Cruise Planners Makes a Difference via Veteran's Fund Raising Program

A new program from Cruise Planners known as "Voyages for Veterans" combines the popularity of cruising with fund raising that benefits a worthwhile organization - Fisher House Foundation.

Tampa, FL --( Eileen Tener, owner of a Cruise Planners franchise located in Tampa loves to help people plan their perfect cruise vacation. Her customers come from all walks of life and interests and seek information about cruises ranging from a short 3 night get away to an exotic around the world voyage.

Recently, a new program from Cruise Planners known as "Voyages for Veterans" created an opportunity for Eileen to combine the popularity of cruising with fund raising that benefits a worthwhile organization. Voyages for Veterans was developed by Cruise Planners in partnership with Royal Caribbean International to raise funds on behalf of Fisher House. Fisher House Foundation builds multiple bedroom homes on the grounds of VA Medical Centers around the country that provide free housing to the families of veterans who are undergoing extended medical treatment.

According to Eileen, "This is truly a win-win for everyone. When one of my clients sails on a featured Fisher House date, Royal Caribbean makes a direct donation on their behalf to the charity. The cost of the cruise is not impacted by the donation because it is paid directly by the cruise line. In fact, because group rates are used, the cruise fares are often lower than individual rates. Fisher House ( is a top rated 4 Star charity that currently operates 43 houses around the country and has provided free housing to over 120,000 veteran's families since its inception in 1990. I'm very happy to be a part of such a wonderful program that will benefit Fisher House Foundation which has 3 locations in Florida 2 of which are right here in the Tampa Bay area."

About Cruise Planners

Founded in 1994, Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Services Representative national cruise agency headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., that operates a franchised network of 700+ experienced travel professionals who independently book cruises and other associated travel. Cruise Planners has achieved the highest industry awards year after year; Royal Caribbean's Home-based Partner of the Year (2007 and 2008), Carnival's Pinnacle Club (10 years in a row), Carnival's Agency of the Year (2005), American Express Travel Services Rep Excellence Award (2004-2008) and Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500® ~ ranked #1 cruise agency franchise (2004-2008), to name a few.



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