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JoAnne Weeks

Mission, Kansas Travel Agent

Acendas, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

River Cruise, Europe, Alaska & Group specialist

Travel is my passion! I was blessed to have parent's who opened my eyes at a young age, and planted that travel seed within me!

I have been a lead Travel Counselor for over 20 years, and love what I do! I was a cruise specialist for the first 13 years of my career, and since then,  I have expanded into world wide River Cruises, All Inclusive vacation packages, Custom and or Escorted tours all over the world, as well as domestic packages.

Travel is an ever changing industry, which is what I love! It is the never the same day twice, and having seen it evolve over the years, makes me so proud to be a part of it. It also reminds me to "keep on my toes" and continue my training to keep up to date on new destinations, ships, or resorts. Our office is a "Brick and Mortar"  location, which still allows me to interact with my clients on a face to face, one on one personal level. I feel very strong about being able to interact with you personally, and to provide you with great service and a wonderful experience you deserve from start to finish.  

I'm often asked " Why should I use a travel counselor?" or " I didn't realize travel counselor were still around?" Yes, we are still around! We provide you the service, and do all of the research for your vacation, taking the pressure and guess work off of you. We have been there, and done that and are able to take care of all of the many fine details you may miss when doing it yourself.       

I have traveled all over the world by land or by sea, and I really cannot say I have a favorite destination. I love them all! I can say however, having grown up in Southern California for the first half of my life, I love the beach, and I am a true Disney "Nut"!

I have cruised over 90 times, and have been on numerous cruise lines, from Disney to Windstar. Some of which would include, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity, Oceania, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess. 

I have been to Alaska numerous times, and have experienced both the cruise and tour portions in and around Denali and the Yukon. 

I have traveled all over the South Pacific, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico. And like you, I have a "wish list" a mile long!

I would love to be a part of your traveling adventures! 

 

 

My Reviews

Wonderful Memories Thanks to JoAnne!

Reviewed By Jenn G - Carrollton, MO | Traveled to Caribbean
I have been lucky enough to work with JoAnne several times starting in 2006 I think and she has always done an amazing job!! Whether it's just one or two people or 26 (yes 26) she does a wonderful job!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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JoAnne is the BEST!

Reviewed By BallewCrew - KC, MO | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We have worked with Joanne on several trips over the years. From groups of 4 all the way to 26. She is a great resource for suggestions on all aspects of cruising. She's very organized & timely in responding to questions & calls. Although we've never needed her to resolve any problems, I have full faith in her abilities. We are multiple repeat customers & have recommended her to lots of friends.
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JoAnne is the BEST!

Reviewed By BallewCrew - KC, MO | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We have worked with Joanne on several trips over the years. From groups of 4 all the way to 26. She is a great resource for suggestions on all aspects of cruising. She's very organized & timely in responding to questions & calls. Although we've never needed her to resolve any problems, I have full faith in her abilities. We are multiple repeat customers & have recommended her to lots of friends.
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Dreams do come true!

Reviewed By February Memories! - Platte City, Missouri | Traveled to Prague ~ Czech Republic ~ Europe
Travel has always been our number one hobby and finding the best travel expert was key to fulfilling our dreams. Joanne Weeks has been the answer. Our relationship began ten plus years ago, cruising applealed to us the most to get started. We would have a vision, and Joanne was always there to help us decide,plan and celebrate the voyage. She has guided us on several cruises to all the Carribean, Alaska, Hawaii, and most recently our first Europe river cruise , Christmas Markets on the Danube. Joanne was instrumental in our planning. This August, we will cruise the Norwegian Fjords. The homeland of my heritage. As with every February we look forward to Joanne's help, planning another memory packed vacation. Our friendship will continue with confidence and comfort as we travel.
Dreams do come true, thank you Joanne Weeks
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Dreams do come true!

Reviewed By February Memories! - Platte City, Missouri | Traveled to Prague ~ Czech Republic ~ Europe
Travel has always been our number one hobby and finding the best travel expert was key to fulfilling our dreams. Joanne Weeks has been the answer. Our relationship began ten plus years ago, cruising applealed to us the most to get started. We would have a vision, and Joanne was always there to help us decide,plan and celebrate the voyage. She has guided us on several cruises to all the Carribean, Alaska, Hawaii, and most recently our first Europe river cruise , Christmas Markets on the Danube. Joanne was instrumental in our planning. This August, we will cruise the Norwegian Fjords. The homeland of my heritage. As with every February we look forward to Joanne's help, planning another memory packed vacation. Our friendship will continue with confidence and comfort as we travel.
Dreams do come true, thank you Joanne Weeks
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Wonderful Cruises

Reviewed By Cheryl & Vaughn - Kansas City, Missouri | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We began partnering with JoAnne in 2000 to manage our group and our personal travel arrangements. JoAnne always considers the unique needs of each individual within a group and offers her personalized solutions. Her ideas and suggestions are “top-notch” and representative of her own personal travels and experiences. JoAnne’s ability to engage with individuals is impressive. She gets to know people easily.
My husband and I enjoy traveling with friends and family. We have arranged and accompanied over a dozen group cruises. JoAnne has been beside us during the entire planning phases of the travel needs for each group. Our groups have traveled to such beautiful locations as Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, New England, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Greece and almost two dozen Caribbean locations. Cruise coordination is a good example of JoAnne's expertise as our groups have always had smooth travels and sailings, much due to her guidance. When we think of travel, we immediately think of JoAnne.
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Joanne really raises the bar for service.

Reviewed By DickieDoo - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to Nova Scotia ~ Canada
Joanne Weeks has been our travel agent since 1993. She’s the best!! We won’t use anyone else. We’ve been on over 20 cruises she’s arranged for us, 8 trips to the United Kingdom, a narrowboat canal trip in England (That was REALLY something), and numerous tours to other countries.

When we’re looking for a trip, we always tour the web looking for “deals.” We’ll take our research into Joanne to see what she thinks. She’s ALWAYS found us a better trip for less money.

For really special service, you can’t do better than Joanne Weeks.

Richard and Sharon Starks.
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First cruise

Reviewed By Ed&Gin - Smithville, MO | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
JoAnne sincerely wants us to have the best vacation so she works very hard to know what we want and make it happen. Not only is she a true professional but she is a lot of fun to work with. As long as she's in the travel business, we will use her experience to guide our vacation!
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Second honeymoon

Reviewed By Second honeymoon - Gardner, KS | Traveled to
We started booking with Joanne in 2000 for our honeymoon. 15 years later and many trips in between with her, we booked our 15 year anniversary trip to Jamaica, in December 2014, went on the trip October 2015. Joanne kept in touch with us throughout the months and in between. Either Joanne and Kim got back to us with answers on any additions or questions we had. Joanne suggested going thru Club Mobay in Jamaica, that was the best thing we did. We booked our trip for early departure which meant we had to get up really early on our end and it was so worth it. We got to the resort early enough to enjoy 1/2 a day of daylight. When we landed, we were greeted by Club Mobay, went thru customs and were at our resort in 45 minutes. Still had 6 hours of daylight left. We had a great time. Wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Joanne and Kim for a trip to remember and a second honeymoon.
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Positive experience...until on trip

Reviewed By SM - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
Very helpful and knowledgeable during the planning process of the trip. Unfortunately, when the trip went awry with delays and the destination country not having some of our itenrary correct upon arrival, JoAnne could have been more proactive and helpful. I ended up calling the local travel company in our destination to take care of the problems because I wasn't getting the answers and assistance needed on our first international trip. Enjoyed the trip, but became uncertain when not receiving the reliability I was expecting. Perhaps the cards just lined against us for certain things but it was disappointing.
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She made it very exciting for me to think about going on this trip and the planning of it was fun

Reviewed By Ginny Benner - Kansas City, Missouri 64116 | Traveled to
JoAnn was there for me all the way. She found a wonderfully priced trip for me when the trip I found on my own would have cost me the twice the amount of money. The trip was exactly what I wanted with all the ports that I wanted to visit. Then she found fabulous airfare flight for me at probably at least half the price I could have found. It was an easy trip as well with only one transfer. My husband had recently passed away and I was apprehensive about taking this trip on my own and she just made everything so easy for me. I couldn't have done it alone and she was there to support me all the way. My husband and I had used JoAnn as our travel agent for many years and had taken many trip with her and they've always been wonderful. She is the top in her field.
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Danube River Trip

Reviewed By Mimi - Blue Springs, MO | Traveled to
She has been a great help in planning two previous trips, and our upcoming one. I feel very comfortable working with JoAnne.
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