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Get To Know Us…Our Team

We want you to get to know us. Feel free to call us anytime and talk to the people listed here. We’re happy to help and look forward to getting to know you.

Mary Ann Smith

Mary Ann Smith brings 35 years of well-rounded travel experience to our staff.  She has cruised on Carnival, NCL, RCCL, Holland, Celebrity and more. Her land travel includes: six trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean Islands, Disney, Florida, five trips to London, Paris, Amsterdam,  2 visits to Alaska, Italy and throughout the U.S. Her favorite travel experience was spending two weeks in Italy. She enjoys gardening, horseback riding, camping and cooking when not in the office.

Mary Ann’s dream vacation: 2 weeks in Tahiti and visiting the Great Wall in China.


Jill Baker
Jill Baker began working with us in 1993 in the Mr. Las Vegas department and now specializes in Cruise Travel.  She cruises regularly and became a full time cruise planner in 1998.  She has cruised on more than 20 ships to the the Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska and Europe.  Alaska is her most recent passion and she has been there 4 times in the last 3 years.  Jill and her husband Kerry have hosted 5 of their own groups to these various designations around the worlds.  The folks who go have always appreciated the lifetime experiences that Jill has crafted for her guests. Most of them repeat to wherever they cruise next!  She has also traveled to Ireland and throughout the United States.  When she’s not working she enjoys golf, bowling and playing with her grandchildren.

Jill’s dream vacation: Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti. Since she and her husband are avid golfers, they would love to play a couple of rounds in the South Pacific!

Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez has been in the business for 12years and loves it!  She enjoys assisting people in choosing the destination that is right for them.  Jennifer also loves to travel herself and has been to Hawaii, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Cancun, Acapulco, Cozumel and Disney (countless times).  She has also cruised all over the Caribbean with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Disney.  Jennifer has also sailed on Celebrity Cruise Lines to Alaska!  When not planning your next vacation Jennifer enjoys relaxing with a good movie and friends.  She is considered an authority with her knowledge of all-Inclusive resorts and Hawaii. She is also a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon specialist.

Jennifer’s dream vacation: A 3 month vacation throughout Europe, including most of Italy, particularly the Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Amsterdam, Paris, Monte Carlo and London.

Kim Nelson
Kim Nelsonhas been a cruise specialist for more than 10 years selling anything from 2-day cruises to nowhere to full world cruises.  She has worked extensively with Regent, Silverseas, Crystal,  Oceania and Seabourn in addition river cruises on Viking and Uniworld.  Her own personal travels include Caribbean cruises and she says that she has been lucky enough to have visited  every state in the Continental United States.

Kim’s dream trip is to explore both Hawaii and Alaska.

Lori McLane
Lori McLane came to us with more than 20 years experience in the industry.  Lori’s background includes corporate, Vegas, all-inclusive vacation planning, and, of course, cruises.  A few years ago she made the move from front line agent to administrative assistant where she is extremely valued by the team.  She is our Clientbase Plus expert and heads up the invoicing as well as many other administrative tasks.  When not in the office, Lori loves gardening, crafting, building and boating.

Lori’s Dream Vacation is: somewhere like Tahiti or Fiji, sleeping in a gorgeous tree house, beautiful beach, delicious authentic food, icy daiquiris and margarita’s, calypso music playing, lots of sunshine, not a lot of people but in an area where restaurants and stores are convenient.

Carol Pokropowicz
Carol Pokropowicz came to us with more than 20 years experience in administrative work.  Carol compliments Lori’s schedule to create a full time administrative position and her focus includes document review, assisting with invoicing, phones, filing, organizing, ordering and organizing of brochures and office supplies.  While not in the office Carol enjoys spending time with her family and going to the movies as often as she can.  Carol and her husband spent their last anniversary touring through Italy for nearly two weeks!  E-Mail carol@justcruises.com.

Carol’s dream trip is: an extended cruise and tour throughout Europe, including Italy!

Marilyn DeLiso
Marilyn DeLiso is a cruise specialist who also handles land based vacations. Her more than 40 yrs sales experience combines wonderfully with her 70+ cruises to help you find the trip with the best value.   Marilyn has sailed to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Canada-New England, Bermuda, South America, Russia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the Med.  This fall she will be cruising to Greece and Egypt.  She is a group specialist and organizes Senior Class cruises for families over Easter break.
She continues her travel education and is a certified specialist with the following cruise/tour companies: Crystal, Holland America, Disney Cruise, Disneyworld, Princess, Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, and Sandals, and MLT/NWWV.  Marilyn would love to show you how you can cruise for FREE.

Marilyn’s dream trip is a World Cruise.  After attending a Holland America World Cruise presentation 10 years ago, I’ve been ready to go.  To be able to see the world, places I would never visit on a regular vacation, and be able to come back to my own bed, no packing and unpacking, food I know I would like, and a new port most everyday – I do not think it could get any better than that.

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