Why trust Ultimate

We are NOT a call center. ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION provides highly experienced, knowledgeable travel agent specialists to plan your vacation, honeymoon, or destination wedding. We compare the major wholesalers to give you the best priced vacation package, including our Exclusive Specials. By delivering personalized service and customized recommendations we save you time, stress and money.

Funjet Vacations
selected ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION as the Most Outstanding Travel Agency in our four-state region. We are a Gold level Funjet Vacations 500 Club agency as well as a 4-Diamond Top Producer worldwide for El Dorado, Generations and Azul Resorts.

We deliver superior results in the Honeymoon & Destination Weddings field, as exhibited by our designation as the "Official Travel Sponsor" for KC Weddings.

Read our exclusive hotel reviews and view our personal pictures from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Hawaii, and all of the Caribbean, including Antigua, Jamaica, Punta Cana, and St. Lucia, plus many more exotic tropical destinations. We regularly travel to and stay at the destinations and resorts we recommend. But first we listen to your goals.

We are able to make your reservation with deposits as low as $50 per person and offer convenient payment plans. For honeymoons and destination weddings we know where the best and where the Free packages area. Book your vacation on our web site and we will pay you up to $50 if you do not require our assistance. Book your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding with confidence now.



Justin French

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Thanks for visiting our website and thinking about booking your cruise or vacation with ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION.   I have been around the travel industry pretty much all of my life.  My father, Jay, has been in the industry for over 25 years and I have been in and around all the offices he worked in from a young age.  At the beginning I was learning airport codes & labeling envelopes and now I've been actually creating vacations, honeymoons and destination weddings for you for over a decade.

I have been with ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION since the day we opened, April 15, 2002.  I was here when we picked out desks, computers, & chairs, and then I was fortunate enough to be able to put those things together.  One thing I can tell you, is that it's much easier to plan your dream vacation than it is to read all those instructions of how to put desks together.  I can also tell you that this is a job that I take pride in, its not just a job or a pay check to me.  I have passion for the travel industry and want more people to enjoy quality vacations.  These days vacations seem to be very underrated.  Everyone needs a few days to themselves to relax and get your mind off the day to day monotony.

Prior to ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION opening I went to Shawnee Mission Northwest and graduated in 2001, and then went on to pursue baseball in college before my elbow told me that was a bad idea and I had to hang my cleats up.  Upon returning, I became a full time agent and since then I haven't looked back.  I love music, sports, and traveling.  I try to travel and see my favorite band, Dave Matthews Band, a couple times a year.  I am also an English soccer fanatic and have been fortunate enough to go and see my team, Manchester City FC, play in their stadium.  That was an event I will never forget. Although I would like to forget the result, the atmosphere was incredible and I have since made my return; watching City take on Hamburg in a Quarter Final of a European competition.


As luck would have it, at my first travel conference in July of 2004 in Las Vegas I won an 8-Day trip to Spain from Trafalgar Tours.  This is my first experience in Europe and I was sold instantly.  I love the culture and history that Europe has.  The feeling you get walking down a street near buildings that were built so many hundreds of years ago is magical.  You just stop and think about all of the people who walked on that same path before you and it's absolutely breathtaking.  I made a return visit in March of 2006, traveled solo and made a whirlwind tour.  I visited: Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia; Manchester, England; Amsterdam; Dublin, Ireland; Cologne & Frankfurt, Germany.  While the trip was fast and furious it was well worth it.  I fell in love with the country of Croatia, it just has such unbelievable scenery & natural beauty.  I actually had an article published in the KC Star's "Where Have You Been" section in the travel section about the beauty and history that's in Croatia.

It's great to be a part of a family business where we stress customer service.  That is one thing I can guarantee you, with ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION you will get the personalized customer service you deserve.  If you contact us we are going to do everything we can to take your idea of your vacation and turn that idea into into reality.  So you don't have to worry about being overlooked and passed on.  Each person that calls us get the customer service desired and we will do everything we can to make you a satisfied customer.

I have been fortunate enough over the past few years to see numerous resorts and countries. It is my goal to take all that I experience and help you have a better vacation than you planned.  That is what ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION takes pride in, that fact that we have been there and done it.  We have seen a vast majority of the resorts in certain areas and we are then able to pass our knowledge on to you to help you have a better experience.  We aren't going to just sell you the hotel on special because it is cheep and we might get your business one time.  We want to give you the best hotel for the type of vacation you are expecting so that you can become one of our many repeat clients.  We all know that a happy client is a good client and that's our goal, to make everyone a happy client.  Plus with the relations we have built with some of the resorts we are now able to make dinner reservations for your first few nights in advance, and we have better opportunities to get the room request you want.  While they are still requests, the resorts know us and look to make our clients happier.


I must have done something well as I was selected for "30 Under 30", a list complied by the national travel trade publication, Travel Agent, in 2008, as one of the Top Travel Agents under the age of 30 during their inaugural selection process. Needless I know several of my counterparts, have a deep respect for all of them and am honored to be included.

I am currently an Oahu Destination Specialist, as well as a Certified specialist for
Princess Cruises, Sandals Resorts, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Karisma Resorts.  I have also taken part in Destination Specialist training in the wonderful islands of Maui, Kaua'i & The Big Island.  In visiting these islands I gained the valuable knowledge that comes along with these trips and will able to assist my clients to a better degree now.  I do go to Mexico quite frequently and know the resorts and resort areas well, and we continue to go there so we know all of the new resorts and activities. In 2012 I added Panama (the country) to my resume and loved it.  This year I plan on trying to get to Costa Rica so that I can experience this new up and coming resort area.  Be sure to check our website out to see when these upcoming trips are taken and see our thoughts. I have also developed our Facebook page and constantly update it with fantastic specials, pictures, video's, and vacation news.

As always, should you have any questions regarding anything please let us know.  We are always here to assist you, our clients, 100% of the time.  Without you we would not be here.  I look forward to being able to assist you plan your next cruise or vacation.  Cheers!

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