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Meet at Sea and Experience Norwegian Bliss

by mmckeon
    Norwegian Bliss Observation Lounge

    Norwegian Cruise Line revealed more details about Norwegian Bliss, their new, 4,000-passenger ship that promises a spectacular cruising experience for groups who meet at sea.  Boasting new design features and several “first at sea” innovations,  Bliss will offer 7-night cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June […]

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    4-Night Cuba Cruises from Orlando

    by mmckeon
      Norwegian Sun 4-night Cuba cruises from Orlando

      Looking for a unique venue and motivating destination for your next travel incentive or meeting?  Your group will feel privileged to be among the first to visit the long-forbidden tropical island of Cuba…and the best way to get there is by cruise ship. 4-Night Cuba Cruises – More All-Inclusive As demand for cruises to Cuba […]

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      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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        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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          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 Baja Cruises Active Groups Crave

                by mmckeon

                  Looking for a quick getaway for a holiday incentive or add-on to your California or Mexico program?  Lindblad Expeditions just announced short Baja Cruises in December 2017 and January 2018 at very attractive rates! These 3 or 4-night adventure-packed voyages in Baja California & the Sea of Cortez are just thing for your busy attendees who […]

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                  Asia MICE Cruises are Booming!

                  by mmckeon

                    Asia MICE Cruises (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events) are becoming increasingly popular as cruise lines deploy more capacity to the region, including new, larger cruise ships purpose-built for the Asia market. Cruise experiences tailored to Asian guests include more onboard activities aimed at multi-generational groups, high-end shopping, and new menus with familiar and regional cuisine. Here at Landry & […]

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