Landry & King facilitating cruise ship charters for coronavirus relief

by Joyce Landry

    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 land-based hospital bed capacity. Ships around the world can provide more hospital beds Our company is currently working with several nations outside the USA that are at capacity with […]

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    UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

    by Joyce Landry

      Message to our clients, contacts and colleagues: What is it?COVID-19 is a respiratory illness in the family of viruses similar to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory 23.92 Syndrome), however, unlike SARS, it has a much lower mortality rate. What do we know about it? It was first detected in Wuhan China, and the majority of confirmed […]

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      Celebrity Apex and Beyond – A Hard Hat Tour

      by Joyce Landry

        Want an insider’s “sneak peek” of Celebrity Apex, the newest addition to Celebrity’s fleet of MICE-ready ships? I recently returned from Saint Nazaire France, where I took a hard hat tour of the new Celebrity Apex. In addition, I had the honor of attending the steel cutting ceremony for the next ship in their gorgeous […]

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        Incentive Cruises Check All the Boxes

        by mmckeon

          As we enter a new decade, Landry & Kling continues to track meeting & incentive travel forecasts as well as exciting cruise industry trends. And we love it when the two worlds come together! Read on to see how incentive cruises check all the boxes for planners. According to the most recent Incentive Travel Industry […]

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          Short Cruises in Europe – Less Time, More Experiences

          by mmckeon

            Seeking a cruise venue in Europe for a memorable meeting or incentive trip…but short on time? River and ocean-going ships of all sizes are now offering voyages in Europe that are packed with adventure, exploration, and inspiration. Here are a few of the unique 2020 – 2021 opportunities for 3- to 6-night short cruises in […]

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            5 Top Tips for Planning a Ship Charter Program

            by Joyce Landry

              For the ultimate in security and exclusivity, more organizations are considering ship charters for meetings and incentive travel programs. From a miletone event for 50 persons to a global convention for 5,000 attendees, a private cruise ship charter is a unique and memorable experience your participants cannot duplicate on their own. Chartering a ship is […]

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              GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

              by Mina DiSora

                As we begin a new decade, we wanted to reflect on the importance of giving back. At Landry & Kling, we believe that in order to change the world you must lead by example. While the holidays are typically the time of year when companies give back, we encourage year-round involvement with organizations that align […]

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                More Short Cruise Itineraries!

                by mmckeon

                  Short cruise itineraries hit the sweet spot for meetings and incentive planners! Cruise lines are now featuring newer and larger ships sailing three, four, and five nights.  These cruises are NOT your “same old, never bold” meeting or event venues!  These voyages offer all the excitement of a 7-night cruise with less time out of […]

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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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