8 Great Reasons to Choose Virgin Voyages for Your Travel Incentive or Group Event

by mmckeon

    When superyacht design and dream destinations meet, exceptional experiences ensue! Virgin Voyages’ modern twist on luxury is making big waves. Their “Lady Ships” are Adult-by-Design boutique hotels at sea – with no kids and no ordinary experiences. With spaces designed by some of the most sought-after interior designers and architects, Virgin Voyages’ midsize ships (accommodating […]

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    Discovering the Heart of the Danube With Avalon Waterways

    by Joyce Landry

      Recently,  I joined an intimate group of 75 esteemed guests on the banks of the Danube River to witness the christening of Avalon Waterways’ newest European river vessel, Avalon View.  During our inaugural “short & suite” voyage, we actively explored the heartland of Europe visiting vibrant cities, ancient towns, verdant vineyards, and stunning palaces. Highlights […]

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      Sustainability at Sea – 2021 Cruise Line Reports Outline Goals and Progress

      by mmckeon

        After two years of challenges due to the pandemic, the cruise industry has rebounded in a big way. Ships are once again sailing around the globe, and they’re safer and greener than ever. While prioritizing the health of passengers, crew, and communities they visit, cruise companies have also remained committed to delivering responsible, sustainable travel […]

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        Discovering Antarctica: My Luxe-Adventure Expedition

        by Joyce Landry
          Joyce Landry in Ushuaia - Atlas Antarctica Expedition

          Recently, I had the opportunity to join Atlas Ocean Voyages on a luxury adventure expedition. It was a once-in-a-lifetime journey to a destination I longed to explore: Antarctica! There are no words to describe this vast continent of stunning, quiet beauty. An Antarctica expedition is an experience like no other. Our all-inclusive “floating base camp” […]

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          Luxury Expedition Cruising: My Amazon River Adventure

          by Cherie Weinstein
            Aqua Nera Amazon skift

            Looking for a dreamy, high-end incentive program or nature-inspired special interest trip?  In the small river and expedition cruise market, Aqua Expeditions is a unique brand offering voyages to the world’s most remote and pristine destinations. Their boutique luxury vessels have 15 to 20 identical suites and offer a 1:1 guest-to-guide ratio, personalized service, and […]

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            2022 Outlook on Cruising: Safety, Sustainability, Innovation

            by Joyce Landry

              What does the future hold for the cruise industry? The CLIA Cruise Industry 2022 Outlook Report provides an in-depth look at an industry that has navigated uncharted waters to overcome unprecedented challenges. CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association representing more than 95 percent of global cruise capacity. Their report […]

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              COP26 Floating Hotels: Behind-the-Scenes Success Story

              by Joyce Landry
                LK COP26 team Glasgow

                A highly anticipated global climate conference has taken up all hotel accommodations in a Scottish port city, leaving no available rooms for thousands of security staff, AV technicians, and other essential workers. The conference is just weeks away. If you were the organizers, what would you do? There was only one viable solution: bring in […]

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                Sampling Royal Caribbean’s new Odyssey of the Seas

                by Cherie Weinstein

                  An “odyssey” is defined as a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences or hardships.  I just returned from a mini-odyssey, 2 days aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest large ship, the Odyssey of the Seas. (2015 staterooms/maximum occupancy 4805.) True to her name, the Odyssey of the Seas offers many opportunities […]

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                  Expedition Cruising is Hot!

                  by Cherie Weinstein

                    [Editor’s Note: Cherie Weinstein, CTC, CIS, CITE, is Project Manager at Landry & Kling] I recently had the opportunity to cruise on Crystal Cruises’ beautiful new expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor on a two day “showcase” cruise from Miami to Bimini in the Bahamas.  The ship is on her way to South America for her Antarctic […]

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