Whether you need 25 staterooms for an executive retreat, 500 staterooms for a sales recognition program, or 2,500 rooms for a global convention, an event on a privately chartered vessel is a unique and memorable experience your attendees cannot duplicate on their own.
And since you have exclusive use of the ship during your cruise ship rental, you have the freedom to customize the entire cruise experience, while total privacy and security are assured.
Here are the most popular types of ship charters:
Ship Charters for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions
A chartered ship is a perfect venue for corporate or global meetings that require exclusive use of all onboard conference/meeting space. Examples include a private yacht charter for an executive committee retreat, a dealer-franchise convention on a resort-style cruise ship or a government meeting in a destination that needs supplemental sleeping rooms and general function space. (Example: Fifth Summit of the Americas used “floating hotels” dockside in Trinidad.)
Ship Charters for Incentive Travel Programs
There is nothing in the world that compares to being part of an elite group on a ship that’s been customized just for you! This unique experience is the ultimate reward for stellar performance, one that will continue to motivate long after the cruise ends. (Example: Many insurance and high-tech companies have hosted their top producing sales winners aboard private ship charters.)
Dockside Cruise Ship Charters for Supplemental Housing
No hotel space left for a city-wide convention or sporting event? When there is a shortage of sleeping rooms in a port city, cruise ships can be used for additional housing. Chartered ships cruise into port and remain docked at the pier as a “floating hotel” for the required number of nights, then sail away after the event. Landry & Kling has facilitated dockside floating hotel charters for international sporting events, government summits, and city-wide conferences,
During the ship charter, your attendees have greater security and privacy than in a land-based hotel. You will also be free to customize and brand the entire ship. Your “floating hotel” is a self-contained environment with a variety of dining, entertainment, and meeting facilities.
Affinity or Music Theme Cruise Charters
A privately chartered ship is the best way to bring like-minded people together for a special interest event, fundraiser, or affinity cruise. Whether it’s a cruise for music fans, food and wine aficionados or craft lovers, a ship gives everyone the unique chance to mingle with their favorite performers or meet others who share a common interest. (Examples: Music themes of all kinds, lifestyle cruises, religious cruises)
Ship Rentals for Product Launches or Film Production
Nothing is more exciting than launching a new product at sea – and when you charter the ship, you can use all the public space to make it a unique showcase for your product.(Example: A luxury automaker introduced a new model aboard a ship charter, moving the vessel from one port city to another in the Mediterranean.)
Cruise Ship Charters for Consumer Promotions
A self-contained cruise ship is a great venue to meet your loyal customers and showcase your products. With just your group onboard, the entire experience can be customized to promote your brand, tying in with in-store promotions or sweepstakes, while targeting your customers’ interests. (Example: A major beer brand has chartered ships for annual music-themed cruises.)
Cruise Ship Rentals for Corporate Anniversaries
A corporate anniversary is an important occasion, and a significant way to celebrate milestones of any kind and say “thank you” to those who contributed to your success, is by booking a “ship of your own”. (Examples: Toy companies, modelling agencies, technology companies)
Who doesn’t dream of renting their own private yacht? For groups of 40 to 200 guests sailing 3 to 7 nights, there are all types of yachts – from classic and mega-yachts, to expedition vessels and sailing yachts. These are perfect for milestone events, family reunions, incentive travel, executive retreats, corporate events or client recognition cruises.
Government projects and urgent housing requirements demand specialized support. Landry & Kling can source and coordinate passenger ships, barges, ferries and floatels for all types of special vessel projects. These include workforce offshore accommodations, disaster & emergency relief ships, research vessels, and military support vessels.
Landry & Kling – Your Ship Charter Experts
For over three decades, Landry & King has sourced ships and operated cruise ship charters for groups of all sizes, all around the world, and we’re ready to put our specialized knowledge and buying power to work for you. Our charter services range from ship sourcing and contract negotiation to custom itinerary planning all the way through to on-site program delivery.