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Karen Hughes

Alpharetta, Georgia Travel Agent

Halcyon Cruises & Adventures Inc, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury Travel Advisor for Individuals and Groups

The beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia
The beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia

I spent my early working career as a Professional Engineer at Bellsouth after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1973 with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. However, my interest in travel began much earlier. I became proficient in speaking French in high school and studied at the University of Dijon while at Tech.

I began working in the travel industry after graduating from Omni School of Travel in December 1988 and created Halcyon Cruises & Adventures in 1996.

I've always had a love of travel. From my first trip abroad, I realized what a wonderful, life-changing experience travel can be for those who embrace it. When asked about my favorite destination, the normal answer is the last place I've visited!

To be successful as a leading travel consultant in today's world, nothing beats personal experience. And my travels have taken me around the world.

When traveling to new and exotic destinations, you will find me visiting and exploring quaint inns, luxurious hotels, and wonderful restaurants so that I can assist clients in creating their dream trips.

First-hand knowledge about properties all over the world allows me to tailor the trips for clients to ensure they are always experiencing the most enriching aspects of travel—wherever they go!

I've sailed on over 35 luxury cruises throughout the world. I know the details that make each ship unique, and I enjoy assisting clients in choosing the ship that best suits their lifestyle. What better way to see the world than from the verandh of your cruise ship stateroom.

My personal love—adventure travel—has certainly led to unique experiences in the U.S. and abroad. To mention only a few memorable activities, I've done all of the following:

  • Glacier walking in Alaska
  • Scuba diving in Hawaii and the Caribbean
  • Shark and ray feeding in Bora Bora
  • Nordic walking in Diavolezza, Switzerland

I've also taken a day hike amid the vast archchaeological site on the island of Delos. When you reach the crest of the Sanctuary of Zeus and Athena, you get a superb view of the Cycladic islands around Delos

Travel is my passion, and I delight in helping clients plan a memorable trip. You can definitely benefit from my attention to detail.

My Reviews

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

pack your bags and set sail!!

Reviewed By Beanie - Cincinnati, Ohio | Traveled to
Karen did an excellent job finding a fun-filled Family Christmas cruise. Our rooms were perfectly situated, the excursion selection immense, the personal needs met and the ports very interesting. I just asked questions and Karen had the answers. And she found extra benefits to make our trip even more special. We just packed our bags and had a wonderful time.
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The best I have ever done business with

Reviewed By GB - Toronto Ontario | Traveled to
Karen is the most knowledgeable and helpful travel agent I have ever done business with. On top of this she is always personable and cheerful. She listens to what you want and always comes up with great suggestions and solutions. She is also very flexible and can solve problems quickly if they arise which is rarely if you are dealing with Karen. I highly recommend her.
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The best in the business.

Reviewed By Happy Traveller - Orange County, CA | Traveled to
Karen has arranged 3 cruises for my husband and I: Eastern Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and Danube River. We relied heavily on her expertise and were never disappointed. She attends to every detail and got us the best price we could find each time. We have recommended her to our friends and they were equally happy. We highly recommend her.
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Karen takes care of every detail.

Reviewed By Grace - Johns Creek GA | Traveled to
It is a pleasure to work with Karen. She takes the work out of planning vacation leaving you with the fun.
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She has planned 2 trips for us and we everything was perfect!

Reviewed By U-2 - Atlanta,GA | Traveled to
We have enjoyed working with Karen. She has done everything we have asked of her and solved any problems we encountered. She responded immediately to any questions we had and we will surely use her again.
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Planning and follow-up

Reviewed By Kingtrippers - Baltimore, Maryland | Traveled to
Karen thoroughly reviewed and met our needs for our planned cruise. Shortly thereafter, when an emergency in the family occurred, she was able to cancel our trip and acquire a full refund for us. When conditions improve, we will certainly take advantage of her professionalism to plan our next trip. Sincerely,
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Always Available with the Best Values

Reviewed By Borne 2 Crews - Canton, GA | Traveled to
Have been with Karen Hughes for over 10 years. She is always available with the best cruises and very knowledgeable about the 5 cruise lines that we have sailed with. She has always booked our requests as directed. In many cases we were upgraded and/or given pre-paid gratuities. Always with the best cabins. She helped us with a Family Reunion Cruise and then with a cruise for all our children, their spouses and all the grandchildren.
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Greatest agent and friend

Reviewed By Tom - Georgia, South Carolina | Traveled to
My wife and I have been with Karen since our first cruise in he early 90's. Since that time we have used her talents to plan many vacations!! She has always been extremely helpful and resourceful. Over the years, even though we have never meet face to face, she has become a very good friend. I will always go to Karen first for my planning needs for future trips until the day she retires or we stop traveling. She has also planned several trips for my family members. I can't imagine planning a trip without her expertise. Thank you Karen for years and years of wonderful trips that we have experienced thanks to your planning.
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Trip planning

Reviewed By Ray - United States | Traveled to
Several trips booked with Karen Tahiti New Zealand * Fiji Peru Very helpful, knowledgeable and easy to work with
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Super travel agent!!

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Dayton, OH | Traveled to
When Karen plans your trip, she attends to every detail. She is personable, knowledgeable, and diligent when it comes to making your trip memorable and hassle-free in every way. I would highly recommend her services.
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