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Jeff & Kimberly Jacoby Announce Affiliation with National Travel Agency

Cruise Planners a National travel agency now has a franchise location in Madera, California serving all of the Central Valley.

Madera, CA, April 24, 2012 --( After spending 21 years as a Fresno County employee, Jeff Jacoby decided it was time for a career change. So he went with what he knew best, his passion for travel, love of cruising, and a knack for finding deals. His wife, Kimberly Jacoby had been a corporate travel agent since 2007, so opening a Cruise Planners agency was a natural fit. “When it comes to finding deals, Jeff is better than anyone I know of, and he is relentless when it comes to making sure that every base is covered,” said Kimberly Jacoby. “He enjoys planning vacations, and I have always been a natural when it comes to organizing events. We make a great team!”

Jeff & Kimberly Jacoby joined Cruise Planners in 2011, one of the largest national cruise agencies. Because of the affiliation’s buying power, the Jacoby’s can now offer customers exclusive pricing on a broad range of packages for cruise and land travel, thousands of group departures, private sales, as well as upgrades and special offerings like shore excursions, reduced cost fares, travel amenities, and more. They are recently Sandals certified and specialize not only in cruises, but group, honeymoon and anniversary all-inclusives as well.

Cruising has become one of the fastest growing methods of travel. “More and more people are taking cruises every year, and despite recent press, cruises still remain one of the safest forms of travel, with millions of people cruising every year,” said Jeff Jacoby. “Cruises represent convenience, rewarding experiences, and a terrific value for your hard earned dollar.

“As a Cruise Planners agency, I have 'Top Producer' status with nearly every cruise line, as well as preferred land suppliers, and tour operators. I can offer my client exceptional pricing along with a personal concierge-like service. My goal is to provide the ideal vacation, tailored to a customer’s preferences of where and what they would like to do. It is important that we focus on the customer’s individualized tastes as everyone has a unique idea of what a 'vacation' really means to them.”

Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Services Representative agency with access to AMEX Mariner Club benefits such as added special fares, Mariner Hosts, exclusive pre-cruise and post-cruise tours, free shore-side events, luxury dining options, extra shipboard credits, and more. This also adds increased value to the customer’s cruise getaway.

Licensed, bonded, and insured, Cruise Planners is a member of the BBB (Better Business Bureau), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), and NACOA (National Association of Cruise Only Agencies).

For more information, contact Jeff or Kimberly Jacoby of Cruise Planners at 559-363-2258, visit them on Facebook at or check out

About Cruise Planners/American Express
Jeff & Kimberly Jacoby
2370 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 108
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 363-2258

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is the largest travel agent network in the cruise industry with more than 900 franchisees and is named the #1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the last nine years. Cruise Planners assists franchise owners with professional development by providing them with innovative marketing, and booking tools as well as hands on training with the travel industry's top players.

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, Cruise Planners has accomplished top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include: “Agency of the Year” from American Express (2010), Royal Caribbean’s “International Home-Based Partner of the Year” (2007 - 2011), Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Home-Based Agency of the Year” (2010), Southeast Region’s “Travel Agent Partner of the Year from Celebrity Cruises” (2010), four of the most coveted Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly in 2010, American Express’s “Travel Representative Excellence Awards” (2004 - 2010), the “Globe Award” from American Express Vacations (2010), the “Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner” (2010), the “Platinum Circle Member” with Viking River Cruises, and the Regent Seven Seas Cruises “Top Producer” award (2009).
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