Marci Oakley ACC

Warwick, NY United States
Castle Cruises and Travel, an independent affiliate of Avenue Two Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Rail

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I fell in love with travel when living overseas in Germany with my husband and then very small children. Before then I traveled throughout the US and Europe for business only. Once having the opportunity to live in Europe, to learn and to enjoy the culture, travel became more than just a destination - it became an experience.

It is that sense of experience I want my clients to have. I want them to not only see the sites, but to taste the local foods, enjoy the local festivals, walk along the streets and drive through the small villages.

I began my career in travel over 10 years ago working with an agency specializing in Portugal and Spain. We were also one of the first agencies to begin promoting European River Cruises. One of the easiest ways to visit Europe.

As with large cruise ships, European River cruise companies and ships are not the same. I have years of personal experience sailing with a variety of cruise companies both in Europe and on the open seas. I've sailed with small children, with teenagers, on romantic getaways with my husband and as a Virtuoso host.

It is my varied experiences both traveling on land and on water; my passion for travel; my attention to detail and my dedication to creating the best personalized vacation for my clients which makes me the best travel counselor I can be.


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Highly recommended

By: Drrnfnp

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2013

Marci did a great job in booking our recent cruise. Great communication and ease with process.

We had a fantastic trip!

By: Stash.

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Marci did an exceptional job in planning our trip. She covered all of the main items and really helped us out by also planning many of the smaller details of the trip. We had a fantastic vacation and look forward to our next one.

Consistently excellently planned trips


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

We would not hesitate recommending Marci to anyone planning a vacation. Marci has planned numerous vacations(both land trips and cruises)for us and they have always been wonderful. Marci's attention to detail is meticulous and her suggestions are always on target. She is knowlegeable and patient. We would not consider using any other travel consultant.

Responsive & Knowledgable

By: DConz2701

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2015

Marci was extremely responsive to meeting all of our requests and finding the perfect family vacation for us. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the resorts and gave us excellent advice. She was also very responsive to emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend her and will use her again for future travel!

Cancun was fantastic!

By: Gary and family

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

Marci set up our entire vacation and did a fantastic job. She coordinated everything: flights, transfers, beachfront hotel rooms, golf outing, special dinners, everything. It is so nice to just be able to relax on vacation, knowing that everything has been taken care of and if there are any issues, we have someone at the ready to fix it for us. We will certainly use Marci for all of our future vacation plans!.

Perfectly executed!

By: Duke

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

The trip was perfectly executed from flights, to transfers, to tours, the cruise and the choice of hotel. Starting out at the W Barcelona, located on the beach with the most amazing views, was the perfect selection. Located just out of reach of the noise of the city, but close enough to visit. The cruise was smoothly paced, with visits to large cities, small villages and the beach. Of course the Virtuoso hosted excursion was one of our highlights. We traveled from Cadiz to Seville, enjoyed a lavish lunch AND toured the palace where the Game of Thrones was filmed. Can't wait for our next trip.

Experienced Profeswsional Plans Perfect trip


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2015

Marci planned a trip that was perfect in every way. As always, she put a great deal of time and effort into making our trip the perfect one. e Her attention to every detail resulted in delivering exactly the trip we wanted. This is exactly the kind of service we expect from Marci and we have never been disappointed. We never hesitate in recommending her to our travelling friends and would not consider using any other travel agent.

Knowledgeable and Personalized Service

By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015

Marci designed a trip of a lifetime for us. She was able to put together an itinerary that took into account all of our needs and requests. We felt like this trip was custom designed just for us. Everything went smoothly due to Marci's guidance and organization skills. She took all of the work out of going on vacation. I have never had a vacation which took so little effort. All we had to do was show up! We had many connections and all went like clockwork. I also felt like if there was a glitch Marci had provided me with the information and peace of mind I needed to correct it. She was also accessible 24/7 if we needed something throughout our vacation. She made sure before, during, and after the trip that everything went smoothly. I could not have asked for anything more and will definitely recommend Marci Oakley to my friends and family to plan their dream vacations!

Great advise

By: Mooly

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2015

Marci did a great job planning every detail of our vacation. Everything was wonderful and not a worry

Golf trip a huge success!

By: Myrtle Crew

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2015

Our usual fall destination for our guy's golf trip is Myrtle Beach. Marci suggested we try something different this year and set us up with a golf and football package to New Orleans. We watched perhaps the best football game of the year with the NY Giants and New Orleans Saints (13 Touchdown passes in total!) and then had our golf trip on top of that. The hotel in New Orleans was perfect, located close to the French Quarter and minutes away from the Superdome. We used transfers rather than a rental car and that worked perfectly in the city and to the golf destinations. Marci did a great job for us and we look forward to our next trip.

Travel in Tuscany

By: jerseygirl

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Marci was very knowledgeable about Italy in general and helped guide me in tweaking a blueprint of an itinerary that I had developed through some research on the internet. The second phase of the planning however required transportation and local tours, and that is where Marci was able to leverage her expanded network of colleagues overseas. She quickly pieced together a fantastic agenda which included top rated hotels, English speaking drivers with stops on the way in various villages for lunch, and guides that most likely are genuine art historians. The Virtuoso amenities included breakfast at each hotel along with a food and beverage credit. Throughout the process Marci was responsive in a very timely fashion and before the trip sent me a professional grade document outlining all of the stops, transfesr, hotels, museums, etc. with all of the associated costs. I was very happy with my experience and plan to utilize Marci's services in the future.

A to Z service

By: Alexis

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Marci took care of everything from booking to making sure there was wine and cheese in our room when we arrived. She answered every questions that we possibly had regarding the cruise. I recommend 110% for any travel she is affiliated with. Thank you Marci

Friendly and Professional

By: Retired Annie

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

Our most recent trip, a UniWorld European River Cruise, is the second one Marci has organized for us. Both times her service has been impeccable. She offers great suggestions, follows-up on all questions, and plans hotels, activities, ships, and "planes, trains, and automobiles" down to the smallest detail. Her ability to successfully synchronize events and transportation has been excellent for us. We also like to communicate via email and Marci is very capable in this regard. She also provided us with an "Axus" app on our phones and ipad for this latest trip, which we found very helpful, as well. We are very pleased with Marci Oakley as our go-to travel advisor and recommend her without any hesitation!

Luxurious trip planned perfectly!


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016

We were totally taken care of from beginning to end! The cruise was beautiful and our drivers/guides in France were wonderful as well.

Knowledgeable and professional

By: Paula

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Marci was very helpful in anticipating many aspects of the trip that I may not have considered. Very thorough and a pleasure to work with!

Great Trips Start with a Great Advisor

By: DWAR8816

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

We have now worked with Marci for two combination cruise / land based vacations in Europe. Not only did everything go like clockwork, but she found some of the best hotels and tour guides in each of the cities we've stayed when not on the cruise, that made these vacations among our best lifetime memories. She met with us on multiple occasions to really understand what we wanted and then build a vacation plan which allowed us to fulfill our dreams!


By: JoeD

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Marci was extremely helpful in directing/booking us on the Uniworld River cruise and to additional days in Paris. These arrangements included city tour, Versailles tour and dinners. all arrangements made my wife’s 60th birthday celebration a success.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
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