(31 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Rosemary Bartello

Oakville, ON

Specializing in River Cruises.

River cruising is one of my favorite ways to cruise. It is a small ship, more intimate than ocean cruises and offers a totally different type of experience. With only 100 - 180 guests you can really get to know the rest of the guests onboard the ships. Since most offer bar and beverage, pre paid gratuities and included shore excursions, river cruising can be pretty much all inclusive. It offers a more in depth experience of the places and regions you are visiting. The food on board is excellent and they all offer meals typical to the area you are visiting. Most offer local wines with meals, better to pare with the local cuisine. Local entertainment is brought onboard, all combined to give you a taste of the local flare. Cruises range from lead in economical options to Luxury cruises. There is a type to match every type of guest. Even the tours cater to different clients. From active tours to classical, historical tours. There is something for everyone!

My Travel Specialties

Oceania Cruise Specialist

Oceania is one of our premiere Cruise lines.Considered an Upper Premier Cruise line, it it has been a favorite of mine and my clients for many years. I am an Oceania Specialist and in fact, we are one of the top producers for Oceania in Canada. I have been selling Oceania since it's inception in 2002. 

One...
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Lavender Fields in Southern France

River Cruise Expert

I have been in the cruise business now for 24 years. I probably took my first River Cruise in 1999, long before most people had even heard of one, and long before many of the well known cruise lines of today were in business. The ships have changed so much from then. They now offer many of the amenities...
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Luxury Cruise Specialist

Luxury means different things to different people. But when it comes to Luxury cruises we are generally talking about high end, small ship, all inclusive cruising. In the luxury cruise sector you will not fing the neon, mega ships. Most ships are smaller and more intimate with a higher crew/guest...
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The Hilton, St Jerome, Malta

Italy Specialist

Welcome to la Dolce Vita. 

A long weekend in Rome, a Villa Stay in Tuscany or a retreat in Lake Como, Italy is a country with varied opportunities. It is a bucket list destination for every traveler. Considered to have the best food in the world (I have never had a bad meal here) the most fun...
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Trevi Fountain, ROme

Customized cruise and land vacations.

Travel has always been a love of mine. From the time I graduated from university and spent six weeks in Europe I knew that I wanted to be a travel agent or a flight attendant. However I took a detour for a number of years and worked in our family business before starting on my “travel” career in 1997.

I’ve...
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Customized Cruise and Land Vacations

Most people love to cruise, but not everyone is satisfied with just a cruise. Planning a European or Mediterranean vacation doesn't just stop with the cruise. If you are flying to Europe, you want to see everything you can while you are there. That is where I come in. Pre and post cruise stays extend...
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Il San Pietro Hotel & Restaurant, Positano, Italy

My Travel Stories

Normandy and Paris River Cruise

The opportunity to cruise on one of Uniworld’s newest and luxurious ships was not to be missed. The beautifully decorated interior mirrored the gorgeous scenery along the Seine. I traveled in August 2017 and was blessed with perfect weather – Paris was not stifling hot, and I wasn’t cold while visiting...Read more.

My Reviews

51 of 93 people found this review helpful
Very helpful
Very patient and helpful in answering all our questions.
By  love cruising  from  Ancaster, ON
Traveled to  
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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55 of 104 people found this review helpful
trip
Rosemary has organized many trips for me over the past few years. The last trip was a combination of land and cruise components. There were no issues for me to resolve as the arrangements were thorough. I have not ever encountered a major issue when Rosemary makes the arrangements. She always provides me with complete details, alternatives for my consideration and is prompt to reply to any questions or requests. I recommend her.
By  rollo  from  Toronto
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I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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59 of 115 people found this review helpful
Worth keeping on our list and so glad we went!
Always so helpful. We are now planning our 4th trip with Rosemary.
By  Vegie  from  Ontario, Canada
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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54 of 106 people found this review helpful
The most amazing holiday!!
Rosemary is thoughtful and knowledgable when we plan our family cruise vacations. She has made our many cruise bookings effortless and the trips are truly amazing, we start planning the next one before the current one is over!!
By  Scott  from  Ontario
Traveled to  Barbados ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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57 of 113 people found this review helpful
She recommended and booked suberb places and tours.
Rosemary makes it easy for me, she does all the work! My busy schedule does not allow me time to research, so she arranges all the details with great taste and caring. She knows her stuff !
By  Joanne  from  Burlington, ON
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I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Trans-Atlantic
  • Turkey

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Golf
  • Women's Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Azamara
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Kensington Tours
  • Seabourn
  • Tauck
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Insight Vacations
  • Silversea Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • Globus

Certifications/Awards:

  • Oceania University, Regent Seven Seas University,
  • Uniworld Specialist, Avalon Waterways Specialist,
  • Royal Caribbean University of Wow, Paul Gaughin
  • Pearls, Crystal Cruises Academy, Seabourn Academy
  • Princess Academy, Celebrity 5* Agent, HAL Academy
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