Reviews & Testimonials for Vacations by Stacy
I realize that each person and each holiday, romantic escape or destination wedding is unique and in some cases once in a lifetime. I focus on what you individually need to make your vacation getaway a perfect and one that will live on in your memories . I efficiently manage all of the travel planning chores, meaning you’re on vacation” even before departing. You do the dreaming, I take care of the details!
“WOW what a wealth of information she is!”
We booked a trip to Punta Cana pre-covid and of course had to postpone. Stacy was awesome with this and kept us up to date on everything that became available offering upgrades etc while we made a decision on a date. We finally decided to go at the same time but this year at the end of October for my birthday. I became a little reluctant again but Stacy took the time to go over everything with me to calm my fears. We did change hotels at her suggestion to the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana at almost the same price as our other hotel. We went and sat down with her before the trip and WOW what a wealth of information she is. She provided all kinds of tips and gave us some goodies to help us enjoy our trip even more.
The flight was non stop and went off without a hitch. All our flights left and arrived on time. We made our way to the discova counter and they stayed with us and got us our private transport quickly. The 2 of us in a limo bus was rather nice LOL.
The hotel was all that and more. We didn’t get to the hotel until after 3pm and managed to get the $50. credit to the room. The rooms were clean and freshened daily and even a turn down service at night usually while we were at the shows. And our view was nothing short of spectacular. The first night we met our Butler Raphael Mendez who took us up to our room and went over a lot of information with us. He was amazing and made our trip even more special. I can not say enough great things about him. Catered to every need there was nothing too small or big this man wasn’t willing to do to make our trip even more amazing. A complimentary chartutery board with meats and cheeses and a bottle of wine. I mentioned I don’t eat cheese and Raph asked what I like. I mentioned fruit. The next night we had a different board with fruits and a bottle of champagne. He even made sure to place a Happy Birthday banner across the room of our door.
The food did not disappoint, Every restaurant was awesome but we especially enjoyed the Tempest table and Noodle and Thread. They were our favorites. Breakfast at The Pier and lunch at El Mercado or again The Pier were so good. I think I gained 10 lbs but it was worth it! We also sprung for massages at the spa and OH WOW! It was better than any massage I have had state side ever. If your considering a trip I highly recommend Stacy, and if your headed to Punta Cana I wouldn’t go anywhere other that Zilara. Yes they are both that GREAT!
“A VERY satisfied customer year after year since 2014”
The Moorestown Theater Company has been a VERY satisfied customer year after year since 2014 of Vacations By Stacy and its wonderfully creative owner, Stacy Coggan! MTC has used VBS as our on-site travel professional every year since 2014 for our annual trip to the National Jr. Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA. After we dealt with all of the travel details ourselves for our first trip, we gladly took Stacy up on her great suggestion for her to plan and execute ALL of the travel details (i.e., airfare, ground transportation, hotels, group meals, team events, etc.) as our paid travel guru! Not only does she handle all of the planning leading up to our trip, but she travels to Atlanta ahead of us to make sure that everything is ready when we arrive. We give her a ‘standing ovation’ every year for her efforts on behalf of MTC, and we wouldn’t go on a trip like this without Vacations By Stacy and Stacy Coggan!
If your organization is looking for a company to plan and escort group travel… Look no further! Vacations By Stacy is the BEST!
“Stacy was spot on!”
Just returned from our third vacation we booked with Stacy. Like the previous two she was spot on with her description of the destination and resort. Nobody is more knowledgeable of locations than her so when we leave we always feel prepared, safe, and ahead of the curve. I love when other vacationers ask us how did you know to do that or bring that, which shows us the value of booking with Stacy.
“Stacy is the absolute best to work with!”
She takes the time to really understand what you want to get out of a vacation and provides so many options, while never pushing you into anything. She is extremely well-travelled, so she is able to provide tons of insight into countless locations and resorts. I booked a trip to Mexico through her and my experience was nothing short of spectacular. I will never think of planning a vacation on the Pricelines and Expedias of the world again. Why do that when you can have a real, live person tailoring your interests preferences into the perfect vacation? Professional, personable and extremely responsive.
“Our amazing river cruise!”
Stacy thank you for the amazing river cruise you booked for my daughter & I “Dashing down the Danube”. Visiting the countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary was a trip of a lifetime. The UniWorld river cruise was fantastic! The history of the floods of Passau Germany, the Christmas festival in Munich, celebrating New Years in Vienna Austria are all things we’ll remember & cherish forever. I will definitely book one again with you for another European excursion. Thank you as always for the awesome trip!
Stacy is a true travel professional… from start to finish!”
The Junior Theater Festival is an enormous yearly event in Atlanta, Georgia, yet Stacy manages to navigate it with ease for her large group of talented travelers from New Jersey. Having been both a parent attending the event with my son and an assistant helping with minor details, I know from personal experience how much time and effort Stacy puts into planning the perfect experience for children and parents alike, beginning months before the event takes place.
She takes care of all the travel arrangements – airfare, transportation, and hotel reservations, which are organized with painstaking attention to detail and everyone’s wishes and needs in mind. Delicious group meals are planned throughout the entire event for everyone – from breakfast buffets in the hotel lobby served a la “Vacations By Stacy” style, to lunch deliveries from popular and favorite places, to multi-course restaurant dinners in private rooms reserved just for the group.
Because Stacy has such a wealth of experience in event planning, she has solutions at the ready for any and all unexpected surprises. When traveling with a large group to an enormous event like JTF, it is very beneficial to have an expert like Stacy to take care of all your travel needs.
And then there are the extra special touches, such as care packages personally delivered to each hotel room filled with snacks and beverages… plus evening gatherings in the hotel lobby for adults to socialize while the children are safely participating in festival activities. Stacy truly makes JTF an event to remember.
It is often difficult to please everyone, especially where children are concerned, but everyone who travels to JTF with “Vacations By Stacy” leaves the event with a fulfilling weekend experience, not only because of the performances in which the children participated but because they were well taken care of from “curtain up” to “curtain down!” I truly hope that Stacy will get to perform an “encore” there again in better years to come.
“Outstanding travel arrangement services!”
I want to thank you. Our group had the best time at the Majestic Mirage, Punta Cana July 2018 for my husband Dennis’s 50th Birthday celebration. Upon our arrival the huge welcoming sign for our group was so impressive and made Dennis and the group feel like VIPs. Your coordination with resort staff made our stay very special from the private transportation, extra big suite for the birthday guy, and the recommended boat excursion the Sabina Del Mar was awesome with excellent, drinks, food and entertainment.
Everyone truly felt that you did a great job to ensure that our vacation celebration trip was very enjoyable.
“The wedding was everything we dreamed of!”
We can’t thank you enough for all you did to make our destination wedding at Dreams – Punta Cana such an amazing success! You not only helped us choose a destination, but also arranged travel for our guests and helped us plan all of the group and wedding activities. You thought about things that we would have never come up with on our own. Your attention to detail and organization were remarkable. All of our guests were happy and the wedding was everything we dreamed of – and more! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We could never have done this without you!
“We couldn’t have asked for a better travel agent!”
My husband and I booked our honeymoon to Jamaica (on really short notice). Stacy is on top of all the details and her experience guides you through the entire planning process. She’s a superstar and we can’t wait to book a European trip soon. Thank you again!
“Wow! You are definitely in the right career!”
Big thank you to Stacy Coggan for again organizing another fabulous trip from start to finish. Everything was amazing because you are a great friend and an incredible travel agent! You gave the best advice about where to travel and what to do and most importantly – organized everything for me! Thank you so much from me and Steve R.”
“You totally hit the nail on the head!”
When you recommended the Disney Cruise for me and my family! It was absolutely perfect for all ages. Our days were filled with fun and our nights wrapped up when we needed them to. Thanks again for so much personal attention and the time you spent with us to make sure we had everything we needed. You even took time away from your own vacation to handle last-minute details for us and we truly appreciate it!
“Best Travel Agent I’ve ever worked with!”
You kept us on point and were so extremely organized. Thank you for making our trip to Disney so special and personal for our group. Some friends have asked me about our trip and I will be passing your contact info on to them! Can’t wait to do it again!
“Thank You for a wonderful trip!”
You exceeded our expectations when it came to customer service and on-site management. We received great reviews from many happy parents! You made their performance trip to Disney a memorable experience for all the dancers and their families. I will be sure to recommend you to other traveling groups.
“One of the smartest things we ever did!”
Working with Stacy for our wedding was one of the smartest things we ever did. Her professionalism and organization was second to none when it came to everything happening seamlessly and keeping our very special day and trip stress free and beyond special. We had several guests who all plan on using Stacy in the future for vacations because of what an amazing job she did with everything.
I would highly recommended utilizing Stacy for any destination weddings or vacations if you want everything to go off without a hitch. We had almost 90 guests for our destination wedding and for Stacy to make it all go as smoothly as it did and make sure all our guests had no issues with their stay is a testament to her thoroughness and how much she is on top of everything at all times. If you have big vacations or destination weddings that you need help with, it would be foolish to not get Stacy’s help with what an incredible job she and her team do.
“Stacy 100 Thanks yous for a job well done!”
Such a great time was had by everyone on the Men’s Night Out Cruise to Cozumel! You & Your staff wnet over and above to ensure a great time and a lasting camaraderie! I can’t wait until next year. :)
“Stacy’s ability to plan the details of vacations is second to none!”
She pays attention to every detail of the vacation, which started with Stacy getting to know us and what we wanted from our precious time off. We recently went on a cruise that Stacy planned, and she arranged for everything from excellent stateroom accommodations to prime dinner seating to great excursions. She researched all aspects of the vacation before making recommendations to us, and gave us many options to choose from. I would highly recommend using Stacy for all travel planning needs, as you will not be disappointed.
We were long over do for a much needed vacation when we got the email from Stacy. Great cruise at a great price. We are not good planners so this was perfect. Stacy did it all. She sent email reminders of payment dates, when to start planning our excursions and even researched the hotels and activities around the port so vacation started the minute we arrived!! She is already working on our next vacation!
“You are part of our every vacation from now on!”
We want to thank you for making our vacation such a pleasant experience. We thought that trying to get a group our friends together was going to be something of an impossible task. Not only did you take care of the date, the financial comfort that we all could agree on, but the personal touch that you put in to this incredible cruise was so impressive. Every detail was planned for us so that we knew what to expect and we never felt rushed and got to do so many of the excursions. You researched and made sure what was worth doing and seeing. On a cruise you really need an agent that knows how to plan ahead and get the right excursion for you. They can be very expensive and can take away precious time. The best part is how you had all our cabins right next to and across from each other. We are glad that we picked you and now you are part of our every vacation from now on.
“Awesome family vacation at Disney World!”
Stacy, thank you for booking our awesome family vacation at Disney World! The Coronado Springs resort was awesome with great water slide at pool for kids. Having the matrix of special events at each park was very helpful. We saw the Illusions display at Epcot and the Electric Parade at Disney with fireworks for both and loved it. The Deluxe meal plan was definitely the way to go as it gave the most flexibility for sit down or take-out meals, we saw others having issues with their plans so yours was a great recommendation. Great trip and great savings you provided, thanks again for your organization!
“Stacy took all of our lifestyles into consideration!”
Over the summer Stacy planned a group vacation for a bunch of friends. There were a lot of families going with different ages of children. I happened to be one of the families going that didn’t have children. Stacy took all of our lifestyles into consideration. What really made this vacation was the perfect blend of “kid fun” and “adult fun”, although the two often overlapped. It was easy to see that both the children and the adults had a blast and were sad to see the week come to an end. I currently have Stacy looking into a trip to Cabo San Lucas this summer and another to Las Vegas in the fall. I am confident she will handle everything flawlessly for each trip.
“She is a great travel consultant!”
We had a wonderful experience on a Royal Caribbean cruise that was planned by Stacy. She was very detailed in what we were to pack, bring, wear, expect and true to form everything was perfect. The excursions that were planned were great and the whole vacation was terrific. Because of her experience in cruising, we knew what to expect from the flight, the transportation, and the accommodations. We will definitely use her services again in the future.
“I can honestly say I was a skeptic!”
Thank you, Stacy, for planning a delightful family vacation. A friend referred me to you, and I can honestly say I was a skeptic. I usually spend countless hours researching for the bigger and better deal, but you definitely found it for us! We enjoyed luxurious accommodations for a fraction of what we were intending to pay. Everything blew away our expectations. We will be back to capitalize on your expertise again.
“Stacy, thanks for making our first family cruise a fun trip!!”
The snorkeling excursion at Grand Cayman was fabulous and snorkeling with the stingrays was something we’ll remember forever! It was a great first cruise with Norwegian and the food & shows were fantastic. And what a special treat that you informed the cruise line that we were celebrating my husband’s 45th birthday. They had a cake for him on the night of his birthday. What a nice surprise. We’ll definitely come back and book our next cruise with you and appreciated the great suggestions!