Cruise Meetings Mean Business
Cruise ships are unique, cost-effective venues for any type of business meeting or corporate travel event. Whether you’re planning an executive retreat, board meeting, sales conference, convention, new product launch or trade show, using a ship as a “floating hotel” can save your organization up to 30% in production costs when compared to a land-based property. And the excitement and motivation a cruise event generates? Priceless!
Cruise Ships Designed with Meetings in Mind
On today’s ships, planners will find dedicated conference facilities, multi-purpose lounges, spacious theaters, and state-of-the-art Audio Visual equipment – all complimentary. Business services and optional WiFi connectivity packages are also available on most vessels.
And when your business sessions or seminars have ended, attendees will discover a myriad of dining, recreational and entertainment options on board.
A Sales Incentive Cruise is More Motivating!
A corporate incentive cruise program will motivate your sales force and is the ultimate reward for peak employee performance. Whether your organization’s reward is a Caribbean getaway on a spectacular resort-style ship, an Alaskan adventure on a mid-sized vessel, or a Mediterranean voyage on a privately chartered mega-yacht, a cruise is the ultimate “thank you” for a job well done.
I have conducted three cruises through Landry & Kling covering six countries. My teams have loved the incentive trips – and working with the staff at L&K has been great. – Tripp Amos, AFLAC
Your top sales performers will race to meet their goals to qualify for a group incentive cruise. They’ll return to work recharged and ready to tackle new projects with renewed enthusiasm and brand loyalty.
Association Meetings & Continuing Education Cruises
Many professional associations have discovered that cruise ships provide a fun and stimulating learning environment for their members. Medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentists, health care providers; as well as lawyers and others can earn CE or CME credits while traveling to exciting ports on a beautiful “floating conference center”.
A Continuing Education cruise gives professionals the opportunity to break away from their work environment, travel to different destinations, learn new skills, and come back to work energized.
Key Advantages of Meeting at Sea
- Better budget control and ease of planning: meals, entertainment, activities, meeting space, decor & use of AV are included
- Multi-generational appeal: A wide variety of onboard entertainment, dining, and activities
- Self-contained cruise ship environment lead to increased camaraderie, more networking and relationship-building opportunities
- Travel to several enticing destinations with the convenience of unpacking/packing once
- Selection of shore excursions to please everyone
- More inclusions and complimentary facilities mean less out-of-pocket expense for your participants
What’s Included With Your Cruise Program?
In addition to meeting space and AV: Gourmet meals served in a variety of dining venues; top-name entertainment choices; a variety of daily activities and enrichment classes, fully equipped fitness centers and sports facilities (boasting stunning views); and ocean view staterooms, many with private verandas.
Oh, and did we mention, your attendees travel to multiple destinations with minimal hassle? It all adds up to remarkable value, and – with no menus to pore over or entertainment to arrange – ease of planning for you.
The Intangible Value of Cruise Events
While it’s true that included meals, entertainment, function space, and AV all add up to big budget savings during your cruise meeting, it’s often the intangibles that wield the highest return on your organization’s investment.
Cruise ships offer a self-contained environment with unique meeting spaces that stimulate creative ideas and foster camaraderie. Using a ship as your meeting venue will also boost attendance and increase company loyalty.
Specialized Cruise Event Services Sets Us Apart
Since 1982, Landry & Kling has been the premier business-to-business resource for meeting and event planners, providing ship selection and a full range of cruise meetings services for groups and charters.
No matter what your group size or business objectives, Landry & Kling can help you find the right ship and button up all the details to help you create a flawless meeting at sea.