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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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                  New! Short Cruises to Bahamas, Perfect for Meetings & Incentives

                  by mmckeon

                    Great news for MICE planners! Royal Caribbean’s 3,114-passenger Mariner of the Seas is leaving Asia and returning to the United States to homeport in Miami.  And more great news: Mariner of the Seas’ new short cruises to Bahamas are perfect for meetings & incentives!  This will be the first Voyager-class ship (famous for introducing first-at-sea innovations including a rock-climbing wall and Studio […]

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