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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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    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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      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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        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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              These Mega Yacht Charters are a Planner’s Dream: 10 Reasons Why

              by mmckeon

                Is a SeaDream Mega Yacht Charter the Way to Go? Whether your goal is to motivate, reward, celebrate, or increase brand loyalty, a casually elegant mega yacht charter of SeaDream I or II is ideal for private and corporate charters. And since they’re identical, why not charter both yachts to sail in tandem? They’re more affordable […]

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                New Expedition Ship for Incentive Travel – National Geographic Quest!

                by mmckeon

                  Incentive travel planners, what do your top producers crave? Adventuresome, experiential, in-depth & immersive destination experiences… and they’ll find all that and more on Lindblad Expeditions’ new expedition ship, National Geographic Quest. National Geographic Quest – Perfect for Incentives The U.S. built National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for intimate exploration of coastal waters, shallow coves, and […]

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                  New 4 & 5-night Caribbean Cruises plus free perks!

                  by mmckeon

                    Back by popular demand, Celebrity Cruises is reintroducing quick corporate island escapes in  2018 &  2019. These 4 & 5-night Caribbean cruises give meeting attendees and incentive travel qualifiers the opportunity to experience premium Celebrity Distinctions and visit tropical ports-of-call, plus enjoy a full day at sea. Planners can choose from 4 & 5-night Caribbean […]

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                    Incentive Cruises to Cuba: More Ships Sailing Soon!

                    by Jo Kling

                      Long forbidden for U.S. travelers, Cuba is one of the most coveted cruise destinations for incentive groups. What could be motivating than being among the first to visit this exotic Caribbean island with its unspoiled tropical beaches, 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and colorful, vibrant culture? Planners are ready to explore incentive cruises to Cuba, […]

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