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  How I Fell In Love With Cruising  

Almost 30 years ago I took my first cruise.  I was in my 20's and some friends planned a cruise on Princess and asked if we wanted to come along.  "Sure, why not?"  It sounded like fun.  In time 5 couples committed to the cruise.  It took a lot of saving and budgeting to go on that cruise!  At one point my husband said we couldn't go, and I told him he could sit at home, but there was no way I was letting everyone else go without me! 

A couple months before the cruise, our travel agent called us saying that the cruise was overbooked, and Princess wanted to know if we'd wait about 6 weeks and go on a different cruise, that was 10 days instead of 7, with no price increase.  It was a no-brainer for all of us!  Some folks not going on the cruise with us said we'd be bored doing a 10-day cruise as our first cruise, that we should have stuck to the 7-day.

Well, let me tell you what...we got on that beautiful ship and fell instantly in love with cruising -   the dining, the entertainment, the pampering and attention to detail, the beautiful weather and the lovely ports.  It was nice because I could do as much or as little as I wished.  The last night of the cruise I was sad to be leaving.  Every other vacation I'd been on, even though I'd enjoyed it thoroughly, I would be ready to go home.  This vacation was different...I didn't want to go home!  I could have happily stayed on that ship for another 10 days!

From then on I've been a fan of cruising.  I haven't cruised as often as I'd liked to have but it's still my favorite way to travel.  I love the idea of unpacking just once and being able to see something new or be someplace different in a day or two.

My goal is to help you fall in love and find your dream cruise at the perfect price so that you can experience the joy of cruising as I did, whether it's your first or 50th cruise!


How I Fell In Love With Cruising


We called Karen and told her we only had four days for a honeymoon so she suggested a few places in San Diego, went back and forth between the two until she found excatley what we were looking for, but they had no rooms with a veiw of the water left. But we still went and she worked her magic and when we cjhecked in not only did we have a room with a veiw, but the honeymoon suite, which was the same price as a regular room. What a nice surprise for us, she went that extra mile. We will always use Karen. she listen to us and took care of every detail. Love her! - Jeri F., Phoenix


Karen did a great job planning a trip for my family for my parents 40th anniversary. She took care of our transfers, resort accommodations and air fare. Our flights got unexpectedly cancelled and we had to call Karen at 8pm one night and she dropped everything to help us resolve the issue. We had a wonderful trip and will definitely use Karen again to help us plan the next trip. - Jodi L., Ahwatukee, AZ
Karen is absolutely the best ! She will go far "above & beyond" to make your experience as perfect as possible in every way! - Judy C., Linn Valley, KS

We went on vacation for our daughter's 9th birthday.  It was an incredible vacation because of Karen Coleman-Ostrov.  While we were planning the trip she was continually on top of things with reservations, checking ammenities and helping with tickets for us to nearby attractions. She went the extra mile!  I will not book another vacation without consulting her first!  The Paradise Point was incredible and both she and the resort exceeded our expections.  We received 5 Star treatment from both Karen and Paradise Point! - Cindra, Tempe, AZ

Karen knows her stuff! Great job. - Francine A., Tempe, AZ
Karen was very helpful and a joy to work with. - Scott G., Bethlehem, PA