FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. â€” To celebrate National Cruise Vacation Month in October, Cruise Planners/American Express, the nationâ€™s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is celebrating The Worldâ€™s Largest Cruise Event (WLCE) from October 12 â€“ 19, 2009, with incredible values and exclusive promotions on cruise travel to the worldâ€™s top destinations.
The campaign is a spin off of Cruise Lines International Associationâ€™s (CLIA) Worldâ€™s Largest Cruise Night, a 24-hour event during which travel agencies across North America band together to promote the industry by hosting various events, seminars and promotions. Cruise Planners extended the one-day event into a weekâ€™s worth of deals exclusive to Cruise Plannersâ€™ customers, which include:
â€¢ Oceania Cruises: $2,000 price reduction, 2-for-1 airfare, and prepaid gratuities; Bonus: $100 shipboard credit
â€¢ Cunard Line: Up to $300 onboard credit and reduced deposit
â€¢ Norwegian Cruise Line: Up to $250 onboard credit and onboard coupon booklet
â€¢ Royal Caribbean: Up to $200 off
â€¢ Princess Cruises: $100 reduced deposit and onboard coupon booklet; Bonus (on 2010 Europe & Alaska only): $100 onboard credit
â€¢ Celebrity Cruises: Up to $100 onboard credit
â€¢ Carnival Cruise Line: Two-category upgrade
â€œBy strengthening its industry partnerships to provide consumers with even more value and unique experiences, Cruise Planners continues to build awareness and excitement for cruising,â€ said Bob Sharak, CLIAâ€™s executive vice president of marketing & distribution. â€œCruise Planners continues to go above and beyond, and the industry and consumers are direct beneficiaries of the companyâ€™s forward-thinking initiatives.â€
Cruise Planners will also be adding to the excitement with three cruise giveaways including a 4-night Carnival cruise, 5-night Royal Caribbean Cruise and 7-night Princess cruise.