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Carol Matulonis 833-709-0402
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River Cruises

With a lifelong passion for cruising and travel that started with my first river cruise in the 1970's on the Mississippi River, I have filled many passports and sailed on more than 50 cruises. I plan yearly river cruise groups that have included Christmas Markets on the Rhine with Uniworld and an AmaWaterways charter for a Paris to Normandy cruise along the Seine. I'm proud to have been chosen as one of 25 travel agents to attend Viking Cruises' Executive Retreat and learn from Viking's top leaders while sailing the Danube. I look forward to helping you discover your next river cruise itinerary. Wine lover? Let's chat about my wine cruise in France or a sailing on Portugal's Douro River. Looking for luxury? Set sail on Crystal's finest ships or bring the family along on a Tauck Bridges sailing. You can even take a trip on the wild side with a river cruise in Africa or Asia! My years of experience allow me to connect with travelers over a shared love of travel, genealogy and history. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey – including any pre- and post-trip adventures – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect vacation. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Let me plan your trip on the Rhine during tulip season! Buy a tulip bouquet to bring on board and brighten up your cabin throughout your journey.

Other Specialties
Alaska
Alaska

Just as Alaska is a destination unlike anywhere else, so is each Alaskan vacation experience. Sail to untouched corners on a rugged adventure cruise or enjoy the comforts of a luxury cruise with private butlers and champagne. Land adventures and shore excursions in Alaska are the most unique, from helicoptering to the top of a glacier for a dog sledding experience, watching a whale breach in front of your boat, snorkeling to see the colorful sea life, fishing for salmon, and sending the fish home to enjoy after your vacation. Want more time discovering inland Alaska? Let's put together a package that's perfect for you including taking a train ride to explore our 49th state, rafting in Denali National Park, panning for gold in Fairbanks, touching the Exit Glacier and touring the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. I'll help you choose the best season, itinerary, cruise line, and land package based on your interest, budget, and traveling party. As a Cruise Planners Multi-Million dollar seller, I have been recognized by many cruise lines and am proud to have been chosen as a member of the Celebrity Cruises Iconic Advisors Club recognizing outstanding travel partners. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect vacation. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Don't rule out the snorkeling in Alaska for fear of the cold. 7mm wetsuits are provided to keep you warm and the sites of the sea anemone, starfish, corals, and kelp forests leave you with incredible memories.

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands

Are you an animal lover? The Galapagos Islands are for you! Imagine yourself snorkeling while a sea lion playing with your fins, riding a zodiac next to islands filled with land iguanas, kayaking next to sea turtles while they play with the kayak rope, watching an albatross land at your feet or standing by as a blue-footed booby lay eggs. All of these experiences are daily encounters in the Galapagos. With so many animal sightings, it's hard to imagine seeing even more, but then you get to spend a day with the giant tortoises and explore the Charles Darwin Research Station. We have suggestions on the perfect cruise or land trip to meet your specific wishes. Cruises do offer the chance to see many islands and are all-inclusive with all excursions and food, alcohol, and Wi-Fi included. Celebrity Cruises even build a beautiful new ship, the Celebrity Flora, purpose-built for the Galapagos. You can even pair your cruise with a post-trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. Always friendly, I extend offers while on vacation myself, inviting special guides to come to visit us if they are ever in Florida. Mariuxi, our Celebrity Galapagos guide, took us up on the offer, giving us an amazing week to learn even more about the special people of Ecuador while we had the thrill of showing Mariuxi her first manatee and cardinal, as exciting to her as seeing a blue-footed booby was to us! I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey – including any pre- and post-trip adventures – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect vacation. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Don't forget to bring your passport to the Charles Darwin Research Station and get one of the coolest stamps ever!

Honeymoon/Romance
Honeymoon/Romance

Luxury, seclusion, adventure, high-energy...there's no one-size-fits-all-couples vacation when it comes to the perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway. I'll work with you as a couple to create a vacation that is personal to you. From treehouse glamping with your own private plunge pool, to champagne toasts on a private Riva boat tour on Lake Como, to mountainside and seaside resorts that are built to celebrate nature's beauty and kindle romance, there is no limit to the unique experiences I can plan for you. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey – including any spa appointments, restaurant reservations, and activities – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect romantic experience. As a multi-million dollar seller of travel, our agency specializes in honeymoons and anniversaries. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Private experiences elevate your trip to be all about the two of you. From private transfers to your destination to a private tour guide or private tasting dinner by a local chef, these intimate moments will turn into your most memorable.

Destination Wedding
Destination Wedding

With a 30-year-old daughter as my travel agency co-owner and a 33-year-old son, destination weddings are a large part of our lives and our travel agency business for the past 10 years. We've planned weddings on cruises, in the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and also in the United States. We work with a busy bride and groom's work schedule to make sure they have the fun of planning all the wedding details and enjoying the sneak peek visit, while we work behind the scenes to maximize the wedding perks and ensure the wedding of your dreams with zero stress. We create complementary websites that can be customized and allow for live booking options while also being available to answer questions for guests via phone and email. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire wedding – including any honeymoon plans if needed – and will be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect dream wedding. One of my biggest compliments is referrals, and my newest bride is a 7th-generation friend referral from a destination wedding I planned 8 years ago! As a romantic at heart, destination weddings are my specialty!

Insider Tip

Plan an intimate ceremony on a European river cruise. These low-cost packages are available on luxury cruises, giving you the opportunity to combine your special day with the vacation of a lifetime.

Group Travel Cruises
Group Travel Cruises

With a lifelong passion for connecting family and friends through travel experiences, beginning with my first cruise in the 1970s, I have filled many passports and sailed on more than 50 cruises. I plan annual cruise groups that have included multigenerational family cruises, class reunions, military reunions, professional continuing education cruises, and corporate events on all types of cruises: ocean, river, luxury, small-ship, weekend, week-long...I've done it all! I'm proud to have been chosen as one of 25 travel agents to attend Viking Cruises' Executive Retreat and learn from Viking's top leaders while sailing the Danube and also proud to have been chosen as a member of the Celebrity Cruises Iconic Advisors Club recognizing outstanding travel partners. I look forward to helping you discover your next group cruise itinerary designed to meet the needs of your specific group including arranging meeting space, cocktail parties, dining, and group shore excursions, as well as handling pre-cruise aspects such as marketing and easy online registrations. My years of experience allow me to connect with travelers over a shared love of travel and memory-making. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey – including any pre-and post-trip adventures – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is a perfect vacation for everyone. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Choose a cruise line that gives your group members complimentary options such as a river cruise with multiple daily excursions or an ocean cruise with many dining venues so everyone can customize the experience to their liking while still traveling together.

Disney Vacations
Disney Vacations

My first Disney World memory was in 1971 attending the opening of the Magic Kingdom and getting to be one of the first guests to spend the night at the brand-new Contemporary Hotel. In the decades since, we've raised our family as a Disney family, and taken advantage of years of annual passes. I will be your expert in choosing a hotel and have stayed at almost every one. Plus, I'll help you plan your trip and understand and arrange Extra Magic Hours, Park Hopper add-ons, dining reservations, character dining choices, and more. I've done many of the behind-the-scenes tours and can give you tips on my favorites (you can walk in the underground tunnels at Magic Kingdom and see where Tinkerbell flies from during the nightly performance). I'll help you plan your day and night to include the fireworks and nighttime spectaculars and find parade viewing sites. Need advice on seasonal celebrations? I'm a huge fan and can help you with all of them including getting tickets to the Christmas Candlelight Processional. Need help setting up the Disney App on your phone or viewing your pictures from Memory Maker? I can help with that too. I'll personalize your trip for you and your family and give you ride tips including getting on Avatar Flight of Passage and Star Wars Rise of the Resistance and visiting Toy Story Land. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire vacation – including any pre-and post-trip adventures or cruises – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect vacation. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Make sure to ask us to help you get a reservation at the California Grill in time to see the fireworks while you enjoy a delicious dinner.

Bahamas Cruises
Bahamas Cruises

Growing up in a yachting and boating family, my earliest vacation memories are from the late 1960s boating to Nassau and the Abacos in the Bahamas. With a lifelong passion for connecting cruising, travel, friends, and family, beginning with my first cruise in the 1970s, I have filled many passports and sailed on more than 50 cruises. Living in Florida, you're likely to find me on a weekend cruise to the Bahamas heading out Friday morning and being the first off the ship Monday to be back at work. With the cruise lines enhancing their private islands to be incredible destinations of their own, especially Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay and Norwegian's Great Stirrup Cay, many weeklong cruises now have a day and sometimes two days in the Bahamas. As a Cruise Planners Multi-Million Dollar Seller, I have been recognized by many lines, and am proud to have been chosen as a member of the Celebrity Cruises Iconic Advisors Club recognizing outstanding travel partners. I look forward to helping you discover your next Bahamas cruise itinerary and getting you closer to dipping your toes in the dazzling blue waters. I will take a personal interest in planning your entire journey – including any pre-and post-trip adventures – and be with you from start to finish to ensure this is your perfect vacation. I love helping make your dreams come true!

Insider Tip

Are you looking for something new to do in Nassau? Hire a private charter boat for the day and explore parts of the island you haven't seen before, go snorkeling away from the crowds, or spend time fishing before grilling your fresh catch for lunch.

Passions
Wine Enthusiast
Scuba/Snorkel
Animals & Marine Life
Foodie
Ecotourism

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