Marian Blessing CTA, CTC, DS

Ormond Beach, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Honeymoons
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours

  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United States - All
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Over a 30-year career in the travel industry, including 19 years as a travel agency owner, I have been fortunate to travel extensively myself which helps in planning complex itineraries for my clients. I have great pride in taking a client’s idea to the next level to offer an itinerary beyond their expectations.

In addition to the more complex itineraries for all travelers, my area of expertise includes women's travel. Each year, I organize two to three escorted trips for woman who would otherwise be reluctant to travel on their own. Whether a quick girls weekend getaway to historic Savannah, Ga., or nine days in Switzerland/Bavaria, women enjoy the camaraderie as well as freedom to try new adventures together. Currently, I am working on a trip to Britain with Insight Vacations for September 2020.

I am an Aussie Specialist, having taken many courses from the Australian Tourist Board, as well as visiting Australia myself. I am also a 100% Pure New Zealand specialist and have visited New Zealand.

Europe is another favorite area to help my clients explore. Whether you are interested in the historical sites, the state of the art new-age sites, food and wine, art and music, or the adventure side of Europe, there is always something new to explore.

My goal when working with clients is to help them plan a vacation that they will rave about and remember for all of the right reasons.


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My agent, My friend.

By: BG

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2013

The trip to Africa had to changed over and over and Marian did all the changes with a smile (Did you ever get a chance to see her smile? You should, if you never did). . Two days before our trip, a fire broke out in Nairobi's International airport and the terminal was gutted. Marian called us at our hotel at 9 in the morning. That means she woke up at 3 in the morning Eastern Time to reassure us. How many agents wake up that early to comfort their clients?



Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013


By: Lewey

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2013

Marian is pleasant to deal with and handled both our trip and our cruise very well.

Excellent, thoughtful and helpful cruise and more help

By: Bill27

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Marian has been a joy to work with. She has offered options, suggested hotels and more and even been considerate of other family members. She is both a professional and a true lady in all respects. I would not hesitate to commend her to serve others. She has even advised of free benefits and other pluses we would not have discovered on our own.

Highly recommended


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2013

Marian is a true professional, meets her clients well, considers their likes and wishes, makes an effort to accommodate them, has excellent suggestions and resources. Our trip came off without a hitch. It was a pleasure to work with her.

great cruise

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2013

Everyfhing was excellent. Boarding was fast and off boarding was very good. Our room was excellent. Some of the crew members were exceptional (Michael/ Sebastian and many others.

Marian is the BEST!!

By: John W

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

Marian helped us plan and execute our second trip to Italy followed by a cruise from Venice to the Greek Isles, Istanbul and back. It was a marvelous trip and it would not have been so enjoyable had we not taken Marian's advice on the details. She purchased the train tickets, made hotel reservations, got us a private car ride to Stressa in the Lake district, reserved a gondola ride in Venice and arranged participation in a Collette Tour of Northern Italy ... it was marvelous to say the least!


By: Stevie Poo

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Prompt, knowledgeable, and courteous as always. Finds good values and always follows-up.

A for Customer Service !!

By: Travel dreams

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Marian is always responsive to my requests and needs. She listens well and makes recommendations that meet my desires based on her knowledge and experience. I have recommended her to friends who have utilized her expertise and also have been pleased with her work.

Marian is a real professional and we enjoy working with her.

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2013

Marian has helped us plan three vacations. She has learned what is important to us, because unlike many service providers, she actually listens to what we say. She also makes great suggestions, and each time we are glad that we listened. Marian always asks for feedback after our trip, which is very important. Hard to imagine planning a trip without her help!

Strongly recommend

By: Kerm

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2013

We were pleased with the arrangments Marion completed for us and our group. Dining reservations were also completed for the group and the time was excellent and what was requested. Marion responded in a prompt and timely manner to repeated requests for information. We do not hesitate to recommend her and her services.

Highly Recommended

By: Russ88

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

My wife and I went on a trip of a life time to Hawaii, for our very belated honeymoon. Marian Blessing helped us plan every detail, and she set up everything ahead of time for us. Her suggestions were spot on, and her attitude was outstanding in her willingness to make sure we had a great trip. We are very grateful that we were able to have her help with planning this trip. It was the best vacation we have ever gone on.

Best cruise we have ever taken.

By: GC

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

The cruise was just great. The spa package was the best. Both my wife and I enjoyed it. The food was wonderful. We liked the speciality restaurants. Our balcony room was spacious. For all of my future cruises I will always get a balcony room. There will be many trips in our future.

Highly Recommended

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2013

Marian is a highly competent travel professional. She has booked three major trips for us over the last four years, each involving a cruise. Our journeys took us to Istanbul, the Aegean and the Greek islands; the Mediterranean and various ports of call in Italy and France; and the Adriatic starting in Venice with stops in Croatia and Montenegro. All of the reservations she made for us were flawless. She did a great job.

highly recommend

By: Cheryl

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Our trip went very smoothly. Champagne was delivered to wedding couple timely. All options were discussed with Marian and choices were set up correctly. Marian is a MUST. My husband I have booked another cruise with Marian, a river cruise which is coming up in December.

highly recommended

By: m

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Excellent--very efficient, accommodating, and knowledgeable.

Highly Recommended

By: Fred & Diana

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

We took a trip to Hawaii and Marian did a great job guiding us along the way. It was a once in a lifetime experience and we LOVED it. On the cruise ship we were in the perfect cabin to watch the volcanos at night. We could sit on our balcony and hear the narration. It was outstanding! Thank you Marian.

The One to Go To

By: apd148

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2013

If you're planning a trip, Marian is the one you want to go to. She provided quick responses to all my (many!) questions, and her hotel recommendations were spot on. Fortunately, she keeps better records than I do, and could help me locate travel information that I had misplaced. I also had the opportunity to see her concern for her clients first hand, and she worries about all of them until she knows they're home safely.

Highly recommended

By: SillyWort

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

The trip was everything that Marian had described plus more. Would do again.

A Very Cool Trip

By: Gregconnie

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2014

Our travel agent gave us a great trip and a great experience. She set up our plane schedule, selected seats and gave us good advice. She contacted the hotel and arranged for an upgrade in our room. Because of Virtuoso we had a free breakfast every morning. They were great and the service was exceptional. Virtuoso also gave us a $100 credit to spend on a meal and we did. It was wonderful. My wife thought everything was perfect and that made me very happy. We will return to Quebec.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2014

Marian has always been very helpful. She helps me with the details. She always seems to have time for us.

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: Dolly and Grace

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

Marian Blessing is wonderful. She is very personable and great at her job. We (four of us) had an awesome time. Thank you Marian.

Wonderful staff

By: Higgy

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2014

Smooth sailing, figuatively and literally. Crystal staff was the, best we have encountered on any cruise.

Excellent as always!

By: Stevie

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2014

Starting with the best airfares and appropriate accommodations to the many details for a trouble-free trip, Marian's knowledge and follow-through are all you could hope for. Our up-coming six week trip to New Zealand and Australia required many arrangements, that have been expertly handled.

Highly Recommend

By: Hutch

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

Marian always gives fast and excellent service.  She is someone you can count on to satisfy any of your travel needs.

Western Caribbean cruise on Ryndam

By: Fred and Hannie

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

Our recent cruise aboard the Holland American ship Ryndam was wonderful, as have been all of our cruises with Holland American line.  As usual, Marian Blessing did a fantastic job in making our reservations and getting us a really nice cabin.  Marian always does a wonderful job for us, and we would recommend her to anyone planning a vacation.

Highest Recommendation!!!

By: SB

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Marian has been planning ALL of our family trips since our honeymoon to Greece in 2008! She is so easy to work with and every trip has far exceeded our expectations. We are last minute planners and Marian has exceptional patience working with us and all of our requests and questions.  She really goes the extra mile to make sure every detail of our trip is in place whether it has just been my husband and I or our entire extended family.  When we missed our flight due to a terrible accident, we just called her and she rebooked us another flight out. She suggests terrific hotels and things to do in each place.  More than anything she adds wonderful personal touch to each trip.  Our friends and family have also used her to plan their big trips and have been so pleased.To us Marian is a friend and we are always so thankful each vacation we go on that we used her to plan our memorable trips!

Highly recommended

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

This was an incredible trip and we loved every minute of it! Insight is a great tour group and our tour guide was the best! We can't tell you about Morocco because we can't put this beautiful country into words. 

Very Highly Recommended

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 19 May 2014

Marian Blessing has helped my wife and I with numerous travel plans. On each occasion, we first share with Marian what we generally have in mind. Marian then "works her magic" and presents options for us to consider. Over the years, she has learned what we like and don't like, and she listens...both very important to us. She has the experience and expertise to check out the details, which I would not think about, nor have the time or interest in doing. Marian is a pleasure to work with, and we can't imagine planning our next adventure without her.

Marian is fantastic!

By: SB & TB

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2014

Marian was responsive, quick, and a pleasure to work with! She took the stress out of planning and created the perfect honeymoon for us. We couldn't have been happier!

Highly recommended

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2014

Marian did a superb job of planning and coordinating our West Coast vacation...all the accommodations were absolutely wonderful and our itinerary was planned out to a tee...the scenery was gorgeous...I would definitely recommend her services to others...

A wonderful partner

By: jo7548

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2014

My group of 3 couples visited Marian to help plan our trip to Alaska - we gave her our criteria and she delivered above our expectations. She is so pleasant to work with - always looking out for her client - i would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her. She knows her craft and is always on the hunt for the best prices. You can't go wrong with Marian

Very professional

By: Lovethistriptoirelandwithmarion

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

Hi marion......Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip with hubby. I can,t thank you and Mary enough for all your hard work. I still laugh when I think of some of our escapades. I loved ireland and now have a totally different perspective if the country and people. My only comment would be a slightly slower pace. I know you wanted to give us the most for our money. It was just hard for me with my medical issues and I learned that my next trip needs to be slower. You are a very special gal and I wish the best. Lol to the girls on the 4th. Sonnie

A true professional with a delightful, caring personality.

By: Glory

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

My trip to Ireland was a wonderful experience and chocked full of fun-filled adventures. Being a single women and rooming alone, I was a bit apprehensive as to how I would acclimate with people I had never met. It was amazing how we all bonded in a heartbeat and truly enjoyed sharing this adventure together. I beieve this was because Marian Blessing went above and beyond to make sure everybody in our group was included. I would book another trip with Marian and Odyssey Travel in a heartbeat and recommend your agency to one and all. Thank you.

Marian Blessing Advisor

By: Jose Carrelha and Josephine Rossi

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

We had a wonderful Viking River Cruise on the River Douro in Portugal It was a pleasure to work with Marian Blessing, she is very Knowledgeable, courteous and she always knows what we llike. We are looking forward to working with her for yet another great trip Josephine Rossi and Jose Carrelha

Great Trip!!!

By: "G"

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

Fantastic trip!!! Savannah-St Simons-Jekyll-Beaufort-Parris Island--Oh MY!!! Marion, "You are the Best"!! Thank you for all the fun!! Couldn't have been better!! I highly reccomend your tours to everyone!!! There was "Never a dull moment"!! Bus driver "Steve" was also so fun & informative. Great price!

Outstanding tour director!

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2014

Marian not only conducts an interesting tour but she does "extra" nice things that no one expected. For instance, she invites everyone to join her in the lobby in the evening for a glass of wine or a night cap. This really helps everyone to get to know each other. And at breakfast, she visits various tables to say good morning. She is firm with people who are consistently late, but is always nice about it. My only suggestion would be about communication. Instead of announcing what time everyone should be back on the bus or exactly where the bus would be (usually where it dropped us off, but not always) while we were all still on the bus, we would hear sometimes three different times: from the bus driver, from Marian, and from the guest tour guide. That was the only confusion I experienced. But I loved Marian's tour and would take another one some day.

Odyssey Travel, Ormond Beach

By: Louise

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2014

I really enjoyed the trip, despite the delay in leaving due to an a/c problem. Only complaint I have is the dinner at Johnny Harris' which was awful and left me hungry; lukewarm food, tough meat, NO meat on the chicken (only skin and bones, really!) and rolls hard enough to play baseball with. Entertainment was fun, though. Bus driver, Nick, was very entertaining, funny, and accommodating; a real gentleman. Our hostess, Marian Blessing, was truly a blessing. Cool under pressure and always there to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. Our tour guides were excellent and provided much information about the areas. I had a great time and would definitely travel with Marian and Odyssey again. Thank you.

wonderful service, worries free vacation planning

By: jim95

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2014

Working with Marian was easy and enjoyable. If she wasn't available her staff took wonderful messages and she returned call back with problem solved. I will only use them!

Excellent professional service

By: Jordi

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2014

We had the best experience in arranging a trip with Marian Blessing. She provided us with service of excellence in all the steps of the process of preparing for a cruise. Her advice for us was perfect. She took care of all the details of the trip. She took care of the air travel. She got very good seats for us in the airplane. She got a midship cabin for us which is good for my wife who tends to get motion sickness. She took care of all the arrangements for dinner at various times and various restaurants on board and gave us very good advice as to what to do in the different ports of call. In summary, Marian Blessing is the best travel consultant I have ever met. From this point on, we will make all our travel plans and arrangements with her.

Always available, always knowledgeable, always delightful!

By: GB

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

My family and I had a delightful seven night cruise on the Royal Caribbean "Freedom of the Seas." While some of our ports were cut short none of us minded. There was plenty to do on the ship for all ages and we took advantage of it all. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We did have a "problem" the first night at dinner due to the fact that our waiters were not very personable and the service was sub-standard. After dinner, I went to the a Mr. Kenyata Tingling, who was doing the "My Time Dining" reservations and explained to him that I wanted to change tables. I told him I am not a complainer but I did NOT want to spend the next six nights with my family with waiters who I felt were not courteous at all. I explained that I was looking for staff that enjoyed children and had personalties and a good sense of humor. Mr. Tingling was very accommodating and the next night and every night thereafter we were blessed with Debbie Ann Casandra and Oral Osborne. Delightful!

expert friendly service

By: none

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

very good trip. No problems.

A knowledgeable and thoughtful help

By: Bill46

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2015

Marian is a great example of a good person who is thoughtful, considerate of our needs, prompt to reply and has become like a trusted friend. Some trips have had a few issues, but she always shines through and brings resolution, comfort and even sometimes compensation.

Dedicated, flexible, and determined!!!

By: Joe and Marie

Reviewed on: 08 May 2015

Marian, I say, put up with us over a six month period while we were planning our dream vacation to Australia and New Zealand. We made so many changes that she almost re-booked every flight at one time or another. Throughout the ordeal she remained positive and happy to get us what we wanted. Marian really seems to love her job and it comes through in her performance. She works from the office and at home. She never failed to call me back. She was a God send. Unfortunate for her, she did such a great job that we will call her for all future trips!!! :-) Thanks for everything!

Fantastic service

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 02 May 2015

Marion did a great job planning our trip!!! Our family had a very enjoyable time😎 when we had a question, Marion was always ready to answer or would go searching for the answer!. Thank you again so very much!!!

Friendly professional service

By: Punkie1

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Marion was very helpful in putting together many of the details for our latest trip. We were very happy with the hotels she recommended. We plan on contacting her soon to start planning our next trip abroad.


By: maurice

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2016

Very good experience.

Cuba Cruise

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

We didn’t work with Marian this time, we worked with Bea.


By: Fred

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019

Very knowledgeable and helpful


By: Mary

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2019

Very easy and comfortable. Marian is very knowledgeable and a great source of travel information.

What a Blessing!

By: EdLaura

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2016

Our trip to New Zealand and Australia that Marian planned for us was flawlessly planned and an outstanding trip for us! We've worked with Marian for 2 years now and she continues to amaze us with her attention to detail and her care in walking us through the things we'll need to know. Our trip included several days on our own in Auckland before joining our Swain/Trafalgar group. Marian made sure we were in the same hotel and could keep our same rooms throughout our stay in Auckland, even once we joined the group. The flights she arranged worked out beautifully and we had all of the information and documentation we needed to make our stay fun and enjoyable. The tickets to the symphony at the Sydney Opera House were a highlight and we would not have been able to arrange that without her help. She's also assisted a son with his airline arrangements for a flight to England in the recent past. We wouldn't plan a trip anymore without consulting with Marian Blessing!

Marian has never let us down!

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2016

Marian always takes the time to understand what we really want. She gives us various options and answers our questions. If she doesn't have an answer on the spot, she follows up very quickly. Although my wife and I consider ourselves seasoned travelers, we just do not think of everything. We depend on Marian to fill in the blanks. Simply stated, we cannot imagine planning a trip without Marian's help. Over the past few years, she has become our valued and trusted travel advisor and more importantly, our friend! Rex

A+++. Always ahead of our needs!

By: Martha

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

Not only is Marian super competent, she also anticipates issues and opportunities. I cannot imagine taking a cruise without her guidance, advice, insight, and kindness! Many thanks.

Best Vacation Ever!!

By: Louie

Reviewed on: 04 May 2016

Marian Blessing helped me plan a 30th Anniversary trip for my wife and I to a Sandal's Royal Caribbean resort in Jamaica. She asked just the right questions to be able to find the perfect resort and destination that would fit our desired vacation to celebrate this special occasion. We have not traveled in years and needed lots of help (the last time we traveled there were still paper tickets for the airlines!) She was there to help us through each step and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. It was a trip we will hold special memories of for a lifetime and we are so thankful for the wonderful travel agent that made it all possible.


By: Larry

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

My cabin location could not have been better. Look forward to my December cruise.

Very knowledgeable and responsive

By: apd148

Reviewed on: 25 May 2016

Marian scheduled the most amazing trip of our lives. We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and Marian helped us schedule a river cruise from Nice to Paris. Her guidance on which cruise line to use was right on the money, and when we wanted to extend our trip at both the beginning and and of the cruise, she researched hotel options and helped us pick out two of the very nicest hotels we've ever stayed in. She also helped us line up tours conducted by local guides at various locations, and we couldn't have been happier with them. What we especially appreciated was the way Marian stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process. Any questions we had were promptly and thoroughly answered. When it comes to getting the most out of your travel, Marian is the person to go to. We've been fortunate to travel quite a bit over the past 30 years, but we've never found anyone as competent and pleasant to work with as Marian. HIGHLY recommended

Exceptional and professional service

By: jj

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

Trip was wonderful. Every day was an adventure and delight. No glitches and very welcoming and informative vendors

Amazing Trip

By: edanba

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2016

Marian did an outstanding job planning our 3 1/2 week adventure. It went off without a hitch. After spending the first night in Paris at the hi-tech hotel CitizenM/Terminal 3, our group of 5 spent the next week in a home on Utah Beach, taking day trips to the various WWII sites. We then traveled back to Paris and stayed 3 nights at an amazing 3 bedroom apartment in the heart of Paris. Next, we traveled by rail to Nice and boarded the Azamara Quest (that never disappoints) for an amazing 11 day cruising adventure. A port of note was Lisbon/Sintra where we experienced the cities from the perspective of a local tour guide who took us to all his favorite haunts. We will definitely return to Portugal and spend more time exploring the diversity the Lisbon area offers. Fabulous trip, thanks to Marian and the time she spent determining our needs, communicating effectively with various family members from opposite coasts, and helping make one travel companion's bucket list a reality...

Expert detailed planning!

By: Dolly

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016

Marian did a wonderful detailed plan for our eight person family cruise...even with changes and numerous questions from us. Will definitely turn to her for future travels.

Outstanding and best all around

By: Russ

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

Marian Blessing helped us plan the trip of a life time, for a second time. The first trip to Hawaii was 3 years ago, for my wife and I on our belated honeymoon, which Marian also helped us with (it was excellent). This time around, she helped us plan our second trip to Hawaii for my daughter's 16th birthday. She did an incredible job! My wife, daughter and I couldn't have asked for a better trip. Marian is very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of ideas, with lots of additional information so that we could pick the things that meant the most to us. She is very warm and caring, and answered all of our questions. If she didn't know an answer, she did what she needed, to get us the answer (research, phone calls, etc). After our experiences with Marian, my parents plan to work with her for their next vacation. Couldn't be happier! :) She is the best.

Amazing service!

By: Jen93

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

Marian was so helpful in planning the trip and really listened to what we were looking for in the trip before providing recommendations. All of her recommendations were spot on and accommodated our taste as well as our budget. She has great attention to detail and made sure every aspect of the trip was taken care of before we left. I really appreciated the thoughtfulness, as I could sit back and relax knowing everything was taken care of!

Great trip

By: GoneGator

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

As always, Marian came through for us with some great recommendations to make traveling less stressful. We appreciated the arrangements she made for hotel accommodations and parking by the airport - it worked out perfectly. We will go to Marian for all of our future travel plans.


By: Dolly

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

Marian did an awesome job of arranging everything for us for this cruise. Even booked several tours for us. We kept bombarding her with questions and meetings and she was so helpful and patient. This is the third cruise we booked through her and will do so in the future. We consider her our dear friend. Thank you Marian.

Exper friendly service.

By: Grace

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016

Very satisfied with not only the travel service that Marian had arranged for my daughter and I as well as my 2 other friends. Marian is very knowledgeable regarding the countries, cities and surrounding areas. All together a great trip. I will use Marian and Oddysey Travel in the future.

Flight to Haiti

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Marian and Odyssey did a great job, as usual. The flights to and from Port au Prince, Haiti, went smoothly, and the time for connecting flights was just right. I am thankful indeed to have left Haiti before Matthew stuck with all its fury, just in the part of Haiti where I was working last week. You can always count on Marian Blessing and Odyssey to do their best for you.

professional friendly service

By: JD

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2016

Return call in a timely manner. Answered questions and followed up on all questions about the trip.

Helpful informative agent

By: jhodges 1440

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

Our Cape Cod trip was a great introductory sampler to the New England are. It hit all the hot spots. While the room were great the food was awesome. There were more opotunities to order off the menu and not be forced in a buffet. the private diners were equally exceptional. The active and energetic Taulk tour Guide Jenee Sundby was fantastic. Highly recpmmended!

Very Good trip

By: Bennie

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

Had a great trip - thanks Marian

Another great trip!

By: Steve + Bridget

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2016

We took a last minute dive trip to Belize - it was our first time but won't be our last. Thank you Marian for pulling this together for us on such short notice. The resort was beautiful and unique and we greatly appreciate you taking care of all the details we certainly would have overlooked. We are looking forward to our next trip!

Well organized trip

By: Dolly

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2016

This trip to Dusney Epcot Food & Wine Festival was well organized and fun from the beginning with surprises while on our drive there. Always enjoy traveling with Marian's trips.

Expert Friendly Service

By: cel

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2016

Marian did a great job setting up our cruise and trip. She is very professional and helpful.

Fantastic as usual !!!!

By: J & J

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2016

Informative - Knowledgeable - Helpful - Friendly . Always ready to make our trip perfect. We love doing business with her.

Expert, wonderful service

By: Joan and Joe

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2016

Marion was absolutely the best travel agent we ever had. The trip was wonderful. She took care of every detail. We will definitely use her for all our future trips.

Very pleased

By: jan52

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2016

This was the first time we ever used a travel agent to help us book a vacation. We enjoyed our trip very much and will deffinately be calling Marian for any future trips. Thank you Marian.

Wonderful service!

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

Marian did an excellent job on my family's recent ski trip! Thanks to her assistance, I did not have to focus a lot of time on finding the best place to stay or best pricing for all the items/activities we had planned as a family. We thoroughly had a great time and did not have to worry about any of the details. I appreciate all that Marian did for us and will continue to recommend her for future travel arrangements to my friends!


By: none

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017

Marian Blessing was a excellent travel advisor.

Celebrity Solstice

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

She is great! We trust her and she takes care of us.

One Ski Hill - Breckenridge

By: SB

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Marian found us a great place on very little notice. We can't wait to go back!


By: Larry

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Outstanding trip


By: Steve

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

As always, prompt and informed advice and service.


By: We're back

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

Great recommendations Timely follow up Wonderful vacation

Great trip

By: Enjoyed my trip

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2017

18 day trip went off without a hitch.


By: Hank

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2019

Marian Blessing was far more helpful in taking care of problems, answering key travel questions than the Viking Cruise line itself. She kept us up to numerous emails about deadlines, made sure we filled out various forms, scheduled excursions and when we had questions calling Viking directly, and Viking's people could not answer, she pursued various personal and found the answers. I would highly recommend her services.

Marian gets us to our 7th continent!

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019

Marian took care of us wonderfully again on this trip. With some unrest in Chile, there were some adjustments to the schedule but Marian was following the issues along with Hurtigruten and was very concerned about our trip. Everything fell into place with only one missed destination on the cruise and the trip was amazing. Once again, we consider Marian a real Blessing!

Thank you Marian

By: Dolly

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019

Marian was very thorough and professional as usual. No problems at all with the flight or cruise. Marian is awesome!

Exceptional Advisor!!

By: Trish

Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2019

Marian has planned several trips for me and given excellent guidance in making itinerary and tour operator decisions. Thank You, Thank You, Marian! Your knowledge and professionalism are singular.

Best travel agent ever

By: Two cruisers

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2019

She planned everything for us perfectly. Reserved a bus there and home. Overly generous with our cruise package. Will never use anyone else. From handling our paperwork to the best cruise ever.

So accommodating and pleasant

By: Js

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

Marian is a diamond jewel in the midst of the gems. She goes above and beyond to get you what you desire for travel. She always makes excellent suggestions. No task is to minute for her to take care of. And she always follows up to make sure that all plans are st and that we are comfortable with the plans.

Sisters Cruise

By: Lolo

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2020

Marian makes everything easy. She is so organized and thinks ahead, so that you don’t have to! She is so calm and really listens to your needs. Our sister cruise was a success!!

Royal Caribbean P.E.O. Cruise

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

Marian is extremely organized, helpful, kind, and supplies everyone with cruise information in a timely manner. She answers any questions, helps attendees with submitting what is needed, and makes sure everyone has transportation to and from the cruise as needed. I would highly recommend her!

Travels planned by Marian

By: Max

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

Easy and Excellent. Always available to help.


By: Rocksy

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

She was wonderful to work with and very understanding. The room near the elevators was appreciated, .

Mariner of the seas

By: Cheb

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2020

She was great to work with. She made sure we were happy at all times. If something didn't please us, she made sure it did in the end. What a wonderful person.

PEO Cruise

By: Jody

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2020

Everything was perfectly planned!

Group Adventure

By: Sarah K.

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2020

Our group leader did all of the interaction with our voyage on The Mariner of the Seas. Only excellent feedback was given. Would definitely use this company in the future.

Viking Caribbean Cruise

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2020

We have worked with Marian on numerous adventures around the world. Her knowledge of world travel and commitment to her clients are invaluable. We headed off on this most recent adventure knowing that all of the details were covered, and we could just relax and enjoy! My wife and I can't imagine planning a trip without Marian's help. Thanks, Marian!

Marian helped pull everything together once again.

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2020

While we booked this Viking Amazon River Cruise ourselves, once again we relied on Marian to pull all of the details together and to make sure everything worked for us. We feel so much better knowing that Marian is watching our due dates for payments and when we need to line up air travel and other arrangements. She also always gives us insurance options and discusses any other areas where we may need to make some decisions. Our trip came off without any issues even though it ended just as Viking was cancelling all trips through April - including the next one for the ship we were on. This was on the day we disembarked and flew home. We're glad to be back and we have already booked several trips for 2020 with her. We know that with the coronavirus issues, she will help us navigate these waters too.

The COVID Summer

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2020

Marian has worked tirelessly this summer rescheduling all of our planned 2020 trips into 2021. She's arranged for refunds, rescheduled hotels, rebooked tours, and kept track of all of our arrangements through a very difficult period for travel agents this year. We are so glad that she's working with us and we wouldn't think of using anyone else. We've even referred several of our friends and relatives who have raved to us about her also. This is an outstanding travel agent!

Marian Blessing

By: Loretta

Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

I have worked with Marian Blessing on quite a few trips that I have taken. She goes the extra mile without exception to make sure that I understand all the facts about my trip and that it will provide the best possible experience for me. I cannot praise her highly enough and will continue to seek her expertise and guidance in planning all my future trips.


By: den n joy

Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

In the past it was GREAT to work with Marian. Recently we were told that Marian was working in a different area of the Company and we were forwarded to Janet Murphy (hopefully I got that name right). Janet took care of my needs, on very short notice, and the trip and rental went very well. Looking forward to using Odyssey in the future. Thanks, Den n Joy

Another great experience

By: Dallas

Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

After working with another travel agency before that turned out horribly I turned to Marian. Our biggest mistake was not choosing her sooner. Marian became our primary travel agent and we are thrilled to work with her. This pst experience was wonderful as usual. Marian handled everything from beginning to end and ensured that various vouchers and discounts were applied. We were kept abreast of deadlines and changes with emails, and Marian always returned emails right away. She has quickly become "our travel agent" for family and friend events.

Marian was Awesome

By: Guy

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Awesome I can't wait to book more vacations with her. We already booked our vacation for next year to Alaska!


By: Margie & Gene

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Marian is a very knowledgeable, and helpful in setting up my trip, I hope to use her experience for any of my future trips.

The only TA I ever loved!

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Truly a joy working with Marian. So much better than booking directly with cruiseline.


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

She is wonderful, gracious and thoughtful.

Another Great Trip!

By: Steve + Bridget

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

Marian found us the perfect quick get-away spot in Belize and we plan to be back many times. Thanks Marian!


By: goldilocks

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

excellent, professional and reliable

Happy Travelee

By: Fan12

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Very helpful, provided good travel tips. Attentive.

Great planning resulted in GREAT trip!

By: Knickkate

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Marian was professional, proficient & extremely patient! This two week trip to Alaska was planned nine months in advance. Marion provided us w/ several meetings to answer questions & explain the itinerary, excursions, payment deadlines, insurance & flights. I sent questions via e-mail & received prompt answers & always an offer to come on in for in- person consultation. By answering our questions, big & small, we were able to focus on the fun!

Another successful vacation

By: GoneGator

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

As always, it was a pleasure working with Marian. She responded quickly to my questions or concerns and did a great job of getting my family group together with our cabins and dining on the cruise - even those who weren't using her to book the cruise! Plus, Marian is vigilant in making sure we got the best price, even changing our booking when a better deal came along. Thank you Marian!

Another GREAT Trip

By: Russ

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

My family and I had another GREAT trip planned by Marian. We basically went to her and asked her to help us plan a cruise to somewhere, with no real idea in mind of where, or for how long. In addition, my wife and daughter had never been on a cruise, and had no idea what to expect. My wife was even nervous, as she was afraid of getting sea sick. Oh, and only about a month to plan the whole thing. Marian came through again. She helped us settle on a 7 night cruise on the Celebrity ship Equinox. She also helped us get 2 rooms with a connecting door with my daughter in the connected room. Marian gave us all kinds of pointers for the cruise, and what to expect. We had an amazing time. My wife is now looking forward to the next time we can take a cruise somewhere!

Marian is a real Blessing!

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Marian has done 4 big trips for us - she keeps topping the last one. Her special touches made our trip to Germany/Austria/Hungary/Czech Republic outstanding. The hotel choices and the extras she arranged were amazing. She is so easy to work with and knows how we like to travel, so she almost knows what we want before we ask for it. What a Blessing!

Cruise on Oasis of the Sea

By: ph

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

It was wonderful working with Marian. She took care of all our needs and then some!!

Working Hard

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Very good. She responded to all texts and e-mails. Answers all inquiries. Offers good alternatives. Friendly and caring.

A trusted friend

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Great She is always helpful

Great Travel Advisor

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2017

Marian was wonderful to work with. She listened!! She responded to my needs and wants and made suggestions that worked for us. Marian always responded to my emails in a timely manner. Our trip ran very smoothly and we were very pleased with this service. 5 Star.

Scandinavia Trip

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2017

Marion is always very professional!!

Marian does such a wonderful job!

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Marian has been our travel agent for 3 years now and she keeps topping herself with all of the arrangements she makes for us. She has worked to learn how we like to travel and has found so many wonderful accommodations and tours for us. This trip was a shorter one (about 2 weeks), but she outdid herself again. We loved all of the hotels she selected and enjoyed all of the recommended sights to see. Her arrangements for the rental car were once again perfect and great for us.

Hawaiian cruise

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

As always, Marian helped us through every step of the process. She is an invaluable resource in our travel planning and in helping out whenever a problem may arise.


By: Larry

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

She know's what the person likes cabin locations and other things on the cruise ship She does an outstanding job

Knowlegeable and responsive

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

We continue to do our travel arrangements with Marian, and have never been disappointed. Excellent help and follow-through.

Fantastic trip on Oceania throughout the Nordic countries

By: mercedes

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

My husband and I highly recommend Marian for any or sea. Her input prior to our trip was very helpful. Everything turned out exactly as we planned. It was a memorable 60th wedding anniversary celebration. Thanks Marian!

Travel Agent

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2017

A pleasure. Marian is knowledgeable and organized. Other agents she had contact us on her behalf were very helpful and organized as well.

Best trip ever

By: Viya

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Marian Blessing was a blessing. She did everything! She gave great advice about how to enroll for Travel miles. She always responded to my many emails before the trip to alleviate my concerns. She forwarded emails from other travelers about much needed advice on what to pack for such a varied trip. I couldn’t be happier. She even called when she was bed ridden to give last minute details. And has called since I’ve returned.


By: J & J

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

We have been with Marian Blessing for about 10 years and she is very professional, knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to work with her.


By: Peanut

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

She listened too my plans and gave a few suggestion that I liked. She helped make my trip the best.


By: frey

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Marian was very helpful and knowledgeable, she worked very hard to get me the flights and seats I wanted at a very good price.

American cruise line

By: Hansi

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Very professional

11/26 Oasis

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

I've enjoyed working with Marian for over 25 years! She's a professional with a tremendous amount of knowledge in the travel field. Wouldn't go anywhere else for my vacation needs.

Nassau cruise

By: DJ

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2017

Working with her was good. She was very courteous and efficient.

Hurtigruten Northern Lights cruise in Norway

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

She is wonderful: knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful.

Celebrity Reflection

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Marion is so easy to work with. She takes care of every little detail. She is a pleasure. Will only work with her as our travel agent.

Best advisor ever

By: Wife of 50 years

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Marion is fantastic. She takes care of everything from the beginning to all the little details. We have used many travel agents over many years and would never use anyone but Marion from now on. Wonderful lady

Avalon Christmas River Cruise

By: Kit

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

She is excellent! She goes above and beyond to make sure that trips fit her clients desires and goals for their trip.

Family Christmas in Whistler

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Over the past several years, Marian has helped my wife and I plan many fabulous trips and adventures. It was no surprise to us that our "Family Christmas in Whistler" was perfectly organized and even exceeded our expectations. Unexpected surprises and even minor glitches could really spoil some of the vacation getaway excitement. Marian's consistent attention to detail has always kept that from happening. We are already thinking about our next adventure and can't imagine doing the planning without Marian! Rex & Karen Huffman


By: win

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Working with Marian several times was organized, fun and always enjoyable!


By: Rio

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Marian is always a pleasure to work with and we look forward to the next trip. I have recommended her any time someone needs a good travel agent.

Trip to Negril Jamaica

By: Janet DiDonna

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Marian helped us plan an amazing trip. She was always available to answer all of our questions and kept in contact with us until all the details were finalized. We are already working with her to plan our next vacation. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Marian Blessing

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Very easy, very competent, did more than normally would be expected.

Spring break cruise

By: Happy traveler

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Awesome. Always helpful

Hawaii trip

By: Alfonso

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Marian was fantastic and extremely responsive to our questions and requests. The trip was perfect. We can't wait to use her again for our next trip.

Turks and Caicos

By: Cathyt

Reviewed on: 02 May 2018

Absolutely the best! The accommodations were great and the travel plans were good. It was a great time and we enjoyed ourselves in such a beautiful beach resort! Marian always makes sure you have a great trip!

Another Home Run!

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 15 May 2018

Marian has done such a wonderful job for us with the trips she's arranged. The Tauck Tour of Spain and Portugal along with the Atlantic Ocean crossing has set a new standard for great trips. Thank you, Marian, for another great adventure!


By: Mary

Reviewed on: 21 May 2018

Wonderful, Marion is very competent and knowledgeable and has a great personality.

Incredible trip to Thailand

By: sbpink

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

We have been working with Marian for over 10 years now. She planned our incredible honeymoon in 2008 and just planned our 10th anniversary to Thailand. She is always easy to work with while we are so challenging always pushing to the last minute on decisions. She is truly a professional that thinks through all the details of your trip. It takes all the stress of planning off of you, which allows you to just show up an have an incredible time. For our trip to Thailand the hotel managers met us personally and mentioned being in contact with her by name. That really made us feel looked after. Our tour guides in each city were excellent and the airport transfers made travel abroad so easy. Marian really listens to what you want to get out of your trip and always exceeds expectations on delivery of a memorable experience. We have relied on her for local and abroad trips, big and small and been so happy we did each time!

Paris in a Nutshell

By: Laura J

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

It is always a blessing working with Marian. I can give her rough ideas or very specific requests and she makes it work. This was no exception. Once again, she helped us plan a wonderful trip. We had a fantastic time in Paris. I would and do recommend her to everyone I know.

A Marian fan

By: Starting now

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Marian is always a pleasure to work with; responsive, timely and informative.

A wealth of Knowledge

By: Lilith

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Marian always provides me with very helpful tips and knowledge I wouldn't get elsewhere. She knows about the places I want to go and often has traveled to those sites herself. She very accommodating in the particular types of travel I want.

European vacation

By: Leanne

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

She is excellent. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Would highly recommend her to others!

Awesome vacation plans

By: Miki

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

Marian is so easy to work with. She is very professional and tentative. I have used her several times and think she does a wonderful job. I would recommend her to everyone. Thank you for a job well done.

Everything thought out!

By: Joe and Marie

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

The trip was very thought out. It was our first trip with Collette. A few minor bumps but overall good. Marian recommended the land tour over a cruise and we believe it was the right choice, more interaction with the people of Iceland. The whole trip went well as far as connections and transfers. Overall very pleased thanks to Marian!

Foreign travel

By: Jess

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

She is the best travel agent we have worked with. Every detail is taken care of and she is available 24-7 when her clients are traveling.

Blessing review

By: Den

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2018

Regretfully we haven't worked with Marian for some time... Because of an inter office change she has not dealt with our requirements... We have been dealing with another representative of Odyssey Travel... On another note: This is the second time that I've filled out one of these "reviews".... Don't want any more.! Hey, if I continue making these out will Odyssey cut me a break on my next transaction..? Den

River Cruise by Bus


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Marian was great to work with and we would gladly use her again. With disappointment in our river cruise, we look towards Viking as a primary cause for issues we encountered. A travel agent can only provide information as provided by a carrier, etc. Again, we would gladly work with Marian for future trips. As for Viking, that remains to be seen. We were subjected to situations known well in advance by Viking but not notified till it was too late to reschedule.

Oasis of the Seas is just that, an Oasis!

By: Biomed Bill

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

Marian is truly a "Blessing" to work with! After almost thirty years as my TA, Marian seems to always know what I'm looking for and what vacation I would like take. Love her to death!!

Blessing excellent

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Excellent cruise just like she always does

Marian Blessing - an outstanding agent

By: Maryann

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Marian helped us plan our trip from beginning to end and made sure everything was in place to ensure a wonderful trip. She spent many hours and much effort on the details that go into a successful experience and went out of her way to make sure that we knew what to do every step of the way. Plus she was an enjoyable person to deal with. I will use Marian in the planning and implementation of our future journeys.


By: Pam

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Very attentive to my needs and questions.


By: helpme

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Excellent. Very prompt.


By: Judith

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Wonderful wonderful wonder


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

She took great care in taking care of our arrangements. And explained what was needed. Did a great job

Professional and Caring

By: Noni

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2018

Marian is great to work with on planning and suggesting trips. She scheduled and followed up with changes to our benefit. She knows travel and works with a caring attitude for us! We will continue to turn to her for our trips.

Marian Blessing

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2018

Excellent. She is efficient, thorough, keeps you informed and goes above and beyond.

Tops as a Travel Advisor!

By: Trish

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

Marian is excellent to work with. She carefully listens to what you want in a trip and gives good suggestions. She helps you work through options to pinpoint the perfect trip/tour. She also supports her fellow advisors as well as sponsors a women's travel club! She truly is singular in her professionalism. Thank you, Marian, for all you do.

A Blessing for Lady Blessing

By: JS24

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2018

Fantastic to work with. Organized our entire trip to include private transportation. The recommended hotels pre and post cruise were outstanding. She made this a trip of a lifetime.


By: None

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2019

Excellent took care of insurance claim

Caribbean trip 1/7-1/11

By: Susieq

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

She is very efficient, guides you and helps you if you have questions or need help, and handles any issues promptly and successfully. #\}}¥*+€~>_!?%^

Wonderful Trip

By: Mad Max

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

Marian was very helpful in every step of registering, paying and daily of the trip. When I was unable to complete the computer registration, she helped and printed the boarding pass for me. Marian is very professional and goes above and beyond in helping her customers.

Bahamas Cruise

By: Roxi

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2019

She did a great job

Fun travel with Marian Blessing

By: Hugs

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

Marian was a perfect hostess. Her naturally gracious manner made me feel valued. She was flexible and it was a joy to travel with her.


By: Rick P.

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Marian was incredibly helpful with all the aspects of traveling internationally. She gave me ample time and information to get my passport ready and was readily available when I had questions or needed to change something. She made this trip extremely easy to plan and I'll be going to her the next time I want to do an international trip.

Great experience

By: Matt cooper

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Marian was a great travel advisor. Highly recommended.

Awesome Trip to Punta Cana!

By: Lydia

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Can’t thank Marian enough for her help on this trip. There were 27 of us and she got us ALL there seamlessly and safely. She chose the resort and we all loved it!

Regent Caribbean Cruise

By: Rex & Karen

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2019

We have worked with Marian for many years and will continue to do so. She has gotten to know what we like and don't like, which helps her customize travel itineraries around our preferences. Marian asks the right questions and listens very well...somewhat rare today! She always contacts us after our trip to retrieve feedback, and she is genuinely concerned as to whether or not we had a great time. Marian is a pleasure to work with, and she is already involved in our next adventure!

A True Blessing

By: Go Blue

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2019

Marian is by far the best travel advisor we have ever encountered. She listens to her clients' needs, asks great questions, and then goes above and beyond in creating the perfect trip...down to the very last detail. We always appreciate her professionalism, responsiveness, and overall care. Thank you for planning our multi-generational trip to Australia and New Zealand. Another perfect vacation in the books!

Viking Ocean Crossing

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2019

Marian always does such a great job for us and has everything arranged and organized! She has made our travels so much easier and we always know she had everything under control. This trip was our first Viking Ocean Cruise and it went beautifully. We've already booked two more for the future and we know that Marian will have everything set up perfectly! We always say that "Marian is such a Blessing!"

Very dependable

By: Punkie

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2019

Marion always listens to our needs and follows through with just what we want.

New Zealand and Australia trip

By: golfbuds

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Marian was great to work with in planning our trip. She was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to research excursions to accommodate our schedule. We would definitely use her services for future trips.

Everything I hoped for

By: GardenGrandma

Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

Marian provided expert guidance through the booking process offering several options. After making the decision on Uniworld for a river cruise, she quickly booked flights. She also purchased tickets as they became available for admission to special attractions I wanted to see. If she had not done this, I would not have been able to see one highly popular site. Marian kept my travel partner and I informed on changes that came up (we booked 13 months ahead of our trip) and made me feel comfortable every step along the way. She made this so easy, I already booked another trip for this fall!

Asia 2019

By: Stevie

Reviewed on: 14 May 2019

As always a very positive experience. Problems and frustration, courtesy of American Airlines, at the start of our trip, were resolved promptly. Not an easy task! Follow-through has been excellent.

Australia New Zealand

By: Val

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Overwhelmingly excellent!

Top TA!

By: Bill H

Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

Always a pleasure working with Marian on my vacation needs! She understands exactly what it takes to have a great trip and the booking process is so easy.


By: Benatarfan

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2019

Marian is very professional and knowledgeable when planning a trip. Would highly recommend.

Perfect Advice for a Perfect Trip

By: Trish

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2019

While considering various river cruise companies, Marian suggested Scenic as a candidate. I was unfamiliar with this company but had great faith in Marian's expertise, ultimately booking a Rhine River cruise for 2019. Every step of this process was carefully presented by Marian. What she orchestrated was a magical and memorable experience not only for us but some friends who decided to book this trip through her. We know many friends and family interested in future European river cruises, and would love to have them enjoy a similar experience with Marian's help. We are great fans of Marian and her travel advice, and gladly plan to be repeat customers.


By: nursebob

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019

marian helped our group align cabins and ensured we were in the same seating area for dinner.

Cruise review

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2019

Excellent, she took care of all our needs and took us step by step for our cruise.


By: Steverino

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

Excellent professional. Very knowledgeable

Greek Cruise

By: Mad Mary

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Friend worked with Marian & she was always very satisfied.

greek cruises

By: jude

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

So very so nice to work with Always returned called She found good hotels and what ever else we needed


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2019

She did so many things for organized

Ireland 2019

By: Ireland 2019

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2019

Marian is the BEST! She is concerned with your satisfaction and goes the extra mile to make sure you have what you need. Very personable and responsive.

Best travel agent ever!

By: Louie

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2019

Marian worked with us to plan our first ever Mediterranean cruise. She went above and beyond helping us set up all of our excursions and sharing information about each port with us. Her personal travel experiences helped her guide us in the choices we made for sightseeing and extras. The cruise was an amazing trip. Unfortunately the ship misplaced one of our bags and it took 2 weeks to recover it. Marian was in touch with us and guiding us each step of the way until our bag was delivered to our house. Marian is a wonderful travel agent that listens, plans and executes the dream trip into reality

Marian hits another home run for us!

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

Marian is always a pleasure to work with and we consider her a real "blessing"! She flawlessly arranged our extra nights and flights to connect us to our Tauck River Cruise on the Danube River. She always prepares us for things we need to be aware of and explains the arrangements thoroughly. What a blessing!

Marian makes a difference

By: Travel is perspective

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

-Marian is always responsive and provides excellent information as well as options. -She also responds well to unscheduled issues and problems mid-trip. -Excellent source of suggestions.

No worries!

By: GardenGrandma

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

Marian's knowledge of possibilities is wonderful. Upgrade plane seat? Done. Hop-on-hop off London? Done Tour operator to give the best experience? Done.

Rocky Mountaineer Trip

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2019

Marian has helped my wife and me with numerous trips. She always has time for us, and her knowledge of the travel industry helps with details we would have never considered. Marian came through on the Rocky Mountaineer adventure just like all of our previous trips; attention to detail, optional choices, best value comparisons; and most of all...we embarked with the comfort that she has it all covered! Can't imagine traveling without my Odyssey Advisor! Thanks again, Marian. You are the best!

Marian is the greatest!

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

As always, Marian was ready and willing to assist us with any questions or issues. We appreciate her advice and always find it valuable in planning our trips.

Irish Odyssey 2019

By: SandyB

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2019

Marian was a pleasure to work with planning my trip to Ireland. My friend and I decided we would like to head to Ireland two days prior to the tour, Marian worked out our best strategy, hotel and flight. Then Hurricane Dorian was predicted to hit Florida on our departure day. Marian worked the entire Labor Day Weekend with CIE to insure my friend and I would be able to join the tour in Ireland on time. We did miss our two extra days, but Marian worked with the hotel not to penalize us because of our flight being canceled. We had a wonderful trip and have Marian to thank for our experience.

Great service

By: EJ

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Marian was very responsive in dealing with our travel adjustments due to a hurricane which delayed our trip by two days. She rescheduled our flight, cancelled hotel, etc. over a holiday weekend. Our travel packets were complete and comprehensive.

Tauck MIchigan trip

By: Happy Traveler

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Marian was efficient, courteous and very helpful.



Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Marian was a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating.

Travel agent

By: Columbia

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Marian was accommodating and helpful.

Another Home Run for our Blessing of a travel agent!

By: Ed & Laura

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Marian is a breath of fresh air in the travel world! We love working with her and she didn't disappoint again on her magic with this tour. The Scotland tour with Tauck and the Viking trans-Atlantic cruise were both amazing trips! While we had to dodge Hurricane Dorian on the cruise, the captain did his best to keep us safe and to adjust the cruise to make everything work out fine. While we missed our destinations at the Shetland Islands and the Faroe Islands, we did pick up some additional excursions on the north coast of Iceland and truly enjoyed ourselves on both trips. Only our Marian could pull all of this together for us and make it all work together again. We love working with Marian!

Southern Utah National Parks

By: Foot

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

Marian Blessing made all of the traveling arrangements for us and this trip went smoother than any we can remember. The scenery was spectacular: almost out of this world, speaking as an Eastern seaboard kind of guy. Marian is very attentive to customer preferences as concerns your travel needs. She is efficient and punctual and pleasant and I would reccomend her to anyone. She is the only travel agent I will ever use.


By: Judie

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2019

So very wonderful. Always there to help me. My trip was a dream trip thanks to her

A great agent

By: Mary Ann

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

Marian is knowledgeable, goes out of her way to be helpful and is fun to work with.

Classic Italy and Beyond

By: SueP

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2019

WONDERFUL! Marian is the best.

Viking Mediterranean Cruise

By: Gjj

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Very professional with many helpful ideas. The trip was a major success. Everything went as planned. Viking was a great experience.

Working with Marian Blessing, you will have access to:

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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Alliance programs are unique tailored experiences exclusive to travelers working with Virtuoso Travel Advisors.
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  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United States - All
  • Iceland
  • France
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Australia
  • New Zealand