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Hagen's Travel & Cruises History


In 1937, Mr. Baard Hagen operated a delicatessen in New Westminster, BC. In those days it was customary for the steamship lines to appoint prominent businessmen as their representatives. Since Mr. Hagen was an influential Norwegian businessman with strong ties to the ethnic community, Norwegian and Swedish America Lines appointed Mr. Hagen as their representative.

From these modest beginnings Hagen’s Travel & Cruises has grown to be in the forefront as one of the most respected names in travel within British Columbia, Canada. We are proud to be “The Original Cruise Experts.”

Hagen's Travel & Cruises is a wholly owned and operated British Columbia travel company. Our company's success is based on our long reputation for providing excellent service to a strong base of satisfied customers. The experience and pride of owners, managers & staff, and the quality of people our excellent reputation attracts and retains, sets Hagen's Travel & Cruises apart from the others. We are professionals who provide travel services that consistently fulfill customer expectations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to ensure that customers receive the highest value. Recently, Hagen’s Travel & Cruises was named by Holland America Line as a Centurion member (one of the top 100 Cruise Agencies in North America) and also was honored with the B.C. Consumer’s Choice Award as the Best Travel Agency.

In a constantly changing travel industry, Hagen’s Travel & Cruises maintains its expertise in several ways, among them, membership in a number of national and international organizations. These include: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA); Ensemble Travel Group; Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA); and Canadian Institute of Certified Travel Counselors (CITC). Please visit a Hagen’s Travel & Cruises office and learn why we, The Original Cruise Experts, are the “Consumers’ Choice”!

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