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Stephen Scott

Chicago, Illinois Travel Agent

Cruising

I have been in the cruise industry since 2009.

In addition to being a Travel Advisor, I am also a repeat guest on CGTN America as a cruise expert. CGTN is broadcast globally to over 100 English Speaking countries and domestically on Dish Network. 

After five years at Royal Caribbean International, I understand cruising and all that it can be. I know what each of the lines has to offer. Having seen the differences between consumers who book directly and those who come through travel agents, I am aware of the many ways a travel agent should add value.

As a cruise expert, I provide high touch and efficient planning so you can select among tailored options that are suited to your taste and budget and will meet and exceed your expectations. 

One misperception I’d like to dispel is the belief that you pay more when you book through an agent. In fact, just the opposite is true. Through Protravel International’s affiliation with Virtuoso, I can provide a selection of complimentary amenities on most cruise lines. These might be anything from a category upgrade to free Wi-Fi or a shipboard credit good for spa treatments or excursions.

Many people come to me with a specific request based on what they’ve seen on television, a brochure they received in the mail, or what a co-worker said. These all play up aspects of what a cruise can be, but can be very misleading and different from the reality of what you will experience. Often, another line will meet your expectations and dreams far better than the you first request.

Here’s an example. A client called me to book a family reunion with Carnival Cruises. We talked about who would be traveling and which lines they liked. Many had cruised with Silversea and Celebrity, more upscale lines. My client had only been on a single three-night cruise, so her understanding was limited and she didn’t realize that she was planning a trip for people who understood the luxury side of cruising. I was able to find them a better quality cruise with a line that allowed the more upscale-oriented family members to book suites while budget-oriented members of the party could still find affordable cabins and everyone was happy.

Cruising means different things to different people. For example, on upscale lines such as Ponant Cruises, you might be one of only 260 passengers. You won’t find Broadway-style shows or a laser tag center; instead, you’ll have high-touch, French-style service, access to ports that larger ships can’t visit from Antarctica to the Arctic and everywhere in between. 

On the other hand, to many people, cruising brings to mind visions of a floating resort where you can enjoy a wide array of dining, entertainment, nightlife and spa, and wellness facilities as you travel from place to place. These usually include a casino, kids club and on-board adventures from go-kart racing and climbing walls to virtual-reality games.

Sorting through all the options to find the one that suits your needs for a particular trip and then finding the best deal can be a daunting task. I can cut through the sales pitches and help you get the experience you want at a better price than you would get on your own. Plus, once I know what you are looking for, I can alert you whenever I see special promotions so you can take advantage of them. With an expert on your side, you’ll find navigating the myriad options of cruising is a breeze. 

If you would like to learn more about my cruise offerings please visit my website at www.travelhub365.net and we look forward to hearing from you soon! 

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Reviews

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

The ultimate trip

Reviewed By Genie - Vero beach | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Exceptional
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for trusting us to handle your travel, and for taking the time to give a review. Safe Travels!
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8 of 12 people found this review helpful

Most unique & entertaining concert event ever!!

Reviewed By Trey - Birmingham | Traveled to Tennessee ~ USA
Stephen Scott was immediately responsive, professional, and delivered exactly was I was looking for in a unique and special event.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
I'm glad you had an amazing time. Thank you for using us to book that trip. Safe travels!
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8 of 13 people found this review helpful

first time to Colombia!

Reviewed By Single woman traveling through Colombia - New York, New York | Traveled to Cartagena ~ Colombia ~ South America
Stephen is very efficient and has a good understanding of his industry. He has traveled to many places and has great recommendations and deals too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for trusting us with your travels. We can't wait to see where you travel to next!
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful

Great first impression

Reviewed By Nautical - Newton, MA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Stephen was very professional, helpful and informative. I met him and at a local travel show and booked my cruise the following day at the show.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you Robin. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. Have a great cruise, and we look forward to speaking with you upon your return. Safe travels.
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8 of 15 people found this review helpful

The best trip of our lives.

Reviewed By AW - San Antonio | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Stephen is very professional, patient and understanding. We have fourteen people in our large group. Any time we have questions about our trip or want to make changes on our trip . He does immediately without any problem. I will recommended him to all of my friends and family. We all like him and impressed about his professionalism.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you so much for trusting us with your group trip. It was truly a pleasure.
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7 of 13 people found this review helpful

He is a Keeper

Reviewed By Pat H - NEW YORK,NY | Traveled to Europe
Very pro-active! Always quick to respond,will find you the best deal. Very detailed orientated about cruises. Will match a trip that works for you and just not to fill a sales quota
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for your feedback, and for trusting us to support your travels.
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8 of 16 people found this review helpful

Unforgettable trip in Mediterranean area!

Reviewed By Happy Altogether - Taipei Taiwan | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Mr. Scott is courteous , knowledgeable and efficient.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you so much, and I'm thrilled that your trip went well. Have a wonderful year.
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

looking forward

Reviewed By Robin - SUTTON, MA | Traveled to Mexico
It is a pleasure working with Steven Scott. We have not gone on any of the trips yet but we had an easy time making the arrangements
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for the feedback Robin. We hope you have a wonderful trip.
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

On Point with our travel needs

Reviewed By Angelina - Singapore | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant agent to deal with
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for trusting us with your travel needs. Have a great trip!
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Pursuit of Excellence

Reviewed By Dave D - Davie, FL | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Stephen is a great professional who always puts the customer first. He is relentless in assisting. Late at night or early AM
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you Dave. We appreciate your business. Safe travels
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

Excellent first time cruise

Reviewed By Caribbean - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Mexicali ~ Mexico ~ Mexico
Wonderful
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for choosing me to book your cruise. Have a wonderful time!
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

A fabulous vacation

Reviewed By Treated like family - Chicago Illinois | Traveled to Europe
Stephen has always provided my family the best knowledgeable service. He is always available to answer our questions and work with us to make the best plans!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for the feedback. We enjoy working with you and your family on your travels.
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Retired

Reviewed By Dan - Fort Myers | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Stephen was great. Very responsive. Very profressional.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you for the feedback Dan. I'm glad you had a great family trip. Have a wonderful year.
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1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Delivers dreams, makes hopes and wishes happen

Reviewed By jww - York, PA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Responsive, conscientious. the answer is always 'Yes' and then delivers
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Stephen Scott responded:
Thank you so much for the review. I appreciate it, and look forward to hearing all about this year's trip.
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