Ship Charter and Business Cruise Specialists
Whether your organization needs a “floating hotel” for an incentive sales meeting, a private mega-yacht charter for an Executive Retreat, or would like to rent a cruise ship for a customized corporate event, Landry & Kling is committed to your success at sea. We remove the “unknowns” related to group cruises and charters, providing impartial advice to help you maximize your organization’s Return On Investment. Since 1982, our track record of success guarantees yours.
Unparalleled Track Record Ensures Your Success
For over 35 years, Landry & Kling’s exclusive focus has been business cruise events, incentive travel, and meetings at sea. We listen to your needs, help you select the right ship for your group cruise event or private cruise ship charter, and translate your program to the seagoing environment.
We’re in the cruise industry’s Hall of Fame, recognized for our “extraordinary contributions” as the pioneers of corporate cruising.
Cruise Ship Broker Service or Full Program Planning
Need help to find a cruise ship for your group event or charter program? As expert cruise ship brokers, we listen to your needs, sort through the options, and recommend the best vessels. We then put our negotiation skills to work to make sure you get best pricing and amenities. If you need planning support for your cruise event, we offer a full range of services, including program logistics and onsite implementation. Read more about Landry & Kling’s cruise event services.
Group Cruise & Ship Charter Contract Negotiation
No one has negotiated a wider variety of cruise and charter contracts. Our long-time relationships help us get the results you want, maximizing value and protecting your long-term interests. We negotiate the lowest cost, and the most amenities to stretch your budget for groups and full-ship charters. The small details can make a huge difference.
Cruise Destination Knowledge & Port Contacts
All destinations are not created equal. We help you select the itinerary and ports that best support your program goals. We enjoy long-established relationships with reliable destination management companies around the world who bring the same commitment to your program as we do.
Location, Location, Location
Our location in South Florida, “Cruise Capital of the World”, allows us to ship-shop, arrange pre-con meetings during planning, or meet face-to-face with cruise executives or operational staff on your behalf.
Creative Customization vs. the Cookie-Cutter Cruise
For group organizers who believe customization is critical to the success of their program, we can help with creative ideas and ensure that you capitalize on all the opportunities possible in the cruise ship environment – including many that can be negotiated on a complimentary basis. We also offer a wide array of optional support services as needed.
Depth of Staff
With a team of full-time staff plus our part-time cruise travel staff, you will have a dedicated team from contract negotiations through on-board implementation and final wrap up. We’re responsive, thorough and upbeat in our day-to-day work with you.
Tact, Poise, Discretion
Over the years, our experience with a variety of ships, destinations, and situations, plus our knowledge of on-board protocol, enables us to anticipate and resolve problems and overcome obstacles… usually before our clients are even aware of them. We are your advocate with the cruise line and our goal is to make this an easy and pleasurable planning experience for you.
Bonding, Registration, Insurance & Financial Accountability
Landry & Kling is bonded by the Cruise Lines International Association and duly licensed as a “Seller of Travel”. We are accustomed to managing all expenses related to our clients’ cruise programs, overseeing onboard accounting during program implementation, and providing a final detailed reconciliation of all accounts at program completion. We maintain significant insurance coverage as required by many of our corporate clients.
Landry & Kling is majority-owned by women, and qualifies as a minority enterprise by WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.