Cruise Holidays of Shelby 
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About Us


Cruise Holidays of Shelby  is not just a website or 1-800 company. We have dedicated staff of professionals rich in experience ready to customize an extraordinary vacation for you. Our travel advisors have:


  • A passsion for travel
  • Unparalleled expertise
  • Imagination
  • Global connections


From Cruises to archeological digs, from seaside walks to safari adventures - Cruise Holidays travel advisors know the world and all the ways to discover it. They have intimate knowledge of the hotels, cruise lines, resorts, tour companies and destinations they recommenrd. Our agency has diffentiated itself by winning awards for the #1 location in the Mid-west and being named to the President's Circle for ten years. We have also expanded to two locations to better serve our clients across America. Contact us to experience the Cruise Holidays of Shelby difference.

David Rentsch, President.

David began his second career in the travel industry after spending twenty-seven years in manuacturing with a dicerse background in engineering and company ownership/management. His personal experience in large corporations and small businesses alike will be an asset to servicing our clients because he understands their needs. David will also bring the benefit of having traveled the world to places like Brazil, Europe, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico and almost every state across America. He has cruised with many of the major cruise lines and enjpoyed land-based travel either through tour packages or custom vacation plans.


Chuck Kratz, COO.

After spending 26 years in the field of education with an Ed.D in leadership and collective bargaining, Chuck began his second career in 1997. He has since been recognised as a leader in arranging conventions, mettings and incentive travel for organizations, small businesses, and corporate Anerica across the country on cruise ships and land based locations worldwide. In January of 2009, Chuck became the host of a weekly one hour radio show "Travel News and Views" on WJR (760) which reaches listeners in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, parts of Pennsylvania and as far north as Toronto in Ontario. His show is from 5-6 pm Sundays and is streamed live on the internet and archived for travel enthusiasts. He has cruises on all the major cruise lines, with two of the riverboat companies, and has enjoyed many land-based vacations around the world. Chuck has developed a great working relationship with most of the corporate staffs of the major cruise lines an d prides himself in providing clients with a professional level of service.

Claudia Korenic, Director of Operations.

Claudia has been with Cruise Holidays of Shelby for over 10 years. She is the Director of Operations and works diligently in setting the customer service priorities and yearly new programs for Cruise Holidays. Claudia is an expert in all venues of cruising with Europe being her specialty. She is also an expert in group travel and all-inclusives with a focus on Hawaii and the Caribbean. She has an extensiveclient following and has been in the Cruise Holidays One Million Dollar Club for the past fice years; one of the few nationwide Cruise Holidays travel counselors who can claim that feat!


Linda Bator, Travel Counsultant.

Linda is new to Cruise Holidays but has been in the travel industry for almost 20 years, worked as a Group Specialist at United Airlines, and graduated from the Travel Education Institue. She has traveled and cruised extensively, specialized in group travel, European FIT vacatoins, African Safaris, and luxury travel, even having spent the last four years as a Virtuoso travel agent. She is Commodore agent for both Pricess and Cunard Cruise Lines, certified Silversea Cruise Specialist, a Cruise West Small Ship artner, an Ireland Shamrock agent, a SCOTS Scotland Specialist, a Certified Cancun Counselor and a Kenya KATS agent.


Amy Hunter, Director of Cruise Sales.

Amy has an extensive background in travel and service. She is a graduate of the Travel Education Institute and is a Commodore in the Princes Academy. Amy is a seasoned group coordinator offering professional program planning to make yor event successful. She has cruised on most cruise lines and is an expert on Mexico and all-inclusive resorts as well as the Disney products. Amy had worked as a member of VIrtuoso in Oakland County and as a concierge of the Westin Hotels before seetling in at Cruise Holidays.


Donna Kidman, Executive Assistant.

During the day Donna is the Executive Assistant to the President of a local hospital and works nights and weekends at Cruise Holidays. She has fast become an expert in all-inclusive travel of which the Dominican Republic is her favorite.