The Beginning: Two Women, One Vision

When cruise line veterans Joyce Landry and Jo Kling founded their business in 1982, they introduced a bold new concept: a travel company focused exclusively on meetings at sea. Early mentors told them there wasn’t enough cruise volume to warrant specialization. But they ignored the naysayers and went on to establish Landry & Kling Inc., the first company to specialize in corporate cruise meetings and events. 

Check out the Landry & Kling Wikipedia page to learn more about our history.

Where We Are Now: Oceans of Possibilities

Landry & Kling Global Cruise Services has grown to become the foremost specialist in planning worldwide ship charters. cruise meetings & events,  and all types of floating dockside and offshore housing projects. Our diverse group of clients includes corporate and third-party meeting planners, event organizers, government entities, sports marketing companies, and production companies. 

Over the years, our capabilities have expanded to include specialty vessel projects such as workforce floating accommodations, military support vessels, disaster relief support, and hospital ships. As we like to say,

If we can’t find you a suitable vessel, no one can!”

Our Core Values

While the scope of our business has evolved, Landry & Kling remains committed to our 5 Core Values. These statements have driven our business and defined Landry & Kling’s corporate culture throughout the years:

We have a positive, “can-do” spirit
We create personal, lasting relationships
We find elegant solutions
We go the extra mile
Our passion for excellence shows up in everything we do 

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement reflects Landry & Kling’s commitment to our clients, staff, cruise industry partners, and the earth we share.

Landry & Kling offers customized, creative ship solutions
around the globe with experience and care.
We commit to green practices in our work and daily life,
and to shine the light on industry initiatives
to support a healthier, sustainable world. 


Landry & Kling is majority-owned by women, and qualifies as a minority enterprise by WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.