It’s Time to Book a Cruise as Cruise Planners Celebrates “National Plan a Cruise Month”

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Cruise Planners offers exclusive, month-long cruise deals this October since it is a great time for travelers to book a cruise

The month of October is “National Plan a Cruise Month” and a great time for travelers to book a cruise to get the strongest offers, value-added amenities and more cruise benefits. The nation’s largest home-based travel agent network, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is celebrating all month long and making it easy for cruisers to get value-added deals for cruises in 2016. Local Cruise Planners franchise owner, Sharon R. Viotto, is offering incredible values and exclusive cruise promotions.

“We are seeing a shift in cruisers booking farther out, so for 2016 cruises, booking early will be key,” said local Cruise Planners franchise owner, Sharon Viotto. “For those who haven’t booked their 2016 cruise yet, now is the best time to book a cruise and get the most money-saving deals since October is National Plan a Cruise Month.”

To help promote these deals and celebrate National Plan a Cruise Month, the Cruise Lines International Association is holding a cruise-a-day giveaway throughout October. Each day from October 1 through October 31, 2015, people can enter for a chance to win one of 31 cruise vacations from 23 different cruise lines. Anyone can post a 'cruise smile' on Twitter or Instagram using #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes. Participants will have the opportunity to share their posts for more chances to win. Cruise Planners travel agents are encouraging people to share their excitement on social media using #CPTime2Cruise.

Using a travel agent continues to be the most popular and best way to book a cruise as well as take advantage of cruise deals and promotions. In fact, studies show that most cruisers – both first time and veterans alike – are more likely to use a travel agent to book their trip.

“There are so many options when it comes to cruising, and it can get complicated,” Viotto said. “My clients know that booking through a travel advisor is the best way to get access to the industry’s top deals and value, and I do all the legwork for them based on my cruise experience and training.”

This year, Cruise Planners has exclusive offerings including prepaid gratuities, shipboard credits, reduced deposits, onboard savings, air and cruise fare discounts, stateroom upgrades, coupon books with up to $375 in savings, and shore excursion credits, to name a few.

“Each of the cruise lines is offering something different,” Viotto said. “So it’s best to work with a travel advisor to find the right deals for your travel preferences and help customize your cruise vacation.”

Some of the biggest cruise lines – from ocean-going vessels to river cruise ships and even luxury yachts – are providing these exceptional deals to customers. To lock in the best rates and book a cruise using a professional Cruise Planners travel advisor, travelers should reach out directly to Sharon at (516) 867-7215 or visit: to customize their next vacation experience.

About Cruise Planners
Cruise Planners, an independently owned and operated home-based franchise, is part of the American Express Travel Representative network and the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise company in the travel industry. Cruise Planners’ travel professionals independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients around the world. Cruise Planners franchise owner Sharon Viotto, is based in ROCKVILLE CENTRE, LONG ISLAND - NEW YORK and specializes in River Cruises. For more information, please visit

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