Expedia Cruises - Franchise

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Expedia Cruises is North America's Full-Service Leisure Travel Agency specializing in air, land, and sea vacations. Build equity and enjoy a great lifestyle with our proven franchise model with more than 30 years of success.

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Expedia Cruises
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2024

Minimum Cash Required $100,000
Net Worth Required $750,000
Total Investment $197,050 - $328,745
Franchise Fee $49,000
# of Existing Units 265
Training & Support Yes
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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Expedia Cruises - Franchise

Join North America’s Full-Service Leisure Travel Agency Franchise
Are you searching for a business opportunity offering the perfect balance of equity, lifestyle and fun? At Expedia Cruises, we pride ourselves on being able to do it all! The power of Expedia’s brand, paired with our commitment to exceptional customer service, our omnichannel approach, and our proven franchise model, has helped us grow into a leading seller of travel in North America. Although we specialize in cruise, each Expedia Cruises franchise location is a full-service leisure travel agency.

Air, Land & Sea Vacations
Each Expedia Cruises location helps customers book All-Inclusive Resorts, Coach & Rail Tours, Vacation Packages, Homes & Villas, Insurance, Flights, Hotels, and Activities. Whether a customer is looking to add a pre or post-trip to their cruise, or are seeking a traditional land vacation, our strong supplier relationships with preferred air and land partners have allowed Expedia Cruises to be the go-to travel agency for every customer’s vacation needs.

Expedia is undoubtedly one of the top travel brands in the world, and our franchisees get to reap the benefits! Whether a customer starts their search online on Expedia.com, Expedia.ca, or Expediacruises.com, ALL cruise inquiries are directed to the customer’s closest Expedia Cruises brick-and-mortar center; this is in addition to Center walk-ins and a robust marketing program. Plus, Expedia Cruises franchisees enjoy tremendous buying power with every cruise line and land supplier. This means that you’ll earn some of the highest commissions in the industry.

Why an Expedia Franchise?

  • Scalable Business: Our franchisees support travel agents and earn a share of the commissions. With no limit to the size of your team, there's endless opportunity to grow your business. 

  • Brand Expedia: Expedia Cruises is the only franchise business in the Expedia family. Leverage billions of dollars in buying power of one of the most reputable and trusted travel companies.

  • Proven Success: We've been franchising for over 35 years. Our mission at Expedia Cruises is to "Empower our franchisees with a proven system to grow profitable and valuable business."

  • Omnichannel Retail Model: Customers can call, click, or come in to one of our brick-and-mortar locations. Plus, all the cruise leads from Expedia.com, Expedia.ca, and ExpediaCruises.com go to the nearest center.

  • Robust Support: We set you up for success. Over 100 corporate staff supporting our franchisees. Award-winning marketing and training programs, as well as innovative proprietary technology.

  • More than cruise: Our franchise locations are experts in booking Cruise, All-Inclusive Resorts, Coach & Rail Tours, Vacation Packages, Homes & Villas, Insurance, Flights, Hotels, and Activities.

More Information
If you’re a proactive, outgoing leader who wants to build a profitable business in the exciting travel industry, find out more about Expedia Franchise opportunities in your area by submitting an information request on this page

Financing Options
Expedia Cruises is an SBA approved franchise, ask us how you can leverage your retirement funds to finance your franchise. Veterans and First Responders receive a 15% discount on the Franchise Fee.

Military & Veteran Promotions

Veterans and First Responders receive a 15% discount on the franchise fee


I have always dreamed of owning my own business and had extensive experience in corporate America. The support of the Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise system allows me to capitalize on my experience while taking advantage of a proven system. I'm not left to re-invent the wheel.Jon Harvill – Birmingham, Alabama – Franchise Owner
The idea of a big digital company also doing brick-and-mortar locations to appeal to every segment of the market was attractive to me and I felt that it was very forward-looking. Expedia is a household name that has instant credibility and instant familiarity with our customers. That is a big differentiator from most of our competitors who don’t have a big brand for people to connect with.Chris Meyer – Orange County, California – Franchise Owner
We follow the system. We send out flyers, build our 7SEAS database, attend tradeshows, and host cruise nights to spread the word in our community. I think the most important and powerful way to find customers is by building your Consultant team because they bring family, friends, and friends of friends, to your agency – and that doesn’t cost you anything.Shawn Friesen – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Franchise Owner
We have a lot of what we call ‘Customers For Life’. Expedia Cruises’ training program has taught us how to create a system that will create a customer for life from the first time we reach out to them to the time they get back from their trip ready to plan the next one.Jennifer White – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Franchise Owner
We are so grateful to work with the very talented and dedicated team at Expedia Cruises. They are industry leaders that have incredible technology, advisor education, and marketing tools that support their Vacation Consultants. During these very challenging times, more than ever, Expedia Cruises has proven once again their tremendous value and partnership to not only Carnival, but to the travel industry overall. With the support of their corporate leadership team we have been fortunate enough to partner more closely than ever and are even more optimistic about our partnership and coming out of this stronger than ever.Adolfo Perez – Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line
Expedia as a brand is so powerful, but what is really powerful are the people behind the brand. Celebrity Cruises, a long-time partner of Expedia Cruises, believes their leadership team, HQ support team, franchisees, managers and vacation consultants are among the best of the best in developing the most innovative technology, marketing and training. When you join Expedia Cruises, you are in great hands to have a fun, exciting, motivating and fulfilling career.Dondra Ritzenthaler – Senior Vice President of Sales, Celebrity Cruises

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Press Releases & Awards

5 May, 2022 - Expedia Group Unveils New Strategy at Annual Partner Event
21 Jun, 2021 - Expedia Group Ranked #1 on Travel Weekly’s 2021 Power List For 9th Straight Year
21 Dec, 2015 - Leading Travel Franchise Sets Sights on California for West Coast Development
26 May, 2016 - Welcome Aboard: Leading Travel Franchise Sails to Alaska for Yearly Conference
3 Nov, 2016 - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Announces Expansion Plans for Florida
16 Feb, 2017 - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Forecasts Wave of Franchise Growth in 2017

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