Testimonials

What Travel Advisors Have to Say

We think we’re the best, but don’t just take our word for it. See what our franchise owners have to say about our support, marketing and technology and how they have found success with Cruise Planners.

Sheila & Chris Korte

“After unexpected career changes, we wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business. Cruise Planners instantly helped grow our business with its marketing programs, technology, and business development support.”

Val Dorsey

“I took early retirement, but I wasn’t ready to retire. I’ve always loved to travel, and Cruise Planners offered me the independence, flexibility, and fun so I can travel with a different focus.”

Carol Samela

“I looked at other franchise companies that were around the same price, but getting the American Express name and benefits along with the franchise really sealed the deal for me!”

Maria Tilton

“I had no travel agent experience. Cruise Planners supported me with incredible marketing tools, live and recorded training webinars, and are there with me every step of the way.”

Monique Minnick

“With a military career in human relations and a passion for travel, being a home-based travel agent was the right move.”

Joel Wilder

“With hard work and the exceptional training, marketing assistance, and all-around support from Home Office, joining the Cruise Planners family was the best career choice I’ve ever made!”

What Travel Industry Executives Have to Say

Cruise Planners has built powerful partnerships with all the leading brands in travel. See what top executives have to say about Cruise Planners and what makes us the best franchise company in the travel industry.

Andy Stuart

President & COO
Norwegian Cruise Line

“Cruise Planners excels in creativity with its marketing and technology initiatives, and also adds a face to a company by providing tremendous support to their franchise partners!”

Vicki Freed

SVP of Sales & Trade Support Services
Royal Caribbean

“It’s our privilege to honor Cruise Planners with the Presidents Award which is the highest honor given to any travel partner. We are pleased and proud to be a partner with Cruise Planners because of the world-class training and marketing programs and the terrific support that they give to each and everyone of their franchisees”

Dondra Ritzenthaler

SVP Sales & Trade Support Services
Celebrity Cruises

“Cruise Planners is like a professional sports team in that they are the very best at what they do. The Marketing Department, for example, has done some of the most creative and amazing marketing strategies that the cruise industry has seen.”

Scott Nisbet

President & CEO
Globus Family of Brands

“Cruise Planners is truly charting new waters in selling land tours/packages. They are also enriching our industry by bringing in new agent talent. These new franchisees are then extensively trained and certified on our products. Research shows these certified agents sell 3 times more than non-certified agents. Kudos to Cruise Planners for these efforts!”

Ellen Bettridge

President & CEO
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

“I have had the pleasure of working with the Cruise Planners management team for over 10 years. During this time I have seen them flourish into a powerful organization fueled by drive and passion to be the very best. Cruise Planners franchisees are some of the highest quality agents in the industry with leading technology and hands on support giving them an edge over the competition. Azamara Club Cruises is proud to be their partner and I can’t wait to see what they do next!”

Ken Muskat

Executive VP & Chief Operation Officer
MSC Cruises USA

“The Cruise Planners family is one of the most tight-knit communities I have ever experienced. The Cruise Planners family is a very large family that can have an immediate positive impact on a brand’s success. This is why MSC Cruises is so honored to be partnered with Cruise Planners. We have enjoyed the support of the GREEN for many years and look forward to a growing and exciting future!”

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