The services provided include: 

  • Initial complimentary planning and consultation of the trips and experiences you want 

  • Individualized research to design a tailor-made trip for you

  • Destination, resort, accommodations, transportation, activities, and cruise line recommendations

  • A customized itinerary that fits your preferred travel style

  • Booking of all trip components (flights, hotels, transportation, activities) 

  • Passport and visa support

  • A final itinerary--hard copy and/or interactive app version

  • Peace of mind--Support while you travel if needed. You can rely on us for insight and support every step of the way. Last-minute cancellations, border closures, unexpected changes--as an experienced travel advisor, I have you covered, now more than ever.


"You get a very different perspective on life from traveling. River cruising offers deeper, destination-focused experiences, maximizing leisure time."


Everybody is talking about river cruising right now and is one of the best ways to explore a new destination. River cruises appeal to people who are looking for something new, a chance to experience the world from a different perspective – a small ship with world-class ambiance and warm, friendly service. River cruising gives people opportunities to connect with others in a more meaningful way, to have authentic cultural encounters, and learn about different places and people. River cruising is perfect for that because it’s destination-oriented travel.


While large ships come with certain advantages (bowling at sea, anyone?), some cruisers prefer the intimacy, personalized service and destination-focused itineraries of a smaller vessel. Cruise ships and yachts, each with a passenger capacity of under 1,000, can get to smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships and offer a more social atmosphere where it’s easier to get to know your fellow guests. A small ship experience gives the guests uncommon access that gets right to the heart and soul of a destination... sail to some of the world's most beautiful ports of call as you seek out hidden harbors and island getaways where big ships don't go... and delight in moments both at sea and ashore as you experience rich cultures and indescribable exotic lands.


A new era of travelers is finding that smaller ships with fewer passengers, more active excursions that highlight nature and the outdoors, and environmentally friendly practices are the experience they’re really after. Welcome to the world of expedition cruises!  For travelers with a sense of adventure, expedition cruises are an effective way of getting to the planet’s most remote corners.  While Antarctica and the Arctic have become favorite destinations for this type of cruise---the Galapagos, Patagonia and Greenland, Scotland, and Iceland are also becoming very popular.

Need help choosing which cruise experience is right for you? Call or contact me for a free consultation.


If you have your own custom trip itinerary, tell me where you want to go and share your ideal vacation style, personal needs, budget and wants and I can plan a customized itinerary--created just for you!

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Like the idea or safety of traveling in a small group. We invite you to join us on one of the several hosted tours we offer. Travel with like-minded travelers to exciting destinations all within the comfort of a small group departure. Check out what we have in store when it is safe to travel again.

The Destination Travel Club is the perfect place to find like-minded women who are passionate about traveling. The club was created for women who are interested in traveling but do not necessarily know how to go about it or don’t have anyone to travel with—perhaps they are single, divorced, widowed, or married and living with a spouse who is not interested in traveling. Visit our website for upcoming local events and hosted tour list.

JOIN THE CLUB!   Traveling solo, but not alone!


Maureen McCaughan is a professional Travel Advisor and has been planning exciting travel experiences all over the world for clients for over 25 years. Maureen herself has traveled to over 55 countries and has experienced some amazing travel opportunities that she loves to share with her clients.  Planning your vacation should be exciting and something you look forward to. As your travel expert, she will take the stress of planning your next vacation making sure that all the right details are taken care of from finding the right cruise, accommodations, transportation, and tours. Whether you want to travel on an organized group tour, a fully customized vacation or experience a river or expedition cruise--and no matter where in the world you choose to travel, Maureen welcomes the opportunity to provide the perfect travel arrangements for you. Where shall you go next?

Maureen is a Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) through the Candian Institute of Travel Counsellors and is an Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) through CLIA--Cruise Line International Association.


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Maureen McCaughan


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MC Destination Travel is an independent owner, affiliated with TPI.