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Incentive Travel Trend: Modern American River Cruises

by mmckeon
    American Song - modern American riverboat

    As we look towards 2018 and beyond,  we’re paying particular attention to cruise trends that meet the expanding needs of meeting & incentive professionals. A few of the incentive travel trends include: Closer-to-home destinations for ease of travel and less security concerns All-inclusive venues for better budget control, less out-of-pocket expense for attendees Unique, authentic […]

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    Virgin Voyages’ Bold New Vision for Cruising

    by mmckeon
      Virgin Voyages prototype ship

      Virgin Voyages released their long-anticipated “Ship Tease” and it left us wanting more! The first renderings of the 2,800-passenger prototype cruise ship reveal a sleek, yacht-like exterior, designed to look like the vessel is “gliding” in the water. Looks amazing, right? Read on for more reasons meeting & incentive  planners will want to keep an […]

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      Symphony of the Seas- New Experiences, More Wows

      by mmckeon

        When Symphony of the Seas debuts in April 2018,  the fourth Oasis-class ship will herald the arrival of the new “world’s largest” cruise ship with 2,774 guestrooms,  never-before-seen venues, and interactive experiences sure to delight groups spanning multiple generations. Upon arrival at PortMiami’s new Terminal A, your meeting or incentive group will begin their cruise […]

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        Cruise lines get down to business at IMEX

        by mmckeon

          IMEX America hosts the largest trade show and hosted buyer program in the U.S. for the meeting, event and incentive travel industry, and this year’s convention in Las Vegas was the biggest yet. So why was Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, walking the floor at the IMEX show? He oversees the world’s largest […]

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          Cruise Ship Makeovers Inspired by Newbuilds

          by mmckeon

            When it comes to cruise industry trends, Old is the New New. According to a Seatrade Cruise Whitepaper published this month, a staggering billion and a half dollars were spent on cruise ship makeovers in 2016! And there is no slowdown in sight. These revitalization  go way beyond traditional refits to complete overhauls, adding the hottest […]

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            Celebrity Edge Redefines Cruise Ship Meeting Space

            by mmckeon
              Cruise ship refurbishment - Celebrity Edge Suite Retreat Lounge

              One of the biggest misconceptions about cruise ships is that they’re not “business appropriate” and lack meeting space. Nothing could be further from the truth! Many modern ships accommodate today’s business functions with flexible meeting and conference space, plus a variety of lounges and theaters that can be used for collaborative breakouts and group events. Now Celebrity […]

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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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