Anthem of the Seas arrangements for all of us. This trip wouldn't have happened without Sally's competent, friendly, timely, and patient efforts on our behalf. We wouldn't consider taking a trip without Sally's guidance and help. We highly recommend her!
The Best Trip in my Life
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016
All I can say is THANKS, SALLY. This was the best trip in my life. I would highly recommend you, and will plan any other exotic trips with you. I can't say enough great things. Thanks again for all of your hard work.
Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2016
Barcelona to Dubai, 23 day cruise by Regent Had a great time the full 23 days! Virtuoso gave extra shipboard credit and food allowance at Majestic Hotel in Barcelona, which was great! Also we met the hosts and The Virtuoso Group of travelers on the ship so we made more friends.There was unique Virtuoso on-board activities we enjoyed too. The location of Majestic Hotel is chic, was told it is the new chic area of Barcelona. In Dubai, we stayed at The Taj, which was excellent. If anything I want to do better, is to have more knowledge which excursion to take before leaving home, and the credit/ benefits offered by Virtuoso. It was a bit confusing.
Escape to the Caribbean
By: Dr. L
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2017
Ms. Shekane made all of our arrangements for a Crystal Cruise - "Bourbon Street to South Beach," last month. She had first hand knowledge of the cruise because she had been on it in the past with Virtuoso. She told us what would be worthwhile and what was not. She also was helpful in selecting the cabin. During the time between our making the reservation and our departure I called Sally multiple times. She was always knowledgeable and professional in answering my questions. My wife and I had a wonderful time on the cruise. I think Sally even made the weather cooperate.
Fabulous Trip Planned by Sally
Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2017
Sally arranged our cruise for us....From booking the ship to all the show, dinner, etc. Everything was perfect. We had a detailed itinerary in our hands and knew where to be each day and night!! We booked our next cruise right on the ship and made sure that Sally would get the credit if we did it. We love how Sally makes everything so easy for us especially on such a large ship!! She's fabulous to work with and is always pleasant to deal with. We love our travel agent!!!! We can't wait to start working on our next cruise with Sally.
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017
Excellent She is very thourogh and extremely helpful The best ever
Review of Sally
Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2017
I have always had nothing but the best of help in working with Sally and many years. Thank you Sally!
Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017
Very professional and on top ad all the details. We would work with her again.
Another wonderful trip planned by sally
Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017
Last year Alaska, this year Hawaii. Sally works so diligently to make sure every detail is in place so when I go on my trip, nothing goes wrong. She picked hotels I loved. The plane connections were perfect. Aside from doing her job so well, sally is so easy to work with. She is always there when you need her and will andwer all your questions. I wish I were younger so I could have more years left to travel with Sally's guidance. BUT I am going to use my walkable years and am now planning my next trip with Sally. Whatever I choose, I will know the journey will be fantastic
Our Disney Cruise trip
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017
Sally is so detailed oriented, very pleasant and professional , as always it was a pleasure to work with her.
Professional, Diligent, Responsive and Friendly!
Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2017
Sally is the best ! She provides excellent service, is very knowledgeable and always takes very good care of us in all our travel needs and desires. A pleasure to work with. Recommend her highly!
Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017
Easy to work with and. Very knowledgeable
Cruise to Alaska
Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017
Sally was great individual to work with. We have not been traveling the last several years but she treated us as if we were her best customer. Arrangements were perfect and she also arranged for wheelchair transport in each airport for my wife. This was a huge help to us. The excursions she suggested were perfect for us since my wife hurt her knee and was unable to do any real walking.
She's the best!
Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017
Sally is always a pleasure to work with. She knows we make our vacation plans last minute and yet she manages to arrange exactly what we like.
Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017
As always, Sally provides the most friendly, professional and thorough service. We value her suggestions. Every tour, hotel, ship etc she has ever planned for us has been outstanding. Thanks so much Sally--you're the best!
Terrific Vacation and Wonderful Planning
Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017
We really appreciated Sally's quick responses to our questions. She took care of every detail and we had a worry free experience. She was recommended by friends and I would highly recommend her based on her dealings with us.
Sally Shehane at Unique Travel
By: Pat P
Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017
Sally Shehane was awesome. She planned our Rocky Mountaineer trip which we took in September. Everything was wonderful and she planned every detail of the trip beautifully. She followed up with us when we returned to make sure that everything was satisfactory. I would recommend Sally to anyone taking a trip of any kind and I look forward to working with her again when we plan our next trip!
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017
Overall, quite easy. I just provided her with the details and she went ahead and booked the rooms. Sally took her time to call the hotel to make sure that the property would know my preferences.
Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017
Sally is great and that is why we continue to use her. She's professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
Travels With Sally Shekane
Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017
On a scale of 1-10, Sally is a 10plus!!! We've been working with Sally for 15 years!! Anything from a hotel reservation to a cruise to a land tour, even an African Safari, Sally is your girl!!
Boston to Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017
Sally did a great job getting us an excellent cabin and paperwork for the cruise
Cruise on the Paul Gauguin
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017
Sally was helpful to us in setting up our cruise on Paul Gauguin. We had some issues in receiving our documents a week before the cruise and she worked to make sure they were expedited to us. This trip was for our honeymoon and we didn’t have to worry about the planning while also planning the wedding.
She’s the Best!
Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017
Having worked with Sally for about 17 years, it's clear that she knows what she's doing. At times, she seems nothing short of magical. This most recent cruise was no exception, and I can't recommend her enough. In short, she gets i!
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2017
Very knowledgeable and was easy to work with
She is the best!
By: Boca Lady
Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018
Working with Sally was wonderful. She handled everything with professionalism and great care. Sally answered all of my numerous questions and always responded quickly and accurately. She was genuinely interested in providing her expertise so that I would have the most enjoyable experience. Which I did!
Professional travel agent
By: West Carib trip
Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018
Sally is knowledgeable and a joy yo work with.
Rancho La Purta
Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018
Great. I have recommended her to friends
Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018
Sally was customer focused and open to doing what she could to create the specifics of the trip we wanted to take. Very helpful.
Sally Shekane Review
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018
Sally was excellent! She was very responsive and was able to help book our hotel with huge savings. Highly recommended.
2018 World Cruise
Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018
Sally Shekane is absolutely amazing! Her attention to detail is beyond expectations! :-)
Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018
Sally is an excellent agent. Very well organized and very knowledgeable about cruise & airline information. She was able to get good rates for both my cruise & airline fares and was always available when there were questions. She also prepared copies of all needed documents & visas. Sally was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018
Sally has been helping us with vacations for over 15 years, and we can't be happier. She goes out of her way to help us find the right trip, adventure, and amenities. We've got two trips in the works at the moment, and she's on top of them both. If you're looking for an excellent travel advisor, I recommend Sally.
Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018
She is knowledgeable and well informed. Follows thru with details
Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018
Sally has been helping us plan our cruises for over 15 years. She works hard to make sure our travels go smoothly. Very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to our calls and emails. Thank you, Sally!
Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018
Sally was great! Took care of everything for us and was very nice and easy to work with!
Iceland Fire and Ice
Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018
Sally is an amazing agent. She goes above and beyond to be sure that everything experience on the trip is perfect. This was the second trip we took under Sally’s guidance. The first was to Russia which was an unbelievable experience that we didn’t think we could ever top. For this trip, we were looking for a different experience in Iceland and Sally did all of the research to help us find our winter trip that meet the needs of all four of my family. This was a special trip for my birthday, our 30 anniversary and sharing this vacation with my adult daughter and her boyfriend Traveling to Iceland with International Expeditions was amazing. It was the best vacation we have ever taken exploring Iceland in ways that few others can. I would highly recommend Sally and am looking forward to planning our next experience with her!
Quite an Asian adventure
By: FL traveler
Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018
Sally is great to work with. I know that she will always pick up the phone and return my emails, quickly. She tries her hardest to meet our needs. She is wonderful at follow up.
Outstanding travel advisor
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018
I have been working with Sally as my travel agent for over 20 years she has always provided excellent service and excellent ideas and suggestions.
Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018
Sally is a very caring individual and works hard to organize your trip and accommodate your needs. She is always accessible and very pleasant.
Wonderful Travel Agent; WonderfulTrip!
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018
She was very easy to deal with and accessible. There was a lotof attention to detail. Because of her we had "smooth sailing" during our entire 18 day cruise.
don't know what this means
Reviewed on: 07 May 2018
Sally is very prompt to check information and get back to you
Reviewed on: 25 May 2018
As always, Sally helped us plan a wonderful cruise. This time she was especially helpful in planning the shore excursions. Sally gave us good advice on the choices. When two of our choices were canceled by the operators, Sally notified us right away and quickly booked excellent alternatives. Thank you, Sally!
Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018
Everything was seamless and organized - the hotels were adequate - The location of the hotel in Dublin was less than optimal. We would have preferred closer to the city center.
By: Speedy orange car
Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018
Sally was great. She made our stay at the Four Seasons Anguilla extra special with her expertise!
Sally is a true professional
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018
Sally listened to the type of trip I was trying plan, understood my needs, and planned and executed a flawless vacation. She answered every question promptly and gave great advice and recommendations. She is a true professional. And she is sweet. Highly recommended.
Simply the Best
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018
Working with Sally was a wonderful experience. She was so knowledgeable about the itinerary we wanted. She took care of the all the details and eliminated the stress from mistakes we could have made without her excellent guidance. Every day was perfectly planned. She made sure the airline knew I needed a wheelchair to get through the airport on our initial arrival. When we landed in London, the wheelchair was waiting with my name to take us through customs and baggage. What a pleasure without any hassles or aggravation. All of the tours were efficiently taken care of. She arranged a private guide and driver who were so efficient and experienced and made our 3 day visit to St Petersburg an adventure we’ll never forget. We’ll never forget this magnificent experience and Salley Shekane was responsible. She’s the BEST.
First cruise on Crystal
Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018
Sally is fantastic! This was our first time cruising on Crystal. Sally listened to our preferences and worked with us to plan a truly memorable vacation. She kept us informed about pricing deals and got us an exceptional rate including stateroom credits and a lovely veranda stateroom. She kept us updated on shore excursions and shipboard amenities prior to the trip. Sally always had time for my e-mails and calls and answered all of my questions. We already booked another Crystal cruise through her!
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018
Excellent. Sally coordinated both ends of transportation(arrival and departure), neither of which were the standard. She kept in contact with us and made sure everything was being done properlly
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018
Excellent Sally is very professional and caring and knows exactly what we want the words to describe Sally is super super excellent She will go out of her way to try to please and very important if we have a question at any day including Saturday us or Sunday she will return the call On a scale of 1 to 10 I recommend Sally a 20
Boca Raton’s Best Travel Agent
Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018
If you’re looking for a great all around travel agent, Sally is your girl. From your smallest needs to a luxury vacation, whether it be cruising or land adventures, call Sally. You won’t be sorry!
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018
Very knowledgeable and caring. Was able to make last minute adjustments to our trip
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018
As always, Sally exhibits true professionalism at every turn. She has been our trusted travel professional for over 17 years, and we wouldn't think of making travel plans without her able assistance. On this particular cruise, Sally exceeded her typically attentive service by securing for us an unexpected, complimentary upgrade to a larger, considerably more comfortable suite. Our sincere thanks go out to Sally for once again going above and beyond. She's the BEST!
Sally Shekane is a true travel professional.
By: The Dude
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018
Sally has planned three trips for me, and every one of them has been a wonderful experience. I consider myself to be a fairly savvy travel planner, but being able to turn everything over to Sally takes the stress out. Sally handles all of the details--including making suggestions about how to maximize the trip--and all I have to do is enjoy the adventure! Sally is also a warm, compassionate person. It was several years between the first and second trips that Sally planned for me, but she made me feel as though we had never been out of touch. I love working with her.
By: Edward Cohen
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018
Sally did a great job in putting the trip together. Everything that was planned came together without a hitch. The recommendations she made were perfect. Excellent job.
RC Europe Cruise Oct 2018
Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018
good to work with her.
Sally is super
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018
Sally is the best ; she works diligently for you and with you. She always has time for you. I needed a train from Madrid to barcelona and it was difficult but Sally did it. I live in Pittsburgh pa and even though I am in Florida for 4 and a half month I would never use another travel agent. I have two more trips planned for 2019 and Sally is working on them for me as I write this.
She's the BEST!
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018
After some 18 years letting Sally handle our travel needs, she once again exceeded our expectations. It was our first trip to Cuba, so much preparation was required, and Sally was always there to answer our questions and offer her seasoned advice. I can't recommend her enough! She's simply the BEST!
Using Sally Shekane as travel agent
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019
Working with Sally is the very best . She always gives good advise and you can be sure what ever she does will be very helpful !
Sally still is the best
Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2019
Sally does everything a travel agent should do. She is organized always available and is able to give good advice I trust her. Even though Florida is not my primary residence, I still use sally as my agent
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By: Rose B
Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019
This was my first experience working with Sally Shekane. We booked two different cruises. Just back from the first. I am not an easy client as I have some medical issues that require special accommodations in order to travel. Sally went the extra mile and worked hard with the cruise lines to make the journey possible. Sally responds quickly to calls and emails. She is warm, caring, sharing, and easy to talk to. She takes the time to get to know her clients, their preferences and needs. We have already, & would continue to recommend her to our friends. Thank You
Sally took care of everything!
Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019
This is the Fifth time Sally Shekane has arranged a vacation for us and I would never go anywhere else. Every detail was discussed and arranged perfectly. This was an amazing cruise on Crystal Cruise in New Zealand ending in Sydney Australia. Sally was the very best once again.
Reviewed on: 21 May 2019
Sally is a lovely and very caring travel agent.
Planned a wonderful vacation
Reviewed on: 24 May 2019
Sally is wonderful. She always has wonderful suggestions and makes things happen. She goes above & beyond!
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