Support hours

9–5:30
9–7
9–7
9–7
9–5:30

Company Details

  • Founded
    1994
  • Host Type
    Host-Franchise Hybrid
  • Franchise
  • Currently Accepting
    Beginner Agents, Experienced Agents
  • Accepts Agents in
    USA
  • # of Contractors
    2,500
  • Annual Sales
    $545 million
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Business Attributes
    Woman-Owned (100%)
  • GDS
    Not Offered
  • Consortia
  • Accreditations
    CLIA, IATA
  • Members of
    ACTA, ASTA, ASTA-SBN, BBB, CLIA, IGLTA, PATH
  • Seller of Travel
    California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Washington
  • E&O Insurance Included
  • Focuses
    Adventure, Cruise, Disney, Groups, Leisure, Luxury, Ethnic, Honeymoon/DWs, FITs, Tours

Program Details

  • Ticketing Service for non-GDS Agents
  • Minimum Sales Requirement
    $50,000
  • Required to use Franchise Brand
  • Lead Program
  • Education Program
    Employee Training, IC Education, In-person, On-demand
  • Allows Sub-agents

Pricing & Commission

  • Military/Veteran discounts
  • Start Up Fee
    $0–$10,995
  • Location requirement
    Storefront, Home-based
  • Annual Fee
    $0–$2,000
  • Commission Split Range
  • Frequency of Commission Payments
    Every Two Weeks
  • Method of Payment
    Direct Deposit

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
    Online Booking Tool
  • CRM

About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network with more than 2,500 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 has been named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur 18 years in a row. 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. Unparalleled marketing and technology to help you grow your business
  2. 100% ownership of your clients
  3. Highest commission levels
  4. #1 ranked home-based travel franchise by Entrepreneur 18 years in a row
  5. Comprehensive training and a personal business development coach to help you succeed
  6. Flexibility to work whenever and from wherever

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
  • Costa 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
  • Intercontinental
  • 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
  • Alexander + Roberts
  • 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