About Us

ABOUT CRUISE PLANNERS

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has a tremendous reputation for quality, service, and very competitive pricing for ALL of your travel needs. Cruise Planners travel advisors will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you.

We can offer exclusive American Express Cardmember benefits as well as provide you the opportunity to travel in style at the lowest prices available while still receiving the best service in the travel business

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WHY CHOOSE CRUISE PLANNERS?

 

  • We have access to low travel fares and special amenities on thousands of cruise sailings and tour departures.
  • We accept all major credit cards.
  • We are experts in specializing in reunions, weddings, clubs and associations.
  • We are destination specialists and experienced travelers.
  • We are your personal advocates and just a phone call away.
  • We offer exclusive American Express Cardmember benefits.

 

Cruise Planners is a licensed, bonded, and insured travel agency. We are members of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), NACOA (National Association Of Cruise Oriented Agencies), and ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents).

CRUISE PLANNERS IS AN AWARD-WINNING COMPANY. CHECK IT OUT.

2016:

  • Excellence Award - Carnival Cruise Line
  • Top Women-Owned Businesses - South Florida Business Journal
  • INC 5000 List - INC Magazine
  • Power List, #36 - Travel Weekly
  • 500 Club Platimun Award - The Mark Travel Corporation
  • No. 1 category and No. 25 francise rankings - Entrepreneur magazine
  • Best in Travel category - Franchise Business Review
  • Michelle Fee named Most Innovative Executive - Consortium, Cooperative or Travel Franchise Group - Silver Travvy Award
  • Best Travel Agency Consortium Cooperative or Franchise Group - Bronze Travvy Awards

 

2015:

  • Best of the Best in the USA - Sandals Resorts International
  • Top Host Travel Agencies in the Southeast - Sandals Resorts International
  • Top Workplaces - Sun Sentinel
  • Pacesetter Award  - American Express Travel
  • Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America - Inc. magazine
  • Gold Magellan Award for CP Hub Customer Relationship Management Tool - Travel Weekly
  • Gold Magellan Award for Triggered Email Campaign - Travel Weekly
  • Gold Magellan Award for "Picture Your Selfie Here" Campaign - Travel Weekly
  • Gold Magellan Award for "Make Someday Today" Campaign - Travel Weekly
  • Silver Magellan Award for "Love is Love" Event - Travel Weekly
  • Silver Magellan Award for "The Game of Travel" Campaign - Travel Weekly
  • Silver Magellan Award for in-person training events - Travel Weekly
  • Top Women-Owned Businesses (#6 in South Florida)  - South Florida Business Journal
  • Royal Caribbean International's Chairman's Award - Royal Caribbean International
  • Field Sales Account of the Year - Celebrity Cruises
  • Seaside Salute Award for Veterans - MSC Cruises
  • Best of the Best Agency - Travel Impressions
  • Franchise Partner of the Year - Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Michelle Fee named Godmother of AmaWaterways' AmaSerena
  • South Florida Top Workplaces from Sun Sentinel
  • Vicky Garcia - 1000+ Club Woman of the Year
  • Vicky Garcia named Florida's Most Powerful & Influential Women by the Florida Diversity Council
  • Brian Shultz, Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations, named 40 Under 40 by the South Florida Business Journal 
  • Earmarked from Walt Disney World Travel Company
  • Platinum Apple Award from Apple Vacations
  • No. 1 category and ranked no. 22nd in Entrepreneur 500 franchise rankings from Entrepreneur magazine
  • No. 2 Home-Based Franchise to own by Entrepreneur magazine
  • No. 3 Fastest-Growing franchise from Entrepreneur magazine
  • No. 1 in travel category from Franchise Business Review 
  • Pacesetter Award from American Express Travel

 

2014:

  • President's Award for Overall Achievement - Royal Caribbean International
  • Best of the Best Globe Award - American Express Vacations
  • Home-based Account of the Year - Celebrity Cruises
  • Franchise Partner of the Year - Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Cruise Planners Home Office Team - Stevie Award for Management Team of the Year
  • Caitlin Murphy - named 30 under 30 by PR News
  • Gold Award Winner (3 individual programs) - Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Silver Award Winner (6 individual programs) - Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Michelle Fee - Ultimate CEO in Broward County by South Florida Business Journal
  • Michelle Fee - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Vicky Garcia - Viking Magni Godmother - Viking Cruises
  • Vicky Garcia - Top 25 Most Influential Women in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal
  • Outstanding Top Producer - Insight Vacations
  • Outstanding Partnership - Walt Disney World Travel Company
  • Mark Travel Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence: Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, United Vacations and Blue Sky Tours Hawaii
  • Four awards from Sandals Resorts International
    • Top 10 Travel Agencies
    • Top Club Sandals Travel Agencies
    • Top Travel Agency Branch
    • Best of the Best Awards, Southeast
  • No. 2 Home-based franchise to own by Entrepreneur magazine, which is the highest ranked travel company to be listed.
  • Top 50 franchises for Veterans - GI Jobs
  • Top Franchise Brand for Veterans - Franchise Business Review
  • Top 25 franchises to own - Black Enterprise magazine
  • No. 1 in category - Franchise Business Review
  • No. 2 Home-Based Franchise to own - Entrepreneur magazine (highest ranked tarvel company listed)
 2013:
  • Entrepreneur magazine ranked #1 cruise only agency - 11 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur magazine Annual Franchise 500 List - ranked #19
  • Franchise Business Review ranked #1 in category - 2 years in a row
  • Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine
  • Top 50 franchises for Veterans by GI magazine
  • Top 5,000 fastest growing companies - Inc. magazine
  • Michelle Fee - Cruise Lines International Association, Inc® (CLIA) Hall of Fame
  • Viking Platinum Circle - Viking River Cruises - 4 years in a row
  • Gold Award Winner (6 individual programs) - Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Silver Award Winner (5 individual programs) - Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Cruise Concierge Club - Oceania Cruises
  • Top Producing Agency - Europe Express
  • FUNJET 500 CLUB GOLD - Funjet Vacations
  • Platinum Award - Apple Vacations
  • Globe Award - American Express Vacations - 6 years in a row
  • Home-based Account of the Year - Celebrity Cruises
 2012:
  • Entrepreneur magazine ranked #1 cruise only agency – 10 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur magazine Annual Franchise 500 List– ranked #34
  • Home-based/Franchise Agency of the Year Award - Norwegian Cruise Line - 3 years in a row
  • Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine
  • Gold Award Winner (5 individual programs)– Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Silver Award Winner (4 individual programs)– Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Vicky Garcia named The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year, Ft. Lauderdale
  • FUNJET 500 CLUB – GOLD Account Award Winner
  • Globe Award - American Express Vacations - 5 years in a row
  • MLT Vacations- STAR Award Winner
  • Sandals Resorts- STAR Award Winner and Preferred Sandals agency award
  • GLOBUS Family of Brands – Premier Agency Partner Award - 8 years in a row
  • Viking Platinum Circle - Viking River Cruises - 3 years in a row
  • President's Award - Royal Caribbean International
 2011:
  • Entrepreneur magazine ranked #1 cruise only agency – 9 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 – ranked #44
  • Gold Award Winner (2 individual programs)– Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Silver Award Winner (2 individual programs)– Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Home Based Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International – 5 years in a row (the ONLY winner ever!)
  • Franchise Agency of the Year Award - Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Globe Award - American Express Vacations- 4 years in a row
  • American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award – 7 years in a row
  • Gold Award Winner - AFF-ADDY Award
  • Silver Award Winner - AFF-ADDY Award
 2010:
  • American Express - Travel Agency of the Year
  • Home Based Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International – 4 years in a row (the ONLY winner ever!)
  • Home Based Partner of the Year - Norwegian Cruise Line
  • American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award – 6 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur magazine ranked #1 cruise only agency – 8 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 – ranked #62
  • President’s Club Elite – Norwegian Cruise Line 8 years in a row
  • Top Premier Travel Partner Award – Globus Family of Brands – 4 years in a row
  • Globe Award – American Express Vacations - 3 years in a row
  • Florida Premier Apple Agency – Apple Vacations – 3 years in a row
  • Gold Award Winner – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Silver Award Winner – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Gold Award Winner - AFF-ADDY Award
  • Silver Award Winner - AFF-ADDY Award
  • Agency of the Year – Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Pinnacle Award – Carnival Cruise Lines – 10 years in a row
  • Elite Travel Partner – Celebrity Cruises
  • Key Account – Celebrity Cruises – 8 years in a row
  • I Excel Gold – Princess Cruises
  • Centurion & Premium Preferred Agency – Holland America Line
  • Millionaire Producer – Crystal Cruises
  • Top Producer – Silversea Cruises
  • Key Account – Regent Seven Sea Cruises
  • Inner Circle Member – Cunard Line
  • Connoisseur Club – Oceania Cruises

Cruise Planners Executive are active member of these boards:

  • IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association)
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Royal Caribbean International Advisory Board
  • Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Executive Forum
  • Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL Home Based and NCL Partnership 2.0 Advisory Board
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Council
  • American Express Advisory Board
  • CLIA Travel Agency Advisory Board

 

Cruise Planners travel advisor is merely a selling agent and makes no warranty expressed or implied. Each Cruise Planners is Independently Owned and Operated.

 

 

To learn more about Cruise Planners and the executive team, click here.

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