Cruise Ship Security: What Meeting Planners Need to Know

by Joyce Landry
    Oceania ship in Portofino Italy

    These days, safety and security are top of mind when planning a meeting or incentive trip. At a recent industry conference for meeting and event professionals, leaders from all travel sectors discussed security issues; I was invited to speak on behalf of the cruise industry. Here are important facts and an infographic that demonstrate the extraordinary measures […]

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    Best Way to Visit Cuba [Video}

    by mmckeon

      With it’s natural beauty, distinct culture and legendary nightlife, Cuba is a motivating destination for incentive groups who crave authentic travel experiences and the opportunity to mingle with locals. And the best way to visit Cuba is…by cruise ship! See for yourself! Royal Caribbean is spicing up their Cuba cruises with two exciting new ports […]

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      A New Type of Hotel [Video]

      by mmckeon

        MICE planners discover unique meeting venues for all types of events with Landry & Kling’s new animated video. Ready to take your group to sea?  Please give us a call at 305-661-1880, send an email to inquiry@landrykling.com, or request a group or charter quote. FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailShare this…

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        Incentive Travel Trend: Modern American River Cruises

        by mmckeon
          American Song - modern American riverboat

          As we look towards 2018 and beyond,  we’re paying particular attention to cruise trends that meet the expanding needs of meeting & incentive professionals. A few of the incentive travel trends include: Closer-to-home destinations for ease of travel and less security concerns All-inclusive venues for better budget control, less out-of-pocket expense for attendees Unique, authentic […]

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          Virgin Voyages’ Bold New Vision for Cruising

          by mmckeon
            Virgin Voyages prototype ship

            Virgin Voyages released their long-anticipated “Ship Tease” and it left us wanting more! The first renderings of the 2,800-passenger prototype cruise ship reveal a sleek, yacht-like exterior, designed to look like the vessel is “gliding” in the water. Looks amazing, right? Read on for more reasons meeting & incentive  planners will want to keep an […]

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            Symphony of the Seas- New Experiences, More Wows

            by mmckeon
              Symphony of the Seas - incentive travel Millennials

              When Symphony of the Seas debuts in April 2018,  the fourth Oasis-class ship will herald the arrival of the new “world’s largest” cruise ship with 2,774 guestrooms,  never-before-seen venues, and interactive experiences sure to delight groups spanning multiple generations. Upon arrival at PortMiami’s new Terminal A, your meeting or incentive group will begin their cruise […]

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              Cruise lines get down to business at IMEX

              by mmckeon

                IMEX America hosts the largest trade show and hosted buyer program in the U.S. for the meeting, event and incentive travel industry, and this year’s convention in Las Vegas was the biggest yet. So why was Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, walking the floor at the IMEX show? He oversees the world’s largest […]

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                Cruise Ship Makeovers Inspired by Newbuilds

                by mmckeon

                  When it comes to cruise industry trends, Old is the New New. According to a Seatrade Cruise Whitepaper published this month, a staggering billion and a half dollars were spent on cruise ship makeovers in 2016! And there is no slowdown in sight. These revitalization  go way beyond traditional refits to complete overhauls, adding the hottest […]

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