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Cruise Holidays Presents "Golden Anchor” Award to
Cruise Holidays of New Milford


Minneapolis, MN (November 8, 2010) — Cruise Holidays, North America’s oldest cruise-specialty retail franchise, honored Cruise Holidays of New Milford with its most prestigious award, the Golden Anchor, at a special ceremony during the network’s Annual Convention held November 1-6 at El Dorado Royale Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Cruise Holidays of New Milford is owned by Lynn Strawson and Eileen "Tinker” Hickey.


The Golden Anchor award celebrates the one store that stands out because of the following attributes:

They must participate in Cruise Holidays programs, attend Cruise Holidays meetings and conventions, contribute to the success of the network by generating ideas or participating in focus groups, and generally be willing to help other franchise owners reach their goals. In other words, the store must make significant contributions to helping fellow business owners while still fulfilling its original mission – to fulfill its clients’ travel expectations.


"When it comes to servicing customers, Lynn and Tinker stand out as being extremely creative in the way they fulfill their clients’ travel wishes,” said Mark Schiffner, vice president of Cruise Holidays. "They are both former cruise agents who bought their existing Cruise Holidays store in 2004. Since then, Cruise Holidays of New Milford has become the go-to resource for those in the New Milford area,” added Schiffner.


Cruise Holidays of New Milford is located at 56 Danbury Road, Suite 4, New Milford, CT. For more information about Cruise Holidays of New Milford, call 860.355.5011 or visit them online at




Cruise Holidays is the oldest cruise-specialty retail franchise in North America, with franchisees in both the United States and Canada. Cruise Holidays is also a distinguished provider of land tour vacation packages. Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is part of Travel Leaders Group. With approximately 1,300 travel agency locations in the United States and Canada, Travel Leaders Group serves millions of individual leisure travelers, as well as select corporate clients and destinations.