Cruise Planners Earns Royal Caribbean International’s President’s Award for Overall Achievement

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Royal Caribbean International once again recognizes Cruise Planners as travel franchise leader in the travel agent community

Cruise Planners Earns Royal Caribbean International's President’s Award for Overall Achievement

Cruise Planners Earns Royal Caribbean International's President’s Award for Overall Achievement

“We are proud of our long-standing and ‘loyal’ relationship with Royal Caribbean International and earning the President’s Award for the second time is icing on the cake,” said Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners.

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel franchise business network in the industry, has earned the President’s Award for Overall Achievement from Royal Caribbean International.

“We are honored to recognize Cruise Planners with their 8th consecutive win in our Loyal to Royal awards,” said Vicki Freed Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International. “This year's recognition of President's Award is very special and incredibly well deserved by Cruise Planners due to their strong year over year growth in 2014 and their unwavering support of Royal Caribbean throughout the years.”

Cruise Planners has being recognized by Loyal to Royal Partners of the Year for eight years and this is the second time for the home-based travel franchise to win the President’s Award for Overall Achievement.

“We are so proud of our long-standing and ‘loyal’ relationship with Royal Caribbean International and earning the President’s Award for the second time is icing on the cake,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “Royal Caribbean understands our “Cruisitude”® brand so the relationship works perfectly.”

Cruise Planners has a revolutionary travel franchise business model with its training and business development support, advanced technology, and award-winning marketing.

“Our network of professional travel advisors embrace Royal Caribbean’s travel agent-friendly and consumer-centric programs, cruise industry innovations and amazingly built ships leading to mutually beneficial success,” Fee said.

Royal Caribbean's President’s Award for Overall Achievement is part of the cruise line's Loyal to Royal Partners of the Year recognition for top-performing partners.

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,000 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office team positions franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and lead-generating tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and named the No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur for 12 consecutive years. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology and named to the Fast 50 by the South Florida Business Journal.

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. for 20 years, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include numerous Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly for the past 6 years, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for eight years in a row (2004 – 2011), Silver Stevie Award for Management Team of the Year (2014), American Express Agency of the Year (2010), Royal Caribbean International President’s Award for Overall Achievement (2014), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007 – 2013), Norwegian Cruise Line Franchise Agency of the Year (2011-2014), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Account of the Year (2013-2014) and Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year (2010), American Express Vacations Globe Award (2008 – 2012), Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009- 2013), Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence (2014), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009-2012) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, has been named one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. For information, visit http://www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com.

Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room, following us on Twitter @Cruisitude or on Facebook. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit our travel franchise site.

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