Culture & Community

What does Cruisitude mean to you?

Do you love to travel? Are you excited about entrepreneurship? Are you ready to be your own boss and start a travel agency of your own? Well, it seems you do have cruisitude! Stop dreaming. Start planning. Drop anchor with us.

Cruisitude® [krooz-i-tude, -tyood]

– manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to travel; cruise, land, and tour vacations; the quality of life; tendency, orientation or state, especially of the mind: a positive cruisitude; group cruisitudes; great cruisitude.

Commitment to Diversity

At Cruise Planners, we all come from different backgrounds and cultures with three things that tie us together:

Our passion for travel

Our commitment to each other

Our shared vision of success

We celebrate diversity within our Home Office Team and travel franchise community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, education and background bring richness and creativity to our work environment. And it starts from the top with our owners and executive team.

CP Cares

At Cruise Planners, we are driven by our Cruisitude®, which inspires our passion for giving back through CP Cares™. CP Cares is Cruise Planners’ non-profit organization through which we give back to charities locally, nationally and internationally. To date, we have raised and donated more than $1.5 Million! At Cruise Planners, you not only learn how to become a travel agent and join an award-winning team, you also become a part of the passionate, philanthropic, always-down-to-support-a-good-cause group of people we like to call our CP Family.


How Cruise Planners Gives Back

  • Our CP Store donates all proceeds directly to CP Cares so you can shop for all the CP Green and CP Bling swag you want while giving back.
  • The annual CP Cares Charity Contest allows Cruise Planners franchisees to nominate a charity they support for a cash prize donation.
  • The Cruise Planners Home Office Team holds seasonal drives benefiting local community groups.
  • Cruise Planners collects funds and donations at our Annual Convention for an organization in the local area.
  • Auction items and raffle prizes at marquee Cruise Planners events such as the Cruise Planners Annual Convention to raise money for CP Cares.

Travel Agents Making an Impact

The best part about getting involved and giving back as a small business owner is that there are endless ways to make an impact. Our travel franchise owners love aligning themselves with a local organization as a way to get their name out in the community while helping others. Some of the ways Cruise Planners franchise owners give back include:

Donating a travel certificate to a
charity auction

Sponsoring an event, sports team, beautification project and more

Volunteering and participating in hands-on community service

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partnership

Cruise Planners has a long-standing relationship with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has raised more than $1 Million for LLS alone through auctions, Light the Night walks and Woman and Man of the Year campaigns.

  • In 2012, Vicky Garcia, COO and Co-Owner, raised $115,000
  • In 2014, Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder, raised a record breaking $292,000
  • In 2016, Cruise Planners celebrated the legacy of late team member Beverly by campaigning in her memory
  • Cruise Planners is proud to have supported the campaigns of our travel partners from Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Azamara Club Cruises and more.

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