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Cruise Planners is Living Large in Coral Springs, Florida

Cruise planners recognized for economic contribution to the community as best large company at Coral Springs Business Excellence Award.

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (PRWEB) March 26, 2019 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was named Best Large Company at the Coral Springs Business Excellence Awards on March 20, recognizing the powerhouse team members that make up Cruise Planners 120-person Home Office Team and the company’s legacy in the area. The award, presented by the Coral Springs Economic Development Office, was earned based on the economic opportunities Cruise Planners provides in Coral Springs, its commitment to growing and succeeding in the city and the positive contributions made to the community.

“We’ve come a long way in Coral Springs from a team of with three people to our Home Office Team now of more than 120,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder of Cruise Planners. “Cruise Planners is more than a travel company - we are a technology developer and a marketing agency with a philanthropic heart.”

Founded in 1994 by present-day CEO Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners has thrived in Coral Springs for 25 years and has attracted a broad range of talent to the area for its teams in technology, marketing, accounting, business development and more. It is the only travel company of its size located in Coral Springs, whereas many South Florida-based travel companies favor Fort Lauderdale or Miami for their headquarters. Cruise Planners’ overall impact in the local area was recognized by the Broward County City Commissioners office this year when Jan. 29 was proclaimed Cruise Planners Day.

From Cruise Planners’ headquarters in Coral Springs, affectionately known as Home Office, the Home Office Team supports Cruise Planners’ nationwide network of more than 2,500 franchise owners. Cruise Planners recently reinforced its commitment to Coral Springs with a new office, designed to feel as if employees were working at a Google-like campus.

“We pride ourselves on the ‘Cruisitude’ and commitment our Home Office Team has to working at Cruise Planners.” Fee said. “We’ve created this unique space and positive company culture that is really able to thrive in Coral Springs.”

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners supports its network of franchise owners with innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, professional development and training with the industry’s top executives. Cruise Planners and has been named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 16 consecutive years and was also featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology. Consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, Cruise Planners is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 6 years and is recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel.

Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line including Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Viking Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as many land vendors such as Travel Impressions and Sandals and Beaches Resorts. As an American Express Travel Representative, Cruise Planners maintains a reputation for quality and offers exclusive American Express Travel benefits such as Pay with Points. Cruise Planners has earned the American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award since 2004, as well as numerous marketing, technology, franchise and philanthropy awards including CLIA Travel Agency Innovator Award, an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and Travvy Awards from travAlliance media. Cruise Planners celebrates diversity and supports our troops as one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Visit our website,, for more information or to view the complete list of awards and honors.

Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room or Socially Yours page for social media updates and handles. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit the Cruise Planners franchise website.

Media Contact:

Caitlin Gardner
Director of Corporate Communications and Digital Strategy
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

SOURCE Cruise Planners



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