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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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            4-Night Bermuda Cruises from New York on a brand new ship!

            by mmckeon

              Looking for a quick Bermuda getaway for a corporate meeting or incentive travel program? The newest ship from Carnival Cruises, 3,963-passenger Carnival Horizon, will offer a series of 4-night Bermuda cruises from New York to Bermuda in spring and summer of 2018.  The Itinerary The “long weekend” cruises sail Thursday to Monday and feature a full-day […]

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              Short Cruises to Cuba: Choosing Your Ship

              by mmckeon

                Cuba is the must-see destination for meetings and incentive travel and the best time to travel there is now…by cruise ship, of course! So here’s great news for planners:  Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International recently announced new 4 & 5-night short cruises to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky and Royal Caribbean’s Empress […]

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                Close to home cruises for incentives

                by mmckeon

                  One of the MICE cruise trends we’ve noticed in 2017: More planners are requesting close to home cruises. With new and expanding domestic ports, your incentive cruise or meeting at sea attendees now have more access to a greater number of premium cruise ships – and many are within driving distance of major cities.  American […]

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                  Yacht Charters vs Cruise Ship: Let’s Compare

                  by mmckeon

                    Yacht Charters vs. Cruise Ship We love cruise ships – of all types and sizes -and so do our clients. But here’s a secret: Big Cruise Ships are not the only choice for corporate planners who want to take their attendees to sea. Why not consider yacht charters? The Moorings Yacht charters are a unique alternative for groups […]

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