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About Expedia Cruises

We are your neighborhood travel experts, and as our passion for travel continues to evolve, so does our outlook on how we serve our customers and our local community. While our cruise expertise is second-nature, we like to provide every travel opportunity to our customers, whether that’s by air, land, or sea.

We provide every travel option.

Whether it’s overseas or closer to home, we offer vacation packages, all-inclusive resorts, coach and rail tours, home and villa rentals, travel insurance, as well as flights, hotels, car rentals, activities, and excursions.

We are the Cruise Experts.

We offer every cruise option to every corner of the world, near or far. You can travel by sea, along centuries-old rivers, on large ships and small ships, themed cruises, luxury cruises, or on a quick budget-friendly escape, all on board the top cruise lines in the world.

We provide every booking option.

Book over the phone, by email, in one of our 300+ retail stores, or through one of multiple online booking platforms, all with the available support and personalized service of a friendly Vacation Consultant from your own local community. With over 6,100 Vacation Consultants available who are passionate travelers themselves, we guarantee you’ll have the perfect vacation.

We are powered by the best in the business.

Expedia is the #1 brand name in travel, and we harness those resources to navigate your perfect vacation while sourcing the best deals, available upgrades, and every opportunity to provide added value to your trip.

We are partnered with the best in the business. All of our cruise and land suppliers are the best at what they do, offering award-winning vacation experiences to every corner of the world. We help you compare and explore these options while taking advantage of promotions and exclusive Expedia bonuses.

We are proud of how far we’ve come and are excited about how far we will go, together. Most of all, we look forward to sharing our passion for travel with you—our valued customers and fellow travel enthusiasts!

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Matthew Eichhorst, President

Started Franchising

1987 (34 years)

Total Number of Units

269 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

Stock Ticker Symbol


How Much Does It Cost To Open A Expedia Cruises Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Expedia Cruises franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Expedia Cruises franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Expedia Cruises franchise is Service Fee Due On The 15Th Day Of Each Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Expedia Cruises Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Expedia Cruises Expedia Cruises has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Expedia Cruises Company Details

Here are some additional details about Expedia Cruises.

Parent Company Expedia Group
Initial Investment $39,000
Net Worth Requirement $300,000
Veteran Incentives 15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 9%
Ad Royalty $600/mo.
Cash Requirement $100,000
Term of Agreement 5 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Expedia Cruises

Expedia Cruises offers several support options to its franchisees. With 269 (as of 2020) units, Expedia Cruises aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Expedia Cruises offers 69.5 hours on the job training, 33.5 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Expedia Cruises.

On-The-Job Training 69.5 hours
Classroom Training 33.5 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Expedia Cruises Right For You?

Expedia Cruises has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Expedia Cruises online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Expedia Cruises online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Expedia Cruises franchise and offer tips to running a successful Expedia Cruises franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Expedia Cruises Franchise?

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