Left to right, Michele Saegesser, vice president of sales for Viking River Cruises; Vicky Garcia, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Cruise Planners/American Express; and Kate Joyce, district sales manager of South Florida region for Viking River Cruises
Cruise Planners/American Express was named a Platinum Circle member by Viking River Cruises, identifying the home-based travel agent franchise network as one of Viking’s very best sales producers.
“Cruise Planners has directed many of their clients to our river cruising destinations, and seeing satisfied customers return to Viking through Cruise Planners has shown us they want to treat their clients to quality, adventurous and scenic river cruises,” said Michele Saegesser, vice president of sales for Viking River Cruises. “The Platinum Circle agents know the support and commitment from Viking and that they can rely on very happy customers returning from their trips.”
In March, Cruise Planners and other agencies recognized as Platinum Circle members were rewarded with a private, first-class charter cruise in Europe on the new Viking Legend. The exclusive cruise took 100 guests through Amsterdam and into the surrounding waterways winding through cities such as Kinderdijk, Gouda and Hoorn.
“Cruise Planners agents are attentive to their clients’ interest in finding destination and travel accommodations that they have never experienced before, which is why we push our clients to try a Viking River cruise,” said Vicky Garcia, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Cruise Planners. “Experiencing Viking’s river cruise through Amsterdam helped me understand why river cruising is what Viking does best and why our clients return to them for memorable river cruise vacations again and again. We’re so proud of this accomplishment and look forward to continued success with Viking.”