Expedia CruiseShipCenters News & Blog

Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Rides Innovation Wave

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018


The top cruise travel agency franchise in North America, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, announced today a milestone-heavy year for the growing brand. The brick and mortar travel agency achieved 20 percent year-over-year growth, opened 25 new franchise locations and welcomed a record-breaking 1,773 new Vacation Consultants to its network.

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Expedia Ranked #1 in 2017 Travel Weekly Power List

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017



For the fifth consecutive year, Expedia Group has been ranked as the top travel company on the 2017 Travel Weekly Power List with $72.4 Billion in sales in 2016. Learn how you can take advantage of the #1 brand in travel as an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultant

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters Reaches 5,000 Vacation Consultants

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017



We are thrilled to announce that Expedia CruiseShipCenters has grown to over 5,000 Vacation Consultants serving travelers across North America! Through our personalized service and expert advice, we have been helping clients navigate through the overwhelming amount of travel options to choose the right vacation for their needs.

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Build Your Business With Our Exclusive Promotions

FRIDAY, JUNE 09, 2017



At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we have 5 major promotions that see tremendous success year after year! Our promotions give you ample opportunity to get in touch with your prospects and clients to tell them about these amazing vacations and spectacular savings.

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4 Advantages of Working in a Retail Travel Agency

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017


At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, our Vacation Consultants have the opportunity to work from home or in a retail space that is connected to their community. An Expedia retail store is synonymous with credibility and provides many benefits that cannot be matched by home-based models.

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Dominant In Canada, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Targets U.S. Market

THURSDAY, MAY 04, 2017


Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, discusses the company's vast expansion plans and the advantages of building a travel business with the largest travel brand in the world.

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4 Reasons Why Travel Agents are still in Demand!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 03, 2017


With the number of options available online and the ability for people to make their own travel arrangements, many believe that travel agents are no longer essential in the vacation planning process. This however is not the case! Click here to learn 4 reasons why travel agents like our Vacation Consultants are still in demand.

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters take top honours with NCL

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016


Expedia CruiseShipCenters was named top Franchise Partner of the year as Norwegian Cruise Line recognized its highest-contributing partners with year-end honors.

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Travel Agents Taking Off - Expedia CruiseShipCenters

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016


Today is an exciting day for Expedia CruiseShipCenters! The film Travel Agents Taking Off featuring one of our very own Franchise Partners and his team of Consultants. Preview the video now to learn how knowledgeable travel professionals like our Vacation Consultants are growing in demand.

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Women of 280: Mary Anne Turnbull, Kathy Henton, Gini Beth Welch - Expedia Cruiseshipcenters

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016


Mary Anne Turnbull, Kathy Henton and Gini Beth Welch of Expedia CruiseShipCenters Greystone work to give clients the vacation of their dreams. Learn more about their experience as a Vacation Consultant.

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters Puts Up Strong Fight Against Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015


3Qs for Cruise Month: Geraldine Ree

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015


In honor of Cruise Month, Expedia CruiseShipCenters' Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Geraldine Ree discusses what advice she would give to travel agents selling in 2016.

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Win 1 of 5 Free Cruises on the Norwegian Getaway

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015


Expedia CruiseShipCenters’ annual cruise giveaway contest is back! Five winners will be awarded a cruise to the Caribbean on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway.

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters Wins the ACTA Ches Chard Award

FRIDAY, JULY 03, 2015


Expedia CruiseShipCenters' exclusive sales training program, The Navigators Approach, was honored with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies Ches Chard Award for demonstrating significant commitment to professionalism, education and training.

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MMGY Study: OTAs Out, Cruising In, Millennials Driving Travel Growth

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015


"Almost half of all travelers are now interested in taking a cruise vacation during the next two years." There has never been a better time to get into the business of navigating spectacular vacation experiences!

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Expedia Ranked Top Company on the 2015 Travel Weekly Power List

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015


The advantage of the Expedia brand is one of the many benefits of becoming an Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultant. Now for the third consecutive year, the travel brand has been ranked as the top company on the Travel Weekly Power List with $50.4 Billion in sales in 2014.

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Matthew Eichhorst on the Bloomberg Advantage

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015


President Matthew Eichhorst discusses the incredible growth of the cruise industry and Expedia CruiseShipCenters on The Bloomberg Advantage on Bloomberg Business Radio.

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Why Travel Agents Are Still in Demand

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015


Cruise Line Executives discuss why travel agents still play a vital role when it comes to booking vacations.

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New Expedia Travel Agency Franchise Now Open

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015


Lynn and Carl Holcomb discuss the importance of the travel agent and the opening of their new Expedia CruiseShipCenters location in Chattanooga.

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Residents Win Cruise with Expedia

MONDAY, MARCH 09, 2015


Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchise Partner, Vince Bonfanti, kicks off his new Center opening with a community contest for a free cruise!

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Matthew Eichhorst on Bloomberg's Taking Stock

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015


Expedia CruiseShipCenters President, Matthew Eichhorst discusses the Expedia franchise opportunity and the booming cruise industry with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television.

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Expedia Inc. Ranked #1 in Travel Weekly Power List

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014


Expedia CruiseShipCenters is proud to be a part of Expedia Inc. The travel brand was recently ranked as the top company on the Travel Weekly Power List with $39.4 billion in sales in 2013.

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Meet the Viking Eistla's New Godmother

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014


Expedia CruiseShipCenters' Geraldine Ree, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, was named by Viking Cruises as Godmother of the new Viking Eistla.

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters with Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio

JANUARY, 2014


Peter Greenberg interviews Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, on the booming cruise industry and the need for a travel agent to address the growing demand of a complex vacation product.

Open Jaw: Michael Drever Chats About the Future of Travel Agents at Cruise3Sixty

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013


Michael Drever, Founder and former CEO of Expedia CruiseShipCenters was recently inducted into the Cruise Line Industry Association Hall of Fame! Listen in as he discusses inspiring advice for agents entering the industry, travel trends, customer behaviour, and where he sees the world of travel and cruising evolving in the next 2 to 5 years.

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Wall Street Journal: Michael Drever Becomes First Canadian Inducted Into Hall of Fame

WEDNESDAY, JULY 03, 2013


Founder and former CEO of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Michal Drever is being inducted into the Cruise Industry Hall of Fame by Cruise Lines International Association. Expedia CruiseShipCenters' bright future and inspiring past are a result of Drever's visionary leadership and passion for the industry.

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Financial Post: Expedia CruiseShipCenters' Joint Venture with Microsoft

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013


With Expedia CruiseShipCenters' continual growth, we needed to find a way to improve collaboration and streamline communication. Microsoft's Office 365 was the perfect solution. Find out how Expedia CruiseShipCenters has made use of this high tech solution to accommodate their growing business.

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Five Minutes with Expedia CruiseShipCenters' President, Matthew Eichhorst

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012


HelloWestTravel.com caught up with Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters to chat about Expedia CruiseShipCenters' 25th anniversary celebration aboard their annual National Conference, challenges of the past year, predictions for the upcoming wave season, and the value of travel agents.

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