954-475-7700 FL - HDQ 


636-227-9356 MO




Jean Sauleau, President

Travel is a big part of Jeannie's life, which include family visits in France and excursions throughout Europe and Africa. Other favorite exotic excursions include the South Pacific, especially exotic Marquesas for diving and exploring, and luxury cruising on the high seas.


Jeannie's career in the travel industry started in high school working with Mexicana Airlines. During her tenure at the University of Tampa, she continued her career in the travel industry, following her father's footsteps in the hotel industry. On her return to St. Louis, she worked with Maritz Incentive Travel Company, INTRAV and various travel companies, gaining retail and wholesale travel experience.

At the age of 23, Jeannie was calling on Fortune 500 companies as director of marketing for a large St. Louis corporate travel company while continuing her education at Maryville University in Business Management.

By 1985 she was ready to venture on her own, and with the help of her close-knit family, she founded Cartier Travel & Cruises in St. Louis, MO. Cartier Travel became a very successful Virtuoso travel agency, specializing in the luxury market, and excelling as a top performer in luxury cruise sales. The same year of the company's founding was also the year she met her future husband, Christian Sauleau, Executive Vice President of Operations for Silversea Cruises, and past Executive Vice President for Regent Seven Seas and Royal Viking Cruise Line.

After 15 successful years as owner of Cartier Travel, she sold her company and moved to South Florida in 2002 where she started Sixth Star Travel. Jeannie currently resides with her husband  in South Florida.

Sixth Star Travel maintains an office in St. Louis, MO headed by Vice-president/general manager, Monika Dysart. Monika and Jeannie have been working together since 1987, building the business of Sixth Star Travel, one of the top luxury agencies and part of Virtuoso since 1996.

For more information on making your travel dreams come true, email Jeannie at:


Direct: 954-475-7700

Monika Dysart, Vice-President/Gen Manager
Monika Dysart, VP
Monika’s travel career started with family vacations by car in the U.S., but with family in Europe, she soon got her passport and began her first international travels in 1969. From then on, the family car wasn’t enough!  

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Monika studied hotel and restaurant management in college prior to entering the travel industry. She began her travel career in Tampa, and then moved back to St. Louis where she spent 17 years with Cartier Travel. Starting as an agent, her talent was quickly noticed and she was promoted to manager in her second year with the company.  Her education continues with regular travel courses and earning numerous certifications. 
 Monika’s 25 years as a travel consultant and extensive travels throughout the world provide her with the knowledge and expertise to plan trips to any destination. Personal travel has taken Monika all over Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, the Caribbean, Central America, and numerous destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Her fluency in German is an added plus when it comes to traveling abroad.
“Travel is so much more than making a reservation. It’s developing a rapport to find out what each client is looking for, and then developing an experience and wonderful memories. I can arrange details from beginning to end: air, private cars for transportation, luggage shipping, dinner reservations, customized tours, theater tickets, special performances, and more. I work on making the trip as seamless as they want. Whether it’s a weekend get-away, an exotic adventure, cruise, tour or something in between, it’s a personalized, customized trip for my clients.”

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For more information on making your travel dreams come true, contact Monika at  travel@sixthstartravel.com

Direct 636-227-9356
Helga Thalheimer
Helga’s love for travel began with family vacations by car to visit relatives around the U.S. As family vacations escalated to Europe, so did her love of travel. Her travels have taken her to Mexico, Canada, and all over the U.S. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean and has recently added Africa to her list. 

Check out her award winning photograph of elephants draining the pool in Zimbabwe.

Helga’s favorite method of travel is cruising and her voyages include the Mediterranean and Caribbean, across the Baltic and North Seas, around the Black Sea and even across the Atlantic.  She has sailed with a variety of cruise lines, including Cunard, Silversea, and Radisson. Helga is a certified specialist with SeaDream Yacht Club and Celebrity Cruises. In December of 2004.  Helga was chosen to represent Oceania Cruises on the Virtuoso LBD Team. 
“I love to see the excitement in a person’s eyes when they begin to talk about traveling. I love to get them even more excited about new destinations and unique stays or things to do when they get there."
For more information contact Helga at
Direct 636-220-8030