With the ability to sell all the major cruise lines including P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Fred. Olsen Cruises, Cunard and more, as well as luxury and niche cruise lines such as Azamara Club Cruises, Silversea, Star Clippers and Regent Seven Seas to name a few, you can offer your customers an unrivalled choice.
With full membership of the British Franchise Association (BFA), the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), along with our Air Tour Operators Licence (ATOL) bonding, you can assure your customers that they are dealing with a reputable business, their hard earned money is protected and they will never be left stranded should we or any of the operators we work with cease trading.
All we ask is that you have passion, enthusiasm, an interest in the travel & cruise industry, some business acumen and a determination to make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.
For a modest outlay, a GoCruise & Travel franchise offers you an exciting and fun-filled business opportunity with a potentially high financial return.
Did you know? Seven out of ten consumers (73%) feel more confident booking a holiday with a company that is a member of ABTA. As an ABTA bonded travel agent, GoCruise & Travel can give your customers this peace of mind.
Unlike many other franchises or home-working organisations, we won’t simply take your money and leave you to it. As soon as you join us, you become part of the GoCruise & Travel family, with all the help and support that comes with it.
With a 30-strong team of dedicated head office staff, we will support you in promoting your business via online and offline marketing and take care of all the necessary administration - from processing your customers' bookings to dispatching tickets. You will also receive advice on business development and lead generation, and benefit from ongoing product training to help you further your knowledge.
“The franchise means I can combine my enthusiasm for travel with a business. With opportunities to visit ships and travel the world, I can build my knowledge along with my business.”
The Head Office team take care of all the administration leaving me to focus on building the business, selling, and looking after my customers. This ability to give the personal touch and customer service does make all the difference.
We had a three day training course at Head Office. We learned about product knowledge, administration and the systems. They talk you through your own business and all the aspects of it, such as sales and marketing. They give you a good feel for that.
Anyone who thinks they can work well in this market without some sales skills, particularly based on developing good relationships with people would be misguided. However, with an open mind to look for the positive in every situation you will have every chance of becoming successful.
GoCruise & Travel has offered me a great way to build a business with excellent support in the hugely enjoyable environment of cruising and holidays.
Like many other franchisees, I came with no travel background - but with a passion for travel and a desire to help others enjoy holidays. Critical to success and enjoyment of the business is the ongoing support across all parts of the business - including super help on marketing and working with cruise lines, a very knowledgeable (and gentle!) admin team, and full franchise management support.
The brand of GoCruise & Travel opens doors into cruise lines that continually amazes me, and being part of the Fred. Olsen group provides huge financial reassurance to customers. I always feel good and confident when talking to my clients about holidays.
On top of running my own business, this has turned out to be a wonderful opportunity to visit or cruise on beautiful ships - and right now, so many people are bursting to get back onto the water and cruise.
I feel part of a wider family, always great to meet up and enjoy events together - and it’s fun!
Garry and I bought our Franchise 5 years ago after thinking about it for quite a while. We spoke to some good friends of ours, who are also Franchisees, and they told us all about the company and how GoCruise feels like a family. We were a bit dubious about this but it’s true! GoCruise really has a family feel where help is always at hand. The support and advice we also get from our Head Office is also invaluable, especially when first starting your business, and you never feel alone.
Our business has gone from strength to strength and we can honestly say that buying our Franchise is one of the best things we’ve ever done. We are based at home and work the business around any other commitments. We love every minute of it!
GoCruise ticked all the boxes - ABTA bonding, flexibility to work any hours, to run my own business the way I wanted and a dedicated support team should I need any help.
Having spent most of my career in retail travel I decided to become a GoCruise & Travel Franchisee 5 years ago. It was the best career move I ever made. I am my own boss and chose my own hours but have the security of the GoCruise team behind me... and best of all keep the majority of the commission earned on all holidays booked! I never feel alone as there is always practical help available from Head Office & fellow franchisees
Amazing opportunity to get into the travel sector with a well established brand, very supportive Head Office team plus the global power of the Fred. Olsen family behind us.
I enjoy the no pressure approach from the partners back in HQ, which enables me to mix the opportunity to own and run a cruise focused travel agency, alongside my own desire to travel regularly and see our cruise partners ships first hand.
I was lucky enough to start full-time employment in the cruising industry straight from college but then similar to many, took a break to have a family and concentrate upon other ventures.
However, I knew my passion was always in the cruise industry, I wanted something which would fit around my family providing the flexibility of working from home but also provide back-up business support in areas such as marketing and administration. A reputable, quality brand was important to me and therefore a GoCruise franchise seemed the ideal opportunity.
The whole process was straight forward yet thorough and with full details of the franchise I knew exactly what I was getting. Over the years I have built up my database through marketing and personal recommendations to provide a personal service to both new and repeat customers and had the opportunity to take stands at county shows, exhibitions and of course, undertaken numerous ship visits.
Now 5 years on, I still have the flexibility I wanted, together with Head Office support provided by a friendly team of cruise enthusiasts who are genuinely eager to support or always at the end of a phone.
You can work part-time or full-time, this business fits around your lifestyle. Whether you have family commitments and looking for something to keep you busy or, this is a full time business that you want to give your all, we are here to support you. We offer all the tools and business development support needed for you to grow your business to success.
At GoCruise & Travel we operate within a 'territorial' basis, meaning that you are buying into a UK territory. This is typically within your home region, however many franchisees operate in towns and cities outside their local area. Giving franchisees a territory area, we feel this avoids us having multiple franchisees in the same area with the same brand, trying to attract the same clients. At GoCruise & Travel you can sell all types of holidays to your clients. Due to the volume of what we sell, allows us the opportunity to have amazing cruise and land operator commercial rates. This is very important as it allows greater financial earning opportunity for you.
At GoCruise & Travel you will never feel alone. You will receive all the support you need to operate a successful business. With our dedicated head office team, we offer support and guidance, giving you all the ideas in promoting your business via online and offline platforms.
For a modest outlay, GoCruise & Travel franchise offers you an exciting and fun-filled business opportunity with a potentially high financial return. As soon as you join us, you become part of the GoCruise & Travel family, with all the help and support that comes with it!