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Karen Malone-Woodbury,MN

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Luxury Travel Expert with Worldwide Experience

I've traveled to five continents and over 35 countries to best provide my clients with first hand knowledge and insider tips on their worldwide travels. Call or email me to make an appointment and discover the benefits of working with me. It will be the best investment you make in your vacation.

My Travel Specialties

Europe for First Timers

Traveling through Europe can be complex but I am here to help. Together we will explore regional itineraries or panoramic overviews, that will bring into focus all that you want to see and do in Europe. Whether you want to experience Europe via a river cruise, ocean cruise, guided tour or on your...
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The Famous Chain Bridgein Budapest

Luxury Ocean and River Cruising

Cruising is my passion. i have been on over 35 different cruises and I can share the pros and cons of each itinerary and ship to you. Whether your are new to cruising or have sailed as much as i have, there are so many changes and enhancements to ships, that it is nearly a full time job to keep up...
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View of Parliament from the Danube

Cruise and Tour Specialist

Hi my name is Karen Malone and I have been a travel consultant since 1996. My interests are many but one of my first loves in traveling is cruising. I have been on more than 40 cruises all over the world including river cruising and trans-Atlantic crossing. I hold two certificates with Cruise Lines...
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Aloha Spirit

Hawaii … what’s not to love! I have personally had the opportunity to visit four of the islands; Oahu, Big Island, Maui & Kauai. Each island has something special to offer its tourists. If you’re looking for adventure, romance or a family trip there is something at each island you will love.

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Making Disney Dreams Come True

Whether it's a Disney cruise vacation, or an exotic trip with Adventures by Disney; let me be your guide to a magical experience. I've recently travel to Disney World and Disney Land to share the joys of these parks with my grandchildren. You need a Disney Specialist to help you navigate through all...
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Magic Kingdom Castle

South Pacific and Asia Experiences

One of my favorite parts of the world are Asia and the South Pacific.. I have been to the elephant camp in Thailand and watched the elephants paint original artwork. My travels through China gave me insight in the culture and how to navigate through a country where English is not widely spoken. I...
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Famous Jumbo Restaurant in Hong Kong Harbor

My Travel Albums

Aussie Adventure
Clipper Ship Sailing Spain to France
Royal Clipper

My Travel Stories

Finding the Pandas

During my stay in Beijing i did the typical tourist tours to the Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, and the Houtongs. But I had a free day and wanted to go to the Beijing zoo and see the pandas there. Being a Jersey girl born and bred, I heard that you could take the subway to a stop near the zoo. And...Read more.

My Reviews

8 of 16 people found this review helpful
Very helpful, good attitude. She did a great job on our Alaska trip! I would
not hesitate to use Karen again or refer a friend to her. We had a wonderful
time with no worries, she had everything covered.
By  Jeanne  from  IGH, MN
Traveled to  Fairbanks ~ Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Malone responded:
Thanks for the kind words Jeanne. It was my pleasure to serve you and i'm so happy this was a great experience for you two. Karen

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fabulous trip
We were so lucky to find Karen as our travel agent. She has been a gift to work with from start to finish on our Alaska trip. Karen knows exactly what she is talking about and her follow through is stellar!!! We will be booking many more trips with Karen.
By  Marsha  from  Vadnais Hts MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Malone responded:
Thank you so much Marsha for those kinds words! It was my pleasure to help you plan the trip to beautiful Alaska, one of my top ten destinations. I look forward to working with you in the future wherever your travels take you. Karen

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1 of 4 people found this review helpful
First trip to Europe
Karen did a great job helping us through our first time in Europe. We were so amazed how everything went so smoothly. She answered all our questions while booking, made sure all of our wants were met. It allowed us to focus on the experience! Thank you.
By  John + Rose   from  La Quinta California
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Malone responded:
Thank you for those kind words John. I always try to remember my first experiences in Europe to help the new comers have a smooth trip. I'm so glad this worked out for you.

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6 of 14 people found this review helpful
More than I had expected
She was very professional, and easy to talk to and gave us all the information we needed. When we had questions about our itinerery, she looked into it and got back to us right away. We would defiinetly go to her again when we travel
By  NA  from  South St Paul
Traveled to  Pasadena ~ California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 30 people found this review helpful
Retired and Traveling!
Karen has been very professional, helpful and eager to share information about all our vacation destinations. She makes sure all bases are covered and all travel documents are in order. She always answers all our questions and we seem to have a lot. I would encourage anyone to stop in and visit with her for any travel questions or ideas. Karen has helped us with Viking Cruises, Globus Bus tours and other trips.
By  WBSB  from  Woodbury MN
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Malone responded:
Thank you for your kind words Wayne. It is always my pleasure to work with you and your family. I encourage you to continue to ask questions. This helps me make sure your trip is exactly what you anticipated Karen.

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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Hawaii
  • Caribbean
  • East and Southeast Asia
  • Europe
  • Ireland
  • Alaska
  • Oahu Island
  • Italy
  • Fiji
  • Maui Island
  • Thailand
  • France
  • Germany
  • Kauai Island
  • Hungary
  • Florida
  • Hawaii Island
  • South America

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Escorted Tours
  • Family Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beach Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Luxury
  • River Cruises
  • Theme Parks
  • Couples & Romance
  • Luxury Hotels

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Delta Vacations
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Globus
  • Alexander & Roberts
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Monograms
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Classic Vacations
  • Hurtigruten
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Princess Cruises®
  • CIE Tours International
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Holland America Line


  • Certified Travel Specialist
  • Acredited Cruise Counselor CLIA
  • Master Cruise Counselor CLIA

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