Choosing Charlie Brown’s Travel was my first excellent choice!
One summer day, in 2009, I called a networking buddy, Charlie Brown, about a last minute get-a-way suggestion for my best girlfriend & myself. She lived in Jacksonville, FL and was prepared to fly me to visit with her for a few days and we were stumped on fun things to do. I called Charlie on a Wednesday afternoon about a quick little Mexico vacation for 3-4 days. He suggested a cruise instead and said he would check into it & call me back. Shortly thereafter, he called back to say there was a 4 Day Carnival cruise leaving out of Jacksonville on Saturday morning (3 days from my request) with an interior room at an exceptionally good rate. Two phone calls later… we were booked!
The cruise was great fun for two gals wanting to get away to the tropics of Key West and the Bahamas. Lots of laughter, good food, entertaining shows in the evenings, & a room that was cheap; it worked perfectly for us!!!
Around August of 2012, my boyfriend and I began discussing a longer, couples cruise for my 50th birthday; I contacted Charlie, of course… and we decided on a 7 day Princess Cruise lines trip out of Galveston. He had never been on a cruise and is well… a very picky person and might I say, quite particular when it comes to travel, value, food, entertainment – all of it really. That being said, I was a little anxious about going with him, hopeful that he wouldn’t hate it and be bored. On the contrary! We took the time to review all of our excursion options and booked all of our land travel by way of the Cruise Personalizer which was easy, fun and exciting in itself!
Near the 7th day, neither of us were ready to come home yet. It was such a lovely trip, we’ve only been back on dry land for 3 weeks and my boyfriend is already looking at dates for our next trip! He took some time to call the cruise line directly with questions about their new ship and travel arrangements, only to hang up and let me know that he would definitely be contacting Charlie Brown for his assistance. “It’s the only way to make this easy!” he said.
Charlie Brown’s Travel is my first thought for any trip, and my only referral for a travel agent. Besides, he is a really great guy and his wife is a sweetheart!
Traveling under the Charlie Brown "umbrella" is the smartest thing we do. Other than packing and grabbing our passports, we didn't have to worry about anything! I have referred Charlie to everyone that I know if traveling. When you book it yourself there are so many things that can go wrong, I want to travel stress free and with Charlie that is a reality. Also, I usually end up spending less money on my travel when I go through his agency! For those who need to be taken care of and have stress free travel, look no further!
Pat and I wanted to thank you again for planning and setting up our recent “cruise of a life time” for us. Without a doubt, Oceania Cruise Lines, is the best cruise ship we have been on in our 15 plus cruises over the years. We thank you as our travel agent for directing us to Oceania and for carefully and thoroughly planning and caring out all of the details of our trip to make it the great cruise that it was. We look forward to your planning our next trip on Oceania.
- Patricia and Larry - Plano
We had a BLAST!! Lori & I are now hooked on cruises and can't wait for our next one. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. Hurricane Irene rerouted us to Mexico and we never made it to the Bahamas; however, we were safe and couldn't have asked for a better experience! We will be seeing you soon and when it's time for the next cruise, you are our man!!
- Melody & Lori - from Dallas
"Our family used Charlie and his agency to book a 5 day cruise a couple years ago. From initial contact to setting sail on the trip, Charlie provided excellent customer service, travel insight, and communication that made the pre-planning to actual departure carefree. I appreciate the effort he puts forth in helping his clients achieve the best results possible in their vacation and look forward to working with him again one day soon on another trip."
My husband and I just returned from our trip to Punta Cana at the Excellence Resort. We just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time, and to thank you again for all of your help booking this trip. All of our travel plans went very smoothly and we loved the resort. We really want to return there in the future. We would recommend the resort to anyone. There is something for everyone and the staff is extremely friendly and gracious. We will be sure to contact you again in the future for our travel needs.
"Charlie Brown put together a wine cruise for myself and my wine customers. When sickness hit the cruise ship we were supposed to be on, he switched everyone over to another ship with a similar itinerary. What could have been a disaster for my business was handled seamlessly. We had an amazing time and made memories that will last a lifetime."
- S & A Newman from Wylie, TX
- M. Darnay - from Allen, TX
Things have really changed since we were on the Ecstasy the week after Katrina ~~ we hadn’t cruised since.
Our cabin was in THEE perfect location ~~ only a few flights of stairs under breakfast and our dining room. We actually like all the stairs and walking on a ship. We can never sail w/o a balcony again!
Disembarking is a new system and really easy. We all met for b’fast and a final cup of coffee and then off. No one needs special “excuses”.
2 things that are new might be good advice for future clients: take on a case of water (the porter at curb had us gather up all the water we had in the car. It was great advice because water at dinner is purchase!)
And disembarking hint: grab a porter immediately to take the bags AND us immediately through customs. Saves about an hour of doing it all yourself! That’s even if you can handle your own luggage. And never travel anywhere w/o a passport. The driver’s license line was unbearable and that was probably on purpose! It made our lines short.! Thanks for making our trip flawless. It was terrific. Really, perfect in every way.
I want to take the time to let you know that I throughly enoyed my first cruise, and will definitely do it again! Everything went smoothly and I certainly appreciate everything you did to make our trip enjoyable. I ate too much, but I figured Hey--I am on vacation! It was a pleasure to work with you and I will fefinitely keep you in mind for future trips/cruises. Your professionalism and courtesy earn high marks in my book. Thanks again for arranging the experience of a lifetime.
- D & B Clark from Frisco, TX
Charlie, we had a wonderful time on our trip this past week (June, 2010), and those of us who had never been on a cruise before have all declared that it won't be our last. Others in our party who had 'special needs' specifically commented that they appreciated your patience and quick response with all of their many questions. Thank you so much for all of your help in arranging this cruise for our families! We really couldn't have been more pleased with our group cruise experience, and will definitely be contacting you again the next time we're ready to arrange a cruise, even if it's jut the two (or four, if we let the kids go with us) of us.
- J & D Talkington from Carrollton, TX
We appreciate all your help with this cruise and expect we will be customers again soon. We are considering the Transalantic cruise of the Carnival Magic when it comes to Galveston next year (Nov. 2011).
- J & P Tallkington from Dallas, TX
Working with Charlie was an awesome experience. Every question was answered with a smile and Charlie went over and beyond the call of duty when I needed help in planning my trip. It was a great vacation and we will never use any other travel agent again!
Charlie Brown's Travel was very helpful in planning our trip to Disney World. Charlie was given the dates of travel and preferred hotel and was able to make arrangements in the manner in which we requested. He provided us with timely information and assisted us in obtaining the best possible pricing. It was so easy that our children and grand children want to know where we are going next summer!
- S. Payne - from Dallas, TX
Thank you so much for the champagne flutes on our cruise. What a sweet surprise!! Lucky for us, the weather was perfect and we dodged all storms. Thank you for everything you did to make our cruise wonderful all the way around. We will highly recommend your services to anyone.
- S. Marshall - from Allen, TX
Thank you for your assistance in booking our cruise. You made it quick and easy to book. We had a great time!
- H. Foster - from Dallas, TX
Our Vacation went off without a hitch. We had a really good time and the temps in Canada were perfect. Thank you so much for the Champange glasses you sent came in handy.
"Charlie, thanks again for all of your work in setting up a fabulous trip for us to Sandals - St. Lucia . We thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to go back."
- N. Donovan - from Red Oak, TX
- B. Dobbs - from Frisco, TX
I just wanted to thank you for booking us onto the Carnival Ecstasy. My wife & I had an absolutely delightful time and we can't wait to go again. We found out that the Ecstasy is one of the top ships in the Carnival fleet, having won over three Crystal Eagle awards for best ship in the past four years. They had the best cruise director and personal shopping guide in the world! I upgraded my wife's wedding ring and was thoroughly pleased with the quality and price of the jewelry. We were able to get such a great deal because of Andrew, our ship's personal shopping guide. He was amazing. We attended two of his orientations, one on shopping in Cozumel and one on how to buy diamonds and gemstones. We were thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and skill set in that area. Overall, the shopping along with the Merida excursion made our trip one of a lifetime. And we owe it all to you, Mr. Charlie Brown! Thank you, sir!
- B. Burden - from Frisco, TX