Darci Upham, Franchise Owner since 2006, Hampstead, NC
People tell me almost daily that they’re so jealous of me. Why? Because I have the coolest job on the planet! What could be more exciting than traveling to fabulous places? I spend every day helping people plan trips to amazing places all over the world. Friends and strangers have told me that I light up when I talk about my business. This is my tenth year in business, and I still love going to work every day.
I did a lot of research before choosing CruiseOne. I spoke with many agents from several different companies. I ended up choosing CruiseOne for several reasons. Their technology was superior to the competition, which was very important to me. CruiseOne agents were willing and eager to answer all of my questions (and now I do the same when I get calls from people interested in a franchise). And I liked the person that I was working with at CruiseOne. He was patient, answering all of my questions honestly. He didn’t pressure me to make a decision. Other companies I called used a more high-pressure approach, calling constantly and pressuring me. For all of these reasons, I knew CruiseOne was the right company for me.
I have never regretted my decision to start this business. Our headquarters staff are a pretty amazing team! But here’s what I love most about CruiseOne. We are all a team, headquarters and agents. We don’t see each other as competition. We all help each other, and cheer each other on. I’ve learned so much over the years and continue to learn from my fellow franchisees. And I pass along as much knowledge as I can. I am proud to be a part of this great family.