Susanne Van Speybroeck – Cruise Planners – Not Just Cruises!

Today we interview Susanne Van Speybroeck! Tell us about your business, Susanne!


Business Name – Cruise Planners – Not Just Cruises!

Business Objective/Goals – To Create Customized International Vacations for the Premium and Luxury Traveler. Booking a Resort or Cruise is a Small part of Your Vacation. I work with couples and small groups who travel Internationally. By Land, River or Sea I create custom itineraries tailored specifically to You that combine fun, culture, adventure and romantic experiences.

Business Phone – 817-928-4930

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How long have you lived/worked in the area?
Lived 10, owned my business for 6 years

Life Story: Short version of where you’re originally from, where you grew up, other places/states/countries you’ve lived in, and what led you to this career.
Originally from Overland Park, KS. Upon marrying Kurt – we moved all around the Mid and Southwest with his job. Final transfer to Ft Worth and we love it!

What was your biggest challenge when starting this career?
More to learn than I could have possibly imagined! It’s a Biggggg World!

What is the hardest and the best part of your work?
Favorite: Finding Unique Accommodations and Activities for my clients at a great value. Hardest: When life unravels travel plans. (Covid, Weather, illness)

Who is your ideal customer/client?
People who know their time is valuable and will trust me to find the Right & Best Travel options for them. I’ll take care of all the details and ensure you get the best value possible so you can simply enjoy your thoughtfully planned vacation.

What’s your favorite thing in the area? To-do, restaurants, places?
The Botanical Gardens – feels like vacation! Favorite restaurant: Hatsuyuki Handroll Bar

What do you see/What would you like to see in the future for the area?
More live music events & more cultural events

If we come across each other in the town, where would we be and what would you be doing?
Heehee… I live vicariously thru my clients travels. If I’m not traveling and you see me in town, I’m usually doing something mundane 😉

What’s something about you that would surprise most people?
I married the same hunk of a man Twice. We’ve been married 25 or 26 1/2 years depending on which date you choose.

If you could advise yourself back when you were 20, what would you say?
Don’t Get Stuck! Just try new things! What’s the worst that could happen?