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. 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

  • No. 1 Home-Based Travel Franchise to Own – Entrepreneur, since 2004
  • No. 1 Travel Franchise to Own – Franchise Business Review
  • Top Veteran Friendly Company – U.S. Veterans magazine
  • Top 50 franchises for Veterans by GI Jobs Cruise Planners is the most awarded travel franchise in the nation
  • Top Franchise Brand for Veterans – Franchise Business Review
  • Top 25 Franchises to Own – Black Enterprise magazine
  • Hottest Business to Franchise in America – MSN Money
  • No. 25 in Entrepreneur 500 franchise rankings – Entrepreneur magazine
  • Top Franchise for Women – Franchise Business Review
  • Best Travel Franchise Agency – Travvy Awards
  • INC 5000 List – Inc.  since 2012
  • Top Low-Cost Franchise, Entrepreneur
  • Travel Weekly’s Power List

Technology Awards

  • Hall of Fame Agency Innovator Award – Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)
  • FranTech Award for Innovation – International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • Best Travel Technology Provider – travAlliance Media Travvy Awards
  • Innovation Award – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Top Travel Innovation: Alexa Skills – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Top Travel Innovation: CP Maxx – Travel Weekly Magellan Award
  • Top Travel Innovation: CP View – Travel Weekly Magellan Award

Marketing Awards

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

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 – 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
    • Coral Springs Business Excellence Award

Receiving awards is great. Giving back is even better. See how Cruise Planners has a positive impact on the community.