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Pat Carlson Schoppe-Naperville,IL

International and Cruise Vacation Specialist

Working as a cruise vacation specialist in Illinois over the past 28 years I understand my clients desire to trade in the harsh Midwest winters for the warm weather of a tropical destination. So if you are looking to sail the seas on a luxury cruise line in the Caribbean or vacation at the perfect all inclusive resort, I greatly look forward to helping you plan your next getaway! The Caribbean is the perfect destination for those travelers looking to relax, unwind and enjoy the sunshine. I believe that everyone needs two vacations a year. One to sit on beach without a care in the world and one to try something new that you’ve never experienced before. One of the best ways to experience the Caribbean is on a cruise. Having the opportunity to lounge aboard your luxury cruise ship but also being able to participate in a number of excursions makes this vacation the best of both worlds! I also have a love for Europe and one of my most memorable trips took place while exploring the region on a cruise getaway. We explored Estonia, were mesmerized by Holland and fulfilled a dream I’ve always had of visiting St. Petersburg. This type of cruise is wonderful with history and culture appears like something right out of a fairy tale! I always recommend to my clients that they take the time to immerse themselves in the culture of the city, visit the landmarks, try cuisine you wouldn’t normally and be adventurous; you’re on vacation! I have really enjoyed the experiences I’ve had during my time as a travel agent. Working with my clients is incredibly rewarding because I get the opportunity to make their travel dreams come true. If you want to participate in a luau on Maui or sail a regatta in St. Maarten, there is always a way to make your travel dreams come true. The adventure begins with just a phone call to me today!

My Travel Stories

Ireland in the Spring

I finally had the chance to visit the island of my ancestry - Ireland. What's not to love?

The patchwork quilt of the hillsides along with the sheep crossing the road to delight all of us on the bus, Ireland is as magical as you've always imagined.

I arrived into Dublin early morning...Read more.

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Virgin Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Transatlantic
  • Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

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