If you’re looking for unique meeting venues and new destinations for your MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) why confine your search to land? Today’s cruise ships are like floating hotels. But they offer so much more…

How Cruise Ships are Like Hotels

  • Many brands, service levels and price-points
  • Worldwide destinations with ocean or river views
  • Stateroom amenities and luxurious bedding
  • Creative dining venues, many with celebrity chefs
  • Dedicated meeting & function space
  • Luxurious spas & cutting-edge fitness facilities
  • Interiors by renowned architects and designers
  • Wi-Fi and internet
  • Accustomed to handling MICE programs (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events)

How “Floating Hotels” are Different

  • Immersion in a new and different life experience
  • Visits to multiple cities in one relaxed trip
  • Complimentary meeting space and use of AV equipment
  • All or most meals included in the fare. (Specialty dining, extra)
  • Variety of cuisine, and indoor/outdoor dining within easy walking distance
  • No pre-planned meals: personal choice of menus—fitting all of today’s diets
  • No charge for table linens, lighting, risers/staging
  • Highly trained and motivated service
  • Personal choice of authentic destination experiences
  • Multi-gen appeal for families, with no extra planning or cost
  • Entertainment (with no transportation or ticket costs) e.g. Broadway
    and Cirque-style shows, casino, jazz, comedy, movies, nightclubs and more!
  • A self-contained environment that stimulates “bonding”
  • Daily activities, enrichment classes, outdoor sports facilities
  • Easier to contract a full-ship buyout for private use
  • More layers of security. See Facts About Cruise Ship Safety & Security

Types of Events on Floating Hotels

You can use a cruise ship for any type of event, but the most common programs are:

Corporate & Association Cruise Meetings
Incentive Travel & Recognition Cruises
Dockside Ship Charters
Theme & Special Interest Cruises
Continuing Education at Sea