Marisa L. Cole CTC

Salem, MA United States
Sensational Travel, an independent affiliate of Largay Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruising

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Lucia
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
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  • English

My Background

I am privileged to have been in the travel industry since 1982, and each day my passion for travel grows. My travels have taken me around the world, to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. One of my most memorable moments was jumping off YS Falls in Jamaica with my husband to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

When asked what my favorite destination is, I fondly reply “the next one.” (Though a few of my favorites include St. Lucia, Mexico, and Jamaica). I spend countless hours learning about new destinations, hotels, and travel options, which has led me to specialize in honeymoons and destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean. I’m currently planning an all-inclusive wedding in Aruba for 85 guests. The best thing about working with me on planning your destination wedding is that it’s a stress-free experience, so you can focus on your guests and your big day.

Wherever your next destination is, let me guide you with experience, expertise, and dedication to help build your travel dreams.

Places I Have Traveled

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Perfect honeymoon!!!

By: Matt

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2015

Marisa was awesome! With all the stress of planning a wedding it was so nice to not have to worry a thing about our honeymoon. Marisa listened to us and got to know us and planned the perfect honeymoon for us. She took our St. Lucia get away to the next level by telling us all the tricks and tips about the island. I highly recommend Mafisa to anyone that is looking to travel and we will certainly be using her for future trips.

The Best !


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

We have been using Marisa's travel service for many years, we would not even think of using anyone else ! We consider her as a personal friend. She is always on top of her game providing the best deals possible and making sure that everything runs smoothly. We highly recommend her!

Hassle-free enjoyable trip

By: Italy tourist

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

Marisa provided my group great support for a first trip to Italy. Airfare, transportation and accommodations were great! We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Marisa advised us well regarding whether " to book or not to book" event tickets and museum passes. This resulted in a great mix of exploring on our own and at the same time assuring that we experienced the main attractions in each location.

Grateful for the efficient and timely service!

By: Susan K

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Having Marisa help us with this trip made it much more enjoyable. She was key in arranging a number of our day activities and excursions--as well as the flights and accomodations. She was in frequent touch with the resort to confirm everything was set for our arrival. It was a treat to deal with a person who cares--and not just rely on computers and phone messages. Marisa genuinely loves what she does and it shows in the service she delivers. We had an amazing trip and are thankful for Marisa's efforts!!

Trip to Bora Bora - Awesome experience!

By: Michael M.

Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

If it wasn't for Marisa at Sensational Travel, we would have never gone on this trip, I just didn't have the time to coordinate all the airline and hotel accommodations. We ended up visiting several islands and she handled everything from the flights, to the hotels, and the transportation to/from the airports. It was as seamless as anyone could ever make it. Ended up being an amazing trip, I would highly recommend the destination to anyone, and even more so to have Marisa plan it for you!

Excellent Job!

By: Claire

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2016

It was a pleasure to meet Marisa and do business with her. Her recommendations were so helpful and she made our trip extra special . We will definitely use her again.

BEST Vacation!

By: cman12

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Great Vacation to Hawaii!! I travelled with my husband and 2 stepchildren, aged 17 and 21 and we all had a fabulous time. This is the first vacation that all 4 of us took that each of us enjoyed equally. Marisa arranged all of our travel arrangements, from airfare to hotels to daily activities. In particular, she recommended we do a helicopter tour and and downhill bike tour, which I was very hesitant about, but these ended up being 2 of our favorite activities. I will definitely be using Marisa again for future travel. I highly recommend her!
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Informative & Experienced

By: CK3773

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

solid in almost every way, knows her craft
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Organized. Easy. Awesome.

By: queen of the nile

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2017

Marisa coordinated a vacation for me and my brother and sister-in-law which sounds easy - except we don't live in the same state! So she carefully planned our arrivals to the Island as well as our departures to be close in time so we wouldn't miss out on doing anything together! I was also SUPER impressed with the package that arrived with all my travel info in it! It was so organized and everything was simply in one place in one BOOK at my fingertips at all times. Any info I could possibly need was readily available along with Marisa's contact info in case I needed more. I would recommend Marisa to anyone who wanted to alleviate stress even BEFORE their vacation starts!


By: Rick & Laurie

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

We usually book our own travel but having Marisa help us with our recent trip to St Lucia was a far better, stress-free experience! She gave us great advice on hotels, things to do, and local customs. She let our hotels know we were celebrating a special occasion which got us an upgrade to the most amazing room with a view of the sea and the Pitons! And when there were weather issues on our departure, she contacted us, kept us informed about flight status and let us know what to do if our flight was canceled. We will definitely use Marisa and Sensational Travel for our future adventures!

Sun time and fishing

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Marisa is such a pleasure to work with--from offering suggestions of destinations to the small details needed to make the trip memorable, she handles it all. We have used her in the past and will continue to in the future--and happily. I absolutely will recommend her to others.

Highly recommended!

By: Brian

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Marisa was a pleasure to work with! She responded to emails quickly and resolved any issues that we had with our cruise. Thank you Marisa for all your hard work!

Marisa is an outstanding travel agent

By: Rachel

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2017

Marisa is very professional, and she takes the extra time to be sure her clients have an excellent travel experience. She delivers personalized service, and she is extremely knowledgeable about the travel business.

Great experience!

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Marisa was incredibly helpful with all aspects of planning our trip. She was on top of everything, including concerns we had about food allergies and safety. She made the planning process so easy, and her communication was great at every step of the way. I highly recommend Marisa for all of your travel planning needs!

Scandinavian Holiday

By: Alexev

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

It was very pleasant. We planned at our home which was very convenient. Basically we told Marisa what we wanted to do and she made some excellent suggestions and took care of all the details. This included hotels, planes and trains. We did pick out our own hotel for Stockholm which was closer to the attractions we planned to visit. It was a gem! It was the Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington. We highly recommend it. We also recommend the Fem Sma House restaurant in Stockholm.

Great Vacation

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

It was wonderful working with Marisa, she made great recommendations on Hotels and river cruise companies. We had a wonderful time!


By: Carmela

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

I have worked with Marisa before, and as usual she is professional and amazing! We loved our trip to Ireland and Marisa helped make that happen. I would never travel without using Marisa to hammer out the details.
Not Recommended

Not much help

By: katm

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2018

She said she would do hotel as well as cruise reservations and never did

Impress Me Deal

By: Megan

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

Marisa was wonderful. She fully explained what we were booking into and had good knowledge of the properties that we would be offered. Booking our trip with her was extremely easy.

Hawaii Trip

By: Robin

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Marisa was great to work with. She's a lot of fun but extremely knowledgeable, too. She planned every detail so we had nothing to worry about and could just go and have a wonderful trip.


By: Greg

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018

We have worked with Marisa for 10 years and love the service advice and guidance she provides.

Turks and Caicos

By: Susan and Eric

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

We really enjoyed working with Marisa. She did a great job in planning our family vacation to Turks and Caicos! She was very professional and was always available when we had questions and concerns. She gave us great advice and was patient throughout all of the planning. We would definitely use Marisa again in the future!

Barbados Trip

By: J&C

Reviewed on: 12 May 2018

Marisa is wonderful. She’s very good at quickly answering questions....even at the last minute before a trip. She travels often so she can recommend places that she’s been which is wonderful when you want to go someplace but don’t have specifics as to where. There were 7 of us traveling. She worked hard to understand each person’s desires as to tours and specific activities and also physical limitations when customizing our trip.


By: Maureen Mahoney

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2018

Marisa you are a genius! My son and I had a fabulous trip. Thanks to Your prepared docs and info on what to see, where to go and what to eat. Sea Me in Lisbon was a favorite sea food place. The port wine cellars in Porto was given 2 days of our attention. The many monasteries and churches are a must see. The many hills to get anywhere put me in shape quickly... thankfully, Fado music is worth the climb! The international flights were comfortable, The hotels exquisite. Our hotel in Porto was especially amazing. As you stated, trains are efficient and in time. We got around very easy. It is the Portuguese people that would make me go back. If only the dollar wasn’t so weak against the euro I would be planning my next trip with you. You prepared us for our trip of a life time! Thank you Marisa, I’ve never had such a great trip planned before.

Indescribable trip to Tanzania

By: kg

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018

Marisa helped us plan a once in a lifetime trip to Tanzania. Every detail was perfect and each day was fabulous. We saw the migration, big five, ugly five and everything in between. Elephants, wildbeast, water buffalo, lions, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos, monkeys, baboons and more. Most importantly Marisa had local connections to ensure we had a fabulous guide which is talking with other travelers was the difference between a good and fabulous trip! If you are thinking of going to East Africa let Marisa know!

Spain road-trip

By: Mairi

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Marisa was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and efficient. Very helpful and responsive when we wished to change plans while in middle of trip, made everything happen easily. Would definitely work with her again.
Not Recommended

Recent vacation

By: Sun

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2018

We felt like we had to come up with the ideas and we had lots of fairly common questions that she did not anticipate.


By: Honeymoon

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Everything was excellent. From the time we arrived on the island to when we left everything was all taken care of and just perfect.

Great Travel Agent

By: Gail and Family

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Marisa assisted me in every step of my vacation planning. Since this was a really big family vacation I needed a lot of hand holding and assistance and Marisa was there at every turn. Even when she was away on her own journey, she got back to me in a very timely manner each time I wrote or called. She set up excellent excursions for our trip, using excellent vendors for each leg of our journey. By the end of my planning process, I was just asking Marisa to pick out what we should do because she had a knack for knowing what we would like. I will use Marisa again and you should too! Thank You Marisa Cole, of Sensational Travel

Aruba vacation

By: Mary Lou

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2018

Marisa is always great to work with. I just let her know what we are looking to do for a vacation and she takes care of making it happen :)

Punta Cana

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

Excellent to work with. Did everything she said she would for us.

A fabulous week!

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

My husband and I knew we wanted the Bahamas for a spring trip with a focus on bone fishing. We located the resort we were interested in and handed it off to Marisa to get some more info and to do the booking—we were grateful for her legwork and her advice. We have worked with Marisa in the past and appreciate her help and input and she honestly takes a lot of the stress out of the planning process. The resort is one we will definitely return to...and Marisa is an advisor who we will happily continue to use.

Wonderful memorable trip

By: Loretta

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019

Wonderful memorable trip... Marisa was always on hand making sure our experience was perfect. Can’t wait to have her plan my next adventure,

Review My Advisor

By: Jayne

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2019

Marisa is warm, funny and so knowledgeable of Tuscany and its small places of interest, restaurants, and shops which the average tourist doesn’t know about. We loved spending time getting to know her during lunches, dinners, rides on the bus, etc. I would definitely go on another trip with Collette and Marisa.

Marisa Cole

By: Peach

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019

Marisa was an excellent tour guide. She's courteous, accommodating and helpful with anything we needed during the trip. I will definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to travel. I'm looking forward to traveling with her again.


By: Christina

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

Marisa was so much fun to work with. She really took the time to get to know everyone and was so much fun to travel with.

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