"After researching what Expedia CruiseShipCenters had to offer and all the other franchises that are out there, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® seemed to fit in with my and my father's ideals of family business. It's that family cohesion that we felt when we met with Expedia CruiseShipCenters and it still continues. I guess the biggest lesson was that Expedia CruiseShipCenters wasn't what I expected of a franchise in that rather than being dictated to you have a lot of autonomy to run your own business under the umbrella and guidance and the support of CruiseShipCenters."
"I was a Cruise Consultant for three years before deciding to start my own Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. As a mother of three young children, flexibility in my business was really important to me and Expedia CruiseShipCenters offered me the chance to celebrate my passion for travel in a fun career. Our Center, which began with three Cruise Consultants, has now grown to support 38 agents and we are looking to expand into a larger retail area to accommodate even more growth."
"CruiseDesk® is amazing! It keeps me organized so that I can efficiently manage my marketing, sales and operations. I love the management dashboard which gives me a complete picture of my business to make smart decisions that drive profit."
"I would absolutely spend another 23 years in this business. You don't have to retire to see the world. It's wonderful when you're on a cruise to look up your reports on CruiseDesk and see that your consultants are selling for you. You're making a living while also enjoying all the fruits of being a part of Expedia CruiseShipCenters!"
"With no travel industry experience, I purchased my first Expedia CruiseShipCenters confident that the cruise industry will continue to grow. Not only does it appeal to the baby boomer market, there is an entirely new, younger generation who are buying cruises as well. With strong systems, assistance from the Corporate Support team and the support of other Franchise Partners, we've now grown our business to include three locations."
"I chose to affiliate with Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® because they give me more – access to a great website, ongoing support and training, more clout and the best value for my money. I don’t worry about sending email blasts or fixing kinks in the website – this is all done on my behalf so I can focus on selling. Expedia CruiseShipCenters has helped me rejuvenate my business and make it fun again."
"I was a Real Estate agent prior to starting with CruiseShipCenters. Alaska was our first cruise and since then we have been on four cruises, we are hooked. I have said many times since starting, that this is the first time in years that I have enjoyed going to work every day. I really look forward to going to the office each morning and talking to friends, as well as the public about cruising. When I hang up they are either booked on a cruise or deciding which one they want."
"What attracted me to Expedia CruiseShipCenters was my love for travel and the unique opportunity to do something different. Right now I am working on a hosted cruise and it is extremely fulfilling to know that already forty-four people want to cruise with me."
"The training and tools that Expedia CruiseShipCenters provides for its agents are incredible. Even just a few weeks after joining, I have been able to reach more prospective clients than I did during 2+ years with a different host agency! I now have everything I need to get my travel business off the ground."
"The power of the Expedia CruiseShipCenters brand is truly a competitive advantage. Customers buy with confidence knowing they are dealing with a cruise specialist who can offer the best value and superior customer service. Clients appreciate that I can serve their needs whether they call, visit my personal website, or come into the Center."
"For more than twenty years, Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ annual sales growth with Princess Cruises has been remarkable. It is a great testament to our long-standing partnership and mutual commitment to ongoing training, innovative marketing and sales leadership."
"We are very impressed with how quickly new Expedia CruiseShipCenters offices achieve sales success with Carnival Cruise Lines. Equally impressive is the way our joint marketing programs work to help the more established Centers continue to grow, year after year."
"Holland America Line goes to great lengths to deliver a premium experience for our guests. It’s nice to see a team of well-trained cruise specialists who are knowledgeable about our product and understand how to convey the difference to their clients."
"As an industry we are still quite young, which is one reason product innovation is very important to Norwegian Cruise Line. Your participation on our advisory board has been very valuable in shaping our product and how we do business with our travel agent partners."
"Royal Caribbean is pleased to have been the first cruise line to link directly with your CruiseDesk® system. It is an amazing integration of technology and marketing that helps your agents grow their sales and deliver outstanding customer service to their clients."