Dedicated to Your Success At Sea
Welcome to the world of Landry & Kling, where we like to say, “Friendships made at sea are said to last a lifetime.” We’re looking forward to working with you!
Our History and Where We Are Today
In 1982, Joyce Landry and Josephine Kling founded Landry & Kling, Inc. Having previously held executive positions at several cruise lines, Joyce and Jo met while working at Holland America Line. Their industry experience gave them the knowledge and contacts to create a specialized niche, and Landry & Kling became the first travel company focused exclusively on planning meetings at sea and cruise ship charters for all kinds of organizations.
Since then, our company has grown to become the premier business-to-business resource for meeting and event planners worldwide, providing site selection and complete program management services for cruise groups, full ship charters, and dockside charters for major events.
Cruise Meetings & Events Specialization – What Sets Us Apart
Our exclusive focus is planning meetings and events at sea. We listen to your needs, help you select the right ship, and translate your program to the seagoing environment. At Landry & Kling, our team of experienced cruise veterans remove the unknowns related to cruise events and help you maximize your ROI.
Over the years, we’ve established a network of relationships with every cruise line, as well as the best ground operators and suppliers in worldwide destinations. These relationships enable us to take our clients’ programs to the next level and create extraordinary events. We anticipate the unexpected, find “elegant solutions”, and create safety nets and contingencies to protect our client’s investments.
Variety of Services to Custom-Fit Your Program Needs
We offer a choice of a la carte services to meet your specific program needs, including expert ship selection and contract negotiations, ship and port site inspections, total program logistical planning, on-site implementation, online registration and marketing support.
Full Ship Charters – Our Unparalleled Depth of Experience
Landry & Kling specializes in planning and operating full-ship charters. No one else has chartered as many ships; with so many different cruise lines; in more destinations for all types of events, including corporate meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows, fundraisers, music theme cruises; as well as dockside “floating hotels” for government summits, major sporting events and city-wide conventions. Please see Landry & Kling’s charter experience lists on shipcharters.com.
Our Cruise Line Negotiation Power Works for You
Our expertise in cruise line contract negotiations, long-time relationships, and purchasing volume help us get the results you want, maximizing value and protecting your long-term interests. We negotiate the best contract terms, lowest rates, and most amenities to stretch your budget. For group events and especially full-ship charters, the smallest contract details can make a huge difference in your program success – and your bottom line.
Cruise Destination Knowledge & Port Contracts
All destinations are not created equal. We help you select the itinerary and ports that best support your program goals. We enjoy long-established relationships with reliable destination management companies and suppliers around the world who bring the same commitment to your program as we do.
Location, Location, Location
Our location in South Florida, the “Cruise Capital of the World”, works to your advantage. Our proximity to several ports and cruise line headquarters allows us to inspect more ships and meet face-to-face with cruise line executives and ship operational staff on your behalf.
Customization vs the Cookie-Cutter Cruise
Customization is critical to the success of your cruise program. We can help with creative ideas and ensure that you capitalize on all the customization opportunities possible on your ship. Full-ship charters allow for unlimited customization – even the itinerary can be adjusted to support your agenda. Allow us to show you what’s possible.
The Best Staff in the Business
At Landry & Kling, our team of experienced cruise veterans are dedicated to your success. They remove the unknowns related to cruise events, and act as your liaison with the cruise line to help you maximize your ROI. Strong relationships are the core of our business – you can count on us to be responsive, thorough and upbeat in our day-to-day work with you.
Bonding, Registration, Insurance, Accountability
We are bonded by the Cruise Lines International Association and are duly licensed as a “Seller of Travel”. We are accustomed to managing all expenses related to our clients’ cruise programs, overseeing onboard accounting during program implementation, and providing a final detailed reconciliation of all accounts at program completion. We maintain significant insurance coverage as required by many of our corporate clients.
How We Make You the Star
No other firm in the industry puts our depth of experience at your disposal – because no other firm has it. What does that mean to you in real-world terms? Quick response. Maximum value. Risk reduction. Untroubled sleep. And a thoroughly rewarding experience, with praise heaped upon you for your impeccable planning.