Patrice Thomas 

Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United Kingdom
  • Cayman Islands
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • South Africa
Selling Travel Since
2006
Languages
  • English

My Background

I was born in Jamaica and grew up in the Cayman Islands. My travel career started at Carnival Cruise lines where I spend 2 years. My passion for travel intensified when I worked at Viking River Cruises. I am truly committed to helping my clients create the perfect vacation experience. My background experience is in all aspects of Travel. I have cruised with Viking River, Oceania, Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity, Azamara, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Seabourn and Princess throughout Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.

I have 2 kids that I love to spend time with doing anything that includes adventure, culture, food and wine, immersing in to different destinations and other fun activities.

"I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list"

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Priority Travel Specialist

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european charm

By: roswitha


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

Patrice is the best travel agent very professional and helpful. She planted my dream vacation from Barcelona - Rome. Hopefully we can work together again.

Patrice is a most helpful and accommodating lady. Goes out of her way to help.

By: Eva L.


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Have recommended Patrice to others. Thank you.
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Highly recommended

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Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2014

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Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2014

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Eternally Grateful

By: Terry


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

Patrice has become a trusted friend, not just a travel agent.  She pays great attention to detail, and looks out for our interest as well as that of the agency.  She is now our agent of choice for any future cruise plans.  Your agency is most fortunate in having an employee of such evident quality.

The Best

By: Charlie170


Reviewed on: 05 May 2014

We had an excellent trip! Everything was as planned by Patrice. Flights good and on time and cruises always go well. Big thankyou to Patrice.

I highly recomend Patrice Thomas

By: Cristina09


Reviewed on: 11 May 2014

Wonderful Cruise

By: Daryl


Reviewed on: 31 May 2014

Patrice took care of everything for us.  We had a great room with a balcony and most sightseeing tours were included.  She kept in contact with me the whole time before we left on the cruise, just to make sure we were satisfied with everything.  She made suggestions for our air travel, travel insurance, etc., and more or less led me by the hand.  Patrice even called me after I got back home to see if everything went well and to make sure I had a good time.  I will definitely ask for her help when we travel again next summer.

highly recommended

By: KM


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2014

Was wonderful, helpful with every step & every question we had

Bill's Excellent Adventure

By: BillB


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2014

We  had a fantastic time on this Danube cruise and I would highly recommend it to all.   The cities visited were all unique in their geography and history and the tour guides had great knowledge of local and past events which had taken place.  The new Viking longships are tremendous, you cannot tell that the ship is moving unless you look out the windows.   The food on board was very good, especially the evening of the German buffet.  We especially liked Budapest and Passau, and the three days post trip in Prague were well worth it, especially the location of the hotel which was very close to the old city.  The only recommendation that I would make is that Viking needs to let people know that there is a LOT of walking involved, most of it on very old cobblestone streets.   I would highly recommend this trip to all others.

Friendly and courteous

By: West


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2014

My family and I had a great time. Patrice answered all our questions and returned our calls promptly.

A MUST DO EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE

By: DICK


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2014

The cruise to the Baltic lived up to the excellent previous experience with Oceania. Patrice Thomas is the most hands-on travel advisor we have ever had. Her airline arrangement were the best ever, and the transfers went off without a hitch. The on-shore tours were really good, with perhaps one exception, and the only constructive comment is that from the beginning of the cruise we were overwhelmed with po9rt tours and not enough down-time. In the future we will find a cruise that paces our short visits a little better, and plan for some at-sea days just to get caught up. This comment should be helpful to other of our ripe old age of 75 each. We are currently booked on another cruise to the Pacific down under. We cannot wait. We love the cruise, Dick and Tish McCarthy

excellent work

By: dd


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2014

Patrice is a very dedicated & professional travel agent. She takes a good care of every issue, big or small, to our full satisfaction. No wonder we are going to use her services in our next vacation. She is the best:-)

The best. I now call her a friend. She was excellent!

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2014

A friend set this trip up with Patrice and I had the opportunity to talk with her and Tina on several occasions leading up to the trip. Tina was extremely helpful when we faced a couple of last minute limo scheduling problems. They we solved while in the air on our way to Rome. We really enjoyed meeting Patrice on the cruise and spent a lot of time with her during those 10 days.

Great Job!

By: brownc170


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2014

Patrice did a great job of getting us a good cabin and all the credits we were due.

Missed It - Due to Surgery

By: RB


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014

Sorry to say we missed the trip due to Bob having to have quadruple heart by-pass surgery two days before. We hear from those who went they had a grand time.

Patrice Thomas outstanding customer service

By: Senegal


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2015

Patrice had planned several cruises for my husband and I and has gone out of her way to make sure everything was well planned and called several times before and after our trip .We are so glad she is helping us plan our next cruise Thank you Patrice for all the hard work you put in for us ,Going Places is very lucky to have her

The verdict is out

By: billdupin@sbcglobal.net


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2014

We have NOT taken a trip which will occur in February 2015, so no evaluation is called for. Bill Dupin

great and prompt service

By: Caco


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2014

Patrice provided very efficient and prompt service. She provided all the information we needed to plan our trip which we greatly enjoyed.

COMPETENT ATTENTIVE SERVICE

By: MRCOHETA1


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2014

PATRICE IS ALWAYS ATTENTIVE AND FOLLOWS UP TO MAKE SURE EVERY DETAIL IS ACCOUNTED FOR. I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT SHE CHECKS IN ON AN ONGOING BASIS EVEN THOUGH I MIGHT NOT HAVE A BOOKED CRUISE AT THAT TIME.

riviera experience

By: bill


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

the trip was fine. food was very good while the cabin and service for the cabin was marginal.

Most caring and detailed professional trip planners

By: Dick and Tish


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2015

Patrice Thomas and her team are the very best and most attentive travel advisors anywhere. She held our hands in virtually every step of the cruise planning experience; they even made sure we are on our flight and once we missed a flight so they re-booked us immediately on another flight in order to make the scheduled cruise departure. I cannot recommend any other travel service more than and Going Places Travel, and specifically Patrice Thomas!

Expert, friendly,conscientious

By: Lee62


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2015

Patrice provides friendly, conscientious and reliable professional service. She is also sensitive to personal needs and requests of her clients. Highly recommended!

Helpful, friendly, wonderful!

By: Franny


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2015

My traveling companion had much more experience than I; I needed a lot of help. Patrice provided it with patience, expertise and humor, too. I look forward to working with her (often) in the future. She's the best!

The best travel agent I have worked with in years.

By: Carrot


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

Excellent a real asset to your firm

The best!

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 01 May 2015

Patrice is the best travel agent we have ever had. She is pro-active, very meticulous, she knows our needs and plans accordingly, she has been a terrific advocate for us with Oceanea cruises, friendly, very easy to work with, she keeps us posted on new itineraries opening up. We always look forward to working with her !

Great Experience

By: Cory S.


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

Patrice was recommended to us by my in-laws. We had a great experience working with Patrice, we gave her our budget and a few ideas for destinations. We were very happy with her recommendations and had an excellent time at our choice. Patrice took care of everything and would check in periodically with details to keep us informed and make sure we had all the answers to our questions. She was very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely use Patrice for future trips! Thanks Patrice.
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Exemplary Services

By: Maggie


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

My husband and I have traveled to over 70 countries, 7 continents and now all 50 states and we can TRULY say that the trip "America's Great National Parks" planned by Patrice Thomas - was the BEST trip EVER! We traveled with several members of our family and friends, and everyone is still talking about this trip!. Everyone enjoyed it. We learned so much about our OWN country, and the experience of the train ride was fantastic. Food was outstanding. Our tour guide was the GREATEST! Patrice really outdid herself with this trip. We are seriously thinking about taking another train trip because we enjoyed it so much. Since Patrice Thomas has been our travel agent, we have had nothing but GREAT services and GREAT trips. Wouldn't dream of using anyone else...

AMAZING

By: Smookum50


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

This trip was on my bucket list....I never dreamed that I would be able to go to Italy in this lifetime..Such an amazing journey....Great Food & wine...the ship was beautiful & elegant...I loved the whole package, Italy & the ship....loved it so much that I booked another cruise for June of 2016....cannot wait.....ITALY/FRANCE & SPAIN here I come again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrice Thomas = The best !

By: Paul K


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2015

Patrice Thomas continues to be our favorite travel agent in + 30 Years of travel. She is proactive in securing advance access to interesting itineraries, she is meticulous in arranging and executing travel arrangements and her upbeat and "can do" personality makes her always a pleasure to deal with. In short, she exemplifies the very best at Virtuoso !

Kind and Patient!!!

By: Emme


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2015

I really appreciate Ms. Patrice Thomas as she had to have much perseverance and patience with me and friend. She is very professional and kind.

Another great Oceania cruise.

By: SCL


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

This was a great trip. Patrice really helped us in advance so all we had to do was relax and enjoy the ride. Oceania really knows how to take care of its guests. The food was excellent. The staff were always pleasant and on top of our needs. I would recommend this cruise to anyone.

Great service...always there to help...

By: Bev 80


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2015

Patrice is an excellant travel advisor...she is always there to answer any questions and find solutions...We have been dealing with her for some years now and I never hesitate to rercommend her to fellow passengers....She knows her business well and I feel comfortable dealing with her rergarding any travels we do...She is a keeper!!!!!!

Excellent customer relations

By: Dell 4


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2015

Excellent service

Excellent service

By: Indi345


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

Ms. Patrice was an amazing trip advisor. Her service was top of the line. Such a friendly, polite and helpful lady.

Good Service from Patrice

By: Charlie


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2016

Patrice provided us with good information and service for our cruise.

Great Service

By: Patty


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2016

Everything was wonderful!!!

Excellent service

By: Dubyap


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

Patrice is professional and thorough provides follow-up and keeps in touch. Great support.

air flights were very disappointing

By: julie


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2016

Hi Patrice- the ship was very nice and we relaxed in the beautiful sunshine. The biggest disappointed was the airline arrangements and we talked about that before departure. As I had expressed older adults, 85 and 81, having to wake up at 400am and travel Dtw to Mia via DfW was ridiculous. My parents were exhausted by the time we arrived. I just feel this is not the way to start a vacation and Oceania is a first class operation. They should offer a better option for people to fly to their destination. thanks for asking

Good and friendly service

By: Roinek


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

A great vacation. All members of party (7) enjoyed the Beaches at Turks and Caicos. The food was very good and the service at all Seven restaurants was excelent. I would recomend your selection of vacation spot to anyone. A couple of not so good items. The requested disabled room was not set up for anybody handicaped. No hand rails in the bathroom and the bath was like an ice rink. In fact the room was just like a standard motel room. We had to find our own wheel chair as the hotel did not have one. We found out as we checking out that we could in fact rent an elecrtic chair from the hotel Try not to shedule anybody thru. Miami. Distances between gates were very long plus it was like a foreign country.....NOBODY SPOKE ENGLISH. When you asked a question, all you got was a blank expression. Thanks for giving us a long time between flights as imigration and customs in Miami were terrible and I am sure we would not have made the connection had the time been any shorter.

Five Star Service!!

By: KN-TX


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2016

Patrice Thomas is a Five Star Service Oriented Advisor! Myself and my entire family have worked with her on many various vacations. She is easy going, extremely efficient and knowledgeable and very friendly! She always goes over and beyond the call of duty and is very professional at all times. Patrice even has a wonderful sense of humor especially when I need it! She and her concierge, Tina Buswell were wonderful each time and I look forward to working with them again in the near future. Thank you again Patrice for helping us to make our trip so memorable! You are a breath of fresh air in the business world today! Kind Regards, KN-TX

Top of the Line Service

By: In Love with Europe


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2016

Patrice is the ultimate advisor..she takes care of it all!! I am so fortunate to have her taking good care of me & my travels. These past two trips to Europe have been AMAZING!! There will be many more travels for me & I hope that Patrice is there to take care of things..I have truly fallen in love with ITALY, FRANCE and SPAIN!! Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true...Patrice is truly and asset to your company.. Thank You for helping me with my AMAZING JOURNEY!!

Knowledgable and Professional

By: Luckygirl63


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

It was a pleasure to work with Patrice from start to finish. She provided valuable information and guidance knowing I was a "virgin" to the cruising vacation experience. The onset of our trip started out with a luggage mishap that could not be satisfactorily explained by American Airlines. When I reached out to Patrice in desperation she was more than willing to help track down my luggage and make sure it made it to the ship. She also arranged an overnight stay at Hotel Borocco in Rome along with transportation to and from the ship / airport. All my anxiety was unnecessary as I was working with one of the best in the travel industry. I truly look forward to the upcoming cruise in February / March and knowing that Patrice will be there to offer her guidance. Kindest Regards

Easy peasy

By: Andremc


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2016

Patrice was very helpful in coordinating a trip of 10 adults in renting a villa in Barbados. She facilitated the booking of the villa, the flights, and everything else we needed. Arrangements were made so that we could all pay individually and were on our own separate trip insurance, so we had no issues when one of us was unable to go at the last minute. We had a blast, and didn't have to worry about anything once we arrived, as everything was already taken care of by Patrice. Will be working with her again in the near future.

Viking river cruise russis

By: Ingrid


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2016

Best trip I ever took. Patrice and Tina were so helpful with all my questions and concerns. I will be in touch Whenever I am "rich" enough for another trip. Ingrid

Expert personal service

By: M&M


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2016

Patrice handled the arrangements for our group of 10 with an unparalleled degree of professionalism. She was attentive, responsive and diligent. Every derail was taken care of, and it all went exactly as planned, without a hitch. She made our trip worry free and flawless. She is a true asset to your company. We will always recommend her services to all our friends and family, and will turn to her in the future.

Superb food

By: Bill B


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

We really enjoyed the cruise, especially the trip to the Normandy Beaches. The tour guides were fantastic and had an unbelievable amount of knowledge of the past history of the region which put everything that we saw in perspective. This was our third Viking cruise and I would have to rate the cuisine by far the best that we have ever had, each meal was a 5 star gourmet feast and the servers were great, they knew what your preferences were after the first night or two. We really enjoyed Hugo who kept re-arranging the silverware on the table after each course like a deranged devotee of Emily Post. it was hysterical. We had great weather other than a little rain when we went to the castle, which was quite a climb, but the guide took it easy so everyone was able to make it to the top. Even though the ship docked , the ship docked outside of the city, the shuttle was convenient for getting into Paris so this should not be a concern for future travelers.

Resort Beautiful

By: AmPm


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2016

I had a wonderful trip at the Breathless Resort in Punta Cana. The resort was beautiful and the staff was great. All the amenities were at your fingertip. The common areas were always well maintained. The resort does a wonderful job honoring birthdays and other personal holidays. I had the most wonderful massage I have ever had in my life. It was if the masseuse learned a totally different methodology from their U.S. counterparts for delivering the most therapeutic massage. Out of all of the wonderful experiences, I was a little disappointed in the shopping tour. At our request, our tour advisor provided a shopping tour just by placing a phone call. A driver picked us up to take a miles away to a small, older building that had somewhat of a limited selection. There was better shopping right out side of the resort and on the resort itself. All in all, I had a great time.

awsom

By: nodlah


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2016

I would definitely recommend Patrice to plan any of my friends and coworkers vacations .

Perfect service

By: Eta


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016

Everything went perfectly well excellent personnel and sevice

Rome

By: Bren


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016

I had the best time ever and the service was awesome and I do thank Patrice for the help with this trip and will do it again

great advisor

By: liz2710


Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2016

Our trip was wonderful. As usual Patrice took very good care of us. We could not be happier and already have another trip planned. Patrice always does what she says she will do and always gets back to me very promptly. That is a wonderful quality and one that is very much appreciated.

All bases covered

By: bev


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

My experience with Patrice is a continuation of my aunt and uncle's experiences with her over the years. She and Tina continue to provide outstanding service, making sure all the bases are covered. They are patient as I walk through everything for my aunt's and my trips. Couldn't be happier.

By: Mac


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

Great..she is a nice person to work with...

Dog Lover Cruiser

By: Dog Lover Cruiser


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2017

Patrice is FANTASTIC. Takes care of every detail promptly and efficiently.

Patrice

By: Karenlowe


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

Patrice was very professional.

Happy Trails:)

By: Smooches


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

Patrice is amazing!!! Always there for us....She makes sure that things run smoothly for our travel group....We look forward to working with Patrice for our world travels.

Patrice Thomas

By: Pirate


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017

She is superb .

Great

By: kay


Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Patrice was wonderful as always

First class advisor......

By: Bev


Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

Patrice is a great travel advisor...She goes out of her way to help us when we have questions or problems....She even goes so far as contacting us on weekends ..She is always looking for the best deal for us..very helpful in finding what is best for us....We have been using her services for all our travel needs for several years and highly recommend her.

Patrice our travel/cruise consultant

By: Gerry


Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

We are working with Patrice for the last five years and she is still our best travel consultant

Always on top of things

By: Nebgirl


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Patrice and Tina are a dream team. Working with them, I know everything is going to be done correctly. They are there to answer every question, recheck every detail, and follow up on anything that I raise. I couldn't be happier with the service I receive and would never hesitate to recommend them!

Spain

By: Michelle


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Excellent customer service.

My Cruise September 2017

By: Lindalove


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

It was a pleasure working with Ms P. Thomas. She was always very pleasant when I called her with questions and she knew the right answers. Really great to work with when planning a cruise or any type of travel you are interested in. I would recommend her to everyone who wants to travel. Thanks for everything

Very professional

By: BRIAN


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

Patrice has booked a number of cruises for us and all have been as we expected thanks to her knowledge and wisdom Thanks to her
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AHI Italt

By: Crinks


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Fine. She and Tina handled our airfare. Great job. We were pleased with results.
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Always on top of things

By: Bailey's mom


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

I really enjoy working with Patrice and Tina. I don't worry when they are handling my arrangements. I know that they will stay on top of everything and will listen to my questions and concerns and then take care of whatever the concern is.

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By: kathryn paine


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

working with Patrice is always great.

My favorite travel agent....

By: Bev


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Patrice is very easy and informative to work with..She always tries to help out with problems you might have..She never seems to get tired of the myriad of questions that I throw at her...Very good at her job...She is a Special Person....

Very Efficient and Caring

By: Juanno


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

She was referred to us by the couple we traveled with. She immediately took care of our booking and converting dinner/show issues to match the other couple since we booked later. All the docs were done and payments seamlessly made. She contacted us several times to verify if we had any concerns or changes and just called today to ask how the cruise went and if we wanted to book again. Very professional.

Best Cruise Consultant Ever

By: Sue


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Patrice is really the best. We have worked with her for several years and have never had a problem with her assistance. She learned about us and has made great suggestions for our cruises. She is always available and knows her job. I would recommend her to everyone.

Great person to work with,

By: Bev


Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

Patrice has been our TA for several years now and she has never let us down...She is always available to answer questions Or help in any way...She adds a little personal touch to our trips...whether it is cruising or a land package....

Family trip back to New Jersey

By: Marvles


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2018

I Have worked and booked our travels with Patrice Thomas for the past 8 years. It was all WONDERFUL No travel specialist could be more professional or more caring.

Amalfi the Italian Paradise

By: Jacque


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Fantastic there were no disappointments.

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