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VACATIONS

VACATIONS

VACATIONS

Our specialized, experienced consultants offer expertise for worldwide tours, cruises and custom designed travel experiences, while also providing first-hand knowledge and personal, human insight to guide your unique vacation vision. Through ongoing educational initiatives, our consultants travel the world to experience and learn about destinations personally, enabling them to share unbiased specific details during the travel planning process. Our preferred vendor relationships provide added values, booking bonuses and the best options for all of your travel needs.

SUN & FUN DESTINATIONS

SUN & FUN DESTINATIONS

SUN & FUN DESTINATIONS

Adjust your latitude and find yourself on the perfect beach where you can fully decompress, explore nature's aquarium and sample exotic local flavors.

As a Delta Vacations Diamond Elite Agency, a Top Performer with Sun Country Vacations, and a member of the Gold Level 500 Club with Funjet Vacations, you can trust your important getaway plans with our knowledgeable and experienced staff. We've been there!

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Find your paradise — from Hawaii to the Greek Isles; from the South of France to the South Pacific. Get moving on your vacation with fishing, snorkeling, hiking, zip lining, sailing, ATV adventures — or journey from snow-capped mountains to the beach all in the same day.

Not all tropical retreats are the same, so rely on our expertise to help you select the perfect match to suit your needs. Where you stay matters — boutique or mega resort, a cottage by the ocean, or a luxury enclave.

Enjoy an independent getaway or explore an all-inclusive beach haven. All-Inclusive resorts provide a tremendous value in tropical settings and offer a wide range of atmospheres: from the most intimate and secluded to very active and high energy — all while experiencing fine dining, top-shelf beverages, included activities and entertainment.

The choices are endless and we can help you determine the location that fits your style — active or relaxing, hot spot or seclusion. And when you need a break from the beach, we can recommend the best activities, places to eat, nightlife, and more.

Let us find your perfect place in the sun.

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GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS

GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS

GLOBAL EXPLORATIONS

We offer the world to you; from custom independent itineraries to fully guided tours. We'll connect you with the perfect services and experiences that will satisfy your well-deserved travel dreams.

In addition to our agents' personal travel knowledge, we have worldwide connections to arrange insider access and coordinate your schedule to be present for special local events, ceremonies and festivals.

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We provide:

  • Guided & Locally Hosted Journeys
  • Experiential Adventures
  • Cultural Focus
  • Rail Journeys
  • Unique & Authentic Experiences: Culinary, Wine, Sports, Sailing
  • Exotic Experiences: African Safaris, Antarctica Landings, riding the Orient Express, Mekong
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury and VIP Travel
  • Custom-designed Experiences

YOUR INTERESTS, YOUR WAY

What would be a highlight of your travel plans? Painting at Giverny, driving a Ferrari in Italy, or a cooking school in Bangkok?

Let us design your next adventure.

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OCEAN & RIVER CRUISES

OCEAN & RIVER CRUISES

OCEAN & RIVER CRUISES

We present the waters of the world. Will your next journey take you to charming villages along the Danube River, onto the great vast oceans and seas of the world or into the narrow inlets of the Amazon? Do you see yourself on an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic in style or a relaxing quest to tropical Caribbean ports of call? We have the perfect escape for you!

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RIVER CRUISES

Take a slow journey to discover life along the rivers of the world. Visit historic destinations on the Mississippi. Marvel at the ancient scenery of the Yangtze River Gorges or along the Nile in Egypt. Explore the great waterways of Europe — all in the intimate surroundings of your luxury ship, fine cuisine, and outstanding service.

Your ship will dock right in the heart of historic cities that will welcome you with enriching tours, delicious local cuisine and an opportunity to discover your new favorite destination. Think of the rivers as the ancient highways of the world. You can't get a better location.

Retire each evening to your cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows and luxurious beds that beg to be slept in. You'll wake each morning energized and ready to explore a brand new port — and you only need to unpack your luggage once.

OCEAN CRUISES

Sail the Seven Seas. From adventures aboard popular cruise ships and luxury ocean liners to sailing ships large and small, the world is yours to explore by water. You can explore the Caribbean Islands, the wonders of Alaska or the marvelous Mediterranean.

While on board, many ships provide entertainment and activities for all ages. Kids will enjoy swimming pools, rock climbing walls and art classes, while you can relax, take advantage of spa services and participate in fitness classes. Then come together at the end of the day to share a delicious meal with the whole family. And don't forget about onshore activities like snorkeling, biking, sightseeing and shopping. With a cruise, you can do it all.

Let us help you select the right destination, size of ship, and amenities to find your perfect cruise.

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ACTIVE ADVENTURES

ACTIVE ADVENTURES

ACTIVE ADVENTURES

Are you dreaming of a zip line in the rainforest, reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, or an exotic photo safari to capture that perfect image of your favorite wild animals? Let us help you create your perfect adventure.

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We offer experiences such as:

  • Spectator Sports like Soccer, NFL Games, Wimbledon, the Olympics
  • Watersports like fishing and sailing
  • Hiking with organized/guided treks such as Machu Picchu or Kilimanjaro
  • Birding in locations such as South America and Asia
  • Dude Ranches
  • Skiing or Golf

Hike to the top of the world; the Grand Canyon; the beautiful Cinque Terre coastline. Experience whales so close you can see and smell the spray. Meet a penguin, a polar bear, a reindeer, a lion, a giraffe or an ancient tortoise. Zip line through a rainforest; walk up a waterfall; mush a dogsled.

Challenge yourself to try a new adventure and explore a new land.

It's a big world — let us help you discover it.

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FRIENDS & FAMILY GETAWAYS

FRIENDS & FAMILY GETAWAYS

FRIENDS & FAMILY GETAWAYS

Travel together to celebrate your milestones, bond with your besties or reconnect with your family's generations.

From 4 to 400, we can guide you to the best travel options. We know the logistics of finding great options and extra values even for small getaways. Our preferred status with airlines, resorts and tour operators create value and extra benefits to help make your trip the best ever.

Let us keep your group on track, organized, and informed.

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We can assist with:

  • Family Reunions
  • Vow Renewals
  • Birthdays or Graduation Excursions
  • Multigenerational Travel
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Bachelorette Parties

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check back often to see our lineup of events and travel forums featuring everything from cruise lines and tour companies to worldwide destinations. Click on the images below for more information, including registration, for each upcoming event.

Have a question about an upcoming event? Send us an email to events@carrouseltravel.com.

Carrousel's reputation, superior quality, and an unmatched high level of service is why you can feel confident entrusting us with your important travel dreams.

MEET OUR VACATION TEAM

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GENE EBANKS

Senior Travel Consultant

Gene creates memorable vacations including African safaris, river cruises, luxury cruises, New Zealand adventures, and European getaways.

"I recently had an amazing, rewarding "Impact Travel" experience on a Fathom cruise to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It focused on giving back, making a difference and working side-by-side with the people on this island to improve their lives. Plus, I enjoyed a Caribbean cruise on the way to and from the destination. It was an experience not to be forgotten!"

gebanks@carrouseltravel.com

612-798-1467

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KATHERINE WOLF

Senior Travel Consultant

Katherine delivers unique adventures in Scandinavia and Europe; her passion is offering cultural highlights whether the Colosseum in Rome or a bit of soft adventure in Norway, like a Fjord Kayak Tour.

"My recent trip to Greece was filled with surprises, from the people who were so warm and welcoming to the rich history of Athens complete with the charming cobblestoned streets of Plaka (Old Town). But perhaps it is her islands that call me back, with the serene, yet playful, atmospheres and breathtaking views, which in the end created a rich tapestry of memories that I won't soon forget."

kwolf@carrouseltravel.com

612-798-1429

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LONI GOETTIG

Senior Travel Consultant

With over 40 years of travel planning experience, Loni can help you design your own personal travel itinerary to all parts of the world, such as Asia, South America, Europe, and even Hawaii.

"Tahiti is a dream destination for many. I just returned from the Windstar Wind Spirit 7-night cruise around these islands. The most turquoise water your eyes have ever seen, combined with the incredible beauty of the islands, atolls and motus — and a fascinating South Pacific culture with amazing people that want to share this with you — make a trip to Tahiti unforgettable!"

lgoettig@carrouseltravel.com

612-798-1420

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LORI BRUNS

Senior Travel Consultant

From tropical getaways to romantic escapes, Lori is your go-to expert for sun, sand and adventure travel in places like Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

"I have recently traveled to three very different destinations — sunny, diverse Los Cabos, Mexico; Dublin and the Ring of Kerry in Ireland; and Northern Italy with Uniworld River Cruises. All were educational and interesting, and I would love to share my personal insights about these destinations to help enhance your next travel experience."

lbruns@carrouseltravel.com

612-798-1411

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LORRIE DAY

Senior Travel Consultant

Whether you're looking for an active adventure or total relaxation, Lorrie can tailor the perfect experience in any destination.

"An enchanting adventure at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Romance and history along the Danube River on board an AmaWaterways River Cruise. A thrilling Thornybush Game Lodge safari in South Africa. Incredibly different destinations offering unique experiences, with one thing in common — they're magical!"

lday@carrouseltravel.com

612-798-1417

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MARIA SIEVERS

Senior Travel Consultant

Maria designs travel experiences all over the world, and especially enjoys creating custom independent itineraries in Scandinavia, Europe and Australia, offering memorable soft adventure vacations.

"I traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico for the first time and was surprised to find this area is so much more than a deluxe golfer's paradise. The beaches are wide and vast, and beautiful for long walks and jogs. The variety of resorts have beautiful pools with plenty of options for travelers with any range of interests — from tranquil relaxation to energetic activity."

msievers@carrouseltravel.com

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you, Gene. I will always be grateful to our friends for recommending you to us. You are a great example of someone who can deal with all kinds of travelers. You are very patient and understanding of our inexperience in the world of travel. I will recommend you to anyone interested in travel.
Barb and Bev - Alaska

I was referred to Carrousel Travel by a family friend and started working with Lori Bruns. From the start to the very end Lori helped me step by step plan my destination wedding. She helped me with my website, contracting reservations for the hotel, booking flights and hotel for my guests, and myself and my family, keeping everything in order and keeping my stress levels down. Lori made everything easy and was extremely transparent the entire time I worked with her. She gave me her undivided attention and was responsive and knowledgeable. I had 40 guests that were family and friends in my wedding group that traveled with me to Aruba. Aruba was Lori’s suggestion after weeks of being indecisive on a location. I am so glad I listened to her!!! Aruba was amazing, the hotel was perfect for everyone’s needs, and the wedding planner at the RIU was just as amazing as Lori. I got legally married in Aruba, so Lori ALSO helped me step by step through that process and what paperwork I needed done and where to get it and how to send it. My wedding vacation was wonderful and my actual wedding day was more than perfect. I could not have pulled it off without Lori and Carrousel Travel’s help. If anyone reading this has their heart set on a destination wedding- CALL LORI at Carrousel Travel and she will help make it happen for you! Cannot say enough good things!

Akila - Aruba

Hi Maria! Please know our second trip was just as wonderful as the first. Again, everything was planned and organized perfectly. The schedule was perfect and we had enough time in all our locations. The hotels were all perfectly located providing easy walking to sightseeing and restaurants. And a bonus...we had no problems with parking tickets this year, as we now understand what the signs mean!

Thank you, again, Maria, for planning and organizing another wonderful trip for us. They have both been trips that my parents and Art and I will remember forever!

Nancy - Denmark // Sweden

Loni, Thank you for again making our chaotic and rushed planning into a beautiful vacation. We have all of our documents from you and are getting very excited for our trip. I am so very thankful to have you as our travel agent. You are so wonderful at listening to detail and finding something that truly fits our dream vacation. We are very happy with the work you have done for us. Thank you so much!

Nick and Jeni - Japan

Katherine, A note of thanks for the work you did to set up our European vacation. It was everything we hoped for and more.

All the arrangements were executed with perfection. Both hotels were perfect. Modest and extremely well located, in both cities. The double rooms were not overly small, and the bathrooms were more than ample. We were more than satisfied with the hotel choices. Christmas Day was spectacular. Morning Mass in a 12th century chapel with the Vienna Boys Choir singing hymns, and the dinner and chamber orchestra concert in the evening made for an over the top amazing day. We absolutely loved everything about Prague. Carrousel and Kensington Tours were great. We stretched our budget just a tad, but it was worth every dime.

We will definitely use you again and will recommend our friends to you. You have proven the point we read about some time ago that travel agents bring expertise to the table that we think we don't need in the internet age. We are now believers in that point.

Thanks for everything.

Rick and Meg - Vienna // Prague

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