Awards & Accolades

The Most-Awarded Travel Franchise

Cruise Planners is simply the best travel franchise. Since 1994, Cruise Planners has continuously earned multiple top producer awards from the world’s leading cruise, travel and franchise partners. 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 And Accolades

  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    • #1 Travel franchise since 2004
    • Top-Ranked, Affordable Franchises For $25,000 Or Less - 2019
    • Top Franchises For Veterans - 2019 
    • Top Low-Cost Franchises - 2019
  • Franchise Business Review
    • No. 1 Travel Franchise to Own - 2018
    • Top Franchises - 2019
    • Top Franchises for Veterans - 2019
    • Rock Star Franchises - 2019
    • Top Service Franchises - 2019
    • Top Franchises for Women - 2019
    • Top Low-Cost Franchises - 2019
    • Best in Franchise Category - 2020
    • Franchise Hall of Fame - 2020
  • Black Enterprise Magazine - Top 25 Franchises to Own - 2019
  • Fundera - Best Low Cost Franchises - 2019
  • GI Jobs - Top 50 franchises for Veterans - 2019
  • MSN Money - Hottest Businesses To Franchise In America - 2019
  • U.S. Veterans Magazine - Top Veteran Friendly Companies - 2019
  • Travvy Awards - Best Travel Franchise - 2018

Technology Awards

  • Travel Weekly
    • Innovation Award 
    • Top Travel Innovation: Alexa Skills
    • Top Travel Innovation: CP Maxx 
    • Top Travel Innovation: CP View 
    • Gold Magellan Award: Cruise Planners Marketing Hub - 2019
  • Travvy Awards
    • Best Travel Technology Provider - 2018
    • Best Technology  - 2018
    • Silver Award For Best Travel Technology Group - 2019
  • Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) - Hall of Fame Agency Innovator Award 
  • International Franchise Association (IFA) - FranTech Award for Innovation 

Marketing Awards

  • Travel Weekly
    • Power List - 2019
    • Silver Magellan Award for “What’s Your Travel Style?” - 2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “Enclaves of Elegance" - 2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “Supercharge Your Family Vacation!” – 2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “Seas the Day” – 2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “BEYOND – Travel to the Next Level”  –2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “’A Toast to Travel’ Winter/Spring 2019 Travel Planner Magazine” - 2019
    • Gold Magellan Award for “Days & Nights in Dreamy Places”- 2019
    • Magellan Award for Top Marketing Campaigns 
    • Top Website Marketing Campaign: CP Video Network 
    • Top Training Program: Cruisitude Academy 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line - Marketing Partner Of The Year

Partner Awards

  • American Express Travel
    • Pacesetter Award
    • Excellence Award Winner - 2018
  • Carnival Cruise Line
    • Ted Arison’s Founder’s Award
    • Franchise Partner of the Year - 2018
    • Franchise Partner of the Year - 2019
  • Celebrity Cruises
    • President’s Award
    • Franchise Network Partner of the Year - 2018
    • Home-Based Account of the Year
    • Field Sales Account of the Year
    • Chairman's Award - 2019
  • Holland America Line
    • Founder’s Award - 2018
    • Franchise Partner of the Year - 2019
  • MSC Cruises
    • Home-Based Partner of the Year
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
    • Marketing Partner of the Year - 2018
    • Elite Travel Agency of the Year
    • Franchise Partner of the Year
  • Princess Cruises
    • Franchise Partner of the Year - 2018
    • Franchise Partner of the Year - 2019
    • Sales Excellence Award
  • Royal Caribbean International
    • Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement - 2018
    • President’s Award for Overall Achievement
  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
    • No. 1 Host Agency – Worldwide - 2018
    • No. 1 Host Agency – U.S. - 2018
    • Best of the Best - 2018
    • Best of the Best - 2019
    • Top Worldwide Host - 2019
  • Travel Impressions
    • Overall Partner of the Year
    • Globe Award Winner
    • Best of the Best - 2018
  • Viking Cruises
    • Platinum Circle Plus Member - 2018
    • Platinum Circle Member
  • Walt Disney World Travel Company
    • Outstanding Partnership
    • Earmarked Partner
  • AIC Hotel Group – Amped Diamond Agency - 2018
  • Allianz Global Assitance USA
    • Outstanding Achievement Award - 2018
    • Outstanding Achievement Award - 2019
  • American Cruise Lines -Award of Excellence - 2018
  • American Queen Steamboat Company – Ruby Sales Award
  • Apple Vacations – Platinum Apple Award - 2019
  • Crystal Cruises – Top Producer - 2019
  • Globus Family of Brands – Premiere Agency Partner
  • Insight Vacations – Outstanding Top Producer
  • Mark Travel Corporation – Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence - 2019
  • Playa Hotels & Resorts – Top U.S. Home-Based Network - 2018
  • Rocky Mountaineer – Sales Excellence Award - 2018
  • Seabourn - Franchise Partner Of The Year - 2019
  • Trafalgar
    • Outstanding Sales Achievement Award
    • Host Agency Of The Year - 2018
  • Travel Corporation – Top Home-Based Agency
  • Travel Impressions - Globe Award - 2019
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – Top Producer
  • Windstar Cruises – Club 180: Platinum Status Top Partner - 2018

Leadership Awards

  • Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder
    • Lifetime Achievement Award – Travel Weekly
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Hospitality and Leisure, Florida
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® National Finalist
    • Power Leader – South Florida Business Journal
    • Ultimate CEO – 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
    • Woman of Wonder – Franchise Dictionary 
  • 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 2018 – Sun Sentinel
    • South Florida Top Workplaces 2019 – 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
    • Coral Springs Business Excellence Award - 2019

Leadership Awards

  • Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder
    • Lifetime Achievement Award – Travel Weekly
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Hospitality and Leisure, Florida
    • EY Entrepreneur of the Year® National Finalist
    • Power Leader – South Florida Business Journal
    • Ultimate CEO – 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
    • Woman of Wonder – Franchise Dictionary 
  • 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 2018 – Sun Sentinel
    • South Florida Top Workplaces 2019 – 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
    • Coral Springs Business Excellence Award - 2019

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