Greetings my friends,  in less than 3 days we have a record breaking 34 guests for the Canary Islands cruise.  It’s turning into a reunion of sorts.  Many thanks go out to my dear friend and avid world traveler, Ms Lucille Johnson.  Yes, she planted the seed, with this being on her list of places to see and as I choose to call it”Gettin’ It In”.  Bucket list is a bit negative for me and I never use that phrase.

Reunion??? Yes, Friends will be reuniting from as far back as South Africa 2009, 2014, Paris as far back as 2005, Egypt, Dubai, Greek Isles, Rio, New Years cruises, Jamaica 1999 & 9/11, North Sea Jazz Fests and those preparing to meet up in Australia, New Zealand and Barcelona.

This is to announce we were able to get a few more staterooms. No doubt they will go equally as fast.  So if you are interested email me at to get further information and to hold your spot. Remember posting here with questions tells all the business.  I welcome all positive comments but if it’s personal you may not want to share it.   Have a great day! As Joel says, Keep God first, He’ll take you places you only dreamed of”.





So many have been inquiring about what’s in store for 2017.  So far this is what we are working on.  Stay tuned because dates and rates will soon be announced

My very handsome cousins–Darryl, Van and the very hilarious PK; Gary, want KAT’S TAILOR-MADE ASIA back on the calendar since last year conflicted with Thailand’s New Year. You can expect to hear more on his one.  It will be TOKYO, VIETNAM and BANGKOK.

THE ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is taking their show to the Mother Land.  DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA situated on the Indian Ocean and will host it.  Word is that they will try it for 2016 and 2017.  Unfortunately, this year is out for me since its going to be in November.   My group will be there in October and I will be escorting a group in BRAZIL this November.

There are talks of a Spa Retreat in exotic BALI.  More to come later on this destination.

Attention: ALL CRUISERS —  a lot of us have sailed on CELEBRITY’S Solstice-class ships: The Exquinox and the Reflection.  Now we are headed to the CANARY ISLANDS AND SPAIN on Their sister, The Eclipse on a 10 night sailing from Southampton stopping at Madeira; off the coast of Morocco, known for its namesake wine and warm subtropical climate.  Tenerife; the saucy grand dame of the islands attracting over 10 million visitors a year.  Las Palmas; one of Spain’s Canary Islands off of northwestern Africa spiced up with an eclectic mix of other cultures, including African, Indian and Chinese.  The city is known for its duty-free shopping and its sandy beaches. We’ll make a stop in Vigo, Spain; an amazingly quaint ancient town full of surprises.    Then there is Lanzarote–one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa, known for its year-round warm weather, beaches and raw volcanic landscape that looks like photos from the moon landing.   I was there with my mother in ’92 and she said as she shook her head, “see lots of old folks don’t believe they landed on the moon.  They think they probably just came over here and took some pictures”. Lanzarote is absolutely unbelievable.

The dates: Oct 8-18, 2017. Interior  Staterooms start at $2099pp. We have a limited number of Concierge Class at $2999pp   Deposit: $450pp due March 20th.  There is currently a “Go Big”promo that will allow you to choose 1 of 4: Beverage Package, $150pp On board credit, paid gratuities or unlimited Wi Fi. If you are interested in this one inbox me at

Until next time,




Good morning my friends!  Thank you all for your patience through my transitioning and branding of New Kattrax Tours, LLC   Cudos to those that paid attention in November to my new contact information. Thumbs down to those that did not and suffered the consequences. My redesigned website should go live very soon. Thanks for your patience.   Here is whats new with us:

Credit/Debit Cards are now accepted for ALL OF MY SPECIALIZED TOURS.  Also note: KATTRAX  now offers travel insurance on ALL TOURS.  There is a Silver and a Gold package with inclusions for Cancel for Work Reason, Acts of Terrorism, and an optional add on for Cancel for Any Reason.

TOUR UPDATES:  Australia/New Zealand  passengers–  Get your Electronic Visa for Australia  and order your foreign currency for both countries.

Paris- April 27-May 5 — We have space for 3.  Land cost $2025 and your single supplement is a mere $375.  The $995 air is long gone on United nonstops but other carriers with connections are in the $1000 range.  Paris by night in a limo with us… Only space for 3.  On your free days,  train tickets to Amsterdam were $107 R/t but climbing, now $148.  FOIRE DE PARIS (Paris Fair) an annual affair since 1904. The whole world under 1 roof– 3,500 exhibitors and 1,800 brands organized into 5 sections.  In our favorite sections you will find music, dance, textiles and food of Brazil, Africa and the West Indies. Explore, shop, dine the world at this once a year cultural extravaganza and KATTRAX will be in the house. Some of our musts: Coconut sorbet, Accra, Bonita and fierce rum punch in Pavillon 3 dedicated to Terres des Tropiques (tropical lands) or the best of African art, sculptures and dress nearby in Richesses du Monde (Riches of the world).

COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA   May 9-17  flash sale on the air and it dropped from $850 to $426 from Miami.  Land is $2400.  A few rooms left for this amazing AFRO HERITAGE TOUR.  Get signed up NOW.

Negril Getaway – July 13-21  a week of reggae fun in the sun and sand on Negril’s beautuful white sandy beach.   Limited space available  on rooms and air from Sfo. land $830  air $825.  Final not due til June.

AUGUST —-FIJI  Still Available $3225 air and land from Lax.  SEPTEMBER — BARCELONA cruise Still Available.   OCTOBER  SOUTH AFRICA  $3650 Land and the UNBELIEVABLE airfare on EMIRATES from Lax $1359.  NOVEMBER  RIO/IGUASSU FALLS/BAHIA  $3375. Deposits due now

DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 3—— If you don’t want to spend the 2 holidays alone; join us for a 14 night Caribbean cruise to 9 ports including TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, sailing from FORT LAUDERDALE on PRINCESS CRUISE LINE $4000pp.  CURRENT PROMO $100pp deposit with $300 back onboard credit. PROMO ENDS FEBRUARY.  It may be pricey but the normal Princess deposit is 20% of cruise.  Don’t miss this deal.  In the words of my brother, J Fox:  “Treat yourself, Don’t cheat yourself”

Until next time….





Hello Travelers!  I trust all have had a wonderful holiday season.  God has been good to me and I won’t complain.  Keep God first and HE will take you places you only dreamed of.

So many of you have traveled the world with me to places on the beaten track.  Are you adventurous enough to take a ” Kat walk on the wild side” and Off the Beaten Track?

If you have been thinking about Cartagena, Bogota and Cali…. now is the time, join us.   We have a sale right now on the airfare from Miami to Cartagena, all regional flights and returning to Miami.  It was $800 BUT NOW $426.00.  Trust me, it wont last long. All those on deposit have no need to worry. You are protected and already confirmed at the low, low price.

I’m getting excited right now as I write this to you.  I’ve been to Cartagena before but never on the black side to Palenque (pah leen kay) — 1 hr away.  For hundreds of years it has been home to the Afro-Colombians, the descendants of the country’s first slaves. It is here they have a language and dialect all their own.   Nowadays, its a popular destination for travelers looking to see a different side of Colombia.

We Kat tracked to Buenos Aires, Argentina and learned to Tango. We Samba-ed our way through Rio and now its all about the Salsa in none other than the Salsa capital of the world….Cali (kah- lee).

Don’t miss this wonderful tour and please don’t miss this sale!  Land $2400pp dbl occ – All 5 Star hotels. You know how I do it.  Airfare sale  $426.     Interested?    Inbox me @