Lael Hazan
Gracious Getaways
4471 South Shade Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34231
Lael Hazan has always been interested and passionate about history, food and travel! She graduated with a BA in history from UC Santa Cruz & holds dual graduate degrees from UM Ann Arbor. Growing up she joined her family on adventures throughout the United States and Europe and even studied in Mexico during college. She married into Italian cooking royalty when she wed cookbook author Giuliano Hazan, the only child of the doyenne of Italian cooking Marcella Hazan.  Since 2000 they have run a cooking school near Verona Italy in collaboration the Allegrini wine family.  She has become an expert on Italy and European vacations. In addition to exceeding expectations in assisting her clients in planning their travel, she lectures on Italian food history and writes for multiple publications and blogs. With her husband she has also traveled and taught Italian cooking on many cruise lines.  She specializes in concierge travel experiences and has happy clients who have traveled the world. 
Norwegian Cruise Line University
* Certified in all things Freestyle
* Trained on NCL's exceptional itineraries & destinations
* Expert on finding the right Freestyle Cruise for you
Recommending Paul Gauguin Cruises
* Top 3 Luxury Cruise Ship - Conde Nast Readers Poll
* The Only Ship Sailing Exclusively in Polynesia/Tahiti
* All inclusive with alcoholic beverages and gratuities
Princess Academy Commodore
* Expert on world-wide itineraries
* Knowledgeable about fleet
* Up-to-date on latest deployment
Holland America Line's Academy
* Expert at selecting the best fit for the perfect cruise
* Knowledgeable about the style and value of HAL
* Trained to provide personalized service
A Big Shout out to Lael Hazan
An amazing concierge travel agent and wow I am blown away!... I left everything in Lael's hands and honestly I totally recommend her services to everyone. Love the electronic itinerary app.
Royal Caribbean Expert
* Ambassador to the Nation of Why Not
* Expert in planning WOW cruise vacations
* Trained on onboard & onshore adventures
* River Cruise Knowledge & Destination Expertise
* Exclusive Privileges with Cruise, Air & Land Packages
* Peace of Mind. Leave all the planning to us!
Luxury Cruise Travel Expert
* Making sure that your Dream Vacation becomes a reality.
* Including the services you want.
* Making sure your needs are met
Attention to Detail
I was unceasingly impressed with your attention to detail and your concern for our comfort and pleasure at all times.
CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor
* Achieved ACC designation from CLIA
* Accomplished rigorous cruise product training
* Recognized expert in cruise and leisure travel
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