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January 29, 2019

Company Named Best Cruise Line Travel Agency in Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, Travvy Awards and World Travel Awards

MORRISTOWN, NJ – January 29, 2019 –, the world’s highest rated online cruise travel company, and its parent company, International Voyager, are thrilled to announce that the brand received three top industry honors:  the 2019 World Travel Award for North America’s Leading Cruise Travel Agency, the 2019 Travvy Silver Award for Best Retail Travel Agency, and the Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Award.

The World Travel Awards celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.  These are their 25th annual awards and the event honoring Caribbean and North American companies was held on January 28.  The Travvy Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievement.  For the 2019 awards, announced on January 23, more than 100,000 votes—cast by the agents who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly—determined the very best in the travel industry. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind these companies. 

"We are honored to receive not one, but three industry awards recognizing our work in the cruise industry," said John Maguire, CEO of  "To be recognized by these esteemed organizations and in the company of so many distinguished travel organizations means a great deal to us.  We are extremely proud of our work building the brand and hope to continue our successes in 2019.” has preferred partnerships with the top cruise lines in the industry and offers customers access to exceptional deals on cruise vacations.  Since its inception more than 17 years ago, has assisted nearly half a million travelers find the perfect cruise packages through their easy-to navigate website.

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About Cruise is the world's highest-rated online cruise travel company.  It is dedicated to providing its customers with access to exceptional deals on cruise vacations. The company works with the industry's leading suppliers, giving them access to special rates that they use to give customers great savings. Since 2001, has helped half a million customers find the perfect cruise packages through their easy-to-navigate website. Their cutting-edge booking engine provides travelers with live pricing and availability, while their customer reviews, CDC ratings and illustrative maps offer more detailed information than any other booking site, making a one-stop shop for all things cruise related. 

Our Partners

International Voyager and Celebrity Cruises have been working together for the last 10 years, and we have been able to forge a successful partnership, mainly due to them having an elite executive team, cutting edge technology and dynamic booking engine. I am confident that this partnership will continue to thrive and evolve for ten more years and beyond.

Dondra Ritzenthaler

Senior Vice President, Sales
Celebrity Cruises


Cruise Direct and Costa Cruises have enjoyed a longstanding business relationship driven by their team's passion for the industry, their clients and our guests. They are experts at matching their cruise clients to the appropriate product thus insuring an enjoyable and memorable vacation experience. We appreciate their knowledge and enthusiasm for Cruising Italian Style on Costa which has resulted in outstanding customer satisfaction.

‎Scott Knutson

VP Sales & Marketing
Costa Cruises


International Voyager continues to evolve and excel in a very fast paced and ever changing industry. John Maguire and his team deliver our brand as well as their customers with cutting edge technology and personal touch service. International Voyager’s team is creative, goal driven and will buck the status quo. It is these attributes that distinguish International Voyager from other travel companies and why we hold them in high regard. 

Adolfo Perez

Senior Vice President
Carnival Cruise Line


International Voyager is an incredible partner to Royal Caribbean. They know the importance of having a human touch in this industry, even when operating as an online travel agency. Customer service comes first for them and it’s clearly taken them far. Simply by ensuring that each and every customer is satisfied, they’ve built a following of loyal repeat clients. Royal Caribbean couldn’t ask for a more trusted partner to plan our guests’ crusie vacations.

Vicki Freed

Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean International


International Voyager has been a valuable member of and we are very proud of the relationship we share with them. They are very passionate about selling travel and are focused on selling preferred suppliers. They also recognize the value of their membership by taking full advantage of programs we offer. We enjoy working with International Voyager and look forward to continued success.

John Lovell

Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group


Norwegian Cruise Line has enjoyed a great decade long relationship with International Voyager. They have the unique quality of being able to handle large volume with personal, intimate service because of their flexible technology that matches marketing to customers based on their personal behavior.  The International Voyager team is also one of the most nimble teams in the industry, allowing them to take advantage of our ever-changing environment.

Andy Stuart

Former President & CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line