Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, is hosting an exclusive sale June 22 - 29 on all Royal Caribbean bookings for itineraries sailing July 1 - December 31, 2009.

The sale includes all gratuities for the first and second guest per stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Additionally, Cruise Planners’ offers can be combined with any Royal Caribbean promotion during the sale period such as discounts of up to $200 per stateroom and up to $150 in on-board credits, based on the length of the itinerary and sailing date.

“Cruise Planners wants to make cruising, already one of the most affordable ways to travel, even more valuable for our customers,” said Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners co-founder and CEO. “As Royal Caribbean’s Home-based Partner of the Year, we’ve teamed up to offer spectacular savings, plus incentives travelers can really appreciate, like picking up the tab for gratuities, which can really add up. This sale is our way of saying thank you to our customers for 15 very successful years.”