Cruise Planners/American Express

Cruise Planners/American Express Franchise
Own the cruise travel franchise ranked #1.
Ranked number 51 overall on the 2011 Entrepreneur Franchise 500, and ranked #1 for the 8th straight year in the travel category. Cruise Planners franchisees earn instant credibility as they are an American Express Travel Service Representative agency. Did you know you could own a franchise business you actually enjoy working? You can love what you do. Cruise Planners is a low-investment business opportunity which yields high returns with no travel experience required. Our home-based business model has a family of over 725 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately-owned, nationally-recognized and continually-awarded cruise selling agencies in the country.

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.

Did you know a cruise vacation is an incredible value?
It's a fact: People want to travel. Studies find almost 34 million Americans plan on cruising in the next three years. And the cruise lines will be introducing 26 new ships into the waters at the same time. We will need travel agents now more than ever. It's time you joined a recession-resistant industry.

We offer unique benefits to our franchise owners.

  • Highest commission levels in the industry
  • Turn-key, award winning marketing and advertising programs
  • Lead generation and website programs
  • Enormous buying power and group inventory
  • CPU — our continuous training program
  • Proprietary accounting and customer management software
  • Dedicated support staff

We chose entrepreneurship:
"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 around 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 other's lives as well." ~ Tammy Lackey

"This remarkable company rose to the challenge and achieved a ranking as #1 in category of home-based franchises. With vision, commitment and a steadfast determination, they have truly made a difference." ~ Entrepreneur magazine

Stop dreaming. Start planning.
At Cruise Planners/American Express, we're anchored in your success. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cruise Planners' family. We have the team, the talent and the dedication to help you succeed. And we firmly believe your success is our success.

Support & Training

Cruise Planners/American Express

  • Financial Assistance Provided: No
  • Site Selection Assistance: No
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
  • Recruiting Assistance: No
  • Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
  • Training: Cruise Planners University We've expanded our strong commitment to training and continuing education with the launch of our Cruise Planners University program. CPU is a total continuing education program just for Cruise Planners. You'll find CPU opportunities at our annual convention, regular seminars at sea, webinars and our franchise training program.

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