Interests and Specialties:
Individual Leisure Cruise
Special interest group travel which focuses on education and culture “Specializing in group travel has enabled me to better understand what’s effective and works. In an age, where trust has become the main ingredient in successful business relationships, I am very proud to have built a strong network of guests, who then refer me to their friends. I look forward to serving you and helping you to plan a fun filled and rewarding cruise experience.”
Stacey is fun loving, lively, and her enthusiasm for travel is contagious. Her love of learning has kept her focused on making travel a priority in her life. She is passionate about the industry! In 2010, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to merge her love of family and cruises into a family business. She and her husband, Robert Blackward, Sr., launched Fantasia Travels LLC/ Fantasia Travels Expressions. Since opening the business, she and her family have cruised on many of the ships that she confidently recommends to her clients. This experience makes for insightful choices about the best destinations and accommodations. She is an innovator who seeks to combine worthwhile activities and a beautiful setting into an unforgettable adventure for her special list of clients.
Stacey’s specific expertise lies in her ability to cultivate close relationships with the cruise lines with whom she works. This enables her to find the best fit for each and every client. Let Stacey put her travel knowledge and connections to work booking your group vacation! Her intent is to bring value to her clients through her services and programs in order to create an unforgettable experience for each traveler. Stacey’s focus on communication and her firm understanding of individual travel needs make her a favorite of her clients, many of whom have been with her since the beginning of her career.
She is active in the travel and cruise line industry and is honored to serve in a position of leadership and on the board of many travel and cruise related organizations. She has vast knowledge of the cruise lines, their styles and methods, and can help you plan your cruise vacation with confidence and assurance, and with the knowledge that you have chosen the right cruise for you, at the right price. Stacey has partnered with bestselling and well known authors, artists and actors to bring something special to the cruises she books. This new format combines fun and education to her clients. In addition to the cruise experience, Stacey has discovered a way to bring awareness to relevant issues and educate the passengers. These particular cruises feature seminars, workshops, interviews and more with the featured guest. They have been dubbed “a seminar at sea.”
Stacey Blackward is the CEO of Fantasia Travels / Fantasia Travels Expressions. She is an accredited Cruise Counsellor. Mrs. Blackward is also an Advanced Communicator Bronze level with Toastmasters International . Other members and affiliations include the True Global Supplier Network, the Virginia Gospel Announcers Guild and more.
Stacey is a Richmond, Va. Chapter Director for Independent Travels Professional Network. She also has a blog talk radio show called Stacey B Talk Radio Show. Stacey volunteers for different nonprofit organizations and devotes her time to community events. Stacey and Robert have been married for 16 years and have three energetic children. Fantasia Travels is the key to enjoying life and they have structured their business in a convenient manner for their clientele. Stacey brings the same enthusiasm and commitment to her clients regardless of meeting in person, over the phone or through an exchange of emails. She seeks to develop a high level of trust with each and every person in order to create rewarding vacations which are appropriate to each client.