From Disney cruises and private islands to Sandals all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, local travel guru Jackie Klemenc can help you plan the perfect getaway for you and your family

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Disney’s new cruise ship—The Treasure—sets sail in December 2024 to many destinations, such as Grand Cayman, and Travel Specialist Jackie Klemenc is already booking cruises into 2025. (Photograph: Disney)

By Jackie Klemenc, Disney Specialty Travel Agent

Have the cabin-fever wintertime blues got you looking out the window dreaming of escape? Want to trade in your snowbrush for flip-flops?

Escape is my specialty. I’ve helped my clients craft superb vacations with white-glove service, customizing the trip to the person, finding out all the big and little details unique to each client.

Looking ahead to 2024, there’s exciting news.

New from Disney
Over the years Disney cruises have skyrocketed in popularity. I’ve been on several of them and can attest to the incredible experience for my whole family. They are ideal for planning multigenerational trips, with amenities for young and old to partake in during the day, then all get together for dinner.

Disney is introducing a new ship that’s even bigger and better—The Treasure. It sets sail in December 2024, and I’m already booking cruises into 2025.

In June, Disney is opening its own second private island destination called Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas. The architecture of its unique pastel, curvilinear buildings is meant to resemble seashells along the shore and guests will enjoy all the color, energy and amenities of Bahamian life.

I’ve been to the other private island called Castaway Cay as part of a cruise on The Wish and can attest to the experience. It was my favorite part of the trip.

Another escape option a few of my clients have taken is the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii. Fronting the ocean on Ko Olina, Oahu, the village-like resort brings to life colorful and authentic Hawaiian traditions and culture.

Time to Wiggle Your Toes in the Sand
Being able to enhance my clients’ Disney travel experiences with my insider knowledge, tips and tricks has been wonderful. To expand my operations, I recently said yes to the opportunity to also work with Sandals all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

I’ve undergone training and certification, fully immersing myself in these romantic resort havens. All in all, there are 18 beachy resorts, from Jamaica to Turks and Caicos. The newest and most over-the-top luxurious one opens in March on the island of St. Vincent.

What people love about the inclusivity is absolutely everything is covered, including gratuities and transfer to and from the airport. You don’t have to think about a thing other than getting your chill on.

There’s actually a lot of overlap between my Disney clients and Sandals clients. Though Disney is more family oriented, I’m helping the same people plan their trips to all the destinations. Maybe grandparents want to take the whole family to Disney, then since the Sandals resorts cater to couples with an adult-geared vibe, they’ll be looking for help with that trip, too.

And even better news? Frontier Airlines is introducing a direct flight from Cleveland to Montego Bay, Jamaica. You can be there in no time.

Wherever is on your wintertime blues wish list, the more time I have to help plan, the better your ultimate experience. For those who are budget-conscious, I can also break out your trip in monthly payments over time to ease any sticker shock. Give me a call and we can turn your dream vacay into reality.

Follow Jackie Klemenc on social media to find out about all the latest news. Her service is complimentary. She is available for travel presentations and group planning deals for small businesses throughout the area. Her agency also promotes group trips throughout the year with special themes and savings. Contact her at 440-487-1846, email her at or visit to find out more