Karl Kuenzel

Houston, TX

World Traveler Specializing in Cruises and Tours

I am an experienced world traveler who has been around the world twice, lived, studied, and worked abroad on six of the seven continents for nearly 40 years. I enjoy history and take tours as often as possible. Historic sites, museums, castles and cathedrals are among my favorites. I specialize in luxury ocean cruises and escorted tours. Let me put my expertise to work for you. I do the research, planning, and arranging so that you can avoid all the hassle and have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Looking forward to talking with you.

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Cruise Travel Specialist/ Alaska Specialist

How would you like a hassle-free vacation?

After an initial interview, Karl does all the planning and research for you so that you can have a memorable and enjoyable vacation.

Wouldn’t you like to book your vacation experience with someone who has expertise? I mean, someone who has not...
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Cruising in Glacier Bay Alaska

Escorted Tours Travel Expert

The last time I was in the British Museum, I can remember visiting the antiquities, parts of the same ancient cultures we studied when we were in school. Near us was a couple who were trying to figure out the importance and the relevance of the frieze, whether it was from Athens or Rome, and how it...
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Historic Re-enactment Rakvere, Tallinn, Estonia

My Travel Albums

St Johns Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Newfoundland on a map

My Travel Stories

Visiting the Home of My Ancestors

One of the highlights of my travels has been visiting the home of my ancestors in Germany -- some came from the north (near Berlin) others came from the south (near Munchen/Munich).

What a thrill to get off the ship in the port of Rostock and travel about 145 miles to reach the capital of Germany....Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Cruising in the Aftermath of a Pandemic

Karl is great at handling all these challenges to your travel plans.
Karen K Georgetown, TX

The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Take A World Cruise

The best thing I ever did was take a world cruise. Visiting all those countries. Seeing all those ports. Talking with the local people and experiencing the things of their every day lives is beyond words to describe these. Yes, it is a big chunk of time, and it does cost more than a shorter cruise, but it was well worth it, and I am hoping to do so again. You meet new people, who become your friends. You see the exotic -- kamoto dragons, the haka dance and the traditions of the Maori people, the tallest buildings in the world, whales, and canals. This is a once in a life-time experience that I will always treasure and never get tired of talking about. What about you? Let Karl arrange your world tour for you as he did for me.
Orly, T, Mukwonago, WI

Fears Gone Cruising Is The Best!

I did not want to go on our first cruise. I tried to get Mr. Mills to book an all-inclusive resort instead, but we had a special deal for Royal Caribbean. I was so nervous, and was sure I was going to be miserably anxious and overwhelmed the entire time. I came out of that experience not only happy we went, but absolutely in love with cruising. In my opinion, it is the best vacation someone with an anxiety condition can take, because there’s so much preparation that is done to make sure you have a good time.
Haley M, Miami, FL

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful
What a cruise!
I have been working with Karl for several years now. He has researched options and provided the best value for the price on cruises I have taken. He is a dedicated travel agent, willing to consider multiple options to give his clients the best experience. Since he has experience traveling, he has many suggestions that helped me make my decisions. He has never let me down.
By  Happy Traveler  from  Houston, Tx
Traveled to  Buenos Aires ~ Argentina ~ South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Travel Agent Who Gives Us What WE want
Karl did everything well
He interviewed us to determine what we were looking for and what basic itinerary we wanted
He arranged everything we needed for our trip, all we had to do was pack and get to the airport
Karl even arranged a complimentary dinner for us on the ship
His recommendations for shore excursions were spot on
We are looking at booking our next cruise through Karl.
By  HK  from  West Allis, WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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We saw Margerie Glacier, Denali, and wildlife
Karl has been my go-to agent since he started his business at Enticing Excursions. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and up-to-date with his advice. He interviewed me to see what experience would be best and booked an Inside Passage cruise with visits to Glacier Bay and College Fjord as well as the Skagway train and other shore excursions. The best part was the enormous amount of wildlife on our land portion - and seeing Denali multiple times. Karl was excited to assist me with the booking and helpful in all circumstances - even when we had to rebook air and hotels due to an unexpected change in plans. Before the trip, he very strongly recommended that I should get trip insurance and I'm so glad he did. He was there for me all the way.
By  Lee   from  Houston TX
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Dedicated Professional
Karl is super smart, super organised and super experienced. He is also dedicated to making sure his clients get the best treatment possible while traveling.
By  Heather G  from  Cuenca, Ecuador
Traveled to  Ecuador ~ South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Alluring vacation
Karl was up-to-date on everything, including Covid regulations and accessible options for our cruise on Allure of the Seas. He secured an early boarding time for us and assisted us in booking shore excursions. The trip was very relaxing and I didn't have to worry about a thing as he coordinated all the details with me. He was aware of our needs for assistance and booked an accessible balcony for us. That room had better facilities than any I've seen. Thanks for your help, Karl, in planning this vacation.
By  Lee  from  Houston TX
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • England
  • At Sea
  • Estonia
  • Italy
  • Iceland
  • Ecuador
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • Malta

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • World Cruises
  • Groups
  • Historical Sites
  • Religious
  • Museums

Top Travel Partners:

  • Oceania Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Globus
  • Holland America Line
  • Monograms
  • Sceptre Vacations
  • AmaWaterways
  • Cosmos

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTA
  • Certified Travel Advisor - The Travel Institute
  • Certified Cruise Counselor - CLIA
  • Verified Travel Advisor - ASTA
  • Certified Alaska Specialist
  • Certified Celebrity Expert

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