Why Cruise & Tour

In 1975, Cruise & Tour was established by Peggy Crull with a steadfast commitment to the fundamental values of passion, responsibility, and unwavering quality. Our enduring dedication to these principles is the cornerstone of every decision we make.

Since our inception, we’ve been trailblazers in escorted group travel, journeying through the United States, Canada, Europe, and exotic locales like Hong Kong, Egypt, Africa, Antarctica, Galapagos… trips that spark the imagination. While we understand that not every journey is flawless (because that’s the nature of travel), our steadfast presence ensures any challenges are swiftly addressed and resolved.

In the late 1980s, the Crulls collaborated with a local radio personality to invite his audience on a cruise experience. What began as a simple idea blossomed into hundreds of trips and cruises, captivating over 10,000 passengers. This success propelled us toward our current focus: Crafting Extraordinary Travel Experiences for Passionate Communities.

Today, the narrative of Cruise & Tour is one of vibrancy and growth, as we write the next chapter of our illustrious journey. Whether you’re an influencer, group leader, or a cherished member of our thriving community, we invite you to join us and discover why countless travelers choose us time and time again.

When you’re ready to embark on an extraordinary, escorted trip, reach out to us at (800) 383-3131, and let us orchestrate your next unforgettable vacation.

Meet Our Team

Ethan Wingfield - President

Prior to joining Cruise & Tour, Ethan Wingfield served as Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Banking at Capital One, leading marketing and growth. Prior to that role, he led a variety of functions during his nearly 15 years at Capital One, including Consumer Banking Strategy and Analytics and Retail Bank Transformation. He serves on the Board of Directors at Walden Mutual Bank and Geneva College, and serves as an advisor to a variety of startups. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University and Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jacqueline, share their home with two energetic Westies and their daughter. They have traveled to over 60 countries, ranging from a lot of classic destinations (France, Japan, and Mexico) to a few off the beaten path (Bahrain, Uruguay, Liechtenstein to name a few).

Tracey Conlon - General Manager

Tracey brings over 25 years of experience in the travel industry to Cruise & Tour. She has held leadership roles in Product Development, Operations, and Strategy and Pricing. Tracey’s passion for travel started with an exchange program to Germany in High School and continues today as she has traveled to over 65 countries. Tracey likes discovering the diversity of our world from the beaches of Fiji, to the South African landscapes, to the historical sites of Europe, and exploring in her own backyard in New England. Tracey resides in Massachusetts with her family and pets.

Bethany Manchester - Senior Director of Product

Bethany has over 20 years of product development, guiding, and operations experience in group escorted tourism. She has traveled to over 76 counties yet still has a list of destinations on her “hit list” and is missing her 7th continent, Antarctica! Bethany resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she enjoys hiking, being active and loves being a foodie!

Doug Johnson - Senior Director of Business Development

Doug has brought a wealth of travel industry knowledge to the Cruise & Tour team. Having spent 30 + years in the business working for high quality group tour & rail experience operators, he has held positions in Sales leadership, Key Account Partnerships, as well as Airline contracting & Pricing strategy.

Doug has visited 5 of the 7 continents, and some of his favorite destinations revolve around our natural beautiful landscapes including Mountains, Lakes, National Parks, and Wildlife. He loves being on, or at, the water, and in the summer months can often be found kayaking, paddleboarding, or boating with friends & family. He also enjoys hiking and biking.

A native of New England, Doug has two grown children who have graduated from university and are working in successful careers. He resides in Central Massachusetts and spends a considerable amount of time on Cape Cod.

Favorite Food: Friday Fish Fry
Eats a wrap with a fork!?!
Dawn Weltzin
Operations Manager
Favorite Food: Soup and Ice Cream
Mastered crochet during COVID isolation
Has been to Alaska 15 times!
Joyce Gaouette
Revenue & Quality Control Manager
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Loves musicals and being Auntie Meg
Was once stranded on a small island
Meaghan Dube
Manager of Customer Relations
Favorite Food: Mexican
Travels to live part-time in a camper
Loves to dance & bake (usually at the same time)
Heather Miller
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Favorite Food: Beef!
Lived in several places, including Key Largo & Mackinac Island Michigan
My dogs are my life!
Anna Drew
Customer Relations Coordinator
Favorite Food: Any kind of seafood
Been to 49 states, need North Dakota
Loves to dance to rock and roll!
Cathy Donahue
Product Manager
Favorite Food: Mediterranean Cuisine is hands down my favorite
Has traveled around the world and been to Greece over 100 times
Proud Cat Mom to Queen Hayley
Liz DeStefano
Operations Specialist
Favorite Food: Pizza
Loves a good adventure with family
Has set foot on all 7 continents (and thinks you should too!)
Charlie Crull
Board Member
Favorite Food: Sushi
Enjoy golfing and stand-up paddle boarding
Enjoy being at the beach or on a lake.
Bryan Towler
Business Development Manager