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Mike Kempinski

Fabulous Agent

By: streak- Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

We have used Mike as our only travel agent for years – even before he started his own agency and climbed the ranks to Virtuoso, where he belongs. He always gets us exactly what we need and want. Put simply, we are friends.



By: Tom Flynn- Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

Mike is a great person to work with. He’s very knowledgeable and shares it with his clients.


Amsterdam to Basil river cruise

By: South Beach- Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

It is always a pleasure to work with Michael. He is knowledgable and personable. Since he has traveled extensively, he does more than read a computer screen.


Best of the Best!

By: B-17G- Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019

Mike is always available and he always does his very best for us. He is the BEST travel agent I have ever had!


Down Under

By: Stardust- Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2019

The best! Such an experienced person and a pleasure to plan a trip with


An excellent travel agent

By: – Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Mike is easy to work with. He responds quickly o phone calls and e mails. I have recommended him to others.



By: cuddles115- Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

Mike was excellent in all respects. He was efficient and well-versed in Seabourn. It was a pleasure to work with him.



By: Jeanne – Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Excellent. Always very helpful.Also reviewed:  Royal Caribbean International – Adventure of the Seas


Excellent Planning

By: Dr Cliff K – Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

A very thorough and creative planner


wonderful trip

By: Bonnie – Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

He was easy to work with and was very helpful


Excellent as always! Perfect cruise to start the year.

By: George the Greek – Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2019

I have booked cruises with Mike for many years and he provides the best customer service I have seen for booking cruise travel. He always gets back to me when I ask for quotes, information about a cruise I booked, etc. very quickly. He keeps me informed about my booking until I actually leave for the cruise. Thanks to Mike for helping me enjoy so many great years of cruise travel! Also reviewed:  Holland America Line – Nieuw Amsterdam


10 years

By: Carmine – Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

Excellent Travel Adviser. I would use no one else.Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Ravel


working with the best

By: marion – Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2019

We have been using Mike and his staff at Northstar Cruises for years and always been more than satisfied. We started when he was still at a discount cruise agency and remained with him as he rose, deservedly, thru the ranks to where he is now. We trust him with all of our travel plans and have bookings thru 2020.


Travel with ease

By: Midas – Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2018

Mike is a wonderful travel agent. He worked with us to get the best deals and offers the cruise line had, even after we booked.


Silver seas spirit

By: – Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Ship was a disappointment In the need to book speciality Restaurant 90 days in advance Also some shore excursions Have been on this ship line several times and Feel it has gone down way below seaborne and crystal and regent It was as if this were a training cruise for staff


Michael is the BEST!

By: Tillamook – Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

I’ve been working with Michael for many years now and he is GREAT! He gives us wonderful advice and finds us the best travel deals. I recommend him highly!


Baltic cruise

By: Jmac – Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

As usual Mike did a fine job. Everything went well without a hitch. Recommended accommodations were excellent. Booked another trip with Mike as soon as we returned.


Always a pleasure!

By: Jeri – Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Mike gets back to you in a heartbeat! He is wonderful!Also reviewed:  Tauck


Swiss trip

By: Brett – Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

I’ve worked with Mike for years, he is fantastic!!! He really gets the little things that I look for in travel!Also reviewed:  Kensington Tours


Michael Kempinski-Recommendation

By: Gracie – Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Michael was very helpful in planning our trip. He took care of Airlines and answered any questions that we had about our coming cruise. We were very pleased with his assistance. I would recommend him without hesitation Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony


Baltic Cruise

By: Barb – Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018

Very responsive and helpful regarding all aspects of our trip


Baltic Beauty

By: Bud – Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Fantastic trip, Regent Explorer superb total experience. All as Mike- our Advisor of ten+ years- predicted. Ship food among very best; ship ride in heavy weather amazingly smooth. No major complaints. Mike always helpful in planning and confirming.


Mike Kempinski, Virtuoso Travel Agent par Excellence

By: Linda from Martinez – Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2018

Mike is consistently reliable and always accessible. He has been my travel agent for several years and I have never had a problem with any of the arrangements he has made. I have referred him to many of my friends and also my family and he has planned several trips for them all to their great satisfaction. Recently he arranged for several hotels and guides for my son-in-law and grandson while they were traveling in Italy and they were very happy with their trip. They thought Mike did a great job for them. Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony


An excellent experience

By: Barbara – Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Great! Mike is a pleasure to work with. Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony


Travel on the Insignia

By: Diana – Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Mike is wonderful! I am always comfortable and relaxed working with him. He responds immediately and remembers any specific issues that may affect what he does for us. I have recommended him to many people and do so with great confidence.


Super trip consultant

By: TellieEllie – Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2018

Outstanding. We had a delay leaving JFK which would have caused us to miss our connection in Warsaw to Prague. We emailed Mike even though it was after business hours and he had us confirmed on a later connection. Really took the pressure off. He is an absolute pleasure to work with! Also reviewed:  AmaWaterways – AmaSonata



By: A.L. – Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Mike does a great job. He provides info on a timely manner and is available on the phone to answer questions. He has worked with us on our last three trips and is working with us on one next year.


Simply the Best!

By: Gigiburd – Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

We have been working with Mike for several years. He always listens, communicates well, and pays great attention to detail. On this last trip, we found a 5-star hotel he booked for us to be a bad match for our taste. He immediately went to work to find us another place. We have always found Mike to be cheerful when we talk and eager to accommodate even funky requests. He’s just the best! Also reviewed:  Backroads


A Once-in-a-Lifetime World Cruise on Pacific Princess!

By: Charmer Dale – Reviewed on: 27 May 2018

We have just returned from an amazing 111-day Round The World Cruise on PACIFIC PRINCESS. This trip was arranged with the help of Michael Kempinski and we were very satisfied with his services. I have been booking trips with Michael for many years and have always been impressed with his professionalism. He will always be my “Go-to” travel agent….


Mike is the BEST

By: TomCA – Reviewed on: 23 May 2018

Mike has planned numerous vacations for us and always comes through. He knows his stuff and always puts it to work for us.


Extremely personal knowledge of industry

By: Frack – Reviewed on: 17 May 2018

Michael Kempinski has been my travel advisor for many years. He has personal knowledge of everything he suggests. Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Mozart


Great Agent

By: Barryk – Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

Mike is always great to deal with, works hard on finding the right match, best arrangements and benefits on any cruise we have arranged. Highly recommend.


Best agent ever

By: Tellie Ellie – Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

Working with Mike was an absolute joy!! Never too busy to answer questions or find a trip for a good price. Also reviewed:  Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Quest


Work with the Best

By: Evie – Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Mike has been our travel expert for years and has never disappointed. He is always knowledgeable and ready to help. Everyone who I recommended to Mike has been pleased. Can’t imagine doing business with anyone else. Also reviewed:  Oceania Cruises – Nautica


River Cruise

By: Ron&Sandra – Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

Very easy to work with. He knows and understands what are needs and wants are and he delivers. What more could anyone want? Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Debussy


Working with Mike

By: Ruz – Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2018

Always a pleasure working with Mike. Gets the answers to your questions in a timely fashion Very knowledgeableAlso reviewed:  Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Journey


An excellent trip

By: Barbara – Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Mike worked hard to get us the best deal on our trip. He knows the travel market and offers great suggestions. Also reviewed:  Crystal Cruises – Crystal Serenity


Travel with Confidence

By: Steve M. – Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

We love working with Mike, the quality of the hotels he selects is excellent — and he is very good about providing us with suggestions for side trips and building a great getaway. On this last trip to Portugal — Mike recommended a side trip to Evora and staying at a converted monetary — wow is all we can say — it provided the crowning jewel of our trip and my husband can’t stop raving about the experience. Thank you Mike for another great trip!


Another Successful Trip

By: Mel and Bob – Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2018

As always, enjoyed working with Mike to make the trip better. There was a small glitch in the booking and Mike was right on top of getting it fixed. We very much appreciated. Also reviewed:  Cunard Line – Queen Mary 2


Queen Mary 2 Christmas/New Year cruise

By: Gentlewoman farmer in Ohio – Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2018

Just completed a wonderful adventure to the Caribbean onboard Queen Mary 2 over the Christmas holidays. The time on the ship (and the tours ashore!) was relaxing, engaging & just plain fun. Cunard accommodations, especially in the new single staterooms, were excellent plus! The crew was attentive to every need and the onboard facilities among the best in the industry. I can’t thank Mike K. enough for his hard work in securing my passage/accommodation on this Queen! Every aspect of the trip was perfectly executed. I have plans for more travel in 2018 and 2019 and will definite book those trips through Mike.


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