Investment Level: $10,001 - $25,000
For almost 20 years, CruiseOne has grown to become one of the nation’s largest cruise travel retailers with more than 680 independently owned travel franchise locations. Today, as part of World Travel Holdings, we are the world’s largest seller of cruise vacations.
CruiseOne is a proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the VetFran initiative. We are ranked as the #1 Travel Agency Franchise by Dun & Bradstreet’s 2011 AllBusiness Allstar Franchises and we received the 2011 Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review. We have been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 500” since 1998, are one of the “Top 5 Franchisors” placing veterans into business ownership and are rated a 2010 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs and MilitaryFranchising.com. We are also consistently ranked in the Franchise Times “Top 200” and Franchise Market magazine’s “Top 100 Companies.”
So what’s the secret to our success? Some follow trends…we create them! CruiseOne stands out by infusing innovation into everything we do, including our winning approach to marketing, training and technology.
We create award-winning, personalized marketing programs for our franchise owners. From customized direct mail to cruise line advertising co-ops and public relations initiatives to support your brand, CruiseOne’s marketing sets you apart from the pack. Plus our marketing has received numerous awards, so you know it’s good!
Taking place in person in our Fort Lauderdale HQ training center, our integrated start-up training connects you with original curriculum and content from our cruise line partners. Dynamic continuing education opportunities abound too, with exciting land-based and cruise-based training and our annual National Conference at Sea. We also offer a Boot Camp program to rev up your business and a Mentoring Program where we match you up with another franchise owner to share best practices.
CruiseOne employs cutting-edge technology solutions specifically designed for our franchise owners. These systems include everything you need to market, sell and service customers. Examples of our cutting-edge solutions include customized websites, a state-of-the-art proprietary reservation system and a private intranet.
Dedicated Corporate Headquarters Team
A staff of nearly 100 employees supports you at our corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This includes Business Development and Customer Support to grow your business as well as increase sales and Franchise Support to assist with issues after the sale. We even provide technical support.
CruiseOne offers financing for the initial fee subject to a down payment of just $3,500.
Our success isn’t just about our business model. Our flexible work-from-home environment and the excitement of the travel industry appeal to just about everyone. Are you a 20-something looking for a fun way to jumpstart your career? A recent ‘pink- slipper’ tired of working for someone else? A Baby Boomer itching to travel but not ready to retire? This could be the place for you. Background aside, all of our franchise owners have two things in common - An innate passion for life and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Flexibility + Fun = Profitability!
The CruiseOne model allows you to work from home, but we also allow you the option of working part-time, full-time, opening an office or working from a storefront. This flexibility, combined with the fun you’ll experience working in travel, will ensure your profitability.
Owning a CruiseOne franchise is the perfect opportunity to indulge your entrepreneurial spirit in an exciting industry, while minimizing risk and maximizing profits.
Our business model fosters success right from the beginning. Just another piece of the puzzle.
Qualified military veterans receive a 20% discount on the initial fee plus varying monthly incentives.