Cruise Ships serve as Hurricane Relief Housing

by Pimlada Kongkham

    Ship charters used to house relief workers and first responders According to NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division, on average, close to seven hurricanes strike the United States every four years, while about three major hurricanes cross the U.S. coast every five years. The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, […]

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    Corporate meetings at Sea, priceless!

    by Maritza Arceo

      Corporate meetings at sea One of the reasons why corporate retreats are essential is because they inspire, motivate and reward employees.  If you are planning a corporate retreat you will need to introduce new team building activities that are productive, memorable and above all exciting.  To accomplish this, plan your corporate retreat beyond the ballroom […]

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      Tips for Planning a Charter Cruise

      by Joyce Landry

        Whatever route you go, it’s a good idea to consult with an expert in the field. Landry & Kling, based in Coral Gables, Florida, is one well-known business-to-business resource for meeting planners and special interest groups, providing ship selection and logistics support or full program management for cruise groups and full-ship charters. Joyce Landry, president […]

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        Cruises to Motivate Millennials

        by mmckeon
          Symphony of the Seas - incentive travel Millennials

          Move over, Gen X! When it comes to planning meetings and incentive travel programs, Millennials seem to be on everyone’s mind these days. At a session on emerging trends at the recent Incentive Research Foundation’s (RFI) Invitational Conference , 67 percent of the audience said they are developing new programs just for Millennials.

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          Are Business Cruises Tax Deductible? Facts for Planners

          by mmckeon
            Business Cruises tax deductibility - Silver Muse

            Smart meeting planners like you already know that cruise ships are unique, cost-effective venues for their meetings & incentives. But with tax deadlines upon us, you might be wondering “Are Business Cruises Tax Deductible?” Yes… in limited situations. Here’s what you need to know: Cruise Meeting Tax Deductibility Corporations have been missing the boat when […]

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            Galapagos Expedition Incentive Adventure – 6 Nights!

            by mmckeon
              Galapagos Expedition 6 nights Lindblad -National Geographic

              Looking for a shorter Galapagos Expedition without sacrificing any amazing destination experiences? Pack a ton of adventure into one action-filled week aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander. You’ll be assured of the full Lindblad-National Geographic Galápagos experience, but in less time. This small vessel is designed to bring you in to intimate, up-close contact with […]

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              Incentive Wellness Retreat to Motivate & Rejuvenate [Video]

              by mmckeon
                Baja-Group

                Looking for a quick incentive wellness retreat to rejuvenate your participants? Take a break from the ordinary with a Wellness Baja getaway!  Lindblad Expeditions has partnered with leading wellness lifestyle brand exhale to create a 4-night/5-day Wildness + Wellness Retreats aboard the new 100-passenger expedition ship National Geographic Venture in Mexico’s shimmering Sea of Cortez.  These […]

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                15 Cool Things Your Attendees Can Do on Symphony of the Seas [Video]

                by mmckeon

                  The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s 5,400-passenger Symphony of the Seas, is packed with wows for every generation. With thrilling adventures, 7 neighborhoods, 20 delicious dining options and jaw-dropping entertainment, it’s the ultimate venue for your meeting, conference or incentive travel program! Here are 15 cool things your attendees can do onboard Symphony of the Seas […]

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                  How do you cut a ship in two? [video]

                  by mmckeon

                    How do you cut a ship in two? According to Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry, very, very carefully!  Joyce flew to Palermo, Sicily last week to join members of the international media and representatives of Silversea and the Fincatieri Shipyard to witness the grand spectacle of Silver Spirit’s “stretching” transformation. Day 1: After a […]

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