Barbados Trip - Marisa is wonderful. She’s very good at quickly answering questions....even at the last minute before a trip. She travels often so she can recommend places that she’s been which is wonderful when you want to go someplace but don’t have specifics as to where. There were 7 of us traveling. She worked hard to understand each person’s desires as to tours and specific activities and also physical limitations when customizing our trip. We highly recommend Marisa!
— Jan & Charles
Scandinavian Holiday: It was very pleasant. We planned at our home which was very convenient. Basically we told Marisa what we wanted to do and she made some excellent suggestions and took care of all the details. This included hotels, planes and trains. We recommend using the services of Marisa.
— Alex and Evelyn of Beverly, MA
Caribbean trip: Marisa was wonderful. She fully explained what we were booking into and had good knowledge of the properties that we would be offered. Booking our trip with her was extremely easy.
— Meghan of Marblehead
We have been using Marisa Cole’s travel services for the past 22 years. She is unique in that she offers personalized service with home visits to assist in planning your trips. We have used Marisa for pleasure vacations and emergency trips and she has always come through. We have enjoyed all the varied trips we have planned with Sensational Travel.
— Irene and John, Peabody, MA
Marisa has been my travel agent for many years. As a result she knows what I like, want, need and expect in order to have a great vacation. I like the personal contact I have by using a travel agent, which is something one doesn’t get if booking travel via the internet. I plan to continue to use Marisa & Sensational Travel as my travel agent for many years to come!
— Kathy, Arlington, MA
Grateful for the efficient and timely service!
Having Marisa help us with this trip made it much more enjoyable. She was key in arranging a number of our day activities and excursions—as well as the flights and accommodations. She was in frequent touch with the resort to confirm everything was set for our arrival. It was a treat to deal with a person who cares—and not just rely on computers and phone messages. Marisa genuinely loves what she does and it shows in the service she delivers. We had an amazing trip and are thankful for Marisa’s efforts!!
— Susan & Doug from Hamilton MA
If it wasn’t for Marisa at Sensational Travel, we would have never gone on this trip, I just didn’t have the time to coordinate all the airline and hotel accommodations. We ended up visiting several islands and she handled everything from the flights, to the hotels, and the transportation to/from the airports. It was as seamless as anyone could ever make it. Ended up being an amazing trip, I would highly recommend the destination to anyone, and even more so to have Marisa plan it for you!
— Michael
Indescribable trip to Tanzania - Marisa helped us plan a once in a lifetime trip to Tanzania. Every detail was perfect and each day was fabulous. We saw the migration, big five, ugly five and everything in between. Elephants, wildbeast, water buffalo, lions, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos, monkeys, baboons and more. Most importantly Marisa had local connections to ensure we had a fabulous guide which is talking with other travelers was the difference between a good and fabulous trip! If you are thinking of going to East Africa let Marisa know!
Portugal - I had been looking for that perfect trip to Portugal....after frustrating hours of researching flights and hotels coupled with what to do I called Marisa. Marisa got it all done in a day!
Not only did she coordinate my flight from Boston and my sons from California but a suggested itinerary of what to do and where to go. The best restaurants were suggested along with where to hear Fado music, what historic spots to see.
I was very happy with Marisa and her expertise choice of hotels. I hope to use Sensational Travel for all of my future vacation travel plans!
— Maureen of Salem MA
River Cruising: It was wonderful working with Marisa, she made great recommendations on Hotels and river cruise companies. We had a wonderful time!
— Barb and Doug of Marblehead, MA
Ireland trip: I have worked with Marisa before, and as usual she is professional and amazing! We loved our trip to Ireland and Marisa helped make that happen. I would never travel without using Marisa to hammer out the details.
— Carmela & Tim of Marblehead, MA
We have been calling on Marisa for our travel needs for the past eight years. She is wonderful! She always comes up with some great ideas for our family of 5 and she always finds great accommodations. Most importantly, she listens to her customers and is sensitive to their individual needs and wants. We just went on a family tour to Grand Canyon and other fantastic attractions in August 2006, and it was one of the best trips we had been on. Marisa is the agent who found and recommended the tour.
— Rob and Rachel, Salem, MA
Marisa has been very helpful in planning our honeymoon to Hawaii. As we have been busy planning our wedding, Marisa has totally guided us in all aspects for our honeymoon. She was very responsive in replying back to my emails within minutes!
I would definitely recommend Marisa with Sensational Travel in any vacation/ honeymoon planning.
Also take advantage of the wedding honeymoon registry that she offers!
Thanks Marisa!
— Kristan and Peter, Boston, MA
Re: Honeymoon trip to Italy
Hi Marisa, I want to thank you for all your help! The trip was amazing! The locations of each hotel were amazing. We had a great time! We will definitely use you again when we travel!!!
— Sopheak and Allen, Lynn, MA
We usually book our own travel but having Marisa help us with our recent trip to St Lucia was a far better, stress-free experience! She gave us great advice on hotels, things to do, and local customs. She let our hotels know we were celebrating a special occasion which got us an upgrade to the most amazing room with a view of the sea and the Pitons! And when there were weather issues on our departure, she contacted us, kept us informed about flight status and let us know what to do if our flight was canceled. We will definitely use Marisa and Sensational Travel for our future adventures!
— Rick and Laurie of Salem MA
Marisa was friendly, responsive, and helped us to plan the most wonderful honeymoon! We spent 10 days traveling in the Hawaiian islands, and each stop was full of new experiences and adventures. She made the trip extremely personalized, and had so many amazing suggestions for where to stay and what to do while we were there. We can’t recommend her services enough! After the craziness of planning a wedding, it was such a relief to know that we didn’t have to worry about any of the details for our honeymoon - Marisa had everything ready to go for us. We especially enjoyed the app she provided with a detailed itinerary, complete with travel updates and notifications. We would use her services again in a heartbeat.
— Summer & Alex
Tulip River Cruise - I have used Marisa Cole of Sensational Travel as my primary travel agent since the early 1990’s, when she was an employee of Crimson Travel. Trips to Disney World, Caribbean cruises, foreign travel, she has gotten me and my family to wherever we wanted to go, with almost never a hitch. I will continue to use her services in the future as long as I am able to travel and as long as she is in business.
— John of Marblehead
Hawaii Trip: Marisa was great to work with. She’s a lot of fun but extremely knowledgeable, too. She planned every detail so we had nothing to worry about and could just go and have a wonderful trip.
— Robin of Beverly, MA
Caribbean Cruise: Marisa was incredibly helpful with all aspects of planning our trip. She was on top of everything, including concerns we had about food allergies and safety. She made the planning process so easy, and her communication was great at every step of the way. I highly recommend Marisa for all of your travel planning needs!
— Amy and Lee of New York
We have been on over 80 cruises. American Express says “never leave home with it”. We have a different phrase “never leave home without booking your vacation with Marisa Cole”. Leave your travel plans to a professional who cares about your vacation wishes. We continue to book our cruises with Marisa at Sensational Travel.
— Sam and Millie, Swampscott, MA
I was fortunate to work with Marisa who helped me plan two personal vacations - one to Alaska, and one to Ireland. Marisa was incredibly helpful in answering my questions and making suggestions for activities I would not otherwise have considered. For professional results, great value and service, I would recommend Marisa highly to my friends and business colleagues. I am looking forward to planning another vacation with Marisa as an advisor!
— Martha and Chuck, Peabody, MA
We had a wonderful week in Aruba, staying at the Riu Palace Antillas, beginning with our ocean view from the 11th floor. It was so relaxing to have all the details arranged by you, Sensational Travel, so we could relax from the moment we arrived at Logan until the moment we exited the terminal a week a 50 degree drop in temperature! Relaxing by the pool or on the beach, walking along the boardwalk in Palm Beach, exploring the island on a bus tour or enjoying the different cuisines in the buffet and restaurants. For us, an in-inclusive adults only resort is ideal, and the staff and service here was excellent. I can understand why Aruba is called “the happy island.” Thank you again.
— Katie and Roger of Hamilton, MA