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Small Ship and River Cruising

Looking for a romantic ship for just the 2 of you, or like the idea of collecting unique ports of call?  Small ship and river cruising might be for you.  Many people don't know where to start when planning a unique cruise journey.  My experience with small private yachts, small ship ocean cruising, expedition cruising and river cruising can help you navigate all of the options and find the perfect experience.


River cruising has become very popular in recent years, but many people don't know all of the options or even how many rivers around the world have river cruises.   River Cruising is popular in Europe, but also Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America too.


Expedition cruising to places like the Galapagos, Antarctica, Alaska and the South Pacific is a great way to scratch your adventure itch. 


Small ship cruising can get you into unique ports of call and I specialize in curating  excursions and pre or post cruise stays in these amazing cities.


We can schedule a phone appointment or in person meeting to explore all of the options.

My Reviews

8 of 11 people found this review helpful
Our river cruise was a delightful experience.
Kari was a wonderful person to work with. She went above and beyond to make our trip the most pleasant ever
By  Chuck  from  Robbinsdale
Traveled to  Weimar ~ Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kari Hansen responded:
Chuck, Thank You! You are a joy to work with also. I’m glad you and your wife had a wonderful trip. Thank you for the pictures from your cruise. Best Regards, Kari Hansen

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Will only plan with Kari in the the future!
Kari was knowledgeable, friendly and understood our families needs and desires. What she recommended hit the nail SPOT ON! Wow, if it were not for her, I'd still be in customs! Talk about experienced, worthy, and AMAZING!
By  Sarah   from  St. Paul MN
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! It was my pleasure! I look forward to working with you again. Regards, Kari

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11 of 18 people found this review helpful
Best trip with friends!
Kari was very helpful in planning our trip, six in our group. She gave us great ideas on locations to travel to and worked within our price range. Kari found us good flights and a wonderful vacation package. We went to Negril, Jamaica and stayed at the Riu Palace. It was the best trip! The people were friendly, the hotel was clean and nice, food was great, and the beach was beautiful! Kari also arranged MoBay Club for us as we came in and left Jamaica. That was excellent! She also provided us with good tour ideas.

This has been the second time I have used Kari to help me plan a vacation, the first was with family and this one with friends. Both trips were fabulous! She is very good at her job, communicates well, and listens to what you say to help you find and plan the best vacation. She has experience and has been to many places so she can give you good suggestions. I would highly recommend Kari to help you plan your next vacation, I know I am!
By  Jody  from  White Bear Lake, MN
Traveled to  Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kari Hansen responded:
Thank you, I also look forward to working with you on your 2019 travel needs.

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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Best trip for my 40th Birthday!!!!
Kari was very resourceful in planning my trip to Montego Bay for my 40th birthday. Everything was perfect!!! the flight was awesome and she booked us good seating going allowing my boyfriend and I to sit together. There were someone to greet us immediately after we landed in Montego that escorted us through Custom and someone was waiting to pick us up with MoBay Club VIP.This was indeed the best trip ever at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica...great food, drinks and the hospitality was AMAZING!!! Not to mentioned, this was our first trip out the country and it was Perfect!!!! Looking to book our next trip with her.
By  Tameka  from  Tallahassee, Florida
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I look forward to working with you again!

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6 of 10 people found this review helpful
Awesome vacation!
Kari is very responsive and supportive. She is always ready and available to answer questions and make adjustments. We told her what we wanted out of the trip and she planned everything perfectly! She is so fun - we wish she could have come with us!
By  B&T  from  Elk River, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! You are a joy to work with! I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Kari

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Destination Expert:

  • Caribbean Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Tahiti
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Celebration Travel
  • European Culture
  • Small Ship Cruises

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  • AmaWaterways
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Hurtigruten
  • Silversea Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTA
  • Master Cruise Counselor
  • Certified Globus Tour Expert
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

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