Vacation and Travel Planning

Welcome to Cruise Planners operated by Caryn Berla & Aron Arias.

Cruise Planners, an independently owned and operated home-based franchise, is part of the American Express Travel Representative network and the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise company in the industry. Cruise Planners’ travel professionals independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients around the world.

The Cruise Planners Difference

As an American Express Travel Services Representative agency, Cruise Planners
Specialists are trusted and educated travel professionals who independently book cruises, and land and tour vacations. Cruise Planners/ American Express is dedicated to offering you the best vacation values available—with great extras! Extras like access to AMEX Pay with Points program and card member travel benefits with the Gold, Platinum and Centurion cards.

Why use a Cruise Planners Specialist?

  • Preferred pricing with special amenities on thousands of sailings.
  • Special fares including regional, past passenger, senior, and military rates.
  • Destination specialists and experienced travelers.
  • Your personal advocate and just a phone call away.
  • We offer special incentive programs for small to large groups including extra amenities, upgrades, and many more incredible benefits. We will help you find the itinerary best suited to your needs. After all, we plan your vacation or corporate meeting as if it’s our own.

Our Products and Services

From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation or meeting just for you.

  1. Cruises
    There are many different cruise options, from sailing in the Caribbean on a large vessel, to a transatlantic crossing on an Ocean liner, to a luxury ship sailing the Greek Isles. Cruising has changed over the years and now there is an option for everyone from a large ship to a small luxury vessel. Cruising gives you the opportunity to explore different locations while only unpacking once.
  2. River Cruises
    River cruising is a wonderful way to experience immersive, classic destinations like Europe, Russia, China,  or South America, as well as America’s rivers and Alaska. Passengers can vacation with gracious service, comfortable accommodations, and discover new and fabled places and cultures. Passengers enjoy the small ship feel with no lines; no large crowds onboard, no waiting to get on or off the ship, no need to tender into ports. And there’s always something amazing to see, be it a mountain, a castle, or a wonder of the world, on either side of the ship. 
  3. All-inclusive resorts
    You pay one flat price for your room, all meals and drinks. But that’s only the beginning: tons of activities and entertainment, as well as taxes and tips, are included as well, so you won’t get shocked by hidden fees on check-out. Many upscale resorts add excursions and other luxury perks to the package. You can leave your money in your wallet and your wallet in your room.
  4. Escorted Tours
    Escorted tours include food, admission to parks/museum and all accommodations. Travelers can skip long lines, see more of the country side, towns and villages. Also, to experience the authentic local culture, travelers can interact with locals by visiting them in their daily routine or even their homes.
  5. Themed Travel
    Fans get excited about a sports team, and loyal fans will pay a premium to see their team win while on the road. For those who want to experience the World Cup, Super Bowl, Olympics or even a local baseball game, they can cheer their team on by securing advanced purchase college and professional sports game tickets with hotel package
  6. Completely Packaged Vacations
    Cruise Planners has secured special rates with several cruise lines on select sailings, and packaged it up with different vacations options (hotel, transfers, shore excursions, airfare, etc).  Each package has been custom designed to offer the best value at the lowest cost to the consumer.
  7. Custom designed itineraries

You dream of a vacation and we can put together something special whether it is celebrating an anniversary in Paris, exploring ancient civilizations in Europe or snorkeling with the dolphins while staying in a private villa. A custom designed itinerary can be travel alone or with a group.

What can Cruise Planners do for your business?

We plan successful meetings and events for our corporate and association clients. Whatever your group needs:

  • Board Meetings
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Sales Incentive Groups
  • Conferences & Conventions
  • Travel certificates

How do you reward hard work and success? One of the most enjoyable ways to recognize your best employees is an all-inclusive corporate incentive trip on a cruise ship. The memories last a lifetime and your team returns home from the vacation reenergized and focused on another great year. A wide range of corporate incentive packages and cruise itineraries are available. From helping you select a cruise to planning port visits and formal onboard activities, there are plenty of details to address when planning an incentive trip. Our job is to make your Corporate Incentive at sea truly special and memorable.


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Caryn Berla, ACC & Aron Arias
Travel Specialists
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative
295 Princeton Hightstown Road
Suite 11-283
West Windsor, NJ 08550

609.952.6551 fax
[email protected]