Cruise & Tour specializes in escorted travel by land and sea to worldwide destinations. Founded in 1975, the company designs, arranges and hosts a wide variety of first class and deluxe group cruises and tours. The company offers travelers of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to travel with ease, comfort and security to places they would often not feel comfortable visiting on their own.
Whether it's a first cruise to the Caribbean or a safari adventure of a lifetime, as a Cruise & Tour traveler you'll appreciate the careful planning, attention to detail and value that each of our escorted vacations offers. You'll enjoy the company of congenial fellow travelers, some of whom have traveled with us a dozen or more times.
With 40 years in the ever changing tourism industry, Cruise & Tour has reinvented itself multiple times. Founded as Downtown Travel in 1975 by company President, Peggy Crull, the company focused primarily on corporate travel and individual vacations. Then in 1987, Cruise & Tour was born with a focus on escorted group travel. As Peggy recalls, “No one even knew what a cruise was at that time. So we went from apartment to apartment and home to home educating people. My how things have changed.” Fast forward to the present and you find a company once again reinvented....this time with an even narrower focus on special interest group travel and an even larger commitment to the client experience. While the industry around us has changed time and again, after forty years in the business our mission remains the same:
To create extraordinary experiences through travel.
Past Cruise & Tour programs have reached the four corners of the world. . .the Far East . . .Russia . . . Central America. . . Europe. . . Africa . . .the South Pacific . . .not to mention "close to home" destinations like Mexico, the Caribbean and Alaska. But as different as our travel programs are, they all have something in common -- "We don't send you there, we take you there."
Company founder Peggy Crull has spent the past 43 years in the travel industry and opened Downtown Travel, Inc. (now Cruise & Tour) in 1975. Dennis joined the company in 1983. Together, the Crulls have been on well over 150 cruises and land tours including destinations such as Indonesia, French Polynesia, the Norwegian Fjords, the Galapagos Islands, the Volga River and the Greek Isles. They have escorted well over 120 groups to all seven continents including Antarctica. They have led a group on safari in Kenya, have ridden elephants through the jungles of Thailand, and have traversed Canada and Mexico's Copper Canyon by rail. Their groups have cruised on everything from windjammers to the Queen Mary 2. The thing they love the most about their business? "Meeting people and showing them the wonders of the world!"