Meet Our Cruise Experts

Are you planning your dream cruise? Would you like to minimize the hassle and maximize the efficiency. Let one of our cruise experts take the stress away. You might even enjoy some special perks and upgrades!

Adam Martindale

(877) 430-MMOB Ext: 702

John Layton

(877) 430-MMOB Ext: 703

Among Adam Martindale’s strengths is his ability to often make “magic” happen for his clients on-board.


He combines many years of experience in the cruise and hospitality industries with his love of travel, food and wine to operate Martindale Travel & Tours and Pink Umbrella Travel, a Cruise Planners Franchise affiliated with American Express.


Adam shares, “My clients say that I’m detail oriented, responsive, and that I follow up extremely well. Making sure I look out for my clients, I constantly analyze and filter a huge amount of new  information and itineraries, which I share with my clients to fit their needs.”


Originally from England, Adam has worked as Food and Beverage Director at San Diego’s "Coronado Bay Resort" and "Bacara Resort" in Santa Barbara, among others in Washington State and Florida.


Adam went to sea with Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985, when the line had only 3 ships in their fleet!  As F & B Director he brought out two new ships, even living in Finland and Sweden while two of their ships were being built.


He performed the same role in Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line with "Pride Of America.” and "Pride of Hawaii.”


Experience on smaller luxury ships was earned while Food and Beverage Director position at Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.


Adam looks forward to helping MeetMeOnBoard members and friends plan their cruises and other travel. He offers a wealth of experience to personalize the onboard experience and knows most ports of call through the world! When he travels, he is always available by e-mail and his associate (and ex-wife!) Juanita, assists with the business. Juanita also worked on board cruise ships for 8  years and has escorted many groups.


Testimonials of Adam’s work can be found here.  He lives in San Diego with his partner Brian.

With over 30 years in the industry as a Travel Agent, Cruise Director and Flight Attendant, John Layton knows travel. With over 70 countries around the world visited, exploration and the discovery of new places still excite him.


"When I’m not traveling, I’m either planning my next trip or helping someone plan theirs" says John. “I’m fortunate that my curiosity level and my sense of adventure has never diminished".


John has never worked outside of the travel industry. “As a career, travel is all I know and I've been lucky that I have never had a job I didn't love".     After many years sailing the seas as a Cruise Director John began his Cruise Planners franchise in 2013 and has been arranging dream vacations ever since.  “I work hard to provide great service to every customer I connect with.” he says


John's clients appreciate his experience, value his input and his recommendations. "I never try to sell a client anything just because I enjoyed it. I get to know their likes and dislikes; discover what is truly important to them, and then match them up with the product that best fits their wish list and budget. I pride myself in assisting clients with planning a vacation that is best for them.”


John's travel agency is not a one-man show. His business partner Joyce (they are known as Team JoJo) is the yin to his yang. If something ever comes up that John isn't familiar with, you can bet Joyce will be.  Between the two of them Team JoJo will work with you to provide incredible travel experiences. He and Joyce are delighted to have a large LGBTQ client base and Meet Me On Board members are especially welcome.


John lives in Orlando with his husband Alberto.

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Upcoming LGBT Group Cruises

  •                 8-Day Mexican Riviera | NEW Norwegian Bliss | October 5, 2018

    Join “Meet Me On Board” on our first gay group cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s NEW Norwegian Bliss, sailing round-trip from Los Angeles on October 5th, 2018.

    Prices include: Ultimate Beverage Package
    and Free pre-paid gratuities.

    Norwegian Bliss offers a wide range of accommodations designed for the way you cruise. Enjoy splendid luxury in The Haven by Norwegian.® Relax with an ocean breeze on your private balcony. Take your own adventure in a cozy Studio for solo travelers. Or live it up at sea with our collection of Suites, from well-appointed Spa Suites to spacious two-bedrooms. And no matter which room you choose, you’re always guaranteed a great place to rest.

     Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and most exciting ship, Norwegian Bliss, will make waves with all the incredible experiences you’ll have on board. Soak in stunning vistas from our 180-degree Observation Lounge. After witnessing another amazing sunset, you can journey back in time for a drink at Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical. Or jump forward several decades to the rockin’ Sixties with the Tony Award®-winning musical, Jersey Boys.

    Find out more about the ship here on Norwegian Cruise Line’s website.

    Deposit: $100 per person. Final Payment due on 6/30/2018

    Inside cabins (double occupancy) start at $1,093.69 pp

    Balcony cabins (double occupancy) start at $1,663.69 pp

    Mini Suites (double occupancy) start at $1,843.69 pp

    Ultimate Beverage Package and Free pre-paid gratuities included.

    Ask us about studio accommodation, perfect for solo travelers as well as THE HAVEN, which is hidden away at the top of the ship. An exclusive enclave with private key-card access to the most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations. Not only will you have access to all the ship has to offer, you’ll enjoy the personal service of a 24-hour butler and concierge throughout your entire stay. On top of that, complete privacy and tranquility are just steps away on a private sundeck reserved exclusively for guests of The Haven. It’s like having your own ship within a ship, all of which makes for a vacation you’ll never forget.

    Deck plans can be found here.

    For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

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