SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE… (yes, we too are consumers!!) As consumers ourselves, we are keenly aware of the importance of superior customer service. We pride ourselves in having unsurpassed service and would be happy to demonstrate that to you!
EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE… (yes, practice makes perfect!!) Education and experience are of utmost importance when choosing a travel consultant... whether planning a personal vacation or a corporate calendar, you need to feel confident that you are working with an experienced and professional travel planner. We are extremely cognizant of the importance of continuing education in this fast paced, ever changing business. Our staff has the product knowledge and experience required to successfully assist you.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION… (no we're not realtors!!) Our home is Marathon, Florida…in the 'Heart of the Florida Keys' located just south of the world's two major cruise ports, Port of Miami and Port Everglades. With this proximity and ease of access we are afforded the unique opportunity of personally experiencing many of the finest ships in the cruise industry today.
OUR GOAL FOR SUCCESS... It is our feeling that the foundation of a good business relationship is service… the trademark for our success.
Our courtesy, sincerity and willingness to go that extra step makes our customer service unsurpassed. Our relationship with Ensemble Travel Network provides us with a competitive edge. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff naturally develops the “perfect product fit” for a seamless and memorable travel experience.
OUR DESIRE: That your experience dealing with our agency results in:
Sea The World Cruises & Tours has been in operation since 1997.
While we have been actively working as travel advisers for a combined total of over 40 years, it was after working for other agency owners that we felt we had a pretty good idea of what was necessary to make a successful travel agency.... that's when we decided to open our own! It was during one of the most lucrative periods in US history…the stock market was raging, the boomers were spending, Silicon Valley was fertile. But as we know times change, our industry changed and in order to be a successful business we had to change too! We have weathered the Internet, 911, SARS, Commission Cuts and War…all the while continuing to provide personal and quality travel planning services to our clients.
As members of the international travel consortium, Ensemble Travel Group, we are competitive, if not ahead of the crowd, and are able to offer our clients the "creme de la creme" of travel experiences. From unique boutique hotels, exclusive hosted cruises, to private villas and vacation homes, we are prepared to provide you with the best travel selections.
We think we did have the right idea and would love for you to decide for yourself!
Lani Goldthorpe, CTC
Owner & Certified Travel Consultant
My career in travel began in 1977. As an agent in New Jersey, my primary focus was corporate travel. Those years of experience certainly allowed me to hone my computer skills and refine my inherent attention to detail…however, the order taking, so common in corporate travel was not exactly what I was looking for in a career. A move to Florida introduced me to a different type of travel and client…The leisure traveler … where travel is by choice and personal design. I realized quickly the type of travel planning I truly enjoyed was the leisure style vacation. Having the opportunity to develop a personal rapport with my clients while researching and creating a great vacation, is truly a rewarding experience. Over the years I have completed courses of study and earned such industry designations as, CTC (certified travel consultant) and DS (destination specialist) for Australia & New Zealand and the Caribbean. With the knowledge gained during my studies and years of experience, I have enjoyed customizing thousands of memorable vacations for my clients.
Debbie Hegland, CTA
Certified Travel Associate
My introduction to the travel industry began in 1986, just as cruising was emerging as an economically viable vacation option. Until then it was primarily the "rich and famous" who enjoyed the benefits of cruising.…today cruising is a true vacation choice for everyone!
I began my career in this segment of the travel industry and have continued with this focus over the last 29 years.
The constant changes in the cruise marketplace of today make this an exciting and rewarding area of travel. Specializing in luxury, small ship and river cruising, my goal is to help my clients discover the cruise option that best fits their lifestyle. From the all inclusive cruise product to those which allow one to pay for what they use... there are a multitude of options just waiting to be experienced!
Multi generational family travel, both by land and sea, has become a very popular way to renew bonds and make memories of a lifetime.
Living in the Florida Keys, just south of Miami, has enabled me to inspect and/or sail on many of the ships departing South Florida. It is these hands-on experiences and the experiences shared by others that help me, help you!