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Fran Balin

Sharon, Massachusetts Travel Agent
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Fran Balin

Fran Balin

Sharon, Massachusetts Travel Agent
An independent agent with Magical Moments Vacations in Findlay, OH, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
10 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Disney/Universal, Cruise, Hawaii Vacation Planner

I've always loved all things Disney, having visited Florida and California multiple times. I've enjoyed seeing Disney through the eyes of a child, and now that my daughter is grown, we've discovered the adult side of Disney, too.

Another of my passions is cruising, a wonderful, economical way to travel. I've sailed on Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and others.

And after finding myself writing pages-long emails to friends and family helping them plan their own trips, I knew I had found my calling. As a budget-conscious wife and busy dance mom, then college mom, I know the challenges of time and money that arise when faced with the daunting task of choosing where to go and what to do on your hard-earned break. I've tackled them myself on my cruises, Caribbean getaways, European adventures, and Disney excursions! So sit back, relax, and let me take care of them!

I'm pleased to be a member of Magical Moments Vacations, an agency that has won numerous awards for Disney and cruise travel. We have been designated a Disney Platinum Agency for 2015 and 2016, one of a handful of agencies to receive that honor. We're also Royal Caribbean's 2016 Central Partner of the Year.

If you were throwing a party, and a planner offered you her help for free, would you use her? Well, that's what I do for you as a Vacation Planner! I don't charge a fee; I get paid after you travel. Your price is the same as if you did all the work yourself, and you can do as much or as little of the planning as you want! I will be there to support you, answer questions and provide guidance. And you get personalized service. So when you start planning that Disney vacation, that cruise, that all-inclusive resort, that fall or winter trip, PLEASE reach out to me! You will not be disappointed!

 

 

Certifications & awards

Graduate, College of Disney Knowledge

Magical Moments Vacations, Disney Platinum Agency 2015 & 2016

Magical Moments Vacations, Royal Caribbean Central Partner of the Year 2016

Princess Alaska Expert

Princess Commodore

Celebrity 5 Star Agent

NCL Freestyle Certified

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Princess Commodore
College of Disney Knowledge
NCL Freestyle Certified
Celebrity 5 Star Agent

My Reviews

Rating: 5 10 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Fran is helpful and professional!

Reviewed By Ann - Windermere, Florida | Traveled to Caribbean
Fran booked a cruise for us and her knowledge about the ports and cruising in general made our trip the best we have ever been on. Before our trip, we had questions so we called her. She answered her phone immediately and gave us excellent advice. We have already booked another cruise with her and have recommended her to friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip!

Reviewed By Maggie - Sharon, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Fran was amazing! I love travel planning myself, but was overwhelmed when my daughter picked her graduation trip to Italy. Fran not only helped narrow down all the tour options to exactly what we were looking for, but was available all the way between booking and during the trip itself. She answered every question quickly and as we got closer sent reminders and tips. We had a glitch when the airline suspended my daughter’s return flight, and Fran answered her phone at 5am and jumped in and gave us a plan to get it sorted out. We were able to get the problem sorted out and still get checked in on time. I will definitely use her services again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Best Vacation Ever

Reviewed By Julie - Carey, Ohio | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Fran Balin is everything I was looking for in a travel agent! We were looking for a cruise to the Bahamas with a flexible schedule and plenty of options and Fran did not disappoint. She was prompt with responses and gave us a bunch of different choices of things to do when we got there. I will for sure use her for any vacation plans in the future!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Surprise Birthday Vacation!

Reviewed By sledelson - Brookline, MA | Traveled to Nashville ~ Tennessee ~ USA
Fran has been wonderful to work with! She takes care of absolutely everything and ensures every detail is in place. My husband and I work with her on all of our vacations. Most recently, she helped me book a surprise vacation for my husband for his birthday. She found us the perfect hotel in Nashville in an amazing location. Best birthday surprise ever.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Thanks Fran!

Reviewed By Paula B. - Shron, MA | Traveled to Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
We’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Fran Balin in connection with a trip to the West Coast. She made bookings for us immediately on our request, was very responsive to all our questions and kept in touch with us throughout the process, from the initial planning through our return home. She also is exceptionally knowledgeable and provided great advice and insights that made our trip even more enjoyable. All of that, combined with Fran’s very personable manner and genuine dedication to the success of our trip, made working with Fran a fantastic experience. We look forward to working with her again to plan future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Spectacular Alaska escape!

Reviewed By Sue - Waltham, MA | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Fran was incredibly helpful in helping us book and organize our first time trip to Alaska. It was also a first time cruise experience, and she tirelessly answered all of our random questions as cruise rookies. Very proactive and responsive!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Great Alaska Escpae

Reviewed By Sue - Waltham, MA | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Fran was incredibly helpful in helping us book and organize our first time trip to Alaska. It was also a first time cruise experience, and she tirelessly answered all of our random questions as cruise rookies. Very proactive and responsive!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Amazing European Cruise

Reviewed By Janeen - NATICK, MA | Traveled to Europe
I just got home from an amazing vacation all thanks to Fran! We did a Disney cruise from Barcelona and went on to see all the sites in Italy and France as well. Fran had terrific recommendations for all our excursions, tips for first time cruisers and was always available by email for questions (even while I was on the trip!). I cannot say enough about her professionalism, attention to details and enthusiasm about travel. Highly recommend!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Alaskan Cruise

Reviewed By Debbi - Braintree, MA | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Fran was very knowledge regarding the cruise/vacation destination that my husband and I wanted to take. Fran really made planning our Alaskan vacation so easy!!!!!!! Because of Fran's knowledge, experience and professionalism, my husband and my Alaskan Cruise Vacation was GREAT!!!!! I have recommended Fran as a vacation guru to family and friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic Trips

Reviewed By Elana - Sharon, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I love having Fran's guidance and she is very patient with me. Fran is so very helpful when putting together an itinerary. Fran has already met several times with my husband and I to talk about and reserve things for our trip which is six months away.

This is the second big trip Fran has helped with and her knowledge is so helpful. She also helps us reserve smaller trips to NY or DC.

If you travel, you will have a better, easier, more interesting, more fun time if you have Fran help you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Fran Balin responded:
Thank you! It is always a pleasure to work with you.
14 of 31 people found this review helpful
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