Jesse Taylor 

Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Well versed travel consultant specializing in all aspects of global travel from ocean cruising, river cruising, private and group land tours, trains, planes, automobiles, independent customized trips, and more.

I enjoy the challenges to get you where you want to go, when you want to go, with travel that caters to each individual, or family's, needs and desires. I work closely with my clients to create unsurpassed travel experiences. My goal is to keep clients coming back, and hopefully, bragging to their friends and family.

I enjoy traveling with my wife and three young boys to all areas of the globe, as long as it involves enrichment, good food, culture, and of course, smiles along the way.

Places I Have Traveled


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He is always there when we need help

By: Ralph

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2014

in every trip he took the lead and quickly ironed out any problems

Highly recommend Jesse

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2014

We want to thank Jesse for all the hard work he put in booking our cruise three weeks before sale date to coincide with 3 couples who had previously booked months before.  We had a great time and want to thank Jesse for all his efforts. He was great!

Highly recommended

By: BuffaloBob

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

Jesse is careful to insure that he has taken care of all the items the traveler needs and is concerned with.  He is eager to help, and responds immediately to all queries and needs.  Jesse is "top notch."


By: Granny

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Jesse,Is always professional, responsive to your questions and goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best cruise experience possible.

Highly recommended

By: Jackie

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

Jesse made us fully aware of all aspects of the cruise. We have been working with him as our travel agent for 17 years. We have taken at least one trip per year, including 18 cruises. He has consistently performed in an excellent manner.


By: nick

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014

Jesse did a nice job of informing us about our options for excursions and shore transfers.  He called us when we had an opportunity for an upgrade.  And we were prepared with all the necessary visas and entry docs.  However, he did not prep us for the itinerary; the ports we visited were often small towns with little to offer.  We will think more carefully about the questions we should be asked before we book a trip, i.e. "What do you wish to do?" and "How active do you wish to be?" 


By: Fred

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2014

We have used Jesse on many occasions on trips to Europe and the carribean. He was of great help in making suggestions and arrangements.  We are planning two trips in 2015 and will use him on both.       

Good at his job

By: clubey

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2014

We live in California and Jesse is in Florida.  We have never met, however, he feels like a friend.   We were referred to Jesse a number of years ago by friends and have since booked several cruises with him.  We have never been disapointed in his planning for us.  We have referred several other friends and family members.   He cares about his clients.   Matter of fact he has book six of us on the Infinity this August for a trip to the British Isles.   Jesse is our "cruise" guy and we love to cruise!

Caring travel agent

By: sailor

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2014

Jesse is a great travel agent who takes a great interest in me as a client.  He always contacts me prior to the trip and after return to be sure everything is ready and how the trip went.  He takes good care of his clients and makes sure they are well cared for and getting everything they need.  Highly recommend him.  He works to get me the best deal.

Highly Recommended

By: Nancy Lee

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2014

We found Jesse online in 2005 and he has been our exclusive travel agent for 18 cruises with Holland America.  We have also taken and referred family and friends with us and he has had their repeat business also.  Although we live in CA and Jesse is in FL, we feel we are great friends (and Facebook too).  We  have been fortunate to meet him on two occasions.  Through Jesse and his staff we have gotten our air/hotel/car rental/cruise/insurance booked and left the headaches to Going Places Travel.  

Always There

By: johnstew

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

Jesse provides great care to his customers. You can rely on him to ensure your experience is the best. He is there 24/7 to smooth out any wrinkles that may crop up.

Jesse Taylor is one outstanding travel agent, one whom we have used for many years

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2014

Jesse Taylor has been our travel consultant for many years and has served us and our traveling companions with great knowledge and care.  He is always on top of important dates and issues which we might face as well as having ready answers to what ever questions we might have.  All this with a very amenable personality and a desire to help in what ever way he can.  I would never be fearful of recommending him to anyone who desires to book travel and especially a cruise.  Jesse has never failed to wish us good travel before our trips and has welcomed us back following our trips.  He has, as well, been interested in our experience and what could have been done better or what went very well.  We  commend him to you as an agent of exceptional skill and caring.


By: MP85

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

This cruise itinerary is for the very well travelled, and so it was on the March 17th sailing of the Azamara Journey.  Most passengers were multiple repeat passengers on the Azamara ships, and many had visited some of these ports before.  Shipboard experience: excellent as usual.  Virtuoso excursion in Benoa was excellent, with great hosts as well.  I missed the Virtuoso cocktail party event, so can't comment. Travelling when Virtuoso is present is a definite plus.

THE Best Cruise Agent--Mr. Jesse Taylor!

By: TheOriginalDrFUN

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2014

Jesse is simply and truly THE best cruise agent anywhere! My husband and I have had the pleasure of having Jesse as our agent for many years for many cruises--and he always delivers first-class service. We know a lot about the industry and could easily book directly with the cruise lines, but we appreciate the myriad additional benefits we get from his vast experience, including top-rate info/tips and additional discounts and/or onboard credits. And via his insider network of Virtuoso on-the-ground properties, we've experienced incredible upgrades throughout the world. Moreover, he's always available when there's a problem before, during, or after the cruise. Although we live on the other side of the USA from his Florida HQ, we've come to value Jesse as a friend as well as our agent--and our friends to whom we've recommended him share our high opinion. THANKS, JESSE, for making our cruising experiences extra-special!

Highly Recommended

By: OldRetiredMarine

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2014

Jesse did a great job explaining things to me in terms I could understand.  He's the best!

A real pro

By: p and c

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2014

We've had the benefit of Jesse's expertise on many occasions and he has always come through with great deals, great advice and the best service.  If you don't have an agent, check with Jesse. If you need travel help, he's definitely the go-to person to have in your corner. He knows the business and goes the extra mile to make sure your trip works for you,

Highly Recommended

By: Ruth

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

Jesse continues to be an excellent travel resource.  He is knowledgeable and very service minded.  I have been traveling for over 40 years and he is the best travel agent I have had.  I have and will continue to recommend him. 

Jesse Taylor Highly Recommended

By: Penny

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

I would definitely recommend Jesse Taylor.  He was very accommodating, got back to me and my questions quickly and was reassuring to a first-time cruiser who had grave doubts about the vacation with two teenage granddaughters.  It was a great experience working with Jesse and I would definitely recommend him as he was highly recommended to me.  Thank you Jesse.

always delivers

By: crm360

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2017

Can count on Jesse making sure we get the most out of our trip. He exceeds expectations we can't wait to see what he does next

Always There!

By: Dino74418

Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

Jesse does a great job offering you options and then begins to help you narrow things down.  He takes care of details like drivers and cars and times for shore excursions.  He goes the extra mile and gives you heads up on good plane fares.

Great Service Fast Dependable

By: ReuvenD

Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

Jesse always responds quickly and seems to find the best deals. I have booked several cruise-vacations with him and I am will continue to do so.

Highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 May 2014

Great trip.  April is a good month to go, less traffic and the weather was beautiful.  Jesse always does a super job for us.

Highly recommended

By: wes12

Reviewed on: 15 May 2014

Outstanding Cruise

By: Cas

Reviewed on: 10 May 2014

Excellent cruise, outstanding service, good food and great trip. 

Jesse is terrific!

By: Carol22

Reviewed on: 13 May 2014

This man is outstanding and can do anything. He's been our travel agent for over 10 to 13 years; he has even picked us up at the airport and transported us to our cruise ship after a stop at his office to introduce us to the people that support him and all the rest of their clients. I don't know what I'd do if he ever left the agency; probably track him down to his new job and resume our alliance. Jesse is one in a million and we will keep him - forever!

Fantastic Travel Advisor! Highly recommended!!!!

By: Traveling Lands

Reviewed on: 19 May 2014

We have done business with Jesse for many years now and have been more than pleased with his professional, courteous, caring, and fully committed service. He is always to procure the best plan, pricing, hotels, air, and all travel needs in a timely fashion. Jesse is the "go to" person for all of our travel needs!! It's a joy to work with Jesse: JESSE IS THE BEST! :-)

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 22 May 2014

Excellent adventure. Well planned and thought out. Should you lose Jesse Taylor your office will have a very large hole punched in it.

The Best Ever!

By: Sheila

Reviewed on: 26 May 2014

This is is our second trip planned through Jesse. Just like the first trip it went off without a hitch. Jesse has the wonderful ability to be able to read his client. He has put us in safe and still amazing places. We rely heavily on his experience and advice. As far as I am concerned he is the best of the best!!! We look forward to planning another adventure with him!!!!

highly recommend

By: shin

Reviewed on: 21 May 2014

He is the vest agent I ever had. always prompt and made accurate plan which I request.

Highly recommended

By: Bob & Pris

Reviewed on: 24 May 2014

Jesse is the best!  He is knowledgeable and experienced.  He knows what we like and he "Taylors" our cruises to meet our preferences.  Both his pre and post cruise services are excellent.  He is patient and clear in answering our questions.  He knows the cruise business inside and out, and he offers valuable insights when we are planning cruises.  We wouldn't use anyone else!

Highly Recommended

By: eric

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

Mr. Taylor is an absolutely incredibly able agent, routinely working wonders on bookings and air connections.He is available, gracious, highly competent and wonderful to work with.I cannot recommend him too highly.Eric

Always satisfied

By: Yvonne

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

It is always a pleasure to work with Jesse. He is outstanding in understanding his clients.

Best advisor

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

We have worked with Jesse for many years and he is always very efficient, professional, and helpful

The Best Virtuoso has!!

By: Gaby

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

You never go wrong with Jesse!! Always gives the best recommendations!

Iceland: A Country of Exquisite Nature


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2014

I just got back from a Globus trip in Iceland. Globus did a good job on the food and itinerary, but our group was very disappointed in the hotels and the guide was so-so.There was a good choice of food. It  was good and the fish was excellent everywhere.  But everything was expensive: about $13-$23 for a bowl of soup and a roll, $7.50 for a small beer; $2 for the rest room.Three of the hotels were good.  The four were very run down.  Four didn't have elevators for the disabled and those folks repeatedly had rooms on the top floor. Two hotels didn't have phones in the rooms, so no wake-up. One hotel charged for use of the internet and two didn't have a computer for use by guests. The guide was mediocre and only spoke of social, and political issues when prompted. Also, even after being advised, it was days before issues were promptly addressed.  Finally, one guest got cell phone calls throughout the trip; the guide refused to ask him to turn off his phone.
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A great family trip

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

As always Jesse did a great job helping us to plan our first ever cruise with our entire immediate family, 6 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 pre-teens.  Alaska was a good choice and Princess was a good company for our purposes.I do recommend Jesse as a cruise specialist.

Highly Recommended

By: Z

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

The very best

By: John

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

We travel a lot and Going Places Travel, and Jesse, have given the best service we have ever experienced.  The attention to detail, customer service, follow-up, and the excellent prices are the winners for us and there is no comparison - Going Places Travel is the very best you can find.  We highly recommend them.

Scandanavia/Russia Cruise 6/7/2014

By: Doug & Eileen

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Excellent trip, wonderful cities, particularly St. Petersburg, and great tours. Only problem was bus transportation from ship on 6/19 back to Heathrow.Our luggage call was 7:00-7:15AM and we assumed we could get off ship later since our flight was 4:20PM.  When we got off at 8AM we found the only 2 busses to Terminal 2 Heathrow had left.  Fortunately there was still a bus going to Terminal 5 which we got on & then made our way on our own to Terminal 2.There was no communication from R/Carib about bus times.  Should have been clearer communication.  Other than this, trip was excellent.

Above and Beyond

By: GlobalTravelerNYC

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

I have been working with Jesse for over 10 years. I would recommend Jesse for any travel, and have done so with all of my family and friends who now use him exclusively. I have experienced many levels of skill with agents through my many years of travel, and Jesse surpasses all of them. He always goes above and beyond our expectations.

Fast, competent & concerned

By: Reed52

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Jesse was very professional and exhibited great follow-through in arranging our flights to/from Paris.  Everything came off w/out a hitch and he took the time  to confirm that everything worked out well.  I will use Jesse for our future travel.

Jesse is the best!

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2014

I have been working with Jesse for many years. Each time, he has made suggestions which I follow completely, because they always show me something better than I could find on my own. I always have complications beyond most travelers do with my religion and Jesse always finds solutions and makes many suggestions. I would never consider taking a cruise without using him. 

Highly recommended

By: Texas sailor

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2014

Jesse does an outstanding job of making sure that everything is prepared for you and then following up to be sure that everything went well on your trip.  He goes out of his way to make sure that you are pleased.

Highly Recommended

By: Worldwidebirder

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2014

We have always used Jessie for our many trips including the Galapagos, Easter Island and French Polynesia, Antarctica and air travel to Kenya and Tanzania. On our flight form Nairobi to Arusha one of our major bags did not arrive. Nothing was being done by the baggage agent in Arusha until we contacted Jessie and Paula. After spending hours on the problem our bag arrived the next day. We will continue to have Jesse make arrangements for our trips and cruises.

Extremely efficient

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

Jesse recently dealt with my two children and their spouses as well as myself in arranging a very specialized tour, and it came out Five Star!


By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2014

so you get a concierge cabin and the concierge is stuck at a desk in the library...the cabiis just a redesignated balcony with a sticker affixed. Elite is not much and the "lounge is mostly closed. You get drink tickets which are difficult to redeem...etc etc...after noon canapés are not delivered unless you are in your cabin. Too much paperwork...a very poor impression for us. We will return to RCC....very unsatistiary experience....
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Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2014


Capable, friendly, attentive agent

By: Patkin43

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2014

Jesse has been our agent since 2012 when we took our first Oceania cruise from Rome to London (Dover). Since then he has "shepherded" us from Istanbul to Athens (Oceania), Miami to Miami (Oceania) and Nassau (DIsney) and is completing our plans for a Viking River Cruise in September from Amsterdam to Basel! He has been attentive, responsive, good humored, capable and conscientious in keeping us informed, properly documented and calm. His travel knowledge is excellent - he answers questions candidly and helpfully. For each of our trips, he's been assisted by competent, friendly concierges (currently Paula Cummings). We have recommended him to several others... and will continue to do so!

Friendly Travel Services

By: classylady

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

I have worked with Jesse for many years and many trips. Jesse has been very helpful and available every time I called. I would recommend him to anyone.

Oceania Adriatic Cruises

By: Greg & Jane

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2014

Jesse came highly recommended to us from some travel agents we met on a previous cruise. He did not disappoint. Great Job Jesse! Jesse provided insight, personal experience, advice, support and most importantly, obtained great prices for us on Oceania bookings. He was able to get a great price for an "add on" cruise offer and was also able to get an upgrade cabin on both cruises at a good price, Plus all the amenities and ship credit!! Jesse was very easy to work with and we appreciated his low pressure approach. I think his close relationship with Oceania is a valuable asset for us going forward. We expect to take a number of cruises in the future and plan to you Jesse to book them. During retirement, which should be in a couple of years, we will be particularly interested in last minute "screaming" bargains, as we are very flexible. Thank-you

The Best travel agent in the business

By: Arnold

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

After fifty years of travel and working with several agents over the years, Jesse is by far the best one I have ever had. I have referred several people to Jesse and all have been very pleased with his service.

Fun time

By: Grampa & Grama

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2014

If you want the grand kids to have fun and meet new friends. this Carnival cruise is the one to do. Jesse made the arrangements and melded 4 family groups into one fun trip. Thank you Jesse, for all your help.

Flawless, as always!

By: Martha

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2014

Portugal is a great destination, and one of the least expensive European countries. Viking did a great job (as they should, at $500 per day!). Excellent service from beginning to end. I doubt that we would take another short river cruise (seven days), because it seems very rushed, and not very relaxing with almost no river cruising on most days. Because all of the action is up the hill, every day is a bus trip. The longer European rivers have more action at the level of the river, eliminating the need for buses on most days. Jesse Taylor is an extraordinary travel agent...couldn't do it without him, and wouldn't consider it.

He was the best ! Very, very helpful

By: Candace

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

Jesse went beyond to help us make our cruise stress free! If we had a question he was on the phone to help. Could not have found anyone better.

Very busy but Fabulous Trip

By: Don E

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2014

We would recommend this trip to all wanting to cruise on a budget. Loved it.

Great trip but no extras

By: Dave45

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2014

The Danube cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg was outstanding. The food was excellent, accommodation were great and the excursions were well planned. I would give this trip an A+. We arrived in Budapest 2 days early and went to Prague for 3 nights afterwards but not as part of the Viking package. We also paid for our own flights to and from Boston. Let there be no doubt, Jesse works for Viking. He is not an independent travel agent as I first thought he was. Jesse is very friendly and returns calls promptly, but don't expect him to find you deals for travel from Nuremberg to Prague (his price was 5 times what we paid the hotel to arrange for the ten of us). Also, his hotel recommendations in Prague and Budapest were much more expensive than we were able to get on our own; and independent airplane travel was cheaper than he could arrange also. Jesse works for Viking and when you are dealing with Viking issues he is a big help but for anything else he simply does not offer that service.

Princess Provided The Royal Treatment

By: Harplute

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

I recently got back from a Princess cruise of the Mexican Riviera on the Star Princess and it was one of the best I've taken. The food was extraordinary...the very best I've ever had on a cruise,.. not just in the dining room but at the buffet. The staff were extremely friendly, professional and consistent. The waiter and busboy who served our dinner anticipated our every need and desire. I usually don't like the shows, but I went to three comedy shows that were side-splitting laughter from start to finish. Finally, the dinner mates at my table were great; it was a match made in heaven. We were all solos: me, two retired electrical engineers, a retired teacher, a paralegal and a retired microbiologist. Some of us went to the shows and a wine tasting together. By the way the guests at the dinner table ranged in age from late fifties to early nineties. They were all sharp as a tack and interesting, friendly and very kind and patient with the Russian lady who spoke little English.

Disneyland Done Right

By: Keno

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

Flew into Orange County, John Wayne airport. Short shuttle to Best Western Stovall's Inn - clean, great breakfast (fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs with either sausage, bacon, or ham on a rotating basis, bagels with cream cheese, toast, milk, coffee, juice, oatmeal). Anaheim Rapid Transit (ART) to Disneyland (5 day pass $20.00 adult, $5.00 kids, $8.00 senior). Great meals at Coco's immediately adjacent to the motel (don't eat at Tiffy's across the street).

Excellent, personable, efficient

By: Foxhaven7

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

An extremely pleasant results oriented travel adviser, Jesse is always upbeat and on top of the information.

Great Planning

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

Jesse did a wonderful job preparing everything for this trip so there were no desires. We had a meal from hell at one of Crown Grill, and I wrote a very bad review to Princess.

Top notch

By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2014

Great, responsive service. Excellent interpersonal style. I would recommend to others and use him again.

south pacific

By: none

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2014

Excellent trip. could not ask more from your travel professional. Jesse and the staff at Going Places Travel see to every datail as if they were going with us.

Incredible Agent

By: Hayes

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2014

I have worked with Jesse for almost 10 years and he just keeps improving. I have worked with many agents prior to meeting Jesse and he is, bar none, the best I have experienced. Jesse will always go out of his way to help you with anything needed for travel, and he is accessible 24-hours a day (it seems that way). Going Places Travel is lucky to have this gentleman on their team. I will follow Jesse wherever his future endeavors take him.

Well Done

By: Paul

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2014

To whom it may concern: Everthing went great..a little change in plans due to mechanical difficulty with Jet Blue. We will be calling them to see if there is any compensation. On our direct (!st) flight we were separated and had a stop over in North Carolina. All went well with connection. Everthing else was terrific. We had a very relaxing and fun filled time...lots of laughs, great food, great shows and wonderful service. Any questions give me a call. Jesse was great with all he did for our group. Kept in contact responded quickly to all requests. We will use Jesse again when planning our trips. Any questions please feel free to respond. Paul Becker/Mary Becker

Great Service

By: JackandGayle

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2014

Jesse always goes out of his way to make sure your travels are as simple as possible. We booked our cruise 8 months before departure. Jesse was constantly in contact with us during this period, making sure we didn't miss any deadlines and had all of our travel documentation complete. He is extremely thorough and knows the travel business well. We met some friends on our cruise whose travel agent hadn't met their expectations. We were happy to recommend Jesse to them. They plan to use him next trip. Would we recommend Jesse? We just did.



Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2014


Great travel agent

By: Terri

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2014

Jesse Taylor helps us with our traveling needs always. Very personable and friendly. He always makes calls to us before our trips to make sure we have everything we need. He's the best.


By: DAVID 7437

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2014

Unfortunetly our trip had to be cancelled due to both of us undergoing major surgery, But, Jessie and his crew helped us recover our deposity and fees from our Trip Insurance policy

Great trip - perfect planning by Jesse and Paula

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2014

The Infinity is a nice ship, have been on it before, and it is the maximum size on which we choose to sail. There has been a slight reduction in service in the buffet, in that there aren't people around to assist in carrying hot soup to the table, refilling coffee, etc. etc. But overall, the service was fine in cabins, dining room, bars, and always clean restrooms. Staff all friendly and nice. Jesse's help in choosing this last minute booking was invaluable, as well as securing the best possible air arrangements. We enjoyed the Panama Canal passage, and most of the ports. Look forward to new bookings!

Jesse Does An Excellent Job.

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2015

Jesse, Thank you for the fine job you did with the handling of our cruise arrangements. You and your firm performed, as always, in a professional manner. In essence, you did exactly what you said you would do, when you said you would do it. That is very much appreciated, and we. are pleased to recommend you to others. Regards, Jerry

Jesse is the best

By: Gabya

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2015

Jesse is the best! He always plans the perfect vacation.



Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2015

We were very satisfied with the service Jesse provided us in putting together our cruise reservations. He is very efficient and courteous and very pleasant to work with.

Great service

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2015

The trip was just fine. Enjoyed it all. 30 days went by in a flash. A good time had by all.

First rate service

By: Dale from Ohio

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2015

Jesse Taylor is a travel agent for frequent travelers. He listens. He works hard to accommodate your needs and desires. And he almost always delivers! And unlike many other agents who seem to wash their hands of clients once the trip is booked, Jesse follows up to make sure things go smoothly and that promised amenities are provided. I highly recommend using Jesse Taylor for all your travel needs.


By: CRM360

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2015

the trip was very complicated but went of with out a hitch. The locations and tours were outstanding

Arrangements Went Well

By: John

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2015

My wife and I had a seamless adventure on our cruise last week. Everything was in order and thank you so much for the bottle of wine when we checked into our stateroom. We would definitely consider our next trip with your company.



Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2015


Expert service

By: Sskrieger

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2015

Jesse did a great job coordinating our family's cabins on our latest cruise and was able to provide documentation confirming the age requirements were met in a timely manner. Excellent prompt service all around.

Total professional service. First and top rated.

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

From the initial contact until the end of the trip our contact was totally satisfactory. Jesse gave the best advice for parking near the Miami port, to the on shore tours, to specialty restaurant reservations. The service was complete and punctual. I would recommend Jesse to any and all my friends who travel.

Exceptional travel agent.

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

Jesse is always well ahead of everything connected with our trips and most caring.

Good follow through


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

Jesse and his staff provide consistent and excellent service. I appreciate the follow-up on any issue. Also he does not attempt to oversell but meets your expressed needs.

Outstanding customer service

By: John K

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015

We received outstanding customer service from beginning to end off our trip. This group was attentive and on top of every detail. traveling to both Taiwan and Thailand all arrangements were excellent.


By: bob

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2015

we have worked with jesse for a number of years and he is by far the best. he makes our travels a pleasure. we can't say enough good things about jesse. don't lose him



Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2015


Expert, friendly service

By: jack

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

Thanks Jesse. Excellent service, as always. Keep up the good work. Long time satisfied customers;

He did a great job

By: Ralph

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2015

Jesse did a lot of work toget this trip off the ground given our disappointment in the xdecembee cruise on the Quantum? December the ship was a disaster...ths time was much better due primarily to Jesse's preparation

Good Trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

Good trip, everything worked out to plan.

Great trip

By: mbb

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

Great trip. Only sag was railroad was out of order on St. Kitts, but our money was refunded. The hilight of the trip was sailing aboard the Stars and Stripes America's Cup Boat. Winds were swift at 35 mph. It was great. Food coupon for specialty restaurant was great and food was superb.

Professionalism at its Best

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2015

Thanks, Jesse for another successful trip. Appreciate all the attention to detail and the fact you were able to convince American Express to apply a Platinum $300.00 credit to our cruise! Off to Paris.......

Singapore Sojourn

By: John S

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015

Had a great time. Singapore is by far the best urban city in the world to visit and enjoy. Amazing Botanical Gardens and Zoos; subway goes just about everywhere, its clean, easy to use, inexpensive and if you can't there by subway the taxi fares are cheap; excellent food of all types. The Fullerton or its new counterpart, the Fullerton Bay Hotel are the place to stay - convenient to everything, great rooms and service and the breakfast buffet has something for everyone. Thanks to your booking they upgraded us to a room with a balcony overlooking Marina Bay so we had a great view of the sights, including an unexpected evening light show. Windstar did a fantastic job. The chief even out did our favorites on Oceania. Being a smaller ship and only about 1/2 booked they bought many of the ingredients locally so extra freshness and a local dish option most nights. However, this is not a trip for anyone who has a problem with heat and humidity.

As always, great job by Jesse...

By: Donna J

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

The Royal Princess cruise beginning March 19, 2015 was better than expected. I was strongly against going on such a big ship (3500) roughly...however, they have done a great job in making the ship feel less crowded...we did stay in the private Sanctuary area every day and ate meals every evening in the specialty restaurant--the Crown Grill--so did not experience a lot of what could have been crowded areas--especially on sea days...all in all, we had a good time. There was NO wait at embarkation/disembarkation or day's in Port which was also unexpected! We would entertain this ship again in the future.

"TT" Terrific Trip

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2015

The Caribbean trip on Holland America on the Noordam was excellent. Service, food, and ship's amenities were of very high standards. A good time was had by all.

I have no yet taken the trip

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

This request is premature as I have not yet taken my trip to Paris--I do so in July. However, the arrangements will be very good as Jessee has always done a wonderful job for me. Jack L. Hancock


By: Lauren822

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2015

What a wonderful experience we had from beginning to end!!! Jesse was so helpful planning my Norweign Breakaway vacation. With so many options he made an overwhelming trip to book effortless! I wouldn't trust my vacations in anyone else's hands! Thanks Jesse! Here's to the first of many trips you'll be planning for me and my friends!

Oceania - Good Value (who knew) and my nickname was "The Walrus."

By: Eckhardt

Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

Sailed from Tahiti to LIma (Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa Fakarava, Pitcairn, and Easter Islands) with Oceania on the Marina. The cabins, service, food, and the ship (Marina) were exceptional. We have sailed with five other cruise lines, but we never experienced such opulence. The food was amazing, the service was the best we ever encountered. Going Places Travel, Mr. Taylor and his team, helped us book early, which helped with the cost. Mr. Taylor also helped us with "air deviations," which make the air portion of our trip much more palatable.

there for us

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2015

we had problems with the airline we schedules to get to the cruise. As soon as we let Jesse know he informed Princess and made sure they were aware of the new flight schedule and later arrival. Princess was waiting for us and the new time and place.

Great job of handling details

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 08 May 2015

Jesse did a great job on handling the details of our trip. He went out of the way to get alternate flight arrangements when the carrier cancelled the flight at the last minute, he successfully handled a dispute with the tour operator, he provided good advance and post follow-up. Everything handled very professionally. It is great to have a good travel agent at your side to take care of you.


By: califgal

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Excellent work accomplished for a cruise for six persons. We had been recommended to Jesse Taylor, and were very glad we had contacted him. Have another cruise booked through him this Fall. He is very easy to work with

Great Thoughtful Service

By: JoeSixPac

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

We were introduced to Jesse by one of our traveling partners who had already booked. We were very pleased by Jesse's attentiveness and professionalism. When an upgrade became available he called as we had requested and confirmed a better accommodation. Everything he said would happen did. There were no surprises. All went smoothly.

Super person, Friendly, Great Planner

By: SalDav

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2015

I would rate Jesse Taylor as a 10+. He has been so helpful in many of our trips and we will continue to have him coordinate any trips in the future.We have had Jesse help us for the last 10 years. He is always on time with information and confirmations, and he always does what he promises. We enjoy hearing from him and would truly recommend him to any of our family or friends.

Quantum Trip!

By: Fastedd

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Jesse is one of the best I have worked with. He went out of his way to help with all aspects of the trip. We had an issue with Royal Caribbean, and Jesse was our advocate through the process. I would highly recommend Jesse for any travel planning.

Jesse is Outstanding

By: I don't have one

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Jesse and I have worked together on several trips for my husband and me, and I won't consult with anyone else. He is a true professional and gentleman - knowledgeable, patient, understanding, responsible, "can-do" guy, reliable and ALWAYS has the customer's best interest in mind.

Jesse is the best

By: Gaby

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

Happy clients since 2007. Always meets my expectations. Highly recommended.

Awesome Vacation

By: Old School

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2015

Wife and I had a great vacation on RCCL Independence of the Seas. Our Jr Suite was an added bonus! The food and entertainment on the ship was excellent and we enjoyed all of the Islands we visited. We're already booked for our next cruise in Nov. We love cruising!

Jesse Does It Again!

By: CarolQ

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

Jesse has been the best travel agent ever. We wouldn't use any other agent - he gets us onto ships we like and great savings and helps us with our 'homework' before a cruise and he knows all the insider tips. We love him.

Regent cruise

By: Ed K

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Service and attention to our needs by Jesse Taylor was as always exemplary. Our cruise to the Baltic on Regent was mostly okay with a few problems experienced at the beginning of the cruise and at the end of the cruise. These problems were relayed to Jesse who contacted Regent with our concerns.

Great trip!

By: Richim

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2015

As always, Jesse did a great job in arranging this trip for us - from stateroom recommendations, great airline connections, very good hotels. We'll be going with Jesse again for sure for our next trip. Jesse is always very responsive and goes the extra mile to make sure a trip goes the way we want.

Paris trip

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015

The trip has been outstanding--no glitches. Couldn't Criticize any aspect

The best travel professional in the business:

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2015

As usual, this cruise planned by Jesse went smoothly and without a hitch. We have used Jesse, and referred many friends to him, for many years, and we have never had a problem. Jesse is in Florida and we are in California, so we have never met. That has never been a problem and we will continue to use him again. His eye for detail is impeccable, and he is always on top of any situation. He is without a doubt the best travel professional we have ever used.

Nothing wrong with how Jesse handled this

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2015

Our flight from Phoenix to Seattle where we were to board the Regatta was cancelled at the last minute. We therefore missed the cruise and are having a hard time getting a refund from Travel Guard. Nothing Jesse could do about these circumstances except to give us some info to file a claim.

Jesse saved us!

By: BeagleBob

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015

We actually could not go on our Bermuda cruise because of my wife's severe illness. Jesse was able to book us a wonderful Greek Isles cruise next June instead. We don't know what we would have done without his help. Jesse is not "just" a travel agent. He is a true friend in need!


By: Sherrymg

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2015

Our Princess cruise was great! We had good weather and saw many beautiful sites! Loved the scenic cruising in Glacier Bay and College Fjords. The glaciers are breathtakingly magnificent, especially when you are lucky enough to see a "calving!" This trip is all about the natural beauty of our 49th state, snow-capped mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, milky blue glaciers, interesting animals and plant life. So many things to see & learn about! Princess lines does a good job with the excursions offered, the ships are clean and well-designed, the entertainment is top-notch, and the cuisine is tasty & varied enough so that everyone can find foods they enjoy. Jesse gave us good advice on the best things to see and do, tips on how to dress for the Alaskan climate, as well as good direction on our Princess Land Tour plans. Highly recommend his agency and his associates...thanks to Paula, too!


By: Tony

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2015

It was an expensive trip but once aboard it was difficult to spend money for all things necessary were provided for. Food was superior. Room was spacious and kept very clean. The excursions were interesting.

Great Alaska Trip

By: Dave49

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2015

Jesse and Team provided expert, efficient service at every step. This was longest trip we have ever taken and we're glad we had Jesse to help. Great memories!

He's the best

By: Petey

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

Jesse is knowledgeable, agreeable and capable. He knows his business and takes care of his clients. You can't ask for a better person to help you with your travel plans. I use his service all the time and recommend him to anyone who is looking for his professional expertise.

Always exceeds expectations

By: char

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Six of us rendezvoused on a Holland America Alaska Cruise/Tour, and it was wonderful. Even more so because of Jesse Taylor, our travel expert. We try to utilize his expertise on every trip, however, we are obliged to go "on our own" next month, so will see how that goes. Thank you for always being there for us, though.

Great and friendly service

By: Milt1203

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

It was a most rewarding trip with personal attention to details by staff and personnel. Food and shows were excellent. our travel agent Jesse Taylor was superb in the arrangements.

Excellent, as always


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2015

I have used Jesse for a long time now over many trips of cruising, land packages and self guided trips to various locations. I will continue to use him because he does a great job.

Travel Adviser, always efficient!

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2015

Jesse took care of everything on our recent So. African trip, and will be leaving this week on another trip to the Orient that he has arranged. Outstanding service from him, always.

Great trip, details handled well,

By: Londonlady

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2015

The China trip was incredible, Viking definitely does a wonderful job, very well organized. The group was split into several smaller groups,each with its own guide for the entire time. I knew what to expect as I have traveled with Viking before, also along the Yangtze River etc., The land part of the itinerary was tiring, ait travel between destinations necessary but hard to keep doing, but the guides helped a great deal, luggage and check ins etc., handled as a group, for us. The local guides used by Viking in each destination were knowledgeable and friendly also.........Another time I would look for a longer cruise, without as many stops as part of the tour... Pre and post cruise arrangements all worked out well, arranged by our agent, Jesse Taylor. All in all a wonderful e;xperience.

always ready to assist

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 29 May 2016

Jesse always is there for us to insure we have the best trip possible


By: Ed

Reviewed on: 22 May 2016

Everything was excellent and I would certainly recommend Scenic to anyone who would be interested in using that line.

Top-notch professional

By: PJ of Boston

Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

I had almost 6 weeks of travel with a cruise at each end. Jesse put the trip together once he knew where I wanted to go..Portugal, France, Spain, Holland, England and Ireland and all went as planned without a hitch. Great. He's my go-to person for any travel needs. He should be yours, too.....

All round excellent

By: H.J.

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

Jesse , as always, was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, generous and efficient. We enjoyed our cruise immensely.

Helpful, informative, conscientious

By: Patkin

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse helped us find and book a cruise that met our criteria regarding itinerary, schedule and quality. We were completely satisfied with his service, and are booking another cruise through him. Moreover, we have recommended him to several friends who have called him! He is always cheerful, helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Another stellar job by Jesse!

By: Patkin

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2016

Our repositioning cruise on Oceanias Marina was wonderful, and Jess once again did a great job! He booked a cabin that was ideally located, ensured that we had desirable reservations at the speciality restaurants, and ensured that we were signed up for special workshops as we requested. He was unfailingly helpful and cheerful. We appreciate all the work he did on our behalf, on this as well as other cruises on Oceanie that we've taken. He's the BEST.

Prompt, exceptional service.

By: Susiegr8

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse has given us service beyond what is expected. During our last cruise, the tour of Hong Kong was spectacular! The two hotels were over the top and Crystal is an exceptional cruise line. We will keep using Jesse for all our vacations!

Professional and greeat!!!

By: Pru Paul

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Trip was in order all the way. A lengthy itinerary with lots of stops and lots of details,. No question...Jesse got them all right.

Complete service

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Everything went as planned. There were no issues either before, during or after the cruise.

Jesse was very informative, helpful, and a pleasure to work with

By: Suzy362

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse did a good job getting our cruse set up and made all the arrangements for our getting there. However the cruise company really messed up at the beginning. Therefore we had a bad experience which affected the whole cruise.


By: Yvonne K

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse, leaves nothing to chance. He is very complete in his planning and execution of your trip. He is our go to guy when we want to get away.

Outstanding customer service.

By: Yvonne K

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse, Is ALWAYS willing to help you find the perfect vacation. He is extremely patient and his explanations of the trip, charges, etc., are always right on! We highly recommend using him when booking your next vacation.

Scenic _ France

By: Ed K

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016

The Scenic cruise was a delight We have been several river cruises and Scenic was by far the best today

excellent agent;

By: eric

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2016

excellent results from Jesse Taylor.............a truly superb agent.

Expert friendly service


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse is attentive, always willing to answer our questions, and provides us with great service.

Always caring and competent

By: mim 80

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse took care of every detail, and more!

Outstanding personal service

By: CarolQ

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse has been our travel agent (and more) for a great number of years - I think it has been about 18 years and we won't go to anyone else. He knows our likes and our cabin styles and he never disappoints us.

More than Excellent

By: Gaby

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse has always met my expectations! He goes above and beyond to give me what i ask for and so much more! Ive been working with him for the past 10 years and has never let me down!

Stellar Service

By: Ronniejack

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2016

We had a great time, and once again we thank Jesse Taylor for the stellar service he always provides in setting us up for success in all our travels. We have been using Jesse's services for over 10 years and he has never steered us wrong. He knows all the ins and outs of the cruise business down to what rooms are best on what ships. Thank you Jesse for another great cruise.

It was very good

By: Digger

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Had a good time. Ship was clean, crew well trained and attentive. Side trips informative and enjoyable. Food was great, and we greatly enjoyed the bottle of wine in our cabin, thank you.

Our Travel expert

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Our Cruise with Holland America along the Spanish coast was wonderful and we spent a couple of days in Barcelona before and after. I would really recommend the cruise and Jesse anytime. He always knows the best cabin for you. He is great about making sure you get the best value for your dollar. Helping us get an nice upgrade with minimal extra cost. We will be going on another trip with Viking River Cruises in August. Jesse arranged that as well. He has worked with us regarding the airline seating trying to get us the seats we want. Thanks Jesse, now we just have to figure out where we what to go next.

Top class advisor

By: FastEdd

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Highly responsive and informative service provided. Had ready answers or quickly followed up with answers, making the process of pre-boarding and planning shore activities a breeze. Great support as well in finding cruise lines and comparing features of cruises based on his personal experience and tastes. Easy to understand in simple terms for my relative novice standing on cruises.

expert service

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Jesse is always prompt and accurate. He has the answer. He is easy to work with.

Great experience

By: CharlieH

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

My wife and I have never had a travel consultant that paid as much attention to detail as Jesse Taylor. He and his staff were very responsive to any concern(s) we had and provided the expertise that made our cruise a very enjoyable experience.

Friendly, Knowledgable Expert

By: Jan05

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2016

Jesse was great! He took care of getting us the cabin that we were looking for and made the entire process stress-less and easy. He took care of the details and made my vacation relaxing knowing that everything was done. It was a pleasure working with him.

excellent service by a great guy

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

My wife and I, and many friends, have been using Jesse for perhaps 20 years - we would never think of using any other travel expert. Jesse covers all the bases and gives us a vacation to dream about. This was our 50th anniversary trip and Jesse made it very special. We will use Jesse until we can no longer travel!

Get's it right

By: JohnS2

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

I have worked with Jesse for many years now and have always received his full attention. He goes out of his way to ensure that anything we need or new request is promptly handled. Our most recent trip required coordination between two different tour groups. It went off without a hitch. My wife particularly appreciated the Spa credits he provided.

A Pleasure to work with

By: JohnSt2

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

I have worked with Jesse for many years. I have always received his full attention and prompt service. This most recent trip required coordination with two different tour providers and the modifying of their itineraries. It went off without a hitch. Virtuoso room upgrades and Spa credits greatly enhanced the trip.

Wonderful to Work With

By: Chasv

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

It was a pleasure working with Jesse. He was helpful, knowledgeable, and a great resource for my trip to northern Europe. He was accessible for more hours per day than I could have imagined. Emails were answered almost immediately, even late at night. I would recommend him highly!

Excellent trip

By: Commander

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2016

Great weather, calm seas, excellent service, exciting and interesting ports, good food and very nice cabin.

Best Travel Agent EVER!

By: CarolQ

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2016

Jesse is the best travel agent and we have had him and his service for over 15 years; I wouldn't change agents for love not money! He has been unfailing in everything he has ever done for us. He has even picked us up at the airport and after a tour of his office, taken us to our cruise ship. He makes sure all of our needs are met and even exceeded most times. Our most recent cruise involved nine people, four cabins and two states and it was seamless. Everything was perfect.

Great service and experience

By: PrimalKDog

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2016

This was my first cruise so it was great to have Jessie and the team help me out and explain the details. Jessie was friendly and a pleasure to deal with.


By: TheOriginalDrFUN

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

As my husband and I tell everyone: Jesse is simply and truly THE best (and nicest) cruise agent anywhere! Over more than a decade (with hundreds of cruise days around the globe), we've consistently benefited from Jesse's always first-class service--even though we know a lot about the industry and could easily book directly with the cruise lines. Why? Because thanks to Jesse's vast experience and expertise, we get top-rate info/tips, additional discounts, and/or onboard credits. Additionally, via his insider network of Virtuoso on-the-ground properties, we've experienced incredible upgrades and special attention throughout the world. Best of all: He's always quickly available and incredibly helpful whenever there's a problem before, during, or after the cruise. Friends to whom we've recommended Jesse share our high opinion and are grateful to have him as a trusted trip advisor. THANKS, JESSE!

always there

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016

when ever we have a question or need a suggestion Jesse is always there

Alaska Aug 2016

By: FastEdd

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Jesse did his usual great job in finding and supporting our trip to Alaska. The result included some extra promotional items that made the trip all the more enjoyable and less expensive. The other "standard" support from Virtuoso also makes it very easy to take care of the pre-trip paperwork and check-in readiness. I will continue to rely on Jesse in the future. As for the cruise, it was on Holland America Westerdam. a very comfortable ship, just the right size for a trip to Alaska. Great fit for our needs.

Jesse and his Team to the rescue

By: JohnandKathy712

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

We flew into Amsterdam early for a cruise on Holland America. Unfortunately the first leg of our flight was delayed four hours and when we did get re-booked for the second leg of our flight our bags didn't arrive with us. Jesse and his Team helped immensely. They contacted the airline to help us get re-booked for the second leg of our flight, contacted our hotel in Amsterdam to let them know we were arriving very late, and contacted the airline with instructions to deliver our bags directly to the ship. We lost our day in Amsterdam, but sailed with our bags, which was probably a minor miracle. A big thank you to Jesse and his Team for coming through for us. JohnandKathy712

Excellent service from start to finish

By: Vince

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2016

Attentive & thoughtful planning for our trip with availability for all our questions & concerns at all times. Excellent!


By: Brad

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

Great knowledge of cruises and excursions. Gives good recommendations. Always selects best staterooms based on his knowledge of traffic patterns, elevators, potential noise, dining access. Always willing to go extra mile with connections, special requests, etc.

Jessie is the best

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2016

As usual, Jessie helped me with this past trip. In this situation, I could only book directly with the tour company so I looked to Jessie to arrange the travel insurance, which he did in his usual perfect style.

So much patience

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

Our agent was as always great. Jesse Taylor made sure all arrangements were made like we like them. We like Viking. They met us at the airport when we arrived and took us to the airport at the end, right up to the checkin point. The itinerary was great. We loved Prague and enjoyed the extra days there. Spent an entire day at the Castle District. We did it on our own so we could spend more time. Glad we did that by ourselves. But the optional excursions were all well worth the money and made some of the best memories of our trip. The Viking staff was always so patient and wonderful. Answering questions, giving out maps and advice on each port on the trip. Titanna, the cruise director was a bundle of energy and couldn't be more helpful. Paris was so wonderful. We hopped on the metro and went to many of the favorite places we had visited 20+ years ago. Thanks Jesse, this was our 55 wedding anniversary and was a trip we will treasure.

Helpful Jesse

By: MimiGeo

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

Jesse brought a last minute cabin upgrade to our attention, and it was tremendously helpful. Thanks.

Great sailing

By: Max & Larry

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2016

We flew British Airways business class direct from Las Vegas to Heathrow, London. Arrived on time, but due to air bridge problem we were delayed for over two hours. We were fortunate that we had another day to board our cruise ship in Dover. Transfers were excellent, embarking ship was excellent. We sailed from Dover to Scotland overcast but comfortable. We then traveled to Iceland, the North Atlantc was rough made walking around ship difficult. We circled Iceland, four ports and spent extra day and night in Iceland due to storm off of Norway. One port in Norway easy eliminated and we only visited Bergen, Norway. Return to Dover was much smoother sailing. We enjoyed the smaller ship, food and service was excellent, enjoyed fellow travelers. Activities varied and interesting. Tours we went on were well run and enjoyable. Even got to see Northern Lights. We were extremely pleased with the planning and iternary prepared by Jesse Taylor, We will be using Jessie to plan next

Best Travel Agent EVER

By: Susan B

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

Had a great trip. Jesse Always goes above and beyond making sure all my travel details are handled! I could not ask for a better, more attentive travel agent. He has gone back and helped me with past issues and I always have a great outcome. Thank you again Jesse

Even more than I expected

By: Susan G

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016

This trip/cruise was my first experience with Jesse. He was very professional and friendly, easy to work with, thorough, helpful, conscientious, prompt, followed through, and kept in touch, including checking in shortly before the cruise to see if I needed anything else. Service beyond my expectations. I will definitely call on Jesse for future excursions!

Excellent cruise

By: Jay

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2016

Our Iberian cruise was most enjoyable. Everything, from start to finish, was great. The ports were interesting, the accommodations were excellent, the food was delicious and the service was courteous and professional.

Prompt, efficient and friendly responding to our emails

By: Chris5006

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

This is not a trip we would have chosen. We booked this trip because our friends asked us to join them. She was diagnosed with an illness and had to cancel. Even though it wasn't our favorite , I will be fair in my response. We liked learning about The Cherokee Nation. It was something new and interesting. We had never been to Nashville, so that was also something new. We really enjoyed Learning about Andrew Jackson and appreciated his beautiful home. One of the best part of the trip were the hotels, The Brown, The Biltmore Inn and The Hermitage. I would somehow rework the trip to skip Knoxville. The Hilton was subpar and a waste of time. The highlight of the trip was Nashville. We would have preferred another day in Nashville. So much to see and not enough time. We would have liked time to go out and wonder around the town ourselves.

Jesse is "The BEST"!

By: Sbm

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Jesse always makes sure all our travel details are taken care of. I often make many changes and have many questions and Jesse always gets back to me and meets my needs. I cannot praise him enough! I never intend to use another travel agent.

First class, as always

By: Linda79

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

What was so engaging on this trip was the discovery of smaller towns along the Atlantic coast with wonderful history and not too many tourists....Ferrol, in Spain and Soulac-sur-Mer in France for instance. You learn history while enjoying communities that are proud and successful. Great walking towns.

Excellent job by Tauck Tours on the Danube river.

By: cis

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Our trip from Budapest on The River Boat Joy managed by Tauck Tours was a huge success. I have been aware that Tauck Tours was and is tops in land tours, and I definitely felt they would be just as excellent in river boat tours. We felt very well taken care of from the beginning to the end. All the shore arrangements were enjoyable and well timed and supervised. They had arranged for wonderful dinners, in a castle, and also in a museum. There was live music, excellent local dancing entertainment, and operatic selections by local singers. The crew put on an amusing show for us one evening, also, and local entertainment came on board too. The crew was very pleasant and glad to help us with whatever we asked. Tauck had chosen excellent hotels for the beginning and end of the trip. We would use Tauck again and recommend it to friends.



Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2016

I told Jesse where we wanted to go and our must do items. He took it from there. He and the tour company made several suggestions on other things we could do in the areas we were visiting which turned out to be great fun and really enhanced the trip. Tasting the food and wines of this part of Italy was a high priority. The winery tastings that were arranged were exceptional and our food tour day in and around Bologna was spectacular. If you take a similar experience be sure to bring a size larger set of clothes to travel home in.

Smooth, clear, top-notch planner

By: PruPaul

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

Jesse helped put together two back-to-back cruises that included well planned shore excursions, transfers, and accommodations where needed and it all went just like a smooth running clock. This is not my first trip with Jesse. He was a help when I was new at some of this travelling and is still a reliable source of help that I look forward to continue tapping into in the future.

Great Agent... HAL Needs Work

By: jackland01

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Will travel H-A again, but they do seem to be gradually losing some of the details that made H-A unique. ie. local folkloric entertainment, champagne & mixed nuts at various events, ice sculptures, chocolate night, great movies, baked Alaska staff march into dining room, local guides on board prior to excursions, staff(Indonesian & Filipino) talent shows etc

Best ever!

By: AuntieNut

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Jesse was great!!! Helped every way possible. Had lots of questions and he handled all.

Friendly and dependable service.

By: Nagib 63

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Princess cruises has always been our preferred company, we have depended on Jesse for several previous cruises. He has always been very accommodating, helpful with advice and guidance in picking convenient cruises.

Outstanding knowledge and service

By: Arnold

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2016

I have been cruising for over 47 years and have just completed my 99 cruise having spent more than four years of my life at sea on cruise ships. I have worked with several travel agents over the years and have found Jesse Taylor to be the very best. We have comfortably recommended him to friends and family and all have been so satisfied that they have booked other trips with him.

Great travel agent

By: Donna J

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2016

Jesse walked us through getting our plans for a cruise finalized. As always, he is very friendly; arranges to get us the best price possible and follows up to be sure that all our wishes have been granted. We've been using Jesse for many years now--he's always there when we need him. I sometimes give him a hard time--but, I really love him!

Jesse made it happen

By: Chris41

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2016

Jesse worked to get us the upgrade that we desired. We appreciate all ge did to make this trip happen.

Expert friendly service

By: Angelika

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2016

Without a doubt this was the most enjoyable cruise ever. We liked Silversea Whisper because it was a small ship with great attention paid to every detail. Service was impeccable. Food excellent. Lectures were very interesting and informative. Entertainment was great. What impressed me greatly was the elegance and proper attire in evening venues. All in all it was a civilized experience as well as relaxing and fun. We thank Jesse Taylor for introducing us to this cruise line, as this will be our first choice in our future cruises.

Excellent Travel Support


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2016

Jesse was efficient and professional. He paid very close attention to all of the details of my vacation and he was always available to answer my questions. I will definitely call him again when I'm ready to book my next cruise! He made it easy and enjoyable!

Great Christmas Market cruise

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Very nice Christmas Market cruise. Avalon is a top rated river cruise. They were on top of everything. All ports were well organized. This was our 6th Avalon cruise and we really like that line. The Christmas Markets were in each city we visited and all were fun and some, especially Nuremburg were very crowded.

Excellence is Eurodam

By: raye

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016

Excellence on Eurodam was most enjoyable and memorable. Crew and Staff were very pleased to give friendly service and attentive to make cruise more enjoyable. Kudos to Holland America for having wonderful helpful staff to continually make dining an event to daily look forward to enjoying. All staff provided excellent courteous service and friendly helpful pleasing attitudes so that we had no worries. Thanks Eurodam and her wonderful crew and staff!

Expert, friendly service

By: Benjoe18

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2016

An intimate, small ship with excellent service-- we would definitely do it again.

Magical Experience

By: Keno

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2017

Jesse Taylor set us up with a magical vacation. We wanted to spend time with the family, five adults and two children ages 3.5 and 7. We flew into Orlando and were met by our driver before we picked up our baggage. We slipped out a side entrance right into our large van and were transported to the Holiday Inn Vacation Resort in Port Canaveral. Great hotel. Lots to do for the kids and within easy walking distance of the beach. We spent two nights there in a large suite and everyone had a great time. We boarded the Disney Fantasy on a Saturday for a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise that was, again, magical. Watching the kids react with wonder and amazement to every new encounter and experience was the best. The family split up and did different shore excursions on Tortola and St. Thomas. Two of us had magical encounters with sea turtles and tropical fish on a snorkeling excursion. Castaway Cay was the frosting on the cake. It couldn't have been better. Thanks Jesse!

Best Service Imaginable

By: Gabyale

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2017

Jesse Taylor has been a great travel advisor. I know that any recommendation coming from him will be the best option during my travel. He has always been able to successfully get me out of a problem that I might encounter regarding my journey and safe return home! There is nothing left to say than Jesse is an exceptional travel agent!

expert friendly service

By: ed

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017

As usual, Jesse's service and attention to details was outstanding.

South Africa at 82

By: Char & Gary

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

Superb, as always.

Celebrity back to back

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

Jesse went above and beyond ordinary travel advisor service by getting us an Aquaclass stateroom for our cruise so we could dine in the same restaurant as my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. He took care of all the details of our cruise reservation in the most efficient and professional manner and will be our choice for help with any future crises we may take. Jesse rates a solid 10!

Always has an Answer

By: John S

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

Jesse is great to work with. No matter the question he will always get you an answer.

S.E. Asia

By: softball

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Excellent. The BEST ever. Very helpful.

Oceania Regatta Carrabeans

By: Denis&Nicole

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

Just perfect. Jesse closed the loop many times to make sure everything was in order.

14 cruises with OCEANIA

By: Magdalena

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

Jesse Taylor is always taken care of all our bookings....very helpful with all the details.He is very thorough...immediate response and follow up. After booking 14 cruises with him he has become a friend. JESSE IS THE BEST


By: ringo

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

jesse is the best travel person I have ever had even though we are 3,000 miles apart he is only a phone call away he feels like family to me I just him and his wife and 3 boys love

Rex review

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

I as the traveler was working with Jesse.

Trip to Europe

By: Ramie

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

Most professional and thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of travel issues.

Review of Jesse

By: Zim

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Working with Jesse is very easy, and he's always available to help. Always keeps us updated and informed.

Lisbon and Douro River Cruise

By: Commander

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2017

As usual, Jesse did a great job. He kept us informed about our trip and attended to all the details.

Jesse does us proud again

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

Exceptional guy. Listens to what we want and delivers exactly what we requested.

Yes to Jesse

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 01 May 2017

Always makes sure we are taken care of

Jesse is terrific

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Jesse is great. He knows us and what we like. We feel like he really cares and listens to us and wants to know all about our trips. When we get back he always calls to see how it went. He knows we like a bargain and that's ok. We live in Texas but once when our flight was going through Miami he came out to the airport and met us, bought us lunch. We have seen his sweet family on Facebook and feel like we know him.


By: ed

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

As usual, all was extraordinarily good

Best Travel Advisor

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

Never had better service or advice than what Jesse provided. He always had good ideas that we had not considered. Very personable.

Again A-OK

By: John S

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

Jesse really had to work this as we were trying to match up 2 not very responsive travel groups but thanks to Jesse's hard work it all came out alright in the end.

Look out for Viking

By: Warren

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Jesse did everything that was asked of him and more. He also gives good honest and sound advice.

A great travel agent!

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Very detail oriented and a pleasure to work with. Pays attention to every little detail. and communicates well.

Excellent as usual.

By: Pru Paul

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

Jesse knows what he is helpful, knowledgeable, and agreeable. Just a great combination.


By: Angie

Reviewed on: 18 May 2017

He was great answering question and helping us with excursion

Seine River Cruise

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 28 May 2017

A true pleasure. Jesse was superb as usual. Totally attentive to our needs. Set everything up for us.

Baltic Cruise

By: zman

Reviewed on: 31 May 2017

Great! job Jesse! Helped improve the flights and provided relevant info .

Great trip

By: David V

Reviewed on: 31 May 2017

Easy and excellent

Always Perfect

By: H.J.

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017

I have used Jesse for years. He is superb. My friends have started to use him as well. Always friendly, he goes the extra mile.


By: Voyle

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017

Fast, easy, all bases covered quickly.

review - Vickie May

By: simby

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017

Jesse was great to work with and helped us so much. He was always available to answer all my questions

Jesse Rocks

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

Jesse always seems to really care about our experience. We can email him while the trip is in progress and he will answer. Even on weekends. He really wants us to have the experience we want. He wants us to be happy with the trip

Any better & Jesse would walk on water

By: carolQ

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

I've worked with Jesse for over 15 years and unless he quits or retires, I'll work with him another 15 to 25 years! This man even took time out of his day to pick us up at the airport one time and took us to his office to meet everyone. He then took us to meet our cruise ship. He is a very busy man but he always has time to talk to us about our up-coming cruise or about the cruise we just got off. I usually know what crises and cruise lines that I want but he's a great agent for reminding me about things like speciality dining and tours and which side of the ship we'd rather have. Going Places Travel is very lucky to have Jesse Taylor working for them.

First rate customer service

By: Yvonne

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2017

It is always a pleasure working with Jesse. He has been our "go to" cruise consultant since 2004.


By: john macaniff

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

very professional and thorough


By: Ralph

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

Wonderful as usual....always has everything under control.

Norwegian Cruise

By: Don

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

Jesse you were fantastic to work with. Its nice to work with somebody that knows what they are talking about, and if you do not know the answer you find out before you call back. Thanks again Jes! We will be in touch about another cruise very soon. Oh by the way, I sent a letter to Norwegian, I will send you a copy. Don Esteves.


By: Sheila

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2017

Has a wish to see the Boston Fireworks on the 4th of July. Also wanted to hear the 1812 Overture. Sort of a Bucket list thing. Jesse and I worked together on this. He sent me the Hotels in Boston he thought would fulfill my wish. We ended up with a room on the 25th floor that lined up directly with the barge on the Charles River that shot off the fireworks!!! It was amazing!! Though we could only hear the 1812 Overture on the tv it still was spectacular. Jesse always responds to any request big or small. He knows us and usually is spot on helping us to get to where we want to go. I would highly recommend him for any trip you want to plan.

Baltic Cruise Review

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

Jesse was very accommodating and responsive to needs and issues. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Top Notch Trip

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Jesse was great to work with . He was extremely responsive and attentive to the needs of the trip. Got back to me right away. All the details of the trip were laid out perfectly !! The trip was flawless. in terms of transfers etc. The hotel in Mykonos ( Grace) I would not recommend at all. I would use Jesse again for future trips

Great Lakes Cruise

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Great arrangements, covered options I would not been aware.

Jesse is the best agent ever!

By: cruiser

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Jesse has always given 1000% to us, his clients. He makes sure that we order our tours or gives us advice about different private tours. He sends us out cruise papers ahead of time so that we don't have to get them ourselves off the internet. If I weren't so much older than he is, I'd call him 'Dad' - he's always watching out for us. When I work with Jesse, he makes things just flow - it might look easy when he does it but I have worked for AAA and I know better. Jesse just plain walks on water.

One very good travel consultant

By: pete

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

As Always, Jesse was right on top of everything. When a room upgrade opened up ahead of the cruise, Jesse was right on it. He offered me the upgrade and took care of the entire process. Jesse handled all preparations for the cruise, including dinner reservations. It would be notable if Jesse did this for just this cruise but Jesse does this for EVERY cruise we take and we've taken 30 cruises over the years. Needless to say, Jesse is the best. Pete Snyder

Great travel advisor!

By: oceanbeachkathy

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Jesse is a pleasure to work with. He is personable, very responsive and informative. He promptly returns emails. His advice is very candid and sound. He got us a great deal on a last-minute upgrade. He just does a great job.

Fun Time


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Very good. Jesse was very responsive and assisted us in getting a great deal, as he has always done.

Great Travel Agent

By: MonkeyWatcher

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

We have worked with Jesse for many years. We are frequent travelers, and take many cruises. We always go to Jesse with our requests. He's very responsive, gets us great deals, and helps with any issues. I emailed him with some concerns on the last cruise, and he immediately responded and took action. He's also a very nice person.

Jesse is the greatest

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

He always tries so hard to make sure we have the experience we want. He takes the time to know us. He also has amazing patience. :-)

Jesse Taylor

By: Ralph

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Did a great job making this happen in spite of all the barriers thrown at us in the 30 days before the cruise by Royal Caribbean Cruises. The cruise was booked and certified by RCC and payment made and suddenly RCC , whose actions, caused the problem demanded an add'l $9,000 to upgrade to suites...have no idea if they were even available, but Jesse resolved their concerns.

Total Pro!

By: LeslieB

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

Working with Jesse helped make our cruise experience one of our best trips ever. He anticipates, verifies, clarifies and follows through on all aspects of our trip to make the entire process enjoyable. We are so satisfied with his professional abilities, we booked another cruise with him before the last one ended!

Best Travel Agent Ever!

By: Sun City Gal TX

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Jesse has been our cruise TA for many years. As a retired TA, I'm quite critical and picky! He's the best...great follow-up, excellent service, and he's a really nice guy.

Jesse is the Best.

By: cfaye

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Jesse is always professional and tends to business but has a friendly, pleasant way of interacting. He is extremely prompt returning calls or replying to emails. We have referred him to friends and relatives. We give him a 12 out of 10 :)

Always a Pleasure

By: Bentley

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

I HIGHLY recommend Jesse Taylor. Jesse has been helping me plan our trips for several years. He's always responsive to questions and concerns. He always listens to my criteria to find just the right trip for us. He knows what questions to ask that will help him zero in on what plans we should make. He remembers preferences for future reference. If anything goes awry, such as a plane we're supposed to catch not showing up, he is IMMEDIATELY on it to get other flights arranged ASAP, as he just did in August for our family of 22 people to meet in Rome for a cruise. He's always patient. He's just downright nice, aside from being EXCELLENT at his job. Thank you, Jesse!!!

Fabulous Cruise to British Isles

By: tennisvo

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

We have been with Jesse for years, and he has always been very professional, thorough, and easy to work with. Great attention to detail, and works hard to get us the best deal. Couldn't ask for a better travel agent.

Bermuda trip

By: shalom

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

Smooth, committed, professional.

Celebrity Equinox

By: Lyn

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Perfect, as always for 15 plus years!

Great Advisor

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Jesse is great to work with. He is very responsive to calls and requests. Jesse follows up with any changes. I will use Jesse for any future trips.

Jesse is our man

By: Mary Ann

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

Jesse was exremely helpful and knowledgeable. He helped us navigate a few days in New York, pre-cruise. This was great since I am New York phobic. He made sure we understood what the cruise offered, reminded us of all booking deadlines, notified us about a possible upgrade. In short, Jesse was there for us every step of the way. This was the first time we used a travel agent to book a cruise, and we will certainly be back.

Riverboat on the Seine

By: Sunnydays

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

Jesse took care of everything, no problems, no worries and no glitches.

Disney cruise with grandkids

By: Deanne Beesley

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

We have been with Jesse ten (?) years now and would not travel without him. I would be glad to share everything he has done for us but I wouldn't want his boss to see (goes over and above with things he clearly isn't compensated for). We have recommended him to friends and they love him. Jesse is well travelled and VERY honest with us. He has great suggestions when we aren't sure where to go, what to do or if we would enjoy something. Cannot imagine travel without him!

Always Helpful

By: John S

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Jesse was very helpful in tying up the loose ends on a trip I had booked myself. I had to book it myself since the tour company didn't deal with outside travel agents.

A Long and Fine Relationship

By: ABQTraveler

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

I have been working with Jesse for close to 20 years and have always found him to be dedicated to seeing that my wife and I get the best travel experiences possible. He has been super responsive, often calling me back from long after regular business hours and he has deep experience in the travel industry. I have recommended Jesse to my friends without hesitation.

Jesse is the best.

By: tennis player

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Jesse Taylor has been our travel agent for years. He has helped us to plan many trips, he is very professional, pays special attention to detail, helps us to find the best deals. Have referred him to numerous family members and friends, and they all love him.


By: Tony

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

Al the workings of the trip were well done.


By: prupaul

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

Jesse knows the business and knows what he's doing, and he does everything he can for YOU.

he did it again

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

works hard to make sure all is planned and scheduled

Travel so fun

By: char

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

As always, Jesse Taylor was exceptional in every way with our reservations for cruising. We never have to worry about a thing, and he is so generous in sharing his expertise. We are sure he can fix anything, should the need arise.

He is the BEST!!

By: art

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

I have had the pleasure and benefit of Jesse Taylor's outstanding service in taking care of several of my cruise arrangements. He is very responsive and professional. I have no recommendation for improvement because Jesse has taken care of my every need and I will continue to look to him for future travel arrangements.

ponpant cruise

By: cass

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Always great! He's has a wealth of knowledge and makes an effort to get the information requested in a very timely manner.

perfect advisor

By: eric

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

could not have been better.

Advisor Review

By: E

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Jesse is a fantastic travel advisor! He knows the business and is able to get his customers the best deals out there. His attention to all details made our trip a wonderful vacation! He explained many options to us to get us the best for us! He is a real gem and we are so happy we were referred to him by our very good friends the Saunders.

Excellent navigator

By: Alm

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Jesse was helpful to me as a first time Viking River Cruiser; he was knowledgeable, efficient and deadline oriented.


By: Me

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Jesse is the consummate professional. He always looks for what he believes will be most satisfying for your travel dollars. And, he’s there when and if you need him for advice and counseling. Wouldn’t use anyone else.

He is very easy to work with

By: Kitch

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Jesse is very easy to work with, very knowledgeable.

THE Best Cruise Agent Anywhere--Mr. Jesse Taylor!

By: TheOriginalDrFUN

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

My husband and I know: Jesse is truly THE best (most expert and gracious) cruise agent anywhere! We're grateful to have Jesse as our agent throughout many years of extended, extensive cruises worldwide (500+ days at sea). He always delivers first-class service. We know a lot about the industry and could easily book directly with the cruise lines, but we appreciate the myriad additional benefits we get from Jesse's vast experience, including top-rate info/tips and additional discounts and/or onboard credits--plus incredible upgrades at top venues throughout the world, via Jesse's insider Virtuoso network. Moreover, he's always available AND helpful if there's a problem before, during, or after a cruise. Although we live on the other side of the USA from his Florida HQ, we value Jesse as a friend as well as our agent. Friends to whom we've recommended Jesse share our high opinion and are thrilled to have such a trusted advisor. THANKS, JESSE, for all you do to make our travels the BEST!!

Absolutely the Best Travel Agent

By: CarolQ

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

Jesse was wonderful - We won't use anyone except him. The reservation for the cruise went like clockwork - as it always does. But, this time we hit a snag with our reservation with an airline that had a 'Senior Moment' due to a dusting of snow in Seattle. Our flight left 2.5 hours late and when we got to San Jose, CA, the flight to Heathrow had closed the doors. We lost three nights of our cruise but i was able to email Jesse on a Saturday (when the office is closed) and he got right on the job; informed the cruise line and our driver to Civitavecchia and our hotel that we wouldn't be arriving. Less than 24 hours but he kept us apprised of what we had to do when the ship got to Barcelona. He followed up on us until we got aboard ship. The man goes well out of his way to make sure the clients are happy.

Transalantic Fall 2017

By: Wally

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

the support from Jesse from start to finish was again all that we needed and more. We will continue to rely on him for future cruise and other trip planning.

Highly Recommend

By: ABQTraveler

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Jesse has been our travel agent for many years and has always provided the best in all types of travel support and service.

Viking Sun to Cuba

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Very knowledgable and responsive. Arranged a wheelchair and raised toilet seat and accommodations in airports.

South America Cruise

By: Commander

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Excellent. He was even able to get us a reduced-rate upgrade.

Jesse Taylor Review

By: Deborah

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2017

It was a pleasure! Jesse was/is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. He stayed on top of everything and provided invaluable information. We were very grateful for how much he helped us throughout the process of planning and preparing for the trip.

Ola Cuba....Muy Bueno Jesse


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

Despite all the changes in the United States policy on visits to Cuba, Jesse stayed on top of it all making sure we could make good decisions on what to do on our visit. and how we could make the most of the trip.

Jesse Review

By: Claire/Les

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

15 characters not enough to compliment Jesse. LOVE working with him and assistant Jen. He is extremely detailed and helps us with excellent suggestions. As long as we can travel, he will be our agent.

Mexican Riviera Cruise

By: Terri

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

It is always a pleasure working with Jesse. Very knowledgeable, helpful and fun to talk with.

Superb service

By: David V

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2018

Working with Jesse Taylor was great. No need to say much more than that. I can't think of a thing that he didn't do well. Will I be coming back to him. You be your boots I will.

Caribbean Cruise

By: Jake

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

Excellent. He was well informed, queried us on the reason for the trip, knew us from previous travel and kept in touch at intervals before departure.He is a very competent advisor.

Great Trip

By: Prupaul

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

Jesse knows what he is doing and does it all the time. Great advisor!

Top notch support as always

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

As usual, Jesse went above and beyond to ensure that all was in order and ensured that we were completely prepared for our cruise in the far East. He helped us with tours and with restaurant reservations. Essentially he ensured that we were well taken care of and ready for an exciting cruise. Jesse is a true professional who represents his client's interests in a spectacular manner.



Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

Jesse was great Cruise not so good

South America Cruise - Regent


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Great as always

Jesse Parker our to Go Agent

By: Lucy and Don

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

We have worked with Jesse for at least the past 10 years and have recommended him to other friends. We consider him a true professional in his field and are more than satisfied with his advice and excellent service. Don and Lucy Mullane


By: Ed

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Easy to work with and excellent follow-up.



Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018


Always the Best

By: Miss bon voyage

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Jesse is always a class act. His attention to detail is above par! Professional and personable, always!

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  • - 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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