(31 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Rosemary Bartello

Oakville, ON
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 ...
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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 the larger cruise ships offer but on a more streamlined basis. Staterooms and bathrooms are much larger now and more comfortable. The bathroom on my first river cruise wasn't much bigger than a 2 door closet: Toilet, Sink and a very small shower. Now they are made of luxury marble and some feature bathtubs. Many ships offer specialty dining rooms, libraries, swimming pools, hot tubs, balconies, suites, spas and large lounges. I have cruised with most of the major river cruise lines: Viking, Uniworld, AmaWaterways, Avalon and a couple no longer sailing. It is a great way to visit the interior of Europe where the ocean ships cannot get to. They also have several types of themed cruises - Wine cruise and Christmas Markets being the most popular. Let's plan one of these exciting cruises together. 

My Reviews

53 of 96 people found this review helpful
Very helpful
Very patient and helpful in answering all our questions.
By  love cruising  from  Ancaster, ON
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62 of 120 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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55 of 106 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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60 of 118 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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57 of 113 people found this review helpful
Nobody does it better!
I've been working solely with Rosemary since my wife and I took our first cruise almost 15 years ago. In that time she has helped plan 9 or 10 cruises in numerous locales (including Europe, North America, Egypt and Asia) as well as provide other miscellaneous travel advice and recommendations. She has worked with my wife and me to determine our likes and desires and has consistently come up with recommendations that always leave us feeling like we've been well cared for. The odd time an issue has arisen while travelling she has quickly risen to the occasion to take care of it to our satisfaction. Over the years Rosemary has become a real friend in addition to a travel agent and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a truly great travel agent.
By  BGG  from  Oakville, Ontario
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Destination Expert:

  • France

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Crystal Cruises

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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