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Americans have a love affair with traveling. But it can be challenging to decide where to go, how much to invest, and how to personalize your experience. With the precious little time we have to escape everyday life, we want to have the most memorable and enjoyable experience when traveling. That’s why working with the experts at Kelly Cruises & Tours is the choice of smart travelers.

It’s no coincidence that Kelly Cruises opened its doors on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1987. “With the last name of ‘Kelly,’ a little Irish luck never hurt,” laughs Susan Kelly, owner of Kelly Cruises & Tours. “My mom, Nancy, started the company and we are proud to be a second-generation family-owned business.”

Over the past 30 years, Kelly Cruises has evolved to include “& Tours” in their title as they have expanded their specialties beyond cruises to land tours and much more. “We’ve grown to be recognized as a leader in the luxury travel industry,” says Kelly. “Whether you are looking for a custom itinerary to Ireland, a romantic anniversary cruise through Tahiti, or a bucket list adventure to Galapagos, we have a specialist on staff to help you.”

Travel is ever changing and evolving. “What’s trending today in travel is customization and personalization,” says Kelly. “Clients want more than an off-the-shelf product, they want a unique experience. Whether it’s biking to a small winery while on a river cruise, or a sunrise balloon adventure over the Serengeti, there isn’t much we can’t do. With our partners throughout the world, we create amazing memories and still offer value for the clients.”

Perks include exclusive amenities with partner cruise lines such as Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, and more than 900 of the finest luxury hotel and resort properties throughout the world. “Private car and driver touring, onboard credits, and room upgrades are examples of the value we add,” stated Kelly.

Several times a year, Kelly Cruises & Tours hosts exclusive travel events to educate and inspire those looking for their first adventure as well as those with a well-worn passport. “We want our clients to be current on the newest developments with our cruise and tour partners. It also allows us to connect with our clients, many of whom are now second and third generation travelers with us. They are just really fun events,” says Kelly.

Those events have inspired a growing number of hosted adventures by Kelly. These like-minded travelers enjoy special events and private touring within a small group. Destinations include Africa, Asia, Alaska, and throughout Europe. “It has really grown and expanded,” says Kelly.“It’s just a really wonderful way for clients to freely explore yet enjoy the comfort of a small group.”

Whether you wish to travel by land or sea, Kelly Cruises & Tours is happy to accommodate. “Our travel specialists provide value, access, and expertise. In this day and age, vacations are a precious commodity. Our goal is to make sure that clients aren’t just satisfied, but that they are thrilled, and have created memories to last a lifetime,” says Kelly. “People have a yearning to travel, to cross things off their ‘bucket list,’ they want to experience all the world has to offer and we are proud to help them do that.”

November 15, 2016 / by / in ,