Kris Matela  

Maitland, FL United States
Luxury Global Escapes LLC, an independent affiliate of Largay Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Hotels
  • LGBTQ Travel
  • Escorted Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Polish

My Background

Have you ever noticed when you travel is when you feel most alive? I do. I've always had this insane calling to be where I am not. Growing up behind the Iron Curtain fueled my need to discover new places, people, and cultures. As a result I was always planning vacations for myself and over the last 20 years I have been fortunate enough to travel to 87 countries, cruise on eight different cruise lines, while spending over 300 days on Holland America, and over 100 days on Cunard, Princess, and Disney to name a few. Sharing my travel experiences with others soon led to me planning vacations for family and friends. I would be honored to assist you in planning your perfect vacation. Whatever you dream up, I can plan.

I don't just love travel. Some things you might find interesting about me: I was born in Poland and served in the military. I am a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and have lectured and worked at luxury destination spas in Thailand. I am a U.S. Open Pro-Am Champion in Latin American dance. I am an animal lover. I mention this because it is important for me to learn about my client's interests and what makes them unique. The more I know about you, the better I am able to plan an extraordinary experience for you, the client.

Your vacation time is precious. Whether it is a long weekend get away or an entire summer holiday, my goal is to provide you with a vacation experience that surpasses all expectations and is unforgettable. It is my belief that your vacations starts the moment you lock up your home. How you get there is just as important as the destination. My job is to take the worry out of the planning, so all you have to do is worry about what to pack. It's time to remember what it's like to feel alive. Escape!

Places I Have Traveled

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Great service!

By: Brittany

Reviewed on: 19 May 2017

Kris was very accommodating and provided us excellent customer service! We were so pleased when we arrived to see that he had provided us with early check in, room upgrade, club level access and a special treat in our room. His communication and follow up was very professional and spot on! We will definitely be calling him for our next trip.

Great place to stay in Prague

By: Kurt

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Working with Kris is always great. Everything is always perfect and right on time.

Key West

By: JimT

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

He is a total professional in every way. He even personally delivered an itinerary (which was very helpful) just before my trip. He offered several options and investigated each option and made worthwhile suggestions.

Memorable Vacation

By: Eunice

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Kris was excellent to work with while planning my family vacation. He was professional, courteous, and prompt with updated information. He was able to accommodate all of our requests while keeping staying within the designated budget. Kris' recommendations were invaluable!! The hotels we stayed in were in gorgeous locations with so many amenities and local restaurants and shops. Excursions were no more than 15 minutes away. It was an unforgettable trip for our family. It was a pleasure working with Kris and I have already recommended him to friend!

Great advice

By: J

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Kris was a great help. He put together a recommended 6 day schedule with multiple excursion options for our trip to New Zealand. There were a few things I definitely would not have considered had he not recommended them that were a fun surprise. The prices for the excursions were about the same prices as those found on the internet. But I had the peace of mind that Kris’ recommendations were legitimate businesses.

Best travel Agent

By: TereLu

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Kris is amazing.. He listens very careful on what you expect from a vacation and he delivers it and exceeds your expectations..

Thank you!

By: E

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Kris is fantastic!! Cannot day enough positive things. He is extremely attentive, responsive and kind.

Flexible and Caring carácter

By: Cruise

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2017

Kris was super flexible changing our rooms for the cruise. He called the cruise line himself and was able to accommodate our needs in a timely manner.. He cares about his clients’ travel experiences and makes the transitions stress free! Thank you!


By: Jim T

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

He is painstakingly careful to help you achieve the best experience. Also very knowledgeable of the options.


By: BC Vacation

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2018

Kris was so accommodating start to finish. He planned our entire vacation; flights, hotel, transportation to destinations, and excursions. His expertise was priceless and our trip was flawless. All we had to do was enjoy our trip! We would definitely plan another trip with Kris.

Paris in June

By: Carpet#1

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

Kris is amazing! We had the best quick trip to Paris. Kris had everything arranged down to the transfers. All we had to do was just enjoy our time in Paris. Kris is very responsive and always got back to me the same day with any questions I had during the planning process. Our family will most certainly use Kris again on our next trip. Thank you Kris!

Fantastic trip!

By: Brittany

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

Kris was terrific to work with. We started planning this trip a year ago. He was very detailed and informative every step of the way from the lodging, tours, restaurants and all of the little extras along the way. He planned an amazing birthday trip for us. We can't wait to plan our next vacation with Kris!

Family cruise vacation done right

By: Jakeline Lumucso

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

Kris was recommended by a good friend and now I know why. He was super friendly and on top of all my vacation details, he didn't sell me a vacation package he made sure we had the best family vacation this year. We have found our family's travel advisor, agent and friend for all our trips

Helpful and Informative!

By: Megan

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

Working with Kris was a pleasure. Our trip was very special as it was to be my father’s burial at Sea and on a transatlantic cruise. Kris researched and then explained our options in detail and made sure that the cruise lines would accommodate our requests. He was also helpful in answering questions about the ports and arranging extra flights after our cruise. I couldn’t recommend Kris highly enough, and will be booking with him again soon!

Highly Rec. Kris

By: Deirdre

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Kris was very patient and thorough in planning our vacation. I have never traveled outside of the country and he made sure I took care of the requirements prior to leaving. He was very professional and would contact you through whichever method that suited your needs.

Exceptional Trip of a Lifetime!

By: Darien

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2018

Kris was extremely professional and provided my wife and I with an amazing journey through South Africa, including a stay at a fabulous winery as well as 5-star safari adventure. Kris was meticulous in planning our accommodations, and he made our anniversary trip an experience of a lifetime!

Norwegian Paradise

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Kris was accommodating with all our requests. Having never been to Norway, he guided us to making a wonderful vacation with beautiful hotels and breathtaking drives.


By: Ryan

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

He listened to what we wanted and then delivered. He was always available even when he himself was travelling.we are new clients and we certainly will continue to work with him.

a great summer

By: Europe Summer 2018

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Kris is always the best. I had to make several changes along the way this summer because of our new homeland security rules. Kris was amazing canceling cruises adding new ones reviewing everything always looking out for me. Thank God for him.

Tennis retreat

By: Brittany

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

Kris was wonderful! Very helpful and made our trip great!

Super helpful and efficient

By: Miguel

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2018

Just a quick note of thanks to Kris who helped me quickly put together a trip to Denver. Kris was away on travels at the time yet was still super helpful and managed to make it work! Thanks Kris!

Trip review

By: Wanda

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2019

Kris was exceptionally helpful. Offered suggestions and kept me abreast of all changes and updates. Extremely courteous and helpful.


By: Honeymoon

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Working with Kris was great. He is very knowledgeable about traveling and the process of booking. Booking was VERY smooth and even with changes requested by us just a couple of weeks out were not an issue for us, he made it happen. For a 14 day trip to Thailand with domestic flights and private transfers, things happened without any hiccups.

punta cana

By: ths

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2019

Working with Kris was amazing. He took care of everything and all we had to do was enjoy our vacation. We have worked with Kris in the past and will continue working with him as well as recommending him to friends!

Amazing trip once again!

By: South Carolina

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2019

Kris did it again was exactly what my husband said when we arrived to our condo on the beach. It was amazing, private, and full of amenities. He arranged for bikes for the family and I am so glad he did. It was our most favorite part of the stay at the resort. Kris always finds unique experiences for our family. We appreciate his expertise. I highly recommend him!

Thank you as always Kris!

By: Megnmarc

Reviewed on: 02 May 2019

We have worked with Kris many times. His attention to details, care for our satisfaction, and passion to the business are priceless. Kris always makes sure our experiences exceed our expectations! Thank you Kris! With love, M&M

Super Personal and accommodating

By: Spring break 2019

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Kris is super personal and he went beyond to make this trip work for us. We were 3 families and he worked really hard to accommodate all our needs. His calm voice and his quick replies to our calls and emails, always made us feel comfortable. We knew he will take great care of us. He is amazing!

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