Bonnie Niemi MCC

Calgary, AB Canada
An independent affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions - Calgary offices
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My name is Bonnie Niemi and I am a Master Cruise Counselor with 25 years of experience in the travel industry. While having personally enjoyed over 35 cruises and inspected many other ships, I try to view each experience to see what might suit my valued clients. Small intimate ships are my first love but my family including our 9 grandchildren have been on two mega ships and have enjoyed the experience tremendously. There was a wide variety of things for each family member to enjoy.

Luxury travel experiences, adventure travel with VAST suppliers, the Virtuoso Active and Specialty Travel group and unique family travel experiences are also of great interest to me.

My husband and I love to travel and have been to many countries so I can give first hand experiences in a number of destinations. Some of the areas that we have visited in the last five years include:

Japan to Vancouver, the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.

The fjords and coast of Norway north to the Polar Ice Cap.

River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam with Moselle River

Mediterranean Cruises including Spain, Portugal, Istanbul, the Greek Islands, Black Sea, Dalmatian Coast, Israel, Egypt, and several visits to Petra.

Coast of India including side trip to the Taj Mahal

River cruise Budapest to Amsterdam with Prague visit

New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Dubai

Paul Gauguin cruise of French Polynesia.

Land packages include Turkey, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas Mexico , Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Virtuoso "On Site" travel planners and VAST suppliers have been invaluable in helping to give my clients "once in a lifetime" travel experiences. Virtuoso Hotels offer special pricing and amenities such as upgraded rooms, breakfast, spa credits etc.. Voyager Club, the Virtuoso cruise program offers a Voyager "on board" host, unique shore events planned for Virtuoso guests only, a private cocktail party and/or shipboard credits. My husband and I have been Voyager Hosts in the past including a 30 day cruise from Dubai to Cape Town on Regent Cruise lines.

Helping you with any future travel plans would give me great pleasure and if you will let me know what destinations are on your travel wish list, I would look for specials in that area. Looking forward to working with you in the future.

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly recommended


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2013

Bonnie is always very helpful and uses her vast experience and expertise to advise and recommend. She does the bookings, and when a trip has to be cancelled she also takes care of getting refunds. We always feel in good hands when Bonnie is our travel agent.

Would never work with anyone else

By: Wanna be global traveller

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2013

Bonnie is always knowledgable, responds quickly and works hard to provide options for consideration. We have worked with Bonnie for many years and are grateful to have such a pleasant responsive lady to work with. We look forward to booking our next trip soon.

Highly recommended

By: Sheba, number1

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2013

Bonnie is a superb travel agent. She makes sure that she knows what it is that you are looking for and steers you in the right direction if you are the least bit confused. She knows the various shipping lines and is not afraid to tell you the pros and cons of each. She also gets back to you in a timely fashion, which is very important. She is by far the best travel agent I have ever dealt with.

highly recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

highly recommend

By: goose

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

The trip went off without a hitch ... everything was well planned and organized in terms of both our travel (to and from) and time on the cruise. Bonnie is very knowledgeable and looks after her clients very well.

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

We have been using Bonnie for over 25 years. She is fantastic. She understands her clientele, gets the job done efficiently and is great on follow-up. When my son and I got stranded in the worst floods in 100 years in Vietnam, my first text was to Bonnie. She got me connected with all of the right people in order to effect a safe rescue. The people on the ground that Bonnie had booked for us were equally responsive.

Have and often do recommend very highly

By: Flossie

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

From the beginning to end Bonnie takes care of all our travel needs in a very professional manner and always the way we want the trip to go

Very much recommedet

By: Anna71

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

She is the most helpful travel specialists, very prompt, and give good advise for the planned trip. If any problem arise she is take care right away.

highly recommended

By: Deryk

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Bonnie has been our travel agent for a few years, and we have been on three trips that she was on the trip with us as our host. These trips were great, because she organises, diners, plans side trips and generally takes wonderful care of her clients. On top of all that she's just a nice person to be around.

highly recommended

By: Lynda J

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Bonnie was very helpful and appreciated her insights to this cruise line. This was my husband's first cruise and and he was very impressed.

Bonnie is excellent

By: Susan 27

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Bonnie booked a trip for me with Viking Cruises. Her attention to every detail was exemplary. She replied to my phone calls and emails very promptly and always found the answer to any questions, no matter how difficult. She is always friendly and patient. I would highly recommend her as a travel agent to anyone for any trip whatsoever.

Great trip and great travel agent

By: Babs

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

I was very pleased with the service Bonnie gave to me and my friend before the trip - she helped us in every way possible to be prepared for our adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia. She was prompt and courteous dealing with all our questions and requests - would certainly call her again for any trip I might decide to take.

She is the best

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Wonderful to deal with -- great on details--- very personable --- outstandingly helpful -- the best

EXcellent job for us

By: mike

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2014

she did an outstanding job with good detail plus giving us options and choices which made a program run very smoothy

By: Ginny

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

We were very pleased with the personal care Bonnie afforded us. She was always available and really helpful. We would feel quite comfortable referring our friends to her.

Highly Recommended

By: nique

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Bonnie was wonderful.  Our Africa trip was so well organized, there was not a question she couldn't answer.  All our needed documents/visas and medications where advised by her in plenty of time to get it all done before this amazing trip.  She is our go to agent in the future.  We were able to enjoy a stressfree, wonderful adventure.

Highly recommend!

By: Skipper

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014

We experienced a 'holiday of a lifetime' and in great part because of the hard work, dedication to detail and follow-up by Bonnie.From the moment we arrived til the time of departure all our needs were looked after to the smallest detail  Never did we have to worry or wonder what was happening next, or why, as everything was looked after - even better than we could imagine.When you take a trip of this size and distance it is most reassuring to have things in place before, and during, your holiday. Thanks Bonnie - it was 'the best'!

Best travel agent ever!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2014

We have used Bonnie for every cruise and will continue to do so. Her recommendations re tours etc have been hugely valuable. She is very knowledgable, pays attention to detail, responds promptly and is a joy to work with. I can't imagine better service anywhere! Huge thanks!

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014

Fabulous, as always. Great hotels and good flights.

Expert, friendly service

By: Linda140

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

Fabulous trip. The internal tour company, Fiesta Tours was were amazing. Their guides and drivers spoke English, offered lots of special experiences, education about the people, culture, and country, provided all of our boarding passes for the flights. We learned a great deal about the history of Peru and we got great advice on where to eat, shop and cultural customs. Lovely hotels! Lima, Casa Andina Private Collection - great walking distance from the ocean, safe neighbourhood for wandering on our own. Aria was a beautiful boat for exploring the Amazon. Belmond Rio Sagrado in the Sacred Valley - stunning location, beautiful hotel, great restaurant, lovely spa, beautiful grounds for walking beside the river. El Mercado in Cuzco - 2 blocks off the main plaza, safe, new boutique hotel, v. good restaurant, nice breakfasts. Mountain Lodges of Peru trek was my favourite of the trip - 4 beautiful lodges, delicious food, amazing scenery of the Andes. We were well-taken care of!

Another great trip!

By: Calgary Vagabonds

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2014

Bonnie did a great job of managing and monitoring our Regent Seven Seas booking to assure we were in receipt of timely information about deadlines or changes with the Regent itinerary, tours and flight details as well as the Virtuoso amenities. Additionally she provided very helpful advice regarding our planning for a resort stay at the end of the cruise and handled all necessary arrangements. She is very thoughtful and conscientious and does not hesitate to advocate on her client's behalf when necessary. We have always enjoyed working with her!

A well arranged excursion!

By: Ron.

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2015

In spite of having already expended her effort to introduce us to Oceania and complete arrangements for a Fort Lauderdale to Lima excursion, Bonnie was kind enough to select us when she was contacted by Oceania with respect to Oceania's offer of the South Pacific excursion c/w upgrades and incentives for one of her existing customers. As has historically proven to be her level of service and attention to detail her subsequent effort to facilitate the change on our behalf was entirely successful as was the excursion itself. Well done and much appreciated! Ron & Irene Rigby.

Professional and Very Helpful


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2015

Bonnie was most helpful throughout our trip. Before we left, she helped setting up hotel reservations, car rentals and private tours in some of the ports that were on the cruise. The arrangements with the Cruise Line in advance and then during cruise were handled with ease and we had no problems. We arranged many of the tours while on the cruise n our own and reported back to Bonnie our experience. We made many of our after cruise holiday ourselves but Bonnie gave us many suggestions and ideas which were most helpful I would strongly recommend anybody planning a cruise to contact Bonnie as she takes the worry out of the planning and execution of a cruise.

Awesome friendly and professional service

By: Anna42

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015

Bonnie booking trip for me the past 20 years, Her service and knowledge of the travel business great, I recommend to my friend using Vision and ask Bonnie.

Every detail anticipated!

By: DD

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015

As usual, Bonnie provides extraordinary service. Every detail was perfect. The recommendation for A&K was the right answer when travelling to Egypt. Very professional and made travelling to this country very easy. A&K accommodations terrific - food, transportation and service also. First class service and I would recommend to anyone making this type of journey. A pleasure working with Bonnie! Many thanks.

Best travel specialist

By: C&C

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2016

Amazing cruise and travel service. Extra family fun being a 9 day cruise and choosing oasis of the seas was the best ship for the family. So much to do and explore for both kids and adults. Only the best travel agent with expertise in cruises would recommend this. Thanks Bonnie !

Great trip

By: ChrisH

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2016

As always, a great trip organized by Bonnie. I hope she doesn't decide to retire before I decide I'm too old to travel! Highly recommend Bonnie's services.

Great service

By: Almaandjohn

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Outstanding travel agent, amazing customer service Always very happy with her service.

as always, fabulous

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

As always, fabulous service. Thanks, Bonnie.

Detail-oriented, careful, reliable and friendly

By: Josie

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

All the arrangements that Bonnie made went very smoothly. We were very happy with our hotels and with our flights and connections. The Azamara cruise was wonderful in every way. Bonnie made sure that we were on track every step of the way!

Beautiful Antarctica

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2016

Bonnie has been my Travel Agent for over 20 years. When she called to say she has a trip of a life time for me .... of course I said yes. Our expedition to Antarctica, the most beautiful place in the world, was spectacular. With Quark and Bonnie arranging our trip, nothing went wrong. Three days in Buenos Aires was delightful, great tours especially our dinner and Tango evening. The voyage down and around the Antarctica Penninsula and return was well planned. Such knowledgable seminars on board, trips on land and sea -wild life-everyday - incredible, food delicious. Bonnie was always there with helpful suggestions to make our trip go smoother. She is the only one I have ever trusted to arrange my Business/pleasure trips. I have the honour of being her client. Thank you

Rigby Comments.

By: Rigby

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

We have worked with Bonnie on a number of occasions, have recommended her as an advisor to others, and have appreciated her always making an extra effort to assure we get the best deal she can for us as well as field our queries promptly regardless of where she may be in the world, and to monitor our impending excursion files for whatever opportunities may be of benefit to us. A genuine gem indeed!

South Africa

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

Bonnie was an attentive listener when I expresses my hopes and expectations for the trip. She was knowledgeable in advising me hotels for my budget. Bonnie was quick to respond when I had questions or concerns about travel plans. I was very happy with the quality of the accommodations and the pace of the trip. Thanks Bonnie! Amazing trip.

first cruise

By: venicerome

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

Excellent. She is very experienced and we are convinced she is an authentic expert on cruising.

Excellent service

By: Sioux City Sue

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017

Bonnie Niemi always gives us excellent service no matter where she is located herself. She's always on the job. She is pleasant and knows where to get the answers to any question. She is the best travel agent I have ever dealt with.

I am only in week 2 of a 5 week trip. Can't review yet!

By: Helen

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

I am NOT home yet, and won't be for another 3 weeks! Bonnie is terrific as always. h


By: Vacation

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

She did as much as possible for our group of cruisers. We were a group of 14 and everyone's needs and wants were different. Bonnie was great in addressing everyone's needs.

October trip to Manchester, England

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Fabulous, as always.


By: carolontheroad

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

It is always a pleasure

Rock Star Bonnie

By: Rich

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

Superb a caring detail person whose experience shines through all she does. She has great patience even when several people ask her the same dumb question. She is a great facilitator and organizes things very well. I would recommend her to anyone that wants to travel. Richard Christmas

Safari Trip

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

My wife and I really appreciated the personalized attention we received from Bonnie who ensured that every detail of our trip to Amsterdam, South Africa and Botswana (for our first safari) was well organized and first class.

Africa Trip

By: Hartless

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2017

Bonnie was a pleasure to work with & was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all of our needs were met in a timely and efficient way. She is a real professional.

Trip of a Lifetime

By: Annsonline

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

It was a pleasure to be able to work with an agent of Bonnie’s experience and knowledge. During the planning stage, she paid attention to our special interests and requests and made sure they were reflected in the trip details. We usually arrange our own trips and it was wonderful to be able to just relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that Bonnie had managed every detail of our complicated itinerary. Our confidence was well placed; in a trip with many moving pieces, everything went like clockwork. It truly was a trip of a lifetime.

Experienced cruise advisor

By: Nana

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017

Available almost 24/7 for answering questions. Changed the booking when a lower rate was found

Terrific service

By: Doreen

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Bonnie always provides extraordinary service and advice! Never misses reminders and always follow ups. Anyone interested in a cruise should call her now!

Carribean Cruise 2018

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

We can’t thank Bonnie enough for her diligent work on our behalf making sure all the details for our first cruise were taken care of. Our phone calls and emails were always answered promptly. Bonnie came highly recommended to us and we are pleased to extend the same recommendation for excellent service and friendliness. Thank you Bonnie.

Seven Seas Cruise

By: Patsy

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

Bonnie Niemi is without a doubt the best Advisor we have ever used. She is conscientious, client focused, great follow up! You know you are Number ONE when dealing with Bonnie! She is the VERY BEST!


By: japan

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018


Oceania Asia cruise

By: P & P

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

She is the Best!

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