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CruiseOne franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a CruiseOne.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2022 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesCruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise fees total around $4,900, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
|Initial franchise fee||$9,800 for new franchisee $3,195 for intermediate franchisee$495 for experienced franchisee to|
|Estimated total||$9,800 to $0|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $2,175 for CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Office equipment and furniture||$0 to $1,500|
|Initial office supplies||$50 to $300|
|Computer hardware and software equipment||$0 to $2,500|
|Estimated total||$50 to $4,300|
Training feesCruiseOne/Dream Vacations initial training costs total $548, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Training expenses||$200 to $250|
|Additional signatories, associates training and travel||$0 to $645|
|Estimated total||$200 to $895|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $725 for CruiseOne/Dream Vacations, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Initial promotion and advertising||$250 to $1,200|
|Estimated total||$250 to $1,200|
Licenses and permits costsCruiseOne/Dream Vacations initial licenses and permits will set you back $325. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
|Licenses and permits||Cost|
|Permits, franchises, bonds & memberships||$150 to $500|
|Estimated total||$150 to $500|
Administrative feesCruiseOne/Dream Vacations administrative fees total up to $628 — which comes in under the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
|Insurance, legal and accounting||$150 to $1,000|
|Criminal and civil background check||$0 to $30|
|Financing application fee||$0 to $75|
|Estimated total||$150 to $1,105|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for CruiseOne/Dream Vacations total $1,500 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Three months' additional funds||$500 to $2,500|
|Estimated total||$500 to $2,500|
How to financeThe average cost to open one of the 200 biggest franchises in the US — $332,249 — is well over the estimated total initial costs for $10,800. Securing funds will likely be easier at lower amounts, just follow these steps:
- Review the financial requirements on the CruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchising website.
- Compare banks, online lenders and business credit cards and determine which financing type best suits your needs.
- Once you settle on a financing type, compare lenders based on credit history requirements, amounts offered and interest rates.
- Gather all required documents and apply online or in person.
What types of financing is available?Consider one of the following options for covering a portion of the costs to open a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations.
- Online loan. For a turnaround that's faster than a bank, an online business loan could be the way to go. Credit requirements are often more flexible than those of traditional bank loans, too.
- Credit card. Using a business credit card allows you to spend up to your preapproved limit. This means if extra expenses pop up, you can likely cover them without having to take out another type of financing.
- Bank loan. If you have stronger credit — typically a score of 670 or higher — a traditional bank loan may get you a more favorable interest rate than a credit card or online loan.
- SBA loan. Qualifying for an SBA loan is easier than a traditional bank loan, but it typically comes with fees and higher interest rates.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $11,100. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How CruiseOne/Dream Vacations stacks upCompare how CruiseOne/Dream Vacations holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|Miracle-Ear||CruiseOne/Dream Vacations||The Maids Home Services|
|Average Franchise fees||NA||$4,900||$49,550|
|Average Equipment fees||NA||$2,175||$15,575|
|Average Real estate fees||NA||NA||$1,500|
|Average Training fees||NA||$548||$3,900|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Marketing fees||NA||$725||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||$325||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||NA||NA||$2,700|
|Average Admin fees||NA||$628||$1,000|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||NA||$1,500||$33,025|
Bottom lineCruiseOne/Dream Vacations franchise costs run a total of $10,800. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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