Symphony of the Seas- New Experiences, More Wows

by mmckeon

    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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        Celebrity Edge Redefines Cruise Ship Meeting Space

        by mmckeon
          Cruise ship refurbishment - Celebrity Edge Suite Retreat Lounge

          One of the biggest misconceptions about cruise ships is that they’re not “business appropriate” and lack meeting space. Nothing could be further from the truth! Many modern ships accommodate today’s business functions with flexible meeting and conference space, plus a variety of lounges and theaters that can be used for collaborative breakouts and group events. Now Celebrity […]

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          Floating Hotels: Your Booklet of Cruise Ideas

          by mmckeon

            You always need fresh ideas, unique meeting venues, and new destinations. So be prepared. Sooner or later, a “floating hotel” is in your future! Today’s cruise ships are much like hotels, but -oh-so-different, with many inclusions and unique experiences your group simply won’t find at a land-based property. Today’s cruise ship’s function like floating hotels […]

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            3-Nt Mediterranean Yacht Charter – 56 Rooms!

            by mmckeon
            SeaDream Yacht in Monte Carlo Marina

            SeaDream Yacht Club has a 3-night unpublished Western Mediterranean cruise available for charter in June 2018 on their 112-passenger / 56 room mega-yacht. This is your opportunity to recognize and reward your customers or top performers with a private yacht experience in one of the world’s most enticing destinations…at an excellent, all-inclusive charter rate. SeaDream Yacht – […]

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            Hurricane Relief Housing – Ship Charters Available!

            by Jo Kling

              Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent hurricanes. Even though our Miami office was temporarily closed after Hurricane Irma, our team suffered minimal personal damage and were able to continue working on an urgent request for hurricane relief housing. Not only did we find a suitable ship for that client, our extensive research also […]

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              A Celebratory Weekend as a Carnival Excellence Award Winner!

              by Joyce Landry
                Ritz-Carlton

                It was an honor for Landry & Kling to be recognized by Carnival with their 2017 Excellence Award for Corporate & Incentive Sales, especially in our 35th year. This was a celebration to remember, starting with the invitation to an awards celebration at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado (pictured above). For […]

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                Want an Antidote to Rising F&B Costs?

                by Jo Kling
                  Norwegian Bliss - La Cucina Waterfront dining

                  The meeting planning industry can unanimously agree on at least one key pain point – the rise of food & beverage costs. Factors associated with this continued increase include rising production prices, environmental conditions affecting supply, and changing attendee preferences – reflecting increasing demand for gluten free, low-carb,  and vegan options, all of which are […]

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