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Margaret Miner, Franchise Owner since 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA

Would I purchase my CruiseOne franchise all over again?  Hands down, absolutely! No question about it.  There are so many resources available at HQ to help me when I need it.  Support Services is absolutely amazing, and they have gone above and beyond for my so many times!  The Marketing department has given me their creative guidance and have been generous in sharing just what has worked for other franchisees.  My Business Development Representative (Adam Taylor) has been my sounding board when I needed it most.  PR

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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. 

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Valerie Harris, Franchise Owner since 2010, Atlanta, GA

“I spent a decade working for an airline. After 9/11, I accepted a severance package and founded a PR firm. Over the past few years, I’ve been yearning to get back into the travel business. When my husband and I recently took a cruise, I was hooked! I researched extensively for a business model that would let me continue running my PR firm while rediscovering my passion for travel. CruiseOne consistently surfaced as the top choice. Today, I am a CruiseOne Franchise Owner having the time of

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Dave Betlejewski, Franchise Owner since 2011, Chicago, IL

In the four years I have been a franchise owner, I can’t tell you how pleased I have been with CruiseOne.  From the very beginning, everyone at headquarters was transparent about everything and has been nothing but totally supportive of me as a business owner.  I would like to particularly highlight the Support Services team since they are always very positive and helpful, even when I have had some confusing and difficult situations to work through.  At the same time, the Training Team was also invaluable in

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Becky Piper, Franchise Owner since 1996, Strongsville, OH

“My husband Dale and I joined CruiseOne in 1996 so you may consider us moldy-oldies in the company. I work with the clients and Dale does the bookwork and we both plan marketing efforts. When we were trying to make the big decision whether to buy a franchise, we asked ourselves what is the worst case scenario if this doesn’t succeed? Once we were able to face that possibility, we were comfortable with moving ahead and bought our franchise. We were both blown away when we went

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Daejin Suh, Franchise Owner since 2011, Ramsey, NJ

“I started in the business with another franchise for six years. After three years, I realized that I needed more support with a better booking system and website. I researched and compared many other host agencies and franchises and I finally decided on CruiseOne, because CruiseOne has it all. I also got a recommendation from another CruiseOne franchise owner who made the move to CruiseOne. Once I switched to CruiseOne, I regretted that I had not done it earlier, everything is better. I am really happy with

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Ralph Santisteban, Franchise Owner since 1998, Miami, FL

After 18 years as a CruiseOne franchise owner I have switched brands to the new Dream Vacations. The corporate support for this changeover has completely exceeded my expectations. This type of customer support reminds me why I have remained a loyal franchisee for almost twenty years. The best business decision of my life was made in 1998 when I joined this organization. Being part of a large, successful and supportive network helps make walking into my office a daily pleasure.

Cheryl & Ron Scavron, Franchise Owners since 1999, Coral Springs, FL

“Cheryl and I started our CruiseOne franchise in 1999. We searched out different opportunities within the cruise and travel industry. We found CruiseOne from a recommendation by a friend. We came to learn that we had booked our own cruises with a sister company of CruiseOne for years. After doing all of our due diligence on the purchasing of a franchise, we selected CruiseOne. Why CruiseOne, because they were honest, friendly and informed us of all we could expect from them. We have been fortunate. After beginning

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Debby Hughes, Franchise Owner since 2007, Big Bear City, CA

I definitely made the right decision when I decided to purchase my CruiseOne Franchise. My sales have increased every year since then and I now have a thriving business with a flexible schedule that I can operate from anywhere. Gaining a deeper education through travel is very important to me and I love sharing the world with my clients, whether they are first-time cruisers or experienced travelers. The travel opportunities that come from owning my franchise help enrich my knowledge of various destinations and suppliers and the

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Carie Skerritt, Franchise Owner since 2014, Hightstown, NJ

My partner and I were looking to get out of our current franchise business and were looking for a new opportunity.  There were other travel franchises represented at the International Franchise Expo, however the representatives at CruiseOne stood apart from the others.  Their demeanor, their professionalism, and their ability to answer my questions had an impact on my decision process.  My feeling was that they were there to sell more than just a franchise ownership.  They were showing me a partnership with a parent company.  They did

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