The #1 travel franchise 16 years in a row
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has been named the nation’s # 1 home-based travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 16 straight years. Our unmatched training, marketing, technology and individualized coaching allow you to work from anywhere, be your own boss, and travel the world.
The Cruise Planners Model
As a Cruise Planners franchise owner, you will run your own travel advisor business while having the support and leverage of the nation’s largest travel franchise network behind you. As we like to say, you are in business for yourself but never by yourself. We provide you the training and on-going coaching to establish and grow your business.
As an independent travel advisor, you will earn money helping clients plan amazing travel experiences such as cruises, land tours, all-inclusive resorts and more. Our home-based model gives you the flexibility to work your business from anywhere you choose — no storefront is required! As your own boss, you also get to determine a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Work the business full-time, part-time, your time!
Invest in your passion for travel – no experience needed!
For more than 25 years, Cruise Planners has been giving people with a passion for travel and desire to be their own boss a low-cost franchise opportunity that can yield high returns. Best of all, owning a Cruise Planners franchise requires no travel agent experience! So, whether you’re a work-from-home parent, a recent retiree, a veteran or just looking for a career change, we will provide you the training and tools to start and grow your own travel advisor business.
Work from home, be your own boss
Our home-based business model gives you the power to set your own schedule and be your own boss. With our cutting-edge technology, you’ll be able to run your business from anywhere, whether it’s from the comfort of your own home or poolside at a resort in Mexico.
Instant credibility with American Express Travel
Cruise Planners is the #1 cruise sales franchise for the American Express Travel brand, one of the most trusted names in business. With the American Express Travel affiliation, you will gain instant credibility and access to double the amount of group inventory and promotions. You can also utilize exclusive tools and travel programs for your clients, such as the Pay with Points Program, all while earning full commission on every sale.
Marketing and technology to help you grow your business
Cruise Planners has a comprehensive "MarTech" suite – a true blend of marketing and technology to help you grow your business. Our award-winning marketing and advertising programs are turnkey, without any hefty monthly fees. Plus, our robust CRM and booking system, agent and client mobile apps, email automation platform and Amazon Alexa compatibility allow you to sell more and truly work from anywhere.
A Great Business Opportunity for Veterans and First Responders
A Cruise Planners franchise is a great business opportunity for military veterans and first responders. The versatility and flexibility of a Cruise Planners franchise make it ideal for active military, veterans, and military spouses to run their own travel agencies from anywhere in the world.
At Cruise Planners, we are forever grateful for those who have sacrificed so much to ensure the safety and well-being of so many. That’s why we are proud to offer a special incentive program for first responders, active military personal, retired veterans, and their immediate family members to help grow their businesses.
Your success is our #1 priority
Unlike other travel franchises, our corporate office does not own competing travel companies and does not sell travel. Our focus is entirely on building your business. We provide comprehensive training to help get your business off the ground as well as a dedicated business development coach who provides you individualized attention every step of the way.
An involved executive team that is invested in you
Our executives aren’t just figure heads. They are hands-on and 100% dedicated to your success. Each member of our executive team attends all our trainings and draws upon decades of industry experience to lead informative classes on how to grow your business. Their main objective truly is to help you succeed.
More than just cruises
We’re proud of our name. It is one of the most recognized names in all the travel industry, and we have the sales numbers to prove it! But you can sell more than just cruises. We are top producers with all major travel partners, including cruise, land, travel insurance, excursions, flights, car rentals and more. In fact, we are the #1 top global producer for Sandals and Beach Resorts.
Start living your dream!
We’d love to talk with you more about your aspirations and goals. Contact us today to learn how you can start your own travel advisor franchise with Cruise Planners.