Kim Gibbons

Lee's Summit, Missouri Travel Agent

Cruise Dreams ~ The Cruise Professionals LLC, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise & All-inclusive Resort: Individual or Group

Most people agree that nothing compares to talking to someone who:

  • Has sailed aboard every cruise line & knows the best all-inclusive resorts for families, adults only, honeymooners or incentive programs
  • Knows the best restaurants, shopping or entertainment
  • Can personally vouch for gourmet all-inclusives or extreme culinary sailings
  • Knows which excursions/tours offer the best value and the most unique experience

I think it’s important to know who a little about me. I have a life-long passion for travel beginning with my first cruise at age 10. Cruising became my joy - and later my career for the last 28 years. In 1988, I transitioned from stay at home mom to travel agent then, in 1989, to manager of Kansas City’s first travel agency specializing in cruises, The Cruise Store.

Other milestones:
1989 – Escorted 1st Group of 125 passengers with local radio host
1997 – Opened my own niche travel agency – Cruise Dreams
1998 – 1st full ship charter
1999 – 1st resort “buyout” (booked entire resort for a group)
2000 – 1st group of 2500 passengers
2001 – 350th cruise (I stopped counting after this one!)

What can you expect when you book your travel with Cruise Dreams?
Our goal is to make your cruise, resort stay, family reunion, group or incentive program memorable. But we always exceed expectations without exceeding budgets.

For individuals or families, that means:

  • Finding the best combination of destination, itinerary, ship, resort, etc. that will deliver the vacation you deserve
  • Offering the best value & added amenities plus special promotions not available with others as a top producer with our partners
  • Trust. 98% of our new clients book their next vacation and referrals from loyal clients represent most of our new bookings
  • Opportunity to join SailAway Trips - cruises or land tours that I host where I select unique itineraries and included added values and bonus amenities

For any size group or incentive travel program, that means:

  • Negotiating savvy that saves you money and provides a richer experience for your group.
  • Complementary personalized group website that makes it easy for you to manage your group. Guests access destination information, suggested activities, daily itineraries, excursions, & even register.
  • We deliver the WOW by designing unique programs with unforgettable experiences only with partners who can deliver the high quality products and services we demand for our clients
  • Hand-picked onsite staff for large groups that are led by Cruise Dreams travel teams with you from the moment you book until you return.Others use temporary free-lancers who may not understand your group's unique goals, needs and dynamics.
  • Unique Added Values that create memories to last a lifetime and have your guests talking about it for years to come. Here’s 2 of my favorites:

Italian Road Rally, wine tasting, 6-course lunch
A food industry leader took VPs on a luxury cruise ship for their next sales meeting. A special excursion in Portofino, Italy gave it the WOW. Each couple got their own vintage Alfa Romeo sports car and personalized road rally packet then ended the rally with a private outdoor wine tasting/tour with a 6-course lunch at a boutique style vineyard.

Private Cocktail party with a twist in London
While the London Eye Ferris Wheel is an extraordinary visit all by itself, I reserved all 32 capsules to make the private cocktail party a WOW for the employees of a well-know software company!  A private butler, champagne, canapes & caviar were a resounding THANK YOU for a successful product launch.

Please call so I can show you the Cruise Dreams Difference!

Other Travel Agent Couldn’t Stop Laughing!

Vintage Alpha Romeo for Portofino Road Rally
Vintage Alpha Romeo for Portofino Road Rally

In Aug. of 1997, our extended family decided to take a Hawaiian Cruise for Christmas – yes, that year! Our regular travel agent couldn’t pull that rabbit out of the hat, nor could anyone else.

One agent stopped laughing long enough to tell us that if anyone could get us enough rooms & flights, to Hawaii, on such short notice, it would be his friend, Kim.

Kim worked her magic, booked our Christmas cruise & has booked over 20 cruise for our family since then.  She even escorted one of our Alaskan cruises & babysat some of the little ones so their parents could take a break.
Don and Judy B.  Tempe, AZ

 

My Reviews

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Travel with Confidence

Reviewed By Jim & Barb Brady - Port Perry, Ontario, Canada | Traveled to
My husband and I have been very fortunate to have traveled to many destinations both in North America and around the World. We often travel as a couple but in the past, have hosted Customer groups of 2 to 3 hundred people. We always knew, when planning these trips, that when we picked up the phone to contact Kim at Cruise Dreams that our trip would be efficiently handled, with a smile, down to the last detail. Kim and her staff take very seriously the importance of seeing that their clients are well looked after and they are always available to help whether it is before or during the trip. No problem is left unattended to and you know that Kim and her team will always get back to you promptly. We have planned many trips with Cruise Dreams and have never been disappointed. Kim's bubbly personality and efficiency along with her friendly team make "Cruise Dreams" a winning combination not to be missed."
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Cannot imagine traveling without her expertise!

Reviewed By T & N Luciano - Toronto, CANADA | Traveled to
I have been fortunate enough to join Kim on three of her "Sail Away with Cruise Dreams" programs (Mediterranean, Alaska, Australia & New Zealand,) and cannot imagine traveling without her expertise. She never misses a detail. Hotel reservations, transfers, cruise accommodations, embarkation, shipboard activities, excursions are just as they should be. Plus she always has extra bonuses for us like shipboard credit, these special excursions she arranges, etc., etc., etc. She misses nothing and keeps you informed every step of the way. You can tell she's "been there, done that" many, many times. The only thing Kim loves more than having a good time is seeing her clients have a good time and she does everything in her power to make that happen. Yes, you can book your cruise yourself but why in the world would you want to?
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Absolutely the Best Cruise Company to work with

Reviewed By Barry and Jan Griffith - St. Thomas, ON Canada | Traveled to
Both my husband and l have had the opportunity to travel on many occasions with Cruise Dreams on both business trips and as a vacation with friends over the past 12 years. We have travelled with Cruise Dreams to many destinations worldwide, only to mention a few The entire Mediterranean coast, Australia/New Zealand, and the Caribbean. The expertise and knowledge that Cruise Dreams deliver from their entire staff is absolutely reassuring your trip will be nothing but the best. The entire staff at Cruise Dreams make sure every detail is taken care, along with Kim’s personality is outstanding and the destinations they put together are second to none. l am in the hospitality industry and highly recommends Cruise Dreams as the only travel company to use as they ensure your plans are taken care of 100%. Kim, you should be very proud of the exceptional service that is provided by your team on any given phone call. We cannot wait for the next cruise with Cruise Dreams!
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AMAZING!!!

Reviewed By Nicole and Jason Costello - Grain Valley, MO | Traveled to
Kim cares about her clients in many different ways. First, she wants to know what products are most suitable to each traveler. Second, she wants to ensure that the product selected will meet the expectations of the traveler. Third, she anticipates issues and problems e.g. the need for a visa that may take 60 days to obtain. Fourth, before and after the trip, she communicates with the traveler to ensure that there are no issues and follows up to learn from the traveler. We traveled around the world and dealt with many travel agents. Kim at Cruise Dreams is the TOP! I recommended her to several friends; they were unanimous about the quality of service.
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I had no idea how much difference the right agent could make!

Reviewed By Walt & Ellen R - Parkville, MO | Traveled to
I'm a whiz on the internet and I thought it would be easy to book our cruise myself. It was mind boggling. Of course, every thing looked wonderful and every ship/cruise line had reviewers who loved it and hated it. By the time I got done researching, I had a headache and couldn't make a decision. Kim came to the rescue. Some friends who had been booking with Kim for over ten years convinced me to give her a call. She steered us to the best time to go, the best ship for our specific tastes and gave us great advice about which excursions weren't worhth the time and even helped us arrange something special. I thought I needed to book it myself online to get a great price but Kim had the same price plus extras! We're going on one of her SailAways next year and I can't wait for the special excursions she's arranged, included in our price. I love working with her on my vacations. I'm even sending my son and daughter-in-law to be to her to plan their honeymoon - shows you just how much I trust her!
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Traveling is so much easier when you have an fantastic agent & team

Reviewed By Robbinsfam - California | Traveled to
Kim, Michael & the Cruise Dream staff are absolutely phenomenal. They treat you as if you are the only guest by answering emails, phone calls or texts quickly. We feel so pampered since everything is taken care of. All of trips have been first class and within a reasonable budget. If you have any concerns or questions or problems on a trip, they are there to help you and take care of the situation immediately. We enjoy traveling with Cruise Dreams and we know when we book a vacation our family will have fun without worries. Cruise Dreams will take care of all your needs. We highly recommend them for your travel needs & we can't wait to continue our travel adventures with Cruise Dreams, Kim & staff. Cruise Dreams is the BEST!
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