(169 Reviews)
99% Recommended

Ann Castagna Morin

Southampton, MA
An Independent Agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency.
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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Avalon Waterways River Cruise Specialist

Avalon Waterways Panorama Open Air Balcony Suite
Avalon Waterways Panorama Open Air Balcony Suite

I like slow travel, not being rushed from place to place and having time to immerse myself in the destination.


River cruising suits me well as I am free to come and go from the ship as I please.  I love how the chef goes into town to get fresh vegetables and local meats and wine, a "farm to table" experience on a daily basis.


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.


River cruising is a great value with unlimited Wi-Fi included, beer and wine with lunch and dinner and excursions no matter what line you select. There are bicycles one can take off the ship to go exploring and the small intimate size of the vessels lend themselves to quick friendships. Most vessels are made up of walls of glass so no matter where you are, whether it be in a lounge or at dinner, you will have sweeping views of the beautiful country side.


I work with all river cruise companies, however, if I were to select my personal favorite it would be Avalon Waterways. They are unique, the only line with Panorama open air balcony suites where the bed faces a wall of glass that opens up turning the entire room into a balcony. Lying in bed watching the world go by is just magical!


The cabins are larger than their counterparts, and the ships smaller and more intimate. Avalon is also more relaxed, less formal than some of the other lines, my husband wears a suit every day to work the last thing he wants to do on vacation is to have to get dressed up. I call it "laid back luxury" you get all of the deluxe perks without any of the stuffiness.


Avalon also takes a great deal of pride when it comes to their cuisine. Innovative ideas working with fresh healthy ingredients including vegetarian options can be found on the menus. Don't worry though there are plenty of decedent delights including homemade ice cream!


I am a certified Avalon Specialist and one of their top selling key partners in the country.  They are the line I look to first when planning my own vacations.


I look forward to helping you plan your dream river cruise vacation!

My Travel Albums

The Romantic Rhine River Cruise
Vineyards and Castles on Rhine River
Sailing the Danube River
The Danube bend is so picturesque!
River Cruise on the Ganges India with Avalon
The Taj Mahal
Mekong River Cruise Cambodia and Vietnam
Sunset on the Mekong River

My Reviews

14 of 15 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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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
River cruise
Our Danube cruise was cancelled this April due to the Covid 19 virus but Ann got us Ann our money back. As soon as there is a vaccine we will book again. She has been a good agent in the past.
By  Stella X  from  Northampton,MA
Traveled to  Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
I know you were disappointed with the trip being cancelled but once the vaccine comes out we will get you right back on track!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Shares many helpful tips
Booking a dream vacation can be challenging, Ann was a true blessing .
She shared many helpful tips and they came in handy all was smooth she made sure we had all paper work all I's dotted and t'S CROSSED
I hope to have many more trips planned though (ann morin ) Thank You Ann For all you did GodBless
By  AwildaC  from  Westfield, MA
Traveled to  Spain ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
It was great working with you, I am so glad your family had a wonderful time!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
So professional
Ann was so professional and personable in helping us plan my dream vacation to Switzerland and Germany. She gave me lots of travel hints and ideas for combining 2 separate Globus tours, which were both amazing. Any questions and concerns I had were addressed with ease, and she went above and beyond what she needed to do. I felt I was talking to a good friend whenever I called, and I strongly recommend her services.
By  D&J  from  Salt Lake City, UT
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
Thank you for your kind words!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Great river cruise!
Ann did a great job of booking our Germany Rhine cruise. Everything was perfect and very well organized. I would use Ann again in a heartbeat!
By  Shauna  from  Vancouver Ca
Traveled to  Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ann Castagna Morin responded:
Thank you for your review!

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Rhine River
  • Danube
  • Ganges River

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Christmas Markets
  • Cruises
  • Luxury

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways

Certifications/Awards:

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

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