Cruise vs. Hotel Venues for Meetings & Incentive Travel

Meeting and event planners often ask us to compare a cruise vs. hotel. If you’ve never planned or operated a cruise event, you’ll find it’s a whole different animal from your traditional land-based program. When you take into account all that’s included on a ship, not to mention the unique experiences that only a cruise can provide, you’ll quickly see that the cost savings and benefits are incomparable when comparing a cruise vs. hotel for your program!

Cruise vs. hotel: Two70 transformative entertainment space on Royal Caribbean Quantum-class

Two70 entertainment space on Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ship

Cruise vs. Hotel: What’s Included

A cruise meeting can save your organization up to 40% when compared to a hotel, conference center or resort. Why? Your cruise program rate includes meals in a variety of dining venues, a choice of evening entertainment, daily activities and onboard sports facilities. In addition, meeting space, decor, and state-of-the-art Audio Visual equipment is also complimentary. This means better budget control, remarkable value, and ease of planning. For a complete list of inclusions, please refer to the What’s Included page.

Meeting at Sea vs. Hotel Meeting

Planning a meeting or event on a ship may require a bit of  “out of the box” flexibility and creative thinking. That’s where Landry & Kling comes in – we’re the experts at translating your program specifications to a cruise ship environment. To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of key things you need to know when planning your first event at sea.