Mary Emrich CTC

Santa Barbara, CA United States
An independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I am a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and have been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises. Our association with Virtuoso enables us to offer our cruise clients many exclusive benefits, including complimentary shore excursions and shipboard credits.

My personal passions are adventure travel and spas. I am part of the Virtuoso VAST (Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel) program and can recommend the very best companies for expedition cruising, active travel and culturally-oriented tours.

Places I Have Traveled

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Thorough and excellent trip planning

By: Jane 42

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2014

Mary is an excellent travel professional. Her planning is thorough and she attends to every detail, even details that we hadn't considered. She has allowed us to travel effortlessly to places that we would not otherwise be able to access and we are very grateful.

The best

By: BP

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2014

Have used Mary many times for travel all over the world. Never a problem she can't solve. Very professional, outstanding service and she is a nice person.

Extremely efficient & Professional

By: Greg

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2014

Always does a fantastic job

Great trip!

By: Gary

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2015

Mary is wonderful. Got me just wanted with my travel timing of flights and short layovers!

Always a jewel

By: vcc

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Mary is the consummate pro. All things within her control, and some that just happen, are taken care of immediately. She takes time to know what i like and gets it for me in the most economical way. I love the choices she gives me on all possibles. Many years as a most happy customer.

Always on the ball!

By: dougrrs

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Great trip !!!! All went well with your help!!

A perfect trip

By: Linda121

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2015

As usual, Mary provided us with a perfect trip. We received a suite upgrade, anniversary champagne, and superior service.

Wonderful planning and attention to detail

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2015

Trip was fabulous and well planned as always. Mary is the best

The best

By: salty

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2016

Mary is on top of every thing, misses nothing, expert service.

Always the best

By: Linda121

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2016

As always Mary's attention to detail creates a wonderful trip. Her relationships with providers' reps ensure that we get the best available. She stays in touch while we are away and confirms all return arrangements (flights, cars, etc.) when needed. Our trip was interesting and enjoyable and everything Mary was responsible for went smoothly. She is a pleasure to work with.

Canada Trip

By: Douglas

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016

Mary gives the best service, always keeping us up to date, and her suggestions are always right on.

Exceptional cruise

By: Bobbie

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

We recommend Crystal Cruises for their fine service, ship comforts and dining.

Best travel agent ever!

By: Judy A.

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

Mary Emrich has been our travel agent for 20 years now and has expertly handled our travel needs from simple airline reservations to complicated multi-step vacations around the globe. She is a genius at seeking out trips, hotels, private tour guides and the best cruises, especially when we are looking for something luxurious. She makes traveling so easy, and her knowledge of different cruise lines never fails to impress. She has also made lots of points with my husband with her careful research, and many times, coming up with even lower prices than we were offered originally. We have never been less than delighted!


By: Bill P

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

Top notch all the time

British Isles

By: Willie P

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Easy, she does every thing

British Isles

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

As usual, Mary was superb. Through changing airline schedules, arranging hotel stays and transportation, scheduling shore excursions, she was on top of everything. She constantly checks schedules and immediately informs us of any changes. We can aways count on her.

Planning trips with Mary.

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Mary is excellent, she is very detailed and always follows through she is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her highly.

Italian Lakes

By: Dougrrs

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Mary is always efficient and easy to work with. She responds quickly to our needs and is willing to do the research needed to make our trips most enjoyable.

South of France River Cruise

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Working with Mary is always a joy. She double or even triple checks everything to make sure our documents are correct. She monitors our flights and advises us if there are any changes. She goes above and beyond in every way.

Working with Mary Emrich, 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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