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 ocean cruises and river cruises. To give you an idea of the extent of our travels: we only use our own on this website. (The only exception are some cruise line or vendor photos you might see in our list of current offers.)
That personal experience, combined with our continued education, and certification by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) as certified cruise travel experts, means that we can provide you with expertise and service unmatched by online agencies, impersonal call centers or general travel agencies.
We love cruises. But Q excels at planning land vacations too! Our personal travel experience and our membership in the Virtuoso luxury travel network means we can offer insight, exceptional value and access to experiences you can’t find on your own or plan yourself.
Here are some ideas of the types of vacations that we’d be happy to plan for you and your family, friends or group members:
Vacations and itineraries anywhere in the world, tailored to your wishes and special interests – culinary, wine, cultural, adventure, religion, golf, etc.
Spend time with your extended family on a multi-generational vacation or family reunion
Tours and guided vacations, with private guides or as part of a group, for example, an exploration of Great Britain, Ireland and Europe, or a trip through Asia
See the African wildlife on a safari in Botswana, South Africa. Want to combine it with a trip to Cape Town, or the famous Blue Train?
Watch the penguins in Antarctica, the polar bears in the Arctic, or the birds and turtles of the Galapagos. We know the best season to travel, the available options and more.
Honeymoons or getaways in some of the world’s most romantic destinations. What do you think of Tahiti, Bora Bora and French Polynesia; the Maldives; Paris; the Greek Isles; Venice and Italy?
A trip to the globe’s hottest destinations. We can plan your trip to Australia and New Zealand; Iceland; Dubai and the United Arab Emirates; Myanmar (Burma); Japan or China and more.
Q Cruise + Travel is a proud member of Virtuoso, the travel industry’s leading luxury network. Less than 1% of travel agencies in North America are invited to join this exclusive organization. What does that mean for you? Virtuoso allows us to provide our clients with exceptional value and access to some of the best travel experiences in the world.
What does the Q stand for?
You may think of Q as the Q for quality. Or maybe you’ll remember that Q is the division that prepares James Bond for his adventures. We do the same for our clients!
Or think of Q for Quartermaster: the officer historically responsible for accommodation and transportation in royal households.
In any case, you can rely on the team at Q to be there to tailor your vacation to your desires. We’ll be here from your very first phone call until you return home.
Member of American Society of Travel Agents
Q Cruise + Travel is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).