Karen Plante CTC

Oakville, ON

Small Ship & River Cruise Specialist

The Parliament Building in Budapest
The Parliament Building in Budapest

My cruise travels have taken me to many places near and far giving me fresh insights in to destinations for your vacation. That’s exactly why I began exploring river and small ship cruises over the last 10 years! Each one provides a unique opportunity to step straight off the ship and begin walking through local villages for shopping, dining or adventure.

An unexpected benefit of river cruising for myself and many clients is the bikes that are often provided ashore making it even easier to enjoy a self-guided tour!

From being transported back to medieval times in the south of France, to savoring the views from the top of Gibraltar or wandered past castles  along the beautiful  rivers of the Rhine Valley, I can help create your dream vacation.

In my younger years, I loved doing everything on my own, taking self-guided tours and discovering local restaurants without a guide. Now I’ve come to realize there is also great peace of mind to be found in planning ahead and having someone ready to transfer me from place to place, a highly recommended tour or guide to show me around and then a waiting comfy bed on the ship to return to each night.

Having experienced both sides of travel, I am able to help create a trip that suites your personality. No matter which cruise line you’re considering I have probably traveled on it and received additional certifications to know exactly which one will have the port calls, dining, atmosphere and entertainment that best suit you.

As much as I love to explore, I especially appreciate learning about my client's travel experiences. I welcome anyone looking for a personalized holiday - whether it is a single individual or a club or group. I am dedicated to helping you create a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Ponant
  • Blount Small Ship Cruises
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