Karen Plante, Cruise Specialist
Karen has a passion for travel, sense of adventure and interest in exploring the world’s destinations and cultures inspired the decision to work in travel. Returning to school and becoming a certified travel consultant in 2004, Karen gained valuable experience and knowledge planning land packages, coach and rail tours, cruises vacations, and independent holidays as a general leisure travel consultant. Karen joined Cruise Holidays as an Independent Contractor in 2010 and considers it a great job! as she gets to travel the world and do something she loves by working with people looking for a really distinctive, customized travel packages including river or small ship, expedition and ocean cruises.
Designations & Cruise Experience
River Cruise expert, completing extensive training with both Uniworld River Cruises, and while sailing aboard AMA Waterways River Cruises.
Princess Cruises ‘Commodore’ agent – a prestigious award given to those that have completed the highest levels of training and certification with Princess Cruises.
Additional specialized training received with Paul Gauguin Cruises – Pearls Program;
Celebrity Cruises Specialist;
NCL University – Freestyle Specialist;
Fairmont Hotels – Fairmont Famous Agent; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Rail Europe; G.A.P Adventures; Sandals; Club Med; Bermuda Specialist Program
Karen has sailed on numerous cruises including AMA Waterways, Windstar Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines as well as private sailboat charters. She has travelled to Italy, England, France, Spain, Germany, Luxemburg, Corsica, The Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Costa Rica, British Virgin Island, Barbados, Bermuda, St. Lucia, St. Barth’s, St. Kitt’s, St. Marten, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico
Karen’s interests include travel, reading, foreign films, hiking, cycling, sailing, food & wine. Member of Bruce Trail Club, Cinefest Niagara, Readings at the Roselawn, TIFF. She devides her time between her home office in Niagara and myLuxuryCruises.com’s office assisting clients with planning cruise travel and tour packages on land, rivers and oceans all over the world. karen also works with groups, planning to travel together such as family reunions, clubs, seminars and weddings at sea.