Mark Johnstone 

Corpus Christi, TX United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
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Selling Travel Since
1974
Languages
  • English

My Background

My wife and I have traveled extensively over the years. Luxury cruising is my specialty, I have sailed on Seabourn, Silversea, Regent, Windstar and Crystal. We Host small groups for Virtuoso's Voyages. In addition to cruising, the destinations that are our favorite are the Country side of England [Cotswolds] France's Loire Valley, Greece and Turkey, Last fall We Hosted a Seabourn sailing from Athens to Dubai, and we just returned Hosting a cruise from Auckland to Sydney on the Crystal Symphony. If your are interested is cruising or visiting the country side of England and France, email me I would love to help you discover new and exciting destinations.

We returned recently from Australia and New Zealand on the Crystal Symphony. Our next Hosted cruise will be on Silversea's Spirit from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angles a 17 day cruise including a daytime transit of the Panama Canal I hope you choose to join us.

Jeri and checked off another of my Bucket list destinations, The upper Amazon cruising with Aqua Expeditions "Aqua" 7 days on the upper Amazon from Iquitos Peru a truly amazing experience on a luxury boat with great guides.

We were a participant in Virtuoso's Chairman's Trip to a new destination "Puglia" Italy on the Heel of the Boot, an amazing new find for our clients that have done all of the major sights in Italy. Ask me about Francis Ford Coppola's Palazzo in Bernalda, Luxury in a 9 room Palazzo sitting on the top of a hill near the Adriatic Sea. Following the Chairman's trip we spent two nights in Paris at the Esprit Saint Germain Boutique Hotel Our favorite left bank digs, prior to our 7 day AMA Waterways River cruise to Normandy, returning home to close out last years travel experiences. We traveled from Amsterdam to Budapest on the Maria Theresa Uniworld River Ship 14 days on the Rhine and Danube.

I recently returned from a Uniworld River Cruise in Bordeaux France visiting the great wineries and Chateaus of the region ask me about River Cruises in France.

Next will be Seabourn Odyssey cruising the Caribbean

Places I Have Traveled


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By: Dans


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013

Planning of cruise line, destinations, cabin space and timing of trip was very interactive with Mark. He made my wife happy while I worked to pay for trip. Very pleased with the whole process. Thank you Mark Johnstone!

Planned a great trip for me!

By: Glammy


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2013

I asked Mark to look into a cooking school in Tuscany that I found on line. It sounded too good to be true so I was suspicious. He confirmed that they were legitimate with his connections overseas and proceeded to get my reservations and make my flight plans. He then found me a hotel in Florence to add on to my stay. It all went exactly as he planned it. It was a trip of a lifetime!!! I can't wait to go back. Mark made this very easy for me and I will be forever grateful.

Perfect

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Wonderful Travel Arrangements

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2013

Jenna Sampson of Sanborn's did a wonderful job on our air and hotel arrangements for our recent trip to Tuscany and Rome,which included us spending several nights at the top of the Spanish Steps ... very memorable.

Highly recommended

By: Ray29


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

Mark Johnstone's staff provides superior personalized service!
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Highly Recommended

By: CEB


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

We have been fortunate enough to travel with Mark on other trips and have always enjoyed and appreciated the excursions he has organized. This trip did not disappoint. The travel vehicles were comfortable, the guide knowledgeable and the destination well chosen. The lunch was at a lovely historic restaurant and the food and service good, which is not an easy accomplishment with so many people arriving all at once. An excellent choice. We look forward to future travels with Mark.

Highly recommended

By: Dink


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2014

All went flawlessly!  Will definitely use Mark and his team again.

Absolutely the best.

By: Birdmomma


Reviewed on: 03 May 2016

Mark makes our travel experiences fun, easy and so exciting. Every time he helps us plan a trip it just seems to fit our needs perfectly. Without Mark's help, I'm sure we would not travel so comfortably. He is the best.

No Virtuoso

By: NoVirtuoso


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2017

Mark is fine. Virtuoso stinks.

The only way to travel

By: Cavebear


Reviewed on: 10 May 2017

Mark is always looking out for a trip in my area of interest I have had emergency travel issues that he has assisted in the resolution I travel a lot and am very happy with his travel services and Virtuoso perks when available Cheryl

Mark was very efficient,

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

He was very efficient and attentive to our wishes. Mark also kept us informed and made us feel as if no question was a stupid one even if it was.

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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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