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Deborah Mitchell

Kansas City, MO
River/Ocean Cruise and All-Inclusive Specialist

I've always been something of a wanderer, having moved on a regular basis as a young child. I was lucky to have many national parks as my backyard, giving me opportunities to explore: Zion National Park, Everglades National Park, Shenandoah Nation...
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Alaska and the Yukon Destination Specialist

I have been to Alaska 7 times so far, as it is one of my top destinations that I love to visit.  Each time I see it differently and in a new way!  I enjoy escorting groups, large and small to this beautiful area. 

The 7-nt cruises that sail roundtrip out of Seattle or Vancouver only touch 1/8 of Alaska, so that is why I enjoy the longer cruisetours, that get you into the bulk of Alaska.  The last time I went, I took a Yukon tour with Holland America.  I was on the ship for only 3 nights, then a land tour the rest of the way.  

We started out in Vancouver, and stopped at Juneau for a day, where I took a small boat into Tracy Arm Fjord to see the Twin Sawyer Glaciers.  It was a fantastic day to see this area, with all the waterfalls and glacier icebergs, sea life, etc.  

Moving on, we ported at Skagway, where I got off the ship to start the land tour.  We spent one night in Skagway, one of my favorite stops in Alaska.  The next day we boarded the White Pass and Yukon Railway, which is an old-time train that makes its way up through the pass where the old gold rush commenced.  We debarked the train in Carcrosse Canada, and boarded a luxury motorcoach, which we used all the way to Fairbanks.  

The first night we stayed in Whitehorse, the captiol of the Yukon Territory.  The next day we drove 8 hours into Dawson City, where we stayed for 2 nights.   This is the area they are still digging for gold and getting rich!  I really enjoyed Dawson City--the restaurants, town, hiking trails around town, and the Yukon River.  All very scenic.  We left town to travel on The Top of The World Highway, as we made our way to Fairbanks, Alaska....stopping in towns such as Chicken and Tok.  

We spent 1 night in Fairbanks, and the next day we took the sternwheeler riverboat on the Chena and Tanana Rivers.  It is always an enjoyable river cruise that takes you to an Athabascan Indian Village, where you learn about the ways of the Athabascan Natives.  We, also, were thrilled to see the late Susan Butcher's sled dogs and learn about the Iditerod.  

The next day we boarded the glass-domed traincar that took us on into Denali National Park for 3 nights.  I LOVE THIS PLACE!  I grew up in the National Park Service, and I feel so at home here.  I love the trails around the place that we stayed, at McKinley Chalets, which is owned and operated by Holland America.  On this particular trip, we took a fixed-wing airplane up to one of the glaciers on Denali, where we landed and had the place to ourselves...such an amazing experience!!  I highly recommend it.  

After 3 days, we took the train again for 8 hours, making our way to Anchorage, our last night on the tour.   This tour is for everyone, singles, families, young and old.  You really learn a lot and experience the great wilderness, as it should be.

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Alaska and the Yukon
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73 of 121 people found this review helpful
We are seeing the world with Deb's help!
I have been using Deb Mitchell since before her last name was Mitchell! She has been excellent in everything that I have asked for. She has probably done 15 - 20 cruises for me. I have recommended her to family and friends and they have always been very satisfied with her. Deb knows the travel business extremely well and has offered me many tips that have come in handy.
By  Duey  from  Lenexa, KS
Traveled to  Norway ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Deborah Mitchell responded:
Thanks so much Duey! You mean the world to me! Thanks for allowing me to be of service to you, your family, and friends!! Deb

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46 of 73 people found this review helpful
Beautiful trip.
Deb is wonderful. Always willing to go the extra mile. Booked our Christmas vacation in 2018 to Xcreat. Now booked for 2019. Just love her.
By  Ryan/Hauetter family  from  Parkville Mo.
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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64 of 109 people found this review helpful
Highlights of China tour.
Deb has always done a great job helping me with my travel plans.
By  Charlie  from  Kansas City, MO.
Traveled to  China ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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65 of 111 people found this review helpful
Deb MItchel - Outstanding, customer service.
We chose to communicate our Southern Mediterranean trip with Deb rather then the cruise line because we had seen from past experiences that Deb would take the role as our advocate rather then an 'order taker' from the cruise line.
There were several instances, primarily regarding our flights where Deb stepped up and supported us.

We LIKE Deb and Cruise Holidays!
By  Spiderman  from  Laurie, MO
Traveled to  Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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66 of 113 people found this review helpful
Winter Get away
Even in years when we have a Tighter Vacation budget Such as Feb 2017
We took Debs advice on a resort she Told us to consider in Puerto Vallarta ,MX
We loved it
We now have a New vacation destination We Love Puerto Vallarta,MX actually more than Cancun
We've personally been Using Deb for 10 years now, We personally Love the Personal Service of a Real person talking to her an taking care of our travel plans
Wouldnt consider booking travel plans any other way
By  Going Coastal  from  Nevada,MO
Traveled to  Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Canada
  • Denali National Park
  • Vancouver

Travel Specialist:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • National Parks
  • Nature
  • Cruises
  • Family Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Tauck
  • Royal Caribbean


  • CTC
  • CTC Certified Travel Consultant from ICTA
  • Outstanding Sales Achievement 16 years in a row
  • Tauck Academy Certified Agent
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