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Cruise Planners / American Express

  • Franchise Fee: $10,500
  • Royalty: 3% Sliding Scale - No Minimum
  • Cash Investment: $10,500
  • Total Investment: $10,500 - $10,500
  • Founded: 1994
  • Franchised: 1999

Own the cruise franchise ranked #1 in the industry for
10 years in a row and #34 in the world!

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

Cruise Planners/American Express 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/American Express?

It's a fact: people want to travel. The worldwide travel industry grossed almost 70 billion dollars in 2012 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.

The blue box

Americans have trusted the brand name American Express above all others in travel for over 150 years. We are an American Express Travel Service Representative Agency which lends instant credibility to our new franchise owners with a trusted, well-recognized brand.

Low investment

Our franchise is a low-investment, low-risk opportunity no inventory to buy, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no time clock, no mandatory monthly fees, and no more corporate America!

Cutting-edge technology

With our smart phone apps and back office access we help you build your business and you have control of your information right from the palm of your hand. You'll have your own website with unlimited pages search engine optimized and access to Google analytics.

Training and support

  • Award-winning marketing: With our smart phone apps and back office access we help you build your business and you have control of your information right from the palm of your hand. You'll have your own website with unlimited pages search engine optimized with access to Google analytics.
  • Top-notch training: Our 6-day training class in Ft. Lauderdale is hosted by one of the best training and development teams in the industry. Among our staff we have some of the most respected people in the travel profession here to support you! Training, hotel and meals are included with your franchise. Visit ships, supplier seminars and trade show, computer labs and much more.
  • Cruise Planners University: We've expanded our strong commitment to training and continuing education with our Cruise Planners University program. CPU is a total continuing education program just for our owners. Over 600 modules, videos and webinars are available to you for continued education at your pace.

  • We support you like family: We are a family business and you've joined a family of travel professionals when you buy a franchise with us. We have a home office staff of over 50 people whose sole responsibility is to ensure your success.

"We offer a business in a box for our new franchise owners. Even if you don't have experience in the travel industry, we can still make you successful if you have the desire and passion to succeed. From our award-winning marketing tools to our cutting-edge mobile technology, we have the franchise you can run from literally from anywhere" Michelle Fee, co-founder & CEO

Owner Testimonials

"After working as an operating room nurse for 20 years, I wanted to do something that would broaden my horizons and allow me to share my love of travel with others. With hard work and the exceptional training, marketing assistance and all round support from the home office, I am now a full-time, home-based travel professional. Joining the Cruise Planners family was the best career choice I've ever made!"
Joel Wilder, RN, MCC

"John and I have been with Cruise Planners for 11 years and we are amazed at the exciting vehicles they constantly create for us to market to our clients. Thanks to the Creative Center, the home office can send us just about any size ad that fits our advertising needs - quickly."
Ruth and John Shaw

"I've been a Cruise Planner for four and a half years. I had previously been in retail and have really enjoyed the flexibility, creativity and freedom of owning my own business. I love the support and relationships I have with other agents and the home office team - it's a strong family atmosphere that we all benefit from. I highly recommend joining because it's a great company and it's definitely changed my life. It is, after all, how I met my husband! And I think it will change others' lives as well."
Tammy Lackey

"Cruise Planners delivers. They have a solid reputation, welcoming family atmosphere and professional, personal service. From the first phone call our experience was golden. We knew immediately this was the right choice and their Corps Care program was an excellent final touch."
Crystal and Ric Rooney (Crystal served with the U.S. Air Force)

VETERANS

Cruise Planners/American Express offers a $1,000 discount to qualified military veterans.

FINANCING AVAILABLE

Cruise Planners/American Express offers in-house financing of up to 50% of the franchise fee over 12 months.

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