Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners-American Express Travel is a low investment business opportunity which yields high returns and no travel experience required. We are full service travel, not just cruises.

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Cruise Planners


Cruise Planners Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Own the cruise franchise ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in the industry for 11 years in a row and #19 in the world!

Did you know you could own a franchise business you actually enjoy working?

Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative?is a low-cost franchise opportunity which yields high returns and requires no travel experience. Our home-based business model is a family of over 900 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded travel franchises in the country.

Why choose Cruise Planners?

It's a fact:?people want to travel. The worldwide travel industry grossed almost 70 billion dollars in 2013 and over 34 million Americans plan to cruise over the next 3 years. Isn't it time you joined a recession-resistant industry?

Unique benefits for our franchise owners:

  • Full service travel provider, not just cruises.
  • Multiple revenue streams.
  • Highest commission levels in the industry.
  • Turnkey, award-winning marketing and advertising programs.
  • Free direct mail programs.
  • Free social media interactive pages.
  • State-of-the-art technology and mobile tools that allow you to run your business from the palm of your hand.
  • Consumer mobile apps for smart phones and tablets.
  • Enormous buying power and group inventory.
  • On-demand virtual training programs offering over 600 modules, videos and webinars for continued education.
  • Proprietary accounting and customer management web-based software.
  • One-on-one coaching and development.

Company Details

Established: 1994
First Unit Franchised: 1999
Franchised Units: 2,500+
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: All - U.S. only, we do not franchise internationally

Support and Training Offered By Cruise Planners

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: 6 day training in Ft. Lauderdale included in franchise fee. Also included is hotel, meals, $500 airfare credit for 1 coach ticket.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cruise Planners Franchise.

What does a Cruise Planners Franchise Cost?

Cruise Planners franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $1,000
Total Investment: $695 - $15,000
Franchise Fee: $6,995
Royalty: 3% but declines as volume increases
Ad: 0
Average Number of Employees: Owner/Operator
Passive Ownership: Yes 
Home Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes - Veterans, police officers, fire fighters - Up to a $3,000 value discount package including $1,000 cash discount off franchise fee, Additional $500 marketing credit, 2nd person can attend training for free ($995 value), 3 months free website hosting ($180 value)

Is Cruise Planners a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cruise Planners is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cruise Planners a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Cruise Planners is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cruise Planners Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Cruise Planners does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Cruise Planners a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Cruise Planners is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Cruise Planners Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cruise Planners franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Cruise Planners Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Cruise Planners franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Cruise Planners Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cruise Planners franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cruise Planners Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cruise Planners franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Travel, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

Less than $25,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Cruise Planners Franchises for Sale

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