About Us

"World's Leading Large Ship Specialist"
Tom Baker, President — CruiseCenter

Aquafest is a division of CruiseCenter, one of the largest sellers of cruise vacations in the United States!

Top award winning agency from every major cruise line!

A member of the prestigious Signature Travel Network, the most prestigious group of travel agencies and agents according to Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure Magazines!

A 40 year old agency located in Houston, Texas!

An experienced travel staff with over 300 years of combined service!

An event management company offering over 500 hosted and valued added cruise departures a year!

Tom BakerPresident

Tom is an industry veteran since 1983. Tom has traveled around the world several times and has cruised on over 100 different ships. He loves travel and creating special group programs for those who share in his passion for this incredible planet and the LGBT community. 

Read Toms Travel BLOG.


Lori HerzogSenior Cruise Consultant
A 17 year industry veteran and former owner of Houston’s Gay Advance Damron Vacations; Lori is well traveled and has cruised extensively. Lori offers a personal touch to her services. She is proud to be associated with Aquafest!!!

Kelly MurrayCruise Consultant
I'm a world traveler who loves to cruise and ski when on vacation. I am well versed on exotic travel destinations and I also specialize in group travel programs. I have been on more than 50 cruises in my 20+ years in the industry. I have been an active part of Aquafest since the company started in 2001.

Kathy HollandCruise Consultant
With more than 23 years in the industry, Kathy knows travel! Her experience in corporate and group travel is matched with her incomparable wit and energy. She loves working with Aquafest LGBT Group Cruises. An asset to the team, Kathy has a well-traveled clientele with both Aquafest and CruiseCenter.


LuAnn Harden, CTCCruise Consultant
A veteran in the travel industry for over 30 years, and is well versed in all aspects of travel and the cruise industry. LuAnn provides excellent personalized service to all of her clients and is a key agent for Aquafest and CruiseCenter. She has escorted large groups and enjoys working with Aquafest and CruiseCenter.

Aquafest LGBT Cruise Events

4801 Woodway, Suite 400w
Houston, TX 77056
Toll Free: (800) 592-9058