Jonathan Phillips 

Phoenix, AZ United States
An independent affiliate of Camelback Odyssey Travel
 100%
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Festivals & Events
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Nightlife
  • Sports & Outdoors


Destinations
  • United Kingdom
  • British Virgin Islands
  • China
  • Egypt
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
1992
Languages
  • French

My Background

I am a destination and cruise specialist, with having visited over 60 countries, and cruised on nearly every cruise line.

Originally from London, United Kingdom, I now reside in beautiful Phoenix Arizona, and have called America my home for the past 20 years, proudly becoming a US citizen in January 2006. Joining the wonderful team of professionals at Camelback odyssey was easy for me, as everyone has their own niche in the industry. We constantly strive to improve our relationships with our suppliers and industry partners, therefore offering our clients first-hand knowledge of incredible and a vast array of travel experience, just to prove this point we were the winners of the 2013 most hospitable Virtuoso agency in the world!

I love what I do with a passion, and could not think of any other path that I would have followed. Having worked in the cruise industry for many years for some of the world’s best cruise line, I have an insider’s knowledge of how the cruise industry works, and that relates in how I relate with managing my clients expectations.

People often ask me where I see myself in the next 5 – 10 years, and I tell them, exactly where I am today, doing what I care about with a passion!

I choose my suppliers wisely, as when a client has an interest to visit or participate in a certain activity –  take running with the Bulls in Pamplona as an example, or to lay on a sun drenched beach . .

I know I have the perfect choice and right fit for my client.

Why work with me?

Please visit my ratings and reviews to see what my clients are saying about me, and I also invite you to view my web page at Camelback Odyssey Travel.

Our team is made up of experienced travel advisors/consultants who truly advise you on the best options for you and your criteria. Buying travel today is vastly more complicated than it was even five years ago. I help you make the best possible decisions for your needs. I help you make the most of your budget.

Being part of Virtuoso (a consortium or network of what many consider to be the-best–of-the-best travel agencies). That means, we leverage an extraordinary worldwide network of exclusive relationships with excellent hotels, guides, tours, cruises, and more to offer you the outstanding experiences, amenities, and values for your travel dollars.


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By: wanderingwilly


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

I depend completely on Jonathan Phillips for all my cruise and transfer needs. He manages them perfectly and is always available for follow-up in case of changed plans or missed connections. He has an insider's knowledge of how the systems work and acts on my behalf to secure the best prices and arrangements. Virtuoso is fortunate to have him on their team.
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Fantastic Service

By: C.J.


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

Jonathan has been my Cruise Specialist for several years and has provided Fantastic Service. I have refered others to him and they are very pleased.
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very highly recommended

By: richard


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

As usual everything about our cruise was handled in the professional manner we have come to expect from Jonathan. Would never consider anyone else to handle our vacations. Silversea was terrific as usual and we are already booked on a Novmember cruise with them.
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Highly recommended

By: Scooter


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2013

Very organized, well traveled and always a step ahead of me. He works hard to understand the needs of his customer. He not only gets you there he makes sure that you have an amazing adventure.
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Dream Trip

By: Nana Shu


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Our trip was perfect from beginning to the end. Jonathan Phillips made all our arrangements from plane reservations to hotel reservations, to all transfers, and cruise reservations. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect trip!

the best agent we have used in 150 counties

By: abbe


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2013

we would use no other. he is the most complete, thoughtful planner we have ever found.

Only the Best

By: tom45


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2013

My wife and I have been working with Jonathan for years. Our experience with him has been consistently excellent. He is knowledgeable, thorough, highly professional and a pleasure with which to work. Even though we have never met personally and he lives on the other side of the U.S. we feel as if he is a friend living down the street.
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"Just Trust Jonathan"

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2013

We've utilized Jonathan's services for about 5 years now on luxury cruises. We're envied on board due to his meticulous planning and exquisite knowledge of the ships and their itineraries. He's efficient and conscientious with our plans. We know once we have determined our time off all we have to do is to contact him and he will prepare for us a cost effective memorable trip.
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highly recommended

By: Broadway Baby


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2014

Jonathan has planned most of my trips in recent years, as well as those of my daughter and her family. They've worked out beautifully, and on the rare occasion of a glitch, as happens in extensive traveling, Jonathan has always been, well , Jonathan on the spot to find a remedy. I would and have recommended him to otheers. Plus, he has the most lovely of Brititsh accents!

The Consummate Profeffional

By: Rich & Ro


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2014

We've relied on Jonathan's travel expertise for almost 10 years now and we wouldn't consider anyone else. Land, sea, transfers. special needs -- one stop shopping!
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The very best and recommended without hesitation

By: Mal


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Jonathan has been our travel agent and friend for many years now and has planned  many trips for us  on land and on sea.  I can't think of even one time he has not been absolutely and completely involved in anything he has done for us.  A few of our trips have been a little difficult  and Jonathan has taken care of everything from beginning to end.  His recommendations for hotels and cruises have been wonderful and we have never been disappointed  at any time.  My husband and I have the highest regard and praise for Jonathan and look forward to  working with him again.

Excellent Trip

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

Jonathan is the best, every aspect of our trip that he handled was first class!  I would recommend him to any one needing a professional travel agent that truly looks after your needs.  The tours he booked (3) were excellent.  His follow up after our trip was excellent.  We can't say enough for his work ethic and dedication to his craft.
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Excellent

By: Katybell


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

Everything was arranged for me.... The flights, the cruise, and the private tours while off the ship.  The tours and the tour guides were very good ones.  Jonathan even got my visa for me.  He provided all the trip information in a booklet that I used throughout the entire trip. It even included things to help while on long flights.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him at all. I was very pleased. 
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Highly Recommended

By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

Jonathan Phillips is a superb travel agent.  He guided us through every step of the way to prepare us for our recent cruise around South America on Silver Spirit.  His knowledge and experience were invaluable to us.  He spent many hours with us on the phone to tell us the highlights in all the ports of call.  He also made sure that we got the best prices on all segments of our journey.  He is cheerful, friendly, intelligent, and wants to do his very best at all times for his clients.  His expertise in his chosen field is beyond compare.  I would recommend him highly.  He did an outstanding job for us.

Highly recommended

By: BJ


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2014

Jonathan has helped us plan some amazing cruises for many years now.  Thislast cruise, long wait listed, he managed to get us on.  It seemed a miracle, but he did it!  We have enjoyed our conversations with Jonathan and he always comes through for us.Jonathan quickly responds to all of our requests, making extra efforts to please both of us, which is sometimes hard to do.  We have never been disappointed and will continue to always call him first, when we are considering a trip.

Above and beyond

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

I have utilized Jonathan's services for at least 20 or 30 major trips.  Jonathan excels at covering the pre, during, and post trip.  He sets us up, even with arduous air plans for which he gets no money, he makes sure the trip itself is going smoothly, and he follows up post trip to correct and make good on anything that wasn't perfect.  I once got stranded by an air strike and Jonathan stepped in and fixed it from afar, even though he hadn't booked that air leg.  What a comfort it was to know we were being taken care of when it wasn't even his responsibility.  Jonathan is price-conscious while still delivering the five and six star goods, he will bargain for you, he knows who to call for the extra discount or upgrade, he knows what airport to get you the vip customs pass for, and which on the ground operator will actually be there waiting for you even if your flight is delayed or diverted. White glove service combined with the best trip at the best price.

Simply the best!

By: PBfromDC


Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

We have used Jonathan for all our cruise travel needs for many years and continue to be impressed with his knowledge of all things in the cruising world - ships, on-board experiences, ports and itineraries, etc.  He knows our preferences, likes and dislikes, and has helped us to make the right travel decisions.  We can't recommend him highly enough - he is simply the best among the best!

Highly recommend

By: Scooter


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2014

Jonathan has been talking care of our travels for years now. Not only by sea but also on land. He is the ultimate professional. Every detail is taken care of on a first class level. Jonathan is not only an amazing agents he has also become our friend.

Highly recommend.

By: Bob of the PA 6


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

Had a wonderful time.  Except for one glitch which was not your fault, everything was first class and went perfectly.

He's our guy....

By: Travelin' Ted


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2014

Jonathan has planned numerous trips for us. What we like best? He's always there to answer any question; to find a solution to any problem; and to make great recommendations. We've used him repeatedly and recommend him highly. Our latest trip was a cruise to Alaska -- a great trip without any travel issues. What more could one ask?

JON IS A SUPERB CRUISE CONSULTANT

By: CJ


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2014

The staff is wonderful. SSC needs to put more $$$ into Food Purchasing in order to give the chef products with which he can create better dishes. SSC needs to improve (and GREATLY) the Internet Service. Remember: QUALITY MUST HAVE GOOD SUPPORT. JONATHAN PHILLIPS REMAINS MY CHOICE AS A CRUISE CONSULTANT. I RECOMMEND HIM EVERY CHANCE I GET.
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Jonathan is the BEST!

By: velmasue


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2014

Our recent cruise was a delightful experience, due in no small part to the efficient organization and planning by our travel advisor, Jonathan Phillips. We have had no hesitation in recommending his services to our friends and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
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Montreal to Boston

By: Canuck


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

Silver Sea's luxurious cruise was perfect for 3 couples to enjoy each others company. We ate together most nights and often during the day if our schedules allowed. Great not to have to hassle about the tab. Shore excursions were well organized and well worth the extra cost. We'll take Silver Sea again. Thank you, Jonathan for helping us choose the right cabins and excursions.

Luxurious in Every Way!

By: ggnils


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2014

Thanks to Jonathan Phillips at Camelback Odyssey Travel, I had a fabulous 50th birthday cruise on Crystal Serenity! My husband and I had a most luxurious time!
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Great service

By: Barbara S


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

Jonathan...the cruises / all three / pexceeded our expetations. The Virtioso tours were top notch. I will write more to you at another time.

A True Professional

By: Nanatobe


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

A very good trip and planned extremely well with Jonathan's help. I would recommend him to anyone and always do. He is very attentive to our needs and does a yeomen's job of trying to make us happy.

Great, Fantastic, Travel Agent

By: beaver


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2015

As always, we were pleased with all the advice and suggestions given to us by our excellent travel agent, Jonathan Phillips. He spent many hours talking to us on the phone and recommending must-see places in many of our 30 ports on the wonderful cruise on the Silver Spirit in the South Pacific.

Great way to travel

By: LL2


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2015

Loved Blackberry Farm, everything was planned and we did not worry about anything. Thanks

Jonathan is amazing!

By: SVgirl


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2015

Johathan Phillips worked on making our trip extra special. He was even able to get us a huge upgrade for our accommodations. I am planning on using him from now on for our future travel plans. First class all the way. Thank you!

Excellent Crystal trip!

By: Bring Earplugs


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Couldn't have been better, Jonathan was very prompt.

January vacation

By: Dancincook


Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2018

Easy. Very efficient and anticipates our needs.

7 day cruise to Western Caribbean

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

A pleasure, always pleasant and nice and accommodating and on top of everything

Canceled for medical reasons

By: Wandering Willy


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

As always, excellent in every regard.

Jonathan is the Ultimate Travel Advisor !

By: Andmor


Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

Our last experience with Jonathan was planning a 2 week Caribbean cruise with Silverseas.....he took care of everything for us: getting the best price, picking out our ship suite, arranging for our luggage to be picked up, suggesting a hotel to stay at prior to embarking...which we loved, a pick-up limo waiting at airport, and travel insurance. Jonathan is the Best !....he has a lot of expertise / suggestions / contacts and attends to what the traveler needs and wants. The only thing that was missing on our last cruise was Jonathan not being there as we received our 100th day recognition on the Silverseas. He has also helped us make numerous other travel arrangements in the U.S. He is friendly, professional, and makes you feel confident that everything has been taken care of prior to your trip. A final touch is Jonathan's welcome back note that we receive upon returning home!! Thanks for asking us!
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Exceptional guidance and assistance ... again!

By: L&G


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

Thank you, Jonathan, for your skilled, thoughtful and exhuberant guidance once again. We had a wonderful time in NYC and loved every place you booked or recommended for us. Gracias! Arigato! Grazie! Efharisto! Spasibo!

Excellent, helpfull,expert

By: Este


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015

Jonathan gave my my wife and a very personal service in arranging our trip to France and Italy. I plan to use Jonathan on any other trips that I or my other family members plan.

Very satisfied

By: Hw1515


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

I thought Jonathan was very proffessional, and handled all are travel needs perfectly. He was always very prompt in responding to any phone call or e-mail I sent him. I would definetly use him again, and would recommend him to others. Our trip was perfect and Jonathan helped make it that way.

RCI, freedom of the seas

By: Nhc314


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

Food, suite, staff were excellent. Space for Supervision of children needs improvement. Ship was full, very crowded. Dining time options limited. Jonathan was terrific. Booked universal studios add on that was outstanding.
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Great service

By: Leah01


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2015

Job well done. Very professional and competent. Will use him again in the future. Will recommend him to others.

expert friendly service

By: polyprep61


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Jonathan did an excellent job in arranging our recent cruise/shore excursions, pre and after cruise hotel accommodations as well as air transportation. We have used Jonathan for many years. He has never disappointed us. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient, courteous and most important very reliable. We will definitely recommend Jonathan to our friends and will definitely utilize his expertise in our future travel plans.

experienced attentive service

By: Rolo


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2015

Jonathan was extremely friendly,attentive and responsive to our questions and concerns. We were pleased with how our actual experience with Crystal Cruises pretty well coincided with Jonathan's descriptions in the planning stage. All elements of our vacation came off as organized by J. without any hiccups. Well done

The Best!

By: Travelin'Tom


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

Jonathan is the best! Always goes to bat for us if there ever is an issue, and really knows his way around the cruise lines. Currently mid-trip on an extremely well-planned voyage.

An expert who anticipated our every need.

By: Clair53


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015

Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and affable. He works diligently to ensure that you have the best trip possible with a detailed itinerary in your hand including emergency numbers which we needed to use as our flight was significantly delayed. Additionally, the itinerary had some wonderful suggestions, with pictures, of things to see in each port. Such a help for us when planning our free time. Additionally he goes out of his way to get you every "perk" possible. In our case I had a non-refundable deposit down on another trip and Jonathan was able to work with Regent to give us more than the usual ship's credit for 1st time customers of the Regent line. If you want the best, Jonathan is the person you should deal with. We will go again & I'm only using Jonathan. 5 star treatment for his customers from a 5 star person!
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First River Cruise

By: R & R


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015

Jonathan has been our travel agent for 10 years and we have never been disappointed with any of his recommendations or advice. This most recent adventure started with Jonathan's choice of the river cruise line as well as pre-cruise suggestions. Transfers were also seamlessly coordinated, and he arranged our guided tour of the Eiffel Tower, which was special. We have always been impressed with Jonathan's expertise and professionalism, and this trip was no exception.

A pleasure to work with!

By: AJ


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

Jonathan hooked us up with a great vacation in Cabo! He was very professional and attentive to our needs. I highly reccommed him!
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The Merlin of Travel Agents

By: Author


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2015

Just great: I spent two weeks in Saint Petersburg at a cost that I never dreamed possible. The flights from New York to and from Russia introduced me KLM. I believe KLM could be my new favorite airline. The hotel in St Petersburg was staffed with wonderful working class Russian People, always happy engaging their assignments and making everything work perfectly. The Nevsky Breeze Hotel is not as palatial as many hotels in the area though the location is extremely prestigious and the breakfast room is charming with ample food, juice and coffee. Do use the hotel transfer transportation to and from the airport since this will save a considerable amount money and offer a better sense of safety. In closing I too must say if there was ever a problem or question my Virtuoso Travel agent is only an email note away where ever I am in the World.

Beyond Expectations

By: Lee


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

Jonathan's quick response and informed advice were early indications of the wonderful experience our transatlantic crossing would become. Cunard service and attention to detail were remarkable. Our Queen Mary 2 steward Jerry, and waiter Eduard, were helpful and friendly, anticipating every need. The whole crew and staff did everything they could to make the voyage memorable. We would not have changed a thing (maybe the weather). Thanks for one of the experiences of a lifetime. Lee and Beth.
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Jonathan is the best

By: David18


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

Jonathan is the just the best. He cares, he works with you, and he is patient. We spoke a few times and Jonathan kept track of our conversations and devised a travel plan in line with what I was trying to achieve. After I booked the trip, I received a very nice, bound travel packet with all sorts of useful information. Everything went smoothly on the trip and I could not be more pleased. Thank you, Jonathan.
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Smooth Sailing...

By: The Tobins


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2016

Jonathan did a great job taking us through the myriad of details for this Silversea Cruise. Smooth sailing from the moment we got on the ship in Fort Lauderdale for 11 days. Silverseas, all inclusive, was amazing.
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Knowledgeable and very friendly service

By: Mandy2


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

Our trip was wonderful. Working with Jonathan is a joy. His recommendations were right on and every transfer and reservation he arranged was wonderful. Would use him time and time again.

Queen Mary 2 World Cruise

By: Cunard Sailor


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

I just returned from Reo de Janeiro having sailed on QM2 from New York. I have taken twelve cruise's and the entertainment package on this one was the best I have experienced. The food was plentiful though below the quality I have come to expect. The sixteen day cruise travelling solo was a remarkable value, including my return flight to New York. Virtuoso handled everything with perfection!

Above and Beyond

By: Cheryl


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2016

We haven't taken a cruise for 16 years without Jonathan's expert guidance and assistance. He is well informed and responsive to all of our needs. On this cruise, we were accompanied by two "first time" cruisers. Jonathan made the planning easy and was available to answer all of their questions and address any of their concerns. We all had a fabulous time.
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Expertly planned and with follow-through

By: Wandering Willy


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2016

Jonathan arranged my transfers, pre-cruise hotel, and the Caribbean/South American cruise itself, perfectly. He has always been on top of the situation, finding me the best possible fare, and mediating with the cruise line to obtain perks. I wouldn't have anybody else.
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Perfection in Customized Travel!

By: Maryanne


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2016

Jonathan has been overseeing our international travel for many years now. In each and every instance, he has devoted his time and significant energy to learning of our individual wishes, then transforming them into perfect customized experiences. He goes out of his way to provide attention to every possible detail, eliminating surprises or disappointments that can oft times accompany complex travel. Further, he frequently and happily hunts down resources to fulfil special requests, such as performing arts events, art, architectural, photo excursions, private food and wine tours - this list is virtually without limit. In closing, now that we are older and a bit less travel "adept", Jonathan's sensitivity to our growing needs for assistance have made it possible for us to travel abroad, with confidence, beyond that which we might have been able to do, independent of his careful and thoughtful travel planning services. We simply would not travel without Jonathan in partnership.
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Carlisle Bay

By: CNS71


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2016

Jonathan, as usual, found this great family resort (Carlisle Bay) for my girlfriend and her two kids. Great beach, beautiful water and a great pool to relax in. The food was excellent, and the entire staff was friendly. Outside of a water issue on the first night, and a missed housekeeping day, this resort is perfect for a family vacation, with enough of activities to keep the kids busy. Jonathan is my go to guy when you need that special spot, or something off the beaten path. Couldn't recommend a more competent and knowledgeable travel advisor than him!

Wonderful service

By: Pam and Becky


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2016

Jonathan, everything from the beginning of our voyage to landing back home in Boston was perfection. We thank you for your attention to detail but especially your personality and sense of humor!! Pam and Becky

Wonderful Experience

By: ellie


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2016

The hotel that Jonathan recommended in Lisbon was just beautiful, and the drivers he put us in touch with were on time and very nice. Jonathan was very prompt in answering all our questions. Thank you Jonathan

Italian Honeymoon

By: juliejj


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2016

HI Jonathan, We had the best vacation we have ever had. The trip that you planned for us was perfect in every way. We experienced the busy city of Rome first, then spent most of our time in Florence seeing the sites and shopping, then relaxing in San Felice. The guides for the tours were outstanding; very knowledgeable and fun. There wasn't anything we would have changed. Thank you!

Great job done

By: Jayjay


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Jonathan handles every aspect of planning our trip in a professional manner. Can't say enough how much we appreciate him looking after our arrangements.

Always attentive!

By: WendyK


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016

I am the most impressed with Jonathan's attentiveness. He would return a phone call within an hour and return an email in the same day. He was well informed, helpful, friendly and offered the best service we have ever experienced.

Answered all my questions

By: Retirement living


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2016

First time using a travel agent, first time taking a cruise and first expensive vacation! I always made my own travel arrangements so never needed a travel agent before. I learned quickly that I can't book a luxury cruise without a travel agent. Jonathan answered all my questions. If he wasn't available, there are other agents who can answer questions too.

Extraordinarily helpful!

By: MA


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Jonathan Phillips helped us plan a wonderful trip to Spain. We saw Madrid, Granada and Toledo. Jonathan was very helpful with making all the reservations for us, and we will definitely be in touch again for our next trip!

Wonderful Trip

By: Mark71


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2016

Just returned from our wonderful Alaskan Cruise on Chrystal Serenity. Everything was fantastic as usual. The staff is outstanding and we had a very unexpected added enjoyment every night in the Avenue Lounge watching Perry Grant. He made the end of each day a perfect finish. All in all a fantastic time. One very small issue was the change from Aveda Products for toiletries. My wife has very sensitive skin and she uses Aveda products all the time. She tried the new brand supplied but got a rash and since she had anticipated Aveda Products as had been supplied last time was without her normal lotions. Not a big deal but one little touch that could be brought back. Just a great trip, great ship and great people

Always finds the right trip

By: CNS


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

There is no travel agent better than Jonathan Philips, whether planning a two trip, or in this case, finding a last minute trip for me and my girlfriend, and her kids. I have done business with Jonathan for over 10 years, and always delivers what we are looking for. Jonathan suggested a cruise, to keep the kids occupied, and it was great. The itinerary and travel was easy, and the onboard activities met the kids satisfaction. If you need a luxury tour, luxury cruise, or a quick getaway, reach out to Mr. Phillips, he's great, plus always cheerful and pleasant to work with. Great job!
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Well done!

By: Travelin'Tess


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

A great trip! Jonathan handled a week pre and post-cruise plus the perfect cruise. No hiccups, no bumps. Great hotel recommendations. Thanks, Jonathan!

MakesItHappen!

By: lalawbill


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2016

7-day cruise to Alaska, round-trip from Seattle on the Crown Princess was magnificent, and Jonathan made sure everything came off without a hitch, taking care of the several bumps in the road we hit with with Princess prior to departure. He made everything happen!

Superior Friendly and Knowledgeable

By: VickyLauda


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016

Superior Friendly and Knowledgeable Service Jonathan assisted my husband and I with planning our trip to the UK. His experience and local knowledge guided us through the process and he booked us in fabulous hotels in London and Chester. Jonathan arranged private cars to and from the airport, nice amenities at hotels and assisted us with local train reservations. Most special was the excursion and the tour guide Jonathan set up for my husband and I in Southampton. My husband was in the Navy during in 1990 and due to visit Southampton on one of his tours. He had read a lot about the history of the city and planned a visit to the Titanic Museum. His carrier never made it there due to other historical events, but 26 years later he was able to visit the SeaCity Museum, The Solent Sky Museum and touch the iconic Spitfire. With Jonathan’s guidance and assistance, we were able to get the most of our 6-day trip to the UK. We will be working with Jonathan again.

Perfect vacation in every way

By: Oliver


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Jonathan Phillips sent me to the Turks and Cacios and I had a fabulous vacation!!!!!

World Trip

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

I planned a round-the-world trip and Jonathan took care of so many details and helped me find the best places and helped arranged everything just the way I like it. Highly recommended and I will always use Jonathan for future trips!
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Responsive

By: John 2727


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2016

Mekong River cruise with Scenic was absolutely fabulous. Thanks for your assistance.

Our Usual Fabulous Trip

By: Bandb


Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2017

We had a fantastic time on the Voyager on our recent trip to Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Singapore. The Voyager, being newly renovated was gorgeous. I especially appreciated the lovely blues and grays and the larger bed in our suite!. Since Christmas was coming, our ship was decorated "to the nines" with Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, lights, swags, etc, and we all enjoyed a teary Christmas show featuring Roy Solaire and many of the talented singers and dancers on board. The side trips were mostly enjoyable, depending on the guide we had that day and also on the amount of people attending. One comment: Please, please do not take us to tourist souvenir shops! We deserve better quality! Jonathan also reserved rooms at the Shangri-La in Abu Dhabi and the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore - both of these hotels are superb. We spent Christmas at the Fullerton and felt very at home with the extensive Christmas decorations in the hotel.

Turks and Caicos

By: Sybil and John


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Great!! Jonathan is wonderful at following up on all details in order to facilitate a perfect vacation.
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Experience with Silverseas

By: Spikey


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

This is the second time working with Jonathan and what can I say, he is fantastic. He was accommodating in every way. He had patience of a saint with all my questions and added extra information that was useful. He made sure I understood all the flight arrangements along with the cruise information. Silverseas is very fortunate to have Jonathan who takes care of his customers in a very special way. Thanks Jonathan for two wonderful trips

Superjonathan!

By: Sheila Wells


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2017

I have worked with Jonathan exclusively for years, probably since he was in kindergarten. He has planned so many trips of so many different kinds for me and my family, and now almost everyone I know calls Jonathan first. He's always in touch, he doesn't mind nit-picking, he answers the same questions over and over again, ever so patiently, and he has a delightful, though devilish, sense of humor. Hooray for Jonathan!

Jonathan was great

By: James


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Great to work with, well organized and understood my wants and needs.

Yes

By: Pinkie


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Wonderful helpful informative friendly funny the best st his job

Cruise of the Islands

By: BB


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Fine as always.

West Africa

By: West Africa


Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

It was a great experience. Every step of the trip from flights to ship to land tour were terrific.

celebrity

By: RAC


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

he is very professional and we have 15 years together. this trip was a little rushed, so not as well executed on all fronts.

Smooth, well-organized trip

By: wandering willy


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017

Jonathan is always the ideal person to work with. He is on top of every situation, quick to respond and to follow up. He understands the "inside" workings of the cruise lines that I use and often obtains special privileges for me. I would not consider working with anybody else.
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By: plewin


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

Very good and very helpful.

London-British Isles

By: Sybil


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Fabulous. He is so careful and responsive. Knows all the best places to stay and visit. Takes care of every detail. Called him from ship for last minute request and he responded instantly. He is the best!

Trip was canceled

By: Wandering Willy


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

Excellent, but on doctor's orders I had to cancel the trip. Jonathan handled both the trip arrangements and the cancellation expeditiously and courteously, as always.

To The Rescue

By: Tomdive


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

We have been working with Jonathan for many years. He has always been a keen advisor to us regarding our trips and a pleasure with which to work. Recently our family booked a cruise in celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, once on board we discovered one of the three suites we booked did not receive the same access and privileges as the other two. We contacted Jonathan via email regarding the problem and he in turn contacted the cruise line. Within a day the problem had been resolved and we were able to enjoy a spectacular cruise. Thank you a Jonathan.

London and Spain Trip

By: Lainie Rachelle


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Jonathan is by far the best travel agent that I've ever worked with. My husband decided on a whim to take me on the trip of a lifetime - London, Madrid and Barcelona. Only problem was we had less than 3 weeks to plan. I reached out to Jonathan and he immediately got back to me and worked with me on finding three perfect hotels that fit all of our needs. We can't recommend Jonathan enough - he was so helpful, knowledgeable and most importantly - kind! I can't wait to work with Jonathan again in the future!

Atlantic Serenade

By: R & R


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

We have had the privilege of knowing and working with Jonathan for more than a dozen years. He has advised us and booked many cruises and vacation trips -- they have all been wonderful experiences. Jonathan knows his business and his personal experience is invaluable. This last cruise aboard Oceania Sirena, a 28-day voyage from Venice to Miami, was no exception. We are already planning our next trip to the UK in May of next year, and we have every confidence that Jonathan will be the keystone for ensuring a successful journey.

A great advisor

By: Aethur


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Jonathan has ALWAYS given us perfect advice. He is so informative and always makes suggestions of places to see and things to do on our trips. He is a GEM.

Always Makes It Happen

By: verocruzr


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

We have been working with Jonathan for many years. He has always been able to get us the accommodations we desired and provide outstanding guidance when we were at a loss for information regarding a ship, port, shoreside activity, etc. Of equal importance has been his fast turnaround and attention to detail. We couldn't imagine working with anyone else.

Ultimate Professional

By: MRS


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Always right there to answer and help with any questions or needs. Makes the trip planning very easy and stress free

Crystal New England

By: Jeannie


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Excellent planning and follow up - much appreciated!

Jonathan Phillips

By: mayy


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Easily available to answer any questions. Very informative and extremely pleasant to work with. We have been using Jonathan for approximately 15 years and he has never failed us.

Wandering Willy

By: WeeWilly


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

I had to cancel because of illness, Jonathan handled both the original booking and the cancellation with courtesy and efficiency.

Great Relationship

By: Chuck


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

We first met Jonathan when he was with SilverSea in Miami. When he became an Independent Travel Advisor we became one of his clients. Over 14 cruises later we still rely on Jonathan to get us the best deals and handle whatever we need handled. He is always responsive and cares about making sure everything gets done right. Importantly, his recommendations and advice can be trusted.

He did a wonderful job.

By: allison bertrand


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

It couldn't have been easier to work with him. We have never had a smoother trip.

Advisor review

By: rek


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

Knowledgeable, accommodating,timely,friendly,thoughtful. Have recommended Jonathan in the past, will do so again.

The Experience Begins as you Book

By: Harry Bush


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2017

It is such a pleasure to work with Jonathan. He understands are needs and desires extremely well. He makes it easy to plan our next adventure and is always available. He finds us the best programs and handles any issues with ease.

Seabourn Panama Cruise

By: mcp


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Perfect. Everything was planned and anticipated suberbly.

Crystal Cruise

By: scooter


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2017

I've been working with Jonathan since 1996. He is efficient, polite, and very professional, but more than that, he has become my friend. I don't go anywhere without his guidance.

Trip canceled

By: Wandering Willy


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Jonathan managed both the booking and the cancellation expeditiously and correctly. Unfortunately, medical issues prevented me from making the trip.

Cheers to Jonathan

By: Jp


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Wonderful. He went out of his way to help us. He also arraigned to make us feel very special on our cruise. We were treated like VIP’s and received many perks. We have used Jonathan for years and have never been disappointed. He is the best.

Detail minded

By: Travel with Granny


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

Jonathan takes care of so many details to make every trip a winner. He arranges airport pickups, great drivers and guides, as well as suggesting places he thinks his clients will enjoy. He is available to sort out any emergency situation and come up with a solution. A great travel agent and friend!

Working with Jonathan Phillips, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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