Cruise Planners

2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$10,495
Total Investment:$10,495
Franchise Fee:$10,995

Franchisor Details

Subsector:Travel Agencies
Total Units:2105
Year Founded:1994
Franchising Since:1996
Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Do You Have A Passion For Travel?
Then Ignite Your Passion With Entrepreneurship!

For more than 20 years, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has been a low-cost franchise opportunity that can yield high returns and requires no travel experience. Our home-based business model is a family of more than 1,800 franchise owners and is the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded travel franchise in the country.

Why Choose Cruise Planners?

Cruise Planners offers you what others cannot. With Cruise Planners, you’ll have access to:

  • American Express Travel affiliation so franchises earn instant credibility and respect
  • Full-service travel franchise - sell more than just cruises
  • Free lead generation
  • Mobile technology allowing you to operate your business from the palm of your hand
  • Personalized consumer mobile apps for smart phones and tablets
  • One-on-one coaching and development – no travel industry experience needed
  • Highest commission levels in the industry
  • Multiple revenue streams per vacation
  • Turnkey, award-winning marketing and advertising programs including free direct mail
  • Social media management tool and content development
  • On-demand virtual training programs featuring more than 1,400 modules, videos and webinars for continuing education
  • Proprietary accounting and customer management web-based software
  • Travel Agent perks such as free or discounted travel

Low Investment

Our franchise is a low-investment, low-risk opportunity – no inventory, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no time clock and no more corporate America!

Award-Winning Marketing

We have the hottest tools in the home-based travel industry, making your first step into marketing your new business seem effortless. We are the go-to travel marketing partner for all the cruise lines and land vendors, garnering some of the hottest offers and promotions which you can push to your clients in both print and digital marketing pieces.

Cutting-Edge Technology

With our smart phone apps, back-office access and customer relationship management tool, we help you build your business and you have control of your information right in the palm of your hand. You’ll have your own website with unlimited pages, which is search engine and mobile friendly with access to Google analytics.

Top-Notch Training

Our 6-day training classes in Ft. Lauderdale are hosted by our executive team along with one of the best training and development teams in the industry. Among our team, we have some of the most respected people in the travel profession here to train and support you! Training, hotel and most meals are included with your franchise. You will get to visit cruise ships, learn from supplier seminars and a trade show, receive hands-on training with our technology team and much more.

“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 make you successful if you have the desire and passion to succeed. Do what you love and love what you do. Celebrate your passion for travel.”
– Michelle Fee, co-founder & CEO

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Hi, I’m Michelle Fee, CEO and Co-Founder of Cruise Planners American Express Travel, and I’m thrilled to give you a sneak peak of our CP family. We started in 1994 with five franchise owners and today we have over 800 plus nationwide. We are the number one ranked franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine year after year.

At Cruise Planners American Express Travel you haven’t just bought a franchise, you’ve entered into a family of avid travelers and entrepreneurs all around the United States.

Our motto is simple. We’re here to help you grow your cruisatude, defined simply as do what you love and love what you do. Our success is your success, and we have revolutionized the way people handle travel by creating innovative tools and programs to help you grow your travel business.

We’ve got lots to share so welcome to the Cruise Planner family and welcome to cruisatude revolution.


Please Note:

Cruise Planners is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

Interested parties should have at least $10,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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