Carla Crittenden 

Garden Grove, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Festivals & Events
  • Air Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Hotels
  • Ocean Cruising

  • United States - All
  • France
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Carla began at At Your Service Travel Advisors in 1979, right out of college as the agency assistant bookkeeper. From these humble beginnings, Carla has emerged as the Director of Festivals for Coastline Travel Advisors, Inc. Carla entirely manages the annual Hawaii Invitational in Waikiki, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary this past April. In 1997, the Hawaii Invitational was a struggling venture that that consisted of one local high school band going to Hawaii to “compete” with other bands. Well, it’s pretty hard to compete when you’re the only band in town. Carla took over the reins of the Hawaii Invitational, using her incredible accounting mind, and has transformed this once dormant festival into the most exclusive, and by far the largest high school music festival in Hawaii. 

Places I Have Traveled

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Great Experience All Around

By: bluirette81

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Had a great time!. Carla was great and made everything go smoothly as always.

Well Organized trip

By: KarenC

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2015

Trip was very well organized except for the little snafu on our return at the airpot where we had to go through agriculture before TSA with our luggage and the kids were a little confused bcos of the different steps. That took much longer than we expected.

Always on top of everything!

By: AnRam

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Carla was fantastic at coordinating our Maui trip. She was easily reachable, gave accurate and detailed information, kept us within budget, organized many special requests, last minute additions/cancellations and all on-sight changes. I would love to have had her on the actual trip with me since she did such an amazing job at coordinating. She was always polite and readily available for changes and offering advice without pushing an agenda. Really a joy to work with her and would love to work with her again as well as ask she be on the on-sight contact with me in future trips, since she was the one that coordinated/planned everything and would be better able to know the needs of the team/attendees. Thanks so much for your work Carla!

Amazing trip

By: bakergo

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

My wife and I were booked through Coastline as part of a group of about 150 people. Almost everything went perfectly. Carla was quick to respond, even outside of typical business hours and she was always very friendly. We reserved a rental car without any hitches, and she was very flexible and responsive to changes in our plans. There was only a small hitch in all of our reservations, and I think the responsibility for that belongs with the airline; the confirmation code on our return trip was for someone else booked in the same group, on the same flight. Great job by Coastline, it was an excellent trip!

Awesome Trip!

By: somenickname12312312

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Honestly, I was pretty amazed at how Carla accommodated my very specific requests. And it wasn't even really expensive.

Expert friendly advice and planning

By: BP2

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015

We had a wonderful trip. This was our first cruise and we were happy with everything. Carla and her team were always there to answer any questions we had.

Tremendous Service!

By: cdpatnoe

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017

Carla was tremendously responsive and helpful. Appreciate her efforts!

Las Vegas Trip

By: James Bond

Reviewed on: 18 May 2017

The whole trip went according to plan. Any contingencies were adequately addressed. Can't ask for anything more.

Kauai Trip was awesome

By: Michael Rosett

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

Carla organized a smooth trip for about 90 employees. She communicated effectively and provided updates as needed. Overall, the trip and all events went off without a hitch. Thanks Carla!

Outstanding Care

By: agam

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2015

I got back from the trip last weekend. Our official trip was Tuesday to Thursday, I had requested an extension for Monday and Friday. Carla took care of this. In addition, since I was traveling with my wife and baby daughter, I needed a crib in the room, which caused a few rounds of misunderstood phone call/email with hotel staff at first, but Carla took care of that and other details like breakfast etc. I went in keeping fingers crossed, but came back super-happy, and really appreciate Carla's assistance!

Always flawless

By: kbanks

Reviewed on: 13 May 2016

Carla has planned a couple of trips for me in the past few months and everything has gone flawlessly. She thinks of everything and is incredibly easy to work with. I will definitely work with her and Coastline for all of my future trips.

Friendly and Responsive Advisor

By: DZ

Reviewed on: 13 May 2016

Carla responded to all my questions about travelling to Maui, and provided practical advice. Because of her, I saved money not renting a car that I won't get to use. I highly recommend Carla.

Attentive service

By: Will

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

Recommended! Everything went smoothly.



Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

Carla organized a trip to Austria for my wife and I. Everything was smooth and well organized. After Austria she put us on a Cruise from South Hampton to New York. Wow, what a fantastic itinerary. The entertainment on the ship was outstanding and the service on Princess Cruises was second to none. My wife and I will only use Coastline Travel for our traveling and Carla is our FIRST choice to handle the arrangements.

Cabo Trip

By: Cabo Trip

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2017

The group flight booking was not a great thing. Most of the folks who tried to check-in online or before getting to the airport couldn't do so. Therefore, we had to wait in a line (30+ Minutes) to get our boarding passes, even those who were NOT checking bags. Therefore, some people missed the flight. Have us book our own flights next time or allow people to check-in online.

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