Awards & Accolades

The Most Awarded Travel Franchise

Cruise Planners is the most awarded home-based travel franchise. Since 1994, Cruise Planners has continuously earned multiple top producer awards from the world’s leading cruise, travel and franchise partners. We are proud of our accomplishments and our trophy case is getting pretty full. Check out how we dominate in the following categories to learn why Cruise Planners is a trusted powerhouse in the franchise and travel industries:

Franchise Awards

Best in Category FranchiseBusniessReview     40 Best Franchises for African Americans

Technology Awards

Marketing Awards

  • Top Marketing Campaigns – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Top Website – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Top Training Program (Cruisitude Academy) – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Marketing Partner of the Year – Norwegian Cruise Line

Partner Awards

  • American Express Travel Awards
    • Pacesetter Award
    • Excellence Award Winner
  • Carnival Cruise Line Awards
  • Celebrity Cruises Awards
    • President’s Award
    • Home-Based Account of the Year
    • Field Sales Account of the Year
  • Holland America Line
  • MSC Cruises
    • Home-Based Partner of the Year
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Awards
    • Marketing Partner of the Year
    • Elite Travel Agency of the Year
    • Franchise Partner of the Year
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International Awards
    • Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement
    • President’s Award for Overall Achievement
  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
    • Number 2 Top Producer, Worldwide
  • Travel Impressions
    • Overall Partner of the Year
    • Globe Award Winner
  • Viking Cruises Awards
    • Platinum Circle Plus Member
    • Platinum Circle Member
  • Walt Disney World Travel Company
    • Outstanding Partnership
    • Earmarked Partner
  • Allianz Global Assitance USA – Top Partner
  • American Queen Steamboat Company – Ruby Sales Award
  • Apple Vacations – Platinum Apple Award
  • Globus Family of Brands – Premiere Agency Partner
  • Insight Vacations – Outstanding Top Producer
  • Mark Travel Corporation – Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence
  • Rocky Mountaineer – Sales Excellence Award
  • Trafalgar – Outstanding Sales Achievement Award
  • Travel Corporation – Top Home-Based Agency
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – Top Producer
  

Leadership Awards

  • Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Hospitality and Leisure, Florida
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® National Finalist
    • Power Leader – South Florida Business Journal
    • Ultimate CEO – by South Florida Business Journal
    • Florida 500 – Florida Trend
    • Most Innovative Executive – Travvy Awards
    • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Hall of Fame honoree
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Fort Lauderdale
    • Godmother of AmaWaterways’ AmaSerena
  • Vicky Garcia, COO and Co-Owner
    • Top 25 Most Influential Women in South Florida – South Florida Business Journal
    • 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County – Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Fort Lauderdale
    • Godmother from Viking Cruises’ Viking Magni
  • Brian Shultz, CIO
    • CIO of the Year Finalist – South Florida Business Journal
    • 40 Under 40 award recipient – South Florida Business Journal
  • Cruise Planners Home Office
    • South Florida Top Workplaces – Sun Sentinel
    • Top Women-Owned Business – South Florida Business Journal
    • South Florida Fast 50 List – South Florida Business Journal
    • Home Office Team named Management Team of the Year – Silver Stevie Award
    • Top Community Involvement Program (CP Cares) – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
    • Fastest-growing private companies in America on the Inc. 5000 list – Inc. Magazine

Our executives are active members of these advisory boards:

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