Cruise Planners’ CP Cares Collects More than One Ton of Supplies for The Bahamas
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Cruise Planners’ CP Cares Collects More than One Ton of Supplies for The Bahamas

130 Home Office Team Members Generously Donated Goods and Supplies for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (PRWEB) October 02, 2019 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative and its non-profit organization CP Cares™ has partnered with Food For The Poor (FFP) to provide humanitarian aid to The Bahamas devasted in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Food For The Poor is one of the largest organizations, with a warehouse located in Coconut Creek, Florida, that provides swift and efficient targeted relief for those affected by catastrophes and the impoverished in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. The charity has a network of trusted partner organizations positioned in place to directly ship and distribute the goods in The Bahamas.

Cruise Planners Home Office Team Members generously donated cases of water, boxes of diapers, first aid kits, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable goods, pet food and other high demand necessities.

“The outpouring of support from our 130 Home Office Team Members is incredible – without hesitation, everyone stepped up and asked how they can help,” says Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “Everyone brought in much needed supplies for our Bahamian neighbors.”

The total collected goods weighed in at 2,201 pounds, which is more than a ton of donation!

Food For The Poor sent 17 shipments along with Cruise Planners’ collection and it has been distributed by their trusted partners to the people of The Bahamas most impacted.

The donation drive provides initial relief to ease the suffering, but thousands are struggling to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Dorian ravaged two of the major islands in the northwest – Grand Bahama and Great Abaco.

Not only are the Bahamians our neighbors, they’re also important partners within the travel industry. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism are encouraging travelers to continue visiting 14 of the country’s most-visited islands which are unaffected and open for business. This includes Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, and Paradise Island, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Andros, Bimini, Berry Islands, the Exumas, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island, Acklins/Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua. The Bahamas consist of a chain of approximately 700 islands and cays spread out more than 500 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

CP Cares has pledged to donate $10,000 to help the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts and is requesting monetary donations from their nationwide network of Cruise Planners travel advisors, family and friends to match the $10,000 pledge by the end of October so we can collectively help change the desperate families left with nothing.

The company will also be supporting the relief efforts at Cruise Planners’ annual Convention this upcoming November in South Florida.

Spread the Cruisitude® and keep the momentum going! Together we can make a positive impact on the Bahamas. Donating online is fast, easy and secure through

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 recently 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 No. 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 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.

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