How to
Get Started

Start Your Own Cruise Planners Franchise

Starting your own travel agency may seem daunting, but our business-in-a-box model makes it simple. At Cruise Planners, we give you the training, tools, and support to launch and grow a thriving business. Cruise Planners allows you to start your own travel agency with a low-cost investment and no experience needed.

In addition to providing an affordable franchise opportunity with a proven record of success, Cruise Planners offers the flexibility to start a home-based business and then manage it from home or anywhere in the world.

See how you can get started below.

Watch Walkthrough

Our video walkthrough will give you an in-depth look at what it means to start a travel agency and own a Cruise Planners® franchise, including a glimpse at our training, technology, marketing and ongoing business development.

Review FDD*

After watching the walkthrough, we will send you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD outlines comprehensive information about a Cruise Planners® franchise, so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Sign Agreement

After a mandatory 14-day waiting period, and we complete your background check, you will sign and return the Franchise Agreement. Congratulations! You are now a home-based travel agent with the Cruise Planners family and ready to make money selling travel!

Attend Training

Sign up to attend STAR University, our comprehensive 6-day in-person training where industry experts will provide you all the knowledge and tools needed to grow your business. You will also complete a 7-week post-training webinar series designed to get your business up and running and profitable.

Start Selling

You’re ready to start selling travel and planning amazing vacations! But don’t worry. You’re never in it alone. We provide dedicated business development coaches and ongoing training to make your business successful! Discover the many perks of being a travel agent at Cruise Planners.

Ready to take the first step? Watch our video walkthrough today!


* If you qualify as a franchise prospect, we will furnish you with our franchise disclosure document in electronic form. We will send the document to you as a PDF by email to the email address that you provide to us. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer to open and view the document. You will also need a printer to print at least one Receipt page.