Carol Hudson, CTA, DS

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Office: 419 214-358
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Interests & Specialties

Carol has been with Central Travel for 23 years and has a passion for travel! She holds a Certified Travel Associate designation from The Travel Institute and is committed to professionalism in the industry. She also holds a Destination Specialist designation for Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Southern Europe and European Culture & Heritage from The Travel Institute. Carol has successfully completed the College of Disney Knowledge and is a Disney Specialist. She enjoys sun and sand and has completed Aruba's ACE program, the Aussie program, and Hawaii Ke Kula.

Carol is also a graduate of The Globus Family of Brands MBA program, specializing in their Monograms Independent Travel product. she has also completed The Globus Tour Expert program and Avalon program. Carol is located at Central Travel's Holland, OH office.

Expert Bio

As you might expect, Carol has traveled extensively visiting Aruba, Hawaii, Italy, Las Vegas, Nassau, Punta Cana and Walt Disney World many times. She thoroughly enjoys the sun and sand in Mexico and has visited Los Cabos, Cancun, and the Riviera Maya numerous times. Her favorites in the Riviera Maya are the Karisma Resorts, specifically the Eldorado Casitas Royal. Carol enjoys cruising and has visited Alaska on the Sun Princess, the Caribbean with Carnival and Royal Caribbean, Hawaii with NCL, and the French and Italian Riviera with Azamara Club Cruises. She has also experienced Oceania Cruises.


avalon waterways carolI have recently returned from an Avalon Waterways river cruise – Essential Holland and Belgium Southbound. This was my first time on a river cruise and I would definitely do it again.  We booked a Panorama Suite.  Loved the floor to ceiling windows, and every opportunity we had to open them we did. The service was outstanding!  The wait staff was also very good. Our wine glasses were always filled. The food was excellent.   Good thing we took all of the walking tours. We had to walk off all of the extra calories we consumed!

The local guides were very informative and showed us all a good time.  The whisper sets were the best - our guide in Kinderdijk wore his wooden shoes! What I did not expect were the tours for those with mobility issues, the “gentle walkers” group. There were about 10 people on that tour daily. These are for elderly people and those who walk a little slower.  We did the optional excursion to Bruges (a must do) and since you can’t get in by bus, they took them in via a taxi. We just walked from the bus stop.

There were mostly Americans and Canadians on board. We did have a couple from Australia and a group from the Philippines. Also, have several young couples. This sailing was at full capacity but never at all felt crowded.  Avalon is the best!

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