Staying in Touch / January 2017 Issue
Cruise News & Industry Updates

Happy New Year from Landry & Kling!

To all of our clients, friends, and colleagues: Thank you for your support in 2016, and best wishes for a joyful & prosperous 2017! 

Our holiday staff photo was taken aboard beautiful Oceania Riviera, where we received the news that Norwegian Cruise Line had named Landry & Kling Events At Sea their "Corporate Meetings & Incentives Charter Partner of the Year"!  
Read more from the press release.


by Joyce Landry

For those of us who have been in the cruise industry for a long time, Cuba has always been a place to cruise by or around. I honestly never thought I would see the day that we would cruise right into Havana. There were more than a few misty eyes onboard when we did just that on December 26.

Read Joyce's Blog from Cuba


New Expedition Ship Perfect for Incentives!

Your top performers crave adventuresome, experiential, in-depth & immersive destination experiences. This new expedition ship from Lindblad-National Geographic is ready to deliver active exploration in style. And with 50 oceanview staterooms, it's perfect for charter.

Learn more about National Geographic Quest  



Back by Popular Demand...

Celebrity Cruises is reintroducing corporate island escapes in  2018 &  2019 on the beautiful Celebrity Infinity. The 4 & 5-night Caribbean cruises visit tropical ports-of-call and include a day at sea. Plus, for a limited time, planners have a choice of free perks for groups, including unlimited high-speed Internet!

Choose your perks!




Sneak Peek of Seabourn's New Luxury Ship 

Planners will soon have a new luxury cruise ship for upscale meetings, executive retreats, top-tier incentive and recognition programs – and it’s the perfect size for exclusive charter.  We’ve just received the first photos, and this ship is stunning!

See ship photos and learn more. 




5 Big Planner Challenges 

Can you identify with these? Based on our experience working with clients as well as data collected from several recent meeting & incentive travel industry reports, we identified the top 5 meeting planner challenges for 2017. Along with simple solutions, they are...

The 5 biggest meeting planner challenges