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First Choice Travel & Cruise Destination Specialists are contstantly studying and traveling
often to the vacation areas in which they specialize!
 

 

With over 25 years of experience behind us our Award Winning agents and company have earned many awards for excellence.  We have certainly traveled the world and can't wait to share our knowledge and excitement with you.
Choose the right First Choice Travel and Cruise destination specialist for your vacations.  

DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS, ALASKA, AUSTRALIA, TAHITI, HAWAII, NEW ZEALAND, All-Inclusives, Cruises, Disney, River Cruises and Europe are our specialities.  Each of our agents specialize in certain destinations that they feel passionate about.  We take the time to visit and keep up on the latest trends and changes in our specialty destination...just for YOU our VIP clients! 

We have the best clients!! Thank you for all your wonderful referals to your friends and relatives for all these years.  This is what makes our company and team a success, OUR GUESTS!   All of us at First Choice Travel and Cruise are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives...and vacation memories too!                                                  

 

Always Work with Your PREFERRED Travel Advisor

Clients who turn to a travel agent are looking for an in-depth, personal approach and want advice and expertise of a professional.

First Choice Travel and Cruise:

  • Arranges all of your domestic and international travel needs.
  • Stays current on relevant promotions that might interest YOU!
  • Makes recommendations on trip related options to enhance your travel experience.
  • Simplifies the search and saves you time!!!!
  • With over 25 years of award winning experience and excellent relationships with the resorts, tour operators and cruise lines....you know we have your back if any issues that might arise.  We are here for YOU! 
  • Some travel agencies have more connections and leverage than others.  It pays to be around this long and have our guests reap some of the best rewards out there.

 

These experienced agents listed below work within our office and will be happy to make special appointments outside working hours too!  Call 262-542-5955 or email:    

**You are my go to Travel person! You did an awesome job by the way!


Gayle in Bora Bora and Tahiti!Gayle Zielke, travel planner since 1989 and president of First ChoiceTravel and Cruise since 1991 is a Master Cruise Counselor, Certified Sandals, Costa Rica,  Alaska and Hawaii Specialist.  Gayle is your Certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist, South Pacific Specialist, River Cruise Specialist, Aussie Specialist and also a Disney Specialist.

Travel Professional since 1989, Gayle has traveled the world and is best known for assisting couples plan their once in a lifetime
Tropical Destination Weddings and Honeymoons! "I really enjoy helping couples plan their Wedding, Anniversary or Honeymoon in exotic locations and think it should be an 
incredible experience they will always cherish and remember.  I want to inspire and help you discover new experiences, while also providing expertise and guidance along the way."  "This might be the most important trip you will ever take and I want it to be memorable for you!!" 
says Gayle.  "Its so amazing and I am honored when my Honeymooners from even 25 years ago come back to me or our office for a special anniversary or family vacation, even years later.  To me that is what a successful business is all about!  The referals and repeat business of our clients and friends means everything to us! "  Gayle Zielke, president

Destination Specialist:

  • Certified Tahiti Tiare
  • South Pacific including Tahiti, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand
  • Luxury River Cruises
  • Cruises
  • Caribbean / Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Europe
  • Costa Rica
  • Disney World
  • Aussie Specialist

    Travel Specialist:
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Anniversaries
  • Cruises
  • All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Couples
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • StarClipper Cruises
  • River Cruises

    Certifications/Awards:
  • Master Cruise Counsellor, CLIA
  • Certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist
  • Hawaii Akamai Specialist
  • Fiji Matai Specialist
  • Cook Islands Specialist
  • Avalon Waterways River Cruise
  • Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
  • Viking River Cruise Specialist
  • Disney College Of Knowledge, Earmarked Agency
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • Costa Rica Certified Specialist
  • Australia Specialist (Aussie)
  • South Pacific Specialist
  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • AM Resort Master Agent
  • Certified Paul Gauguin Cruise Pearls program


    More about Gayle... Email:
    Gayle is always escorting a group somewhere spectacular!  You are invited to join in the fun! Check out some other travel adventures with Gayle in Italy, Paul Gauguin Tahiti, Danube River Cruise, Spain and Portugal , Adriatic (Croatia & Italy) group. 

     

      
    Mary Malsch our Operations Manager. 

    Mary Malsch, our Operations Manager has been with First Choice Travel and Cruise since 1992. Mary works with most of our adventure and exotic destination travelers. She is an Alaska, Disney, Europe, River Cruise and AUSSIE and KIWI SPECIALIST too. Mary says she enjoys working with clients who know what they want and also the travelers that need help with a dificult itinerary. She has lots of experience since she is contstantly working closely with all our Australia and New Zealand clients on those huge detailed itineraries.

    If you want to travel the world and explore new places, new experiences and unique travel and if you are not happy going to the same place over and over contact Mary for your perfect adventure vacation experience!

    Destination Specialist:   
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Alaska
    • Europe
     
    Travel Specialties:
    • Adventure
    • Exotic
    • Unusual
    • Complicated Itineraries
    • Independent Travel        
    • River Cruise
    • Custom Vacations


    Certifications/Awards:

    • South Pacific Specialist (Australia / New Zealand)
    • Viking River Cruise Specialist
    • Avalon Waterways River Cruise
       

     More on Mary... Contact:  
     

 

 

Tana Kubricky best known for Destination Weddings & Honeymoons!

Christana (Tana) has been with First Choice Travel and Cruise since 1998 and she really loves helping her clients plan their vacations. Tana was married on the romantic island of Jamaica at Sandals in 2003. She is one of our most sought after Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists with her hands on experience and hot tips for success. She truly loves helping brides and grooms plan their dream Weddings and Honeymoons! Tana says, “The one nice part of being a travel agent is developing relationships with my clients and providing as much information as I can to make my clients happy and comfortable with planning their vacation”. Tana has many repeat clients and that is because she is one of the most gifted and talented young travel agents you will ever meet. Her enthusiasm is contagious!


 

Destination Specialist:

  • Riviera Maya / Cancun / Mexico
  • Disney Cruise's
  • Jamaica
  • Punta Cana
  • Caribbean
  • Cruise's
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • All-Inclusive
  • Couples
  • Family Trips
  • Groups (i.e. Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties/Family Reunions/Anniversaries

Certifications/Awards:

  • AM Resort Master Agent
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Jamaica Tourist Board Certified
  • Sandals/Beaches Certified
  • Palace Resort Pro Specialist
Contact: For more information on Tana's travels click here: TANA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sara Batchelor works with Honeymooners, Destination Weddings and Family Vacations! 

Sara Batchelor has been with First Choice Travel since 2008 where she started her passion for travel. Sara loves the Caribbean and Mexico!  She specializes in family vacations, Honeymoons and Destination Weddings too. Sara is a Disney College of Knowledge graduate, A Royal Caribben WOW academy grad and Karisma Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist. Sara brings lots of enthusiasm to the office.  She has traveled on many cruises and has been to Florida, St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, St Thomas, San Juan, Costa Rica, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Mexico.   Sara was busy exploring Europe and Italy and really loved it! When Sara experienced Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea she knew she was hooked!!  Feel free to call her to book your next Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Honeymoon, Destination Wedding, Tahiti or Family Vacation.

Sara has completed her Tahiti Specialist Certification.

Destination Specialist:

  • Mexico
  • Kauai
  • Costa Rica
  • Las Vegas
  • Italy
  • Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea
  • New Zealand
  • Caribbean / Jamaica / Punta Cana 

Travel Specialist:

  • Sun & Sand
  • Cruises
  • All-Inclusive
  • Couples
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Wedding Specialist

Certifications/Awards:

  • AM Resorts
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist
  • Karisma GIVC
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Royal Caribbean Specialis
  • Certified Tahiti Specialist
  • Kiwi Specialist
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist
  • Riu Specialist
     

 More on Sara   Contact:   

 


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Gesica Zelechowski


Gesica Zelechowski is our Communications Coordinator. She is our resident social media expert, including marketing, promotions and back office management.  Gesica has a friendly, bubbly personality that she brings to the office every week. Gesica also works on our company newsletter, other social media opportunities along with facebook. Her decorating skills at the office have brought us many compliments every day.  Come on in and check it out.  You might be surprised to see yourself on our wall with all our other MOVIE STAR travelers! 

Ges says, "
 I was fortunate enough to have experienced traveling my whole life! Some of my fondest memories include the mother - daughter/ deer hunter widow trips, shopping trips to Canada, New York, California & Florida, Cruising with the cousins, Christmas in Hawaii and special occasion vacations. I have traveled to many parts of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Acapulco, Cozumel) and cruised most of the Caribbean, Italy, Spain, explored Jamaica, Punta Cana, New Zealand, and soon Alaska! 

I love what I’m doing and it would be my pleasure to have the opportunity to make your dream vacations come true. When you want a break from the ordinary and want to discover the extraordinary world of travel please give me a call or shoot me an email. 

Destination Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Disney World
  • New Zealand
  • Jamaica

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • All-Inclusive
  • Couples
  • Honeymoons
  • Adventure
  • Family

Certifications/Awards:

  • Certified Kiwi Specialist 
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Sandals and Beaches Certified
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • AM Resort Specialist

More on Gesica's trip to New Zealand, ITALY Adventure, Family trip in Mexico.   Contact:   

 

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Holly Waschow started out as one of our long time good customers and moved into our office and hearts in 2015.  She is very organized and a motivated sales person who loves travel and a great bargain.  Holly has travelled to the Riviera Maya, Cancun and loved Mexico!  She has been to Jamaica a few times and in St Lucia she loved the mountains and excellent service at all of the resorts.  Holly has been to many cities in the US, including California and Walt Disney World with her family.  

Holly said she loves working with families and couples on their vacations! She wants to help you plan your next vacation and show you her EXCELLENT SERVICE!

 

Certifications/Awards:

  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Sandals and Beaches Certified
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist

Contact:  

 

Lisa Conley

Lisa Conley
 Lisa is not new to the travel industry and has worked in travel since 1995. Lisa is our "Family Vacation Specialist"!  Lisa enjoys travelling with her husband and 3 children on vacation every year.  
I might also add that she has travelled the globe – many times!  Starting in the United States, she has visited Las Vegas, California, New Orleans and Florida.  She really loves Jamaica with many visits all over the island.  Some of her favorites are Sandals, Breezes and some of the newer properties there.   Mexico is another favorite like Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Puerta Vallarta.  She has been to the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morales and Cancun and loved the the El Dorado and Azul properties. Lisa has cruised on Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean.  As you can see Lisa is quite the traveler!  You will love her bubbly personality and won't be disappointed in her great service!  

 

Destination Specialist:

  • Riviera Maya / Cancun / Mexico
  • Jamaica
  • Punta Cana
  • Caribbean
  • Cruise

Travel Specialist:

  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • All-Inclusive
  • Couples
  • Family Trips
  • Groups 

Certifications/Awards:

  • AM Resort Master Agent
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Sandals/Beaches Certified
  • Riu Resort Specialist

Lisa's Iceland Adventure and more....   Contact:

 

Nikki is relatively new to the travel industry but not new to traveling!   Nikki has had the pleasure of traveling to many parts of Europe; including Italy and France a couple of times.  Spain, Portugal, Greece (partly on a cruise), England, Scotland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, day trip in Kusadasi, Turkey.  Most of the Europe Nikki has experienced were on guided tours along with partial trips without guides. 

Cruising the Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico on the Western Caribbean were exciting.  Nikki has been all over the US states including Florida (Tampa, Orlando) Nevada (Las Vegas), California (LA), Tennessee (Nashville, Gatlinburg), Alabama (Birmingham & Huntsville), Texas (Austin), New York & Philadelphia.  She really enjoyed visiting Disney World and have been there quite a few times.  

With a passion for traveling, Nikki loves sharing and would love to help you turn your travel dreams into reality!   Please allow me the opportunity to assist you in planning your next vacation. 

Destination Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Disney World
  • Jamaica
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • All-Inclusive
  • Couples
  • Honeymoons
  • Adventure
  • Family

Certifications/Awards:

  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Sandals and Beaches Certified
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • Globus Specialist

Contact:

 

 

***We try to get the whole team together whenever we can.   Our agents who are First Choice Travel and Cruise's independent travel planners work from home and they are just as important to our company as the employees who work within our office. 
We all agree that our success begins and ends with our great FCTC team!  We attribute our continued success to our support network with all the experiences we share with each other and our clients.  
It helps to have great clients like we do!
 

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When we are not in the office we are out visiting destinations, resorts and checking out what is new for our clients.  The relationships we have with our tour operators, cruise lines and hotel managers really benefit our clients..that is YOU!!  
 

European River Cruise

Gayle and Mary at the Melk Abbey on our Viking River CruiseMary Malsch and Gayle Zielke exploring Europe - Christmas Markets...on a Viking River Cruise.

Mary and Gayle on an AVALON River Cruise to Paris and Normandy

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

 

 Sara and Gesica's Adventure in New Zealand!

 

 

 

 

PUNTA CANA

First Choice Travel and Cruise experts on tour in Punta CanaFCTC girls meet Livia the Wedding Co ordinator at Excellence Resorts

Sara, Gayle, Gesica and Tana viewing resorts and meeting wedding coordinators all over Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Finally a day at the Spa at Excellence after visiting 12 hotels... is exactly what we needed!l!

The Excellence Punta Cana Spa was just what we needed after visiting and meeting all the resort managers and wedding co oidinators

 

JAMAICA

 The girls were visiting hotel all over Jamaica.  From Negril to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios!  Couples Resorts, Palace Resorts, Sandals, Karisma, Sandals, Jewel Resorts, Royalton and RIU Resorts.

 

Mary Malsch on an Adventure in Australia!

Mary's trip to Australia was amazing.  Ask her about it!

 


A business trip with hotel site inspections, seminars and meeting some of our favorite reps from Funjet like Michelle Payette and Joe and Delores from Lomas Travel in Riviera Maya and Cancun

 

 

Holly in JAMAICA                                           

  • We visit all these destinations and resorts every year to keep up to date for our clients!  Check out our agent reviews of resorts and destinations.
  • You may ask why First Choice Travel and Cruise agents go through all the bother to get certified and visit the many destinations we specialize in so often.   ​If you were planning the vacation of your lifetime, or perhaps your honeymoon, and you wanted to go to an exotic island destination, wouldn’t YOU want your travel agent to have been there first?
  • You would feel more confident with an agency where someone has visited the hotels, knows how to get around, where to get a decent meal, and knows the best sightseeing options first-hand. We will also tell you what we didn’t like or if we think the hotel or destination might not be right for you.

"Travel is not a luxury anymore..it is a necessity!
We would love to recommend a vacation for you that will exceed your expectations!"

 

Find out more about our dedicated agents who work from their own home offices!  
 

are also motivated and excited to help you plan your trip of a lifetime!

Find out why everyone thinks our Travel Planners are the most motivated, experienced and FUN Destination Travel Specialists!  Service and Motivation equals repeat business ....and success!

 

Thanks for voting us "Simply the Best" Travel Agency Again and Again!  

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Service!!  No Extra Charge!! Clients that appreciate us are worth the extra effort!!

 

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