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Dave Dunning
Dave Dunning
Dave Dunning began his travel career in 1978 as a retail travel agent. In 1983, he founded The Cruise Center, which was the first travel agency in San Antonio, Texas, devoted solely to the sale of cruises and is still an industry leader today. 
Dave is a passionate cruiser himself and has been on more than 130 cruises and has traveled all over the world.  He has been to all 50 of the United States, most of Europe, Asia and South America, as well as Australia, New Zealand and many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some of his most memorable trips are a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, a tour to South Africa and several visits to Alaska.
Dave is a past president of the Skal Club of San Antonio, as well as past president of the Rotary Club of San Antonio Northwest and is the former chairman of the board of the Supertravel family of travel agencies. He has been married for 30 years to his wife, Debe, and they have two children.

Suzan Gardner
Suzan Gardner
Suzan Gardner grew up in San Antonio and began her travel career in 1965 working for the city of San Antonio as a ground hostess at the San Antonio International Airport. In 1967, she became a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines and flew for them for 23 years. After taking her first cruise, she decided that this was the career field for her and she has been selling cruises since 1995 and came to work at The Cruise Center in 1997.
Suzan has traveled worldwide and among her many cruises are Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and many others. She holds numerous industry certifications, including commodore status with Princess and Cunard, expert plus with Royal Caribbean, five-star agent status with Celebrity and she is “Freestyle Certified” with Norwegian Cruise Line.
You might spot Suzan at a Spurs game cheering on her favorite team.

Bobby Dunning
Bobby Dunning                                                          Bobby grew up in the travel business as the son of an agency owner. He has sailed on Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Premier, and Disney cruise lines. He graduated from Texas Tech in 2009 and is a die hard Red Raider Fan. Even his salt shakers have double T’s on them.
Among Bobby’s favorite trips were ones to Alaska, and England. In 2013 he took an educational trip with C.I.E. tours to Ireland and just recently returned from a cruise out of Houston on the Caribbean Princess.
Bobby has completed extensive travel agent training and has earned the rank of Commodore with both Princess Cruises and Cunard Cruise line. He is free-style certified with Norwegian Cruise Line, has reached the Expert Plus level with Royal Caribbean as well as Five Star level with Celebrity, and has completed training with Carnival Cruise Line.

Dava Sue Johnson
Dava Sue Johnson
Dava Sue Johnson is a native Texan and longtime resident of San Antonio. She started her career in travel in 1988 with a company that operated charter flights to Las Vegas. She began work at The Cruise Center in 1994 and is the office manager in charge of all aspects of accounting and documentation. Basically, if it needs doing, Dava Sue is the one that sees that it gets done. 
Her favorite destination is Alaska, which she has visited both by land and sea.  She has also been to resorts in the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Guadalupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Martinique, St. Kitts and the Virgin Islands, as well as several cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. 

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Cruise Center
1015 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: 210-525-9088
Toll-Free: 800-869-0938
Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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