Cruise One Travel Franchise Review

Cruise One is one of the largest cruise travel retailers in the nation, and with it’s affiliation with World Travel Holdings, has become the largest seller of cruise vacations. With a franchise fee of anywhere from $9800 to $25,000(financing is available), the franchisee will become a member of the #1 ranked Travel Agency Franchise by Dun & Bradstreet’s Allbusiness Allstar Franchises. And a franchise that has also been recognized by Entrepeneur Magazines “top 500″ since 1998.

With your franchise fee, franchise owners will receive turn-key, personalized marketing programs. These marketing strategies include customized direct mail to cruise line co-ops, along with public relations initiatives to support your brand. Fairly vague. It is clear that the franchisee must assume the majority of the marketing onus to insure branding of their name.

As far as corporate support, the company provides a “boot camp” style training program to jump start your business. They provide on land and at sea training as well. They even have a mentoring program where you will be matched up with another franchise owner to share ideas. When it comes to the technological side of the business, customized websites, proprietary reservation systems and private itranet are provided.