Own the cruise franchise ranked by Entrepreneur magazine
as #1 in the industry for 11 years in a row
and #19 in the world!
Did you know you could own a franchise business you actually enjoy working?
Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative is a low-cost franchise opportunity which yields high returns and requires no travel experience. Our home-based business model is a family of over 900 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded travel franchises in the country.
Why choose Cruise Planners?
It’s a fact: people want to travel. The worldwide travel industry grossed almost 70 billion dollars in 2013 and over 34 million Americans plan to cruise over the next 3 years. Isn’t it time you joined a recession-resistant industry?
Unique benefits for our franchise owners:
- Full service travel provider, not just cruises.
- Multiple revenue streams.
- Highest commission levels in the industry.
- Turnkey, award-winning marketing and advertising programs.
- Free direct mail programs.
- Free social media interactive pages.
- State-of-the-art technology and mobile tools that allow you to run your business from the palm of your hand.
- Consumer mobile apps for smart phones and tablets.
- Enormous buying power and group inventory.
- On-demand virtual training programs offering over 600 modules, videos and webinars for continued education.
- Proprietary accounting and customer management web-based software.
- One-on-one coaching and development.
Americans have trusted the brand name American Express above all others in travel for over 150 years. We are an American Express Travel Service Representative Agency which lends instant credibility to our new franchise owners with a trusted, well-recognized brand.
Our franchise is a low-investment, low-risk opportunity – no inventory to buy, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no time clock, no mandatory monthly fees, and no more corporate America!
With our smart phone apps and back office access we help you build your business and you have control of your information right from the palm of your hand. You’ll have your own website with unlimited pages search engine optimized and access to Google analytics.
Training and support
- Award-winning marketing: With our smart phone apps and back office access we help you build your business and you have control of your information right from the palm of your hand. You’ll have your own website with unlimited pages search engine optimized with access to Google analytics.
- Top-notch training: Our 6-day training class in Ft. Lauderdale is hosted by one of the best training and development teams in the industry. Among our staff we have some of the most respected people in the travel profession here to support you! Training, hotel and meals are included with your franchise. Visit ships, supplier seminars and trade show, computer labs and much more.
- Cruise Planners University: We’ve expanded our strong commitment to training and continuing education with our Cruise Planners University program. CPU is a total continuing education program just for our owners. Over 600 modules, videos and webinars are available to you for continued education at your pace.
- We support you like family: We are a family business and you’ve joined a family of travel professionals when you buy a franchise with us. We have a home office staff of over 50 people whose sole responsibility is to ensure your success.
“We offer a business in a box for our new franchise owners. Even if you don’t have experience in the travel industry, we can still make you successful if you have the desire and passion to succeed. From our award-winning marketing tools to our cutting-edge mobile technology, we have the franchise you can run from literally from anywhere” – Michelle Fee, co-founder & CEO