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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 incentives 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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                Celebrity Edge – A Revolutionary Ship Reveal [video]

                by mmckeon

                  What makes a cruise ship “revolutionary? Celebrity Edge is the first ship designed using today’s most advanced 3-D technology and virtual reality. Everything about cruising has been reengineered! An “Edgy” Video Reveals Cutting-Edge Ship Design Watch as the tender-launch platform at deck 2 becomes a “Magic Carpet”, transporting you to a very hip bar-restaurant on deck 16 where […]

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                  Wearable Technology at Sea Now Trending

                  by mmckeon

                    Wearable technology at sea is trending – and this is great news for meeting planners and attendees who want a more personalized cruise experience. Royal Caribbean was the first cruise line to introduce WOWBand RIFD bracelets in 2014, earning Quantum of the Seas accolades as “the World’s First Smart-Ship”. The then-revolutionary wearable device gave cruise […]

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                    New ships on American rivers – not your grandma’s riverboat!

                    by mmckeon

                      Close-to-home river cruising is making a comeback – in a big way! Planners we talk to are looking for more unique, close-to-home venues for their meetings and incentives. But why limit your choices to land? There are new ships on American rivers that offer adventure, history, and authentic destination experiences – from the Mississippi River […]

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