Dianne Cordell, DS, LS

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Office: 419 214-3591
Text: 419-292-4635
Toll Free: 800 843-6280


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Interests & Specialties

Dianne has been with Central Travel for 23 years and takes advantage of every opportunity to travel. She has a destination specialist certificate from The Travel Institute for Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, and North America and holds a lifestyle Honeymoon Specialist designation. Dianne has completed the following industry courses; Azamara Platinum Globe Travel Professional Program, Celebrity Cruise Line's Five Star Academy, Royal Caribbean Expert Plus Program, Kauai Destination Specialist, Globus Specialist, Sandals Specialist, NCL University, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Specialist Program. She is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She has first-hand experience with Ireland, Cancun, Jamaica, Hawaii, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Dianne has achieved prestigious Commodore status in Princess Cruises’ Academy training program, certifying her as an expert cruise professional. As a Commodore, Dianne joins an exclusive group of travel agents who are now recognized by Princess at the Academy's highest level for their unique qualifications and knowledge as a cruise planning professional. Dianne has been a fan of Princess for many years and has sailed on the Crown Princess in the Eastern Caribbean, the Star Princess in the Mexican Riviera, the Sea Princess in Alaska and visited the Sea, Grand and Crown Princess on ship inspections.

Dianne is a graduate of The Globus Tour Expert program specializing in custom touring. She is also a graduate of the Monograms Booking Agent (MBA) program and Avalon Waterways Specialist program. Located in the Central Ave location in Toledo.

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Expert Bio

As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, Dianne Cordell is your source for a Disney Vacation! To say she's earned her "ears" is an understatement! Dianne will help you sort through the many options of a “Magical Gathering” and custom design your Disney Vacation to create memories of a lifetime. She has visited Disney many times over the last several years and has personal knowledge of the resorts, activities, dining venues and more. Would you enjoy La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil or the Hoop-dee-do musical revue? Should you stay at the Grand Floridian or the Yacht and Beach Club? Where is the best place to view the fireworks at Epcot? Should your “Magical Gathering” include a Disney Cruise Line component? So many choices! Honeymoons, anniversaries or family reunions, Dianne has first-hand experience of making a family vacation special. Ask her children! Check out the new Adventure by Disney River cruises here!

Dianne has completed an in-depth training program with Tauck joining than 1% of the company’s worldwide network of travel agents who have successfully completed the program. She completed Tauck Academy, and by successfully completing its curriculum, she becomes a Tauck Certified agent who qualifies for special benefits and other exclusive opportunities provided by the company.

Tauck is a 90-year-old leader in premium quality guided travel, with over 120 land journeys and cruises to more than 70 countries and all seven continents. The company was recently named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for the second consecutive year, and Tauck has also been on the magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters” in each of past 17 years.


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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Paris and visited several hotels.  One of my favorite properties was Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel.  This hotel has a great location, only a 10 minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe and also a 10 minute walk to the Scène.  This hotel offers 103 rooms of those rooms 30 are suites, 53 are Deluxe and 20 rooms are Classic  rooms (these are much smaller only 161 Sq. feet ) so I would upgrade to the Superior room (161/194 Sq. foot)  or deluxe category (these rooms are 215/269 sq. foot  have a small French balcony)

This hotel was completely renovated in 2017 the hotel used to be an MGallery hotel and in 2017 it went through a 50 million Euro renovation and emerged a Sofitel. The hotel was not only upgraded in the standard sense but also technology. They offer very high speed Wi-Fi and also an interactive board in the lobby that will allow you to map out your daily plans with a touch of a screen.  They also have an extensive wine cellar on site. The service levels were amazing and they will do anything for your special occasion. They can do traditional things like champagne and chocolates but can also do some special things like embroidery on a bath robe.  They focus on customer service and being the best they can be.

General thoughts on Paris:
Our tour by Walks (which is a Signature Travel Network preferred supplier) of Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle (stain glass is a must see) and the Concierge was excellent.  Violet, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny.  We all learned so much on the tour and would recommend it to anyone.  Walking tours are great way to see the sights and plan ahead!  Max on this tour is 15 and have headsets to hear the guide.

The metro is easy to use for major tourist sights, but difficult to use for smaller areas.  Uber was relatively inexpensive and much easier to get around.  A private transfer to Charles de Gaulle is the ONLY way to go.  The traffic was crazy and our driver was great.  Allow every bit of 3 hours with security tight and it does take time to get through it all.

Stop and enjoy a pastry and coffee.  Taste Paris and take in sights that are like no other!




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