Expedia Cruises Franchise

Travel Agency

Join North America's Top Retail Travel Agency Franchise

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is North America's largest retail travel agency franchise and a leading seller of cruise travel. Build equity and enjoy a great lifestyle with our proven franchise model with 30 years of success.
Have you imagined pursuing your passion, working with the most recognized name in travel and actually owning the business? Well now you can. With an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise, you can enjoy a great lifestyle as the owner of a retail travel agency franchise, backed by the most recognized brand in travel. As a full service travel agency that specializes in cruises, your Expedia CruiseShipCenters location will offer travelers in your community a wide range of travel products along with outstanding service and Expedia prices.
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Booming Industry
People love to cruise which is why 27.2 Million cruisers are expected to set sail in 2018. To meet the growing demand for this high value vacation, cruise lines continue to invest billions, with 97 new ships planned to enter the market between now and 2026. Fueled by the baby boomer generation and an increasing appeal to younger travelers, cruising enjoys the highest satisfaction rate of any vacation and has an extremely high repeat rate. There’s never been a better time to capitalize on this growing industry with an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise.
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Growing Demand for Cruise Expertise
Today’s cruisers are overwhelmed with information and options. With a growing number of ships, staterooms and destinations to choose from, travelers are looking for expert, in-person advice from a trusted professional. That’s why 82% of cruisers tend to book through a travel agent according to Cruise Lines International Association. Plus, with hotels, flights and shore excursions required to complete the vacation experience, your earning potential as an 
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Part of the #1 Brand in Travel
With an 
Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise, you can own a retail travel agency connected to your community - backed by the largest travel brand in the world. As part of Expedia Inc., a $88 Billion company, you can offer your customers a trustworthy brand and the best choice and prices, in addition to the personal service and advice they expect from a locally owned and operated business. With the most recognized brand in travel on your door, you’ll attract new customers and build market share in your protected market area.

Track Record of Success
For more than two decades, our sales have grown more than 11% a year on average - three times the rate of the cruise industry overall. Now a market leader, our network includes over 250 independently owned franchises who support over 5,000 Vacation Consultants across North America. Our continued success and outstanding franchisee support has earned us recognition as a top-ranked franchise year after year. By joining the 
Expedia CruiseShipCenters family, you can leverage 30 years of experience while also enjoying the true benefits of owning your own business.
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Proven Franchise Model
A manageable initial investment enables you to support a large number of commission-based Independent Contractors who will sell travel from your store or their home office. With no limit on team size, you can continuously grow your team and your business as large as your dreams. The initial and ongoing support provided by our 125+ corporate team will help you build out your store and keep you on track to meet your business goals every step of the way.

More Information
If you’re a proactive, outgoing leader who wants to build a profitable business in the exciting travel industry, find out more about Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise opportunities in your area by submitting an information request. You will immediately begin the first phase of our franchise discovery process with access to our interactive virtual brochure that will allow you to explore the details of our marketing, technology and support at your own pace. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you discover how you can build wealth, equity and the life you’ve been dreaming of with an Expedia Franchise.

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Financing Options:
Expedia CruiseShipCenters is an SBA approved franchise, ask us how you can leverage your retirement funds to finance your franchise. 

Veteran Incentives  15% off franchise fee
“I have always dreamed of owning my own business and had extensive experience in corporate America. The support of the Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise system allows me to capitalize on my experience while taking advantage of a proven system. I'm not left to re-invent the wheel." Jon Harvill Birmingham, Alabama -  Franchise Owner
“The idea of a big digital company also doing brick-and-mortar locations to appeal to every segment of the market was attractive to me and I felt that it was very forward-looking. Expedia is a household name that has instant credibility and instant familiarity with our customers. That is a big differentiator from most of our competitors who don’t have a big brand for people to connect with.”Chris Meyer Orange County, California - Franchise Owner

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

Hall of Fame Inductee

Franchise Business Review

Top 50 Franchise

Entrepreneur Magazine

#399 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

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How much does it cost to open a Expedia Cruises Franchise?

The investment required to open a Expedia Cruises Franchise is between $169,950-$299,645. There is an initial franchise fee of $39,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Expedia Cruises name.

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When did the first Expedia Cruises open? 1987
When did Expedia Cruises start Franchising? 1987

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee N/A Yes
Startup Costs N/A Yes
Equipment N/A Yes
Inventory N/A Yes
Accounts Receivable N/A Yes
Payroll N/A Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): SBA approved franchise

Other Financing Source(s): Veterans and First Responders receive a 15% discount on the Franchise Fee.

Expedia CruiseShipCenters' in-depth training will give you the knowledge you need to succeed in all core business areas from marketing to operations. The annual National Conference and quarterly "ANCHOR" Meetings are exclusive Franchise Partner events where you can be challenged and inspired by keynote speakers, participate in workshops, and meet with other Franchise Partners to share your experience.

On-The-Job Training: 96+ hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Business Experience:
Minimum Cash Required: $100,000 Minimum Net Worth Required: $300,000 "People that would be team leaders. Our franchise partners... recruit, train, mentor and motivate a commission-based sales team. So, the larger their team, the better trained and coached they are, the more successful they will be." -Jeff Warkentin, franchise sales manager

A proactive, outgoing leader who wants to build a profitable business in the exciting travel industry,

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Expedia Cruises Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Expedia Cruises

Expedia Cruises

900 - 1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3X1


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