Planning a corporate meeting, milestone event, or incentive trip? Premium expedition cruising is the ultimate adventure travel experience. There’s no better way to motivate performance and reward a job well done!

Expedition Cruising is Booming!

MS Roald Amundsen expedition cruise
MS Roald Amundsen expedition cruise

According to Cruise Industry News, a staggering 41 new expedition ships will be delivered between now and 2023, doubling the 2018 capacity. Guest capacities range from 100 to 500, making these vessels perfectly sized for private ship charter.

Along with unique travel experiences, your attendees expect – and deserve – top-notch service and the finest amenities. And with so many upscale expedition ships ready to launch, there’s no need to sacrifice comfort for adventure!

Why Your Top-Tier Group Will Love Expedition Cruising

Your participants crave authentic, immersive, and engaging travel experiences. Expedition ships deliver like no other venue. Here are some of the unique features of premium expedition cruises:

  • Purpose-built expedition ships have ice-strengthened hulls and advanced technology for superior stability, safety, and comfort.
  • Expedition Teams sail on each voyage to enhance the immersive experiences both onboard and ashore.
  • New upscale ships feature thoughtfully-appointed staterooms and suite, many with private verandas.
  • Itineraries and excursions are handcrafted to provide in-depth exploration in the most coveted and remote places on earth.
  • Zodiacs, mountain bikes, snorkeling equipment, and tools for exploration enhance the expedition experience
  • Complimentary wines and spirits, all excursions typically included
  • Smaller size vessels provide a relaxed, sociable environment.

Ships & Itineraries Designed for True Adventure

Luxury expedition ship Crystal Endeavor in Antarctica
Crystal Endeavor in Antarctica

Expedition ships offer unique voyages to close-to-home destinations in the USA and Canada, as well as to more remote bucket-list places. Itineraries include many 7-night voyages, and several expeditions as short as 4 or 5 nights.

With a plethora of new premium and luxury expedition ships traveling to every corner of the world, the possibilities for meeting planners are endless! Here are just a few that are ideally suited for top-tier incentives and corporate events.

5 Awesome New Expedition Ships for Ultimate Incentives

1. Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora all-suite expedition ship in Galapagos.

Launched in May 2019, Celebrity Flora was designed with one destination in mind – The Galapagos Islands. This sleek ship boasts the largest and most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos. All 50 staterooms are suites that include an array of indulgent services and amenities.

Celebrity Flora Sky Suite
Celebrity Flora Sky Suite

Other features of Celebrity Flora include innovative outward-facing venues with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, menus curated by a Michelin-starred chef, a large marina, and the first “Galapagos Glamping” sunset to sunrise experience.

2. Lindblad – National Geographic Venture

Lindblad's National Geographic Venture offers 4,5, and 7-night expeditions.
National Geographic Venture

The new National Geographic Venture offers 4 to 7-night close-to-home expedition “escapes”. The 50-stateroom vessel will sail into shallow coves of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and explore the tropical waterways of Central America.

Kayaking in Sea of Cortez during Lindblad-National Geographic Baja Wellness expedition
Lindblad-National Geographic Baja expedition

Designed with decades of regional expedition experience, the purpose-built vessel also features open decks, generous windows, and specialty tools for active exploration. And of course, voyages are accompanied by Lindblad-National Geographic’s world-renowned team of experts.

3. SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream Innovation

SeaDream Innovation luxury expedition yacht
SeaDream Innovation Expedition Mega-Yacht

SeaDream Innovation will introduce the concept of “Global Yachting” when she launches in 2021. The luxury mega-yacht will sail to all seven continents in its first year, visiting over 200 ports in 49 countries.

SeaDream Innovation new expedition yacht

With 110 ocean-view suites, a one-to-one crew to passenger ratio, three marinas, and outdoor dining, Innovation is sure to be an exceptional charter option for top-tier groups.

4. Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen

Hurtigrtuten MS Roald Amundsen
Hurtigrtuten MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two new ships from Hurtigruten to sail with hybrid electric-power technology, setting a new standard for sustainable travel. The premium expedition ship accommodates 530 guests and sails to some of the most spectacular places on earth.

MS Roald Amundsen restaurant
MS Roald Amundsen restaurant

In addition to advanced green technology, MS Roald Amundsen features large observation decks, all outside staterooms and suites (50% with private balcony), an infinity pool, three restaurants, a wellness area, and a Science Center.

5. Ponant’s Le Bougainville

Ponant Le Bougainville
Ponant Le Bougainville

Le Bougainville is the third Explorer Class ship from French line Ponant, launched in April 2019. The luxury mega-yacht features 92 guest rooms, two restaurants, a 188-seat theater equipped with state-of-the-art sound and light technology, and lounge areas that open to the outside.

Le Bougainville expedtion ship Deck with Infinity pool
Le Bougainville Marina Deck with Infinity pool

Other unique highlights include an Infinity Pool and Marina for swimming and watersports, and innovative Blue Eye” multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Bougainville offers 7-night voyages to the Mediterranean and Seychelles Islands.

Learn More & Let the Adventure Begin!

No matter what your group size, budget, or meeting requirements, Landry & Kling can help you find the perfect ship and itinerary for a flawless event! To get started (or just learn more), give us a call at 305-661-1880, send an email to inquiry@landrykling.com, or request a group or charter quote.