The Expedia Difference
Backed by the most powerful travel brand in the world
For over 30 years, Expedia Cruises (formally known as Expedia CruiseShipCenters) had been providing travel agency franchise opportunities for those wanting to provide unrivaled travel expertise and exceptional value, for travelers in their community. In 2020, Expedia CruiseShipCenters made a strategic move to rebrand to Expedia Cruises, allowing us to integrate further with Expedia’s massive brand presence, state-of-the-art technology, unrivaled marketing, and distinguished supplier relationships to become Expedia’s cruise experts.
Our Competitive Advantage
Expedia Cruises’ unique position allows us to differentiate ourselves over the competition by taking the best of what we have across a proven franchise system of over 30 years – Expedia CruiseShipCenters – and combining it with a powerful and recognized online travel brand – Expedia – to bring the best of both worlds together. Our omnichannel retail model provides customers with a seamless booking experience from start to finish while providing our retail centers with additional channels for lead generation. Not only do our franchisees receive leads from their Expediacruises.com website, Center walk-ins, and a robust marketing program; they also benefit from receiving ALL cruise inquiries that come from Expedia.com and Expedia.ca, within their market territory. This approach unlocks the benefits of our online channel to better service customers offline while simultaneously enabling our offline centers to complement our online offerings. Our transformation to Expedia Cruises gives us a sustained competitive edge over other online travel agencies and retail home-based travel agencies while raising the bar for a superior end-to-end customer experience.
Plus, our franchisees are able to leverage billions of dollars in buying power with Expedia to offer a competitive range of products, while earning some of the highest commissions in the industry from every cruise and land supplier.
With Expedia, you will be powered by THE #1 brand in travel.
Air, Land & Sea Vacations
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.
Our franchisees and their dedicated Vacation Consultants are experts in booking Cruise Vacations, All-Inclusive Resorts, Coach & Rail Tours, Vacation Packages, Homes & Villas, Travel Insurance, Flights, Hotels, Cars, 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.
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.
We have always been more than cruise, and that’s true now more than ever.
A Business Built to Scale
An important differentiator of the Expedia Cruises franchise model is that it is very scalable. Our retail locations allow our travel agency franchise owners to build a team of independent Vacation Consultants who share their knowledge and work together to drive sales. As an Expedia Cruises franchise owner, you support your travel agents and earn a share of the commissions – the bigger and more successful your team is, the stronger your financial return.
While selling travel directly and earning the full commission yourself is the fastest route to $1,000, Expedia Cruises encourages franchisees to become travel leaders. Being a leader is the fastest path to $1,000,000 because it allows you to build a team with whom you split commissions. With no limits on the size of your sales team, you can build your travel business as big as your dreams!