All About the Celebration of our 35th Anniversary

Through the years, our Clients have trusted and challenged us. Cruise Line colleagues have helped us fulfill and exceed expectations. DMCs and other industry suppliers have supported our efforts. We are eternally grateful to all of you! With special appreciation to Celebrity Cruises, who hosted this lovely occasion!

Hope everyone will enjoy these videos, photos and comments related to the celebration!

Joyce Landry, Jo Kling and our terrific team

Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events – 35 yr History from Anniv Gala Hosted by Celebrity Cruises Video of the Company’s 35 yr History

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Video of Anniversary Party Aboard Celebrity Reflection April 2017

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Click here to see the photos from the party

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Comments from Cruise Lines, Travel Staff and Industry Friends

“It is with great pleasure that we congratulate you on reaching such a major milestone… 35 years ago ‘cruising for business’ was not even a consideration for most companies, yet with a shared vision and a passion for what was possible, you developed a business niche that has grown to be an integral part of every cruise line’s business portfolio today. Landry & Kling is synonymous with corporate cruise programs and large-scale events. With sincerest congratulations, we honor you today”

Richard D. Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International
Vicki L. Freed, SVP Sales & TS&S, Royal Caribbean International 

“There are not often times in our business where there are trailblazers who truly make a difference and contribute to the industry in a way that no one has before. Joyce and Jo are two of those women…they have been the apostles… and they have taught many…. who have come after them, but no one will ever be like the both of you.” (Video excerpt)

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises
President & CEO

“I am so thrilled with how successful your special day was and that we had the honor of hosting! Thanks for blessing this industry with your passion and vision!

Dondra Ritzenthaler, Celebrity Cruises
Senior Vice President of Sales, TSS, UK, APAC

“You two laid the foundation and professionalism of what is corporate & charter business for the cruise industry. You set the playbook of what to do to grow tremendously and all the while treating clients and vendors with the most respect. Thank you for allowing me to learn by being around you or observing from afar or close. You truly made an impact on me as a person and a professional and I pray the industry adopts your amazing enthusiasm, professionalism, class and great karma.”

Ron Gulasky, Celebrity Cruises
Associate VP, National & Strategic Accounts
Former Global Sales & Marketing Director, Corporate & Charters

“The entire cruise industry owes you a debt of gratitude. In fact, your anniversary event felt somewhat like a “coming of age” celebration for all of us. I’m not entirely sure where we would be if not for your amazing stewardship and advocacy on our behalf.”

Sean Mahoney, Silversea Cruises
Former Global VP Corporate & Incentive Sales
Currently Blue Carrot Consultants

“Congratulations. What a great achievement, and it seems like it was only yesterday. Wish I could join you.”

Ron Kurtz, Sea Goddess Cruises
Former founding President
Currently President, American Affluence Research Center

“Many thanks for the invitation, and many thanks for remembering me after so many years. Congratulations on this milestone in your bright evolution to one of the best organizations of the cruise industry.”

Captain Paris Katsoufis, Dolphin & Majesty Cruise Lines
Former  President
Currently Chairman, Kyma Ship Management

“Saturday was a terrific, amazing, fun, enjoyable, memorable, interesting, nostalgic, educational, remarkable, meaningful, wonderful and very special experience. To see people from 20+ years ago and be reminded that we were a part of a phenomenon that changed an industry was invigorating. To find that at the center of all that, all this time, was Landry and Kling (I am surprised no one mentioned, early on, how many times we all heard and maybe even said “Was the Blonde one Landry or Kling?”) How proud you must be of your “child” that grew up to become an industry icon. And what a pleasure it was to have shared a small part of that journey. I am often asked, if I miss the Cruise business. The answer is always the same. “I don’t miss it, but I do miss the wonderful people I worked with” You are the perfect example of that and I am glad that we could remain in close contact beyond my cruise years. All the best in pioneering the next evolution for L&K. And thank you for making us a part of your celebration.”

Richard Weinstein, Carnival Cruise Lines
Former VP Corporate & Incentive Sales
Currently SVP Membership & Marketing, Ocean Reef Club

“It was an honor to share such a historical milestone with so many industry colleagues. As you glance through the audience, most of us have achieved our goals based on your inspiration 35 years ago. I personally want to thank you for opening a path to a career I absolutely love and enjoy every waking moment. Not ready for the celebration to be over. Thank you for allowing us to participate and be part of the celebration.”

Freddy I. Muller, Silversea Cruises
VP Corporate & Incentive Sales – Americas

“The two of you have been instrumental in developing the incentive cruise business as well as being mentors for many of us. I hope you know how much I respect and appreciate both of you. I wish you a wonderful celebration on your very special anniversary.”

Ann Sedgwick, Carnival Cruise Line
Division VP, Charter, Corporate and Incentive Sales

“Mazel Tov to strong women remaining relevant when younger peeps may think that we are beyond our expiration date!  You two are icons and I am so proud to have worked with you over the years.  Cheers to MANY more years!”

Maggie Mantia, Regent Seven Seas and Cunard Line
Former VP Charter & Incentive Sales
Currently VP Sales & Marketing, Judy Perl Worldwide Travel

“I personally have learned so much from working with and for your company. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with your company over the years

Marianne Schmidhofer, Norwegian Cruise Line
Former Director, Charter, Meeting & Incentive Sales
Currently Freelance Meeting & Event Project Manager

“Congratulations on this joyous occasion. Hard to believe…35 years…WOW. Thank you for including me, I am honored and thrilled for you, and wish you all the best for the coming years.”

 Judy Perl, Seabourn & Cunard Line
Former Director Charter & Incentive Sales
Currently President & CEO, Judy Perl Worldwide Travel

“I can remember Lucy and I doing air group requests for you guys when we were still at Costa. Congratulations to you both. Fantastic achievement!!! Have fun at the party, and thank you so much for including me in your party plans.”

Karen Segalla, Costa Cruises
Former Director Air/Sea Tours
Currently Owner/Chairwoman Total Travel Marine

“So sorry I cannot attend — otherwise I would be there with bells on. It was the best of times working with you, and I congratulate you on your 35 years at Sea. Lots of Love!”

Brenda Broome
Freelance Travel Staff

“How truly amazing; 35 years…where did they go?  Some of my most hilarious, exciting, astonishing and memorable moments happened while working L&K programs with a wonderful team.  I’m very disappointed to miss this extraordinary event!  Congratulations to two incredible ground-breaking women; do party on! “

Mary H. Thieme
Freelance Travel Staff

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