Our business model was designed in 1983 based on the desire and comfort of personal interaction with our passengers and with our foremost goal being to provide all of you with unmatched expertise, service and an enriched cruise experience. That model continues today and will continue in the future.
Stacey joined Zoe’s Cruises and Tours over thirteen years ago. We both chuckle now, but she had responded to an ad that was placed in the “Career Connection” at California State University, Sacramento for a part-time position and the rest is history! After graduating in 2008 from California State University/Sacramento with a BA in Ethnic Studies, Stacey became a full-time (and overtime!) Team Member at Zoe’s Cruises devoting her talent and energy to managing Group Logistics for the over twenty Escorted Departures each year. She expanded and improved that major component of Zoe’s Cruises and Tours success. She also has since had the pleasure of meeting so many of you as the Escort on an extensive array of Escorted Departures since 2009 – including being our Escort Team Member quarantined with about 300 of our passengers at Travis AFB in February/March 2020 as COVID began in earnest!!
Stacey and I began discussions over two years ago regarding her future ownership of Zoe’s Cruises and Tours. Our partnership, and trust in each other personally, enabled the transition to successfully be accomplished even with the challenges of COVID, which we did not anticipate when we began! The transition was completed January 1, 2021. Stacey is now the new Owner of Zoe’s Cruises and Tours. I am confident she will continue to improve and expand the existing business model’s goals of serving our passengers.
I look forward to continuing as a Team Member working with wonderful passengers, many of whom have become dear friends over the years, on their cruise adventures and also will continue as an Escort once we can all get back on the seas! I know Stacey looks forward to the “adventures” of ownership, which she is diligently addressing with commitment, experience, expertise and enthusiasm.
You truly are valued passengers whom I appreciate for trusting Zoe’s Cruises and Tours for almost four decades. Our current Team of fifteen very experienced Cruise Specialists, our Escorts, our new Group Logistics Manager, and our talented Graphic Designer remain the same. Stacey and I anticipate new Cruise Specialists will also be joining Stacey’s Team once cruises resume as there are many who wish to be a part of Zoe’s Cruises and Tours in the future.
Thank you. All of us at Zoe’s Cruises and Tours look forward to working with you in the future!!!!
Zoe K. McCrea
Team Member at Zoe’s Cruises and Tours