VIEWS FALL 2019
CRUISE HOLIDAYS & COMFORT TOURS
Celebrating over 30 years in business! Specializing in ocean cruises, all-inclusive resorts, river cruises and customized land based vacations.
YOU DESERVE A GREAT VACATION NOT JUST A GOOD VACATION
Did you know, most travel agencies today are CORPORATE agencies? They are selling air tickets, hotels, and rental cars for business travelers. Cruise Holidays of Kansas City and Comfort Tours is a LEISURE VACATION TRAVEL AGENCY, specializing in all things vacation: Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, All-inclusive Resorts, and Land-based Vacations & Tours. This is very important for you to know as the differences are so important when it comes to your vacation planning. We know the vacation options very well and we focus on the experience. We take the time to personalize the vacation option that is the best FIT for you. This EXPERTISE, along with our caring attitude is what has been the secret of our success for over 30 years, and it is what takes your vacation experience from good to GREAT! We believe that first-hand experience is one of the most important factors for our staff to be able to help you plan your vacation. Mimi and I send our employees on Ocean & River Cruises as well as to all- inclusive resorts, so we know the differences and what each option specializes in their strengths & weaknesses or positives & negatives.
8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK YOUR VACATIONS WITH CRUISE HOLIDAYS & COMFORT TOURS 1. We clarify the confusion. So much research on your own creates confusion 2. We eliminate the stress during the planning period and during the vacation 3. We provide options you may not have thought about 4. We have your back in case a problem arises. 5. We will save you money or at least if we have the same price we will have an added value 6. Our great customer service based on first hand experience 7. You will love and trust our amazing staff 8. Our staff works as a team, someone is always available to help! Being affiliated with Travel Leaders, the World’s Largest Vacation Conglomerate with over $23 BILLION IN BUYING POWER, means we will almost always have a benefit for you by booking your vacation with us. Here are some interesting facts about our first-hand knowledge and experience of our staff; which should give you confidence in what our staff can offer in helping you plan your vacations: • 379 total years in the travel/vacation industry • 14+ years per staff member average • Over 300 Ocean Cruises experienced on almost every ocean cruise line • Over 60 River Cruises experienced on almost every river cruise line and rivers • Over 700 All-Inclusive resorts stayed at/visited Mimi-Ext 5729 email@example.com co-owner
Mark-Ext 5739 firstname.lastname@example.org co-owner
operations manager vendor relations
senior vacation counselor
Lynnette-Ext 5731 email@example.com
assistant to mark comfort groups department
Anna B-Ext 5707
senior vacation coordinator
Joelle - Ext 5759
Kate- Ext 5737
Megan- Ext 5706
firstname.lastname@example.org media/branding director
Megan- Ext 5716
CHKC HOURS M-TH 9-6pm â€¢ FRI 9-5pm SATURDAY 9-3pm SUNDAY By Appointment
email@example.com support staff/groups
816-505-1500 www.chkc.travel www.allinclusivesonly.com www.cruiseholidaysrivercruises.com
OUTSIDE AGENTS LAURA JOHNSON firstname.lastname@example.org
KIM JONES email@example.com
JEANIE MCCONNELL firstname.lastname@example.org 816-645-4124 www.snailspacetravel.com
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
CELEBRITY EDGE A REVOLUTIONARY NEW SHIP POISED TO SHATTER ALL EXPECTATIONS.
Celebrity Cruises, the company that brought you modern luxury cruising, has done it again. Introducing a revolutionary new ship that’s poised to change the way you experience the world—and a new class of ships designed to shatter all expectations. When it came time to choose a name for this visionary vessel, we looked to the very thing that makes this ship so unique: the fact that during two years of exploration and excitement, every single design element has been taken to the leading edge of possibility. The name was right there in front of us.
The Celebrity Edge will sail 7-Night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, along with 7-to 11 Night European itineraries! FIND EXCLUSIVE PRICING ABOARD THE CELEBRITY EDGE WITH CRUISE HOLIDAYS!
THIS IS NOT JUST A RESORT.
THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE.
RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
EXPERIENCE THE FIRST OVERWATER BUNGALOWS IN THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN At El Dorado Maroma, by Karisma the experience goes far beyond elegant amenities and breathtaking beach views. Discover unparalleled luxury, service, and refined Mexican hospitality, all within our Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows. Contact Your All-Inclusive Specialists at Cruise Holidays of Kansas City Today!
(866) 336-1882 7000 NW Prarie View Road, KCMO 64151
RIVIER Spa Resort by Karisma
A MA YA
ELEVATING ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVER CRUISING to an entirely new level in 2020. One-of-a-kind, award-winning ships | Outstanding service The most all-inclusive amenities | Delicious farm-to-table cuisine See the world from an ultra-luxurious perspective
Featured 2020 Itineraries RHINE, MOSELLE & BLISSFUL BADEN-BADEN
15 Days | Amsterdam to Vienna | River Princess
TULIPS & WINDMILLS
TIMELESS WONDERS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE MEKONG
12 Days | Baden-Baden to Frankfurt | River Queen 10 Days | Amsterdam to Antwerp | River Duchess
ALLURING AMSTERDAM & VIENNA
13 Days | Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap | Mekong Jewel
RIVER CRUISING FROM A UNIQUE POINT OF VIEW. Aboard Avalonâ€™s elegant and innovative ships, travelers see the world's villages, vineyards, and vibrant cities from the perspective of its legendary waterways. With the inclusion of award-winning land programs led by expert local guides at port, Avalon travelers are immersed in their destinations.
EUROPE IS ON SALE! SAVE up to $500 per couple + FREE AIRFARE + Complimentary pre paid gratuities + an additional $200 off per cabin! On select Avalon Sailings (book now-10/31) restrictions apply - call for details*
Ask us about exclusive savings on all Globus Family of Brands products!
THIS IS ALASKA
FEEL FREE TO LET THE OUTSIDE IN! The best way to cruise Alaska just got better â€“ with five ships now cruising Alaska, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the onboard experience thatâ€™s right for you. Thrill seekers will jump for joy at our two-level race track and laser tag; available on board Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy. Looking for a more intimate ship experience? The newly revitalized Norwegian Sun is bringing that and more with its beautifully renovated spaces and staterooms. Sip a cocktail with fantastic views from the coziest spot at Spinnaker Lounge or take a dip in one of the five hot tubs. Whichever route you choose, Alaska and the vacation of a lifetime await.
Explore Alaska by Land and Sea
Head deeper into the frozen wilderness with one of our Alaska Cruisetours on board Norwegian Jewel, combining your cruise with an immersive land vacation that goes beyond the expected. Spanning from 11 to 14 days, these cruise vacation packages include overnight stays in Denali and Anchorage. Exclusive to Norwegian, all Cruisetours are led by local Alaskan guides to provide you with an authentic Alaska experience.
VACATION EXTRAVAGANZA SEMINAR AND SALE!
ALL-INCLUSIVE / LAND BASED
Disney Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Join us for a day filled with great 20 minute informational seminars, representatives from each vendor, and exclusive sale pricing! - Come
Learn & Come Save
Located at Cruise Holidays : 7000 NW Prairie View Road
9:00a-5:00p : come and go, or stay all day!
816-505-1500 email@example.com www.cruiseholidayskc.com/events
find our event on facebook facebook.com/cruiseholidayskc
Weâ€™re on INSTAGRAM!
CHKC Hosted Groups We all know traveling to an unfamiliar area, choosing a new type of vacation, or crossing off a “bucket list” experience is easier to do with the comfort of a guide. Let our hosts take the guess work and concerns out of traveling...you deserve a stress free vacation! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE VACATIONS, VISIT US ONLINE AT
Paris & Normandy Hosted by Mark Comfort June 18-25, 2020 7 Night River Cruise • AmaLyra
Ports Include : Paris | Le Andelys | Le Havre, Normandy Beaches | Rouen | Veron | Conflans Paris always sizzles while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty. Monet’s Gardens, Rouen’s Cathedral of Notre Dame and the charming harbor town of Honfleur, will inspire you the same way as they inspired the great Impressionists. For inspiration of a different kind, travel the “Routes des Abbayes,” visiting some of the most magnificent monasteries, and to the unforgettable beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day invasion. Relive the grandeur of royalty at Château Malmaison, the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and at Chateau de Bizy, once referred to as “the Versailles of Normandy.” Blend a passion for the good life with culture, art, architecture and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.
Royal Family Baltic 2020 Hosted by Mark & Mimi Comfort August 16-28, 2020 Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Ports Include : Oslso, Norway | Aalborg, Denmark | Copenhagen, Denmark | Berlin, Germany | Gdansk, Poland | Klaipeda, Lithuania | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg., Russia, Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden IT'S INCLUDED IN THIS CRUISE: All-Inclusive Fares, FREE Business Class Air* on All Intercontinental Flights with FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits, FREE Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities, FREE Specialty Restaurants, FREE Unlimited WiFi BONUS: $400 onboard/spa credit
Taste of Bordeaux
Hosted by Mark Comfort October 1-8, 2020 7 Night Wine Themed River Cruise • AmaDolce Ports Include : Bordeaux | Libourne | Blaye | Borug | Pauilac | Cadillac Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food. On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
I just returned from a couple of Adult-only all-inclusives in Mexico for a week! I was very impressed with both of them! The Haven is about 15 minutes from the Cancun Airport and is a new resort! I absolutely loved the look and feel of this place. I witnessed a wedding every day, and know this place is great for groups; whether girlfriend trips, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, or weddings. There are two huge pools - one is more active with music and a DJ while the other is more zen and laid back. The food was awesome and over the top gourmet! The other resort is called TRS Coral, which is a part of the Palladium Family. TRS is adult-only and right next door is the family resort called
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. I loved the pool, which played quiet peaceful music in the mornings, and had the activities going on in the afternoon. There is great access to the beach, and had no seaweed issues while I stayed here. The restaurants were wonderful, and we were able to go the the facilities over at the next door resort, as well. One restaurant in particular was outstanding, called Chic Cabaret & Restaurant…one of the best shows in all of Mexico! I highly recommend both these resorts, and many more. I would love to help you plan your dream vacation! - Deb Mitchell, Travel Counselor
FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
We had an amazing time on our trip to Alaska. We were onboard Holland America Line's Oosterdam and sailed roundtrip Seattle, which worked great with direct flights from Kansas City. The weather was amazing the entire time - It was sunny and 60! The shore excursions were wonderful and we would highly recommend all of these tours : Dog Sled Summer Camp in Juneau, Otters, Raptors & Bears: OH MY! tour in Sitka and Fireworks at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. The dogs at the mushing camp were actually Iditarod dogs in training! They were adorable and being able to take a sled ride was so fun! In Sitka we saw
eagles, otters and our boat was even surrounded by whales at one point! We then went to the Raptor Center and then to see the Fortress of the Bear. The firework show in Butchart Gardens was like nothing we had ever seen before. We also visited Hubbard Glacier. It was absolutely beautiful. Our ship got very close and it was amazing to hear the thunder sounds it makes as it advances. We would also recommend Tracy’s King Crab Shack in Juneau – The service was great and the food was so good! It was an amazing experience and exceeded all of our expectations. - Kim North
Kimberly Griffey General Manager
GO BOLD FRO M GA LV E S T O N
Liberty of the Seas ® • Enchantment of the Seas ® Two fan-favorite ships. One epic home-sweet-homeport. This is memory maxing from Galveston, Texas. And no one does it better than the cruise line voted Best Overall 16 years running. Your clients can take thrills to the next level onboard Liberty of the Seas ® or Enchantment of the Seas ® and embark on island hopping journeys that range from quick 4-night escapes to weeklong tropic trekking. And there are plenty of Texas-style adventures to be had before they board — from Galveston’s amusement park thrills to spicy seafood sensations. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean ® .
Contact your Cruise Holidays Travel Advisor to book today!
*Features vary by ship. All itineraries are subject to change without notice. ©2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas. 19069360 • 8/2/2019
BOOK YOUR CRUISE NOW FOR MORE ON BOARD* Let us treat you to dinner, then spoil yourself with a shore excursion or spa treatment. Stay connected with free internet when you book a Verandah Stateroom or Suite. Book your Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 vacation today! • FREE ONBOARD SPENDING MONEY OF UP TO $800 • FREE PINNACLE GRILL DINNER • $25 BEVERAGE CARD (FOR KIDS OR EXTRA GUESTS) • 50% REDUCED DEPOSIT BONUS DEAL - FREE INTERNET FOR VERANDAH & SUITE GUESTS
Holland America Line Wins Best Cruise Destinations Holland America Line has been named Number One for cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal & Central America in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards—and we couldn't be more thrilled. *Offers are based on Promo(s) NZ/DZ. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise only. Fares are in U.S. dollars. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional on all fares and range from $95.00 to $1,010.00. Subject to availability. Offers are per stateroom based on double occupancy, for 1st & 2nd guests sharing a stateroom and excludes 3rd/4th guests, except as provided herein. Offers are for new bookings only, are not combinable with any other discounts and are not transferable or refundable. Offers are applicable on select 2020-2021 sailings. Onboard Spending Money for cruises 7-9 days: interior, ocean-view, lanai and verandah staterooms is US$400 per stateroom; suites are US$600 per stateroom; cruises 10+ days: interior, ocean-view, lanai and verandah staterooms is US$600 per stateroom; suites are US$800 per stateroom. Pinnacle Grill dinner: Guests receive one complimentary dinner per person. Beverage Card: for 3rd/4th guests sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests. Verandah and Suite offer: Premium Internet Package is per guest. For full terms and conditions, please refer to hollandamerica.com/Explore4. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions apply. Explore4 offers end October 31, 2019. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands.
An Unparalleled Holiday River Cruise Experience With visits to Christmas markets in cities like Vienna, Cologne and Budapest,as well as onboard festivities, AmaWaterways goes above and beyond to ensure every moment of your cruise becomes a whimsical memory. SAVE UP TO $1,500 PER STATEROOM ON 2020 CHRISTMAS MARKET CRUISES Festive Christmas markets, Twin-balcony staterooms, Exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine... Experience the magic of Christmas this holiday season with AmaWaterways! Terms & Conditions: Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each countryâ€™s tourist office for more information. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterwaysâ€™ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.
INTRODUCING A “NOBODY WILL BELIEVE YOU NO MATTER HOW MANY PICTURES YOU TAKE” INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE.
SAVE UP TO 55%
+ One Free Room Upgrade + Over $300 in Value Adds I N T R O D U C I N G H YAT T Z I VA A N D H YAT T Z I L A R A
Two all-inclusive resorts that will change the way you think about vacations. With twelve unique restaurants and bars, an on-site water park, a two-story spa, and more, it’s an all-inclusive experience that only Hyatt can deliver. Now accepting bookings. Visit allinclusive.hyatt.com
See website for full terms and conditions. Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ trademarks and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. ©2019 Hyatt Corporation. ©2019 Playa Hotels & Resorts is the owner and exclusive operator of Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ resorts in Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. All rights reserved. PLA08260819
L I V E YOU R A D V E N T U R E i n a g a l a x y f a r , f a r a w a y.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Come live your very own Star Wars™ story in a whole new land where a galaxy far, far away unfolds all around you. Welcome to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Wander the lively market, where you can build your own droid and custom lightsaber† and sample the curious concoctions of the local cantina. Then, gather your crew and take control of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
And opening December 5, find yourself caught in an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance— where the incoming laser fire of a towering AT-AT is matched only by the red crackle of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber.
†Purchase required. Reservations may be required.
©Disney © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. 1143324
TO BOOK YOUR MAGICAL VACATION, CONTACT US TODAY! Cruise Holidays of Kansas City 816-741-7417 CruiseHolidaysKC.com restrictions apply - call for details
WHY AZAMARA Cultural Immersion : Longer stays. More overnights. Country-Intensive itineraries. Land Programs. Authentic Shore Excursions. Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings.
Personalized Comfort : Floating boutique hotel. Concierge services. Shuttle services to and from port communities.
Inclusive Amenities : Gratuities. Beverages. Self-service laundry. And more! INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS |Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages) | Select standard spirits, international beers and wines | Gratuities | Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas | Self-service laundry |Shuttle service to and from port where available | Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations AND FOR SUITE GUESTS | English butler service | 235 complimentary Internet minutes, per guest | One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days | Complimentary seating in the special restaurants | Afternoon tea service in-suite | $300 Onboard Credit per person (Club World Owner’s, Club Ocean & Club Spa Suite categories only)
Featured Voyage 9-Night Mediterranean Icons Voyage Azamara Journey® | Departing: May 12, 2020 GREECE, ITALY, AND SPAIN
Where better to begin an immersive discovery of the Mediterranean than mythical, legendary Athens? Arrive a few days early and step back through millennia at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Ancient Agora, and the Acropolis. On majestic Mykonos, we stay late, so stroll the cobblestone streets and sample fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and Grecian cheeses at local tavernas, before an island hop to stunning Santorini. Sip fine Greek wines, and explore the 3,500-year-old Minoan town of Akrotiri to discover the island’s explosive past. After a luxurious day at sea, relax on Giardini Naxos, soaking in the Mediterranean sun and views of Mount Etna. Head to the hilltop town of Taormina, one of the most beautiful vantage points in all of Sicily, before a day in Amalfi, perched on one of the world's most stunning coastlines. In the Eternal City, stroll in the steps of gladiators at the Coliseum and gaze in awe at Michelangelo's masterpiece in St. Peter’s Basilica. Discover Florence on another late stay, full of art, architecture, palaces, churches and museums. You’ve got one last relaxing day at sea, before concluding your voyage of the Mediterranean discovery in Barcelona.
Did you KNOW?
ONLY VIKING TAKES YOU TO THE HEART OF EUROPE’S GREAT CITIES.
As the small ship experts, Viking is able to deliver you right to your destination’s doorstep. We own prime docking locations along Europe’s great rivers, enabling our fleet of thoughtfully designed river cruise vessels to dock in the heart of town, so you can walk right off and start exploring. Plus, our intimate ocean vessels can sail into ports that mega-liners simply cannot reach.
FEATURED RIVER & OCEAN SAILINGS RHINE GETAWAY
VIKING HOMEL ANDS
BASEL TO AMSTERDAM
STOCKHOLM TO BERGEN
8 DAYS • 6 TOURS • 4 COUNTRIES
15 DAYS • 11 TOURS • 8 COUNTRIES
Ask about Viking’s special cruise fares plus international air discounts*. Contact your Travel Agent today.
Note: Special cruise fares and international air discounts are considered a single offer. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. Air offers valid on all North American gateways except Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City. Must request offer at time of booking. Pay in full by current cruise and air promotions’ expiration date. Valid on new bookings only as of 10/1/19, subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at vikingcruises.com. Offer expires 12/31/19. CST#2052644-40
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy and some restrictions apply. All offers apply to select travel dates, subject to availability and restrictions. Prices advertised were offered at the time of print and are subject to change. Prices include taxes and fees that are subject to change. If air prices are included in pricing they are quoted out of Kansas City unless otherwise noted and additional baggage fees may apply. On-Board Credit offers are per cabin. Cruise Holidays is not responsible for typographical errors. Offers reflect new bookings only.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOSTED VACATIONS, VISIT US ONLINE AT
We all know traveling to an unfamiliar area, choosing a new type of vacation, or crossing off a “bucket list” experience is easier to do with the comfort of a guide. Let our hosts take the guess work and concerns out of traveling...you deserve a stress free vacation!
“Like” both of our pages on Facebook and be the FIRST to know about sale pricing, events and promotions! Cruise Holidays of KC • All Inclusives Only
podcast every week on www.710kcmo.com
Celebrating 20 years as the host! Great travel deals, informative interviews and current travel trends!
EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00-11:00am ON KCMO 710am & 103.7fm
live with mark comfort
You Deserve a GREAT VACATION! Did you know, most travel agencies today are CORPORATE agencies? They are selling air tickets, hotels, and re...
Published on Oct 2, 2019
You Deserve a GREAT VACATION! Did you know, most travel agencies today are CORPORATE agencies? They are selling air tickets, hotels, and re...