Contact details

Member - Full
Holidays and Travel
Kelly Gibson
0800 954 0067
Olympus House, Ipswich, IP1 5LN, UK

About GoCruise

Company Overview

GoCruise is part of Fred. Olsen Travel, selling all the world’s main cruise and river cruise lines through its territory-based franchise network. We have over 14 years cruising experience and over 60 franchisees working from home selling and marketing the cruise experience to new and existing customers. The demand for cruise holidays continues to grow, with cruises to suit absolutely everyone. Whether it is destination-led or cruise ship-led, cruising is now extremely good value for money.

Franchise Overview

Franchising since 2001, GoCruise continues to grow due to the incredible growth of the cruise industry itself. With vacant territories throughout the UK with a special focus on Wales & Scotland we are continually striving to find energetic, sociable people to join this fun and exciting industry. Working under GoCruise’s ABTA and ATOL protection, franchisees can sell to their customers with confidence. A head office support team is on hand for your every need. You make money, we make money…!

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £11,995
  • Franchise Location: Home-based
  • Market: B2C

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At GoCruise you will have an initial three-day residential induction which will cover all you need to know to commence trading, including:

Sales & Marketing
Administration & operational procedures
Cruise products and how to book

Once you leave our office, training does not stop as you will quickly see:

2 conferences per year
Webinars & telephone calls
Online cruise training
Discovery days
Head office support network
Buddy systems

Daily Life of a Franchisee

As a GoCruise franchisee you will start off by building a customer database to sell cruises to by means of networking within your territory. By networking we mean getting infront of as many people as possible, collecting customer details and sharing your expert cruise knowledge with them – giving them the confidence to book their cruise with you. It’s all about sales and giving your customers a personal, localised service.

GoCruise Case studies

  • Jane Chadwick

    GoCruise: Jane Chadwick

    Jane joined GoCruise in 2006 after being made redundant. She was looking for the right home-based opportunity and found her ideal match!

  • Martin Spence

    GoCruise: Martin Spence

    Martin loved travelling, so after 20 years as an engineer with British Airways he bought a GoCruise franchise; that was over six years ago and has never looked backā€¦

  • Colin May
    Pirtek UK - Franchisee case study

    Over 22 years, Colin May's drive and enthusiasm has helped him to work his way from trade counter assistant of a brand new Pirtek Centre, to franchisee of that same territory.

    Read the full case study View franchise details
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