About Gateway Travel and Cruise

Gateway Travel & Cruise has been helping with travel plans since 1945! In planning travel, it is the experience that really counts.

With more than 70 years in the travel industry, our dedicated staff has proven us to be leaders in the travel market. We demonstrate our commitment with affiliations such as CTC (Certified Travel Consultants), ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselors), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), and MVP (Midwest Agent Vacation Partners) and MAST (Midwest Agents Selling Travel). In conjunction with these affiliations, we give you the client, a level of expertise that is most uncommon in other travel agencies.

We invite you to call, e-mail or stop by the office to see first hand how Gateway’s experience and professionalism join together to make a difference in your travel plans.


Stacey Schroeder

Stacey is the owner of Gateway Travel and Cruise and also a Travel Consultant as well. Her love for the industry and travel in general is apparent. Stacey is married to Chris Schroeder and have two amazing kids Kylie and Isaac and they absolutely LOVE to travel. Contact Stacey and she can help assist with all of your travel needs.

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Robert Koenes

Robert is part owner of Gateway Travel & Cruise. He loves to travel and help people learn about the exciting places to travel.

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Barb Koenes

Barb is the one and only Susie home maker. She is a behind the scenes person. She is the one that makes all of our yummy treats for all of our events and bus trips and runs errands for all of us when needed.

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Mary Jo Dopson

Mary Jo joined Gateway Travel in 1983 when she was 22! She is a certified Travel Consultant and an Accredited Cruise Counselor. Travel agents are everywhere, but Mary Jo stands out with her years of experience and love of helping others with their highly deserved vacations. Call or write Mary Jo and let the journey begin!

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Jackie Gerlach

Jackie has been the Bookkeeper at Gateway Travel & Cruise since 2011. She enjoys her job, those she works with and the customers she meets. She has a husband Randy and lives in Nachusa with two Beagles.

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Stacey White

Stacey is our outstanding outside agent in Dyersville, Iowa.

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Nikki Ruff

Nikki is our outstanding outside agent in Charlotte, Iowa.

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Dee Banowetz

Gateway Travel and Cruise welcomes back Dea. Dea is our outstanding outside agent in DeWitt, Iowa.

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Karen Schmidt

New to the travel industry, Karen joined Gateway Travel April, 2019. She enjoys traveling and would love to help you plan your next adventure.

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Erin Sheridan

Erin is an outside agent based in Muscatine, Iowa. She is new to Gateway Travel starting in August 2019, though no stranger to planning vacations. Italy, Thailand and Peru are just a few of the 30 countries she has explored. Erin has been passionate in trip planning for herself and friends for over ten years and looks forward to helping you plan your next trip.

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