Jim Antista

Nixa, Missouri Travel Agent

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I have had a passion for cruises since I took my first one 25 years ago. It wasn't  too long after that special trip that I began working in the travel industry.

I love so many things about cruising, but here are a few examples:

  • More affordable
  • Visit far away place (Have you ever heard of Bimini?)
  • Includes delicious meals
  • Fantastic entertainment
  • And so much more!
  • Groups are a blast!  Everybody has fun, and nobody has to cook!

I have been on over 40 cruises and I am thankful for having the privilege of help others share in my passion. I have helped thousands of people fall in love with cruising as well. My cruise experiences help me plan the very best for your next vacation.

As The Cruiseman, I will help you find some "Fun, Adventure & Romance on the High Seas", and my service are free to you!

 

What Others Are Saying About The Cruiseman

We represent all the major cruise lines!
We represent all the major cruise lines!

I wouldn't consider using anyone else. Your attention to detail, immediate attention to ANY questions and considerable knowledge and advice is beyond reproach -- Martin Kennedy; Buffalo, NY

 

The Cruiseman (Jim) is just wonderful to work with.  We have been doing business with him for many years and around 10 cruises...with the expectation of many more. He is very familiar with most all cruise lines and their itineraries, also is  extremely helpful and able to answer all questions.  Your Cruise travel arrangements and side trips couldn't be easier!  Thanks Jim!!   Bruce Swenty -- Springfield, MO

 

My Reviews

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

MSC Divina

Reviewed By Carl - Nixa, MO | Traveled to
MSC cruise is a European based company with only 20% American on the ship. Ship is New and state of the art 5 star Shows 5 Star, make sure you like european shows with opera. On board activities 2 Star. Service 2 Star. Do not Recommend for children. Food is average 3 Star. Watch out at the buffets, Europeans do not understand waiting in line. Out of Carnival, NCL, and MSC, would recommend Carnival.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our best cruise EVER!

Reviewed By Crazy Cruiser - Springfield MO | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Jim was timely in returning my calls and answering any questions I had. Was enthusiastic about the trip we were about to take which made it more exciting for us. We experienced zero problems with the cruise line and our air travel. I have already recommended him to coworkers since we got back.

We have been on 18 cruises and this cruise with Celebrity Equinox was the BEST one EVER!! Beautiful ship, could not even feel its movement in the water, WONDERFUL food both on the lido deck and in the restaurant. Room steward did a fantastic job with our room and was very personable and courteous. In fact, all the employees did everything they could to make a good impression on their customers.

I have described this cruise as: We have apparently been traveling in a 1980 Pontiac all along and this cruise was in a 2017 Mercedes. Will definitely be cruising with Celebrity again.
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Planning is easy with "The Cruiseman"!

Reviewed By Bruce S. - Springfield, Mo | Traveled to
We just returned from an October '16 cruise on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. This is our second trip on Allure and more fun than ever. Mamma Mia is their current Broadway Show and is terrific! Ship is beautiful and Ice Show, Diving Show, various swimming pools, Zip Line, and Disney's Madagascar characters are a hoot. The ship is full of entertainment so you'll never be board. Made our reservations about 6 months ago with Jim (Cruiseman) and the trip went as smooth as can be. Jim has helped us with many many cruises and wouldn't think of doing another without going through him. He makes planning yours or your families cruises extremely easy...one less thing to think about. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas may be our next in line for 2017 so will probably be giving Jim a call in the near future.
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Jim has always done and excellent job helping us plan our trips.

Reviewed By Vic & Sherry - Nixa, MO. | Traveled to
We had an excellent time going to the Panama Canal on the Coral Princess. The staff and entertainment great. Jim (Cruiseman) told us that we would enjoy the Canal and he was right. Would definitely go again, specially on the Coral Princess.
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Jim Antista The Cruiseman

Reviewed By Cherie - Springfield MO | Traveled to
This was our Second Cruise with Jim, everything went off without a hitch both times. Our excursions where the best, last year we swam with the dolphins and this year we swam with the manatees these were book though Jim who had the best value. I would highly recommend using the Cruiseman if you plan on traveling. We are already talking about what to do next year.
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Beautiful countries

Reviewed By Bonnie - Highlandville, MO | Traveled to Trans-Atlantic ~ Other
Jim always responds to my questions and "gets right on it" to any requests I may have. He is very pleasant to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jim Antista responded:
Thank you for your business!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best Family Vacation Ever

Reviewed By TA - Nixa, Mo | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
He did a great job of accommodating our family of 5 and make the it the best family vacation ever
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Awesome trip

Reviewed By Sean - Springfield, mo | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Always has been easy to work with Jim. Very easy to get a hold of calls back, if he can not get to the call right away he calls back in a timely matter. I have worked with carnivals agents and they are a challenge to get a hold of so it is refreshing to have Jim around. He also answers any questions I may have and if he does not know the answer he go to find it out and gets back to me with the answer. Overall Jim is an awesome guy and great to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jim Antista responded:
Sean loves cruising and I love to take care of him and his friends. Thanks for your business, Sean!
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Loved the Alaskan Cruise!!

Reviewed By Vickie AKA "Sarge" - Springfield, MO | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Jim understood what we wanted in an Alaska cruise and gave some recommendations for lesser priced shore excursions that really saved us money and did not leave us "in the herd".
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jim Antista responded:
I am so glad you loved your Alaskan Cruise. Thanks for being a good client and good friends as well.
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Loved the Alaskan Cruise!!

Reviewed By Vickie AKA "Sarge" - Springfield, MO | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Jim understood what we wanted in an Alaska cruise and gave some recommendations for lesser priced shore excursions that really saved us money and did not leave us "in the herd".
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Jim was invaluable in planning my trip!

Reviewed By Casey - Springfield, MO | Traveled to
Jim and I met to discuss a cruise for my upcoming honeymoon. After talking with him and getting a game plan (he is very knowledgeable and was so helpful in getting my understanding of the process surrounding my first cruise) I felt very confident I had made a great decision. I went home, talked with my fiance, who wanted to come in and meet Jim as well as we finalized plans, and she thought he was a pleasure as well. Everything we discussed has come true, he had great information for us to consider and spent time with us to make sure we knew how everything would go. Call Jim, meet with him, and you will not regret it.
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He definitely knows his stuff!

Reviewed By Momof2 - Nixa, MO | Traveled to
Jim, the Cruiseman, is such a wealth of cruising information. He can answer most any questions you may have and if he cant, he will promptly find it out for you. He has flexible office hours to meet any ones needs. He doesn't just know the cruise information, he has been on the boats so he knows first hand. I recommend him to everyone I hear is looking to go on any type of vacation. We are getting ready to go on our 7th cruise!!
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