For over 35 years, Landry & King has been the “go-to” industry source for trade publications and journalists reporting on meetings and incentives on cruise ships, ship charters, and accommodation ship projects. Here are a few recent articles we’ve contributed to, as well as news about our company and cruise programs we’ve managed.

High winds and high drama at COP26 for Landry & Kling and Inchcape

January 12, 2022 , Cruise & Ferry / Partners successfully navigated complex logistical challenges to provide floating hotels for major global climate conference in their first joint charter project

Held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021, the global COP26 conference was the stage for big decisions on the climate and also the scene of dramatic protests. But behind the scenes a very different drama played out as two cruise ships were drafted in to house essential workers to keep the show rolling, with Inchcape Shipping Services as the main support act. Read more.

Cruise Ships House COP26 Essential Workers

Prevue Meetings + Incentives LogoNovember 17, 2021, Prevue Meetings + Incentives / Cruise ships were on deck to house COP26 security, AV and other critical staff members.

What do you do when a citywide event takes over all available hotel rooms, leaving no accommodations for the event organizer’s critical workforce members? If you’re providing security, production, audiovisual, build and technical services to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which just wrapped up a packed agenda that ran from Oct. 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, you call in some cruise ships. Read more.

Congestion blamed on deployment, not lack of cruise ports

October 4, 2021, Seatrade Cruise News / With cruise ships numbering in the hundreds and destinations in the many thousands, ‘You don’t have a port congestion problem; you have a deployment problem,’ Inchcape Shipping Services’ Grant Holmes said… Holmes spoke during a Seatrade Cruise Global panel dedicated to sustainabilty, a topic that came up in many sessions at last week’s event. This one — moderated by Joyce Landry, CEO, Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services and founder, SustainableShips.com — delved into port congestion and touched on purchasing, waste management, ship operations and decarbonizaton. Read more.

Landry & Kling and Inchcape Shipping Services form a partnership

Sept. 25, 2021 – Seatrade Cruise News / In a new strategic collaboration Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services named Inchcape Shipping Services its preferred port services company for charters on a global scale.This expands ship charter service offerings for both companies. Miami-based Landry & Kling is a leading ship sourcing and logistics company for world events, floating accommodations, short- and long-term charter projects for conferences, workforce housing and disaster relief, while Inchcape Shipping Services is a leader in global port agency and marine services. Read more.

UN climate change summit to use Silja Europa as accommodation ship

September 24, 2021, Offshore Energy /  Tallink Grupp’s cruise vessel Silja Europa will provide accommodation during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October – 12 November 2021. During the charter, the 1993-built vessel will be berthed in Scotland between 21 October and 14 November and will provide accommodation and catering services to approximately 1500 charterer’s personnel and guests…Silja Europa has been chartered via specialist company Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services...Read more

Grand Classica completes Hurricane Ida relief service

Sept 24, 2021 / Seatrade Cruise News / Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica is scheduled to resume passenger service Sept. 26 following its nearly month-long charter for Hurricane Ida relief. Since Sept. 6, the ship has been docked at the Port of New Orleans, housing more than 600 workers as they helped restore power to the region following Hurricane Ida. 

Landry & Kling charter arranger

The charter was arranged by Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services.  Read more.

Bahamas Paradise Steps Up In Hurricane Charter Deal For Entergy

September 5, 2021 – Cruise Industry News / The deal to charter the Grand Classica to Entergy, the New Orleans-based energy provider, to house workers for Hurricane Ida relief efforts came together in just a couple of days…Bahamas Paradise will provide housing and food and beverage services for Entergy, which worked closely with Landry & Kling to arrange the charter. Read more.

G7 costs uncovered: How much security cruise liner with 1,000 cops really costs – Expert

June 11, 2021 -Express UK / The Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed it would use MS Silja Europa, owned by Estonian cruise firm Tallink, to house officers for the G7 Summit taking place between June 11 and 13….Joyce Landry, CEO of Landry and Kling who brokered the charter between the police and Tallink for the summit, is on board for the event and spoke to Express.co.uk from MS Silja Europa about the logistics of an event of this scale and why it was opted for by the police. Read more.

Landry & Kling facilitates cruise ferry accommodation for 1,000 police officers and staff during G7 Summit

CruiseBusiness MagazineMay 28, 2021 – CruiseBusiness.com Magazine /  Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services, leaders in sourcing and logistics for vessel charters, floating accommodations, and cruise events worldwide, has brokered the cruise ferry Silja Europa, in partnership with Bibby Marine UK, to serve as housing for 1,000 of the estimated 6,500 police officers tasked with providing security for the high-profile leaders attending the 2021 G7 Summit scheduled for June 11-13 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Read More.

Cruise Industry Workers Ready for a Restart

April 26, 2021 – Miami Herald / While cruises have remained stalled, Joyce Landry, CEO of global cruise charter logistics company Landry & Kling, has been forced to pivot from her core business before the pandemic – organizing business conferences and meetings on cruise ships – to focus on organizing floating workforce housing contracts for a mix of uses including mining expeditions and government security training exercises. Read more on the Landry & Kling Blog.

Earth Day livecast features Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

April 22, 2021 – Seatrade Cruise News / Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services presents a special Earth Day episode of ‘The Future of Cruising’ with Linden Coppell, director of sustainability, MSC Cruises. The host is Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry. Viewers will learn about the environmental restoration of Ocean Cay, MSC’s private island destination and marine reserve; the cruise line’s decarbonization goals and environmental advances on MSC’s ships. Read more.

Ready to Launch: Cruise Lines Preparing For The Return Of Incentive And Meeting Groups

Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine - Feb-March 2021Feb 15, 2021- Corporate & Incentive Travel / When it comes to getting out to see the world, the open ocean is calling, and Joyce Landry, CEO of Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services and Sustainable Ships, says she will feel much safer on a cruise ship than many other places in the post-COVID-19 world. “The cruise lines are being scrutinized more than anybody else,” says Landry, who specializes in cruise groups and charters.  “If I were a meeting planner and looking for a safe destination that I could really count on, it would be a cruise.” Read more.

SustainableShips.com’s Jan. 21 livecast features the wild side of Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions

Jan 18, 2021 – Seatrade Cruise News / Guest speakers are Amy Berquist, VP conservation, education & sustainability, and Ana Esteves, director of hotel operations. They’ll talk about the sustainable ethos that has been the driving force behind Lindblad from its inception. Esteves will then delve into another aspect of sustainability — food. Read more

Intercruises calls for sustainability

Seatrade Cruise Event panel on sustainable cruisesOctober 8, 2020 – Seatrade Cruise News / Arantxa Garcia, head of sustainability, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services says a set of shared principles should be established to ensure tour operators and cruise lines are acting responsibly. Read more.

SustainableShips.com livecast looks at the Galápagos

September 14, 2020 – Seatrade Cruise News / SustainableShips.com’s Sept. 16 livecast features Dr. Ellen Prager, president, Earth2Ocean, and Susana Romero, director, Galápagos sales & communication, Celebrity Cruises. Viewers will learn about the Galápagos Archipelago and Celebrity Flora, the all-suite mega-yacht built to offer sustainable travel there. Read more.

Easing Back Into Cruising As Pandemic Fades

August 10, 2020 – Corporate & Incentive Travel / The world has changed due to the pandemic and most of our travel plans have been put on hold. But if you’re still dreaming of exploring beautiful destinations (and seriously, who isn’t?), it’s time to begin planning your healthy travel on a reimagined cruise.  Read more.

New Sustainable Ships Livecast This Wednesday

July 13, 2020 – Corporate & Incentive Travel / SustainableShips.com was launched by Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events as a forum for the greening of the cruise industry. Their livecast interview series “The Future of Cruising” features leaders in the cruise industry who are making an impact and minimizing their footprint on the environment. Read more.

SustainableShips.com livecast looks at a model for sustainable destinations

June 12, 2020 – Shorex.org
News / Host Joyce Landry and guests Navin Sawhney, Americas CEO of Ponant, and Grant Holmes, global VP cruise solutions, Inchcape Shipping Services, will discuss the Vanilla Islands.  Read more

Landry & Kling SustainableShips.com aims to foster green practices, ‘change the narrative’

May 21, 2020 – Seatrade Cruise
News / With the launch of Seatrade Cruise News LogoSustainableShips.com and a livestream interview series, ‘The Future of Cruising,’ Landry & Kling aims to be an influencer in ‘greening’ the cruise industry.  Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Meet At Sea

November 12, 2019 – AIME News / Successful meetings and incentive travel programs include unique experiences and authentic destination activities designed to motivate and inspire attendees. Read more

Hurtigruten stakes out the North American market

Seatrade Cruise News LogoSeptember 30, 2019 – Seatrade Cruise News / In Hurtigruten’s most extensive stateside event ever, the Norwegian company just gave nearly 300 US and Canadian travel advisors and media a taste of its new hybrid-electric ship, Roald Amundsen. Read more

How to Choose the Cruise Ship for Your Next Incentive Program

Incentive Magazine logoSeptember 25, 2019 – Incentive Magazine / Faced with demands for unique experiences and higher return on investment, savvy planners often consider cruise ships for meetings and incentive travel programs.
Read more.

Cruise Ships Float to the Top of the List for Planners Who Prefer Meetings at Sea

Corporate & Incentive Travel LogoSeptember 5, 2019 – Corporate & Incentive Travel / Five-star service, built-in entertainment, better control of costs and that ever-elusive element of focus that a captive audience provides…Joyce Landry, CEO and president of Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events, identifies four ways cruises beat land-based events for most groups. Read more.

10 Trends to Consider When Planning a Meeting at Sea

Smart Meetings LogoApril 13, 2018 – Smart Meetings / There really is no time like the present to do something new, something you’ve thought about for a while, such as a meeting or incentive at sea. Just as the land-based hospitality industry is enjoying strong growth, the cruise industry is also vigorous. Read more.

Landry & Kling propose ships for hurricane relief housing

Sept 16, 2017 – Seatrade Cruise News /  Even though their Miami office was temporarily closed after Hurricane Irma, seasoned cruise ship charterers Landry & Kling have been able to assist a new client with an urgent request for hurricane-relief housing and are offering their services to help others. ‘Our research for that client found a suitable vessel, and also turned up a few other ships that could be deployed immediately,’ said Joyce Landry, CEO, Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events. Read more