Cruise Planners To Celebrate Worlds Largest Cruise Event From October 12 to 19, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — To celebrate National Cruise Vacation Month in October, Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is celebrating The World’s Largest Cruise Event (WLCE) from October 12 – 19, 2009, with incredible values and exclusive promotions on cruise travel to the world’s top destinations.

The campaign is a spin off of Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) World’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 week’s worth of deals exclusive to Cruise Planners’ customers, which include:
• Oceania Cruises: $2,000 price reduction, 2-for-1 airfare, and prepaid gratuities; Bonus: $100 shipboard credit
• Cunard Line: Up to $300 onboard credit and reduced deposit
• Norwegian Cruise Line: Up to $250 onboard credit and onboard coupon booklet
• Royal Caribbean: Up to $200 off
• Princess Cruises: $100 reduced deposit and onboard coupon booklet; Bonus (on 2010 Europe & Alaska only): $100 onboard credit
• Celebrity Cruises: Up to $100 onboard credit
• Carnival Cruise Line: Two-category upgrade

“By strengthening its industry partnerships to provide consumers with even more value and unique experiences, Cruise Planners continues to build awareness and excitement for cruising,” said Bob Sharak, CLIA’s executive vice president of marketing & distribution. “Cruise Planners continues to go above and beyond, and the industry and consumers are direct beneficiaries of the company’s forward-thinking initiatives.”

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.

Exclusive deals and promotions to be offered from major cruise lines…