CEU at SEA Annual Convention (104 attendees)

A group of speech-language professionals met on board Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas for their 2019 CEU at SEA Annual Convention.

Mariner of the Seas docked at CocoCay

Mariner of the Seas docked in CocoCay. The group had the entire island to themselves, ensuring a “Perfect Day”.

Why a Cruise?

An association convention planning committee considered various site options for their 2019 CEU program. After extensive discussions, they decided to offer attendees something unique along with the Continuing Education Units  – turquoise seas. Why not have the convention on a cruise? 

After reviewing the program requirements, Landry & Kling recommended a 4-night Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newly renovated Mariner of the Seas, sailing roundtrip from Port Canaveral, Florida.

The itinerary included a day at sea plus visits to Nassau, Bahamas and a “Perfect Day” at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island experience.

The Floating Conference Center

The CEU at SEA program offered 104 attendees educational sessions for a maximum of 24.5 hours of continuing professional development credit. Just like their land-based conventions, the CEU at Sea program included an exhibit hall

Two rooms in the Mariner of the Seas’ Conference Center were combined to create an exhibit space where attendees could browse and meet exhibitors at their leisure.

Group Events & Leisure Activities

Exclusive social events allowed fun-filled opportunities to network and mingle with fellow conference attendees. Mariner of the Seas’ impressive Studio B was the perfect venue for the complimentary Welcome Aboard Reception.

During their last night at sea, attendees had one more opportunity to say goodbye to colleagues at the Farewell Reception in Mariner of the Seas’ beautiful Solarium. 

The opportunities to interact onboard the ship as well as ashore were numerous. In between educational sessions, attendees enjoyed a variety of complimentary dining venues. Onboard facilities included an action-packed sport deck, waterslides, a full-service Spa & Fitness Center, and world-class shopping.

In the evenings, attendees had a choice of original, multi-media productions; world-class ice shows in Studio B; parades and dance parties in the Royal Promenade; a Vegas-style casino; and multiple bars, lounges, and nightclubs. 

The Result

Senior Operations Specialist Gretta Roque sailed with the group and worked behind the scenes to ensure that all went smoothly. The CEU at Sea Convention was an overwhelming success. The planning committee as well as attendees agreed that this was a Convention Like No Other!