Posts from March 2017

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10 Cruise Event Trends to Watch

by Jo Kling

    As you plan your meetings & incentive travel programs for the coming years, hotel trends are top of mind. But are you prepared if your stakeholders ask you about using a cruise ship? Have you ever considered a cruise ship venue? Perhaps you’ve read about the latest cruise line developments, but WIIFY (what’s in it for […]

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    Cruise Industry Leaders: Women at the Helm

    by Joyce Landry

      When my partner Jo Kling and I launched Landry & Kling in 1982, we were hard-pressed to find many female cruise industry leaders in senior positions. There were no women in cruise line C-Suites, and the idea of a female in the coveted captain’s seat was inconceivable. [Right: Jo Kling and I at our Miami office in 1988] Maritime […]

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      Celebrity Edge – A Revolutionary Ship Reveal [video]

      by mmckeon

        What makes a cruise ship “revolutionary? Celebrity Edge is the first ship designed using today’s most advanced 3-D technology and virtual reality. Everything about cruising has been reengineered! An “Edgy” Video Reveals Cutting-Edge Ship Design Watch as the tender-launch platform at deck 2 becomes a “Magic Carpet”, transporting you to a very hip bar-restaurant on deck 16 where […]

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        Wearable Technology at Sea Now Trending

        by mmckeon

          Wearable technology at sea is trending – and this is great news for meeting planners and attendees who want a more personalized cruise experience. Royal Caribbean was the first cruise line to introduce WOWBand RIFD bracelets in 2014, earning Quantum of the Seas accolades as “the World’s First Smart-Ship”. The then-revolutionary wearable device gave cruise […]

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          New ships on American rivers – not your grandma’s riverboat!

          by mmckeon

            Close-to-home river cruising is making a comeback – in a big way! Planners we talk to are looking for more unique, close-to-home venues for their meetings and incentives. But why limit your choices to land? There are new ships on American rivers that offer adventure, history, and authentic destination experiences – from the Mississippi River […]

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