Lorrie Dirksen 

Saint Albert, AB Canada
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United Kingdom
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
2000
Languages
  • English

My Background

For more than 15 years, I’ve been arranging high-end experiences for my clients, from cruising along the Danube to exploring the streets of Paris and Prague. River cruising is currently one of the 'hottest' travel trends - let me help you experience this as well.

I’ve traveled extensively and some of my favorite trips have been to Paris, where I explored the Musee d’Orsay on a private, after-hours tour, and to many of the historic sites in Israel and Jordan. Some of my other favorite cities to travel to include Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York.

I love to arrange travel to Europe, as well as both river and ocean cruising adventures: there’s something to be said about unpacking once and waking up in a different city every morning.

I want to ensure that your trip is one that dreams are made of, and I will do everything in my power to make your holiday what you’re expecting. I have been fortunate to see much of the world, and I’m excited to share those experiences with you.

Places I Have Traveled


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McDougal wedding

By: John


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2014

Overall good.Resort in need of repair,running toilets,showers with lose connections. Check in was exceedingly slow...a three part process that was frustrating after a six hour flight and two hour bus ride.

Highly Recommended

By: Dale & Tess


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

We had exceptional service from Lorrie. The resort that was recommended exceeding our expectations. Room and resort were excellent and the food was outstanding.

Excellent service

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

You are the best!

By: Buzznos


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

Thanks again Lorrie for arranging another fantastic trip - you always seem to figure out what we want to do even when we are not sure. The cruise was great and just what we needed. We will be talking to you soon about our next trip - Europe here we come!

Incredible

By: mcmoolyk


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2014

Lorrie got us the best tickets for " O " and we had an incredible time in Vegas.  Thanks for everything Lorrie, the hotel was just wonderful. 

Highly recommended

By: Fran


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

The Riu Emerald was amazing, great people, clean, friendly, food was good.The weather was perfect, swimming pools clean, no garbage laying around, if there was, they were around to pick up right away. Highly recommend to anyone.

Wonderful

By: Greenestoil


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014

Lorrie is a superb travel agent, and has helped enrich our travel on multiple occasions. This last trip was truly one in a lifetime and we have wonderful memories from it

would recomend

By: Bunny


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2014

the place is very good the people are excellent the building is very goodthe only thing that is deceving is the kids play area it is of no use we wee lucky the grandchildren  were old enough to be in the big pool  besides that everything was great.  that is our second time at this resort

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2014

Lorrie was diligent in find out our wants and needs then planning out trip accordingly. Everything went as planned on the Cuba trip but the most recent trip to Mexico there was some miss communication. After booking I don't belive the agents have much control. The hotel booked us into a room with the wrong bed combination and floor level. They also overbooked the resort but offered a 1 or 2 day stay at their sister resort on Cozumel Island so it was almost like 2 vacations in one! The accomodations and both resorts were very nice. Both trips were very good.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

Lorrie booked our flights quickly, got a good price, and we had enough time between each flight. We couldn't have asked for more.thanks,Malcolm Connell

Simply the best travel agent I have ever worked with

By: PeterS


Reviewed on: 09 May 2014

Lorrie is able to find the most appropriate travel arrangements, resolve any complications, and is available for our needs. I have traveled well over 2 million miles in the air, and have visited over 60 countries, but have never found a travel agent as good as Lorrie

Highly recommended

By: P T


Reviewed on: 26 May 2014

Yes, Lorrie, is always competent and very helpful!

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 29 May 2014

Lorrie has booked many trip for my husband and I and we have always been fully satisfied.  She in incredibly professional and always has the answers.   We recommend her to all of our friends.

Excellent

By: Greenestoil


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014

As always Lorrie provides superb guidance and support for our trip, and I have no hesitation strongly recommending her. She is able to help us deal with whatever arises, even when we are in the middle of a trip and need to make changes. 

Waikiki 2014

By: kach


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

We had a wonderful trip! The only hickup we encountered was when we were checking into our hotel. We had three rooms reserved and they only had two rooms scheduled for July 20th and the third room was scheduled for July 22nd. Not sure how they had that date as all of our paper work showed the three rooms for the 20th. They eventually found a third unit for us and everything went smoothly from that point forward. Thank you for all of your help organizing our trip!

Successful

By: Ad


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2014

Hepful and competent assit when flight cancelled.

Low key holiday

By: Giant


Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2014

Resort was very good, fairly busy but not overly. Food was great. Service was excellent. Rooms were large and very clean, all be it a little dated. Locals were very nice and were truly proud of there beautiful country. Even got me on a Zip line. My second visit to Costa Rica and would go back.

Mexican Christmas Cruise

By: fran


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2014

Very good Lorrie, talk to you soon

Beautiful Hotel

By: Lucy1955


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015

Transat should put TVs in their planes it is such a long flight and a tv would make the time go by faster. The Barceló Hotel was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful waterfalls in the hotel, looked like marble floors and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Going on different excursions I found were too expensive. The beds were hard as rocks and so were the pillows ,actually got a kink in my neck and hips really hurt. Other that these few things it was an awesome vacation.

Good Job.

By: Seth G


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2015

I am satisfied with the service I received from Vision and their agents. While on our vacation, the Transat representatives were also helpful and accommodating. The only complaint I have is the outrageous fee charged by the resort (Barcelo Maya Colonial) for wifi access. I believe such service should be included with a holiday package, or available for a nominal fee at most. Another suggestion for future large group travel would be the organization of a private transfer upon arrival from the Airport to the Resort and vice versa. The included shared bus service was slow, late and inconvenient. For the price ($20-30pp return) I think a private transfer is preferable.
Not Recommended

Wedding in Mexico

By: Family of 3


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2015

The resort was lovely, clean, great food and the staff excellent. The Sun Wing flight attendants were unfriendly both going there and coming home. The trip home due to Sun Wing's incompetence was a sad way to end such a nice vacation. I will avoid using Sun Wing in the future. The 2.5 hours on the runway in Cancun was inconsiderate. They should have left us in the terminal where water and food were available instead of a hot overcrowded plane. When we booked this trip I asked if there were another single that my daughter could share with as we had to pay full price for the 3 of us to share one room. I was told to check with the couple but not sure why, they were not booking flights, As it turned out the sister of the bride, her boyfriend and a friend of their's shared a room when you could have easily suggested the friend and my daughter share a room. Nicole Doyle was the most efficient & courteous agent to deal with. I would recommend her!
Not Recommended

No Friendly Service here

By: Disappointed


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2015

The service provided by Lorrie Dirksen was minimal. Phone calls and emails not returned or responded to. If you were able to speak to her - the first time she was friendly and after that she made sure you were aware you were bothering her. Definitely not a travel agent I would return to.

England Trip

By: claytied


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2015

I though Lorrie was very helpful in planning my trip to England. She even found me a hotel in Bristol at the last minute that I forgot I had needed to book.
Not Recommended

not a 4 four star resort

By: Brenda


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

The service at Oasis Tulum was great, the food was great and the view was great. But the room was ,not. The shower if you can call it that was something else, to flush the toilet you had to hold it down 5 minutes to flush. I could barely open the patio door myself, it stuck so much. Once we got the screen working, it had big tears in one side. Spoke to some people who stayed at The Grand Oasis Tulum and their room was not great also with chips in the tile on the bathroom. the common areas were all closed in by glass, only area that was open was beach bar area. You did not stay in other areas because it became very hot and stuffy very soon This was the first time I felt 2 weeks was too long, I was ready to leave after 1 week.

Scuba diving delight

By: Hec


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras is a terrific dive enterprise, perhaps the best operation I have experienced to date. One of the largest operations in this part of the world, very good accomodations, which can be right on top of the water in your cabins on stilts with a patio extension(covered) into the ocean inlet. Diving was excellent with beautiful corals to rival or possibly best Cozumel. Variety of fish was good with lots of all kinds of fish including moray eels, turtles, goliath groupers, frog fish etc.... Make this area one you hit for diving at some point.

Expert Friendly Service

By: Sweet Pea


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

We had a blast on our trip to New Orleans. With the help of our friendly travel agency everything was very well organized and went according to plan. Lorrie was a big help to us. We have gone there in the past and will continue to do so. They are very knowledgeable and patient in fitting your needs. Absolutely love the service and have no complaints. Hope to call you back in the near future for another fantastic vacation.
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The Best of the Best

By: MikeN


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2015

Once again Lorrie has provide professional, knowledgeable travel solution for our travel needs, we continue to count on Lorrie to provide us with the best rates, the best carriers and variety of solid options, this is appreciated.
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Grand Mediterranean

By: singingsnowbird


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2015

We had an excellent time on our Mediterranean Vacation. The only problem we had was the super tiny hotel room in Amsterdam and the mob mentality at the disorganized Marco Polo Airport in Venice. None of these could be controlled by Lorrie tho. Our Travel Agent, Lorrie Dirksen is the best.
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Lorrie is excellent!

By: Lesley


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

There is no better travel consultant. We have been dealing with Lorrie for years, and she knows exactly what to book for us. She has planned many excellent vacations for us.
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Knowledgeable and timely service

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2015

Our recent 19-day Panama Canal cruise on Holland America's m/s Oosterdam which was booked through Lorrie at Vision Travel. Once again the planning, scheduling and booking we experienced with the staff at Vision Travel resulted in another stress free holiday. The cruise through the Panama Canal, which has been in operation since 1914 will be an unforgettable portion of this cruise.

expert friendly service

By: franny


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2015

trip and itinerary very good. The hotel "Quality inns and suites" not so good, so would like to go back to La Quinta

very expert service with lorrie

By: sonya t


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

the whole trip was great we will go one more time. we didn't have enough times set aside. to much to see and do.

Outstanding Holiday Service

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2016

In January, we completed a 10-day Oceania Cruise Sands & Shores in Caribbean on the Riviera through Lorrie at Vision Travel Farlie. During the planning, scheduling and booking, we experienced knowledgeable advice and very efficient service. Having an excellent travel agent made for a stress free holiday.

Absoloutely amazing

By: angielala


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

Exceeded my expectations. People there at our resort were so sweet treated us like queens. has to be the friendliest place on earth Disney land has nothing on them :) I am already saving up for my next trip same time next year, I am going to take all my girlfriends there for sure!

Exceptional service

By: BrendaBS


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Brisas Guardalavaca is a fantastic resort, food was excellent, service excellent. I will definitely go back there. Our room was very nice, it was very clean, only comment I could say, the plumbing fixtures could use an upgrade. But other than, we had a fantastic time, the beach is amazing.

Vacation

By: Digger


Reviewed on: 25 May 2016

From the time we landed until the time we left we had a great time. I would recommend this resort to anyone. Singles, married couples, married couples with children. The resort was clean, our rooms were clean and spacious and the food was good. The staff everywhere was very cordial and helpful. The temperature couldn't have been more pleasant. If I were to find a fault it would be in the aircraft. I thought the seats were pretty tight. Other than that everything was wonderful!!!

Fantastic service

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

We recently completed a four-week holiday in New Zealand and Australia organized by Paula Williamson at Vision 200 Farlie Travel. During the planning, scheduling and booking, we experienced knowledgeable advice and very efficient service. Having an excellent travel agent made for an absolute stress free holiday, which was enhanced by having great hotel bookings, a super Great Southern Rail trip and excellent flights with Air New Zealand.

Plan to retire

By: The Pair


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

Excellent! Ready for another go.

Bahia Principe Vacation

By: Doug


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

The resort was very good, our room was clean, but our bed was very uncomfortable. A mattress on wood slats, no box spring. Service was a bit disappointing in that every day the room cleaning service missed either giving us water, re-stocking the fridge or leaving washcloths. Why do they only allow you to book 3 dinners during your stay, Doug

Lorrie is great!

By: Miranda


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017

Lorrie has booked 2 trips for us, the most recent was in December, 2016... to Mexico. She was great to work with, she returned emails quickly, answered my question, etc. We had a problem with our credit card and she immediately offered to split the charges between 2 cards. We had a fabulous holiday. We would definitely recommend Lorrie to others!

Lorrie did a great job in planning our trip and flights.

By: Alexis


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

The Trip was great and I saw all the places that I wanted to see. The weather was hot everyday , in the 90-100F range. The Avalon River cruise on the Mekong River was most enjoyable. We did miss our return flight when we arrived in Vancouver from Honk Kong, as the plane was 25 minutes late and we only had 1 hour and 40 minutes to clear customs, security and board again. Over all it was an enjoyable holiday and my first time to Southeast Asia.

Riviera Maya resort vacation

By: Ingrid


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2017

Lorrie was super helpful, very quick to respond and got us a great deal on an all inclusive vacation. I would definitely use her again. Thanks Lorrie!

Super knowledgeable and helpful

By: Shelbear


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Lorrie is excellent! Willing to assist us with anything! All of our questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. We look forward to having Lorrie assist us in our future holiday planning.

Great experience again!

By: HHY


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

We have worked with Lorrie several times now for our yearly trips and have been very happy with her. She follows up promptly and is knowledgeable. Her experience shows. We would certainly recommend working with Lorrie when booking a Mexican vacation.

cruise

By: cruiser


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

we were refured to lorrie by our daughter . lorrie met us at visions and we explained what we were interested in,lorrie helped us in all of the planning, she even came up with some ideas thet we never thought of. everything was all in place as lorrie had booked it. we went on our cruise and had a great time.can,t wait till we can do it again

Awesome

By: Jkarpa


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Lorrie is a fantastic lady. She does everything in her power to make sure your trip is great

Lorrie Dirksen

By: Rebecca


Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

Great! She gave great attention to detail and picked up on a discrepancy in how my name appeared on the ticket compared to my passport.

Very helpful

By: Bowz


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

She's very helpful! She is good at keeping you updated on your trip and she always checks in to see how everything went!

Trip Overview

By: Knobby


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

She made it easy and worry free.

Iceland with Globus

By: Alexis


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Lorrie is excellent . We have worked with her before.

Lorrie Dirksen

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Very prompt; being experienced she anticipated my needs for the trip; very friendly and helpful

travel

By: Franny


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

Grateful for Professional Support

By: Happy Clam


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Lorrie Dirksen provided fantastic service to me in booking my travel for a recent trip to rural Cape Breton. I had specific things that I wanted in terms of seating and carrying of medical type extra carry on baggage, and Lorrie made it all happen, and provided exactly the right info to me at the right time. 10 out of 10. Thanks to Lorrie my air travel was as good as it gets for my budget, and truly hassle free.

Reply

By: Bishop Paul


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

She was very competent and gracious!

Huatulco trip

By: HHY


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Lorrie is knowledgeable and efficient. Follows up in timely manner. Pleasure to work with. We’ve worked with her 4 years in a row and will be back!

Again

By: Newly Senior


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

Always ready to assist - reads my mind

St Lucia honeymoon

By: Marc and Janelle


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Excellent, she got everything ready for us well before our trip even though we booked late. On the night we paid for our honeymoon she worked late to make sure we got the daily deal. Thanks again Lorrie. We will use you for our next get away.

All Exclusive at Grand Sunset Princess

By: Franny


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

This was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at, everything was Excellent. Lorrie you outdid yourself. Thank you

Satisfied

By: Pax


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2018

She is very competent and friendly

Mazatlan in April 2018

By: Sunshine Seeker


Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Lorrie was great. She made sure I had everything I needed for my trip.

Cruise

By: Leanne


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

Lorrie was attentive and dealt with questions in a timely and comprehensive manner

Rome Trip

By: Bishop P


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Lorrie is not only competent but friendly and easy to work with.

Grand Tour of China

By: Xavier


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

Very Good. I am happy with Lorrie and she does all my travel planning and trips now. She handled all the Visa and booked our flights and out complete trip and the hotels as we came several days earlier prior to the Tour Trip.

Helpful, friendly, well informed

By: S


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Went beyond the basics to find us best deals, times, and hotels.

Kaz

By: Kaz


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

She was very helpful. Good agent

Airline Booking

By: KNOBBY


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

She has always been very efficient and accommodating. A delight to work with.

Great travel adviser!

By: JB


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Lorrie is very personable. She was great at watching for flights for us and knowing what to recommend for our flight needs! She takes the time to check in before and after the trip, which is a nice touch that makes us feel well attended to!

European travel

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Very good great to book our seats ahead of time and really liked flying with KLM.

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By: Nickname


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018

Pleasant, Lorrie knows what we want.

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