Rob Clabbers LCS, MCC

Chicago, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Hotels


Destinations
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • China
  • France
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
2005
Languages
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

My Background

Chicago-based globetrotter, cruise and travel specialist

Would you rather have an agent "who has been selling travel for 25 years" plan your vacation? Or someone who has personally lived, worked and traveled on all seven continents, and who has experienced over 80 ocean and river cruises?

A hotelier by trade and raised in the Netherlands, I lived in Macau, Hong Kong, Paris, the Caribbean. My role for a luxury hotel company took me to Asia, Australia, Europe, South America before settling in Chicago.

There I opened the leisure travel agency that became Q Cruise + Travel.

What I love in travel?

  • Expedition Travel: exploring Antarctica, Africa
  • Ocean Cruises: smaller ships, Mediterranean, Baltic, Scandinavia
  • River cruises: Rhine, Danube, Provence & Burgundy, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bordeaux
  • Western Europe is still my "home"
  • Asia and Australia: I lived in Asia, and am a certified Aussie Specialist
  • Great hotels & resorts: as a hotelier, I love historical grand dames and modern boutique hotels
  • Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea: picture perfect tropical islands
  • Travel in comfort: business, first class airlines, lounges, seats

Places I Have Traveled


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Always ready to help!

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Rob always goes above and beyond to help with any problems or questions. His staff is also very willing to assist and very competent!
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HC Reunion Cruise

By: Chris


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Never worked directly with Rob who set up our cruise itinerary which was amazingly wonderful! Corresponding with Ben and Kevin was most helpful. They answered my questions promptly and thoroughly. Assisted me with computer skills and in general were GREAT!

Our trip

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

It's always a pleasure working with Rob. He has never steered us wrong. His experience and knowledge in the industry makes deciding on the details of a trip much easier.
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Great Advisor

By: Betts


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Rob and his team were the best to work with. They made all arrangements and made us feel secure about our bookings. They kept in touch to the last minute as well as when we returned. I would recommend them in a second.
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River cruise

By: L&K


Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

Rob is very easy to work with and always very responsive, as are the team he works with, Ben and Kevin.
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Castles on the Rhine

By: Mike and Lisa


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017

He is a pleasure to work with. He is very helpful, efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable!
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Another great trip.

By: L&K


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017

Rob is easy to work wit

Excellent service and knowledgeable advisor

By: E&H


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Responsive, well-informed and friendly.
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Great trip

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

Very comprehensive with details. Have worked with Rob for over 11 years. He has always been very successful in fulfilling all of our wishes for our trips.
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Rome and Greece Holiday

By: Don


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Great; always prompt with requests and covered details and excursions
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Jamaica Famly Trip

By: Asheville Alan


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

Rob is great, as well as his back-up guy, Ben. This is the third trip that Rob has handled/advised/guided/booked for us this year. (also, South East Asia and Canada, which we had to cancel due to illness). Rob travels extensively himself and really knows his stuff. Despite that, he is easily accessible.

Great office and staff!

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Rob and his staff did everything I asked and gave me suggestions when I didn't know how to coordinate some transportation. Working with people at the Blue Train wasn't exactly easy but Rob's office handled all the situations. Trip came off with no problems thanks to all!
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Rob

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

Working with Rob is a pleasure. He is very knowledgeable about places and is able to set up most any kind of trip you want to take. When there’s a hiccup that occurs, he is able to get things worked out

Great time in NYC

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

My husband and I have been working with Rob and his staff for over 12 years. The attention to detail and getting us great deals at wonderful places is why we have continued to book our travel with Rob and why we recommend him to our friends.

Excellent in Every Way!

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

We are extremely happy to have been introduced to Rob Clabbers as our new travel advisor. His knowledge of all things to do with travel is limitless, and he apparently has great sources for all kinds of information. He and his team are very efficient, and make our trips overall so much more enjoyable. We look forward to planning many more adventures with him!
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Tireless

By: Alan


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2018

Rob does a great job. He personally knows destinations around the world and is hands-on in helping us plan vacations and journeys. And, he is always available and proactive. So far, he has sent us to Southeast Asia, Greece, Canada, and Jamaica -- oh, and a quick trip to NYC.

Danube River Cruise

By: M & L


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Rob has a wealth of information and advice. HE is well-traveled and offers excellent recommendations and suggestions for trips, accommodations, and tours.

Greece-Croatia-Venice Trip

By: alankellam


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

Rob is a great agent. He is almost always available -- even when he is visiting sites around the world. He has first hand knowledge of many diverse locations, and that his resulted in great trips for us.

Working with Rob Clabbers, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • China
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Curacao
  • United Arab Emirates
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