John Maddox

Hernando, MS

Cruise & All-Inclusve Resort Vacation Specialst

One of my favorite photos ever!
One of my favorite photos ever!

As I stood on the deck of the Carnival Valor totally relaxed and getting recharged for the first time in a very long time, my passion became helping others get that same feeling.

Hi, I'm John and for 15+ years I was in the IT world.  That meant a lot of late nights, long weekends and very little time truly "away" from work. My wife hounded me for a couple of years about taking a cruise and I was apprehensive.

From the moment we left, I was hooked.  But it wasn't until I was standing on that front deck (Serenity deck to be exact) that I realized that I didn't want to keep this all to myself.

I specialize in relaxation vacations to Mexico & the Caribbean and I help couples, families and groups get the break they all want and deserve.

I am a certified Jamaica specialist and have extensive training for Mexico, Riu resorts, Sandals and many others.

I hold the ACC (Accredited Cruise Counsellor) certification through CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association)

I am also a Master's Degree holder for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Diamond Certified for Carnival and have the Masters of Adventure certification from Royal Caribbean.

I also have a MBA from Western Governors University and reside outside of Memphis with my wife Susan and our two cats Duncan & Charlotte.

I look forward to helping you plan Your Next Amazing Vacation!

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
My First Cruise!
I was in such good hands! I so appreciate you! I'd never been on a cruise before and was absolutely worried! For a second! From the first day you ensured my worries and everything was taken care of. I cannot wait to book with you again!
By  Brandy F.  from  Southaven, MS
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The Perfect Honeymoon
John is truly a professional! He provided us with many incredible options. He listened to all of our input and worked hard to make sure we get to have the Honeymoon of our dreams!
By  Jordan F.  from  Midlothian, TX
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Peace of Mind
I have used Tropical Getaways a couple times now for vacations, and we could not be more pleased. Extremely knowledgeable and quick to answer all our questions when things arose. Offers a peace of mind that I'll keep coming back for, as someone who used to prefer to do all my own vacation planning/booking.
By  Jason H.  from  Arlington, TN
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Home Run!
We have used John twice now for our honeymoon and babymoon. He has hit it out of the park both times with his recommendations for Punta Cana and Akumal. The resorts we booked through him have been amazing and we will continue to use his services in the future.
By  Z  from  Springfield, VA
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
An Amazing Cruise!
John was really helpful finding last minute accommodations for me. Any deals John has gotten for me have been at the least possible price for the best value! Thank you again for all of your help and I can't wait to get on my next cruise!
By  Susan M.  from  Memphis, TN
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Cancun
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Bahamas

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
  • AMR Collection
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • ACC- Accredited Cruise Counsellor (CLIA)
  • AMResorts Master Agent
  • Hotel RIU Specialist
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist

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