Staying in Touch / Dec 2016 Issue
Cruise News & Industry Updates

Music Theme Charters Making Waves 

You know Landry & Kling as the specialists in meeting and incentive cruises and dockside charters, but we’ve been chartering ships for special interest groups for over 30 years. What’s hot now? Music charters! Read about two of our most recent successes with Soca Music and EDM. (Can you find Joyce Landry in the photo?)

Read about our recent music charters.

Why Millennials Love to Meet at Sea 

The goal of any incentive travel program is to motivate, recognize and reward, but Millennials also want to be engaged. They desire authentic, unique experiences - and cruise lines are delivering.

Find out how cruises are motivating Millennials.

7 Best Benefits of Cruise Meetings & Incentives

In a recent press release, CLIA concluded, “from ease of travel to the best return on experience, cruise travel has a leg up on land-based travel any time of year.” But we look at cruising from a different perspective: yours! What’s in it for you, meeting planning professional?

Here are the 7 best benefits of meeting at sea

“All Exclusive” Yachting in the West Indies 

An all-suite, all-inclusive 62-passenger luxury yacht is available for exclusive charter in the exotic West Indies. Whether your attendees seek high-adrenaline play or prefer quieter activities, this boutique hotel on the water offers something for everyone – both on board and off the beaten path ashore.

Learn more.

Easy Way to Add Social Impact Activites to Your Cruise

Do your attendees want to make a difference in the destination they visit? Groups that visit Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic on Holland America, Princess, and Carnival ships can take part in voluntourism activities developed by the social impact line, Fathom. Excursions include a hands-on experience at a women's co-op that produces chocolate and a volunteer experience at a recycled paper and crafts initiative. 

Cruise Ship Security: What Planners Need to Know 

One of the questions we hear from meeting planners is “Are cruise ships safe?”  Meeting security is a valid concern these days, especially in international destinations. You might be surprised to learn what measures the cruise industry is taking to keep you safe and secure. 

Facts about Cruise Ship Security.