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Rosemary Bartello

Oakville, Ontario Travel Agent
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Rosemary Bartello

Rosemary Bartello

Oakville, Ontario Travel Agent
An independent agent with Cruise Holidays of Oakville in Oakville, ON, a TL Network affiliate agency
31 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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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 been told that I’m a natural at helping my clients plan their cruise and land vacations. My excitement coupled with extensive knowledge of various cruise lines and ships, as well as a multitude of worldwide destinations keep my clients coming back time and again. I am privileged to say that I have been helping many of my clients for more than eighteen years.

I have sailed on:
• Celebrity Cruises
• Disney Cruise Line
• Holland America Line
• Norwegian Cruise Line
• Princess Cruises
• Royal Caribbean International
• Oceania Cruises
• Regent Seven Seas
• SeaDream Yacht Club
• AMA Waterways
• Viking River Cruises.

These cruises have taken me to:
• Alaska
• The Caribbean
• West Coast
• Bermuda
• The Mediterranean
• River cruising in Europe on the Rhine and Danube


Besides my love of seeing the world I have a passion for golf. Generally “I look forward to coming to work in the morning - although some days it’s very tempting to by-pass the office and head to the golf course!”

CERTIFICATES & 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

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 from my Normandy and Paris River Cruise story.

Turkey

I’ve always wanted to go to Turkey and made the decision to travel to this wonderful destination in March of 2016. Turkey is one of the most interesting and diverse countries I’ve ever visited. There were many highlights on this 10 day itinerary, including: 

Pammukkale

The ‘cotton castles’; terraced calcium pools that are... Read more from my Turkey story.

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 31 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Very helpful

Reviewed By love cruising - Ancaster, ON | Traveled to
Very patient and helpful in answering all our questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 38 people found this review helpful
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40th Anniversary Cruise

Reviewed By FCByTheLake - Stoney Creek, Ontario | Traveled to Europe
So pleasant to work with; professional but friendly and patient ...no matter how many questions!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you
18 of 36 people found this review helpful
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She recommended and booked suberb places and tours.

Reviewed By Joanne - Burlington, ON | Traveled to
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 !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
23 of 46 people found this review helpful
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trip

Reviewed By rollo - Toronto | Traveled to
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
24 of 48 people found this review helpful
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A Great Travel Agent

Reviewed By Diane - Toronto, Ontario Canada | Traveled to
I have dealt with Rosemary for many years, and she knows my preferences and needs. Whether the trip is a long cruise or a short flight, Rosemary provides the information and options that I need, and also follows up after the trip to make sure everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend her to others.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
24 of 48 people found this review helpful
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I hope I haven't had that yet

Reviewed By Mac - Burlington | Traveled to Europe
"top notch " every time I have contacted and booked vacations
great research to provide options to what I want .... R.B listens to me and finds the cruise that "fits" me . She has great recommendations and I have never had a bad cruise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you Muriel. I appreciate you taking the time to do this for me Rosemary
13 of 27 people found this review helpful
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The most amazing holiday!!

Reviewed By Scott - Ontario | Traveled to Barbados ~ Caribbean
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!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Worth keeping on our list and so glad we went!

Reviewed By Vegie - Ontario, Canada | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Always so helpful. We are now planning our 4th trip with Rosemary.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 34 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Brian - Burlington, Ontario | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Rosemary has been my cruise specialist for over 18 years. She has taken the time to get to know my wife and me so that she can work with us in ensuring that our trips are always exceptional, whether we're looking for lots of site-seeing or simply getting away for some R&R. Rosemary can take care of all the details to the point where all we have to do is arrive at the airport for departure and everything from there on is taken care of.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 24 people found this review helpful
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She takes care of absolutely everything!

Reviewed By Patricia - Dunchurch, Ontario | Traveled to
I had Rosemary plan over 10 cruises and I am delighted to have a chance to give feedback about her service. Rosemary is above all competent and effective, and so pleasant to work with. She doesn't forget any detail. We had Rosemary book hotels, limos and side trips for us, and we were always pleasantly surprised at not having to deal with any delays or glitches. We had to change dates and flights through the years, even this Spring, and she always made it happen. From my very first cruise, Rosemary was a delight to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
24 of 50 people found this review helpful
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Memorable and worry free trip

Reviewed By Sammy - Oakville, Ontario | Traveled to Europe
Rosemary is efficient and knowledgeable in the travel business, she is very friendly and helpful; for our last River Cruise, because of the timing of our booking, she stayed beyond her normal working hours in order to ensure our travel related booking is well taken care of. When we have questions during our trip, Rosemary responded to our requests promptly - excellent customer service!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Janet and Tony: Thank you for taking the time to right this revie for me I truly appreciate it Thank you - Rosemary
18 of 39 people found this review helpful
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best trip ever

Reviewed By tony - stoney creek | Traveled to Cahors ~ France ~ Europe
very good
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you
13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Rome, Sorrento - A 14 day trip to Italy

Reviewed By Hamilton Location - Hamilton | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Rosemary, was professional, accurate, informative and extremely knowledgeable. We had questions while we were on the trip, and she responded in a timely manner. She was spectacular.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it. Rosemary
22 of 47 people found this review helpful
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Knowledge is priceless.

Reviewed By Jackr - Hamilton , Ontario | Traveled to
Rosemary really knew the detail on our Scandinavia /Russia cruise.Was able to give unique information that helped in several areas .Most important was the organizing of the Russia component , we ended up with a car , driver , and guide , all very economic . We covered more in 2 days , than anyone could have in 3 days .And the complications of being in Russia were all taken away. We are very experienced Europe travellers , and can do many things ourselves , but Rosemary filling in the holes in our experience was great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 45 people found this review helpful
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First Asian cruise

Reviewed By Robert - Oakville ON | Traveled to Beijing ~ China ~ East and Southeast Asia
Rosemary has been our go to person when thinking about a cruise. This can be taking a cruise in Europe, Asia, Australia or South America. All of them have been successful and flawless as far as organizing is concerned.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you
15 of 35 people found this review helpful
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Would not book with anyone but Rosemary

Reviewed By Steve - Toronto, Ont | Traveled to
Rosemary is wonderful to plan a cruise with - she has arranged three cruises for us. She translates her knowledge and experience to tailor a perfect trip - cruise and pre/post cruise. Perhaps most importantly she is guided by your needs and wants and advises options which you probably would not have otherwise considered. Has always met or exceeded expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 43 people found this review helpful
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Great service

Reviewed By Brian - Ancaster Ontario | Traveled to
Have been dealing with Rosemary for a couple of years and have found her to be of great assistance, available for any questions and a pleasure to deal with. Have recommended her to many friends and neighbours.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 39 people found this review helpful
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Rosemary has a real passion for travel and adventure!

Reviewed By N. - Toronto, Ontario | Traveled to
Rosemary is a very passionate, friendly and capable agent with many years of experience in the travel industry. She is helpful, really easy to talk to and she is full of exciting ideas about specific cities and destinations from her personal travels. I would recommend Rosemary's services to all of my friends and family and I would definitely use her again for personal travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 48 people found this review helpful
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The best customer service ever!

Reviewed By Daphne - Toronto | Traveled to
There's a reason why Rosemary has been booking our cruises for almost 20 years - she always goes the extra mile and thinks of everything that will make the trip special. I know whatever the issue, Rosemary is ready, willing and able to help. Nobody does it better!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 46 people found this review helpful
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First trip to Denmark

Reviewed By Bobo - Oakville Ontario | Traveled to Copenhagen ~ Denmark ~ Europe
Excellent and a pleasure to work with for all phases of our trip
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you
11 of 29 people found this review helpful
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not a stone unturned,

Reviewed By RCY - southern ontario | Traveled to
THE BEST, Happy Wife Happy Life ---Rosemary makes me look great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
22 of 51 people found this review helpful
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Excellent service, knowledgeable, fun & value-conscious

Reviewed By Anka & Don - Ancaster, Ontario | Traveled to
Rosemary is a very congenial and knowledgeable travel agent that starts the planning process of a trip on the right foot - fun and stress-free! She gets us the best itinerary for what we are looking for, but also the best value, which keeps us coming back again, and again. She responds back to us quickly on all of our questions, which we very much appreciate. The other part that we very much appreciate, is that when Rosemary is away (e.g on vacation), she has a person who reviews her e-mails and calls to ensure that her clients are covered in her absence. Rosemary came recommended to us, and now we are recommending her to others, and we look forward to working with her on many more future vacation plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 45 people found this review helpful
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Nobody does it better!

Reviewed By BGG - Oakville, Ontario | Traveled to
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 50 people found this review helpful
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Best travel agent I've ever worked with!

Reviewed By Jane - Oakville | Traveled to
Rosemary helped us plan a cruise on short notice, coordinating the needs of two families. She provided suggestions for appropriate family friendly lines, and managed to accommodate our requests for room locations, even though there were limited options at the time. She looked after everything: dining reservations, coordinating show reservations with dining times, booking special experiences on tha ship for the family. All of this could have been done online by us, but she went right ahead and booked it all. She also went ahead and did our online checkin, printing luggage tags and boarding documents. In this day of online self-service (which is what I usually do ), it was a pleasure and a treat to have Rosemary take the initiative to look after all the details for us. In fact, other travel agents we've had in the past will book the cruise but then send us to the website to book our dinners etc. Rosemary took an interest in us as people, not just clients. She is a real people person. I look forward to booking more vacations with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 46 people found this review helpful
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Fabulous trip———more than we expected by far!!!!

Reviewed By Ted&Bet - Oakville Ontario | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Smooth, pleasant, and professional from start to finish!
Cruise was exciting!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Rosemary Bartello responded:
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to do so Rosemary
13 of 35 people found this review helpful
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Great job in trip planning

Reviewed By Medhat - Oakville, Ontario | Traveled to
Rosemary was very helpful and efficient in looking at options that satisfies our needs and made sure all the details are looked after.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
18 of 45 people found this review helpful
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Rosemary Is a Terrific Travel Advisor and Planner

Reviewed By Stu - Oakville, Ontario, Canada | Traveled to
Rosemary Bartello provided not only recommendations and booking arrangements for our recent 10-day Splendours of Sicily cruise aboard Windstar's Star Legend, but also tons of invaluable travel advice about how to get the most out of our stay in Italy. She was instrumental in transforming our vague idea of an autumn Mediterranean trip into a detailed 3-week travel plan with almost everything pre-booked. This allowed us to completely enjoy every moment without having to waste time planning our next excursion / tour / transfer / hotel. She passed on so much local knowledge - everything from where to get the best value for quality leather goods in Florence (and how to get there!), how to navigate the ItaliaRail train system, to where to find Rome's best hazelnut gelato. This was our second trip booked with Rosemary and it will certainly not be our last.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 48 people found this review helpful
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I can always rely on Rosemary to find e what I didn't even know I was looking for!!!!!!!

Reviewed By GE - Toronto | Traveled to
I have been using Rosemary for about 10 years. She came highly recommended by a trustworthy friend and she has never let me down. I can get a quote, request additional information, find a tour and book everything necessary for a big trip. She is amazing! I have recommended and will continue to recommend Rosemary too all of my friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 44 people found this review helpful
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A joy to work with Rosemary

Reviewed By Pat - Oakville, ON | Traveled to
Rosemary offered many suggestions and tips on how to get the most out of our vacation. She took time with us to answer our questions and we weren't rushed to make decisions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 47 people found this review helpful
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I would not plan a trip without her!

Reviewed By E.M.B. - Maple, Ontario | Traveled to
Rosemary has years of experience and she has been helping me plan my trips for over 10 years. She is very knowledgeable about destinations and tour operators (tours, cruises, etc.). She is a great problem solver if you encounter any hiccups. And she is always there to answer your questions - no matter how trivial they may be. I do all my trip planning with Rosemary over the phone and via email. I would not plan a trip without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 51 people found this review helpful
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Very responsive to your needs and requirements and very easy to work with

Reviewed By Budd - Charlottetown PEI | Traveled to
Rosemary has worked with myself and my wife for many years and has been instrumental in organizing a number of cruises, and hotel arrangements surrounding the cruise itself. She has been very responsive to our interests and has made several great suggestions that has made our cruising life significantly better. I cannot think of anyone I would have organize a cruise other than Rosemary. Very knowledgable. A pleasure to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 45 people found this review helpful
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