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Bob Eskridge
Cruise & Vacation Consultant

Bob Eskridge

Cruise & Vacation Consultant

About me and my passion for travel

Established in 1987, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® is a retail travel agency franchise and a global leader in the marketing and sales of cruise vacations. Our company’s ongoing commitment to providing incredible value and exceptional service to travelers has helped us grow at an average rate of 11% each year, for over two decades.

Our North American network now includes over 230 franchise locations open or under development and more than 4,700 Vacation Consultants who are passionate about helping their clients navigate through the complexities of travel planning. Although our brand specializes in cruises, each Expedia CruiseShipCenters location operates as a full service travel agency offering flights, hotels, tours and resort packages – all at Expedia® prices.

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is part of Expedia, Inc. – the largest travel company in the world – with more than $81.3 billion in annual gross travel bookings. As part of the Expedia family of brands, our franchisees, Vacation Consultants and customers all benefit their massive buying power, vast product selection and globally trusted brand.

In addition to being named a top seller by every major cruise line, Expedia CruiseShipCenters has been recognized for its leadership in the franchise community, ranking in the Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises and Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise500. After 23 years of proven success in Canada, Expedia CruiseShipCenters was honored with induction into the Canadian Franchise Association's Hall of Fame for outstanding performance by a franchise company over a significant period of time. Now, our brand is rapidly expanding our network across the United States with plans to grow to 500 franchise locations by 2020.

As Expedia CruiseShipCenters continues to expand into communities from coast to coast, our organization remains dedicated to Our Promise to navigate spectacular vacation experiences for each and every customer.

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You skillfully planned our Disney cruise vacation (multiple cabins, multiple excursions and unique onboard experiences) for ages ranging from 75 to 6. If that wasn’t enough, you were also able to plan our land visit. From giving us the awesome recommendation of places to eat outside of the Magic Kingdom (Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue) to passes to the park, to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for my niece, to a reservation in an air-conditioned lunch spot at Liberty Tree Tavern (required in the 100 degree heat) to booking all of our Fast Pass+ rides so that the kids got to do exactly what they wanted to do. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention the countless hours that your team spent with my family to give us all of the necessary tips and tricks for making the most of our experience. All and all – you guys made this a trip that all ages could LOVE…..and I really do appreciate all that you have done for me and my family. Jayme Calabrese

Our Promise

At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we are navigators of spectacular vacation experiences. As part of the number one brand in travel, this is our promise to you:

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  • Advice you can trust.

  • The best choice in prices.

  • Expedia Extras.

  • More than cruises.

  • Always there.

Bob Eskridge
Cruise & Vacation Consultant