Patricia Rathbone Celebrates 100 Tours and Cruises!

Mar 13, 2024

We wanted to give a huge congratulations to one of our most treasured travelers, Patricia Rathbone! Patricia recently went on her 100th tour with Sun Tours and Cruises, which means that if you have traveled with us, you have probably traveled with Patricia. She celebrated 100 tours on our most recent Mystery Tour which ended up in Los Angeles, California! 

While on the trip, we were happy to surprise her with a vegan desert at dinner to mark the occasion! We are always sure to know of any dietary requirements that you might have so please don’t hesitate to inform us so that we can get to know you just as we have Patricia. Our Tour Director, Ed, was very happy to be able to be the one on Patricia’s 100th tour. He has traveled with her many times over the years! Patricia has been able to explore many places across the globe with us. We are always grateful to see her on a tour or cruise and are so thankful that she has given Sun Tours the opportunity and trust to take her to all these wonderful places.
Patricia is truly a world-traveler! She has been with us on tours to Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland, India, China, France, Antartica, South Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Honduras, and many more! Domestically, she has had experiences at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Tournaments of Roses Parade, Christmas in San Francisco, Houston Quilt Festival, Historic Las Vegas, Lake Michigan’s Enchanted Circle, and our Three Trains, Redwoods, and Ocean tour. Patricia is no stranger to cruising either, having been on cruises such as the Russian River Cruise, Tulips & Windmills Cruise, Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez Cruise, Mississippi River Cruise, Eastern Caribbean Cruise, Canada and New England Cruise, European River Cruise, and more. She is also already going to break her 100 record because she has several more trips booked this year!
When Patricia’s flight returned back in Albuquerque from her 100th tour, we were happy to meet here there to welcome her home and congratulate her again on such a big achievement. We presented here with a nice vase of sunflowers and vegan chocolates from a place here in town. Vice President of Marketing, Michael Herst, is pictured here with Patricia and Ed! We will be hanging her 100th tour plaque in the Sun Tours office on our Wall of Fame! Spots on the wall are for travelers who meet 20+ tours. However, Patricia now gets her own dedicated plaque to commemorate her achievement of 100 tours.
We feel so lucky at Sun Tours and Cruises to be working for a trusted, local business with 46 years of excellent service under our belt. Our Wall of Fame is filling in nicely and our travelers mind are filling in with great memories from all over the world. It’s travelers like Patricia that make what we do so rewarding! So Patricia, here’s to more traveling and discovering together. Thank you for 100 tours and we are looking forward to the next one soon.

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