I started in the business with another franchise for six years. After three years, I realized that I needed more support with a better booking system and website. I researched and compared many other host agencies and franchises and I finally decided on CruiseOne, because CruiseOne has it all. I also got a recommendation from another CruiseOne franchise owner who made the move to CruiseOne. Once I switched to CruiseOne, I regretted that I had not done it earlier, everything is better. I am really happy with CruiseOne.
We have so much to be thankful for in our choice to go with CruiseOne and in the support we have received from everyone at headquarters. We were honored to be interviewed by the media and to gain exposure for our franchise and for CruiseOne. Additionally, we are deeply grateful to Vicki Freed of Royal Caribbean, for her ongoing encouragement and support of us. We look forward to growing our business and becoming successful contributors to the CruiseOne family.
I spent a decade working for an airline. After 9/11, I accepted a severance package and founded a PR firm. Over the past few years, I’ve been yearning to get back into the travel business. When my husband and I recently took a cruise, I was hooked! I researched extensively for a business model that would let me continue running my PR firm while rediscovering my passion for travel. CruiseOne consistently surfaced as the top choice. Today, I am a CruiseOne Franchise Owner having the time of my life!
In the four years I have been a franchise owner, I can’t tell you how pleased I have been with CruiseOne. From the very beginning, everyone at headquarters was transparent about everything and has been nothing but totally supportive of me as a business owner. I would like to particularly highlight the Support Services team since they are always very positive and helpful, even when I have had some confusing and difficult situations to work through. At the same time, the Training Team was also invaluable in getting me and other owners like me started on the right path. In both cases, everyone I have ever dealt with has been positive, friendly, upbeat and supportive at all times. For these reasons, I would surely purchase this particular franchise if I had it to do all over again.
I was working the tough streets of Orlando as a Deputy Sheriff. I worked 12-13 hour shifts, eight days a week. I became interested in cruising and after taking my first cruise I was hooked. I began to organize group cruises for friends and family through a travel agent. One day I said I am doing all the work – Why don’t I start my own travel company? I started part time while still working as a Law Enforcement Officer and eventually realized the commitment was too much and decided to leave my 30 year career for an easier paced profession. After five years as an agent, I have enjoyed endless travel to destinations I never thought possible. I went from wearing a vest and carrying a gun, to wearing a back pack and carrying a passport. Although at the time I enjoyed Law Enforcement, I have never looked back and enjoy my new life to the fullest.
Owning a CruiseOne travel franchise affords me the flexibility to set my own hours to revolve around my class schedule, and will give me real-world experience when I start pursuing my business degree next year at the University of Houston. I think being a younger owner will offer my clients a fresh perspective on vacations for a younger crowd and multi-generational groups. My parents are entrepreneurs and along with my business teacher, they encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I didn’t think I was going to get this far, but when I began researching business ideas and came across CruiseOne, everything clicked into place. It fit my personal love for travel, and by budget.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (December 5, 2013) - CruiseOne®, the nation’s leading cruise retailer as part of World Travel Holdings and the only travel franchise to offer a team dedicated to providing local marketing support to its franchise owners, announced that it is now covering more than 60 percent of...
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 15, 2013) – More than 750 vacation specialists from across the country, including CruiseOne® franchisees, joined together from Sept. 29 – Oct. 6 for a National Conference onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. With a theme of “Collaboration,...