Company Details

  • Founded
    1994
  • Currently Accepting
    Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
  • Accepts Agents in
    USA
  • # of Agencies
    2,800
  • Members in US
    2,800
  • Members in Canada
  • Languages Spoken
  • Network Sales
  • Consortia
  • Members of
    ACTA, ASTA, ASTA-SBN, BBB, IGLTA
  • Seller of Travel
    California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Washington
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses
    Adventure, Cruise, Disney, Groups, Leisure, Luxury, Ethnic, Honeymoon/DWs, FITs

Program Details

  • Lead Program
  • Leads Belong to
    Agent
  • Charge for Leads
  • Education Program
    Employee Training, IC Education, In-person, On-demand

Pricing

  • Franchise Start Up Fee
    695.0
  • Minimum Sales Requirement
  • Required to use Franchise Brand
  • Accreditation Number Required
  • Location requirement
    Home-based

Technology & Tools

  • Marketing Programs
    Direct Mail, Website Program, Consumer Magazine, E-mail Marketing, Social Media Tools
  • Sample Website
  • Leisure Tools
    Air Booking Tool, Consumer Booking Tool, Cruise Booking Tool, Hotel Booking Tool
  • Corporate Tools
    Air Program, Online Booking Tool
  • CRM

About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network with more than 2,800 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. Cruise Planners provides franchise owners with comprehensive training, award-winning marketing, and industry-leading technology, allowing them to be their own boss, work from anywhere, and travel the world. Cruise Planners and has been named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur every year since 2002. With a franchise fee of just $̶1̶0̶,̶9̶9̶5̶ $6,995* and virtually no overhead costs, it is one of the most affordable franchises to own.

WHY JOIN

  1. #1 ranked home-based travel franchise by Entrepreneur every year since 2002
  2. Comprehensive training and a personal business development coach to help you succeed
  3. Flexibility to work whenever and from wherever
  4. Instant credibility with American Express Travel affiliation
  5. Unparalleled marketing and technology to help you grow your business
  6. 100% ownership of your clients
  7. Highest commission levels


*The $4,000 franchise fee savings is only available for new franchise owners who purchase their franchise at the $10,995 initial franchise fee tier by June 31st, 2021.



Preferred Suppliers

Activies/excursions
  • Shore Excursions Group
  • Viator
Air consolidators
  • Centrav
Cruise lines
  • AmaWaterways
  • American Cruise Lines
  • American Queen Steamboat Company
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Azamara
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Holland America Cruise Lines
  • Hurtigruten
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Pearl Seas Cruises
  • PONANT Cruises & Expeditions
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Lines
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Star Clippers
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • U by Uniworld
  • Un-Cruise Adventures
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking Cruises
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Windstar Cruises
Hotels
  • Bedsonline
  • Belmond
  • Fairmont
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt
  • Marriott
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  • The Ritz-Carlton
Insurance
  • Allianz
Rail
  • AmTrak
  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Rail Europe
  • Rocky Mountaineer
Rental cars
  • Carey International
  • Embarque
Resorts
  • AMResorts
  • Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
  • Barcelo Hotel Group
  • Blue Diamond Resorts
  • Couples Resorts
  • Disneyland Resort Hotels
  • Hard Rock Hotels
  • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
  • Karisma Hotels & Resorts
  • Palace Resorts
  • Playa Hotels & Resorts
  • Red Carnation Hotels
  • RIU Hotels & Resorts
  • Sandals
  • Sandos Hotels & Resorts
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Tours
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Adventures by Disney
  • African Travel
  • American Airlines Vacations
  • AmTrak Vacations
  • Apple Leisure Group
  • Apple Vacations
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Blue Sky Tours
  • Brendan Vacations
  • CIE Tours International
  • Classic Vacations
  • Club Med
  • Collette
  • Contiki
  • Cosmos
  • Costsaver
  • Delta Vacations
  • Disney Destinations
  • Europe Express
  • Funjet Vacations
  • G Adventures
  • Globus Family of Brands
  • Golf Travel etc.
  • Goway
  • Homeric Tours
  • Insight Vacations
  • Journese
  • Kensington Tours
  • Luxury Gold
  • Monograms
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Railbookers
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Sceptre
  • Southwest Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • Travel Impressions
  • United Vacations
  • Vacation Express
  • Walt Disney Travel Company
  • Yankee Leisure Group