VIEWS FALL 2018
CRUISE HOLIDAYS & COMFORT TOURS
Celebrating 30 years in business
Specializing in ocean cruises, all-inclusive resorts, river cruises and customized land based vacations.
sav e T H E DAT E OCTOBER
VACATION EXTRAVAGANZA SEMINAR AND SALE!
Join us for a day filled with informational seminars, representatives from each vendor, and exclusive sale pricing!
9:00a-5:00p : come and go, or stay all day!
ALL-INCLUSIVE / LAND BASED
Rocky Mountaineer Marival Resorts Blue Diamond Resorts
come learn come save
rsvp please 816-505-1500 firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of seminar times visit www.cruiseholidayskc.com/events
OUR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS
is similar to watching your kids grow. Where does the time go?
One day you have a baby and it seems like the next day your child is a 30 year old adult. On June 6, 1988, we cruised on the SS Norway with a sports theme with our close friends, Donna and Steve Young, and Kit and Mike Mair. We had the time of our lives and we determined that this was the business we should embark on! With Mimi's background in retail from working at the Jones Store, and Mark's background on the wholesale side, working for Armstrong Carpet and Sealy Mattress, we felt that those two complimentary skill sets would help us succeed. We loved the fact that the cruise lines held all of the inventory and that their wasn't the issue of trying to collect payments from clients. We thought this would be a wonderful small business for us to eventually run together. We opened our doors on November 14, 1988 with a location of about 600 square feet in an office building in Gladstone, MO. We were blessed to have Jackie Harrison join our team early on who helped us grow our business. Mark joined Cruise Holidays in 1991 full time and we then moved into our current location in December of 1995. In 1996 we decided to open a full service agency Comfort Tours and Travel, to serve the needs of our clients that wanted to take a land vacation. We've weathered many storms throughout our career from September 11 to the economy faltering in 2008-2010 but the perseverance of our team and God's grace we not only survived but flourished.
As owners of Cruise Holidays and Comfort Tours, Mimi and I sincerely want to thank you for your business and your referrals. You, our valued clients, are the reason we are in business. We always believed, and have never changed our belief that THE CUSTOMER (YOU) ARE KING & QUEEN! What a joy it is to help you plan your dream vacations. Our mission statement says â€œWE CREATE MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME.â€? We all live daily with this mission and are honored that you have selected us to help you with your vacation planning. Mimi and I are also like proud parents, we are so very proud of our incredible staff. We believe that we have the most knowledgeable, caring, and professional staff in America. They are trained to help you plan any kind of vacation that you might desire including ocean cruises, river cruises, all inclusive vacations and customized land tours worldwide. This year we have Patti Edwards and Andrea Redding celebrating 25 years with us. Our General Manager Kimberly Griffey is one of our biggest blessings, she handles the day to day operations and makes us all look good :) Again, thank you for your business and referrals. We look to help you create many more memories that last a lifetime. Sincerely, Mark & Mimi Comfort
2019 HOSTED VACATIONS: JOIN MARK COMFORT FEBRUARY 15-25, 2019
SOUTH AMERICA VINEYARDS
BUENOS AIRES, MENDOZA, SANTA CRUZ, SANTIAGO
JUNE 2019 JOIN MARK COMFORT
Under the Tuscan Sun
ROME : MONTEPULCIANO : SIENA : FLORENCE : TUSCANY CHIANTI : SAN GIMIGNANO : PISA : LUCCA
DISCOVER JAPAN with Mark and Mimi Comfort
We'll explore the culture, history, and beauty of Japan on a two-week voyage that begins in the metropolis of Tokyo before circumnavigating the entire country.
ROYAL FAMILY 2019
SEPTEMBER 2-18, 2019
Azamara Club Cruises
For more information visit www.cruiseholiayskc.com/groups
The NEW AmaMagna : Oct. 6-13, 2019 Hosted by Cruise Holidays
There’s a new destination on the Danube—the extraordinary AmaMagna. An evolution of AmaWaterways’ already exceptional fleet of river cruise ships, AmaMagna embodies the invariable world-class service, 5-star dining, high-quality amenities and authentic experiences our past guests hold dear— but now there’s even more to love. At almost twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, AmaMagna invites you to luxuriate within both sprawling spaces and intimate pockets that offer moments of repose so invigorating you may never want to leave! ASK ABOUT OUR GOLF & WINE PROGRAMS! DAY 1: VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
DAY 5: VIENNA
DAY 2: VILSHOFEN -PASSAU
DAY 6: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
DAY 3: LINZ, AUSTRIA
DAY 7: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DAY 4: WEISSENKIRCHEN
DAY 8: BUDAPEST
$4,099**Category D: Upper wall window. Per person, subject to change.
ASK US ABOUT OTHER HOSTED RIVER CRUISES JOIN US - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH LES BOURGEOIS WINERY
14020 W Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO 65279
2019 HOSTED RIVER CRUISES Informational seminar Social start 6:00pm : 6:30pm presentation RSVP 816-741-7417 or email@example.com
- 2019 -
*SAVE UP TO $1,500/ROOM ON SELECT SAILINGS
The Possibilities are as Wide Open as the Views If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views.
FLY FREE IN 2019
on Select 2019 Europe River Cruises from select cities. Book August 29 - October 23, 2018. Other restrictions apply, call for details. Fly from Kansas City for only $400pp, St. Louis $200pp, or free from Chicago and other gateway cities.
Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it’s time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDiningSM choices.
Also, ask about our exclusive dates with complimentary gratuities!
early booking discount with Globus 10% Europe, US/Canada and, South America 5% Asia and Africa Book by Nov 27th for all of 2019 vacations. Restrictions apply.
CHANGING THE WAY WE CHANGE THE GAME Royal Caribbean ÂŽ is amping up your favorite ships with a bold new program that's changing the face of fleet modernization. It's pool decks drenched in all new ways to play or catch shade. Nightlife hotspots bring new meaning to raising the bar. And restaurants that turn the tables on craveable cuisine. This is Royal AmplifiedSM - the future of adventure!
EXCLUSIVE CRUISE HOLIDAYS PRICING 2019 Mariner of the Seas sailings starting at Only $319*/person Mariner of the Seas sails 3 and 4 night getaways *Excludes port taxes and fees
WHERE EVERY MOMENT
IS YOURS TO SAVOR
Nestled along Jamaicaâ€™s famed Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Azul Beach Resort Negril provides the perfect escape for couples and families looking to reconnect and relax. With 285 suites including the brand new premium section, each impeccable guest room offers modern style, luxury amenities and stunning ocean views. Plus, with18 Gourmet InclusiveÂŽ restaurants and bars, 7 swimming pools and the world renown Vassa Spa, the options are endless.
UP TO 55% OFF - RATES STARITNG FROM $186 PP/PN
Call Cruise Holidays of Kansas City at 816-741-7417
Christmas, two different ways
u BY UNIWORLD · UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES ONCE UPON A TIME, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music and games while they shopped and chatted with the local tradesmen. Those were the first Christmas markets, 500 years ago. Today, though the light comes from twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail.
dashing through the Danube IT'S CHRISTMAS AND WE'RE TOO EXCITED TO SLEEP
u BY UNIWORLD
During the most festive time of year, your U cruise down the Danube will take you to some of the best and brightest Christmas Markets in Europe (just wait until you see the light displays) and a special New Year’s Eve celebration. Get in the holiday spirit by taking a dip into Budapest’s historic Lukács Thermal Bath and then a night out ice skating at the Castle. ‘Tis the season! BUDAPEST · BRATISLAVA · VIENNA · MELK · PASSAU · REGENSBURG
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS 8 DAYS FROM FRANKFURT TO NUREMBERG
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES
A journey that will make you believe in holiday magic all over again. Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions. FRANKFURT · WURZBURG · ROTHENBURG · BAMBERG · NUREMBERG
ASK US ABOUT OTHER ITINERARIES & TRAVEL DATES
CELEBRITY EDGE A REVOLUTIONARY NEW SHIP POISED TO SHATTER ALL EXPECTATIONS. One of the biggest influences on the design of Edge was our desire to make the destination experience even more immersive-starting right on-board. Celebrity Edge has a unique outward facing design that breaks from traditional ship design. On Celebrity Edge, you will feel more connected with the sea and the exciting places you'll visit in a variety of spaced ranging from our Edge Staterooms, featuring Infinite Verandas to our reimagined, terraced pool deck that offers even greater views of the destinations and every glorious shimmer of ocean in-between.
e’re thrilled to share this exciting news with you – beginning this December, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will begin the transformative process of becoming four new ships in a dramatic re-inspiration without peer. Each ship will glow with a new sheen as crisp and polished as a flawless diamond. Tuscan marble, engaging works of art and designer residential furniture will adorn the re-inspired spaces. The iconic Library will be just as plush and hushed as you remember it, and magnificent views will fill Horizons as never before.
MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN 10-Day Voyage : May 19-29, 2019 Aboard the Sirena - SPECIAL VALUE • • • • • • • • • • •
Barcelona, Spain Monte Carlo, Monaco Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Amalfi/Positano, Italy Taormina (Sicily), Italy Corfu, Greece Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Venice, Italy Venice, Italy
ASK US ABOUT OTHER DESTINATIONS
Zoetry · Secrets · Breathless · Dreams · now Reflect · Sunscape · RESORTS & SPAS
AMResorts AMResorts is a collection of luxury resort destinations, each with its own unique personality. Raising all-inclusive to a New Level of Luxury®, every one of our resorts features Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury®, Defined Delights™ or Unlimited-Fun®, that offers sun-soaked beaches, elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, unlimited premium drinks, and many other pampering amenities.
Vacation Counselor AUBREE CAMPBELL
What sets our staff apart ?
KNOWLEDGE AND FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE
I grew up in Auburn, Kansas where my itch to travel started. I will never forget the first time I saw the ocean with my mom, dad, and brother. We took a family vacation to Walt Disney World and drove to Daytona Beach for the day. Even though mom locked our rental car keys in the trunk and dad took a nap on the sandy beach, losing sight of us preteens in the tide, it was the best vacation ever. Since then, I have traveled extensively after college. This year alone, I have had the opportunity to travel out of the country 10 times. These opportunities allow me to share my first hand experience of various destinations, resorts, and cruise ships. Another of my most memorable vacations was my experience traveling on the Danube river through Hungary,
Slovakia, Vienna, and Germany. The river cruise vessel was beautiful, the service was incredible, and the destinations were picture perfect. River cruising is one of the best ways to visit Europe. Whether you are interested in traveling to the South of France and cruising down the Rhone River or sailing around the Polynesian Islands and watching the sunset is Bora Bora, or slipping your toes into the sand on the beaches of St. Lucia, I am proud to utilize my knowledge to assist you and your families with the vacation memories that will last a lifetime. If we were in Star Wars, Yoda would say, "The wanderlust is strong in this one." It is, and I am happy to share that wanderlust with you!
OUR STAFF WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU...NEVER STOP EXPLORING!
your One - Stop Shop for Mexico & Caribbean Vacations featuring
Excellence Group, Playa Hotels & Resorts and Sandals & Beaches Resorts PLEASANT HOLIDAYS'
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Flights on all major airlines from departure airports nationwide Beachfront hotel and resort accommodations at all the top-name brands featuring All-inclusive, AdultsOnly and Family-Friendly options Exclusive offers, reduced rates and added values Cruise vacations including pre-and post-cruise hotel stays Airport transfers Exciting activities and tours Travel protection coverage and more
Ask about EXCLUSIVE $100 off at these featured resorts in the Caribbean
EXCELLENCE GROUP CANCUN, MEXCIO · Excellence Playa Mujeres
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC · Excellence Punta Cana
PLAYA HOTEL AND RESORTS CANCUN, MEXCIO · Hyatt Ziva Cancun · Panama Jack Resorts Cancun RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO · Panama Jack Resorts PLAYA DEL CARMEN
· The Royal
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO · Hyatt Ziva PUERTO VALLARTA LOS CABOS, MEXICO · Hyatt Ziva LOS CABOS JAMAICA · Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa · Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall · Jewel Dunn's River Beach RESORT A& SPA
*$100 OFF OFFER IS FOR NEW BOOKINGS ONLY MADE BY 10/28/18 FOR TRAVEL THROUGH 6/30/19. OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. ASK FOR DETAILS.
breakaway When you cruise from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean on one of our newest ships, Norwegian Breakaway, you’re free. Free to indulge in extraordinary cuisine, including Margaritaville at Sea, Cagney’s Steakhouse and our French restaurant Le Bistro. Free to enjoy the award-winning Broadway shows Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor. Free to whoosh down waterslides and conquer the largest ropes course at sea.
Now you can come aboard Norwegian Breakaway in New Orleans and savor a journey as exhilarating as the destination! 2018 SAILINGS Nov. 11, 18* Dec. 16*, 23*, 30* 2019 SAILINGS Feb. 17, 24* Mar. 3, 10*, 24*, 31 *On Wed, the ship will stop in Belize from 8a-5p
DAY Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
PORT ARRIVE DEPART New Orleans, Louisiana 4:00 pm Relaxing day at sea — — Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 am 5:00 pm At Sea — — Harvest Caye, Belize 8:00 am 5:00 pm Costa Maya, Mexico 7:00 am 2:00 pm Relaxing day at sea — — New Orleans, Louisiana 8:00 am
On behalf of Mimi and Mark Comfort, and our staff of 27 caring and knowledgeable people, we simply want to say THANK YOU!
Thanks to your vacation business and referrals, we have won the #1 CRUISE HOLIDAYS franchise for 27 years, Top Producer in sales volume for most ocean and river cruise lines, and are now a leading seller of all-inclusive vacations through our COMFORT TOURS division. 2015 CLIA Hall of Fame Recipients #1 Cruise Holidays Store for 27 Consecutive Years.
Mimi-Ext 5729 firstname.lastname@example.org co-owner
Mark-Ext 5739 email@example.com co-owner
We work better together! Vacation Counselors âˆ™ Vacation Coordinators
Many of you have spent hours with your Vacation Counselor, but do you know about their Vacation Coordinator? It's a team like a doctor and a nurse! A Vacation Coordinator is someone that works very closely, as part of a team with your Vacation Counselor. Their main goal is to provide excellent customer service for YOU. They coordinate all of the details once you and your Vacation Counselor have confirmed your next vacation. They can help with hotel, air, changes, cancellations, name changes, special occasions, special needs and much more with an existing reservation. So the next time you stop by, or call in, and your Vacation Counselor is busy assisting another customer, your Vacation Coordinator would be happy to assist you with your vacation needs!
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*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.
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Cruise Holidays & Comfort Tours : Celebrating 30 years in business! On behalf of Mimi and Mark Comfort, and our staff of 27 caring and know...
Published on Sep 24, 2018
Cruise Holidays & Comfort Tours : Celebrating 30 years in business! On behalf of Mimi and Mark Comfort, and our staff of 27 caring and know...