John & Karen Gawne
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About John & Karen Gawne

We are veterans of over 80 cruises, including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Oceania,Star Clipper, and Uniworld. We have also traveled to the Far East, and Europe, most recently to the Mediterranean, Ireland and the Isle of Man. In the mid 70's John lived in Athens, Greece, for three years while in the Navy, and traveled to numerous Mediterranean countries. We enjoy the sunny tropics, and have cruised to most locations in the Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean, as well as the Mediterranean, the Baltic & Russia, Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti, Canada/New England,the Mexican Riviera, Southern France including Burgundy/Provence. We have accumulated significant insight into ports and attractions in each. We also handle land vacations and all-inclusive resorts, and John is a Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist, am an AMResorts Master Agent. John served as a volunteer for over 25 years with United Way of South Hampton Roads, in Virginia. Retired from the Navy, he spent 20 years in banking as a training and management consultant, and with Old Dominion University as a faculty administrator, before joining the travel industry. Karen has been a career banker, focused on providing superb customer service.   

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