As part of the Cruise Planners Annual Convention, Lee Boughan sailed on the “edgiest” ship at sea

Sailing on the inaugural launches of the latest cruise ships is an honor reserved for top travel industry insiders. This year Apopka travel agent Lee Boughan had the privilege to be among the first to sail on Celebrity Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Celebrity Edge. This elite invite was part of Cruise Planners’ annual convention, which was dubbed “The Greatest Show” and kicked off Cruise Planners’ 25thyear in business.

Lee Boughan

“Sailing on the newest ship in the industry that incorporates the beauty of modern design and edgy entertainment was a thrill,” Boughan said. “I want my clients to know that they have access to the best in the industry and now I have first-hand knowledge of it.”

Boughan was one among 500 travel advisors who were able to tour some of the luxury suites such as the Iconic Suite, well-appointed with full bathrooms and wrap-around balconies. Edge is the prototype for an innovative new series of ships at Celebrity called the Edge Class. Designed to be oriented to the ocean in a way that is unusual for big vessels, it boasts several features that are groundbreaking not just for the line but the industry.

“I highly recommend the onboard suites,” Boughan said. “The benefit of planning your trip with a travel advisor is that I’ll help make sure you’re getting a personalized vacation at the best value and I’ll be there throughout the entire process to make sure everything goes smoothly.”

On a daily basis, Cruise Planners local franchise office creates customized vacations – from cruises to land vacations for their clients. Travelers can now book the Celebrity Edge, which was christened by Godmother, Malala Yousafzai, who is a 19-year-old Pakistani woman who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of girls’ education.

About Cruise Planners

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 travel industry. Cruise Planners’ travel professionals independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients around the world. Cruise Planners franchise owner Lee Boughan is based in Apopka, Florida and specializes in Cruises and Land Tours. For more information, please visit


  1. I have never been on a cruise on a full- fledged cruise ship. I have been out in the Gulf, and out in the Atlantic on gambling ships only. I would love to go, but I can’t leave my little boy dog with anybody I would trust, for that many days, with his heart problem. He has separation anxiety anyway, when we leave the house, even just for several hours. I have to place stuffed cats on the sofa, and love seat, and tell him to babysit, or else he will start running from sofa to love seat and jumping up against them to look for his “pet cats”. I used to leave him with his real pet cat in the house, but one time when we returned, his pet cat had done a boo- boo in the corner of our living room….and from then on, Joey has to babysit his fake pet cats….lol


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