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Cruise Holidays of Topeka

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About Us


Welcome from the Cruise Holidays of Topeka travel team!

Richard (Dick) Knoll

Dick Knoll is our President. With Judy watching the books, he manages the office, the sales and marketing as well as selling to his wonderful client base. Dick's business experience began after college in the 70's in the family welding supply company. He also worked in technology sales and design in the '90's and began at Cruise Holidays with the able instruction of company founder, Kathy Stacken. 

Dick enjoys travel in general and particularly when leading groups on cruises to destinations worldwide.
Steve Knoll
Steve Knoll is a cruise consultant. He enjoys matching his client's vacation desires with the perfect travel solution for them. Building groups around family or shared interests is most rewarding to him. Like his brother Dick, Steve started in the family welding supply business and later opened Knoll Patient Supply. Steve and his wife Sally own Spirit Lake Retreat Center north of Perry .They love to cruise.
Judy Knoll

Judy Knoll began her career in the family business, Martin Tractor Company. She has an MBA and keeps the agency in line. Judy shares her time with her other business, Simply Solutions which
offers business services to small and medium sized businesses. 

She is an avid bicyclist and traveler. Judy has cycled across Kansas numerous times and has ridden from Oregon to Wyoming . Judy and Dick have been married over 30 years.

Sara Lively



Sara Lively is the Office Administrator for Cruise Holidays and has been with the agency for six years.  Sara's mission is giving great customer service.  She loves to hear stories from the clients about their vacations.  Sara loves the sun and the beach,and has cruised several times to the Bahamas, the Western and Southern Caribbean.  She has a strong preference for Celebrity Cruises but is always open to try new destinations and experiences For instance, Sara has also led a land tour in Ireland.


Emma Warren

Emma Warren has many years of travel agency experience, starting her travel career in Atchison.  She has been with Cruise Holidays for seven years.  Emma has traveled extensively in:  Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland, England and Brazil.  In her spare time, Emma enjoys horseback riding, snorkeling, historical travel, countryside visits and travel in general. 

Shirley Bacon

Shirley Bacon recently joined Cruise Holidays because of her love of travel and cruising.  On her very first cruise with her husband, they won $1000 playing bingo on the ship - a memory never to be forgotten. Shirley and her husband own a contracting business so she isn't afraid of hard work - she brings that to her travel career as a commitment to finding the best travel value for you. 

Kathy Stacken

Kathy Stacken is the founder of this travel agency and ran it successfully for many years.   While not actively booking clients any longer, she is a trusted advisor and is part of the Cruise Holidays family.




About Us


Whether it's in Topeka, Kansas or across the nation, individual, escorted vacation, or luxury river or ocean cruise. Our certified counselors and travel planners provide expert advice will guide you to that perfect travel vacation for family and friends or groups. Escorted vacations, group cruises are our specialty, from Alaska to the Mediterranean and all parts in between. Cruise Holidays of Topeka, Kansa’s premiere cruise and travel agency

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