Michelle Andersen 

Sarasota, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1986
Languages
  • English

My Background

Michelle grew up in Chicago and spent her summers on the beaches of Lake Michigan. “There, she says, "I developed a love of the sun and sand and of being active in golf and tennis." Although she enjoyed winter sports and spent a great deal of time partaking in them, her real love has always been the water.

"I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East. I feel at home on any of the Hawaiian Islands indulging in the wonderful Aloha Spirit. I've stayed in a fabulous over-water bungalow in Bora Bora, watching the fish feed right before my eyes. Oh, and bare boat chartering in the crystal clear waters of the British Virgin Islands...THAT was fabulous."

The Emerald Isle is also a land dear to her heart. "The Irish are so warm and friendly." Although Michelle knows all the best properties and locations throughout Ireland, she encourages her clients to get the real scoop by tipping a pint with locals.

Michelle specializes in custom exclusive experiences that typically can only be arranged through private connections.  And Michelle has plenty of them.  She is recognized for her expertise by top travel companies, such as Orient Express and Abercrombie & Kent.

“If you really want to know what it means to be pampered,” she says, “Try chartering the legendary Christina O!”   In her leisure, she’s an avid boater. Active couples, especially those who golf and ski, will benefit greatly from her expertise in active experiences at home and abroad.

As Director of Admiral Travel's Private Client Group, Michelle is dedicated to working with esteemed guests from Starwood’s St. Regis and Elite Vacation Network.  In this capacity, Michelle fulfills a wide range of requests from emergency dental exams to private villas and jets.  “My role is really quite simple,” she says.  “Travel is supposed to be fun.  I enjoy making dreams come true, and I love when my clients say I’ve exceeded their expectations.”

Places I Have Traveled


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Highly Recommend

By: JHKK


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2013

Michelle did a great job helping me plan our Alakan cruise. She listened to the points that were important to me and found the cruise that fit our narrow time frame. She responded quickly to emails and was very helpful and knowledgable.

The Best I have ever worked with for travel.

By: sfwport


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Always so enjoyable to work with a travel professional who understands what we want and accomplishes same with no complications. Always look forward to being able to talk to Michelle as she is smart, witty and fun.

I would recommend her.

By: Budee


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2013

Her task with 4 of us was not easy. My 3 daughters had ongoing questions prior to the cruise and I did too. She handled all of us without showing disapproval or aggravation---not easy to do with 4 inquiring minds.
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Highly recommend.

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

When we asked for this particular cruise we had no idea of the quality of help we would get from the Admiral staff and. In particular Michelle. We had to cancel a previous cruise due to illness. Both situations were handled better than anticipated. Direction was clear and our needs fully understood and all issues responded to promptly.

Highly recommended

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

In addition to be a charming person to work with, she regularly gets us more than we ask for. Great agent!

Talented agent and wonderful personality

By: janekummel@gmail.com


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Unfotunately, due to illness we had to cancel our last trip. Michelle went right in to action to help us with P paperwork. People think they don't need travel agents but, if something goes wrong ther are there to help. I feel not only have we been given good recommendations from michelle but we get good value. Can you tell we are very happy with Michelle?

On top of all the details

By: Jack


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

It is always a pleasure to work with Michelle. She takes care of all the details and makes sure nothing is overlooked as far as the trip goes.She is patient and spends plenty of time reviewing my concerns. She is very prompt in answering all my emails and telephone calls and she follows up on our trips after our return. I plan on using her for as long as I continue to travel.

excellent communicator and professional consultant

By: AB


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

We have organised trips with Michelle previously as part of a large group and again this year Michelle has been excellent in organisig our cruise with Celebrity. Her expert knowledge and patience with dealing with our multiple requests and questions is to be commended. We are about to email her with our next lot of travel requests. Thank you Michelle!
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She Inspires You

By: Charlie41


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2014

Michelle Andersen provided invaluable assistance to my wife and me. As first-time cruisers, we had lots of questions. She answered them thoroughly. Her enthusiasm for taking a cruise helped us to look forward to the experience. She reserved our suite for us and attained a credit to our shipboard account. We will seek her services again when we plan another cruise.

Highly Recommend

By: kali


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2014

Once again Michelle was great in securing us a room at the Plaza in NYC. As our arrival date drew near she contacted the hotel on her own initiative to ensure our upgrade to the type of room that we love. In addition she found us a wonderful special that they were running at the time that made our stay not only luxurious but also not too hefty on the wallet. She's the best!
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Excellent service

By: Australiangoer


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2014

She has done a very through job with our trip.

Excellent job - covered all the bases

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2014

Everything was perfect. High marks for the trip.

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2014

From start to finish, a very pleasant experience. Michelle handled all issues, changes etc with the utmost professionalism. Will travel with Admiral and Crystal in the future. Best on and off boarding we have ever experienced.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

Michelle Anderson has always been there to answer any questions we have when we book our travel plans with her. She gives us her undivided attention and never rushes us. We highly recommend her.

very helpful

By: jane


Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2014

She did a great job and was very nice to work with. We will seek her help again when we travel. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

By: suzyq


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

i have not gone on my trip yet. I am due to leave in august
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VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND MICHELLE ANDERSEN

By: DR. BAISE


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

THIS PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL ADVISOR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL IN PROVIDING MY FAMILY WITH COMPETENT AND ENJOYABLE TRIPS FOR MANY YEARS.  SHE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST WHEN IT COMES TO HER WORK.

Highly recomended. Always available to us.

By: Dr Mom


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2014

The above we said was enough .  After years of service  and help thru an episode of illness overseas, she  is and was excellent.  She was in  contact with our family when  my husband became critically ill overseas.   She is our "go to person" for any travel.  

Highly recommended

By: Harla


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

Michelle did a wonderful job arranging our family cruise.  She is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions and concerns.  We will definitely call her for our next trip.Thank you, Michelle

Highly recommended

By: Glo


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Michelle continues to do an excellent job of making arrangements for our trips. She takes into account our needs and answers all questions in a very timely manner. She always has time to listen and follows through. We recommend her highly.

Highly Recommend

By: kali


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Michelle did another great job of hooking us up - this time at the Auberge Saint -Antoine in Quebec City.  Great hotel and location.  Loved the city.  And as always when we arrived everything was done to perfection.  Recognized as a virtuous reservation.  Received our upgrade and amenity. Welcomed us on behalf of Michelle as well.  Michelle always takes her time before we arrive to reach out to the hotel again and make sure everything is in place for our arrival.

Exceptional Service

By: Moo22


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Michelle was such a pleasure to work with! Her knowledge of the area we wanted to travel to was phenominal and we appreciated  her spot on recommendations regarding the more elderly guests in our party and appreciated how she tailored our itinerary around these considerations. We have recommended Michelle and Admiral Travel to many of our friends and will continue to take advantage of her professionalism and knowledge in the future.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2014

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2014

very pleasant  best travel agent I ever had
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By: JACK


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

VERY FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAVEL AGENT. WE GO TO HER FOR ALL OUR MAJOR TRAVELS

Highly Recommended

By: Albury's


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2014

Highly recommend Michele and Admiral Travel

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

This is our second cruise with Oceania and both have been the very best.  The ports chosen are the best available in the area.  The staff makes every effort to make the passengers feel like special guests.  The specialty restaurants are excellent as is the Grand Dining Room.  I would recommend the MS Riviera to anyone.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

By: DR. G. RICHARD BAISE


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2014

MS. ANDERSEN GAVE OUR GROUP OF FOUR OUTSTANDING SERVICE.SHE IS AN EXTREMELY COMPETENT INDIVIDUAL AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER SERVICES TO ALL MY FRIENDS.

Great lady

By: Jk


Reviewed on: 08 May 2014

Michelle is a wonderful agent and person.  We can all book online but if you have a problem only an agent can help.  Michelle has helped several times and it's made me very thankful to have her.
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ABSOLUTELY GREAT

By: AFMM0426


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

MICHELLE WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC FROM START TO FINISH AND THEN SOME!HER INSIGHT AND INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH OUR VARIOUS DESTINATIONS WERE WONDERFUL. ALL THE "Is" WERE DOTTED AND ALL THE "Ts" CROSSED!  HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL MADE THIS TRIP TRULY MAGICAL ....THANKS MICHELLE!!!!!

covered more than all the basis--left nothing to chance.

By: JIM


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

GREAT SERVICE FROM PLANNING TO DOCUMENTATION--TO PRE TRIP PREP. TO FOLLOW UP AND CHANGES DURING TRIP. ALONG WITH MAL AND RYAN AND TERYN!!

Highly Recommend

By: Gary and Lauri


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2014

Michelle planned our trip down to the smallest detail. From the drivers to the knowledgeable guides (Always on time and courteous), as well as the train transfer coordination from region to region, this truly allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the landmarks. Everywhere we looked was a surreal moment in time. I would say that the planned tours at every stop (Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, and Milan) were right on. Integrating in a cooking class, Vespa ride, horseback ride added to the enjoyment. This being a trip of a lifetime met all of our expectations.  Thanks,

My travel agent of choice!!

By: Evella


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

Michelle's experience and knowledge are priceless. For our first time cruise, this one could not be more perfect. We did not have to wonder and wander around. Michelle gave us the tools to navigate with ease. She took away the stress in some decisions that we struggled on. She saved us time, money and aggravation. Michelle is our travel agent!!!

Viking staff is excellent!

By: sarah


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

I recommend Viking River cruises highly and when you let Viking do all the planning (including transfers) you don't have to worry about a thing!

HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION

By: KHamadmd


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

Highly recommend

By: Larry50


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

We would highly recommend Michelle Anderson and Admiral Travel.  Our trip far exceeded our expectations.   We loved the food, the travel guides, the drivers and the hotel accomodations.We look forward to our next trip with Michelle and Admiral!

Highly recommend

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2014

We chose this Tauck tour because on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy as well as the in depth study of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy.  Monet's garden and Paris were just additional pleasures.  Tauck provided everything that was promised and more.  The accommodations were excellent and varied.  I would certainly advise anyone to consider any of their destinations.  One thing, they did say you must be able to walk two miles a day.  If that is a problem you should reconsider and choose  a more gentle trip.  The days were physically tiring for many but so interesting, no one complained.

Highly recommended

By: Don and Lily


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Hi Michelle - just returned from Viking cruise and food, service and cleanliness was very good.   We were disappointed with room (see message to Viking).Also Viking would not give us the TCCC credit of $200.   They said we had a $200 SBC for the cabin but couldn't explain where.We did get the $200 refer a friend credit but not the TCCC credit of $200don and lily

Highly recommended

By: ClB


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2014

Very responsive. A pleasure to work with

An Excellent Job

By: Cliff


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2014

A very nice job planning our cruise and pre-cruise hotel accommodations.

Outstanding

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2014

This trip was one of the best we have ever taken. absolutely fantastic. Michelle did an excellent job. We are totally satisfied it exceeded our expectations.
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Expert friendly service!

By: Alice & Jim


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2014

Great Trip! Fabulous first class hotels. Fabulous service. Fabulous foods Fabulous hosts. Fabulous wines. Fabulous Tour Guide, Luigi! Fabulous scenery! Fabulous time!

Expert advice, local knowledge &recommendations!

By: Kay09


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2014

We wanted a European cruise, didn't have a lot of time and, of course, wanted it all. Michelle zeroed right in on our needs and made the perfect recommendations and arrangements for us. Oceania Cruises was everything she said it would be. The Excelsior was in the perfect location for the limited amount of time we had in Rome. The arrangements she made for us with a private car/driver and one-on-one guide for the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's was over-the-top great! I can't say enough good things about Michelle - very professional, has all of the right knowledge and contacts and in addition, so easy and fun to work with it! Can't wait to talk to her about our next trip!!
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Always on top of all details

By: Leslie555


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

Just returned from 4 week holiday. Everything that Michelle helped me with went off without a hitch. She is not only my go to travel planner but a good friend. I always enjoy catching up when I return home.

Perfect Planning

By: Jack


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2014

This was our first cruise on the Oceania line, our ship was the Marina which is relatively new. Because we left from Columbus Ohio and returned to Tampa Fl our airline arrangements and connections were somewhat complicated but all connections worked thanks to close involvement by Michelle Anderson. We have traveled on over 30 Cruises and this ship had as good a food quality as any we have ever sailed. Not only the quality but the variety of the food was excellent. The entire ship personnel were very friendly and interested in our comfort and satisfaction. The accommodations were perfect - room size large & efficiently designed & convenient to ship facilities. Michelle Anderson did a superb job in recommending and organizing this trip for us. She is tops.

Wonderful Cruise!

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2014

Absolutely fabulous cruise! Thank you Michelle for guiding us through everything when we booked it. We were thrilled with everything!

Professional and Friendly...all at once

By: LeslieR


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2014

Michelle took care of everything. I only wish she'd sent someone to pack and unpack for me. :)

Seamless Travel Experience

By: Charlie 1215


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

For our cruise, Michelle Andersen secured an upgrade of services that provided my wife and me with several special amenities. The fee was waived to eat dinner at the elegant eight-table special restaurant called Le Champagne. Early in the Silversea cruise, we got to share dinner with the cruise director and six other people. The company was excellent and the lobster was superb. We made use of the complimentary laundry perk as well. We had asked Mrs. Andersen to reserve a room at the Sheraton Lima prior to our trip home at 1:35 a.m. the next day. She came through for us perfectly with a room on the Club Floor from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. followed by an airport transfer. We made use of the Club Room three times: in the morning, in late evening, and at night. There was tasty food each time as well as espresso coffee in the a.m. and champagne in the p.m. During our first visit to the Club Room, our flights were confirmed. We appreciate Michelle's thoughtful expertise!

incredibly patient helping an old man and novice trip planner navigate through the process.

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2015

We have worked with Michelle for a number of years now. She earned our trust a long time ago and along the way became a very valued friend. Our recent trip to Little Dix Bay was wonderful!
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Regent Cruise Papeete to Lima

By: R Bruce


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Everything was great on the trip - first a 26 day cruise from Papeete to Lima, then a post-cruise tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I would recommend Michelle to anyone desiring perfection in travel arrangements!

The best service ever!

By: Pascale


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015

Michelle never stopped looking for the perfect vacation spot for my family. I had her looking at everything...and she would help me narrow it down based on my comments and what I was looking for. We ended up at the Hard Rock Hotel on Cancun. I was so impressed! The service was impeccable, the people friendly, we all felt safe and secure. It was hard to leave. Thank you Michelle!
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way to go!

By: twomurrays


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

darn. i was hoping for a survey monkey survey so i could go down the list and check off all the things i loved. well, i'll cowboy up and go through my notes and give you the highlights. fede was the perfect opening act. our tapas tour on our first night in madrid was (thanks to a good night's sleep on the way over) a lark with a bud (whom we'd just met in the hotel lobby) just meandering around town and dropping in to some of his favorite places. perfect. delightful. instructive. we wanted to keep him forever. the next day marta swept in and took us mostly to the prado where she was a fount of spanish art history art + stories! our train trip to toledo the next day was marvelous. holy toledo, indeed. what a great day. we loved our free day (armed with marta's great ideas) and spent a lot of the day at the newly re-opened MAN (museo archeologico nacional). fabulous! the frosting on the cake was susana and our tour of the guggenheim. another fabulous knowledgable and very kind guide.

Phenomenal Experience!

By: 2Hounds


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Michelle Anderson has been our travel advisor on three different occasions while traveling to Europe. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She finds rare gems and implements them into our itinerary. Every experience has been an unforgettable memory. In our recent trip we stayed at Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa. We had such an incredible time that we can't wait to return! Our room was spacious and elegant. The service throughout was fantastic. The view of the vineyard from the large patio was straight from a Tuscan postcard. We enjoyed both restaurants, the pool, workout room and spa. We also enjoyed strolling the garden and vineyard soaking in the beauty. I would highly recommend Michelle and Castello del Nero.

Another Tauck success

By: Joe & Mary


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015

Our trip from Budapest to Prague with numerous stops along the Danube with wonderful people was really enjoyable. Service aboard the Savor was quite good, but having lived in the Hudson valley most of my life, I was disappointed with the cruise portion. The ports however were great except for Regensburg which kept us from the beauty of Prague an additional day. Overall, a very good vacation.

Perfection!

By: LL


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2015

What a delight it was to work with Michelle and what a wonderful trip she crafted for us. Our travel was seamless from the moment we arrived at the airport until we arrived home. Regent Seven Seas was a wonderful experience. I knew we were being pampered but I did not realize how much so until I came home and had to face my reality. The only thing not perfect was the weather but I can't fault either Michelle or the ship for that. Michelle handled all our questions in a timely fashion when we were planning our trip, gave us valuable advice on selecting shore excursions, took care of dinner and spa reservations, made recommendations about currency issues......anything we threw at her, she handled. Michelle will be my new Go To Travel Advisor. I had not used one in quite some time but I realize the added value to using a professional! Now to save my Euros, kroners, kronas and dollars to be able to plan the next adventure!
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Supergood, professional and ethical service.

By: Gino16


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015

Absolutely the best international vacation ever. I cannot say enough about Michelle. She anticipated all of our travel requirements and for that we are appreciative. This was my retirement /birthday present to myself. I also wanted my daughters (two are doctors one is an attorney) to have a few seem less days away from their demanding careers. We even took my two granddaughters (ages 4 and 16). Michelle's attention to each person was tremendous.
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Cruise to Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia

By: Turner 74


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2015

Michelle Andersen did a superb job with our hotels, transfers, and cruise. We got a very nice spa credit at La Posta Vecchia, an idyllic property where we enjoyed a comfortable corner room. At Hotel Metropole in Venice, we had a wonderful experience with delicious breakfasts and canal and lagoon views. We will gladly return to both hotels. A surprise on our transfers in Venice was that Alessandra accompanied the water taxi driver. She made sure that everything went well at the hotel and at the airport. On the cruise, we met a Virtuoso representative from Arizona and her assistant. They hosted a reception aboard that we attended. Our Virtuoso perk of a driver from Sorrento meant that our excursions got off to a flying start with lots of photo ops, stops at the Emerald Grotto as well as a wonderful ceramics shop, and lunch at a hotel. Mrs. Andersen, Admiral Travel, and Virtuoso enabled us to have a truly enjoyable and memorable vacation in Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia.

OUTSTANDING!

By: Larry G.


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

This was one of our best trips ever. Great job Michelle!
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Great service planning out trip to Europe

By: Cliff


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Lots of help setting up our cruise and post cruise hotel.

excellent trip

By: stan


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

The trip arrangement that Michelle did were perfect as all the previous ones that she arranged for us. Thank you Michelle

Great advisor and planner for our trips

By: Fiddy


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2015

Great trip no problems. On our Rocky Mountaineer trip!

Tons of activities

By: pmj34


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016

We were an exceptionally large group (15) but the staff did its best to accommodate us as a group including tagging us as "la familia" at the two restaurants that could accommodate us. Food was plentiful and varied, something for everyone, with no limits as it was buffet style. Staff was outstanding!

Bucket List Trip to Galapagos

By: Smilemaker


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016

The Trip to Guayaquil and the Galapagos was nothing short of spectacular. It is an active trip, not for those who do not snorkel (you do not need experience) or can't take a short walk. But if you are in reasonable condition (I am 72 yr old and not the oldest on the ship), it is a do not miss experience. It is also a great trip for families. Very casual. You only need a few dri-fit outfits and bathing suits. International Expeditions did a great job. The naturalists were fantastic and the entire crew was friendly and there to help. I am not one to write a long review, but unless you hate nature this trip must be experienced. I wake up in the morning disappointed that I am back in my own bed and not still on the ship.

New approach

By: Dick - over 39


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2016

We enjoyed the cruise. The Veendam is a very nice ship, but they are bringing to Tampa a bigger ship next year. The service was a bit slower than previous cruises, so it looks like they are in a cost reduction mode...squeeze in more people and hold the line on payroll. Same approach the airlines are taking. Hope I am wrong, but that's how it appeared to me. Everything else was really great D

Superb Professional Service

By: Joan & Bob


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

From the day we began planning our trip over a year ago, Michelle was always there for us. She was most responsive and provided immediate feedback whenever we had a question. She arranged a trip of a lifetime for us and everything worked like clockwork. There was not one glitch along the way. All of our airline and cruise arrangements worked very well. Our hotel accommodations were top notch and our personal guides, drivers, pilots and yachtsman were professional and personable. Everyone showed up when and where they were supposed to. When one considers all the moving parts and all the places we visited, this was no small accomplishment. It was a pleasure dealing with Michelle! We could not be happier with the trip she planned for us. We are most grateful for her superb professional service, and we will certainly contact her again whenever we start planning another trip.
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arabian sojourn

By: murray2


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2016

we had two days to see/experience abu dabhi and dubai and we did it. our guide was a delightful woman who showed us around and made sure that everything worked smoothly, on time, comfortably, and to the best advantage for us to learn and experience as much as we wanted. the two days flew by and looking back i'm stunned at how much we were able to appreciate the marvels and cultural treasures of this foreign land. the concerns of transport, safety, and cultural appropriateness faded into the background, thanks to our guide, and we were able to fully embrace our visits to the mosque, the cities, the beaches, and the museums. i'm so glad we had this opportunity to see and enjoy the UAE. it was just amazing. truly amazing.

Exceptional planning for us.

By: ann1947


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2016

Our trip was so well planned out. We wanted for nothing. All arrangements were made for us, all we had to do was go. That was the life!
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Brains and Beauty and Sense of Humor

By: Trouble


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

Great attention to detail. Always offers new ideas for things to do and see. And, I feel like I can call her anytime I need anything, any where.

Always amazing service!

By: BigRed


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2016

Michelle is always fabulous at finding the perfect places to stay and recommending private tours. She is so passionate about travel and it comes through every time we work together. We are now in the beginning stages of planning another trip to Italy with her. Can't wait!

One of the best ever!

By: Trouble


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2016

Just got back from almost 3 weeks in Spain. Michelle took care of everything from the moment we landed in Barcelona to the moment we boarded to go back home. She even made sure we restaurant reservations. Made for Spain is so professional, flexible about schedules and the guides are always prompt and friendly and articulate. We loved the Marques de Riscal in Rioja and the Maria Cristina in San Sebastian was lovely. The icing on the cake though was the Majestic Hotel in Barcelona. I'm moving in!

A true professional

By: whytejo


Reviewed on: 10 May 2016

Michelle manages everything so well up front - so that everything just falls in line afterwards. Always there when we needed her. We have total confidence in her. Virtuoso Comment Our complimentary Virtuoso excursion (Phuket - private tour) was the only excursions in the whole trip that was a failure. Wrong places especially on a national holiday, disliked private guide AND zero flexibility to change to where we wanted to go, even for a private car & guide. The Regent excursions on the day (free) would have been much better.
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Michelle outdoes herself again!

By: lk12345


Reviewed on: 13 May 2016

We just had a wonderful stay at the Plaza. Michelle arranged it for us and we were greeted with such warmth, a nice upgrade and champagne and chocolates. We can't rave enough about Michelle and our experience at the Plaza. She always makes sure it's extra special for us.

Best Cruise Yet

By: CB+CR


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016

My wife & I have taken a cruise with Silversea for four years in a row. Each time, Michelle handled the arrangements. Her ties with Virtuoso made this northern European cruise our most enjoyable. Carole Kaiman & Bruce Bloom were perfect Virtuoso hosts, holding a reception & organizing two dinners for the group. Thanks to them, we got to know cruisers from GA, NJ, OH, and Canada. Fellow cruisers had very positive attitudes, which reflected Silversea employees, who were friendly & outgoing. Another reason for our enjoyable cruise related to locations where we docked. We opted for looking around on our own at most places, such as the Bremerhaven zoo & Helsingborg's Karnan Tower. At Antwerp, we walked directly from our ship into the central city, exploring the Birds Market & touring Rubens' House. Virtuoso covered most of the cost for our two excursions: a guided visit to Ghent & a canal cruse in Amsterdam. We are grateful to our advisor, Virtuoso, & Silversea for a highly-fulfilling trip.

Professional, friendly service!

By: Marion


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016

We booked a Star Clipper cruise through Michelle and was not disappointed! Everything (information, documents) were provided as soon as available. I had inquired about hotels and Venice and was advised Star Clippers was running a special, so we received a free night in Venice and transfer to the ship! Very satisfied with the service and would definitely recommend!

First rate as expected

By: Leslie555


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016

Michelle has been helping me travel for many years and each trip is better and better. My trip in May was so fabulous from beginning to end. Every hotel, ship accommodation, tour guides and transfers took so much of the stress of traveling away and replaced it it with wonderful experiences. I was especially happy with the days I spent in Milan and Lake Como which were so memorable. Many thanks Michelle. I am looking forward to my next trip in Sept.

Maiden voyage of the Explorer

By: Joseph & Mary


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

We looked forward to the maiden voyage of the Explorer for 1 1/2n

Sincere Professionalism

By: Michael Z.


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Michelle sincerely cares and is one of the most capable travel professionals one will ever find. Even a problem with our hotel in Rio that was beyond her control was resolved by Michelle immediately, effectively and far beyond our expectations. Thanks Michelle and keep up the amazing work!
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Never let's you down

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016

Michelle has us as forever clients. She tells the truth so you can trust her recommendations. We all know how easy it is to make online reservations, but if you have a problem you have to have help and michelle does the job...she constantly makes travel better. Am I gushing?? You bet I am. She is the best.
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Alaska National Park Adventure

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016

Michelle did an outstanding job of finding us the right tour to make our Alaska National Park Adventure amazing. She helped us figure out how to visit all 8 of the national parks in Alaska in just under 3 weeks. The trip arrangements were exactly what we wanted in both hotels and side trips. The cruise up was amazing. Michelle was always available to help us. When we needed some assistance with a cancelled tour, Michelle followed up immediately and made sure the credit came through. We will be working with Michelle again on our next dream vacation.

The best!

By: mcches13


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

I have completed four cruises within the last year, all of which were organized by Michelle. Every one came off without a single hitch. She is a pleasure to deal with and goes the extra mile for her clients. I obviously would not hesitate to recommend her.

Michelle is fabulous

By: DSR


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

We have been working with Michelle for over the past seven years. Michelle has arranged adventures for us in Africa, Bali.Fiji, Europe, the Caribbean and on cruises She has also planned and arranged fabulous honeymoons for two of my children. Michelle is a delight to work with . She has a valuable insight into the world of travel through the experiences of her associates and herself. She understands our needs and works easily with my hotel and airline awards I am writing this note from Croatia after previously been in Venice, Milan and Lake Como. Our arrangements as always have been complete and executed flawlessly I strongly recommend using Michelle and Virtuoso for one's travel adventures.
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Trip was flawless

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

The trip was perfect, planes, hotels, meet and greet, expedited tranfers all went exactly as planned. Michelle does an excellent job for us on all trips.

Amazing Down Under

By: Kate


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

Ridiculous. over the top, a trip of a lifetime (again:)!) Four Seasons, great location, convenient to every where we wanted to go. Had dinner at Park Hyatt, so glad we stayed at 4Seasons. Must add Rockpool to your recommended restaurant list, wine list off the charts, best steaks. Emirates one&only Wolgan valley - amazing location, valley scenery nothing like we ever saw, largest wombat populations. Kangaroos EVERYWHERE, not just one or two, but everywhere! New Zealand - QUEENSTOWN was the best, JT (John Thomssen) was best tour guide we ever had, made us feel like we were visiting family (family we like:)). Did everything on the agenda and then some,(Bungee, mountain bike, rain forest hike, boat ride, great lodge with spectacular views and terrific food and service.) added visit to sheep farm to witness spring searing, to shot over boats through the rock canyon to dinner at local pubs and lunch and tour of private golf course (the hills). We need to come back for a golf trip.

Planned a trip of a lifetime

By: Leslie555


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2016

I recently returned from a trip that included 4 days in Istanbul and a Greek Island cruise. Michelle planned every detail and all went smoothly from my ride to the airport to my arrival back home. The guide I had in Istanbul was so wonderful and showed me as much as we could squeeze in in the time we had. Michelle made sure that everything I wanted to see and do happened for me. She followed me every day and I think she was as excited as I was experiencing things that she did on her visit. I'm not sure that she can top this holiday but we will try on my next trip!

Thorough and attentive service

By: Cob & Pen


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Hotel arrangements and travel transfers handled professionally. This was our fourth stay at the Goring, which remains our favorite hotel of all. Esprit Saint Germain exceptionally well situated to walk the city.

Outstanding Travel Consultant

By: KathySue


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

Michelle is one of the very best travel advisors I have ever worked with. She has been almost everywhere and can give first person recommendations. She quickly figures out what will suit us. She is able to handle our last minute bookings and has helped steer me in a good direction regarding countries to visit, cruise lines to take, shore excursions to sign up for, restaurants in cities we visit. She handles all with good humor, professionalism and fun. She is always my very first phone call when we decide to take a trip. She has planned some fabulous vacations and "follows" us as we go - making sure all is perfect before and during arrival at various locations during our travels. With Michelle we never have to worry!!! I highly recommend Michelle.

Get the inside scoop!

By: Troublemaker


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2016

Michelle always makes me feel like I have a special friend on the inside. She knows the best cabins on a cruise ship, the tours worth taking and (keep this quiet) the best bars in town. We love her upbeat attitude and she takes care of everything right from the start. I never have to worry about forgetting anything. She's always there to remind me! Highly recommend her.

Hi

By: Me


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2016

Everything fine

She saved our cruise

By: Sailor


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

Michelle was great. When we were booking our cruise I chose a cabin on the 10th deck and Michelle advised against it because it was just below the open deck and lounges. Another couple with us used a different travel agent and they booked the 10th deck and were awakened every morning when the crew moved the deck chairs above them. Thanks Michelle. She also kept us posted on updates and was helpful when we had questions. She was everything you would want a travel agent to be.
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cruise advisor

By: glo


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

We have worked with MIchelle Andersen over a number of years and she always comes through 100%. She is knowledgeable, courteous, and wears a smile at all times. Definitely a 5 star recommend. Gloria Nycek

The BEST

By: Khamad


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Michelle is always a pleasure to work with, infinitely agreeable and very accessible. She always manages to find just the right itinerary and can change things as needed on the fly. Absolutely the best.

Tauck tour of Portugal and Spain

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

Superior. Michelle was always available in the booking, air arrangements, hotel reservation for early arrival and follow up.
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Not Recommended

Cruising Caribbean

By: Gabe


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2017

After the deposit was sent in the level of service dropped to 10%. 10 of us went on a family cruise,
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The Devil is in the Details

By: Leslie


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2017

Perfect as always. Whatever I need to make my trip perfect she goes out of her way to make it happen for me. The flights she arranged were excellent and helped make my trip another one to remember. Thanks Michelle💕
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Truly the best

By: Trouble in SRQ


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Michelle is absolutely the best. Even on short notice she is able to set us up with the best tours, guides and drivers. We love her great attitude and sense of humor. Best of all, she makes me feel like I'm her favorite client. (Maybe I am!)
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Simply the Best!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Michelle is the BEST! From start to finish she made sure that every detail of my 50th Birthday trip with a group of friends was taken care of; hotels, transportation, tours and a fabulous cruise. I could not have asked for a smoother, more well planned trip. Michelle's humor, attention to detail and great suggestions made it truly a memorable experience & we could not recommend her and he team at Admiral Travel more highly.
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La Ora na- That means hello/whats up in Tahiti

By: Erin


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2017

Great. In the beginning, she pitched us a very expensive honeymoon trip but after discussion and talking about budgets, she was willing to find us other alternatives that weren't as expensive but still beautiful. She was available by email even on vacation when we had issues checking into our hotel. Throughout the whole process, she was very helpful, relaying important information but taking care of everything as we had a lot of other things going on that we had to focus on. Would definitely work with her again!
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Cuba

By: Broadway Baby


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Very Easy. She responds in a timely manner and follows-up with all requests.
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from cold to hot, small to large

By: wendy


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

excellent-great cabin on a wonderful ship-good airline reservations

Excellent execution

By: Taryn


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

Worked with Taryn, excellent

Thought of Everything!

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Michelle listened to what we wanted and designed our trip to address all of our wishes. When I realized we were late to book some of the accommodations that we wanted, she worked to find a way to fit us in. She followed up with me to make sure we were ready for our trip and she worked with the tour operator to confirm all arrangements. As a result, we did not experience any surprises or unpleasant problems during our trip. It was a pleasure to work with her and I look forward to planning our next adventure.
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london

By: bg


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Working With Michelle was a true delight! She recommended a series of hotels listing pros and cons and guided us to a true gem. We could feel her influence when we arrived at 10am after an international flight, greeted by name and immediately checked in! A full list of highlights was provided by Michelle and we took full advantage of her suggestions. Can't wait to see what is next

Safari trip

By: Renee


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Easy, most enjoyable, creative
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Not Recommended

Screed up my cabin accomodations

By: accolite2\


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Makes too many mistakes.
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Trip to Iceland

By: Andi


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Great. She was very thorough and respondive

Cruise

By: Wastel


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

The best I’ve ever worked with
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By: lyn


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Very professional
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Taryn

By: L


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Taryn helped set up our trip to CHILE and suggested we go to the desert and Atacama, and then Santiago and finally Patagonia. It was really a perfect trip---there is nothing that could have been better planned! Thank you very much!!

Fabulous Michelle

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

She is a great agent but what makes her special is how you have backup if something goes wrong such as cancelled flights. Today we can all book by ourselves but if something happens you can be stuck. You can feel comfortable telling her you want a cheaper hotel and she finds wonderful ones for you. She’s smart and fun!
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Crystal

By: Ann


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2017

Always a pleasure
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Beyond the call of duty

By: donalbahrenburg@yahoo.com


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Michelle Virtuoso cruise specialist with Admiral Travel SRQ -stayed in constant contact with my wife and myself thoughout the on Sunday-from her home- quietly guiding us in resolving the changes -Airlines /Airports / lost luggage-etc. -Her professional command and follow-up -gave us the confidence and reassurance that all was under control-allowing to proceed to the cocktail lounge!! Thank you Michelle 👏😴🍷

Paris

By: Paris


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2017

Excellent - very professional and gets things booked asap with zero drama.

Cuba Cruise

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Excellent experience. Timely, Efficient, Friendly
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So Wonderful

By: MikeR


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

Michelle is the reason I started traveling again. She has made the process so easy and when issues arise (like my wife and I missing our connection) She took care of us and arranged new flights changed the hotel booking and rescheduled all of our itinerary last minute to make it all work out. She makes this too easy. If you have the chance to work with her, do it! Off next to Antarctica...

BB report

By: Broadway Baby


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Michelle is a pleasure to work with. She responds in a timely manner and fulfills requests CORRECTLY the first time. I would highly recommend her as your next travel advisor!!

She is Amazing

By: Trouble


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Working with Michelle is not working at all. It is a joy. I call or write....she does the rest
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Windstar

By: Juma


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Working with Michele is a pleasure. She has the ability to understand my interests and is willing to spend the time to put together the perfect trip for me.

A&K Antarctica

By: MIkeR


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Michelle Rocks! Big trip with lots of moving parts and it all came together with Michelle's Help.

Emergency situation

By: HPL


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2018

Exceptional. Very helpful to help us to get home from St. Kitts after my emergency surgery in the local hospital. We are very greatfull. Thank you so much again Michelle.
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30 day Caribbean and Central America

By: Glo


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

Michelle is always on top of things 100% That is why we return to her. Gloria
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Feb trip Australia \ New Zealand

By: Shelly


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Great working with Michelle Anderson
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Regent Explorer

By: Mary & Joseph


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Michelle made this trip happen. We decided to go very late and she facilitated all of the arrangements. All was excellent and we enjoyed every moment.
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Michelle is totally on top of things!

By: Gail


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

No question is too small to ask Michelle. And she stays on top of everything, even if it's not her responsibility. I love working with Michelle.
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Girls weekend NYC

By: Khamadmd


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Michelle is a dream travel advisor. She gets to know her clients and their tastes and helps plan amazing travel experiences accordingly. Accessible and always enthusiastic!
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Thank you, Michelle

By: stash


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Our visit to Havana with 15 family members couldn't have been more carefully planned and directed. We had excellent advice and direction and absoultely no worries because she is so competent ,personal and a pleasure to work with.Our entire family had an memorable experience and no worries due to her concern.Many thanks!

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