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

  • 2017 Top Veteran Friendly Company, U.S. Veterans magazine
  • 2017’s fastest-growing private companies in America on the Inc. 5000 list by Inc. Magazine
  • Top 50 franchises for Veterans by GI JobsCruise Planners is the most awarded travel franchise in the nation
  • 2017 Top Franchise Brand for Veterans from Franchise Business Review
  • Top 25 franchises to own by Black Enterprise magazine
  • No. 1 category in Entrepreneur 500 franchise rankings from Entrepreneur magazine 15 consecutive years.
  • No. 1 in category Franchise Business Review
  • No. 3 Home-Based Franchise to own by Entrepreneur magazine (highest ranked travel company to be listed)
  • No. 36 Travel Weekly’s Power List
Best in Category FranchiseBusniessReview
40 Best Franchises for African Americans

Partner Awards

  • Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best of the Best Globe Award – American Express Vacations
  • Home-based Account of the Year – Celebrity Cruises
  • Franchise Partner of the Year – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Earmarked from Walt Disney World Travel Company
  • Platinum Apple Award from Apple Vacations
  • Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Top Producer
  • Outstanding Top Producer from Insight Vacations
  • Outstanding Partnership from Walt Disney World Travel Company
  • Platinum Member of the Mark Travel Corporation 500 Club for Sales Excellence
  • Four Awards from Sandals Resorts International:
    • Top 10 Travel Agencies
    • Top Club Sandals Travel Agencies
    • Top Travel Agency Branch
    • 1 Best of the Best Award
  • Franchise Partner of the Year from Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best of the Best Globe Award from American Express Vacations
  • Home-Based Account of the Year from Celebrity Cruises

Leadership Awards

  • South Florida Top Workplaces from Sun Sentinel
  • Michelle Fee named to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Hall of Fame
  • Michelle Fee named Godmother of AmaWaterways’ AmaSerena
  • Michelle Fee named The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Fort Lauderdale
  • Vicky Garcia named Viking Magni Godmother from Viking Cruises
  • Vicky Garcia named Top 25 Most Influential Women in South Florida from South Florida Business Journal
  • South Florida Fast 50 List from South Florida Business Journal
  • Michelle Fee named Ultimate CEO in Broward County by South Florida Business Journal
  • Home Office Team named Management Team of the Year – Silver Stevie Award

Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly (Oscars of the travel industry)


Our executives are active members of these advisory boards:

2016 Top Veteran Friendly Company, U.S. Veterans magazine