Short cruises hit the sweet spot for meetings and incentives! To accommodate demands from the expanding MICE cruise market, cruise lines are adding more short itineraries with newer and larger ships. In fact, three, four, and five night voyages will account for more than one third of the Caribbean cruise capacity in 2019.

Sky Princess Top Deck sailing from NYC

Sky Princess comes alive at night.

These short cruises are NOT your “same old, never bold” meeting or event venues!  Getaway cruises offer all the excitement of a 7-night cruise with less time out of the office. Just the thing to boost meeting attendance and motivate and reward your people! 

There are shorter voyages now available all over the world, on all types and sizes of ships. Read on for a small sampling of  short cruises that meeting and incentive travel planners will find especially appealing.

The Bahamas & Caribbean

4 night Bahamas & Perfect Day at CocoCay from Miami 
Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). Special itineraries include two visits to Royal Caribbean’s new private island experience!

4 & 5-night Western Caribbean from Galveston
Adventure of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean). Adventure of the Seas will call Texas home for the first time in 2020, becoming the largest ship sailing short getaways from Galveston.

4 & 5-night Western Caribbean & Bimini from Miami
Scarlet Lady
(Virgin Voyages). Highly-anticipated Scarlet Lady launches in 2020, and will feature longer port visits, late night departures, exclusive Bimini Beach Club experience. 

MSC cruise line private island: Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

Ocean Caye MSC features pristine beaches and exciting evening events.

3 & 4-night Bahamas from Miami
MSC Meraviglia (MSC Cruises).  MSC Meraviglia will be the first Caribbean ship to visit MSC’s unique and eco-friendly island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. 

4 & 5-night Caribbean & Bahamas from Miami
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity Cruises). Premium Celebrity Infinity returns to Miami in November 2020 with new staterooms, elevated design concepts & technology.


Norwegian Encore cruises to Bermuda

Norwegian Encore sails from NYC

4 & 5 Night Bermuda from NYC
Norwegian Encore
(Norwegian Cruise Lines). Sail to Bermuda on Norwegian’s newest Breakaway Plus cruise ship. 

New England & Canada

5-night Canadian Atlantic Provinces from NYC
Sky Princess (Princess Cruises)

West Coast & Baja Mexico

4 & 5-nt West Coast Getaway from Los Angeles
Royal Princess (Princess Cruises). Visit up to two coastal California cities.

3, 4 & 5-night Baja Mexico from San Diego or San Francisco
Carnival Miracle (Carnival Cruises)

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition in Baja

Lindblad-National Geographic Baja expedition

4-night Wild Baja Escape from La Paz, Mexico
National Geographic Venture (Lindblad Expeditions). Explore the Sea of Cortez on a 5-day expedition voyage with the transformative wellbeing of a retreat.  

Western Mediterranean

3 nights RT Barcelona or 4-night RT Rome (Civitavecchia)
Norwegian Epic (Norwegian Cruise Line) 


Spectrum of the Seas purpose-built for China

Spectrum of the Seas, built for Asia

4 & 5 night cruises from Shanghai, China
Spectrum of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean International). The first Quantum Ultra Class ship, designed for the Chinese/Asian market.

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Remember, this is just a sample of short cruises – there are dozens more! Get unbiased advice from the global cruise event specialists at Landry & Kling! Request a quote, give us a call at +1.305.661.1880, or send an email to