Cruise Holidays Recognizes Top Agency Owners and Agents

2014 Cruise Holidays Outstanding Sales Achievement winners, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2014 Cruise Holidays Outstanding Sales Achievement winners, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Cruise Holidays International celebrated its 30th anniversary by recognizing the accomplishments of its top-performing cruise consultants during the Cruise Holidays 2014 Annual Convention. Cruise Holidays also named its Golden Anchor Award winners and the Best Customer Service Award winner for 2014. 

The honors were announced during the Annual Convention, May 15-18, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

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Cruise Holidays 2014 Annual Convention attendees in New Orleans
Cruise Holidays 2014 Annual Convention attendees in New Orleans

Awards were presented in the following categories: 

Golden Anchor Award

Store Winner: Cruise Holidays of Williamsburg (Virginia) owned by Bill and Theresa Reinagel

Virtual Office Winner: Muffett Grubb, based in Tennessee.

The Golden Anchor Award celebrates the one store and one virtual office that stand out due to participation and use of Cruise Holidays programs.

Best Customer Service Award

Winner: Jayne Bongard, Cruise Holidays of Frederick (Maryland)  

Top Overall Producer Award 

Store Winner: Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri), owned by Mimi and Mark Comfort.

Virtual Office Winner: Sheri Clarke, based in Kentucky.

Affiliate Winner: Cruise Brothers, a Cruise Holidays affiliate, owned by Steve Gelfuso, based in East Providence (Rhode Island).

Awarded to the store, the virtual office, and the affiliate with the highest sales volume during the previous year, from January through December. 

Outstanding Sales Achievement

Cruise Holidays gave the award to 41 franchise owners and travel consultants who reached or exceeded a pre-determined amount in sales. The top achievers across the entire network are:

1 – Joan Yam, Cruise Holidays of Scarborough (Ontario)
2 – Andrea Redding, Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri)
3 – Cassie Johnson, Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri).

President’s Circle Award

Cruise Holidays stores inducted into the 2014 President’s Circle are selected based on their overall sales or their year-over-year growth, with approximately half in each category. The top three producing virtual offices are also selected. President’s Circle honorees are awarded with a special incentive trip that will take place later this year.

Full Speed Ahead Award

A new category was introduced in 2014 to recognize Cruise Holidays virtual owners exhibiting significant growth. To qualify for this award, the franchise owner must meet a minimum threshold of sales, show year-over-year profit growth of at least 20 percent, and have been part of the Cruise Holidays network since 2011 or earlier. 

“In celebrating the successes of the past 30 years at Cruise Holidays, we are fortunate to have welcomed so many quality individuals into our organization – and as we have grown, so have they,” said Kevin Weisner, senior vice president, Cruise Holidays International. “They have embraced our programs and services directed at helping run their businesses more efficiently and profitably, and we look forward to raising the bar even higher in the years to come.”  

All award winners are listed online at or