Cruise Planners Reviews

What People Are Saying About Cruise Planners

We think we’re the best, but don’t just take our word for it. See what our franchise owners and industry executives have to say about our support, marketing and technology and why Cruise Planners is the best low-cost franchise opportunity.

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Cruise Planners Franchise Satisfaction Report

 

 

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There are many factors to consider when buying a franchise, and one of the most important factors is franchisee satisfaction.

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Reviews from Industry Executives

Cruise Planners has built powerful partnerships with all the leading brands in travel. See what top executives from major companies like Royal Caribbean, Sandals Resorts and Celebrity Cruises have to say about Cruise Planners and why it is the best travel franchise company.

Jeff Clarke

Jeff Clarke

CEO
Unique Travel Corp., the Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts

“Cruise Planners is more than just cruises. Their land sales are tremendous. From the perspective of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Cruise Planners is our best customer!”

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Vicki Freed

Vicki Freed

SVP of Sales & Trade Support Services
Royal Caribbean

“It’s our privilege to honor Cruise Planners with the Presidents Award which is the highest honor given to any travel partner. We are pleased and proud to be a partner with Cruise Planners because of the world-class training and marketing programs and the terrific support that they give to each and everyone of their franchisees”

Royal Caribbean

Dondra Ritzenthaler

Dondra Ritzenthaler

SVP Sales & Trade Support Services
Celebrity Cruises

“Cruise Planners is like a professional sports team in that they are the very best at what they do. The Marketing Department, for example, has done some of the most creative and amazing marketing strategies that the cruise industry has seen.”

Celebrity Cruises

Scott Nisbet

Scott Nisbet

President & CEO
Globus Family of Brands

“Cruise Planners is truly charting new waters in selling land tours/packages. They are also enriching our industry by bringing in new agent talent. These new franchisees are then extensively trained and certified on our products. Research shows these certified agents sell 3 times more than non-certified agents. Kudos to Cruise Planners for these efforts!”

Globus Family of Brands

Ellen Bettridge

Ellen Bettridge

President & CEO
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

“I have had the pleasure of working with the Cruise Planners management team for over 10 years. During this time I have seen them flourish into a powerful organization fueled by drive and passion to be the very best. Cruise Planners franchisees are some of the highest quality agents in the industry with leading technology and hands on support giving them an edge over the competition. We are proud to be their partner and I can’t wait to see what they do next!”

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Ken Muskat

Ken Muskat

Executive VP & Chief Operation Officer
MSC Cruises USA

“The Cruise Planners family is one of the most tight-knit communities I have ever experienced. The Cruise Planners family is a very large family that can have an immediate positive impact on a brand’s success. This is why MSC Cruises is so honored to be partnered with Cruise Planners. We have enjoyed the support of the GREEN for many years and look forward to a growing and exciting future!”

MSC Cruises USA

Reviews from Franchise Owners

Our franchise owners have been in your shoes. Hear why they decided to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise and what their experience has been like. 

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Laura De La Horra

Laura De La Horra

“I used to work in finance and accounting for a large, global company, but 80-hour work weeks and constant restructurings left me looking for an exit strategy. Cruise Planners let me take back ownership of my life. I love that I can run a successful business and still have time to do the thing I love most- travel!”

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Debra Kerper

Debra Kerper

“I look in the mirror sometimes, and I can’t believe this is my life. I have been to so many places, and I get to do all these great things with wonderful people, and I have the support of Cruise Planners that has changed my life both personally and financially.”

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Deorah and Isaiah Banks

Deborah and Isaiah Banks

“As a military family, we have traveled the world and we have the dedication and discipline to get things done. Cruise Planners was a natural fit. The flexibility to work from anywhere has been vital, and we have had so much fun growing our business together.”

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Adriana Matos

Adriana Matos

"My son is on the spectrum of autism. Cruise Planners gives me the tools and flexibility to be there for him while also growing a successful business. Because of Cruise Planners, both my son and my business are thriving."

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Rodney George

Rodney George

“I was with another travel company, but I reached a point in my business where I just couldn’t keep up with everything. Cruise Planners’ proven systems, word-class marketing and revolutionary technology helped me take my sales to a level I never thought possible. I am far more successful with Cruise Planners than I could have ever been with my previous host.”

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Randy Hobday

Randy Hobday

“When I was getting ready to retire, I had no idea what I was going to do next. I started Cruise Planners part time, but I loved it so much and was doing so well that I made it my fulltime job and even recruited my daughter to help me. I love that I get to travel and run a successful business with my daughter.”

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Awards and Accolades

Cruise Planners is the most awarded travel franchise, period! And we're not talking about participation trophies here. Year after year we are recognized by industry giants as the leader in the industry. Here are just a few of the awards we've received. You can check out a full list of our awards here. 

Entrepreneur Ranked #1 in Category

 

Franchise Business Review Best in Category

Sandals Worldwide Top Host Travel Agency

 

Royal Caribbean Chairman's Award

 

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