(42 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Karen Malone

Victoria, MN

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

Exploring Luxuries of Europe

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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Paris Aerial View

Unique Worldwide Experiences at Sea

Cruising is my passion. i have been on over 45 different cruises  all over the world and I can share the pros and cons of each itinerary and ship with 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...
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View of Parliament from the Danube

Cruise and Tour Specialist

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 International Association (CLIA), both the Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC)...
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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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South Pacific Luxury Experiences

One of my favorite parts of the world is 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 have traveled...
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Upscale Experiences on board a River Cruise

River cruising offers a unique and enjoyable way to explore different destinations, especially in Europe.

These are some reasons you may want to consider a RIVER CRUISE:

AmaMagna Passau, Germany AmaMagna

My Travel Albums

Beautiful British Isles
Loch Fyne
Emerald Cruises: Amsterdam to Basel on the Rhine
Set Sail on the Ocean
Christmas Markets
Aussie Adventure
Clipper Ship Sailing Spain to France
Royal Clipper

My Travel Stories

An Epic Expedition to Antarctica

A cruise to Antarctica, one of the last unspoiled, remote regions of the world, is a voyage that most would love to experience.  The Silversea Silver Explorer is a cruise ship that will take you on this magical 18 day journey with your complete safety and comfort in mind.  The ship accommodates less...Read more.

My Reviews

68 of 113 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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77 of 131 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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79 of 136 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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47 of 74 people found this review helpful
A trip we will NEVER forget!
Our trip to SouthEast Asia was a beautiful and memorable experience due to the time and effort that went into the planning by Karen Malone. She was incredibly helpful. Her professionalism and expertise is unsurpassed! Also, she’s just such a wonderful lady as well!
By  CynRae  from  Mendota Heights, MN
Traveled to  Southeast Asia ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Malone responded:
I'm so glad you had such a great time Connie. I will keep my eye out for Moon Palace specials.

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59 of 101 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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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Hawaii
  • Rhine River
  • At Sea
  • Europe
  • Ireland
  • Danube
  • Tahiti
  • Oahu Island
  • Greece
  • Fiji
  • Moselle River
  • Maui Island
  • Caribbean
  • On the River
  • France
  • Germany
  • Bora Bora
  • Kauai Island
  • London
  • Hawaii Island
  • South America
  • South Pacific

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • Family Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beach Vacations
  • Luxury
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Cruises
  • Celebration Travel
  • Christmas Markets
  • European Culture
  • Couples & Romance
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Luxury Hotels

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Delta Vacations
  • Globus
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Alexander & Roberts
  • AmaWaterways
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Monograms
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Viking
  • Classic Vacations
  • Holland America Line
  • Hurtigruten
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • CIE Tours
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Travel2


  • Master Cruise Counselor - CLIA
  • SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate

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