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SUMMER 2017

CRUISE HOLIDAYS & COMFORT TOURS

Specializing in ocean cruises, all-inclusive resorts, river cruises and customized land based vacations.


HOSTED VACATIONS Interested in seeing the world with a specialist?

HOSTED VACATIONS: 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! EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES with host, Mark Comfort October 19-26, 2017 Aboard AmaWaterways

EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS Join Travel Counselor, Deb Mitchell December 7-14, 2017 aboard AmaWaterways

CARIBBEAN CRUISE WITH MAX GROOVE Escape the cold with musician Max Groove January 8-13, 2018 Aboard Royal Caribbean

94.9'S DICK WILSON

Join Dick Wilson in sunny Jamaica January 14-19, 2018 At the all-inclusive Azul Sensatori

THE CAPTIVATING RHINE

June 11-18, 2018 Aboard AmaWaterways' AmaKristina Amsterdam to Switzerland

ROYAL FAMILY ICELAND, NORWAY & SCOTTLAND

With hosts, Mark and Mimi Comfort August 3-19, 2018 aboard Holland America

For more information about these great trips, visit


ESCAPE THE COLD WITH DICK WILSON!

azul beach resort sensatori · jamaica · january 14-19, 2018 Situated on a coveted stretch of Negril’s worldfamous Seven Mile beach, Azul Sensatori Jamaica is a pristine paradise beneath brilliant blue skies and tropical sunshine.

YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE STAY FEATURES: ALL MEALS, DRINKS & NON MOTORIZED SPORTS

7 POOLS : 9 RESTAURANTS : 9 BARS

This new 285 ocean view suite hotel offers spacious, contemporary oceanfront accommodations. You’ll find a variety of restaurants serving masterfully prepared and artfully presented International cuisine, enhanced by breathtaking ocean views. There’s a world-class spa. Premium liquor. Entertainment day and night. A near endless variety of activities on land and in the crystal clear waters.

17 DAY : NORTHERN ISLES : AUGUST 3-19 ONBOARD HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S KONINGSDAM

THE NETHERLANDS, SCOTLAND, ICELAND & NORWAY

Royal Family 2018 Mark and I are so excited to be able to share this adventure to Iceland, Scotland, the Netherlands and beautiful Norway! We feel so blessed to be celebrating this milestone event. Where have the last 30 years gone? We will be sailing on Holland America’s new msKoningsdam. This itinerary is only offered once a year, so we know that it will sell out very quickly. This is the reason we are getting these details out to you as early as possible.

We will be starting our adventure with a one night pre-package in Amsterdam. We will then be traveling to one of our favorite cities, Edinburgh, Scotland. We love the beauty of this country, the friendliness of the people and the history! We will then sail to Iceland, one of the most sought after destinations in the world! It consists of more than 30 minor islands and we’ll be able to see 3 different cities plus we’ll have 2 additional scenic days of cruising in the Icelandic region. We will then travel to the breathtaking country of Norway to experience majesty as you’ve never seen before!


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It is no secret that we LOVE events. They allow us to bring you into our world, let you hear and see the latest updates, vacation trends, and receive exclusive sale prices! The more you know, the better decisions you make. We host an average of 11 events a year, mostly at our office, but at times off site. Our 2 largest events are our Vacation Extravaganzas in January and October. We encourage you to check our website and facebook for our upcoming events. We post detailed information about the type of event, date, location, and any updates that happen along the way. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business, and can't wait to help you plan the vacation that you deserve!

www.cruiseholidayskc.com/events www.facebook.com/CruiseHolidaysOfKansasCity #YouDeserveAVacation #CHKC

upcoming events ON STAGE ALASKA : AUGUST 24TH : 5:30PM SPONSORED BY HOLLAND AMERICA LINE located at cabela's

: legends outlets

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS • Live performance by Alaska Experts • Educational seminar in an entertaining format • Stunning film footage of Alaska and the Yukon • Useful planning advice! SALE PRICES AND ADDED VALUES AVAILABLE!

RSVP for any or all of our events at: 816-741-7417 or events@chkc.travel


7 Night Alaska Cruise ROUNDTRIP SEATTLE June 3-10, 2018 ms Amsterdam

Inside from $1,084pp Oceanview from $1,184pp up to

7 Night Alaska Cruise ROUNDTRIP SEATTLE September 1-8, 2018 ms Eurodam

Inside from $1,129pp Balcony from $1,829pp

$50 Onboard Credit per room

13 Night Alaska Land + Sea Journey

SEWARD TO VANCOUVER July 16-29, 2018 ms Noordam Inside

from $3,142pp

12 Night Alaska Land + Sea Journey

SEWARD TO VANCOUVER Aug. 21-Sep. 2, 2018 ms Westerdam Fairbanks 1nt, Denali 3nts, Anchorage 1nt, 7-nt cruise Inside from $3,195pp Balcony from $4,195pp

don't forget to join us on stage Alaska : August 24th

ask us about Holland America line's other great destinations


THIS IS NOT A VACATION.

THIS IS A ROMANTIC ESCAPE.

EXPERIENCE MORE OF THE REAL MEXICO. El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Casitas Royale is about more than just award-winning service, unmatched amenities and breathtaking MexicanCaribbean beach views. It’s about experiencing more romance, more magic and more delicious moments through our Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, where luxury and service are one in the same wave.

Contact Your All-Inclusive Specialists at Cruise Holidays of Kansas City Today!

(866) 336-1882 7000 NW Prarie View Road, KCMO 64151

Spa Resorts by Karisma


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT aubree campbell : travel counselor I grew up with the itch to travel, a fairly common theme for anyone raised in Kansas. When I was a little girl, my dad hauled cattle throughout the Midwest. Every summer, I eagerly volunteered to travel with him in his semi-truck so that I could see just a little more of the world. I would follow the maps with my finger as we cruised down the highway, enthralled by how much bigger the world was than I had realized. We never drove any further than Colorado, but I always knew

adventure in my life, then I stumbled upon this quote: “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, and never return.” That’s exactly what I did. By age 25, I had traveled internationally 9 times and visited 8 different countries. When I think back to my favorite vacation, I immediately think of my honeymoon. My husband and I cruised around the Polynesian Islands onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. The accommodations

“Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, and never return.” something great must have existed on the other side of the Rocky Mountains. I daydreamed about that mountainous horizon for years. Finally, when I was 16 years old, I traveled beyond the towering range and saw the ocean for the first time. I found my passion in college when I took my first art history course. I could hardly wait to jump on a plane and fly to Europe, grab a glass of wine, and soak in the culture. As soon as I graduated, I moved to Kansas City and started my career in the monotonous business world. After few years I had decided there wasn’t enough

were absolutely stunning, the dining was phenomenal, and the service surpassed any 5 star hotel. We stopped at several different islands, but my favorite destination was Bora Bora. The crystal clear water was perfect for snorkeling and the sunsets were absolutely picture perfect, especially from our overwater bungalow’s balcony. As a Travel Counselor for Cruise Holidays of Kansas City, I am a tenacious advocate for helping my clients plan their dream vacations! I specialize in international travel. I am especially well versed in allinclusive resorts, river, and ocean cruises.


SAIL ABOARD THE HIGHEST RATED SHIPS IN EUROPE

top 10 out of 310 ships reviewed A RIVER CRUISING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER. Let AmaWaterways introduce you to a world where dramatic sights are met with innovative and luxurious ships — your beautiful home away from home. Savor our award-winning, chef-prepared cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy included shore excursions along with guided hiking and bike tours — bold adventures as active as you choose to be. Join us aboard the highest-rated ships in Europe.

SAVE UP TO $1,500 PER STATEROOM ON SELECT 2018 DEPARTURES

LEADING THE WAY IN RIVER CRUISING

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Century Club Member, Mark Comfort 100 COUNTRIES VISITED

I have been so blessed in my 29 years in this wonderful business, co-owning Cruise Holidays of Kansas City and Comfort Tours and Travel, to have seen much of the world. This past March I visited my 100th country when Mimi and I hosted a river cruise trip in India. There actually is a club called the CENTURY CLUB for people who have been to 100 countries or more. Have you counted how many countries that you have been to? It’s a fun thing to do! After being asked a thousand times about my favorite vacation, and always replying with, “my NEXT vacation!” I had to put a lot of thought into my answer! Here is what I have finally come up with! It was so hard to do this, so I put vacations into a few different categories: Historic, Scenery, Cultural, Spiritual, and Wildlife. HISTORIC VACATIONS: Egypt (via River Cruise and Land Tour : Nile), Greece and Turkey (via Ocean Cruise), Italy (via Ocean Cruise and Land Tour) SCENIC: Norwegian Fjords (via Ocean Cruise), Alaska (via Ocean Cruise with Land Tour), Kotor, Montenegro and Milford Sound (via Ocean Cruise) CULTURAL: India (via River Cruise and Land Tour), China (via River Cruise and Land Tour), Brazil / Amazon River (via Ocean Cruise)

SPIRITUAL: Israel (via Land Tour) WILDLIFE: African Safaris - Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; Alaska If you forced me to pick my very favorite vacation, I would pick my first African safari. My office is covered in pictures of this safari! Come and see them when you are in our office next! So now, I will ask you, what is YOUR favorite vacation?


THE EMERALD ISLE : IRELAND "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough." Ireland’s slogan, the Emerald Isle, is well earned! Why is Ireland so green? Well, it rains a lot! So be prepared, and expect rain. The nice thing about the weather in Ireland is that it seldom gets warmer than 80 degrees or colder than 40 degrees. Although on your visits to the famous Irish castles, like Blarney Castle, or the Rock of Cashel, do understand that the wind is blowing, and it usually is, the wind chill is much cooler than the outside temperature.

In June, I took a group of 80 people on a customized trip of Ireland for 8 days and I discovered something very important to share with you. I had been to Ireland twice before, both times on ocean cruises that had stops in several Irish port cities. But it was while on my most recent trip my discovery was made: while I liked Ireland when I cruised around this beautiful island, I LOVED my 8 day land tour of Ireland. Why? Because you get to “feel” the Irish culture and lean much more about the Irish history. I was impressed with the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people. They are all so seemingly carefree and so much fun. They love life and are hard workers. Equally as impressive is the Irish green countryside. Ireland is known for its green landscape, its rock walls, rolling hills, grazing sheep, castles, and beauty.

Whether or not you like history, plan to take time on your Ireland vacation to understand and appreciate the history in, and of Ireland. I love history and I look for every opportunity to learn about the history of every place I visit. Did you know that Ireland has history dating back over 5,000 years? Google the Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss out on all of the castles, pubs, the Guinness and Jamison breweries, golf courses, flowers, shops, and the green countryside. There is so much to see and do! Ireland really is a very special country and a must-experience destination. My recommendation is that 11 nights is the perfect amount of time to experience all of Ireland on your vacation!

-Mark Comfort co-owner, cruise holidays and comfort tours


THIS IS NOT A CRUISE. This is your choice of 4 to 7 nights of Texas-sized adventure sailing from Galveston. Discover Cozumel's underwater world on a snorkeling trip. Tour the coast of Costa Maya in an ATV. And enjoy a journey just as exciting as the destinations! Liberty of the Seas

Vision of the Seas

Enchantment of the Seas

7 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

4 & 5 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

7 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Departing from Galveston, TX Year-round sailings

Departing from Galveston, TX November 2014 - April 2018

Departing from Galveston, TX June 23, 2018 - April 2019

ASK ABOUT OTHER DESTINATIONS!

A VACATION THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY Only Royal Caribbean offers families a collection of complimentary first-at-sea experiences that challenge all limitations, along with signature favorites that delight all ages. When you compare what we offer with a land-based vacation, nothing else beats the wide variety of family-friendly activities, dining venues and incredible entertainment we offer – and it's all included in your cruise fare! Where else can you learn how to fly on the first sky-diving simulator at sea? Where else can you cruise with Shrek, the Penguins from Madagascar and other DreamWorks characters? And where else can you have fun doing as much or as little as you want, without having to constantly pack and unpack, or dealing with never-ending lines to attractions?


Imagine bliss : Norwegian Bliss : 2018 When you vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship sailing to Alaska, it'll be pure Bliss. Come aboard Norwegian Bliss for the best dining, entertainment and amenities at sea. From romantic retreats to exciting family vacations, Norwegian Bliss offers a variety of accommodations to meet all your travel needs. Custom-built for the spectacular, the ship features an incredible 180- degree Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment. Feel it first when Norwegian Bliss sets sail in 2018.

featured itinerary Alaska Embark from Seattle and get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else. Witness massive ice chunks calving into the sea, take the reins of a dogsled in Juneau, go for a catamaran ride in Ketchikan, and take a ride on the White Pass and Yukon route narrowgauge railroad in Skagway.

Sat Seattle, Washington (EMBARK) Sun At Sea Mon Ketchikan, Alaska Tue Juneau, Alaska Cruise Sawyer Glacier Wed Thu Fri Sat

Skagway, Alaska At Sea Victoria, British Columbia Seattle, Washington (DISEMBARK)


This is the #AzulBeachLife for Me! I have been on some pretty amazing vacations, but this one is going to be hard to top. We just returned from Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico with the whole family! Myself and my husband, and our two kids, my mom, my in-laws, and my brother and sister-in-law all went. And let me tell you – this resort truly has something for everyone, which makes it perfect for ANYONE!

My kiddos, 7 and almost 2, had a blast with the incredible Nickelodeon Team and the Nickelodeon Experience, exclusive to Azul Beach Resorts by Karisma. They walked the Orange Carpet with their favorite Nick characters like the Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer, and they danced their hearts out with the Nickelodeon Team and all the Nick Characters. They enjoyed a fun and delicious Character Breakfast with Sponge Bob, Patrick, Dora, and Boots, exclusive Meet & Greet opportunities with all the Characters, but probably the highlight of the trip, at least for my 7 year old, was our Private Sliming! Yes, you read that right – we got slimed! Good thing the kids’ splash park was right there so we could rinse off! But remember I said the whole family went? Well there was plenty for us adults to enjoy as well! The beach is just steps from any of the beautiful rooms on the property with plenty of chairs and cabanas. Plus, excellent, Gourmet Inclusive dining, nightly entertainment – fire shows, live music on the beach, a Mexican Market, pottery painting and so much more! Plus, there’s an adults-only section, pool, and restaurant, Le Chic. I live life for the Beach Life, and seriously, this is the #AzulBeachLife for me! - Jess Cummins

vendor relations manager


RIVER CRUISING JUST GOT A MODERN MAKEOVER A FRESH APPROACH TO CRUISING FOR 21-45 YEAR OLDS!

U by Uniworld is a new take on experiential travel, with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures. We at U have always believed that travel should be relaxing, exhilarating, convenient and tailored to your interests!

#ALLABOUTU


Divethe luxury of a new into adults-only world. Because maturity comes with the certainty of knowing what we deserve. And there is nothing more fulfilling than being loyal to ourselves and growing into our full potential. That is why The Royal Suites by Palladium has evolved with a new look and more exclusive services. What are your vacation dreams? What truly makes you feel good? Get ready to live a genuine and enriching experience at the most beautiful destinations in Mexico & the Caribbean, where you decide: when, where and how. Welcome to the new The Royal Suites Hotels.

Honor your freedom

T H E R O Y A L S U I T E S . C O M CONTACT CRUISE HOLIDAYS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • R I VI E R A MAYA

• PU N TA CA N A

• COSTA M U J E R E S, CANCUN (COMING FALL 2018)


You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. With river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM, these wallto-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a spacious seating area for six, and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, you've never seen Europe like this.

For a full list of departures, contact Cruise Holidays today!


On behalf of Mimi and Mark Comfort, and our staff of 25 caring and knowledgeable people, we simply want to say THANK YOU! Since 1988, Cruise Holidays, Kansas City owned and operated, has been one of the leading cruise specialists in the world. 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. Mimi-Ext 5729 mimi@chkc.travel co-owner

Mark-Ext 5739 mark@chkc.travel co-owner

We work better together! Vacation Counselors ∙ Vacation Coordinators

Many of you have spent hours with your Vacation Counselor, but do you know about their right hand gal...their Vacation Coordinator? 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!

Cruise Line International Association

HALL of FAME award recipients! Cruise Holidays of Kansas City Owners, Mimi and Mark Comfort being inducted into the Cruise Lines International Association CLIA HALL OF FAME


LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kimberly-Ext 5743 kimberly@chkc.travel

Jess-Ext 5745 jess@chkc.travel

Patti-Ext 5727

Nicole-Ext 5744

senior vacation coordinator

senior vacation counselor

media & branding manager

Cindy-Ext 5760 cindys@chkc.travel

patti@chkc.travel

nicole@chkc.travel

office manager 2016 heart award

vendor relations groups & finance manager

Cassie-Ext 5748

Andrea-Ext 5755

Deb-Ext 5736

Anna-Ext 5713

Jackie-Ext 5730

vacation counselor of the year

vacation counselor of the year

vacation counselor

vacation counselor

vacation counselor

Aubree-Ext 5728

Kim-Ext 5751

Lori-Ext 5742

Nicci- Ext 5737

Moira - Ext 5749

vacation counselor

vacation counselor

vacation coordinator

vacation coordinator

vacation coordinator

Lynnette-Ext 5731 KatyExt 5710

Shea- Ext 5738

Sara-Ext 5706

Joelle - Ext 5759

assistant to mark comfort accounting sales support of groups department the year

customer service

customer service

Cindy-Ext 5738

JoElla-Ext 5741

Linda-Ext 5740

Gretchen-Ext 5722 Laura-Ext 5722 recep@chkc.travel

recep@chkc.travel

customer service

documents

customer service air specialist

reception

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Outside Agents LAURA JOHNSON

JEANIE MCCONNELL

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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.

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