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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            Meeting Planners Love Cruise Ship Programs – Here’s Why

            by mmckeon

              Why do meeting planners love cruise ship programs? With decades of experience operating group cruises and ship charters, Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry can list dozens of reasons. So when the editor of Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine needed a reliable source for their September cruise meetings feature, they knew who to call. In […]

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              7 Tips for Choosing the Best Cruise Ship for Events

              by Joyce Landry

                Looking for the best cruise ship for your event? Faced with demands for unique experiences and higher Return On Investment, smart event planners consider cruises for meetings and incentive travel programs. But with hundreds of ships sailing, how in the world can you choose the best cruise ship for your group? 7 tips to help […]

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                A Tale of Two Rivers: My European River Cruises

                by Joyce Landry

                  European river cruises are booming, and more meeting and incentive travel planners are considering them for their top-tier events. After my recent familiarization cruises on two different river ships sailing through Western Europe, I understand why –  and recommend them wholeheartedly!  The two European river cruise lines I sailed with were Amadeus River Cruises (Luftner […]

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                  Best Cruise Ship Food Experiences for Meeting & Incentive Groups

                  by mmckeon

                    Meeting and incentive planners, isn’t it time to take a fresh look at cruise ship food trends? Your attendees expect more than a meal during your event…they crave culinary experiences and epicurean adventures! Boring buffets and bland menu options at sea are a thing of the past. When it comes to cruise ship food, cruise […]

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                    Best Cruise Line Private Island Experiences for Meetings & Incentives

                    by mmckeon

                      Meeting and incentive travel planners: Are you looking for a new tropical destination with unique experiences to motivate your attendees? Visit a cruise line private island! Over the last few years, cruise lines have been busy developing and transforming their own private island experiences in the Bahamas and Caribbean. These exclusive ports are sure to […]

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