Cruise Ship Security: What Meeting Planners Need to Know

by Joyce Landry
    Oceania ship in Portofino Italy

    These days, safety and security are top of mind when planning a meeting or incentive trip. At a recent industry conference for meeting and event professionals, leaders from all travel sectors discussed security issues; I was invited to speak on behalf of the cruise industry. Here are important facts and an infographic that demonstrate the extraordinary measures […]

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    Top 2018 Cruise Trends for MICE Planners Revealed

    by mmckeon
      2018 Cruise Trends for Meetings, Incentives

      The future of cruising is brighter than ever – and that’s great news for MICE planners!  As the demand for cruise travel continues to rise, 81 new ocean ships and dozens of river vessels are already on order through 2026.  Landry & Kling’s new SlideDeck presentation identifies 8 exciting 2018 cruise trends that represent the […]

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      Best Way to Visit Cuba [Video}

      by mmckeon

        With it’s natural beauty, distinct culture and legendary nightlife, Cuba is a motivating destination for incentive groups who crave authentic travel experiences and the opportunity to mingle with locals. And the best way to visit Cuba is…by cruise ship! See for yourself! Royal Caribbean is spicing up their Cuba cruises with two exciting new ports […]

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        A New Type of Hotel [Video]

        by mmckeon

          MICE planners discover unique meeting venues for all types of events with Landry & Kling’s new animated video. Ready to take your group to sea?  Please give us a call at 305-661-1880, send an email to inquiry@landrykling.com, or request a group or charter quote. 00Share this…

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          Incentive Travel Trend: Modern American River Cruises

          by mmckeon
            American Song - modern American riverboat

            As we look towards 2018 and beyond,  we’re paying particular attention to cruise trends that meet the expanding needs of meeting & incentive professionals. A few of the incentive travel trends include: Closer-to-home destinations for ease of travel and less security concerns All-inclusive venues for better budget control, less out-of-pocket expense for attendees Unique, authentic […]

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            Wellness Getaways – What Your Group Needs Now [Video]

            by mmckeon

              Looking for a quick incentive getaway to rejuvenate your participants? Take a break from the oridinary! Lindblad Expeditions and exhale have teamed up to create 3 or 4-day Wildness + Wellness Adventures aboard National Geographic Sea Bird in Mexico’s shimmering Sea of Cortez.  These adventure-packed voyages in Baja California & the Sea of Cortez are […]

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              Incentive Cruise Special: Unique 5-night Greek Isles Charter

              by mmckeon

                Our friends at Ponant told us about a rare short cruise opportunity for an upscale incentive trip, customer recognition, or milestone celebration. The premium French cruise line is offering a 5-night Greek Isles charter of Le Lyrial (122 rooms), sailing roundtrip from Athens June 17 – 21, 2019. Imagine your top clients or star performers sailing […]

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                Virgin Voyages’ Bold New Vision for Cruising

                by mmckeon
                  Virgin Voyages prototype ship

                  Virgin Voyages released their long-anticipated “Ship Tease” and it left us wanting more! The first renderings of the 2,800-passenger prototype cruise ship reveal a sleek, yacht-like exterior, designed to look like the vessel is “gliding” in the water. Looks amazing, right? Read on for more reasons meeting & incentive  planners will want to keep an […]

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                  Symphony of the Seas- New Experiences, More Wows

                  by mmckeon

                    When Symphony of the Seas debuts in April 2018,  the fourth Oasis-class ship will herald the arrival of the new “world’s largest” cruise ship with 2,774 guestrooms,  never-before-seen venues, and interactive experiences sure to delight groups spanning multiple generations. Upon arrival at PortMiami’s new Terminal A, your meeting or incentive group will begin their cruise […]

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                    Cruise lines get down to business at IMEX

                    by mmckeon

                      IMEX America hosts the largest trade show and hosted buyer program in the U.S. for the meeting, event and incentive travel industry, and this year’s convention in Las Vegas was the biggest yet. So why was Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, walking the floor at the IMEX show? He oversees the world’s largest […]

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