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Dream Vacations

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(4.8)
(109 reviews)
1201 W Cypress Creek Rd. Ste 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 30339, United States
888-272-4896

Host Agency Information

In Business Since
1991
Average Yearly Sales Volume
$100 - $199 Million
Number of Independent Agents
500 and Above
Program for New Agent Training
Yes
Education Programs for Agents
Yes
Are Leads Offered for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer an Accounting System for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer a CRM Program for Agents?
Yes
Is Air Ticketing Available for Agents?
No
Is a GDS Offered for Agents?
Yes (GDS Name: Our Own Proprietary Software & Agency Tools)
Is a Website Building Tool or Website Available for Agents?
Yes
Are Marketing Tools and Assets Available for Agents?
Yes
Is Booking Technology Available for Agents?
Yes
Consortia Membership(s)
No Consortia Memberships
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, CLIA, IATA, IATAN
Is Hosting Available for International Agents (Outside of the United States)?
No

Program Information and Media

Information About Company / Programs and Structure for Independent Agents

Since 1992 Dream Vacations has been America’s best home-based travel Franchise. As an ever-growing community of over 1,800 entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to you as a travel enthusiast and entrepreneur because your success is our success. As part of the World Travel Holding family, our business owners benefit from our partnerships with hundreds of resorts, tour operators, and every major cruise line to obtain exclusive promotions for their clients. We provide unmatched support, trailblazing technology, and marketing tools that allow you to grow your business and achieve your goals. Join the Dream vacations family and make your dreams your reality.

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Additional Media and Information

Our reputation as the best travel agency franchise opportunity comes from our family of business owners that share our passion for customer excellence and from Industry leaders like Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Franchise Business Review, and Military Times that have recognized us year after year for our value proposition, marketing programs, and military-friendly business model.

Our dedicated marketing team works on your behalf to achieve maximum exposure for your business with key-turning lead generation and award-winning programs. As part of our technology, you are provided with all the operation tools, such as Cruise Control, our comprehensive 3-1 customer relationship management software, that helps you grow and operate your business from anywhere with an internet connection. You will also receive training and ongoing education from our expert training team, who provide in-person or virtually 24/7 on-demand educational opportunities. Also, you can choose to attend regional trainings and immersive summits that are held multiple times throughout the year, these events provide you the opportunity to learn and network with industry leaders and other franchise owners.

 

 

Reviews For Dream Vacations

  • Eric Piatt
    Our franchise support is simply amazing.
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  • Kent Egenberger
    Dream Vacations and the WTH team have been excellent partners throughout our 4 years as Travel Advisors.
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  • David Bryant
    Great to work with
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  • Clifford Ross
    Dream Vacations has exceeded our expectations. I would gladly recommend Dream Vacations to anyone looking to buy a franchise.
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  • Alan Feuerman
    Excellent support
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  • Alan Feuerman
    Excellent support. Events foster the feeling of being part of a big family.
    (5.00)
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  • Debbie Logar
    I joined Dream Vacations as an associate and was so happy with the support and tools provided that after less than a year I bought my own Franchise. Not only do you have the support ...
    (5.00)
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  • Tammy Doucette
    Overall I am trilled to be part of this network. I own my business and I have a lot of flexibility to operate it as I see fit - But I am not alone! I have a network of operational support ...
    (4.00)
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  • Stephen Walker
    Great Host Agency, excellent support, top commissions
    (5.00)
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  • Megan Rucks
    I love Dream Vacations!
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  • Danielle McDermott
    Dream Vacations has been great to work with. I have learned alot the past few years and continue to learn and have met so many great advisors as well.
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  • Melissa Smithey
    I did a ton of research when choosing my host agency. Dream Vacations is great! I've never regretted my decision to purchase a Dream Vacations franchise.
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  • Vivian M Webb
    I made the right choice in choosing this Host Agency, 32 years ago. My customers, and myself, feel safe and comfortable when making travel choices..
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  • Karen Hanrahan
    We started with Dream Vacations a little over a year ago and our experience has been fantastic! The support from both the team and fellow franchise owners is amazing! They are there to help ...
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  • Megan Roberts
    As a franchise owner with Dream Vacations for almost 2 years, I am very happy with my choice to invest in a business venture with this company. There is continuous support and opportunity ...
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  • Andrea Shoemaker
    Dream Vacations has been a wonderful host agency. They provide all the resources and training I need to be successful in my career as a vacation specialist. Highly recommended choosing ...
    (5.00)
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  • Nadia Rios
    My journey with Dream Vacations has been more than I could ever imagine. The support is wonderful, the training & communication is incredible. This has been the best decision for me.
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  • Jennifer Zur
    I am an associate with a wonderful Dream Vacations franchisee and it has been a great experience for me. Lots of support and marketing ideas and I feel I am better able to give my clients ...
    (5.00)
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  • Kevin Novak
    When you join Dream Vacations, you're not just another franchise owner; you're part of a big, vibrant family. From the moment you step into this world, you are embraced with open arms in a ...
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  • Lisa Moore
    Customer Service is always ready to answer your questions. Great group of people in the Franchise ready to help and give advise.
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  • JoAnne Michaud
    Dream Vacations offers great support, has an excellent training department, and great marketing resources. The greatest areas of opportunity are around the host agency keeping a very high ...
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  • JoAnne Michaud
    The host agency keeps a very high percentage of commission and doesn't differentiate between solo operators and multi-agent operations in their commission or incentive structtures.
    (4.00)
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  • Alysha klein
    I am very happy with my decision to Join the Dream Vacations family as a franchise owner! The support that is given is incredible. The Hq team is always taking things to the next level and ...
    (5.00)
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  • Bryan Swain
    Having started right as the pandemic hit, I was very impressed with the support offered and sense of community fostered through our network. The training resources offered by Dream ...
    (5.00)
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  • Gladys Amores
    Great job on training the franchisees, fantastic customer service and IT support, going ahead on applying new technology to our platforms
    (5.00)
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  • Clifford Ross
    I am very impressed with my investment in Dream Vacations. They are very good to work with and have excellent support.
    (5.00)
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  • Bob Dieterich
    Dream Vacations is simply a 'Dream" fo work with and be a part of. Everything from home office support, to training, marketing and the back office tools you need to support and manage your ...
    (5.00)
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  • Patricia A Ryel
    Company with very good support staff, marketing programs & technology advances on going. As a franchise owner, I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful company.
    (5.00)
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  • Alan Feuerman
    Great support. Excellent commission structure. Wonderful events to develop relationships with suppliers and meet other franchise owners.
    (5.00)
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  • Cathy Croft
    Dream Vacations has been wonderful to me.
    (5.00)
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  • Steve Farnham
    Dream Vacations offers tremendous support. They have really stepped up their marketing support, offering cutting edge products. Management is dedicated to doing everything they can to ...
    (5.00)
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  • Nancy Shirey
    They are supportive, offer a multitude of training with leading edge insight and a very approachable management team.
    (4.00)
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  • Sherri Smith
    Training and support for new agents is very good.
    (5.00)
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  • Kelly Davis-Collins
    I just started my Franchise with Dream Vacations, I am amazed at the training, marketing, and support I have received so far. Looking forward to my future with Dram Vacations!
    (5.00)
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  • MARY WALSH
    Dream Vacations is one big happy family. Everyone always helps out everyone. Super Training and support
    (5.00)
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  • Alan Feuerman
    Dream Vacations is an excellent host agency. Their royalty fees are lower than most host agencies at only 3%. Their events help you connect with headquarters and other franchise owners ...
    (5.00)
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  • Bryan Swain
    Dream Vacations has been a wonderful host. Their training program has been incredible for me as a new agent and they were incredibly supportive during Covid.
    (5.00)
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  • Warren Porter
    It's a pleasure to work with Dream Vacations to build my business!
    (5.00)
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  • Lenka Tracy
    Great company that feels like family! It's great to work with other people who share the same passion for travel, and everyone is dedicated and helpful. Amazing Support system and training.
    (5.00)
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  • Jenny Hartwig
    I love my host agency
    (5.00)
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  • Amber Heath
    I love working with Dream Vacations! They provide so much support, From online training, regional trainings, quarterly contest giveaways for clients and social media marketing help. ...
    (5.00)
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  • Laurie Shuss
    When we were deciding on a retirement business, we realized that Dream Vacations was the perfect choice for us. We liked their business model and the training is fabulous. They told us we ...
    (5.00)
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  • Amy Madson
    We have award-winning technology, exclusive supplier offers, some fully-funded marketing programs, and a support team that is all about helping each of us become our own version of ...
    (5.00)
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  • Bill Schneider
    I have been with WTH since I started as an independent agent At Cruises Inc. This is a wonderful organization to grow my travel business with. As I approach the end of my first contract ...
    (5.00)
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  • Joy Teet
    Ray and I have been with Dream Vacations since its inception, having been CruiseOne since 2011. We truly are happy with our decision. We love promoting travel and guiding our guests to ...
    (5.00)
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  • Herbert Sauer
    I researched several host agency travel companies prior to Dream Vacations. I wanted excellent support from a host agency so that helped reduce the number of potential companies. After ...
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  • Mary Jo Griseuk
    Dream Vacations/Cruise One is always there to support me and gets back to you quickly always to do whatever it takes to work through the issue. Education and support second to none. Highly ...
    (4.00)
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  • Marcia DeWitt
    Love this company. Stay on top of industry information and education,
    (5.00)
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  • Kathy Shearer
    I started in 2014 and through the changes many improvements have been made especially with support towards the franchise owners
    (5.00)
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  • Michael Brown
    Antiquated software is the biggest drawback. Efforts are in place to get our systems at least close to current standards. The sad state of software systems was my biggest ...
    (4.00)
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  • Annie
    With daily email updates, agents stay informed with everything happening in our industry.
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  • Shalyce Huff
    Xstream Travel is awesome! I love that they always pay commission early!
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  • Gary E. Smith, MBA, CB, ECCS
    As the top producing franchise for several years I can honestly say that we would not have gotten here if not for the support of our headquarters team and the parent company World Travel ...
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  • Peggy Rosenthal
    Purchasing a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise was a great decision. The marketing materials, volume pricing and operational support are all things I could not have independently taken ...
    (4.80)
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  • Mara Hargarther
    I have been with this company for over ten years. I am valued, appreciated and I feel as though I am with an organization that respects and relates to its members. Integrity and financial ...
    (5.00)
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  • Darci Upham
    I'm in my 11th year with CruiseOne and I've never questioned my decision to purchase this franchise. I did my homework when choosing a company to work with, speaking with many companies ...
    (5.00)
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  • Monica Calenda
    I couldn't been happier with my decision. I am part of the most amazing team!
    (4.60)
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  • Dawn Warner, ACC
    I selected CruiseOne after researching several host agencies. I spoke directly with all of the host agencies present at the Cruise360 conference in 2014. I took copious notes for comparison ...
    (4.60)
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  • Robert Ryan
    We researched several host agencies prior to choosing CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. What set them apart was the power of the World Travel Holdings family of companies, the service and response ...
    (4.90)
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  • Chet & Pat Estridge
    Our experience has been both as an Independent Vacation Specialist for Cruises Inc. and now as franchise owners of a Dream Vacations Agency – “Pat’s Cruise and Travel”; both of ...
    (4.90)
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  • Trapper Martin
    Just rounding my 5th year with this great company. The ongoing level of support is great for those that will need it. Most importantly it is a very nurturing environment to be in with the ...
    (5.00)
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  • Karen Quinn-Panzer
    Being a part of the Dream Vacations/Cruise One family of agents is a great value proposition. Large enough to have clout in the industry but small enough to treat you like part of a ...
    (4.90)
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  • Aggie Batista
    I LOVE Dream Vacations, a CruiseOne company. From day 1 I have received nothing but amazing support from each department. Each department is so well organized to assist in each part of the ...
    (5.00)
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  • Michael Brown
    Entering the travel industry as a complete outsider, my support needs have been greater than many other new franchisees. First as a CruiseOne owner and now operating as a Dream Vacations ...
    (4.80)
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  • Ellen Overcast
    I purchased my franchise in June of 2010 and am only sorry I did not do this sooner! I began as CruiseOne but have converted to the Dream Vacation brand. Both offer the same amazing ...
    (5.00)
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  • George Owens
    I am Very Grateful to be Part of this Organization. The Whole Staff is Totally Focused on Our Success. They Are Quick to assist in all phases of the Process.
    (4.50)
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  • Ariana
    Since opening up our Dream Vacations franchise we've had exceptional service from headquarters.
    (5.00)
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  • Alicia Geiger
    CruiseOne / Dream Vacations is very attentive to your needs as travel agency owner. Amazing support services with a great corporate team that feels like family.
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  • Christy Scannell
    If you have the chops to run a travel agency, I can't imagine why you would not choose Dream Vacations. The support and operations components are excellent (always some room for improvement ...
    (4.80)
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  • Rhonda Winchell
    I worked in corporate environments most of my career. This is the first experience I've had where ALL of the executives and management are authentic, trustworthy, and committed to my ...
    (4.70)
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  • Joanie Oliverio
    We've been in business for a little over a year, and this was the best business decision we ever made. I've been able to get my sales to the point where this past spring I could leave my ...
    (4.50)
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  • Lainey Melnick
    I have been a franchisee with CruiseOne/Dream Vacations for 5 years. It was the best decision I have ever made. While I work from home, and can work from anywhere with an internet or phone ...
    (5.00)
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  • Myrna Reyes
    This host agency really makes an effort to make the travel agent more competitive. They do this with yearly promotions, exclusive offers, availability of group space and so much more. Not ...
    (5.00)
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  • Christopher Schubert
    CruiseOne/Dream Vacations has been a great host agency with marketing opportunities, training and support.
    (4.90)
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  • Chris Caulfield
    I just passed my three year anniversary with CruiseOne and I have not regretted my decision once. The staff at HQ are the best. Starts with training and then tons of support after ...
    (5.00)
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  • Lucinda Belden
    If I had to choose a host agency, I would select CruiseOne again.
    (4.70)
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  • Carol Nunnery
    I purchased my travel franchise one year ago this month. Every step in the process was flawless. My recruiter was knowledgeable and available as I went through the acquisition process. ...
    (5.00)
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  • Jeff Leach
    Cruise One/Dream Vacation provides the ultimate support and the IT is always on the cutting edge. Our personalized website is the best in the business.
    (5.00)
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  • Rhonda Day
    Joining the CruiseOne, Dream Vacations franchise network is one of the best decisions I've ever made! The headquarters team, up to the CEO are all very supportive. There is a family-type ...
    (5.00)
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  • David Betlejewski
    I couldn't possibly be happier with CruiseOne. This is a tremendously supportive organization that is always there to help and always happy to provide that help.
    (5.00)
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  • Jen Cron
    As someone who is brand new to the travel industry, I feel like CruiseOne has delivered on all the support that was promised. Everyone at HQ seems genuinely willing to help and invested in ...
    (4.90)
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  • Tony Prohaska
    As the franchising component of World Travel Holdings, CruiseOne is able to provide their travel agency owners with top-notch access to and partnership with the leading cruise brands in the ...
    (4.70)
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  • Wendi C
    Fantastic group of people who work hard to make sure we all can be successful as possible. Great support.
    (4.70)
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  • Debbie Orton
    I have been with CruiseOne for over 13 years and they have continued to improve. I appreciate all the support they give us and feel they are an awesome company to be linked up with.
    (5.00)
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  • Jason Armstrong
    I appreciate the support and resources I have access to at CruiseOne
    (4.90)
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  • Will Gott
    I spend a great deal of time looking at other travel agency options, from host agencies to franchise to independently. With some background in Franchising, I knew the franchise was the ...
    (4.90)
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  • Richard Pilatsky
    Cruise One and Cruises Inc., divisions of World Travel Holdings, is a great agency with which to do business. Their training and support are wonderful, and they market extensively, with ...
    (5.00)
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  • Sylvia Proctor
    Great agency to work with as well as a great support staff.
    (5.00)
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  • Tom Kogel
    In our first year, we are happy with the training, support and operational support Cruise One has provided.
    (4.70)
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  • Sharon Savage
    They are an excellent company to work with. The support staff is helpful and friendly. There are many marketing opportunities to take advantage of. The leadership team is energized and ...
    (5.00)
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  • Richelle Punch
    Great company to work for!!
    (4.90)
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  • Eddie Fresneda
    I find CruiseOne a great company to work with. They are supportive in every aspect of the program and have an excellent training dept.
    (5.00)
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  • Debby Corwin
    I've been very pleased with the price I paid for this franchise vs the value received in tools and training. In addition, I feel that the franchise and administrative fees are very fair.
    (4.50)
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  • Noel Gaines
    They are a great company to work with. There is lots of support available, if you seek it out. They provide lots of marketing opportunities to take advantage of. Helpful and friendly ...
    (4.40)
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  • Mark Grishman
    Great company to work with. They provide excellent support and help to grow your business.
    (4.90)
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  • Merwyn De Sa
    I like that Cruises Inc. has no demands or thresholds to meet as far as sales is concerned. This is a saturated industry and I feel blessed to be with Cruises Inc. because I can work at my ...
    (5.00)
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  • Todd Gualandri
    A Fantastic group to work with. You never feel as if your alone or need more help. The Support team is always responsive and incredibly knowledgeable. The training dept. is constantly ...
    (4.70)
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  • Jackie Reuning
    CruiseOne is really like working with family. They are extremely personable and provide you with all the necessary tools.
    (4.70)
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  • Michael Viola
    Having been with CruiseOne for the past 19 years, I can truly say the experience has been great. The support services staff has always been available to assist with issues and they are very ...
    (4.60)
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  • Randy Gonzalez
    Only been with this company for 2 months, tried out 3 other host agencies so far before coming here,.. CruiseOne has been the best to work with,.. just like all the other agencies, each one ...
    (4.50)
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  • Krista Hull
    I am with Cruises Inc which is a different model than the Cruise One model in the same parent company, World Travel Holdings. (There is no where to rate Cruises Inc here.) Best pro to ...
    (4.20)
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  • Alan Brauning
    Having been with CruiseOne for the past 17 years, I can truly say the experience has been excellent. Great company, great parent company (WTH), excellent support staff, great marketing ...
    (4.40)
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  • Cindy Levine
    I have been with CruiseOne now for 2 years and 2 months and I am sooo pleased with everybody associated with CruiseOne. The staff is extremely supportive and goes above and beyond to make ...
    (5.00)
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  • Kathleen Hopkins
    Wanted to get into travel business specifically selling cruises. Just got a really good feeling with CruiseOne. Had some previous experience in hotel industry but I have learned a lot ...
    (5.00)
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  • Linda C
    I explored options with Cruise One as thinking of starting my own travel business. It seems like a good fit for others and quite successful but I am looking for a different business model ...
    (4.00)
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  • Karl Duncan
    We started with their sister brand in 2010 and switched over to CruiseOne in January when we purchased our Franchise. We love the product, the technology, the training, and the support we ...
    (4.80)
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  • Robbie Claus
    CruiseOne has been supportive and is a great company to work with. They offer ongoing training and help with marketing. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to purchase a franchise. ...
    (4.40)
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  • Michael Powers
    CruiseOne is an excellent organization with great support from your franchisee (as an Associate), or directly from headquarters (as the franchisee). Commission salaries are one of the best ...
    (4.10)
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  • Marie Siemens
    Been with the company only a short time [2 yrs] but with their support and guidance we have grown leaps and bounds in the business. They help us support our Independent Associates also ...
    (4.40)
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