Marilyn Knowles, LS
Interests & Specialties
Marilyn has been with Central Travel for 19 years and loves to travel. She holds a Honeymoon & Destination Wedding (LS) designation from The Travel Institute, is a Sandals Certified Specialist, has completed Royal Caribbean’s University of WOW and is a graduate of Disney's College of Knowledge as a Disney Specialist. Marilyn is located in the Defiance, Ohio office.
Marilyn enjoys cruising and has sailed with Holland America Line, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Line. She has assisted a number of groups with their custom group amenities. Jamaica is a favorite destination for Marilyn and she has been there several times. She has also visited The Canadian Rockies and Walt Disney World. She recently hosted a group in Alaska on a cruise tour with Princess Cruise Line. She enjoys Las Vegas as well and visits this fun destination at least annually. Marilyn is also an avid golfer and knows the best places to play!
Her true expertise is in Honeymoons and Destination Weddings. You might say Marilyn specializes in "special moments." She loves to help clients with their honeymoon dream trips! She has planned several honeymoon trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean. She can facilitate the renewal of vows for that special anniversary too.
MY RECENT TRIPS
I recently traveled to Punta Cana and stayed at the CHIC adults-only property. What a wonderful resort, we upgraded our room from resort view to ocean view and I will strongly suggest that to my clients!! The food was exceptional…even the buffet had a wide selection and different items daily. The activities around the pool were awesome and our view from our balcony was to die for!
CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts offers its newest Adults Only All Exclusive™ experience where day merges into night and guests can enjoy luxurious indulgences 24/7. On the golden sands of Punta Cana’s coveted Uvero Alto beach, CHIC serves up premium cocktails, masterfully crafted food, superior entertainment, and an elegant yet relaxed ambiance. This all-inclusive adults-only resort is perfect for couples, singles, and celebrations like anniversaries, honeymoons, and bachelor/bachelorette groups.
More Adventures from Marilyn Knowles, LS ...
In April of 2014, I took a 10-night Princess Cruise through the Panama Canal on the Island Princess.
I witnessed the engineering marvel known as the eighth wonder of the world: the mighty Panama Canal. The result of several nations’ historic efforts, the Panama Canal is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, best experienced on an unforgettable journey with Princess Cruises, which was voted among the "Top 10 Medium Ship Cruise Lines" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
From the Panama Canal's opening day to present, nearly a million ships have passed through the mighty locks. Encompassing tragedy and triumph, Spanish kings, conquistadors and five different American presidents, the building of this massive project spanned 400 years.
One of my favorite journeys was a cruise to the Adriatic and Amalfi Coast. We departed from Rome and visited Sicily and Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Coliseum in Rome, completed in the year 80 AD, is one of several relics remaining from the Roman Empire. With literally thousands of years’ worth of history to explore in this port, you may want to keep a few days open before or after your voyage to take it all in. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and shouldn’t be toured in one, either.
You can enjoy fantastic views of Mt. Etna from the hilltop town of Taormina, Sicily and there is nothing like getting up close to explore the volcano’s giant craters.
Spend the day as you like in the wonderful, history-rich city of Dubrovnik and discover the many highlights of "the pearl of the Adriatic." Although you're free to choose where to go and what to do, no visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a leisurely walk around the city walls. Built between the 13th and 16th centuries and still intact today, these powerful walls are the finest in the world and Dubrovnik's main claim to fame. The views over the town and sea are spectacular, so this walk is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of your visit.
Ten days in Hawaii – how fun! I cruised with Norwegian on the Pride of America, the only cruise sailing to all four Hawaiian Islands in 7 days year-round! After spending two night at the Outrigger Reef in Waikiki, I visited the Big Island, Kauai, and Maui. A couple ‘must dos’ are Waimea, the Grand Canyon of Hawaii and the Road to Hana Tour.
Only Norwegian offers Freestyle Cruising®, giving you the freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want. With the most dining options at sea, dazzling entertainment and exciting onboard activities, there's plenty of ways to make your vacation one for the record books. As the "World's Leading Large-Ship Cruise Line," we promise a vacation like no other. Get ready to Cruise Like a Norwegian®.
I thoroughly enjoyed a week on the north Shore of Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort. The only resort destination on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore welcomes a new era of honoring island culture, with dramatic newly renovated accommodations known as “Epic” rooms, sourced-restaurants, and an integrated wellness spa.
Turtle Bay Resort also features two lushly landscaped pool areas, championship golf courses by Palmer and Fazio, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, a surfing school, outstanding dining and now, Surfer The Bar where local surfing legends and guests of the hotel congregate. Click on Special Offers to find a package with accommodations and activities to create the Hawaii vacation of your dreams.
Nalu has six treatment rooms and an Oceanside Cabana where guests can relax to the sound of the waves. Choose from an array of face and body spa care therapies, where our highly trained staff will ensure a rejuvenating experience.
Let our massage, body treatments and skin and salon services transport you to an oasis of serenity.
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting a group of 29 people on a Heart of Alaska Cruisetour with Princess. Our trip was fabulous! We flew into Anchorage and spent the first four nights visiting Anchorage, Mt. McKinley, Denali and exploring the beautiful Tundra Wilderness. We then boarded the Sapphire Princess in Whitter and began the Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers.
Our cruise included College Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Vancouver. We had THE BEST time!
I have been to Alaska five times and have personally escorted two groups. I would be happy to assist with your next Alaska Adventure!