Marlene Zabel CTA

Mequon, WI United States
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Morocco
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Marlene has been a travel advisor since 1988 and joined our team in 2005. Marlene received her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification in 1988.

Marlene’s specialist trainings include Small Ship Specialist, Spain, Regent Cruises, Seabourn, Paul Gauguin, National Geographic and Vast. Continued study and accreditation of products and destinations as well as her travel experiences all expand her knowledge and expertise of our vast world.

Marlene has traveled from Asia to Europe to Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean as well as many places in the United States. One of the most memorable trips was the immersion into the sights, history and culture of China.

Marlene’s focus and passion for the last 5 years has been her expertise at pairing just the right cruise for her clients. She is a specialist with Regent, Seabourn, Oceania, Linblad, Crystal, and Silverseas as well as River Cruise’s with AMA, Viking, Uniworld, and Avalon. Call or email Marlene for your next cruise.

The opportunity to explore nature's wonders, historical treasures, remote lands, and all this wonderful world has to offer is Marlene's goal for you, the traveler.

Contact Marlene at phone 262 241 4040

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Very highly recommended

By: pb1967

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

Marlene has been my travel agent for many years and does an excellent job.

By: Elizabeth

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Marlene did a fine job arranging flights and passage for our family of eight on the wonderful Uniworld SsAntoinette. We had chosen the cruise and the hotels in Amsterdam and booked them ourselves. Marlene was efficient and pleasant to work with and we would certainly use her again.

Highly Recommended

By: Susan51

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2013

Thanks Marlene for always keeping us informed about any changes in our cruise schedule. The final written schedule you sent for our entire group was so appreciated. We all referred to it. Thank you for all your awesome help.

highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

Marlene did a great job, she went above and beyond. No other words are needed!

Fun for the entire family

By: adamwest

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2014

The entire family (seven of us) loved Playa Del Carmen. The Playacar Palace was the perfect size, and being all inclusive was suited for kids who love to eat. Warm weather in December, warm Gulf water, swimming with dolphins and stingrays, snorkeling in caves, beach volleyball, spa, golfing, and shopping of 5th Ave..... this is a list that the family will rememeber for a long time.

Highly recommended


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

Marlene is a great listener. She gives options based on my wants, needs and suggestions and then follows through with doable travel plans. Very easy to work with.

She is outstanding

By: Gaysie

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

Marlene is very knowledgable, thorough, and conscientious.  I have traveled extensively over the years and she is one of the best agents I have ever used. 

Phenomenal Experience

By: DragonTerry17

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

At Marlene's suggestion, I went on a Lindblad Expedition/National Geographic trip to the Galapagos Islands.  It was one of the best trips I have every taken since it combined the best of several things I enjoy doing--being active (we hiked (many times), we snorkeled, we got a chance to kayak) as well as learning about and seeing animals, birds, fish, etc and habitat unique to our planet.  Marlene was very helpful with questions that I had as the trip approached and relayed information back and forth between Lindblad and me so that I was very well prepared to totally enjoy the trip.  I would definitely do another Lindblad trip in the future, and Marlene is always helpful in any trip I am planning. She has helped me numerous times in the past, and her assistance has been invaluable.


By: Drucy

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2014

We would recommend Marlene.She was very responsive and reliable.  Marlene was extremely helpful and always seemed on top of everything.  We would plan another trip with her and would happily recommend her.

She's a great expert,able to work out complicated trips all around the world.

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2014

It was 40 degrees warmer in FL last weekend than in WI.

Highly Recommend

By: XTown Sings

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Marlene did a great job on very short notice in booking flights and car rental for our recent trip to Germany.  We will certainly use her expertise again.

Expert friendly service

By: Tulip

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2014

There were no problems with the flights and/or the Tauck tour. We enjoyed our vacation very much and would like to use Marlene's services for future trips.

trip of a lifetime

By: gerri

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2015

Marlene planned a wonderful family vacation for twelve of us. We were celebrating our 45th anniversary and chose to take our children and grandchildren on a Disney cruise. It was fantastic. Our staterooms were fabulous, and all of the activities and events on the ship were everything we could have hoped for. We all had a fabulous time and are so appreciative of the help we had in planning this very special trip.

Great experience.

By: JoAnn

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2016

Marlene provided great service, as always. And staying at the Benjamin Hotel is always a pleasure.

Great trip as always.

By: JoAnn

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2016

Marlene arranged for a great stay for us in NYC and then was able to book 2 additional rooms for our sons. We had a wonderful visit and enjoyed the extras Marlene arranged, including birthday treats. It was also a nice touch to be greeted with birthday wishes by the receptionist!

Pleasant, helpful, attention to detail

By: Pippin

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

We are most pleased with MARLENE, after multiple years as our travel agent. She is responsive to. Our needs and ost helpful in all aspects off our travel plans.

A day in Antigua

By: Pippin

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Very positive in all aspects

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