Royal Caribbean Adds Wow to the Party!

by Jo Kling

    Just when we thought our 35th Anniversary celebration on board Celebrity Reflection couldn’t get any better,  our friends from Royal Caribbean wowed us with a surprise presentation of a stunning award to mark our milestone. The note that accompanied the special award said: “To the entire L&K gang, congratulations on 35 years! Our partnership is invaluable and greatly appreciated. […]

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    Meetings at Sea: Celebrating 35 Years

    by mmckeon

      Thirty-five years ago, Joyce Landry & Jo Kling founded the first company to specialize in meetings at sea and corporate cruises. So it was only fitting that Landry & Kling celebrated their milestone anniversary on board a cruise ship. Our hosts from Celebrity Cruises went all out to arrange our Milestone Event aboard Celebrity Reflection in PortMiami. We […]

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      Crystal Cruise Ship Makeovers [Video]

      by mmckeon

        Crystal Cruise Ship Makeovers: The Evolution of Luxury at Sea How do you top perfection? Crystal has found a way. The award-winning “World’s Best” cruise line is making a multi-million-dollar investment in Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity to deliver elevated levels of luxury and personalized experiences.  The reduced ship capacities also fill an industry gap for charters; no […]

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        Silver Muse Preview Cruise: My First Impressions [video]

        by Joyce Landry

          Silversea recently invited top travel agent partners and media to preview their new 596-passenger Silver Muse during the “shakedown cruise” to test the ship. I had the honor of representing Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events on the day Silver Muse was delivered from the shipyard in Genoa. We flew to Milan one day early to […]

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          Cruise Meetings & Incentives: Past, Present, Future

          by mmckeon

            The evolution of cruise meetings & incentives Cruise meetings & incentives are increasingly popular as planners search for unique, cost-effective venues to deliver memorable event experiences. But the marriage of cruising and business hasn’t always been smooth sailing. In fact, back in 1982 when Joyce Landry & Jo Kling formed Landry & Kling to specialize in this […]

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            Add Wellness to Meetings & Incentives: 5 Easy Ways

            by mmckeon

              The $3.7 trillion global wellness industry is impacting travel trends and making waves in the MICE market. Are you searching for easy, budget-friendly ways to add wellness to your meetings and incentive travel programs? You’re not alone!  The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) recently released The IRF Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study. Although the overwhelming majority of […]

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              Experience the Ultimate Adventure at Sea! [Vinfographic]

              by mmckeon

                Are your meeting or incentive cruise attendees ready for some heart-pumping, multi-sensory thrills? On Harmony of the Seas, they can plummet 10 stories into to the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea. Towering 150 feet above sea level, Harmony of the Seas’ Ultimate Abyss is not only the tallest cruise ship slide […]

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                Short cruise on a premium ship for meetings & incentives

                by mmckeon

                  A unique short cruise on a premium ship is always in demand by meeting & incentive travel planners who are searching for new, upscale venues and destination experiences. So we’re delighted to share a rare 5-night voyage on award-winning Celebrity Reflection, sailing round trip from Rome, August 15  20, 2018.  This special “one off” sailing on 3,046-passenger Celebrity Reflection (typically sailing […]

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                  10 Cruise Event Trends to Watch

                  by Jo Kling

                    As you plan your meetings & incentive travel programs for the coming years, hotel trends are top of mind. But are you prepared if your stakeholders ask you about using a cruise ship? Have you ever considered a cruise ship venue? Perhaps you’ve read about the latest cruise line developments, but WIIFY (what’s in it for […]

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                    Cruise Industry Leaders: Women at the Helm

                    by Joyce Landry

                      When my partner Jo Kling and I launched Landry & Kling in 1982, we were hard-pressed to find many female cruise industry leaders in senior positions. There were no women in cruise line C-Suites, and the idea of a female in the coveted captain’s seat was inconceivable. [Right: Jo Kling and I at our Miami office in 1988] Maritime […]

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