Carina Olsson

Expertise

  • Europe
  • Cruises
  • Scandinavia

Most Recent Trips

Cabo San Lucas

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Sweden & Denmark

I was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden and I started on my travel career while still in high school. Not one person in my family wanted to travel, so I took it upon myself to set off, each adventure crazier than the other. I spent my teens and early 20s working and travelling in Europe, laying the foundation for a career in travel and tourism. I have lived in London and in Liechtenstein (where skiing is outer worldly).

After getting a thorough education in the hotel business, I sailed into the sunset onboard the Royal Viking Sky in the early 1980s. In those years Royal Viking Line was a top luxury cruise line cruising the world, and I visited most port cities around the world. Nothing compares to standing on the top deck on a ship while entering Rio de Janeiro at 05.00, or cruising the cold, crystal-clear waters of the Norwegian Fjords, wondering how the captain will navigate these narrow and deep inlets. Imagine yourself there!

After cruising the world onboard Royal Viking Line, I experienced a season with Lindblad Explorer Expeditions in Baja, California, where on a Sea of Cortez expedition in Bahia Magdalena, we launched zodiacs and slowly approached enormous California Gray Whales for an up-close encounter. I have also spent time as a passenger on many different ships cruising the world. 

I am a proud Swedish/American, and after spending four years living in Sweden while on leave from working onboard small ships and exploring hidden gems in Scandinavia and on the European Continent,  my journey has brought me home to California again, where I am ready to share my enthusiasm and experience with you. Together, let’s plan your next adventure and make sure you come back happy and with new tales to tell!

“The sea, once it calls its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” --Jacques Cousteau

 

My Travel Experiences

Please take a moment to click on the images below to see some of the enriching travel experiences and stories I would love to share with you.