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Cruise Planners named to Franchise Business Review’s 2022 Culture100 List – 7/28/22


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. July 28, 2022 – Cruise Planners continues to stand out in the crowd with their signature “Cruisitude” and was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s third annual “Culture100”. This is a feather in the cap for Cruise Planners, who earlier this year, were awarded the #3 spot overall on FBR’s 2022 list of “Top 200 Franchises”;“Best-In-Category”; “Top Low-Cost Franchises” and “Top Franchises for Women”.

Franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on 12 questions that looked at perception of brand vision, team culture, honesty and integrity, and overall support.

“We pride ourselves on our company’s fifth Pillar of Success: People and Culture, or what we like to call ‘Cruisitude’,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “We make it a priority to invest in our agents and Home Office team members and champion them in their success from the beginning. People always tell me there’s something about Cruise Planners that sets us apart and this recognition proves it. ”

In addition, Cruise Planners #1 advisor, Michael Consoli, was named as one of FBR’s 2022 “Franchise Rock Stars” in the Top-Performers category. Consoli is a global top-producer for Viking Cruises and had 2021 sales of $20 million duringthe pandemic.

The Franchise Rock Stars were chosen from over 30,000 franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Cruise Planners had an FBR “Culture Score” of 80+ on a 100-point satisfaction scale, putting them in the top quartile of franchises when it comes to culture. Cruise Planners was also received the “10 Years Hall of Fame” award.


Company Background: 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.

Visit our website, www.cruiseplanners.com, for more information or to view the complete list of awards and honors.  For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit https://www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com/.