Wellington Couple Joins Cruise Planners As New Franchise Owners

Chuck and Ashley Gravallese of Wellington have joined Cruise Planners, an American Express travel representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network.

As franchise owners, the Gravalleses now offer travelers exclusive pricing on a wide range of cruise and destination wedding packages, private cruise sales, as well as cabin upgrades and special amenities such as shore excursions, discounted fares, travel gifts and more. As Cruise Planners travel advisers, the Gravalleses also provide specialized land vacation and tour packages to the most sought-after destinations around the world.

“Everyone travels, and it’s important to use a trusted travel specialist to help get the most value out of a vacation,” Ashley said. “As Cruise Planners travel experts, we take the stress and hassle out of planning a vacation for our clients. Through the resources available to us, we are able to make educated recommendations based on value, destination, group size and seasonality.”

The cruising trend has continued to evolve, and cruisers today are more adventurous and youthful. There has also been a surge of multi-generational cruisers — families who take their cruise vacations together. Cruises offer a satisfying, convenient and value-oriented way to travel.

“Since Cruise Planners has achieved top-producer status with every major cruise line and many major travel partners, we are able to provide our customers with the best value along with my expertise and personalized service,” Ashley said.

Many travelers are also opting to go on land-based vacations, enjoy all-inclusive resort stays, explore foreign countries via a guided tour and experience high-adventure trips around the world.

“As a Cruise Planners franchise, we sell complete vacation packages from exotic getaways to romantic retreats and culturally immersive European experiences,” she said. “Some people want to go on a cruise one year, and then a land-based vacation the next. We offer them a one-stop-shop with a personalized touch.”

As an American Express travel representative agency, Cruise Planners offers special programs for both American Express cardholders and non-cardholders, offering even more added value. Call (561) 855-1593 or e-mail ashley.gravallese@cruiseplanners.com for details.