CruiseShipCenters Opens Franchise in Fort Lauderdale

The first Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise in Fort Lauderdale will open soon offering Florida agents the choice to be home-based or conduct business from the new location in Weston, FL. “Over 900 new agents have joined us this year alone,” says Michael Drever CEO and Founder of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “We’re anticipating a very positive response to this new location in the heart of the cruising world.”?

Expedia CSC believes the cruise lines are glad to see cruise specialists come to town with another store-front location, bringing the North American total to 116.??“We’re thrilled to see Expedia CruiseShipCenters opening here,” says Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president, sales for Celebrity Cruises. “They’ve earned our Top National Account Award – Overall, are focused on marketing and selling cruises, and have amazing marketing and technology to support their agents.”?

Pat Heathfield, sales manager for CSC, says the franchisers CruiseDesk technology offers a powerful Customer Relationship Management system for agents. Agents can literally work from anywhere in the world.?

Fort Lauderdale franchise partner, Mary Beth Casey, is putting together a team of Cruise Consultants to launch her new business. “With all the new ships and destinations, and so many new people discovering cruising, customers really want to speak to a specialist” says Casey. “And whether an agent chooses to join us from home, or in our office in Weston, CruiseDesk will provide them with all the tools they need to run their business with ease.”?

Expedia CruiseShipCenters welcomes agents and offers  a series of  free webinars to brief agents. Visit