Cruise Holidays - Your Group Cruise Experts
Cruise Agent in Chicago, IL
Cruise Holidays of Chicago is a leisure travel agency in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview area of Chicago that specializes in cruise travel. We do not try to be all things to all people. We concentrate on one thing: finding the best cruise for you! Our focus on cruises results in a kind of expertise and product knowledge that is not easily matched. Our certified cruise travel specialists will make planning your cruise a breeze and especially enjoy helping 1st-time cruisers navigate the world of travel by ship. And unlike huge call centers, our staff will supply you with the personalized service and attention that you deserve.
read moreWe are Q Cruise + Travel, or Q for short: a team of friendly, professional leisure travel advisors located on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue. We were formerly known as Cruise Holidays Chicago on Magnificent Mile, so it won't come as a surprise to you that we love cruise travel. The Chicago cruise travel specialists at Q have personally experienced dozens of cruise lines and ships. We explored hundreds of destinations around the world, on all seven continents, on ocean cruises, expedition ships and river cruises.
Why use a Travel Advisor
read moreYes, many old travel agencies, unable or unwilling to change, disappeared. And there are "hobbyists" who claim to be travel agents but are out of their depth when you ask more than the very basic questions. Most professional and successful travel agencies, like Q, have evolved into highly specialized organizations that realize they aren't in the business of "booking travel". Our goal is to help you make better travel decisions. We get to know your travel wishes and desires. We continually invest in expanding our product and destination knowledge.
Luggage Shipping to your Vacation
read moreLeave the heavy lifting to someone else, skip the baggage carrousel at the airport when you land and enjoy your vacation the moment you leave your home. Introducing Luggage Free luggage shipping: ship your luggage anywhere in the world. Let Luggage Free ship your cases for you and save your back - as well as time at the airport. Ship anything you might need on vacation, including most liquids, gels, toothpaste, and other items that are restricted by most airline carry on policies. You can ship bulky items like golf clubs, bikes, skis and snowboards.
read moreWhen you join Q Cruise + Travel in Chicago as a Travel Advisor or an Independent Contractor, you are joining more than 9,000 leading luxury travel advisors in 26 countries who collectively sell $12.5 billion annually, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. At this time, we do not have vacancies for employees in our office on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, however, if you would like us to keep you in mind for future openings, please feel free to send your letter of application, resume and salary history and expectations to Rob Clabbers.
Online Check-in for your Cruise
read moreExcited about your upcoming cruise? Great - you should be! But don't forget about a very important step: take a few moments now to provide the cruise line with the information they require. Mandatory registration is required for all guests in advance. Don't do it and you may find yourself denied boarding, without a refund! Due to government regulations, cruise lines must submit final departure manifests prior to sailing. Most cruise lines request guests to submit passenger immigration information and/or complete their online check-in as soon as possible, but no later than 3 to 4 days prior to their cruise departure.
Luxury Cruises by Q Cruise
read moreWhile many resort-style cruise lines provide a sense of luxury by offering spacious suites or enclaves exclusive to their top guests, at Q Cruise + Travel, we tend to reserve the term "Luxury Cruises" for another class of cruise lines. When we say "Luxury Cruise", we mean those cruise lines that distinguish themselves by consistently offering service levels similar to a grand hotel or a Four Seasons resort. In addition, we know all about the newer category of Deluxe, also known as Upper-Premium cruises.
read moreExplorers of all ages love getting together on cruise ships, because a family cruise vacation truly offers something for everyone. Most ships are packed with activities and entertainment. You'll likely find restaurants to please even the pickiest eater. Children and teenagers will enjoy themselves in one of the clubs (of course, broken down in age groups). On some ships, they'll learn to surf, enjoy the carrousel, zip line, use the bumper cars, climb the rock wall, learn to paint, and more. On most ships, they'll easily meet new friends from around the world.
Travel Inspiration and Destination
read moreWhatever you'd like to do, wherever you'd like to go, we'll be happy to help you plan your perfect vacation. And even if you're not sure yet where you'd like to go, we'll help you find inspiration. Simply look through some of our award-winning Virtuoso travel magazines, read our Q Blog for travel stories, destination suggestions or even to find a great souvenir. If you - like us - enjoy staying at fantastic hotels or at the latest and greatest resorts, check out our Best of the Best hotel program.