Miami, FL (Jan. 21, 2010) – Planning a group cruise requires searching for detailed ship information and not always finding what you need – even on the cruise lines’ own web sites. Now, with, the first cruise portal for meetings and events, group organizers can find all the ship data they need in one place – at no cost.

“I’ve bookmarked – it’s invaluable in selecting the right ship for a group and to verify it’s a good fit before I present it to my client,” said Millie Evans, President/CEO Alliance Incentives and Meetings. “And for operational planning, it has all the info I need – which isn’t on cruise line web sites.” provides 24/7 access to all cruise brands, and the most content-rich and searchable database for the cruise industry, so that planners can:

1. Find ship data never before offered online or in print, such as:
– Meeting/function room capacities
– Dining room seating, and details for private group dining
– Outdoor group function areas
– A/V equipment lists

2- Search, compare, and save favorite cruises; then create one RFP and submit it to multiple cruise lines. (Group pricing is the same as booking direct.)

3- See the cruise lines most committed to groups, and search their mini-sites (all laid out the same — when you’re familiar with one, you’re familiar with all!)

4- Search by ship name for a chronological list of future Itineraries and Basic Ship Information, and find it faster than a brochure.

5- Search for a cruise anywhere in the world by any date range (as short as several days or as long as several months). Sort your results by meetings-specific criteria.

6-Refer to the Knowledge Center to answer all your questions, including these:
– What your group cruise budget will buy?
– Sample budget for an Association cruise?
– What’s the distance between cruise port and air port?
– Cruise vs. hotel cost comparison, including tax deductibility?

7-Discover a list of “Cruise Gems”– those rare, hard to find, short cruises.

“Everyone who plans group travel should take a good look, and bookmark if they want to simplify cruise sourcing and planning” said Jo Kling, CEO

For more information on, A Landry & Kling Company, visit or call 888-713-1371.

About & Kling is designed for meeting and event planners who want more control in the cruise sourcing and planning process. It’s the fastest and easiest way for group organizers to master the world of cruising, building on all that’s been learned by Landry & Kling, who are credited with being the first distribution channel between the cruise industry and corporate America. Now, 28 years since their startup, they have responded to changing times by creating, with innovative cruise sourcing tools that enable meeting planners and other travel intermediaries to be more pro-active and confident in booking cruises. Seasite group pricing is the same as booking direct, with the advantage of impartial Cruise Advisors to assist as needed.

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