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Cruise One/Dream Vacations


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Franchise fee

The FranchiseHelp Brief

What is it?
  • Cruise, sailing and vacation planning and coordination company
  • A member company of World Travel Holdings and the world’s leading seller of cruise vacations
How does it make money?
  • You are paid commissions by cruise lines and other trip providers for booking customers for their services
  • Also paid commissions by airlines, hotels and resorts
  • Potential for sales of travel insurance and travel products
Who is it for?
  • Franchisees who seek work-life balance
  • Someone who wishes to work at home and communicate via telephone and email
What would you do as a franchisee?
  • Work with clients to determine their vacation needs and aspirations
  • Partner with cruise providers, airline and hotel representatives to package vacations for clients
  • Provide informed advice on travel destinations


About Cruise One and Dream Vacations

Cruise One and Dream Vacations is a cruise travel retailer that offers personalized service, exclusive discounts, low prices, and vacation protection, while still allowing customers to book their trips online. Aimed at making vacations affordable and making sure customers are aware of all of the options available to them, Cruise One sets customers up to have the perfect vacation. Cruise One offers a wide variety of destinations including Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe and more. Cruise One also partners with a large number of cruise lines.

Franchise Information

Cruise One and Dream Vacations provide franchisees the opportunity to work from home and set their own schedules. This also reduces franchising costs as franchisees do not need to open a store front. Additionally, franchisees are offered free and significantly reduced travel as a way of familiarizing themselves with the trips they sell and gaining additional expertise in the travel industry.

Cruise One and Dream Vacations franchisees earn money from commissions selling cruise packages, destination packages, air travel packages, hotel and car rentals, escorted tours, travel protection, and more. Additionally, Cruise One has the highest commissions in the travel industry. Franchisees are paid via direct deposit each week.

Cruise One offers a franchise opportunity with a low overhead. The franchise fee is $9,800 and they offer veteran and diversity discounts as well as discounts for experienced travel professionals looking to open a Cruise One franchise. Cruise One also offers financing, allowing franchisees to put as little as $3,500 down towards opening a Cruise One franchise.

Cruise One has a high customer satisfaction rating at 96%. Additionally, Cruise One has a high franchisee retention rate at 94% and franchising continues to grow at 6% each year.

Cruise One has exclusive agreements within the travel industry allowing them to offer 28,000 company owned cabins as well as 26,000 block space cabins that all feature amenities and pricing that cannot be found anywhere else. Many of these special pricing agreements can also be combined with other offers, giving customers the best prices and amenities available.

Training and Support

Cruise one offers a 1:10 support ration for franchisees, giving them the best support in the industry. Support is available six days a week by phone, email, and instant chat. Cruise One also provide complete training and requires no previous travel industry experience. Franchisees attend a six-day training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where they learn all about Cruise One, tour cruise ships, and meet with industry suppliers to learn all about what it takes to be a Cruise One franchisee. Cruise One also provides a high level of marketing and lead generation as well as web-based business tools and training to help franchisees run a successful franchise.

Desired Characteristics

Cruise One and Dream Vacations desires potential franchisees to have a passion for travel, desire to work in an industry with a large untapped market, be social and comfortable with people, have experience as the family travel planner, are self-motivated, want to control their future, desire a low overhead business, and want flexibility to create the perfect work-life balance. No previous travel experience is required.


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