Why GoCruise Franchise?
As part of Fred. Olsen Travel Ltd, GoCruise is one of the UK’s largest specialist cruise agencies with a network of over 60 franchisees across the UK. The relationships we have built up with our cruise line partners over the years mean that we are able to offer you some of the highest commission levels in the industry, as well as giving your customers the best value deals.
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.
Run your own business from your own home
GoCruise will show you how to run your business from the comfort of your own home or premises. Whether full-time or part-time no previous experience is necessary, as we can teach you every aspect of this exciting business. You will be shown how to establish your market, get the phones ringing and book your customers’ cruises.
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 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 can give your customers this peace of mind.
Unprecedented support and guidance
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 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 despatching tickets. You will also receive advice on business development and lead generation, and benefit from ongoing product training to help you further your knowledge.
How will GoCruise help you?
- Administration and back office support
Including administering bookings from start to finish and despatching tickets
- Stationery and Starter Pack
You will receive a complete starter pack including letterheads, business cards, compliment slips, display pull-ups and name badges all with your personalised GoCruise branding.
- Induction and ongoing training
You will receive an initial three-day residential training course at our head office in Ipswich, covering all you need to know to start trading. This includes online booking systems, marketing opportunities and comprehensive product training tailored to you.
- Marketing and eCommerce support
As a GoCruise franchisee, you will have access to both online and offline marketing collateral produced in-house, as well as the opportunity to request bespoke marketing materials to help establish your business within your territory.
- Web and IT Services
You will receive a personalised affiliate version of our fully-searchable GoCruise website as well as access to online lead generation opportunities, lead management and email marketing systems