Karen Ruppel 

Boca Raton, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Hotels
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • France
  • Bermuda
  • Greece
  • French Polynesia
  • Ireland
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Without dating myself - ha! I was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines many moons ago. That started my love affair with travel and meeting people.

I then eventually worked my way into the travel business just selling cruises - I have been on almost every cruise line/ship out there. Favorites - sure I have some, but there is always a ship and itinerary for everyone. And River Cruise has gone absolutely crazy! Everyone wants to try it at least once!

Not everyone wants to cruise every time they travel. So, I have evolved and book organized tours, Tauck being one of my favorites, along with custom trips. From just one couple to family groups, I can handle all your travel needs.

So, please, if you have travel pending in your future - would love to hear from you!

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Chuck & Sandy My family thought Karen did a great job putting the cruise together. The details that she took care of made the trip a lot easier. We have been working with Karen for several years and would recommend her to family and friends.

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By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Karen Ruppel has done an outstanding job with our personal and corporte travel for over 20 years, I wouldn't use anyone else. I would recommend her to anyone at any time. Karen will always make sure your trip is one too remember and you can't help but becoming her friend and her yours.

By: HarveyO

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Karen is the best, don't need 50 characters to say it. She is the best.



Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013


Highly recommend

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Karen is great. She takes care of everything for me. I have been a client of hers for several years and she knows me well, so she anticipates what I want and need in my trips.

highley recommend

By: Dick & Jane

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

trip was well laid out and everything was great as all connections and accommadations were as predicted. Had a great time with the whole family

Highly would Recommend

By: Lynne A

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Our family has been doing business with Karen for over 20 years. Karen takes extremely good care of us and treats us like family. I have recommended Karen to all my family, friends and anyone that asks who would I use for travel. Lynne A

Excellent throughout

By: Gary77

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2013

Every aspect of trip was wonderful. Ship was a delight and special arrangements made by Karen worked to perfection.


By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

My wife and I have the greatest respect and admiration for Karen. She has been not only been a true professional in all aspects of the travel business but a wonderful person on an individual level. She and her agency have excelled on many occasions for our travel needs

Karen , the best travel agent ,ever anywhere

By: cathy

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2013

We and our family and friends use Karen for our travel planning . For many years Karen has done an EXCELLENT job for us . Thanks always

By: Hot Tamale of Botox Raton

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2013

Karen is a skilled professional, who totally understands her client's needs and wants. She fulfills them with courtesy and exceptional service. Karen is a valuable asset to the travel industry and to Boca Raton travel and Cruises. May her banner continue to wave as we all go a sailing! Hot Tamale of Botox Raton

I would most highly recommend Karen.

By: Phyllye

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

I have dealt with Karen Ruppel many times and each and every time I relax and am confident in the wonderful job she does for me and anyone that is traveling with my family. So efficient. She thinks of every detail and handles it all for us. Documents are in our hands well in advance of our trip. Won't go anywhere else.

highly recommended

By: beverly

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2013

Karen was very helpful and informative. She returned phone calls, answered questions, and was efficient in booking the cruise and handling the subsequent documents.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2013

Karen: Many thanks for your help. Will speak to you in the future. Happy holidays, continued good health, and fortune. Patti/John Di Pietra

Way, way above and beyond the call

By: grs

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2013

We would (and will) highly recommend Karen Ruppel and the entire team at Boca Raton Travel. The service we received--first for a vacation cancellation necessitated by a sudden and major illness in the family, and later for the rescheduled trip--was always caring, patient, thorough, friendly, and extremely professional. We cannot sufficiently express our gratitude for everything Karen did for us, and look forward to working with her again on our next trip. Thank you!

Very highly recommend Karen. Will use her for future cruises!

By: Skip

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2014

Karen's followthrough on our reservation was tremendous. She is extremely professional and deserves trust in her ability to perform. Job well done.

Highly Recommended

By: Suzie

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2014

All details of the trip were taken care of by Karen. She contacted us several times before and also right after the trip to see how everything went. We would highly recommend Karen and will use her again. She is a consummate professional and is very knowledgeable regarding the cruise and travel business.

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2014

Karen handled our trip with excellence as always. We use Karen for all our travel needs

Very professional - highly recommend

By: Francis X

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2014

She has handled all our travel details with great care and expertise. Would not consider using any travel agent other than Karen. Have also recommended her to our friends.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Cruise was excellent. All areas perfectly planned both ways.

Most highly recommended

By: Annie Oakley

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2014

She is most efficient and very responsive to your requests. Great follow through . In most cases she's back to us the same day. She's also a lot of fun to talk to.

Princess Cruises

By: Queen Ker

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2014

Travel booking was efficent and smooth sailing. Loved the ship but general resturants had a lot to be desired. Specialty resturants was the way to go. Loved the suites and bathroom was the best. Service was good throught out cruise.

Highly Recommended

By: Duff

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2014

Did week-long back-to-backs on Wind Surf. Loved it. Fantastic service, good food, nice ship. Would pick another hotel to overnight at in St. Martin.

Highly Recommended

By: Gary T

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2014

Karen is extremely professional, knowledgeable and reliable. In addition, she is very personable and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Exciting Cruise Venture


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2014

Had a wonderful time with friends on our South American cruise.  The weather did not cooperate with us, but we still managed to have a great time.

Cruising South America

By: Loie

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2014

Our trip began with a flight from California to Georgia and a connecting flight to Buenos Aires.  All went well and we quickly transferred to the Celebrity waiting area.  We boarded and began our vacation by enjoying our first meal aboard the Infinity.  Everything you could ask for was available on the ship and the travel experience was terrific.  The seven ports available on this cruise provided varied experiences and were most enjoyable.  Warm clothing is definitely a must, especially in Ushuaia, Argentina where we visited the penguins in their natural setting.  The big surprise was the visit by 3 Orca that came up to our catamaran on the way back to the ship!!  The two weeks went by quickly as we were kept busy all the time.  Even the sea days were filled with activities throughout the day and evening.   Thank you Karen.....

Highly recommend


Reviewed on: 14 May 2014

Karen did a great job on our trip to Paris.  Kept us up to date on a trip that was planned for one year.  She got us a great deal on the hotel, all documents were sent in a timely manner.  We definitely will continue to use Karen in the future.

Very helpful, through, very pleased with her.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 17 May 2014

Highly Recommend

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Karen, as always has done an outstanding job with her time and talent.  We never travel without using Karen from Boca Raton Travel.  Karen always makes us feel like family and calls us upon our return to make sure we've had a wonderful time. 

Very competent.

By: B. P.

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

Karen guided us very well. Flights were well planned, documents arrived in a timely manner. Karen answered all my questions. The cruise was a pleasure. Ground transportation was great. Hotel was well located with a nice staff.Very pleased!

The Greatest!

By: BiBi

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

Karen and her team always do a fabulous job when planning any trips for us. Look forward to our next vacation plans with Karen.

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