Valerie Rooney 

Phoenix, AZ United States
 100%
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48
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Croatia
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
1995
Languages
  • English

My Background

A luxury travel advisor for twenty years, Valerie has had the opportunity to create many lasting memories for her clients by offering exclusive amenities, access and experience available only through Virtuoso, the leading luxury travel network. 

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Priority Travel Specialist

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Lady speaks truth

By: Special Ed


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

The Tauck tour we just returned from was as advertised, very well done, with some extras we were not expecting.

All went well.

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2015

This time Valerie Rooney just set up airline travel for us. Since we flew from NM to Spain, then returned from Venice to Seattle and then finally back to NM it was difficult to set up at the dates we wanted. All went very well. All parts of the journey were as good as possibly could be. Great job.

The service and professionalism is A one!

By: Deb H


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2015

Unfortunately our trip had to be canceled do to an injury but the booking and all that went with it was done perfectly. We have since booked several more trips and look forward to them.

Excellent Service!

By: RussandKathy


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

Valerie was extremely helpful in setting up our cruise and land program. Everything she set up went perfectly. We are happy to recommend her to anyone else who is traveling.

DISNEY 2015

By: DISNEY DAD


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2015

EVERYTHING FROM FIRST IDEA TO THE FINAL TOUCHES WAS AS EASY AS IT HAS EVER BEEN. THANKS TO VALERIE AT CAMELBACK TRAVEL SHE IS A TRUE ASSET TO THAT TEAM. WILL DEFINATLY USE HER AGAIN FOR FUTURE TRAVEL PLANS. THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS YOU MADE IT EASY.

great resort

By: larry


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

great stay. very dog friendly. everyone loved our dog and other dogs. great service and great food. amenity was great.

First Cruise for Granddaughter

By: Mary14


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

If a five star review is dependent only on our granddaughter's enjoyment of Royal Caribbean's kids'club, Adventure Ocean, I could end right here with smiles, rainbows and fireworks! But beyond that, our five day cruise on the Independence of the Seas was wonderful. It was a joy to watch both our granddaughter and son-in-law experience their first cruise. The highlights were our most attentive waiter and assistant waiter, the amazing ice show, the best beach day ever at Labadee, Haiti and Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica. Just watching the ocean roll by from our balcony was also very special. Without our travel consultant, Valerie Rooney, the planning would not have gone so smoothly. Her prompt responses and suggestions were truly appreciated. We are looking forward to our Amazin cruise next year and working with Valerie again.

Voila!!!!

By: Sue and John


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2016

We had a wonderful experience working with Valerie. She provided us with all of the information required, including the smallest of details. We highly recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to collaborate with her in any future travel plans. Thank you so much!!!!

Top notch in every way.

By: Laurel and Jim


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

Every detail of the trip was perfectly arranged with no issues. Valerie was a pleasure to work with.

Friendly and efficient service.

By: Sue42


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Excellent service - lots of help in planning our trip. Only 2 items were not up the usual Crystal standards. The choices in the Lido and the main dining were not as extensive as previously and there was a lot of confusion at embarkation. The speakers were outstanding and we really enjoyed Prego.

Very friendly and professional service

By: Magne


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Very good service in all respects. Valerie is very easy and very pleasant for us as foreigners to communicate with. Everything well arranged, well in advance. We experienced absolutely no stress in the planning or during the entire travel.

Wonderful service

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Answered all our questions quickly and efficiently.

great place need help with tech support

By: larry


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

we have been to l'auberge many times. they upgraded us to creekside cottage which was great. last year they upgraded us to vista suite. both great but different. everything good except they could not get my internet to work after numerous attempts. had to ask them several times what they would do for me because i needed it for work. after several calls they gave me a 100 credit. should not have had to ask and not sure why they could not figure it out. would go back. great food and service.

Friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful.

By: Onorio


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

Valerie goes out of her way to help. She is extremely helpful, and very dependable. She would be my first choice for any travel needs.

Terrific!

By: Thib


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Valerie was terrific. Very professional and answered questions promptly. Communications with Valerie was always a pleasure. Great job.

Excellent, Expert, Full Friendly Service

By: Jim and Jac


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Valerie Rooney provided super service. She provided complete, friendly and expert advice and help throughout the entire process. She always answered all our questions even though they may have been beyond what she was responsible for. She brought to our attention all deadlines and was always on top of the latest changes. We almost feel like she is part of our family. What a privilege to work with her. Our trip was fantastic.

Works hard and super nice

By: Special Ed


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2016

Valerie answered all our questions and researched anything she didn't know. It has been a pleasure working with her. I hope to continue our relationship in the future.

Value-add service

By: Karen S.


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2016

Valerie did a great job with planning our cruise vacation. She really added value to the experience by booking a great pre-cruise hotel that fit our preferences and finding great shore excursion providers. Also, the information she gave us helped to make the trip a better one. Look forward to continue to working with her in the future!

Another great trip

By: LS California


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2016

Once again a great trip perfectly planned. Valerie and Camelback Odyssey Travel are quick to respond to any questions.

An awesome trip advisor

By: Maxi


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2017

I love working with Valerie. I can't say enough about her, she is attentive, patient, kind and thorough. On our recent trip American Airlines changed our flights a week out, she called me and had other options available. I would have panicked but she was calm and through. She is a gem, and gets results. I hate to tell people about her because then she will get too busy , I won't be able to work with her!!! I highly recommend her!!!!

Amazon Adventure

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2017

I can rely on Valerie's thorough and timely updates and reminders. Her suggestions have proven to be valuable to the enjoyment of our travels. We are fortunate to be in her good hands.

Great trip planner

By: Max


Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

Excellent, Valerie is friendly, thorough, knowledgeable and fantastic to work with. I highly recommend her

Professional

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017

A good experience, responsive, informed & professional.

Thumbs Up Again for Valerie!

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

Fantastic--Everything worked as planned and her work to find the right hotels and drivers kept us in the best of hands--We will always come back to Camelback Travel and Valerie Rooney!

Valerie Rooney

By: Sue Goodman


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Great, as always

Paris to Normandy River Cruise

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

She is wonderful to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to detail. Everything about our trip was perfectly planned and was executed wonderfully.

Tauck Grand New England Tour

By: Grandma


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Excellent in all ways. Also checked to see if we needed anything right before we left for our trip. Checked on us when we got back from our trip.

Camelback Odyssey Travel Experience

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

It was fantastic! She is a true professional and offers deep knowledge of the industry along with utmost concern for the details of a trip to be beyond expectation. I loved working with Valerie.

India

By: Merri


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Always available and very helpful

Valerie Rooney

By: Moneywatch


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Valerie always meets my high expectations and then some. She has a good sense of timing with her communications. Provides details and follows through. The measure of a professional is not when things goes right (which is always nice) but when things goes awry. During these situations, Valerie has come thru for us even when it's a situation out of her control. I feel confident enough to refer Valerie to my friends and clients. As a matter of fact, during a dinner cruise in Bangkok, I praise the work that my travel professional has meant to our family. The two couple on our table asked if I can get them Valerie's contact info--done.

Great co-operation with Valerie.

By: magne


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

It has been a great pleasure from first day. Very fast response to all our queries.

A 48 hour trip to New York

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Easy, because she is a real Pro!

All Good

By: waiting for Godot


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Just fine. Helped get us moved at the disaster known as Grand Velas.

Valerie

By: Magne


Reviewed on: 03 May 2018

Very good in all respects.

Trip review

By: Seaside Sojourn


Reviewed on: 21 May 2018

Very easy and professional

Crystal Cruises Mediterranean Cruise

By: Lovetocruise


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Valerie Rooney did an excellent job in planning my cruise on Crystal Cruises. She also arranged my airline and hotel reservations. The Hotel Eden was the best hotel I ever stayed in. It is in a central and very good location in Rome.Crystal Cruises is fantastic with great food , entertainment, services, etc. Anytime I had a question Valerie would promptly call me and help me make some decisions. She is a very pleasant articulate woman who made my trip memorable. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Advisor Val

By: Lucky


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Valerie is excellent! She gave us great advice on how to make our trip more enjoyable!

7 DAY MEXICAN CRUISE

By: 7 DAY-MEXICAN CRUISE


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

Valerie was great! Carnival Cruise -Splendor was horrible...floated the ocean for 5 days of the 7 never getting off the boat to port due to numerous issues medical emergency,hurricane bud and logistical issues trying to port in another location (catalina island). We ported in san diego and bused over 2 hours to long beach terminal to get our car. Trip over Again Valerie was great! Thank you

Mexican Riviera cruise

By: Jeanne


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

Valerie was very helpful in scheduling our trip. Made recommendations I didn't think about. Appreciated her follow up and packet with our info, boarding passes and tags for the cruise ship.

God bless Valerie!

By: Sandy B


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2018

Valerie is absolutely the best choice for trip advisor. She was knowledgeable specific and able to offer me choices on tha various elements of my trip. She took care of everything I needed. She even went out of her way to help my daughter with a problem my daughter was having with her plane tickets and Valerie had not even arranged the flight. I feel very lucky to have found her!!!!

Rocky Mountaineer

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018

It is a pleasure working with Valerie. We appreciate her detailed approach, knowledge, and careful consideration of what is important to us.

Baltics 2018

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Valerie is superb--A total and committed travel professional who has the ability to match my wife and I with the experiences that we most enjoy--She is a delight to work with and we would never consider working with anyone else! We have been using Camelback Travel since 1991 and will never go anywhere else--Valerie is simply the absolute best!

Alaska cruise

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Valerie was, as usual, efficient, thorough and timely. Communication with her is always prompt and accurate.

Relationship Mgr

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2018

Val did an exceptional job- she planned and organized a wonderful trip for my wife and me.

Thanks Val!

By: Tina


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

Very thorough, answers all my questions so patiently. And always so pleasant! She always manages to keep all the details/deadlines straight.

Cruise Review

By: Russ


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2018

Working with Val is easy. She is very thorough and a big help in planning your trip.

California - Birthday Trip

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

Fantastic - Val added a personal touch that can only be gained by working with an experienced professional

Honolulu

By: Pete


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Very accommodating. She planned a seamless trip. Very easy to deal with and very responsive to emails.

Working with Valerie Rooney, 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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