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Cruise Planners Hosts Exclusive Top Producer Summit

Cruise Planners Hosts Exclusive Top Producer Summit

Cruise Planners’ Elite Summit Celebrates Top Producers in Portugal’s Douro River


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. April 11, 2024—Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based franchise host travel agency recently completed their elite top producer summit onboard Tauck’s newest river ship, the ms Andorinha. This exclusive event took place in the beautiful country of Portugal sailing the stunning Douro River.


The summit itinerary boasts a blend of cultural exploration and leisurely cruising, including visits to local wineries, guided tours of historic landmarks, and opportunities for personalized shore excursions. Additionally, guests can look forward to exclusive amenities aboard the ms Andorinha, from a chef’s signature dinner to port cocktail-making workshops and a truly exquisite dining experience at an acclaimed 5-star Michelin restaurant.


Along with Tauck executives onboard, the trip was also sponsored by several other important travel companies including AmaWaterways, Disney Destinations, Europe Express, MSC Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea and Virgin Voyages. Attendees had the ability to meet with representatives throughout the trip to build relationships, hone their skills and bring back valuable insight and knowledge to help them in their travel businesses.


“We are delighted to have Tauck host us on this exclusive trip that celebrates our top producing advisors and the hard work that they do every day to help make their client’s vacation dreams a reality,” said Michelle Fee, founder, and CEO of Cruise Planners. “As we reflect on our 30-year history and look ahead to the future, this elite summit epitomizes our commitment to providing unparalleled travel experiences for our valued advisors, clients, and partners.”


About Cruise Planners 


Cruise Planners was founded in 1994 and is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network. As a leader in the travel franchise industry, Cruise Planners positions a nation-wide network of 2,500 franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing programs, proprietary and cutting-edge booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be an industry leader and was named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 18 consecutive years and awarded by Franchise Business Review as “Best-In-Category” for 2 years.


Franchise Business Review also ranked Cruise Planners #3 OVERALL on their list of Top 200 Franchises of 2022. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel.


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