About Us

A Full Service Luxury Cruise Adventure Tour Travel Agency –  Welcome!

Tired of surfing the web?  You’ve come to the right place. CTCVoyages, a full service luxury cruise adventure tour Travel Agency, a Division of Colorado Travel Connection LLC in Durango, Colorado and an independent contractor affiliated with Montrose Travel CST #1018299, a member of Virtuoso, a network of luxury travel agencies with more than 15,200 advisors worldwide.   These relations represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners. These include top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. We are able to pass along to you additional savings in the Luxury Cruise, Land & Tour, Hotel & Villa travel business.  We can provide you with the expertise you need to find the right trip for you in the Luxury Cruise Adventure Tour Travel Agency categories.

Full Service Travel Agency

We are an owner-operated full service luxury cruise adventure tour travel agency specializing in luxury small to medium ship cruising, escorted and adventure tours to exotic destinations worldwide. In addition to the special offers on our HOMEPAGE on this website, visit our companion site for more Luxury Cruise Adventure Tour Travel details with offers, destinations, itineraries, and pricing.  Moreover, the best vacation values can be found on Luxury Cruise Lines because they provide an all-inclusive value that elevates your average vacation. Consequently, this allows you to enjoy an uncomplicated experience from start to finish, including an upfront price.

We take your needs seriously

These luxury cruise lines cover virtually all of your travel needs.  Their personnel are dedicated to your every whim, offering you the opportunity to explore enchanting locations in smaller ships and more exclusive international ports of call.   In addition, see some of these Luxury Cruises at our Luxury Cruise Values Page.

A&K African Trips for CTCVoyages
A&K's Africa

Wave Season 2016

Also, this Special Offers Page page provides a new year with new opportunities to save big on cruises and vacation tours! As a result, for a limited time, take advantage of outstanding deals, exclusive savings and special promotions.

Dedication to Customer Service

We are dedicated to customer service and we are certified luxury cruise adventure tour travel agency specialists for Azamara Club Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Uniworld River CruisesAvalon Waterways River Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Windstar, Ama Waterways, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal, Seaborne, SilverSea Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas.  In addition, we are also certified vacation travel specialists for Globus Tours, Monograms Independent Vacations, Trafalgar Guided Tours, Tauck Tours, Backroads Adventure Vacations, Abercrombie & Kent, Pleasant Holidays, Classic Vacations and Club Med.

Our Personnel

Our principal officer, Katherine Burgess has  had extensive experience on Oceania as a Ph.D. shipboard guest lecturer in 2013 specializing in Ancient Greece.  Also, she traveled the world as a Semester at Sea student in the Spring of 1967.  In 2015 she cruised the Middle East from Dubai to Istanbul through the Suez Canal and gave lectures on the trip upon return. Katherine been in the travel business since 1985 when she opened Uptown International Travel in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that time my husband Dwight and I were in the US Foreign Service and lived in Kenya, Tunisia, Guinea, the Congo, and Switzerland. After selling the Dallas agency, we moved to Durango, Colorado in 2004. In 2006, she  earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Humanities. Dwight and I established Colorado Travel Connection LLC (dba CTCVoyages) in2010, and she now works from a home office in Durango, happy to be affiliated as an Independent Contractor with Montrose Travel.

Together with Katherine,  Dwight Burgess, our webmaster and marketing director, had a career overseas as a Foreign Service Officer in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Also, we have explored he Nile, cruised the South china Sea from Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand to Singapore.


Sam Burgess, Co-Owner

Sam grew up as a “Foreign Service Brat.” He was born in Tunisia and started his schooling in Lubumbashi, Congo. He spent the first three years of elementary school in the French language section of College du Leman in Geneva, Switzerland. His experience with the travel industry started in Dallas, Texas, where he delivered airline tickets for his parents’ travel agency, Uptown International Travel. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, he worked for American Express Travel Services in Dallas. After moving to Boulder, Colorado, he joined Moguls Mountain Travel, a ski vacation specialist. He moved to Telluride in 2007.  He offers exceptional knowledge of the ski scene in Southwest Colorado, including lodging, lift tickets, and touring.

Sam Burgess
P.O. Box 70
Telluride, CO 81435
Phone: (970) 708-2440

Travel Experience

We’ll draw on our extensive travels and years overseas to plan your trip.  Following the years spent overseas with the U.S. diplomatic corps, we’ve spent the last 27 years in the travel business as an affiliate of Uniglobe Travel and now CTCVoyages an affiliate of Montrose Travel.

Consequently, we know the business and destinations; we know the suppliers; we know how to save you time and money.

Image by Curtis MacNewton (Flickr)

CTCVoyages has access to the best suppliers and the lowest prices.   What kind of traveler are you? We specialize in the curious traveler, the one who travels for both pleasure and and the lowest prices.   What kind of traveler are you? We specialize in the curious traveler, the one who travels for both pleasure and enrichment.

Check out some of our specialties

  • Destination oriented small ship cruising (under 1000 passengers): Travel the right way, with suppliers dedicated to making your travel experience exceptional. We’ve sailed on the ships (12 or more in all); we know the destinations.
  • River cruises: an exploding market. Travel the rivers of the world with the best.
  • African Safaris, Adventure Travel, and Escorted Tours: No lifetime is complete without a trip to Africa. The co-owners of CTCVoyages lived for over 12 years on the African continent and have personally visited over 26 National Game Parks. Also we have lived in eight different countries in the world and visited more than 68 others.  We know how to plan a safari that will give you the experience of a lifetime.  We have traveled extensively in Europe having spent one tour in Geneva, Switzerland and have taken cruises to Europe, the Far East and to the Middle East.

Sunset on the Serengeti

Why not make use of the expertise of a luxury cruise adventure tour travel agency consultant to help plan your trip? Give us a call today to start the planning. If you’re booking directly with a supplier, you’re paying for the services of a travel consultant without getting any of the benefits of this vast experience.

And More

So take a close look at our  Search and Booking Website for more detailed special offers and worldwide destinations, which facilitates Online Booking 24 Hours a day. This site allows you to search Cruises, Tour Vacations, Flights, Hotels, and Cars.  For a comprehensive list of current Cruise Deals and Vacation Tour Specials click these links especially if you are having problems figuring where to go?


Katherine Burgess

Toll Free – 1-866-629-6499
Email – katherine@ctcvoyages.com
Mobile and Text – 970-903-9250
Durango, Colorado Local Number – 970-259-4008

Give us a call today: 1-866-629-6499

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