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Cuba Cruises Update – Good to Go!

by mmckeon

    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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            Royal Caribbean Adds Wow to the Party!

            by Jo Kling

              Just when we thought our 35th Anniversary celebration on board Celebrity Reflection couldn’t get any better,  our friends from Royal Caribbean wowed us with a surprise presentation of a stunning award to mark our milestone. The note that accompanied the special award said: “To the entire L&K gang, congratulations on 35 years! Our partnership is invaluable and greatly appreciated. […]

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              Crystal Cruise Ship Makeovers [Video]

              by mmckeon

                Crystal Cruise Ship Makeovers: The Evolution of Luxury at Sea How do you top perfection? Crystal has found a way. The award-winning “World’s Best” cruise line is making a multi-million-dollar investment in Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity to deliver elevated levels of luxury and personalized experiences.  The reduced ship capacities also fill an industry gap for charters; no […]

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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 incentive 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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