For over 35 years, Landry & King has been the “go-to” industry source for trade publications and journalists reporting on incentive cruises & meetings at sea, ship charters, and group cruise events. Here are a few recent articles we’ve contributed to, as well as news about our company and cruise programs we’ve managed.
Ready to Launch: Cruise Lines Preparing For The Return Of Incentive And Meeting Groups
Feb 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. “They’re under the microscope, and there’s not going to be a hotel or a conveyance, or even an airport that’s going to be as tight as the cruise industry coming back. 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
October 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 SustainableShips.com and a livestream interview series, ‘The Future of Cruising,’ Landry & Kling aims to be an influencer in ‘greening’ the cruise industry. Read more
Landry & Kling Facilitating Cruise Ship Charters for Coronavirus Relief
March 23, 2020 – Seatrade Cruise News / During the coronavirus pandemic, Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events is joining forces with cruise line partners to deliver ships as floating medical centers to increase hospital bed capacity. 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
September 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
September 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.
Cruise Ships Float to the Top of the List for Planners Who Prefer Meetings at Sea
September 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
April 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.
Cruise Meetings Pioneer Jo Kling Retires from Landry & Kling
April 2, 2018 – Successful Meetings / If you’ve ever planned or attended a meeting at sea, you owe your good memories to Jo Kling, president and co-founder of Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events, who helped pioneer the concept of cruise meetings 35 years ago…. Read more.
Royal Caribbean to take ‘Perfect Day’ experience beyond CocoCay
March 14, 2018 – Seatrade Cruise News / Joyce Landry, CEO of Landry & Kling Meetings at Sea, said Royal Caribbean has always been more forward-thinking than other cruise lines and Perfect Day Island Collection shows that in several ways. 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