Cruise Planners now a one-stop shop for all destination wedding and travel plans
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – May 15, 2012 – Time crunched couples-to-be can now rest easy with Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners, a new program through Cruise Planners, an American Express travel representative, that combines expert travel services with stress-free wedding planning. A partnership between Cruise Planners and Imagine Weddings and Events, Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners offers fully customized shore-side destination wedding packages in beautiful locations around the globe.
“Everyone wants to get married on a beautiful beach, but planning a destination wedding can be surprisingly more difficult to plan than a ceremony in your own backyard,” said Cruise Planners Co-founder and CEO Michelle Fee. “Getting married abroad is a lot of work. From figuring out how to get a marriage license to finding reputable local vendors for the decorations, destination wedding planning takes a lot more time than many couples realize until they are in the thick of it and have to coordinate the travel arrangements on top of that too. We saw a real need in the market for a program that offers a well-rounding destination planning experience.”
Brides and grooms can enjoy the planning process while their Cruise Planners travel advisor handles all the travel arrangements, and the logistics for all destination wedding ceremonies and events is coordinated with precision by one of Imagine’s skilled wedding specialists. Couples can even choose to have their rehearsal dinner in one destination then travel to another for their wedding ceremony. A wedding planner will even be onsite to ensure every last detail of the special day is handled with care.
Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners offers wedding services in popular destinations including Italy, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Mexico and Antigua, just to name a few, and more than 250 destinations around the world. To make the planning process as simple as possible, couples can choose from two exclusive, fully customized package options:
- Just the Two of Us package, which starts at $995, includes unlimited pre-wedding consultant services, wedding registry, officiant, transfers to and from the garden or shore side ceremony and bouquet and boutonniere for the bridal couple and a keepsake certificate.
- The Ultimate Romance package, which starts at $1,995, includes unlimited wedding consultant services, wedding registry, officiant, transfers to and from a ceremony at the beach, garden or gazebo location, an onsite wedding coordinator, photographer, bouquet and boutonniere for the bridal couple, bottle of sparkling wine, wedding cake, keepsake certificate and post-wedding photography session.
“A bridal couple needs to fully enjoy what is supposed to be the happiest time of their lives, and feel comfortable leaving all the travel and wedding preparations to the specialists at Cruise Planners and Imagine,” added Fee. “Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners is essentially a one-stop-shop to ensure a seamless and memorable wedding day.”
About Imagine Weddings and Events
Miami-based Imagine – Weddings & Events International specializes in weddings, commitment ceremonies, civil unions, vow renewals, bat or bar mitzvahs, and all of life’s special events with customized packages designed to fit all budgets. More information is available by calling 305-421-1260 or toll free 866-223-9672 or by visiting Imagine’s website, www.ImagineVIP.com.
About Cruise Planners/American Express
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is the largest homebased travel agent network in the cruise industry with more than 800 franchise owners across the country that independently book cruises and associated travel. Named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the past nine years, Cruise Planners positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovative marketing, booking and leadgenerating tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include Agency of the Year from American Express (2010), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007 – 2010), Norwegian Cruise Line Home-Based Agency of the Year (2010), Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year from Celebrity Cruises (2010), four coveted Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly in 2010, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Awards (2004 – 2010), Globe Award from American Express Vacations (2008 – 2010), Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009, 2010), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009, 2010), and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. For more information, please visit www.cruiseplanners.com.
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