Rose Passananti  

Scottsdale, AZ United States
An independent affiliate of Hager's Journeys
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I love my job!

In 1988 I started by escorting a fitness cruise, after that I was hooked. Working for Cruise Holidays in Tucson for a number of years, then retired for 16 years to raise my children.

Returned travel in 2010, and have loved every day!

I like to interview clients from the start to learn about likes and dislikes. This helps in planning a fabulous trip. Picturing myself on your trip, going step-by-step helps to ensure all of the details are taken care of.

Multi-generational and group travel are two of my very favorites to plan. Families traveling together is a wonderful experience, and I enjoy the ins and outs of the details.

Africa is perhaps my favorite destination to travel to, and plan trips for!

My clients become friends, and that perhaps, is the best benefit of all!

Places I Have Traveled


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Very Qualified Travel Agent

By: Gigi

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2013

Rosemarie is talented, attentive and very knowledgeable about the travel business. Also very easy to work with and great followup on any issues.
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By: Mom to 3

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

This past summer Rose planned a trip to Europe for our family. Rose thoughtfully attended to every detail and it all went off without a hitch. We were on a budget so our hotels were 4 star and perfectly suitable. We had driving tours in major cities, recommended dining, activities and the most comprehensive itinerary. I have referred at least 5 people to Rose and would never travel internationally without her guidance again. Rose is a 10!.
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Highly recommend

By: Fay

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

The word is "Special". Rose always make us feel special with her care and planning. She takes the time to access or needs and desires and goes out of her way to accomplish it. We definitely think that she is Special.
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Highly Recommend

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2013

Rose has planned several trips for us, she has been incredibly detail oriented and professional. Even when we hit a tiny bump while on an african safari, she was able to fix it immediately. From luxury trips to basic family trips with kids, she has made our vacations amazing. Can't imagine what we use to do with out her.

Very high recommendation

By: Marv

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

Rose did her usual outstanding job of helping us coordinate with a family New Years' cruise plans. It was a relatively last minute family cruise inclusion that went flawlessly due to Rose's dedicated diligence. We would not hesitate in recommending her and her detailed expertise to anyone considering her, and we will definitely use her again in future.

By: Bruce n Pat

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2014

Rose planned everything in a wonderful way. We had no problems, had all the right documents we needed for flight. cruise and everything. She was a pleasure to work with.

Highly Recommend


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Rose and Hager's Journey were outstanding in their service. Oceania provided an incredible cruise which will make it hard to ever consider a different line. I will definitely use Rose in the future for trip planning etc. Couldn't ask for anything more and will recommend both Rose and Oceania.

Highly recommend

By: Nor

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Rose was great to work with.  She was very attentive to our group of 26 and quick to respond to our needs!  We have enjoyed working with Rose in the past and we are already planning future excursions with her help.
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highly recommend

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Rose, She is extremely good at what she does and handles anything that comes up with speed and efficiency. She is extremely accommodating to the kind of trip we are looking for. Can't imagine how I traveled before meeting her. 
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Great Job and Very Helpful

By: magpie

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2014

We initiated phone contact with Rose after reading an article from Hager's Journeys in a local magazine.  She was very helpful as we are not seasoned cruisers and did everything over the phone.  We did meet with her once only because we were in Scottsdale and wanted to meet her face to face.She recommended we try Shoretrips excursions - we book one in Guatemala and it turned out to be the best tour we took - better than the crowded buses on the Holland America tours.We would definitely recommend her to our friends.
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Thorough and well planned!

By: Judee

Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

Rose was on top of all the details of our wonderful trip.  Thank you Rose!  

Rose review

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

Professional, personable. Appreciate her follow up.
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Vacation R & R

By: Russ and Gerry

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

No problem. Did a good job again.
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highly recommended

By: Mare71

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2014

Rose was very helpful planning our Viking River Boat Cruise on the Rhine River.  She was very accommodating with all our transfers, motels, and helped us with our whole trip.  This was our first time to Europe, and we enjoyed each day.  We highly recommend Rose to anyone wanting to travel.

Rose is great!

By: stephl

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2014

Rose is always great to work with!

"I love my travel agent!!!"

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

I love working with Rose Field. She has really made the difference between a trip being good and a trip being great. I have been working with her for several years and have never been disappointed. She adds real value to the travel experience. We just returned from a Princess cruise of the British isles and France. It was a great cruise. I have already cruised on twenty Princess cruises so I have friends who ask, why not just book it yourself? You know everything about Princess!. I do know a lot about Princess but a trip like this is more than just the cruise. There is a lot to learn about the pre-cruise time on your own which cannot be learned from the internet or travel book like it can be learned from a great agent. And of course, things can always go wrong, even on the best of cruises. Rose fixes them right away so book all my cruises with her. I not only have a good travel agent, I have a great travel agent. That is why I can honestly say "I love my travel agent!!!.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Cruise!

By: Marv & Mary

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

There were so many memorable experiences we had on our first Tauck River Cruise (from Amsterdam to Budapest) that it's nearly impossible to pick out one favorite. For us, taking our first trip with Tauck, we both agreed the "all inclusiveness" of the trip expenses was perhaps tops on our list, meaning that for us the trip was very relaxing and nearly worry-free. We were able to concentrate each day on new places and new faces. We thoroughly enjoyed the third day when we leisurely cruised along the Rhine River catching sight of all the castles around each bend. The numerous excursions we went on daily took our breath away with everything we saw along the way. If we take another river cruise, it will be with Tauck ... and we would highly recommend the one we went on to anyone considering this trip.

Gets my highest recommendation

By: scottyt

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2014

Rose has always done an outstanding job

Best travel advisor, ever

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Rose, is the best! I can no longer plan as amazing trips without her
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Oceania Cruise Lines Proves A Winner

By: M & M

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2015

At Rose's suggestion, we decided to try Oceania, and were very pleased that we did. While we experienced a very frustrating baggage loss (our 3 bags weren't obtained until Day 7 of our 12-day cruise), that wasn't Rose's fault or the fault of the Oceania "Regatta". Their Executive Concierge, Robert Kinkhorst, and General Manager, Carlo Gunetti, went out of their way every day to help us retrieve our bags. Meanwhile we enjoyed all the ship's amenities and several wonderful excursions in the Caribbean Islands. We found the smaller ship a most enjoyable size. Although there wasn't much on-board shopping (one boutique), there was lots to find on shore. The staff was outstanding, especially Edi (our Room Steward), as for over 6 days we literally had to have our clothes cleaned every night and returned early the next morning so we'd have something to wear. With my electric shaver in my bag I grew to appreciate beards; not so my wife. We would highly recommend Rose and the Regatta!
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Excellent in all areas!

By: SteveR

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Excellent knowledge, planning, and service. Rose's professional service and expertise help make our vacation cruise a flawless journey. We could not be more satisfied in the way that our vacation turnout. Thank you Rose for an exceptional experience.
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By: FRED15

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

ROSE provided excellent service and guidance on our first Alaskan cruise. Her knowledge of cruise trips and suggestions made for a wonderful experience. I would refer Rose in a heartbeat to friends and family and will probably go back to her on any extended vacations taken.
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beautiful suite and great friendly staff

By: Tom's Family

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Food wasn't great and nothing for heart friendly diets. Service was great and the ship was just the correct size for us. One couple had room problems and became very upset with the ship. Everyone else had great service and great rooms. Getting on and off the ship was as smooth as a well oiled machine. Thank you Rose.
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Alaskan Paradise!

By: First time cruiser

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Thank you Rose for booking an amazing trip!! This was my first cruise and you set me up just right!! Holland America was amazing and the trip excursions were memory everlasting!!! Thank you for all your help and guidance!!
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Expert &Frienly

By: the dickie

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2015

Trip not taken yet, April of 2016

great service.

By: mb

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2015

Rose 's suggestions were right on target. She advised us on the best cruise for the time and money spent. I was delighted with her knowledge and expertise. We had the same level of taste and that made all the difference in our decision making from dinner reservations to shore excursions.
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AmaWaterways Cruise

By: DickColo

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

Our trip on AmaWaterways down the Danube to Budapest was spectacular. We would recommend it to anyone. The ship was first class as was the staff on board and the tours, buses and tour guides. 140 guests was perfect. We met and shared a meal with many very nice couples. Cruise Manager Lisi was the picture of organization and energy. Rose was very helpful in letting us know about a cancelation so we could go on the trip in the first place and making sure we did everything we needed to do to book and pay for the trip. We made the other arrangements for our pre-Danube excursions, flights, and train travel by ourselves.
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A Voyage to Remember

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2015

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our voyage to Hamburg on the Queen Mary2, Our accommodations were attractive and clean although the space was somewhat cramped. Our cabin steward, Joy, was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent on the ship, Service was excellent in the Britannia Club dining room. We attended several of the lectures as well as the theatre in the evenings. We enjoyed the Captain's Cocktail Party and his informative welcome. All staff were always helpful and courteous. Looking forward to our next voyage!

Love Rose

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Rose, Has always been great at coordinating our trips and is wonderful to deal with, especially when you are traveling with other families!

Great trip, great advice

By: R

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2015

Rose was great, leading us through the choices we had before we settled on Oceania. She was tremendous throughout the whole planning process, suggesting what add-ons made sense and which did not. She provided helpful advice in choosing shore trips. And whenever we had a question, she was quick with a response. On a scale of 1-10, we give her an 11.
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Friendly and very knowledgeable


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Rose was recommended by a friend. She was friendly and answered all of our questions. Made recommendations. She advised us on travel insurance and suggesting we go a day earlier to acclimate and advoid delays. She will be be our travel expert on future trips.

Amazing trips planned by Rose.

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

I have worked with her for years and keep going back.
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Rose is amazing!

By: Diana Lynn

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Smooth, Professional, always available.
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Expert Trip Planner

By: Millie

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

Rose is the premier trip planner/advisor. She always guides us through the insurance decisions and ensures we make appropriate choices. And when we have had a claim she is right there helping throughout the process. She listens in the initial discussions and ensures she meets all our expectations when planning our trip. She is versed in all the different ins and outs of all the various travel options and always ensures we have an exceptional time. She arranges for the highest quality guides, transfer agents, and accomodations. We never have to worry about not being taken care of when she has planned for us. She gives us quality advice and and quality arrangements. She even jumps in to try to help us when our luggage doesn't arrive...which is over and above our expectations. In short she is the epitome of "Best in Class" as a travel advisor. We go to Rose every time we have a travel inquiry/request and she never disappoints.
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Playa Del Carmen Mayakoba trip

By: Elvia

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2016

Rose planned our family Christmas trip to the Fairmont Mayakoba. We visited Xplor and had an amazing time. We highly recommend the all-inclusive package at the Fairmont for families. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you Rose!
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Expert Service

By: MNance64

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Cruising NCL on this trip due to our fellow cruisers proved to be a fun experience. Planned excursions, both by a private guide for three excursions (including the Vatican) and NCL guides for the group tours, were memorable. We especially enjoyed our BA Stateroom suite on the 10th deck, due to plenty of room under our bed for our luggage, and the nice size and layout of our bathroom and shower area. Our suite had the same square feet as an upcoming Oceania cruise. We would recommend this Mediterranean itinerary.
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Outstanding Recommendation

By: Suz

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

We were looking for an adventurous vacation to celebrate two significant family milestones. Rose recommended an Un-Cruise Adventure trip to Alaska. It was the most relaxing, fun, no hassle cruise we've ever been on.....everything from making the reservations, to coordinating a special surprise for our daughters on the cruise was done to our extreme satisfaction.
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A great resource!

By: David816

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2016

This was my first time using Rose to help me plan my travel. She and her team and resources helped to arrange for our trip to 3 countries and 6 cities in 14 nights. The transportation arranged was perfect and easy to navigate and the hotels were in great locations. The local tour guides were excellent as were the excursions she had helped us plan. Rose was very consultative, helping me to narrow down where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. She was flexible and patient with all of my questions, suggestions and changes throughout the process, always focusing on what I thought was best for me with my trip. She was quick to reply to my questions and emails, and followed up with her team if any questions or changes were necessary. I see the value of using Rose and Virtuoso travel to have a better experience while traveling and I plan to work with her for future trips.
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Rose Field-Advisor

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2016

Rose was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She was so friendly and never to busy to answer our questions--and we had alot! Her expert knowledge and exceptional suggestions made our trip one of a life time. I will refer friends to her and will use her again in the future to help with my vacations.
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Fantastic trip

By: Marv

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2016

Being the longest cruise we'd ever undertaken, we were somewhat apprehensive. But each day led to another wonderful adventure, and for us was truly "the cruise of a lifetime".
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Expert Service Everytime

By: Frank from Scottsdale

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Rose Field is our go to expert when it comes to travel abroad. She never disappoints when it comes to ensuring every detail of our trip is spot on and handled perfectly. All we have to do is pack our bags and show up at the airport. The rest is a well orchestrated plan. Whether it is the accommodations, the transportation, guides or even unusual requests like hiring a private boat with a captain for a day she uses the highest standards to accommodate our every need. It is the small details like making sure our seats are perfect for a long plane ride or just ensuring there is always someone there to meet us and move us from point A to point B. We have booked multiple trips through Rose and she never disappoints! I totally recommend Rose if you are thinking about any travel abroad as she has a deep understanding of the challenges that can occur and has solutions to make every trip perfect for you.
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Douro River Cruise

By: Scott

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Had a great trip and would highly recommend using Hager's Journeys for all your travel needs.
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Charming Enchantment

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

We were upgraded to a casita including a bedroom, living room with fireplace, small dining room and kitchen plus to two baths. We loved it and were most comfortable. Beautiful view of the red rocks. One of our favorite places, not only because of the location but also because of the kind and thoughtful staff. We will look forward to our next visit.

Thank you, Rose, for this grand finale!"

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2016

"Rose Field and Hagar’s Journeys did an excellent job for us in arranging this cruise, and worked with us every step of the way to assure that things ran smoothly. Regent Seven Seas went above and beyond our expectations in every way, helping us to enjoy the cruise as we expected. While cruising makes travel to many places in a short period of time much more easy, the logistics of travel itself have become much more difficult, particularly for people of our age. We remember those good old days of the 70s, 80s, and 90s when we were in our 40s, 50s, and 60s and could easily walk for miles with no problems, and airports were a breeze instead of an obstacle course. Now that we are in our 80s, everything seems to move at a much quicker pace, and almost everyone on the ship seems at least a decade or more younger. The pleasures of travel are still there, it was a great cruise on a great ship, Thank you, Rose, for this grand finale!"


By: Russ

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

We have worked with Rose for some time and are pleased with her service.

Years of Travel with Great Travel Advisor

By: louise

Reviewed on: 03 May 2017

I'm a senior citizen who travels alone and my terrific Travel Advisor, Rose Field has always provided every detail needed from arranging being met at every airport, to private tour guides in major cities including any transportation and private tours. I am very spoiled by such wonderful service but always feel safe and secure by her wonderful recommendations.
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Working With Rose

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

Rose is terrific! She has helped me plan a few trips over the past year and each one has worked out better than I expected. She listens to my travel ideas and creates a great trip.
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Baltic Tour

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Excellent- thorough and a pleasure to work with.
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Travel Agent

By: Mike & Karen

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

Absolutely fantastic!
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An excellent resource

By: Little Barn

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2017

Rose was great to work with. She kept me informed through the entire trip process and was quick to make recommendations for excursions, etc. I would highly recommend her for all of your travel needs.

Advisor Rose Field

By: Susie Q

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

It's always professional and enjoyable working with Rose.
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Great cruise

By: Fay

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

Rose is always on top of making a memorable trip for us wherever we choose to journey.
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Excellent experience


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Working with Rose was a pleasure both in the planning and post-booking stages. She is extremely knowledgeable about cruising and air transportation, and quickly resolved any subsequent problems (including visa issues) by directly contacting either the cruise line or the air carriers. We highly recommend her.
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Made our Honeymoon Dreams Come True!

By: Kristin

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2019

Rose helped us book our dream honeymoon to Alaska. She talked to us and got an idea of what we were going for, and presented us with only great options. Everything was perfect and it was so easy to plan and pay for everything. Thanks so, so much, Rose :)

British Isles Trip

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

Terrific, like always.

Happy Traveler

By: Happy Traveler

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

Rose is a great and capable travel expert. Have used Rose for worldwide travel on several occasions and never encountered any problems. Always travel as a single and very senior citizen.

Love Rose

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

It’s always great working with her

Rose is the best!


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2019

We always use Rose, she provides the best service and we get worry free travel every time.

Africa 2019

By: Scotty T

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Great. The experience went well

Memorable Tauck Tours

By: Marv

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2019

As usual, Rose responded quickly and thoroughly answered all our questions.

Love Rose

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

It’s was great to work with Rose. She continues to be awesome.

Great experience


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2019

As in the past, Rose did an exceptional job of helping to plan our cruise, obtain the best air transportation arrangements, and, when a problem arose mid-voyage, resolved it favorably in a matter of hours. She is also exceptional in following up after a cruise to ensure that all went well.

Regent Cruise

By: AzMike

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

Outstanding! Rose has handled our travel plans for years. She is the greatest!

When Rose plans the trip, its will be awesome

By: Lawdan

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

I have worked with Rose for years and love working with her. My favorite part is how she is not pushy and will work with me on all types of trips. Sometimes I have her work on a trip and I end up not being able to take the trip. In those rare situations, she never makes me feel bad.

Yeah Rose!

By: Joneses

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2020

Rose was always very responsive. She got back with us immediately on any concerns we had. Her insights into the land package prior to the cruise were right on target. Nice job Rose!

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