Cruise Planners/American Express was recognized by Norwegian Cruise Line as its 2011 Franchise of the Year, honoring the outstanding sales partnership and overall commitment to the success and growth of the cruise line.

“Every year our professional relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line becomes stronger as we continue to be committed to this well-known brand,” said Vicky Garcia, executive vice president of sales and marking for Cruise Planners/American Express.  “Our franchise owners understand the importance of this partnership by never failing to satisfy their customers with the unforgettable cruise vacations offered by Norwegian.  We hope the upcoming cruise travel season continues to be a successful one for us and Norwegian Cruise Line.”

“Cruise Planners’ travel agents have proved, once again, that they are a vital component of our success.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication coming from the franchisees across the U.S.,” said Andy Stuart, executive vice president of global sales and passenger services for Norwegian Cruise Line.  “As we look to another prosperous year in cruise travel, we are at ease knowing that Cruise Planners/American Express agents know our product and know how to sell the Norwegian brand to the consumer.”

Cruise Planners/American Express has received additional accolades from Norwegian Cruise Line such as the Home-Based Agency of the Year award in 2010 and is six-time recipient of the President’s Club Elite Travel Agency of the Year award.