Local Travel Agent Wins National Business Award In Celebration of Women’s History Month

Cruises Inc.® Honors Palisades Park resident Debra Duffy with OPAL Award

for leadership and community service.

Palisades Park, N.J. (March 4, 2021) – The original home-based travel agency Cruises Inc.® celebrates Women’s History Month in March by honoring a female Cruises Inc. vacation specialist with the seventh annual OPAL Award for Women. The company has named Palisades Park resident Debra Duffy the 2021 recipient of this prestigious award.

The OPAL Award recognizes a female Cruises Inc. travel agent who demonstrates Outstanding Performance And Leadership. The honoree is active in community and civic organizations, is among Cruises Inc.’s top selling agents and has exhibited strong business skills. This year’s award also celebrates women who not only survived but thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic by reinventing themselves and their businesses this past year.

“Deb has always been an encouraging role model within our Cruises Inc. organization, but this year she made the most of the difficult situation brought on by COVID-19 and focused on the positive, taking action to improve herself and her business,” said Debbie Fiorino, chief operating officer of Cruises Inc. “Deb exemplifies what we look for in an OPAL Award nominee because she is committed to enhancing the lives of others – whether by booking dream vacations for her clients, volunteering in the community or engaging with other Cruises Inc. agents nationwide.”

Duffy is an environmentalist who supports the PopCorn Park Zoo, a sanctuary for abused and abandoned pets in Forked River, N.J.; a volunteer weather observer for CoCoRaHS, a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers who measure and map precipitation in their local communities; as well as a past member of the Palisades Park Environmental Commission, where she was recognized as the “Bergen County Volunteer of the Year” for her contributions to improving the town’s environmental impact through recycling programs and planting trees, as well as infrastructure enhancements. Duffy also supports the American Cancer Society and the Palisades Park Fire Department.

“I am so honored to receive this prestigious award because giving back is such an important part of who I am personally and professionally,” said Debra Duffy, independent vacation specialist with Cruises Inc. “Whether I am continuing my education so I can better serve my clients in creating memories of a lifetime by booking their dream vacations or out in the community making Bergen County a better place to live, I am always committed to helping others.”

For more information or to book a land or sea vacation with Debra Duffy at Cruises Inc. please call 201-461-0582 or visit www.CruisingwithDeb.com.   

About Cruises Inc.® 

In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc.® is the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity. With an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cruises Inc. has independent vacation specialists nationwide who create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.

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