Darci Upham, MCC & Associates
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(910) 270-6228
Hampstead, NC - (866)281-3113
  MEET DARCI'S DREAM TEAM!  
 

 

Welcome to our dynamic CruiseOne team! We are a team of diverse travel agents who share an incredible wealth of travel experience and knowledge. While our specialties vary from cruises to Disney to honeymoons to all-inclusive resorts, what we all have in common is our passion for travel, and our passion for helping people plan a perfect vacation. I am happy to introduce this fabulous team to you. I am confident that any one of these agents will exceed your expectations.

 

 


Meet the Owner


 

Darci Upham

They say if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. Back in 2006 I decided to follow that advice and started my CruiseOne business. I still love what I do every single day. It is an honor to be a part of some of the best moments of my clients’ lives. My love of travel began with cruising, so I started my business as a cruise specialist. I do still love cruising, and I can help clients navigate all of the options, from intimate river cruises to the giant ships that are like floating cities, to everything in between. Over the years my travel obsession has grown and expanded to all kinds of travel. I have the knowledge and experience to help clients with all-inclusive resorts, group tours, private custom tours, African safaris, and just about any trip that you dream about. Reach out to me or anyone on my team. We cannot wait to get started planning your dream vacation!

Contact Darci:
dupham@cruiseone.com
910-270-6228

 


Meet the Associates


  

Kate Jensen

With over 20 years in the travel industry, I have become addicted to travel and cruising. In today’s cruise industry there is an option for everyone from small luxury vessels to the newest mega ships. Choose between river cruising, adventure cruising, and beautiful clipper ships. My years of experience have taught me the value of providing the highest level of customer service not available on the internet or through a call center. I hold specialist designations from many of the cruise lines as well as regularly attending seminars. I have achieved my Elite Cruise Counselor accreditation from the Cruise Lines International Association. My goal is to match my clients with the right ship, right itinerary, and for the right price. In addition, I am dedicated to providing excellent service and accurate information in a professional and timely manner. I was born in New Orleans and have lived in Memphis, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Raleigh, Sacramento moving with my husband’s career. I settled in Myrtle Beach in 2005. After 25 years in the newspaper business, I joined the travel industry and sold everything from airline tickets to luxury cruise liners. I decided to specialize in cruises after the events of 9/11 which led me to CruiseOne. I am = dedicated to providing excellent service both pre and post cruise and my honesty and integrity are obvious with a client base of mostly repeat and referral clients.

Contact Kate:
k.jensen@cruiseone.com
843-665-5158

Vanessa Smith

As a young mother of two, I love to find new fun experiences for the whole family. With my experience living as a single income family, I also find ways to do this all on a budget without minimizing the experience. This is where my professional background comes into play. Between working in Public Relations for 10 years and being a military spouse I have gained invaluable experience in the business world. My hope is... that I can use my expertise to help create long-lasting memories for you and your loved ones. There is no trip I can not help you plan. I am available to book anything from family vacations to honeymoons. The best part is that I am doing this all for you and NO FEE! Don’t wait, there is no time like the present to book your next vacation!

Contact Vanessa:
vm.smith@cruiseone.com
913-217-3658

Mary Klein

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do...Explore. Dream. Discover.”? Mark Twain Some of my best memories as a child were our family vacations, we didn’t always go very far, but it was those times spent together that I will remember so fondly. When I became a parent I wanted to create the moments they will never forget. Let me help you create your memories of a lifetime. I can book family vacations, groups, singles, and the perfect honeymoon trip. Now...some of the Top Reasons why you should use a travel agent: You don’t have to pay me a fee. You talk to the same agent every time you call, no waiting on hold on an 800 service. I can "watch" trip prices for you. If the price goes down you get the lower price. Your time is valuable, let me do the research and match you with the vacation you actually want. I know the market and will listen to what you really want. And the most important reason...drum roll, please...Travel Agents are AWESOME: they have one thing in common, they are passionate about sharing the world with you. Take advantage of our service.

Contact Mary:
m.klein@cruiseone.com
516-220-3817

Jaclyn P. Worthington

My passion for travel started in the womb....just kidding but it might as well have because my parents would always pack us up and head out for spur of the moment vacations! With both my parents working long hour weeks, it was so important to them for us to have family time together as much as possible, whether it was a long weekend or a vacation for a couple of weeks it was OUR time and some of my most favorite memories to date. Our family vacation tradition was every Christmas we would go to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios! And now Christmas never feels the same unless I’m in one of those places because that’s the only Christmas I know! As I got older and established my own life I was able to travel even more getting to experience some of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean and the United States continuing to grow my LOVE for this industry. Being able to see destinations in this big beautiful world we live in AND help my clients book and plan their vacations for them and their families gives me some of the greatest satisfaction in my life! I’m a certified specialist for many companies such as Disney, Sandals, Amresorts, etc. and continue to keep learning so that my clients have the absolute best experiences. No matter what vacation you choose from a cruise, all inclusive, or world tour I promise to make it the best experience and most memorable vacation every single time!

Contact Jacyln:
j.pellitteri@cruiseone.com
845-238-6809

Sammie Proulx

My passion for travel began after taking my first cruise at the age of nine. Since then I have traveled to Ireland, and many beautiful Caribbean destinations on a variety of cruise lines, but each trip leaves me wanting to discover more countries, ports, and ships. After two different career paths and many years of traveling, I finally realized a career in the travel industry is my calling. I will help you plan a vacation filled with memories of a lifetime by sharing my love for travel and my passion for exploring the world. Whether it’s a trip to Disney, a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea, an all-inclusive resort on a Caribbean island, a destination wedding and everything in between, you can count on me to handle all of the details so your vacation is worry-free. I will be there every step of the way, and my services are completely free to you! Don’t keep imagining what your perfect vacation would be, call or email me today, let’s start planning!

Contact Sammie:
s.proulx@cruiseone.com
910-821-9118

Cathy Poplaski

Traveling has always been something that I love to do. I enjoy seeing new places and exploring what makes them unique. I’ve traveled to Canada, Sandals Resort in Jamaica as well as several Caribbean islands. I’ve done cruises as well as all-inclusive resorts. Each trip leaves me looking forward to the next one. I’d love to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! I’ll handle everything from pre and post hotel stays, transfers, flights, and shore excursions/tours so you can relax. Call me today to start planning your vacation getaway!

Contact Cathy:
c.popaski@cruiseone.com
910-686-4448

Natalie Bellezza

My earliest memories traveling with my family as a four-year-old to South America began a lifelong passion and a desire to see as much of the world as possible. Along with my travels early in life to destinations such as Turkey, Spain, Aruba, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, I continue to make memories with my family with vacations to Italy, Ireland, Canada, Ecuador, Disney World, Las Vegas, and New York City. Whether you travel solo, as a family, or with a group, I look forward to helping you with planning a vacation that will create memories to last a lifetime!

Contact Natalie:
n.bellezzea@cruiseone.com
910-297-0881

Teresa Moore

Do you know when you say "when I grow up, I’m going to do this"? Well, I’ve finally grown up and excited to get started as a travel specialist! I have always loved traveling and have been blessed to have gone on some awesome trips with my husband through our business. We also love to travel with our family. We have been to London, Paris, Ireland, Hawaii and lots of other places in the US. We enjoy land vacations, cruises, theme parks...you name it! I worked in the insurance industry for almost 15 years and then started working with my husband in our HVAC business while being able to stay home with our children. I have 3 children - ages 31, 22 and 17. My youngest will be graduating high school next year. We sold our business last year and I was searching for what I wanted to do "when I grow up". I wanted something I enjoyed and was passionate about and not just another job. Travel just kept coming up on my list. I have known Darci for years and decided to ask about joining her team. I’ve always enjoyed helping others plan their vacation. I am also a "family planner". I am ready for this journey in this next stage of my life! I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation and making memories for you and your family and friends. There is just something special about discovering new things together! Where shall we go next? I’ll be happy to help you plan it from beginning to end!

Contact Teresa:
t.moore@cruiseone.com
910-443-3077

 
     
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