Support Team

Sixth Star Travel started in 2002, proceeded by Cartier Travel since 1985. We have been a Virtuoso member since 1996. Sixth Star Travel specializes in luxury and adventure travel, with a high emphasis on customized itineraries, along with incentive and group travel. A total of 20 staff and IC's are affiliated, mainly home-based, with headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale FL and St. Louis, MO. What has made us successful over the past 30 years is that we learn everything there is to know about our client’s travel needs and desires. We go above and beyond their expectations every time. We are invested in our clients as much as they are invested in us!

We offer bespoke trips and unapparelled service. For our clients, we cater to every need, big to small and business to leisure. We cover all aspects of travel from vacation planning to facilitating lectures, special events as well as destination adventures to tee times on the golf course. Whatever you need to make your trip a success, we have you covered!

Christian Sauleau

Exec. VP / Co-owner

Bonjour! I'm Christian Sauleau, EVP of Sixth Star Travel. I was born in Angers, France and have spent my entire career in hospitality, the majority in the cruise industry. After spending 10 years on board vessels in Hotel Operations on Royal Viking Line, I transferred shore side as VP Hotel Operations. I met my wife, Jeannie on board Royal Viking Sky when she was just opening Cartier Travel in 1985. I was part of Silversea Cruises as EVP of Fleet Operations when they initiated the company in 1994, and rejoined later with over 15 years of service for the line. My career also includes Regent Seven Seas Cruises as EVP Fleet Operations as well as Crystal as SVP Operations and Guest Services. My responsibilities included overseeing Hotel, Marine, Technical Operations, Land program and development of itineraries, in addition to overseeing new ship building. Working closely with passengers, I understand the importance of customer service and attention to detail. It also gave me the opportunity to extensively travel throughout the world. Besides many world cruises, we've traveled throughout Europe, Africa, Middle East, South America, and Asia. Our last experience included Dubai and the desert, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Travel gives you the opportunity to visit amazing destinations, connect with locals and understand, appreciate and respect different cultures.

Patty Johnson

Managing Director

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Sharon Stimpson

Administrative Supervisor

I was born and raised in South Florida.  I thought everyone had a beach!  Once I got older I came to realize what I was taking for granted was a treasure that others had to TRAVEL to experience.   I love booking travel for others to places they have never been and I may never see myself.  It is exciting to be a part of other people’s traveling adventures.  I also enjoy traveling with my husband and two children, as we set out to see new parts of our country each year. I love to get away from it all and spend time exploring new places with my family.