Celebrating more than 25 years in travel franchising, Expedia CruiseShipCenters is welcoming 600 attendees from November 11 to the 18 onboard the Ruby Princess for their 2012 national conference.

The theme for the annual event, which is attended by franchise holders, vacation consultants, and travel industry executives, is Building Excellence – Celebrating 25 Years.

According to a company statement, the conference will celebrate the company’s milestones and plans for future development, while helping franchisees and consultants achieve both their personal and professional goals with a well laid out plan for the coming year.

“From the very first franchise in 1987 to a network of 160 franchises and 3,800 consultants in 2012, Expedia CruiseShipCenters continues to evolve,” said Matthew Eichhorst, president of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. “Our success is made possible because of the collective efforts of our franchise partners, consultants, preferred suppliers and our corporate support team members. We look forward to the next 25 years.”

The week-long cruise is said to contain a packed agenda filled with news about brand strategy, new website developments, sales opportunities, and technology enhancements.

“There will be beneficial networking opportunities, industry leader discussions, a new sales training program and fun activities for all aboard the ship,” commented Eichhorst.

Expedia, the largest online travel company in the world, has partnered with Expedia CruiseShipCenters to provide travelers a one-stop-shop for cruises and vacations.

Expedia CruiseShipCenters was founded in 1987 and claims to offer the best value in the industry with 3,800 travel consultants in more than 160 franchise locations throughout North America. The company said it offers “flexible, rewarding business opportunities for travel consultants and franchise owners with a passion for travel.”