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

Landry & Kling’s Norwegian Getaway charter en route to Rio Olympics

Norwegian Getaway sailed from Miami July 24 to Rio on the first half of a 40-night private charter brokered by ship charter specialists Landry & Kling on behalf of the RIO 2016 Organizing Committee. Read press release.

YEAH! Princess Adds Short Cruises from Both Coasts

More short cruise options in 2017 & 2018! New 5-nt Caribbean cruises on Crown Princess will depart from Ft. Lauderdale; while on the west coast, Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess sail 4- or 5-nights from Los Angeles. The 5-night cruise includes an overnight in Cabo San Lucas and the 4-night visits Ensenada and either Catalina or Santa Barbara.

Joyce Landry and "Women of the Seas"

Landry & Kling’s CEO was accompanying our client's full-ship charter of Regent's Seven Seas Mariner. When Joyce realized how many of the ship's senior officers and management were women (including the Captain, center), the whole team took a meeting-break for this photo.

For more about “women at the helm” check out the TravelPulse article. Women of the Seas: Cruise Travel Gets in Touch with Its Feminine Side 

Epic Change of Schedule! Short Cruises to Bahamas & Luxury Island Retreat

Norwegian Cruise Lines has a series of 3 & 4 night short cruises to Bahamas sailings on the Norwegian Epic in March 2018 from Port Canaveral. Imagine…your attendees can drive to their spectacular meeting venue, enjoy a choice of complimentary dining and entertainment, and wake up the next morning in a private tropical island paradise... Read more

You don’t want to Grapple with this Group – Or do you? 

Theme cruises are more popular than ever as event planners and producers discover that ships are the easiest venue to attract like-minded people while checking off a “Bucket-List” goal. Here’s an example of one Landry & Kling helped produce – and the results were nothing less than phenomenal... Read more.

Finally – some Premium Caribbean cruises Year Round - Plus Choice of Perks from Celebrity!

In 2017, the “Modern Luxury” ship Celebrity Equinox (1400 rooms) will begin sailing to the Caribbean year round from Miami with a variety of exciting tropical 7-nt itineraries – great venue for meetings and incentives AND for a limited time, Celebrity is offering special group perks... Read more.  

Vicki’s “Surprise & Delight” River Cruise

Vicki Fernandez, our Sales Support Manager, took a familiarization cruise down the Danube River on AmaWaterways’ beautiful AmaViola. Vicki called it her “Surprise & Delight” trip, since there were new surprises at every turn. She loved the contrast of modern buildings and old-world architecture in Budapest; and in smaller towns, Vicki marveled at the beauty of the churches and cathedrals that took generations of craftsmen to build.  


Cruise Ship WiFi Updates Astound Planners!

Meeting and event planners will be delighted to know that cruise lines are expanding bandwidth, rolling out advanced WiFi technology and very appealing internet package pricing that make it easier than ever to email, tweet, post, and stream videos. While prices are coming down, some ships even offer FREE WiFi, unheard of just a few years ago. Here’s an update... Read more.