Lucy Jones, owner of L J Cruise Vacation has been involved in travel for over 26 years. Prior to opening her own cruise agency, Lucy organized bus trips, group picnics for her block association and church, and she started the first employee association of her former job as a banker where, as President of this association for 5 years she promoted team spirit, unity and outside-of-office employee intermingling by sponsoring ski trips, family picnics, casino trips and cruises.
Lucy also resided abroad for 10 years, where she was fortunate enough to experience the world of travel and the excitement of visiting other countries. During this period she spent time in London, Paris, Spain, Germany and later took extensive travels in the Caribbean - so her knowledge is first hand for many issues that you might face while visiting other countries.
While accompanying a group on an Alaska cruise and tour, she underwent a travel nightmare that prompted her to become schooled in the Travel Agency business. At Vancouver Airport, the group was advised by the airline that half of the group would have to be on Stand-by. The company offered a free flight, an all expenses paid night in a hotel and a credit voucher for a future flight to those who were inconvenienced by this event. Lucy thanked the agents but advised them that under no circumstances would she leave her group, and said that “we would all have to be on same plane home as stated on our tickets, since my job ended only when everyone arrived at the NY airport and safely in their respective ground transportation.” After that the group was successfully returned together by the company.
After attending Travel Agent school, she opened L J Cruise Vacation in 1999 and began to specialize in Cruises. Having travelled on over 30 cruises, she's absolutely certain that it is the most economical way to travel and see the world, while having a great time:
As Lucy puts it:
“On an average 7 day cruise you would have the chance to visit at lest 3 different Countries/Islands, while only having to unpack and re-pack at the beginning and end of the journey. And a pre- or post-cruise land stay would be the perfect opportunity to explore your favorite place for a few extra days.”
“Cruises can be for singles, couples, families, family reunions, a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings on the ship or stop and have the ceremony on land and continue the honeymoon on your cruise. Cruises can also be the most effective way to have a successful fund-raiser, or business meetings, or offered as sales incentives. There are a thousand different reasons to take a cruise – all of them good – so plan well with L J Cruise Vacation. We are here 24 hours a day…. and waiting for your call. Remember our motto:
We make your dream vacation a wonderful reality.