Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner
It is with overwhelming sadness that Cruise Planners announces the passing of COO Vicky Garcia on August 14, 2022, after a long illness. As a tribute reminder to Vicky's contribution to our success, her bio will remain part of our website.
Vicky Garcia always knew she was meant for the travel industry, and her fierce drive and philanthropic spirit helped keep Cruise Planners at the top.
Vicky Garcia has spent more than 25 years in the cruise industry and is now one of the most respected women in travel. Vicky learned the travel industry from the ground up, starting in high school as a cruise line reservation sales agent before moving on to leadership positions at Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Cruise Planners.
Vicky’s leadership as well as her role as an advocate and volunteer for many causes including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have secured her the recognition of being one of South Florida’s Top 25 Influential Business Women, The Boys & Girls Clubs 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, and the godmother of Viking Cruises’ Viking Magni. Vicky also sits on the board of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, American Express Travel, Special Needs Group, DEPARTURES Magazine Advisory Board, Regent Seven Seas Council, and The Travel Corporation.
Hometown: Miami, FL
Favorite Vacation Spot: Santorini, Greece
Bucket List: Bora Bora
My Cruisitude® Definition: Live, Laugh, Love – REPEAT