Dream Vacations-Cruise One Franchise

Home-based Dream Vacation franchise owners sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups. 

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Dream Vacations-Cruise One Franchise Opportunity

Dream Vacations-Cruise One offers a low-cost, home-based business model. Franchise owners earn commission on the sales of exciting vacation packages from tours across Europe to Caribbean cruises and luxury resorts across the globe.

Dream Vacations-Cruise One Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Dream Vacations conducted their franchise review in December 2021, and collected feedback from 50% of the active franchisees (701).

Highlights include:

  • When asked about trusting the franchisor, 94% agreed, rating the brand 17% higher than the industry benchmark.
  • 93% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” to enjoying being part of the organization.
  • 95% of franchisees would recommend the franchise to others.
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Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: December 2021
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Dream Vacations-Cruise One does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Dream Vacations-Cruise One for free.

Dream Vacations-Cruise One Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • This is the best franchise system I have ever seen.

    Sandra, Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population)

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    FSI
  • Growth of my business has consistently increased every year.

    John, Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population)

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  • Our corporate staff are the best. They continue to keep us relevant and provide the best tools, training and individual support.

    Susanne, Owner, Small Market (50,000 - 99,999 population)

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Franchising with Dream Vacations-Cruise One

Business Model

Dream Vacations-Cruise One  is a low-cost, home-based business model. You earn commission on the sales of exciting vacation packages from tours across Europe to Caribbean cruises and luxury resorts across the globe.

Key Benefits

When owning a Dream Vacations franchise, you are joining a family that values integrity and transparency. Franchisees do not view each other as competitors, but as colleagues. The Headquarters team’s only customer is its franchisees. The company prides itself on  demonstrating their devotion to franchisees, both personally and professionally. Franchisees  are in business for themselves, but not by themselves. Dream Vacations has an open-door policy for franchisees’ feedback, which is apparent in their Franchise Satisfaction Survey results. They also have a multitude of committees where franchisees act as liaisons for the entire network.

The company’s goal is not to be the largest travel agency franchise, but the most successful. Franchisee success is a top priority. New franchisees have access to innovative technology, training and support programs, exclusive promotions, lead generation initiatives and more. 

Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings, which is one of the largest sellers of cruises in the world. This allows for incredible buying power with major cruise lines and exclusive promotions. 

Marketing Support
  • Millions in fully-funded exclusive promotions spent on behalf of all our travel franchise owners
  • $2 Million in marketing, lead generation, and brand awareness programs spent on behalf of all our travel franchise owners
  • Social Media resources, curated content and imagery
  • Automated mass email solution
  • Robust Travel Video Library with more than 100 videos
  • Unlimited mobile-friendly websites 
  • Websites accepting online consumer payments
  • Public Relations Training and Support
  • Email marketing on behalf of franchise owners
  • National Partnerships with lifestyle brands 
  • Direct Mail Program with fully-funded options
  • My Cruise Control Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tool that includes a complete reservation/booking system and a built-in financial reporting tool.
  • Cruise Fare Watch which monitors for fluctuations in price
Training Programs

Dream Vacations has an award-winning training program that has been nationally recognized by travel trades, as well as by eLearning platforms.

  • Convenient virtual training 
  • 1,000+ online training modules that provide different learning tracks for novice and experienced franchisees 
  • Weekly webinars with suppliers and the headquarters team
  • Five Regional Trainings that are held around the country, as well as virtually 
  • Immersive Summits focused on niche topics such as groups, land and river cruising
  • Annual National Conference, often aboard one of the newest cruise ships at sea
  • Dedicated Business Development Manager who helps franchisees build a foundation for long-term success
  • Business Center intranet that provides a one-stop shop for everything needed to run a business including marketing resources, promotion details, finance and commission charts, networking forums, military Command Center, public relations media kits and more
  • Committees & Advisory Councils made up of other franchise owners who act as your liaison and represent the interests of the franchise network to the headquarters team
  • Support Services team that is available morning, noon and night via phone, email and chat to answer any and all questions
Contact Information
  • Corporate Address: 1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • Contact Name(s): N/A 
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Website: dreamvacationsfranchise.com
  • Phone #: 800-892-3928

Dream Vacations-Cruise One Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $1,795 - $21,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $3,500

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Dream Vacations-Cruise One Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Rock Star
FBR Hall of Fame
2022 Top Low-Cost
2022 Top Women
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Top Low Cost
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Home-Based Franchise
2020 Franchise Rockstar
2020 Top Low Cost
2020 Top Veterans
2020 Top Women
2020 FBR Top
2019 Services
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Innovative
2019 FBR Veterans
2019 FBR Womens
2019 FBR Low Cost

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Home-based Dream Vacation franchise owners sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups. 

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  • Cash Required: $3,500
  • Total Startup Investment: $1,795 - $21,000
  • Franchising Since: 1992
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 1577

Available Markets

USA United States:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

CA Canada:

AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

International