About Us

A Path Well Traveled.....

Cruise & Tour specializes in escorted travel by land and sea to worldwide destinations. Founded in 1975, the company designs, arranges and hosts a wide variety of first class and deluxe group cruises and tours. The company offers travelers of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to travel with ease, comfort and security to places they would often not feel comfortable visiting on their own.

Whether it's a first cruise to the Caribbean or a safari adventure of a lifetime, as a Cruise & Tour traveler you'll appreciate the careful planning, attention to detail and value that each of our escorted vacations offers. You'll enjoy the company of congenial fellow travelers, some of whom have traveled with us a dozen or more times.

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Past Cruise & Tour programs have reached the four corners of the world. . .the Far East . . .Russia . . . Central America. . . Europe. . . Africa . . .the South Pacific . . .not to mention "close to home" destinations like Mexico, the Caribbean and Alaska. But as different as our travel programs are, they all have something in common -- "We don't send you there, we take you there."

Cruise & Tour Owners: Dennis and Peggy Crull

Dennis and Peggy Crull Company founder Peggy Crull has spent the past 43 years in the travel industry and opened Downtown Travel, Inc. (now Cruise & Tour) in 1975. Dennis joined the company in 1983. Together, the Crulls have been on well over 150 cruises and land tours including destinations such as Indonesia, French Polynesia, the Norwegian Fjords, the Galapagos Islands, the Volga River and the Greek Isles. They have escorted well over 120 groups to all seven continents including Antarctica. They have led a group on safari in Kenya, have ridden elephants through the jungles of Thailand, and have traversed Canada and Mexico's Copper Canyon by rail. Their groups have cruised on everything from windjammers to the Queen Mary 2. The thing they love the most about their business? "Meeting people and showing them the wonders of the world!"

Cruise & Tour Vice President: Charlie Crull

Charlie Crull Charlie is a veteran world traveler who is involved in many aspects of the Cruise & Tour operation including sales and marketing, and group travel planning. Charlie, who joined the Cruise & Tour team in 2008, has traveled to all 7 continents including Antarctica. He has visited some of thoe most remote places on earth including villages in the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, the plains of Kenya, and Galapagos Islands. Charlie resides in Barrington, New Hampshire with his wife Maria and son George and enjoys coaching soccer, hiking, fishing and woodworking in his free time.

Cruise & Tour Manager: Dawn Weltzin

Dawn Weltzin When Dawn joined the company in 1988 as a cruise sales consultant, she was already "hooked" on cruising, having been on five with her husband Mark. Today, Dawn is involved in all phases of our company operation...tour planning...reservations...database management...complete coordination of our groups and your vacation from start to finish. If you have been traveling with Cruise & Tour for years, you have come to know Dawn as a trusted voice on the other end of the phone line. If you're a first-time Cruise & Tour traveler, your vacation plans are in the very best of hands. In their leisure time, one of Dawn and Mark's favorite pastimes is watching NASCAR racing.

Cruise & Tour Account Executive: Dawn Kronforst

Dawn KronforstDawn may be new to the Cruise & Tour team, having joined the company in July 2014, but she is not new to the travel industry. Over the years Dawn has assisted Cruise & Tour on over a dozen large group cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and French Polynesia. Her professional background consists of Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. She resides in Cedarburg with her husband, Paul and their daughters Payton and Sydney. In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and spending time in the great Wisconsin outdoors.

Cruise & Tour Group Escorts: Elisa and Brian Niesen

Elisa and Brian NeisenElisa has been traveling the world with her family since she was 6 years old, visiting all 7 continents. Since graduating from college, Elisa has been assisting her parents, Dennis and Peggy, escorting groups to India, Egypt, Tahiti and Europe. Her husband Brian shares in Elisa's passion for travel and cultures of other countries. They love spending free time with their daughter Cora. They also enjoy remodeling projects on their home, cooking, entertaining, and sharing good times with family and friends. They are excited to be escorting world wide.

Cruise & Tour Group Escorts: Dick and Jan Pautz

Dick and Jan Pautz Dick and Jan are seasoned travelers and escorts. Over the past several years they have traveled multiple times to the far reaches around the world that include such exotic places as the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall in China, Ayers Rock in Australia, the unique habitat of the Galapagos Islands, Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, the Pyramids in Egypt, and the Kremlin in Russia. Their services as an escort couple have been shared with over 40 groups from Cruise & Tour. They are there to help make your trip a pleasant, enjoyable, and exciting event that you will remember for a lifetime.