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CruiseOne / Dream Vacations

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(4.8)
(67 reviews)
1201 W Cypress Creek Rd. Ste 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 30339, United States
888-272-4896

Host Agency Information

In Business Since
1991
Average Yearly Sales Volume
$200 - $499 Million
Number of Independent Agents
500 and Above
Program for New Agent Training
Yes
Education Programs for Agents
Yes
Are Leads Offered for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer an Accounting System for Agents?
Yes
Do You Offer a CRM Program for Agents?
Yes
Is Air Ticketing Available for Agents?
No
Is a GDS Offered for Agents?
Yes (GDS Name: Our Own Proprietary Software & Agency Tools)
Is a Website Building Tool or Website Available for Agents?
Yes
Are Marketing Tools and Assets Available for Agents?
Yes
Is Booking Technology Available for Agents?
Yes
Consortia Membership(s)
No Consortia Memberships
Association Membership(s)
ASTA, CLIA, IATA, IATAN
Is Hosting Available for International Agents (Outside of the United States)?
No

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Information About Company / Programs and Structure for Independent Agents

Dream Vacations Is a unique franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs new to the travel industry and experienced agents looking to start their own travel business. With the backing of World Travel Holdings, the largest seller of cruise vacations you’ll have the ability to offer exclusive promotions and priority access to over 60 of our preferred partners. With over $4 million invested in marketing, you’ll also benefit from the use of our prestigious brand. Our investments in our agents have helped us become the best travel agency franchise. Join Dream Vacations and experience the Dream Vacations difference.

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Awards and Recognitions

Our reputation as the best travel agency franchise opportunity comes from our family of over 1,300 home-based franchise owners that share our passion for customer excellence. Industry leaders like Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Franchise Business Review and Military Times have recognized us year after year for our value proposition, marketing programs and military friendly business model. Our virtual and in-person training, national partnerships and extensive marketing programs allow us to give our franchisees the best customer experience.

Reviews For CruiseOne / Dream Vacations

  • Amy Madson
    We have award-winning technology, exclusive supplier offers, some fully-funded marketing programs, and a support team that is all about helping each of us become our own version of ...
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  • Bill Schneider
    I have been with WTH since I started as an independent agent At Cruises Inc. This is a wonderful organization to grow my travel business with. As I approach the end of my first contract ...
    (5.00)
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  • Joy Teet
    Ray and I have been with Dream Vacations since its inception, having been CruiseOne since 2011. We truly are happy with our decision. We love promoting travel and guiding our guests to ...
    (5.00)
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  • Herbert Sauer
    I researched several host agency travel companies prior to Dream Vacations. I wanted excellent support from a host agency so that helped reduce the number of potential companies. After ...
    (5.00)
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  • Mary Jo Griseuk
    Dream Vacations/Cruise One is always there to support me and gets back to you quickly always to do whatever it takes to work through the issue. Education and support second to none. Highly ...
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  • Marcia DeWitt
    Love this company. Stay on top of industry information and education,
    (5.00)
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  • Kathy Shearer
    I started in 2014 and through the changes many improvements have been made especially with support towards the franchise owners
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  • Michael Brown
    Antiquated software is the biggest drawback. Efforts are in place to get our systems at least close to current standards. The sad state of software systems was my biggest ...
    (4.00)
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  • Annie
    With daily email updates, agents stay informed with everything happening in our industry.
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  • Shalyce Huff
    Xstream Travel is awesome! I love that they always pay commission early!
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  • Gary E. Smith, MBA, CB, ECCS
    As the top producing franchise for several years I can honestly say that we would not have gotten here if not for the support of our headquarters team and the parent company World Travel ...
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  • Peggy Rosenthal
    Purchasing a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise was a great decision. The marketing materials, volume pricing and operational support are all things I could not have independently taken ...
    (4.80)
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  • Mara Hargarther
    I have been with this company for over ten years. I am valued, appreciated and I feel as though I am with an organization that respects and relates to its members. Integrity and financial ...
    (5.00)
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  • Darci Upham
    I'm in my 11th year with CruiseOne and I've never questioned my decision to purchase this franchise. I did my homework when choosing a company to work with, speaking with many companies ...
    (5.00)
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  • Monica Calenda
    I couldn't been happier with my decision. I am part of the most amazing team!
    (4.60)
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  • Dawn Warner, ACC
    I selected CruiseOne after researching several host agencies. I spoke directly with all of the host agencies present at the Cruise360 conference in 2014. I took copious notes for comparison ...
    (4.60)
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  • Robert Ryan
    We researched several host agencies prior to choosing CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. What set them apart was the power of the World Travel Holdings family of companies, the service and response ...
    (4.90)
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  • Chet & Pat Estridge
    Our experience has been both as an Independent Vacation Specialist for Cruises Inc. and now as franchise owners of a Dream Vacations Agency – “Pat’s Cruise and Travel”; both of ...
    (4.90)
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  • Trapper Martin
    Just rounding my 5th year with this great company. The ongoing level of support is great for those that will need it. Most importantly it is a very nurturing environment to be in with the ...
    (5.00)
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  • Karen Quinn-Panzer
    Being a part of the Dream Vacations/Cruise One family of agents is a great value proposition. Large enough to have clout in the industry but small enough to treat you like part of a ...
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  • Aggie Batista
    I LOVE Dream Vacations, a CruiseOne company. From day 1 I have received nothing but amazing support from each department. Each department is so well organized to assist in each part of the ...
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  • Michael Brown
    Entering the travel industry as a complete outsider, my support needs have been greater than many other new franchisees. First as a CruiseOne owner and now operating as a Dream Vacations ...
    (4.80)
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  • Ellen Overcast
    I purchased my franchise in June of 2010 and am only sorry I did not do this sooner! I began as CruiseOne but have converted to the Dream Vacation brand. Both offer the same amazing ...
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  • George Owens
    I am Very Grateful to be Part of this Organization. The Whole Staff is Totally Focused on Our Success. They Are Quick to assist in all phases of the Process.
    (4.50)
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  • Ariana
    Since opening up our Dream Vacations franchise we've had exceptional service from headquarters.
    (5.00)
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  • Alicia Geiger
    CruiseOne / Dream Vacations is very attentive to your needs as travel agency owner. Amazing support services with a great corporate team that feels like family.
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  • Christy Scannell
    If you have the chops to run a travel agency, I can't imagine why you would not choose Dream Vacations. The support and operations components are excellent (always some room for improvement ...
    (4.80)
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  • Rhonda Winchell
    I worked in corporate environments most of my career. This is the first experience I've had where ALL of the executives and management are authentic, trustworthy, and committed to my ...
    (4.70)
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  • Joanie Oliverio
    We've been in business for a little over a year, and this was the best business decision we ever made. I've been able to get my sales to the point where this past spring I could leave my ...
    (4.50)
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  • Lainey Melnick
    I have been a franchisee with CruiseOne/Dream Vacations for 5 years. It was the best decision I have ever made. While I work from home, and can work from anywhere with an internet or phone ...
    (5.00)
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  • Myrna Reyes
    This host agency really makes an effort to make the travel agent more competitive. They do this with yearly promotions, exclusive offers, availability of group space and so much more. Not ...
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  • Christopher Schubert
    CruiseOne/Dream Vacations has been a great host agency with marketing opportunities, training and support.
    (4.90)
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  • Chris Caulfield
    I just passed my three year anniversary with CruiseOne and I have not regretted my decision once. The staff at HQ are the best. Starts with training and then tons of support after ...
    (5.00)
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  • Lucinda Belden
    If I had to choose a host agency, I would select CruiseOne again.
    (4.70)
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  • Carol Nunnery
    I purchased my travel franchise one year ago this month. Every step in the process was flawless. My recruiter was knowledgeable and available as I went through the acquisition process. ...
    (5.00)
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  • Jeff Leach
    Cruise One/Dream Vacation provides the ultimate support and the IT is always on the cutting edge. Our personalized website is the best in the business.
    (5.00)
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  • Rhonda Day
    Joining the CruiseOne, Dream Vacations franchise network is one of the best decisions I've ever made! The headquarters team, up to the CEO are all very supportive. There is a family-type ...
    (5.00)
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  • David Betlejewski
    I couldn't possibly be happier with CruiseOne. This is a tremendously supportive organization that is always there to help and always happy to provide that help.
    (5.00)
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  • Jen Cron
    As someone who is brand new to the travel industry, I feel like CruiseOne has delivered on all the support that was promised. Everyone at HQ seems genuinely willing to help and invested in ...
    (4.90)
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  • Tony Prohaska
    As the franchising component of World Travel Holdings, CruiseOne is able to provide their travel agency owners with top-notch access to and partnership with the leading cruise brands in the ...
    (4.70)
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  • Wendi C
    Fantastic group of people who work hard to make sure we all can be successful as possible. Great support.
    (4.70)
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  • Debbie Orton
    I have been with CruiseOne for over 13 years and they have continued to improve. I appreciate all the support they give us and feel they are an awesome company to be linked up with.
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  • Jason Armstrong
    I appreciate the support and resources I have access to at CruiseOne
    (4.90)
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  • Will Gott
    I spend a great deal of time looking at other travel agency options, from host agencies to franchise to independently. With some background in Franchising, I knew the franchise was the ...
    (4.90)
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  • Richard Pilatsky
    Cruise One and Cruises Inc., divisions of World Travel Holdings, is a great agency with which to do business. Their training and support are wonderful, and they market extensively, with ...
    (5.00)
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  • Sylvia Proctor
    Great agency to work with as well as a great support staff.
    (5.00)
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  • Tom Kogel
    In our first year, we are happy with the training, support and operational support Cruise One has provided.
    (4.70)
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  • Sharon Savage
    They are an excellent company to work with. The support staff is helpful and friendly. There are many marketing opportunities to take advantage of. The leadership team is energized and ...
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  • Richelle Punch
    Great company to work for!!
    (4.90)
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  • Eddie Fresneda
    I find CruiseOne a great company to work with. They are supportive in every aspect of the program and have an excellent training dept.
    (5.00)
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  • Debby Corwin
    I've been very pleased with the price I paid for this franchise vs the value received in tools and training. In addition, I feel that the franchise and administrative fees are very fair.
    (4.50)
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  • Noel Gaines
    They are a great company to work with. There is lots of support available, if you seek it out. They provide lots of marketing opportunities to take advantage of. Helpful and friendly ...
    (4.40)
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  • Mark Grishman
    Great company to work with. They provide excellent support and help to grow your business.
    (4.90)
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  • Merwyn De Sa
    I like that Cruises Inc. has no demands or thresholds to meet as far as sales is concerned. This is a saturated industry and I feel blessed to be with Cruises Inc. because I can work at my ...
    (5.00)
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  • Todd Gualandri
    A Fantastic group to work with. You never feel as if your alone or need more help. The Support team is always responsive and incredibly knowledgeable. The training dept. is constantly ...
    (4.70)
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  • Jackie Reuning
    CruiseOne is really like working with family. They are extremely personable and provide you with all the necessary tools.
    (4.70)
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  • Michael Viola
    Having been with CruiseOne for the past 19 years, I can truly say the experience has been great. The support services staff has always been available to assist with issues and they are very ...
    (4.60)
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  • Randy Gonzalez
    Only been with this company for 2 months, tried out 3 other host agencies so far before coming here,.. CruiseOne has been the best to work with,.. just like all the other agencies, each one ...
    (4.50)
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  • Krista Hull
    I am with Cruises Inc which is a different model than the Cruise One model in the same parent company, World Travel Holdings. (There is no where to rate Cruises Inc here.) Best pro to ...
    (4.20)
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  • Alan Brauning
    Having been with CruiseOne for the past 17 years, I can truly say the experience has been excellent. Great company, great parent company (WTH), excellent support staff, great marketing ...
    (4.40)
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  • Cindy Levine
    I have been with CruiseOne now for 2 years and 2 months and I am sooo pleased with everybody associated with CruiseOne. The staff is extremely supportive and goes above and beyond to make ...
    (5.00)
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  • Kathleen Hopkins
    Wanted to get into travel business specifically selling cruises. Just got a really good feeling with CruiseOne. Had some previous experience in hotel industry but I have learned a lot ...
    (5.00)
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  • Linda C
    I explored options with Cruise One as thinking of starting my own travel business. It seems like a good fit for others and quite successful but I am looking for a different business model ...
    (4.00)
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  • Karl Duncan
    We started with their sister brand in 2010 and switched over to CruiseOne in January when we purchased our Franchise. We love the product, the technology, the training, and the support we ...
    (4.80)
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  • Robbie Claus
    CruiseOne has been supportive and is a great company to work with. They offer ongoing training and help with marketing. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to purchase a franchise. ...
    (4.40)
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  • Michael Powers
    CruiseOne is an excellent organization with great support from your franchisee (as an Associate), or directly from headquarters (as the franchisee). Commission salaries are one of the best ...
    (4.10)
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  • Marie Siemens
    Been with the company only a short time [2 yrs] but with their support and guidance we have grown leaps and bounds in the business. They help us support our Independent Associates also ...
    (4.40)
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