(215 Reviews)
99% Recommended

Ann Castagna Morin

Southampton, MA
Luxury River Cruise & European travel specialist

I have had a sense of wanderlust since I was a child, always yearning to go off and explore the world.

I will take my own personal passion for travel and use it to craft an extraordinary luxury experience for you.

Europe is my specia...
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Luxury River Cruise & European travel specialist

Lake Trasimeno Perugia Umbria Italy
Lake Trasimeno Perugia Umbria Italy

I have had a sense of wanderlust since I was a child, always yearning to go off and explore the world.


I will take my own personal passion for travel and use it to craft an extraordinary luxury experience for you.


Europe is my specialty, I visit at least twice a year, I have personally traveled to more than half of the countries in Europe and have visited Italy over 25 times.


The first-hand knowledge I gain from my own adventures I will utilize to create your inspiring journey.


I work with many tour providers, whether you wish a private custom excursion, a rail package with a local concierge in each city, or a group tour, I not only can arrange it, I have personally experienced the product.


As much as I enjoy land tours, I have become enamored with luxury river cruises.


After my first glide down the Danube I was hooked!


I have sailed nine different itineraries in both Europe and Asia and have two more currently booked. I make it a point to cruise at least once a year so that I can keep up with new ships, and offerings.


It is one thing to read about a product, to fully understand all the nuances of a journey, and how it will fit their client's personality, one needs to experience it first-hand, and more than once!


On a river cruise luxury abounds with high end bath products, indulgent linens, and extraordinary service all along your journey. River cruising is such a delightful experience, similar to staying in a high-end boutique hotel, except that it travels along with you.


No detail is overlooked for your comfort, but you can leave your fancy clothes at home, I call it "laid-back luxury".


Wading through all of the choices in ships and itineraries can be overwhelming.       I will answer all your questions and show you photos and videos from my own journeys to narrow down the perfect cruise for you.


As one of the top selling Key Partners in the world for both Globus Tours and Avalon Waterways I have the unparalleled experience and skills to ask the right questions to match you up with the perfect itinerary for your interests and budget.


I look forward to working with you!

Feedback from a client-Bethany R.

Thank you for our fabulous trip to Italy!

Everything was perfect because you took care of every detail!

Our flights, hotels, transfers, local hosts at every turn.

When my sister's flight got cancelled (the only flight you didn't book for us),you stopped what you were doing and found her a new flight immediately at no extra cost.

We were amazed that you took the time to solve her problem even though you did not create it.

We also loved that you were able to personalize our itinerary to include exactly what we wanted, Rome,Venice and the Amalfi Coast!
You even contacted the Vatican on our behalf!

Your restaurant and sightseeing suggestions were spot on, and we appreciated all of your personal advice.
Thank you Ann for a magnificent vacation!

My Travel Albums

Sicily, Italy
Sicily has amazing ruins!
The Romantic Rhine River Cruise
Vineyards and Castles on Rhine River
Sailing the Danube River
The Danube bend is so picturesque!
Italy-, Umbria, Tuscany, Venice and more!
The Golden Val d'Orcia Italy
Italy- Rome
Trevi fountain Rome Italy
Southern Italy- Amalfi Coast and Islands
Maronti Beach Ischia Italy

My Travel Stories

Secrets of the Douro River cruise

The Douro river is a photographers delight!

    It is a stunning itinerary, probably the most picturesque I have sailed. 

The grape vines cling to the side of the cliffs at an almost impossible angle, very similar to the Rhine gorge but even more challenging. Dramatic...Read more.

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My Reviews

26 of 30 people found this review helpful
Tracing family roots in Italy
Ann custom built a two week trip for my son and I tracing our family roots in Italy. It was a great experience filled with history, great food, and even some days at the beach. It was really nice working with someone who understood what it meant to me to show my son where he came from. It is a trip I will never forget!
By  Gino  from  Walpole,MA
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
Nothing makes me happier than helping people connect with their past in Italy. I am glad that it went so well!

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25 of 29 people found this review helpful
Patient and doesn’t nickel and dime you
We originally booked a two week Italy tour with Ann for April 2020 to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The Covid virus came along so we cancelled that and booked a river cruise for July instead. Guess what? Covid still here and cancelled again. Ann patiently booked us a third time for April of 21 back to the Italy plan. Not once did she change us a change fee or complain about the extra work. Our friends agent charged them a $75 “service fee” each time to change theirs. We will always use Ann as she doesn’t nickel and dime you.
By  Paula  from  Omaha,NE
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
This has been a very frustrating and disappointing travel season for many people. I am confident that the third time will be the winner for your much awaited celebration.

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21 of 24 people found this review helpful
First trip to Italy
I had never been out of the country but really wanted to visit Italy as my great grandparents were from there. I had no clue where to even begin planning. I saw one of Ann’s photos of Tuscany online and after reading more about the artist I knew she would be a great fit. She spent a lot of time going over what was important to me and cutting out “fluff” which allowed more time in the places I wanted to see. She was very vested in my happiness as if this trip she was planning was for herself or her family.
By  Jk84  from  Newport News,VA
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
Italy is my favorite place in the world, nothing gives me more joy than helping others visit the country of my heritage.

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24 of 30 people found this review helpful
The perfect honeymoon!
Ann was invaluable in helping my husband and I plan our honeymoon. We were all over the place from wanting to go on a Safari to or maybe Tahiti to trying a river cruise. She talked to us about things we had not even thought of such as that the time of year we would be traveling would be rainy season in Tahiti and made suggestions about the flight to South Africa that we might want to break it up as the longest we had flown was four hours before. In the end we decided on the river cruise and couldn’t be happier with our choice. She planned so many special details and seemed so vested in our happiness. I can’t recommend Ann enough!
By  Shelly V  from  Boston MA
Traveled to  Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
It was a joy helping you plan your honeymoon, I loved the photos you sent me!

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23 of 28 people found this review helpful
Best travel agent ever!
Ann has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 crisis in keeping us informed about our cruise, which just canceled. She is the BEST travel agent we have ever worked with and are really upset that she is really taking a huge economic hit. When it is safe to travel we will definitely be using Ann again.
By  Mike  from  Acworth, GA
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
Thank you for your kind words, you are such a thoughtful client, I appreciate your sentiment!

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Danube
  • Rhine River
  • Germany

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury
  • Small Ship Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Insight Vacations

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor
  • Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Certified River Cruise Specialist
  • Certified Italy Specialist
  • Windstar Star Specialist

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