Rob Clabbers LCS, MCC

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

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

My Background

Chicago-based globetrotter, cruise and travel specialist

Would you rather have an agent "who has been selling travel for 20 years" plan your vacation? Or someone who has personally lived, worked and traveled on six 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?

  • 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


Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virtuoso Adventure Travel

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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.

Kevin Grubb

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

I actually worked with Kevin Grubb and can highly recommend him. We have taken several trips where Kevin advised us and made our reservations. On this most recent trip, everything he arranged worked out very well. We were very pleased and even said several times, "Kevin made the right call here."

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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  • United Kingdom
  • China
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  • French Polynesia
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