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Landry & Kling selects the Top 10 Cruise Ships for Corporate Meetings, Group Events, Incentive Travel & Ship Charters. Watch the slide show here or visit www.landrykling.com to learn more.

Landry & Kling selects the Top 10 Cruise Ships for Corporate Meetings, Group Events, Incentive Travel & Ship Charters. Watch the slide show here or visit www.landrykling.com to learn more.

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  • 1. The Top 10 Cruise Ships for Meetings & Group Events
  • 2.
    • Incentive travel
    • Corporate meetings / advisory boards
    • Customer or employee recognition
    • Government summits
    • Annual meetings and retreats
    • Sales conventions / congresses
    • New product launches
    • Continuing education
    • Theme cruises / special interest groups
    • Reunions & weddings
    Group Events Suitable for a Ship
  • 3. Overview: Offers premiere dining and personal service. One of the highest rated ships in the industry, but casual and relaxed: “It’s yachting, not cruising.” Guest Rooms: 56 Why Choose This Yacht: Intimate size facilitates group interaction and access to smaller ports and yachting harbors that big ships cannot enter. It also has two venues for meetings. Sails to: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic for 7 nights, or shorter on a charter. Fun Fact: A water sports marina platform extends from the yacht for kayaking, wave running and snorkeling. Photo: “Top of the Yacht” lounge SeaDream II - SeaDream Yacht Club
  • 4. Overview: Resort-style ship features outstanding conference facilities and recreational amenities. Guest Rooms: 1,817 Why Choose This Ship: Short cruises make it an excellent choice for business at sea with exhibit space, a Conference Center that splits into 4 breakout rooms, plus a screening room. Theater seats up to 1280. Wi-Fi and mobile phone access. Sails to: Western Mediterranean or Caribbean on 4 & 5-night itineraries. Fun Fact: Surf onboard with FlowRider ® Photo: Conference Center seats 350 Liberty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
  • 5. Overview: Timeless elegance meets modern design on this mid-sized ship with high-tech features. Guest Rooms: 975 Why Choose This Ship: Concierge Class cabins offer extra amenities suitable for incentive winners or customer appreciation events. The Cinema/Conference Center seats 414. Theater capacity 880. Total of 10 venues for group events plus short business-length itineraries. Sails to : Caribbean, 4 & 5 nights Fun Fact: Has a conservatory with flowers and plants on board. Photo: Theater for meetings offers free A/V, sound board and rotating stage. Celebrity Millennium - Celebrity Cruises
  • 6. Overview: Offers the luxury and fine services of a European club. All guests enjoy a suite with an ocean view. Guest Suites: 262 (most with balcony) Why Choose This Ship: The newest and largest in Silversea’s highly rated fleet. Conference Room seats 38. Features a variety of function rooms for group events and private group dining in 3 specialty restaurants or the Supper Club . Main lounge seats up to 450. Sails to: Greek Isles or Mediterranean for 7 nights, or less if chartered. Fun Fact: Personalized stationery for all guests, complimentary wine/spirits . Photo: The Restaurant Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises
  • 7. Overview: Renowned for “Freestyle cruising” with 8 dining options and chic South Beach-at-sea nightlife scene. Guest Rooms: 1,072 Why Choose This Ship: As a U.S. flag vessel, U.S. corporations qualify for a special tax deduction of up to $2,000 per employee . Dedicated meeting space includes 250-seat auditorium that divides in half, plus a boardroom and five breakout rooms, all with cutting-edge audio visual equipment. Sails to: All 4 of Hawaii’s main islands in 7 nights, year-round. Fun Fact: Interior design of all public rooms has a “Best of America” theme. Photo : Diamond Head Auditorium Pride of America - Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 8. Overview: A spacious all-suite ship for sophisticated groups that might otherwise choose a high-end hotel. Lovely Italian styling and décor. Guest Suites: 253 (90% with balcony). Why Choose This Ship : Shore excursions are included in every port. Wines/spirits included. Meeting venues range from a 38-seat Conference Room to a Theater which seats 430 . Sails to: Alaska, Europe, Caribbean; 7 nights, or shorter if chartered. Fun Fact: Private dining can easily be arranged for groups. Photo: Balcony penthouse Seven Seas Navigator - Regent Seven Seas
  • 9. Overview: Private VIP area “MSC Yacht Club” offers 71 designer suites with private concierge reception, lounge, dining room, pool and 24-hr butler service. Priority status throughout. Guest Rooms: 1,664 Why Choose This Ship: Total immersion in European elegance. All wine, spirits and coffee complimentary. Features 11 meeting/function rooms including largest theater at sea (1,600+ seats). Provides flexible cruise lengths. Sails to: The Spanish, Italian and French Riviera for 3-4-5-7 nights. Fun Fact: Kids under 17 sail free, sharing with two adults. Photo: The Top Sail Lounge MSC Splendida - MSC Cruises
  • 10. Overview: The world’s largest, most innovative cruise ship spans 16 decks with “neighborhoods” like the Boardwalk, and Central Park which has 12,000 plants and trees. Guest Rooms: 2,700 Why Choose This Ship: It’s a floating resort plus Conference Center with 4 breakout rooms, and 20-plus stylish lounges and meeting venues, including a wide variety of sports fitness and spa activities. Sails to: The Caribbean, 7 nights Fun Fact: Nightly entertainment includes comedy and jazz clubs, the Broadway musical “Chicago” and an Aqua Show with high-divers. Photo: Studio B’s ice rink is used for tradeshows, awards and meetings. Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
  • 11. Overview: Carnival’s all new design for its largest floating resort has an indoor/outdoor café with live music and dance floor, plus many lovely public rooms on Dream Street. Guest Rooms: 1,811 Why Choose This Ship: Unique itinerary uses low cost Orlando air gateway. Theatre seats 1,300 people. Purpose-built Conference Center seats 130 and splits into 2 breakout rooms. 2 small private dining rooms available. Sails to: Honduras, Mexico and Belize in just 7 nights from Port Canaveral. Fun Fact: Has a giant LED screen for outdoor movies by the pool and a relaxing, adults-only Serenity retreat. Photo: The Crimson Restaurant Carnival Dream - Carnival Cruise Lines
  • 12. Overview: Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic have joined forces to further inspire the world through expedition travel. Inspire attendees too! Guest Rooms: 56 Why Choose Lindblad: Daily presentations provide an enriching experience onboard, while motorized Zodiac landing crafts allow for up-close exploration ashore. Sails to: Galapagos year-round, 7 nights with full ship charter. Fun Fact: Interact with leading experts while discovering stunning natural environments at sea. Photo: National Geographic Endeavour National Geographic Endeavour - Lindblad Expeditions
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        • To learn more about Landry & Kling’s picks for the top 10 ships for
        • meetings and group events at sea, please contact:
        • Landry & Kling, Inc. Cruise Event Specialists
        • 1390 S. Dixie Highway, #1207
        • Miami, FL 33146
        • +1-305-661-1880
        • 1-800-448-9002
        • http://www.LandryKling.com
        • Contact us for our complimentary monthly newsletter or follow us on:
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        • http://twitter.com/ MeetatSea
        • Ship data source: http://www.seasite.com
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