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All About Cruise Center World Travel

Welcome to Cruise Center World Travel, an agency that has been serving Northeast Florida and beyond since 1988.  Cruise Center is a member of Signature Travel Network, which has over 6,000 travel professionals who share one objective:  to serve the unique needs of discerning travelers.  This co-operative network of travel leaders was established over 50 years ago and generates over 5 billion annually.  You may ask how does this affect you? This buying power is leveraged to deliver the best values to our clients.  

Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, a Cruise Center Cruise Travel Specialist will create travel experiences that are yours alone, shaped by your needs, tastes and dreams. Please give us the opportunity to serve you today! 


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Suzanne Fisher and Kathy Harris, Owners of Cruise Center of Jacksonville since May 17, 1999. Both worked between 7-9 years for Cruise Center before buying it from the existing owners and still work actively in the day to day business. Travel is a true passion for them both and they feel blessed that they can work in a field they dearly love. Their agency's motto is to exceed clients' expectations and make dream trips come true!  

 

 

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Suzanne Fisher, Clia Master Cruise Counselor. Email me: suzanne@cruisecenterjax.com .  I am a Florida Native, born and raised in Bartow in central Florida.  Graduated from Florida State University in Fashion Merchandising/Marketing degree in 1984 and moved to the Tampa area.  Retail brought me to Jacksonville in 1989 with the opening of The Landing.  I started a new career in Travel in 1991 at Cruise Center and have been here ever since.   I truly love traveling and have been helping clients create memorable trips down to the finest detail for over 25 years now.   Happy clients that have great trips are my biggest reward!  Fortunately, my husband Scott loves travel as much as I do, so we make the perfect pair!  Aside from cruising and traveling,  I enjoy the outdoors biking, boating, kayaking, the beach and fishing whenever I can!  

                                                                                                       

                                                                                         

    

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Kathy Harris, Clia Accredited Cruise Counselor.  Email me at kathy@cruisecenterjax.com .   Born in Greensboro, NC being a Navy brat is how I ended up in Jacksonville in 1974. If you told me then that I would have a passion for travel, I would have told you that you were crazy. All the moving around for the Navy instilled a love for Travel.  I have a very long Bucket List and try to work on this list as often as possible. I am fortunate to traveled to the Baltic, Australia, the Caribbean, Alaska and the Galapagos Islands.  I have two sons, Brad age 33 and Chandlor age 24.  Chandlor is my traveling buddy and claims he has been on 17 cruises.  I have a very close knit family.  My parents Chuck and Marie Marshburn just celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  My sister Karla and brother Chuck all try to travel together as much as possible.  We like cruising as a family as it is a great way to travel when you have multi-generations there is plenty of activities for everyone.

 

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Peggy Somach, Clia Elite Cruise Counselor and travel consultant is reachable at peggy@cruisecenterjax.com. Peggy will be celebrating 19 years with Cruise Center in Oct. She has lived in the San Jose area of Jax most of her life with a 7 year deviation to Dallas and an 8 year New Jersey. Her daughter Lani and son-in-law David blessed her once with twin granddaughters and blessed her twice are now living here in Jacksonville. She shares all babysitting opportunities with her husband of 45 years, Morey. Son Matt lives in West Palm making him a great brunch date after cruising in South Florida.

 

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Nancy Williams, Clia Elite Cruise Counselor.  Email her at nancy@cruisecenterjax.com .  She is originally from Blairesville, a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.  A graduate from Southeastern Academy Travel School Nancy attended Indiana University of Pa and has been in the travel industry for over 21 years and with Cruise Center for 14 years. She has "Her Three Sons” (Jordan, Brandon and Tyler), husband Gary and a dog Princess.  She's very passionate about travel and trying to fill her bucket list- and she'd love to help you fill yours.  In her spare time she enjoy shopping, beach, biking, tennis and of course football.  Being the only female in the house, she didn’t have a choice but to love sports (GO STEELERS, BUCS, PENS AND FSU)!   Her most recent trip was to Tahiti! 

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Ginny Perkins, Clia Master Cruise Counselor/Outside Sales. Email me at gsperkins1@comcast.net  I have been with Cruise Center since just before Suzanne and Kathy purchased it.  Fifteen years and counting!  My husband and I started cruising in the 80’s. We fell in love with it and cruised on many different lines.  In 1995, I found the perfect job, travel agent and I still love it.  I am a native of Baltimore, Maryland and have two adult children and one granddaughter.  My husband’s work brought us to Fl  in 1997 and we both just love it!  The heat lasts too long  but you don’t have to shovel it like you do the snow!    Gardening, quilting and going to the beach are other activities I enjoy.  I firmly believe everyone deserves a vacation.  A time  away from the stress of everyday living to recharge and relax.  Whether just a few days or a once in a lifetime trip, I truly enjoy working with people to give them the best experience possible.  After working in the office for several years, when my husband retired I became an outside agent.  I am not in the office so to contact me, call my cell, 904 614-1466 or send me an email.  If you don’t get right back to you I might be on a cruise or island somewhere!

 

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Belita Welch, Clia Accredited Travel Counselor- Sandals/Disney Specialist. Outside Sales,  reachable at belita@cruisecenterjax.com .  She am originally from a small town outside of Atlanta, GA and transplanted in 2002 when she married her Jacksonville native husband, Tommy.  Belita has been in the travel industry for the last 5 years. She considers herself a dreamer, always aspiring to visit a beautiful place and has a travel wish list a mile long.  She is passionate about creating the perfect vacation for my clients based on their travel dreams and truly believe you have to travel to unravel.  When she isn't dreaming about travel, Belita enjoys reading, golf, listening to local bands and FOOTBALL-  GO JAGS!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Laquita Baker, Outside Sales Agent, Email her at laquita@cruisecenterjax.com to book your next trip!

Chandler Harris, Travel Administrator and In House Sales Agent, has been a part of the Cruise Center Crew since 2014. His level-headedness is greatly prized in this work environment. He handles database management, trip documentation and cruise sales. He has had a love for travel for many years with some of his favorite spots being Alaska and Ireland. A recent graduate from FSCJ, Chandler brings his business expertise and humor to our team. He is a huge Gator Fan and further contributes to the in-office rivalry between FSU and UF. On his spare time you'll find him fishing, traveling or spending time outdoors. Email him at chandlor@cruisecenterjax.com.

Haley Arnold, Social Media Marketing Director, is a new addition in May 2017. Her passion for travel has taken her to Guatemala for school, Eastern Europe for a cultural exchange and eventually Ireland, where she worked for two years after graduating college. She brings her millennial thinking cap and years of customer service experience to the table. Certified by The Hootsuite Academy in Social Media Marketing, Haley runs our Facebook, Instagram and other online platforms. She works with Suzanne on the marketing strategy including email marketing and webpage optimization. A graduate of The Florida State University, she is a proud Seminole and you can find her in garnet and gold most of the fall. She lives in Jax Beach with her husband Tyrrell (he's her lucky charm she brought back from Ireland). They love living in the Sunshine State and are always planning their next adventure. Email her at haley@cruisecenterjax.com.

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Cary Clark, Travel Consultant (Hablas espanol!), is a new addition in 2017. She loves travel and is so excited to assist people in planning and going on their dream vacations. Email her at cary@cruisecenterjax.com.

Cruise Center World Travel is looking to expand our team of Travel Specialists.  We are have positions open for both Inside and Outside Sales.  If you are interested  you must have sales experience and travel experience.  Please email us Suzanne@cruisecenterjax.com with your resume or call us at 904-260-3401 x 201 for Suzanne or Kathy Harris at x 202.

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