Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the largest home-based travel agency franchise in the nation with over 2,500 franchise owners in all 50 states. Cruise Planners franchise owners own and operate their own travel agency business and earn money helping clients plan amazing travel experiences such as cruises, land tours, and all-inclusive resort vacations.
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You do not need travel experience to be successful. In fact, most of our Millionaires Club members didn’t come from the travel industry and HAD NEVER SOLD TRAVEL. Our franchise owners come from all backgrounds including bookkeepers, computer programmers, auto mechanics, hair dressers, attorneys, stay-at-home parents, nurses, and so much more. No matter what you did in your past career, Cruise Planners can be your successful future.
As a Cruise Planners franchise owner, you own and operate your own travel advisor business. You earn money helping clients plan and book a variety of travel experiences and services including cruises, hotels, car rentals, passport services, insurance and more. This money is paid to you in the form of a commission from the travel provider. The client is not required to pay a fee. The franchise owner pays a royalty to Cruise Planners ranging from 1%-3% of gross commissionable sales.
Cruise Planners marketing is comprehensive and award-winning.
The franchise cost is $10,995. We have special incentive programs available for veterans and military family members, first responders and existing travel agents. Franchise owners pay a monthly administrative fee of $59 and a royalty ranging from 1%-3% of gross commissionable sales.
As with any business, this depends on several factors. While marketing your Cruise Planners business is important, the most important factor is you and the effort you invest in your business. We have franchisees who work their business part-time and others who work fulltime. It’s completely up to you, but this too will affect your earning potential. While we cannot tell you how much money you will make, during your due diligence period, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with other Cruise Planners franchisees about their experiences with running a home-based travel business.
You can start selling travel the day you finalize your franchise agreement. You’ll immediately be given access to start your self-guided orientation process and online training through Cruisitude Academy. We will then help you plan your in-person, hands-on training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL which is offered every two months.
No previous industry experience is needed. In fact, the majority of our franchise owners have no prior travel experience. We provide comprehensive training and ongoing coaching to help you succeed.
Yes! Cruise Planners offers veterans:
Flexibility: Our home-based model gives franchise owners the flexibility to work their business on a schedule that fits their lifestyle, whether full time or part time, and from anywhere they choose — no storefront is required .
Included in the franchise fee is STAR University, a 6-day in-person training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Each franchise owner also gets a personal business development coach who provides ongoing, one-on-one coaching to help establish and grow your business. Additionally, franchise owners get access to Cruisitude Academy, an online learning platform that houses hundreds of training videos and learning experiences. Finally, our home office team hosts six to eight live webinars per week, each of which is housed in Cruisitude Academy for future reference.
$2,295 - $23,665
"I took early retirement, but I wasn’t ready to retire. I’ve always loved to travel, and Cruise Planners offered me independence, flexibility, and fun so I can travel with a different focus."
Cruise Planners Franchisee