Mary Jean Thompson CTC

Dallas, TX United States
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours
  • Meeting & Incentive Travel

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My travel career began with Delta Air Lines, and once this "country girl" got a taste of travel -- I haven't looked back.

I have been in the Travel Business for over 50 years. I LOVE WHAT IT DO!!

I have served on Virtuoso Cruise and Virtuoso Marketing Committees. I love cruising and have sailed and escorted many groups on the major luxury lines.

As a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, I have great contacts with our preferred cruise lines, hotels, on-sites and tourist boards all over the world. And it is always, my pleasure to extend the many wonderful amenities and options to enhance your vacation on either land or sea.

Ladies and Gentlemen --

Fasten your seat belts and welcome aboard!!

It would be by my honor to assist you with your travel plans.

Places I Have Traveled

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Dublin Delight

By: Crisy77

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2014

We decided to spend Christmas in Ireland. This was a multigenerational family trip.... parents, children, and grandchild. Our travel agent, Mary Jean Thompson, did a fantastic job with a long wish list. We stayed at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Because of Virtuoso  we were able to upgrade all three rooms at no cost. Mary Jean also found us a local guide that was straight out of a Dickens novel.  He knew anything and everything about Ireland. We then transferred to the K Club, 45 minutes outside of Dublin. This is where we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They did a wonderful.job for our granddaughter, Fiona, on Christmas Day. She was able to sit on Santa's knee and even received a present. All the rooms had Christmas trees in them. It was a memorable trip that was made even more special because of our travel agent. Mary Jean did a great job!

Wonderful cruise booked and scheduled by Chris Rains

By: sagebucket

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

She's the best!

By: sandy 74

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Mary Jean always does a great job and we have dealt with her for 15 years.

Highly Recommend. Fabulous experience

By: Peter

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Mary Jean is always extremely helpful and kind. Will continue to use her. 

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

good pricing and better hotel benefits

Highly recommend

By: DonandCliff60

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2014

We have known this sweet lady for many years.She has made every trip very special with all the big, little,thoughtful touches and recommendations that she adds to our planned itineraries.

Excellent travel agent service

By: Peter

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2014

Mary Jean Thompson is always a pleasure to work with. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Always ready to help.

By: Bernie

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014

Mary Jean has been our travel agent for years and has always done a great job for us. We can always count on her.
Not Recommended

Never again

By: Cat Scratch

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2015

Mary Jean is a very sweet person, but she was a terrible travel agent. Once we booked, we couldn't get her to return a phone call. We resorted to calling the Viking line and asking our questions of any agent who answered (they were always helpful!). When we absolutely had to have her, agents we got by calling that line went and found her. We eventually found that she was much more likely to answer an email. She seemed a little disorganized, and while she did know most of her stuff, it came to us in spurts that weren't always useful/helpful by the time we got the data. She insisted on getting us on the 'wheelchair' list at all airports . . . we canceled each time because we were within gates of our destination and were looked at strangely when asked if it was us who requested a wheelchair. I loved the Viking Cruise (my first trip with Viking), and will use it exclusively in the future. But I'll call and get another agent.

Expert and great servive

By: Bwh1111

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2015

Mary Jean Is a true professional!

Anticipated all of our needs!

By: Globetrotter

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

Mary Jean is the best! We nearly cancelled our trip to Vail until she worked her magic in securing a wonderful room at the Four Seasons. Mary Jean anticipated all of our needs. Since Virtuoso is a preferred partner we were upgraded to a suite, received resort credit and enjoyed complementary breakfast each morning. The Four Seasons was wonderful and the FS team was extremely accommodating to our family. We will be calling Mary Jean again soon to make arrangements for our next family vacation!

Love the vacations!

By: Robin

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Mary Jean knows just the right places for a luxurious vacation. Highly recommended! She will take good care of you!

Great Service!!!

By: Globetrotter

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015

We have used Mary Jean a number of times in the past and most recently for a hotel booking in Houston at the Four Seasons. Mary Jean was able to use her connections for preferred agent benefits, including an upgrade to an Executive Suite, resort credit and daily breakfast. This was also combined with a Third Night free offer from the FS. Mary Jean is our only travel agent because she takes very good care of our family.

Professional and friendly

By: Fritz

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

We have used Mary Jean for 20 years and always been satisfied. She does a wonderful job.. I have recommended her to people, and will continue to do so. She is the one who got us started cruising with Regent.

Outstanding Service

By: Coach Bob

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2015

Cruise: October 31, to November 21, 2015 We were extremely fortunate to ave Barbara and Jim Andraas as our Virtuoso Tour Guides for the Day Excursion to Haifa, Israel, on November 4, '15. This was preceded by a most welcome cocktail reception that took place a few days earlier giving us the pleasure to get more acquainted with them as well as with the other Vituoso members present. The Haifa excursion was of the highest inteest, which included among others, visiting the various houses of worship of differing faiths (interesting.) Through out the day, we were very impressed by the constant attentioon both Barbara and Jim gave to each of us present. Who can forget the delectable lunch and conviviality at the Israeli restaurant!! We now consider Barbara and Jim Andras to be close friends and it would be our pleasure as well as a privilege to meet with them again at a future Virtuoso event. Best personal regards to both of them.

Very experienced cruise travel agent

By: readytocruiseagainNOW

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

We had a great cruise experience. Mary Jean was very knowledgable about the cruise we were interested in taking, and she found the perfect one. We were very pleased with so many things, and are ready to go again, soon!!

Blackberry Farm Heaven

By: JP7318

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2016

An anniversary surprise from my husband to fulfill my most desired bucket list item-a stay at Blackberry Farm. We cannot say enough about how impressive Blackberry Farm is. From the 165,000 bottle wine cellar to the extraordinary cuisine created from whatever was harvested on property that morning, to the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, it was even more than we had ever imagined. The staff was the most accommodating ever and we found ourselves bestowed with all kinds of little extras every day, I am sure, in part, due to Mary Jean's input. The Virtuoso spa credit was a special surprise and of course, used for the most luxurious of pampering. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, all we had to do was wish and our wishes were granted. Every staff member was more than gracious and informative, happy to fulfill your heart's desire. Our suite was stunning, with our four poster bed overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains. We can't wait to repeat the experience!


By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2016

Mary Jean did a great job planning our Panama Canal cruise. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. MJ made sure we felt very welcome! We loved our Regent cruise so much we booked another while on board. We felt very everyone but especially our travel advisor! She booked our front row seats for our New York play. This was a highlight of our trip. I wouldn't hesitate to use and recommend Mary Jean! We love her.

Great Service

By: Bernie

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

We had a great tour from Bellagio, Italy to Rome. We needed additional help from Mary Jean because we attended a wedding on Lake Como prior to our tour which required additional arrangements. Everything worked out fine. We were well pleased with the entire trip.

Organizes quality vacations

By: RZ

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Mary Jean has arranged several top quality vacations for us and our friends. We have been very pleased!

MJ always does good job!

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

Seems like Regent is not the Regent of yesterday.

Spring Break Trip


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Great job by MJT to set up our trip. We had an absolute blast. Everything was so well organized. Will definitely use her again.

Best Travel Advisor Ever

By: Cruise Queen

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Mary Jean is a delight! I feel like I am chatting with my best friend. She did a fantastic job planning our Transatlantic cruise. We stayed in Miami a few days prior to embarkation. Everything went very smoothly. In Funchal she arranged a spectacular day! It was the highlight of our 27 day vacation. Our flights from Europe went off without a hitch. I look forward to working with Mary Jean in the very near future.

Trip to Cuba

By: Charlene

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

She has helped me for years. I just need to tell her what I would like to do or see and she doesn't for me. Only way to travel.

Greatest Agent

By: Luther2006

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Did great job getting upgrades of room Super Deal

Great trip

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Mary Jean coordinated all of our travel plans with our friends. Not one hitch! Airplane, side trip and cruise arrangements were perfect!


By: Mockingbird

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

We've worked with Mary Jean before and just as before everything worked out delightful. She is full of experience and really wants your trip to be the trip you are hoping for.

New York!

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Mary Jean was amazing as usual! My sister, daughter and I took a trip to New York to see some Broadway plays and enjoy the city. Mary Jean booked us a room at the Chatwal which is located right off of Times Square. Mary Jean worked her magic and got us an upgrade at The Chatwal- our room was spacious; at least twice as big as we expected. Mary Jean also arranged our flights and transportation to and from the hotel. The only thing we had to think about was which restaurant to eat at next! Mary Jean has been in his business a long time and knows everyone! If you want the best -work with Mary Jean! I highly recommend her!

London to Copenhagen

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Mary jean is always responsive to our traveling needs and accommodates any special requests we may have.


By: Doc

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

She did a great job for us.

Great Service

By: Robin

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

We love working with Mary Jean! She takes care of our family trips as well as group trips. We love where we stayed! Thanks Mary Jean!

Caribbean 2018

By: Oneroze

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2018

Mary jean is always right on top of everything assuring that there are no glitches or unwelcome surprises. Post cruise, the manager of the hotel in Miami welcomed us and had our room ready much earlier than normal. Thank You Mary Jean

Adventures in Paradise

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2018

My girlfriend and I had booked a 2 week Mexico cruise on Oceania which the cruise line later canceled. Mary Jean suggested a Regent cruise on their new ship The Explorer. We took her advice and booked an 11 day Caribbean cruise leaving out of Miami. We are so glad we listened to Mary Jean- we cruise a lot and this was the best cruise ever! The ship is magnificent with spacious cabins and large balconies. Mary Jean was also able to work her magic and get us some on board credit. The service, shore excursions and food could not have been better. After leaving the ship we extended our vacation for four days in Miami. Mary Jean arranged our stay at the Betsy- another fantastic pick! Mary Jean got us breakfast included and had them waive the resort fees! We really enjoyed our vacation and felt pampered- Mary Jean made us feel special and kept us well informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Mary Jean as a travel agent- she's already planning our next cruise!

MJ is a Traveler's Dream!

By: Cruisequeen

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

We were on our dream 29 day Regent Navigator Pacific Cruise, LA to Aukland. We had a great embarkation and first day. MJ made sure we were well taken care of. Unfortunately we had one calamity after another. I was in touch with Mary Jean constantly. She could not have been more helpful or compassionate. She rearranged our departure plans. She was a true magician. She saw to it that they practically carried my husband through the Aukland airport. Love Mary Jean! I would not travel without her!

Heavenly Sunsets Cruise

By: Travelers

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2018

Mary Jean is the ultimate professional. Our accommodations, travel arrangements, and transportation were just as we wished. Mary Jean is always a prompt responder, solving any issues and giving great advice about accommodations, dining, excursions, classes, and educational opportunities. We always know when Mary Jean plans our travel, everything will be beyond perfection. Her personal experience as a traveler is always appreciated as her knowledge is infinite.

TravelDesigns by Campbell/ Mary Jean Thompson

By: Maurice and Ellen

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Mary Jean has worked with us many times arranging our cruise experiences. She is BEST! Mary Jean goes out of her way to accommodate our every request. She tells us exactly what to expect regarding every segment of our itinerary. We ALWAYS call Mary Jean when we think of cruises abroad and in the U.S. You cannot go wrong dealing with Mary Jean and TravelDesigns by Campbell.

Working with Mary Jean Thompson, 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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