Ron Hermanson 
+1 925 267-3657


About Us


Founded in 1984, Cruise Holidays is North America's oldest and largest cruise-specialty retail franchise with locations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. As our name suggests, we specialize in cruise travel, both sea and river cruises. However, we are also experts at land including all-inclusive resorts and tours. We specialize in groups of all types and sizes from small family reunions of 20-25 people to conventions at sea with hundreds of participants. Our training and expertise with groups is well known throughout the industry and our loyal client base.


Cruise Holidays is one of the franchise brands within Travel Leaders Leisure Group, Inc., one of the world's largest and most respected travel franchisors. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Travel Leaders Leisure Group, Inc. is part of Travel Leaders Group, Inc.


Because of the size of the Cruise Holidays network, the proven expertise of its owners and agents and the unparalleled strength of its industry connections, Cruise Holidays is considered by many of the world's best cruise lines and all travel suppliers to be a distribution system of choice. As a result, Cruise Holidays can offer its clients an amazing array of travel options and ideas at highly competitive prices. And since Cruise Holidays' agents can arrange travel on any cruise line and with any travel company in the world, the list of destinations and travel experiences seems endless. We can also assist with pre- and post-cruise travel arrangements and options like hotel packages, shore excursions, international air arrangements, airport transfers and travel insurance - all at competitive prices.


Ron Hermanson has owned and operated a successful, Cruise Holidays, virtual office franchise since early 2005. Prior to coming to Cruise Holidays and during his professional background spanning more than thirty years in middle and senior corporate management positions, Mr. Hermanson lived, studied, worked and traveled extensively around the globe. In operations management, he was known for his ability to turn around poor performing business units by successfully implementing change management processes and procedures while improving employee satisfaction, customer service ratings and gross earnings. In new business development, he took a small company operating in one state (California) and facilitated growth into sixteen US states and five European countries. On the Board of Trustees at a faith-based non-profit organization and as chair of the planned giving committee, he began a process that resulted in growth of donor, planned giving and estate commitments from $3M to more than $35M.


As a Cruise Holidays' franchise owner, Mr. Hermanson nurtures and maintains ongoing relationships with a number of professional associations that can facilitate and grow his business. Through initial and ongoing training and certification with many of these same associations, he receives accreditations that document his expertise. Over the years, many of his individual and group clients have expressed their satisfaction in client testimonials. And, industry publications have recognized his contributions in written articles such as seen in Vacation Agent or Travel Agent Magazine


Finally, and as with all Cruise Holidays' franchise owners, Mr. Hermanson specializes in groups. His exceptional training and experience with the complex requirements for groups enables him to be successful with groups of all sizes and shapes. However, he has also developed a specialty niche with churches, synagogues and faith-based organizations. This niche is explained in his Pastor, Rabbi and Clergy open letter. As the eldest son of dual clergy parents, his lifetime immersion in the life of the church as a lay volunteer is documented in a summary of activities which illustrates his unique qualifications and commitment to serve this segment of the group cruise travel business.