Create the work-life balance you desire as a home-based travel business owner.

Discover your passion…create the work-life balance you desire and create dream vacations for your clients! Our flexible work-from-anywhere environment and the excitement of the travel industry appeals to just about everyone from stay-at-home parents, military veterans or spouses, millennials, baby boomers and more. Plus, as a virtual franchise if you need to move across state lines it is possible to take your franchise with you and retain your client base. Owning a cruise franchise is the perfect opportunity to explore a low-cost, low-investment, low-risk business with tremendous rewards!

Interested in Franchise Ownership?

Request a Consultation

CruiseOne Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


CruiseOne / Dream Vacations is ranked in the top 3% among more than 4,000 operating franchise systems worldwide.

Celebrating 23 years in business, CruiseOne / Dream Vacations has grown to 1000 franchise owners. As part of World Travel Holdings, we are the world's largest seller of cruise vacations. We maintain the position as the premier vacation supplier providing millions of people access to the world's most fascinating destinations.

As a franchise owner with CruiseOne / Dream Vacations you'll receive:

- Full weeklong initial training at company headquarters, and ongoing education opportunities in-person and through our award-winning robust online learning management system
- Award-winning marketing & lead generation programs
- Business Development team located on the ground in your region
- Innovative web-based business tools
- Complete around-the-clock support from a dedicated HQ team
- Exclusive vacation offers for customers that can't be found anywhere else

Company Details

Established: 1991
First Unit Franchised: 1992
Franchised Units: 1,000
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All 50
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By CruiseOne

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Full Training Provided - No Prior Travel Experience Required

Are you concerned that you haven't worked in the travel industry before? Don't be. 95% of our franchisees have no prior travel industry experience; however, we have in-depth and award-winning training and education programs which make our franchisees among the most knowledgeable in the industry. After signing your contract, you get started with our systematic approach for success during a 6-day initial training course, which takes place every month at our world headquarters so you can start operating your travel franchise right away. The learning doesn't stop here; we place a strong focus on your continued success with ongoing educational opportunities available 24/7.

In-Depth Initial Training: Our 6-day initial training takes place at our state-of-the-art Learning Center located at our world headquarters, just minutes from two of the world's largest cruise ports.
Our expert training team educates you on the core components of the travel business while focusing on operational tools and strategic planning to ensure your business success.
All training classes tour cruise ships, meet industry executives and attend an intimate tradeshow with our travel suppliers.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a CruiseOne Franchise.

What does a CruiseOne Franchise Cost?

CruiseOne franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $9,800
Total Investment: $9,800
Minimum Net Worth: $9,800
Franchise Fee: ?$9,800
Royalty: 3%
Ad: 0.25%
Average Number of Employees: 90
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount Yes

Special Discount Programs: VetFran, we offer 20% off the initial franchise fee for veterans. Once a franchisee, we offer them to recruit 1 veteran or military spouse associate free of charge, all others will be offered at 50% off. ?30% of our franchise owners are U.S. veterans and we've received many veteran-friendly awards.

Is CruiseOne a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. CruiseOne 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 CruiseOne a Home Based franchise?

Yes. CruiseOne is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do CruiseOne Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much CruiseOne franchisees make. CruiseOne offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is CruiseOne a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. CruiseOne is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does CruiseOne Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. CruiseOne franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does CruiseOne Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. CruiseOne franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is CruiseOne Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. CruiseOne franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is CruiseOne Looking for International franchisees?

No. CruiseOne franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Advertising & Marketing, Travel, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

Less than $25,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


CruiseOne Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing CruiseOne franchises for sale. We may have CruiseOne franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is an internationally recognized membership-based franchise organization. IFPG Franchise Consultants guide aspiring business owners through the process of identifying and investing in franchise businesses. The IFPG represents more than 550 franchises. We do not represent all franchises listed here. By clicking on "Request a Consultation," you are agreeing to be contacted by one of our Certified Franchise Consultants to discuss franchise ownership.

About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.