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Cruise Holidays
Quick Facts
Cruise Holidays
701 Carlson Parkway MS 8207
Minneapolis, MN 55305
Total investment required: Up to US$20,000 Investment Range: $70,000 - $130,000
Industry: Services Business Franchise / Travel Franchise
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Join the largest cruise-travel franchise in North America


Cruise Holidays Travel Franchise

With 130 stores, Cruise Holidays is the oldest and largest cruise-specialty retail franchise in the United States and Canada. While each store builds its own customer relationships, it is our carefully crafted standards and brand positioning that set us apart from the competition. If you are interested in the excitement and allure of the cruise business, Cruise Holidays has the power, tools and experience to help you succeed.



Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is now part of Carlson Companies, one of the world’s largest privately held companies. Carlson Companies has over $26 billion of system-wide sales and is a leader in the travel, hospitality and marketing industries. It’s global expertise is derived from a diverse portfolio of brands that includes T.G.I.Friday’s, Pick Up Stix, Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and of course Cruise Holidays to name just a few.


Growing Stonger Together 

We know the relationship between a franchisor and franchisee is critical to long-term success. We are looking for people who are high performers. These individuals will appreciate how working with our systems and team will take their life to the next level. Our candidates need:

  • No travel experience – 95% of our franchisees do not have previous experience
  • A passion for travel or cruising
  • A desire to help people plan and experience their dream vacations
  • Excellent business skills
  • To enjoy people, networking and community events
  • To have an interest in learning the best sales and marketing strategies in the cruising industry
  • A dream to build a high volume niche business with referrals and repeat customers
  • A motivation to operate a great lifestyle business

Cruise Holidays, Support, Service, Expertise

Cruising offers a vacation experience like no other, with the highest level of customer satisfaction and repeat purchase, and is the fastest growing and most profitable segment of leisure travel. Fueled by the baby boomer generation, the future for the industry is extremely positive as more people discover the charm of cruising.

  • Over 10.6 million people enjoyed a cruise vacation in 2004
  • Since 1980 the average passenger growth rate has been 8.1% year over year
  • To meet the demand a total of 20 new ships are scheduled to be built by the end of 2008
  • Over 80% of first time cruisers will cruise again
  • The average number of cruises per person is one cruise every two years
  • There are now 30 home ports making cruising more accessible to the cruising customer.  

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