Expedia Cruises

Expedia Cruises Franchise Partners own and operate a retail travel agency that's connected to their local community - backed by the most recognized travel brand in the world.

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Expedia Cruises


Expedia Cruises Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


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Expedia CruiseShipCenters is the only franchise that leverages the most recognized brand in travel in a local retail business, providing franchisees with instant buying power and instant credibility.

Big Opportunity in a Booming Industry
With more than 130 new cruise ships launching by 2027, cruise lines will be coming to us to fill their ships because 70% of all cruises are still booked through travel agents, not websites.

Infinitely Scalable
A single Expedia CruiseShipCenters location can continuously grow by recruiting and supporting additional Independent Contractors paid on commission only. There are no limits on team size.

Proven Model
With continuous growth for more than 30 years, the Expedia CruiseShipCenters model has successfully helped Franchise Partners earn income and build equity in a business they're passionate about.

Company Details

Established: 1987
Franchised Units: 255+
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Available territories in USA/CANADA:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Canada Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Expedia Cruises

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: Initial Training takes 4-9 months concurrently with store build-out. Franchise owners will first learn how to sell travel as an agent, before attending our 5 day Cruise Management Academy training in Vancouver, BC, which will focus on business management and team leadership. Two dedicated StartUp Managers at corporate office will guide new franchise owners through Center build-out and training with weekly check-in calls.

Sales Leadership Support - Since building a large team of agents is so important to the success of our franchisees, we provide comprehensive training for our Franchise Partners to help them recruit, coach and motivate their Vacation Consultants to sales success.

Systems Support - Our proven network marketing strategy is built to create Customers For Life. Print marketing programs are highly subsidized by our cruise line partners and are designed and distributed on behalf of franchisees. Our proprietary, web-based CRM platform, Partner Central is the most powerful in the industry and is continuously improved with $1.5 to 2 Million reinvested in the system each year.

On-going Support will come from our 100+ Corporate Support team and a dedicated Franchise Performance Coach who will help them set goals for their business and check-in regularly with calls and field visits. Program specialists in key areas like marketing and recruitment are available to coach franchisees in aspects of the business that are most critical to their success. Mandatory meetings for all franchisees are held bi-annually, including our annual National Conference aboard a cruise.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Expedia Cruises Franchise.

What does a Expedia Cruises Franchise Cost?

Expedia Cruises franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $167,250 - $292,245
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $39,000
Royalty: 9%
Average Number of Employees: 20
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veterans Discount: Yes

Is Expedia Cruises a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Expedia Cruises is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Expedia Cruises a Home Based franchise?

No. Expedia Cruises is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Expedia Cruises Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Expedia Cruises a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Expedia Cruises is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Expedia Cruises Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Expedia Cruises franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Expedia Cruises Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Expedia Cruises Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Expedia Cruises franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Expedia Cruises Looking for International franchisees?

No. Expedia Cruises franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Expedia Cruises's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Retail, Travel, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Expedia Cruises Franchises for Sale

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

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