10 easy ways to add fitness and fun to your meetings

by mmckeon
    SkyRide on Carnival Vista - fun ways to add fitness to meetings

    Imagine early morning Tai Chi on deck; fitness classes like kickboxing, spinning, Pilates and Zumba; state-of-the-art gyms with the latest weight and cardio equipment; a wrap-around jogging track 10 decks high; challenging rock-climbing walls and ropes courses soaring above the sea. Here are 12 fun ways to incorporate fitness into your meeting at sea.

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    These 2018 Short Charter Opportunities in the Med Won’t Last!

    by mmckeon
      Le Soleal at Sea

      Upscale French line Ponant just told us about two, 2018 short charter opportunities – priced to sell – now available on 264-passenger Le Soleal. What better way to reward your top performers or loyal customers that to experience the Mediterranean’s sun-kissed  Spanish coast, with its rich cultural and historical heritage on a chic, luxurious yacht that’s been […]

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      Why Ritz-Carlton Yachts are Big News for Corporate Events

      by Joyce Landry
        Ritz-Carlton Yacht

        If you’re in the travel or events industries, you’ve likely stumbled onto the news that the Ritz-Carlton announced its entry into the cruise market with a yachting concept. According to Ritz-Carlton, “Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several […]

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        Cruising with Alibaba on First Norwegian Joy Charter

        by Joyce Landry
          Alibaba welcomes guests during Norwegian Joy ship charter

          The following is my first hand account from the new Norwegian Joy in Shanghai – where I sailed with the Alibaba group during the first Norwegian Joy charter cruise in her new homeland.  As explained in a recent Seatrade Cruise News article, “Norwegian Joy’s first Shanghai cruise hosts Alibaba Group”, Norwegian Cruise Line has a […]

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          Rare, 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise in 2018

          by mmckeon
          SeaDream Yacht in Monte Carlo Marina

          SeaDream Yacht Club has a unique 5-night Mediterranean voyage available for exclusive charter in 2018 on their 112-passenger yacht. This is your opportunity to reward your customers or top performers with a private yacht experience in one of the world’s most enticing regions…at an excellent, all-inclusive charter rate. The roundtrip itinerary from Nice,France means more convenient […]

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          Ritz Carlton Goes to Sea with Luxury Yachts

          by mmckeon
            Ritz Carlton Yacht Aft Marina

            Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea with the Ritz Carlton Luxury Yacht Collection.  As upscale meetings and incentive travel programs are on the rise,  planners are searching for unique and memorable venues to meet the demand for bespoke luxury experiences. We’ve seen the luxury cruise market increase to 40 ships […]

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            Cuba Cruises Update – Good to Go!

            by mmckeon
              Havana Harbor from cruise ship

              Meeting and incentive travel planners concerned about the President’s recent Cuba policy changes can rest assured: Cuba cruises – on ships both large and small – are good to go! The first historic cruise from Miami to Cuba was just a year ago, and since then, many American citizens have visited the once-forbidden island by […]

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              Are Cruise Ships Safe? What Planners Need to Know

              by mmckeon

                These days, safety and security are top of mind when planning a global meeting or incentive trip. In the Meetings & Conventions Global Planner 2017 survey, North American meeting planners listed security as one of their key criteria when selecting an international destination (see screenshot, right). Are Cruise Ships Safe & Secure? This is the question we hear from many of the meeting […]

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                Short Cruises on a New Ship – Just What You Asked For!

                by mmckeon

                  When we speak with meeting planners about incentive cruises and meetings at sea, their wish list nearly always includes “more short cruises on a new ship”. So we’re happy to share that Holland America’s newest mid-sized premium ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, is offering 2 short “gem cruises” from her seasonal homeport of Ft. Lauderdale in 2018 and 2019. The 4-night voyage departs on […]

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                  Incentives on Cruise Ships Motivate Success!

                  by mmckeon

                    Recently, Incentive Magazine Executive Editor Leo Jakobson reached out to Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry for “Insider Intel” about incentive cruises. The article, Cruises Go Full Speed Ahead in Incentive Travel, is featured in the May/June issue.  Joyce shares insights into how the niche market grew and why demand for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, events) cruises […]

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