Francesca Barone – Your Travel Planner

I take great pleasure in offering impartial advice as well as discussing options to augment every cruise experience. By elevating the role of a travel advisor to one of confidant, my clients enjoy a unique rapport and have the assurance every detail of their cruise holiday will be seamless and sublime.

If you’ve never used an independent travel agent before, you could be forgiven for thinking that you may not have the choice and the protection you would get from a High Street chain. With Elite Cruises you’ll enjoy the same ABTA and ATOL accreditation, the same destinations, the same cruise lines, all brought to you in an unbiased, personal and professional style.

Let me dispel the myth that you will be paying a premium for the services of Elite Cruises. You can be assured that I will negotiate on your behalf to offer best value without any hidden costs. I will be your conduit to finding that perfect trip or, for those of you thinking about a cruise for the first time, I can propose itineraries you never thought possible. My commitment to each and every client is to respond promptly and personally to all enquiries.

I am passionate about travel and throughout my career have been privileged to glean first-hand experience of the world’s finest companies in the sphere of ocean, river and expedition cruising. In recognition of my services I have received four Advocate Awards from Silversea Cruises and in 2007 was delighted to accept the ‘Cruise Agent of the Year’ from Travel Trade Gazette; as well as ‘Homeworker of the Year’ in the Agent Achievement Awards.

The role of a travel advisor in today’s internet-centric world is more compelling than ever. With the overload of information online it is important to stand out from the crowd. Elite Cruises can save you a lot of time-consuming research or consigning your credit card details to the ether. Nothing replaces the value of talking to an expert dedicated to planning a cruise specifically for you, one who’s forthright with candid opinion and never deals in hype. It is no idle boast that I can create a cruise holiday that’s polished to perfection.

How can I help you?

For the ultimate in exclusivity, chartering a small ship puts you in complete control to customize itineraries and fine-tune the onboard experience to suit your group – whether it’s a big family birthday, celebratory occasion or corporate hospitality. Why not up the ante and charter a private flight to the cruise? Recreating the lifestyle of the rich and famous could be the best deal ever.