Shawn Kilner MCC

Nanaimo, BC Canada
Imagine Cruise & Travel, an independent affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions - Western Canada
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Travel Specialties
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Food & Wine
  • Independent Tours
  • Adventure

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My passion for travel started when I was 12 and my love of travel continues today. I've lived and travelled in many different places around the world. I specialize in creating unique experiences you can’t find online or plan yourself because of my connections to properties and itineraries around the world.

Whether it's an escorted Galapagos expedition, a safari through Kenya and Tanzania, an Italian cooking & wine trip, travelling solo, cruising the Danube river in Germany, going through the locks of the Panama Canal, or maybe just a "fly and flop" beach holiday; my focus is always about the experience, and ensuring you do something unique and memorable for you.

So what’s on your travel wish list? I will help you design a travel experience that’s right for you. I have owned and managed a travel agency for over 25 years and I'm an expert in (luxury) cruise travel and 'BUILDING MEMORIES’. Bring your travel questions and dreams!

PS – Ask my about the ‘ruler’ plan.

Places I Have Traveled

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Shawn offers great service, and offers alternative tours and options, which are wonderful.

By: Evelyn

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Our travel agent for years. She offers us fabulous ideas and tours options, with smaller groups. Friendly staff and always helpful. And we love the Welcome Home Parties!
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Great service

By: LJ

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

Shawn did a fantastic job in planning our river cruise this past spring. We had a fantastic time and what made the trip so great is that we had no problems as far as our flights or transfers or anything. I would recommend Shawn as a travel agent in a heart beat.
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New exactly what we wanted

By: denver58

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Shawn was professional, experienced and had our trip completely organized.
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100% satisfaction

By: Mocha

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

Shawn is the best cruise travel agent ever. She takes care of every detail for her clients. All we need to do is pack.
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By: Val

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2017

Shawn is truly a consummate travel advisor... she is efficient and caring. I love her!

Trouble-Free Travels

By: T&A

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

We could book our travel using cheap online applications. But when you hit the inevitable snag you can be on the phone for hours, speaking to numerous agents, repeating your sad tale over and over. Shawn is a seasoned professional who sets everything up, from airfares, seating, transfers, etc. We don't worry when Shawn organizes our trips - it gets done. Several weeks before departure we meet with her to review our itinerary and pick up all documentation. It's always spot on. Why would we book travel with anyone else? Thank you Shawn!


By: Red

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

The best ever! As usual. 👍😀

Cruise to Panama Canal

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Just fine everything went well. We missed a couple of ports due to weather but Belieze was substituted for one of them which was fine . Safety comes first . Documents were all in order and instructions re the cruise clear . A nice hotel in Fort Lauderdale was selected by Shawn .

Mini Cruise from Van to LA and back


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

Shawn is always very professional,and a friend to all her clients Her work is very understandable and exact done.

Holland American cruise

By: telemark

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Excellent, went out of her way to help us out when we ran into difficulties when Canada Post lost our tickets.
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Self Drive Tour New Zealand

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

We worked with Marion at Imagine Cruises to plan our trip to NZ April 2017. She was very helpful and informative. No question was left unanswered and she always got back within the day by phone or email. All of our flights were booked which saved me a ton of time and stress. Our trip was seamless and we are already planning our next one and will be calling Marion soon.
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viking Cruise in France

By: winkles

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2017

Great, she covered everything
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Canada New England Cruise

By: roverchick

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Shawn is always very knowledgeable and so easy to work with. Everything she helped us with on this cruise went beautifully, my sister and I had a great time.
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Cruise to Alaska

By: Polish Girl

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Excellent. Everything was well laid out & Shawn had all the details for us, making the cruise most enjoyable.
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River cruise

By: Jk

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017

Excellent very organized to the last detail we can enjoy our vacation and not worry about catching shuttles, finding hotels etc. She is very easy going, has a very pleasant personality and is highly organized. She explains Your trip in detail and makes excellent recommendations. You don't feel like you're ever asking a dumb question. She always answers your emails quickly. She is very knowledgable about all vacations we have gone on so far. She even lent us books to read before travelling. We would highly recommend Shawn to any of our friends and colleagues. All of our travelling experiences have gone perfectly because Shawn is a superb travel agent.
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By: 13

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

She is always very helpful and knowledgeable.
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Baltic cruise

By: Brenda

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Working with Shawn was great. She gave us great suggestions. They helped make our trip smooth and stress free.


By: Tom & Corri

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

Awesome! She always makes herself available, and has tons of suggestions. She knows her destinations!
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all about shawn

By: coke

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

she is a fantastic person to work with always there to answer my ? does a great job of setting up the whole trip. works to get a good deal for you.

Short trip this time.

By: DH

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

Shawn is great and dedicated.
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By: tripper

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

Great as always

transatlantic cruising

By: movinalong

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

Excellent client service. Pays attention to detail and provided us with competitive quotes and all documents well before departure. Great reference for trip planning as well.


By: Val

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

Shawn is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I have been using her services for several years and always recommend her to my friends.

Great Agent

By: Pirate

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Shawn is excellent. She informs us promptly and provides us a lot of service. All her 3rd party tours arranged by her have been excellent.

Advisor review

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

She is very knowledgeable and keeps current.


By: Geordiesue

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Excellent, everything was planned for us and laid out well. Always available to answer our concerns or questions
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Recent holiday

By: Breezy

Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

Always professional and helpful. She knows "her stuff".

Less than expected trip

By: Dismayed Traveler

Reviewed on: 12 May 2018

Shawn was very helpful and everything ran smooth. However the hotel and cruise were disappointing. I would not recommend Carnival Cruise Lines to anyone.

Shawn is tops for service

By: Norman

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Shawn is excellent to work with. She never tires of my questions and always answers me completely and promptly.

Excellent service

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

Extremely efficient Shawn does all the paper work and always gets back quickly if we have any problems or concerns.

Memories are made of this

By: Lizzie

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

Shawn is so pleasant to deal with and I would recommend her highly. She worked at making my trip to Texas as easy and stress free as possible. I am not an experienced traveller so these things are very meaningful to me. Thank you Shawn and I hope that the future holds another trip for me. You will be the first to know! A big thank you.

Our trip to Alaska.

By: OB

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Knowledge is King when it comes to planning a big trip and Shawn has the experience. She listened to what I said I wanted and then improved upon it. The trip was all I could have hoped for.


By: Liz

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Very good Cruise, flight and train passes all booked and correct

Excellent service

By: Ben and Julie Nychuk

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

We have done several cruises now with Shawn acting as our travel agent and I have nothing but good things to say about her. She is extremely professional, competent, easy to get hold of and always willing to go the extra mile for you. She recently coordinated a cruise to Alaska for 12 of us travelling together and everything went perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your travel plans.

Every detail covered

By: Rebecca

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Shawn is pleasant, thorough, knowledeable and tenacious. It was a pleasure working with her

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By: LynnI

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2018

We love working with Shawn. She is pleasant, very thorough and always goes over and above for her clients. We have been using her services for years, and we live in Alberta.

hawaii trip

By: robyn

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

She is always awesome.

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