My own training is critical when creating event and travel experiences for my clients. I'm excited that I have completed the "Meetings & Events at Sea" certificate program, offered through a partnership between Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Cruise ships offer incredible options for events - whether a retreat, workshop, expo, conference or incentive.
With lower cost, lower risk, and the chance to bring along your family, cruising is becoming a more and more popular venue option.
3, 4 or 5 day itineraries that allow just enough (though not too much) time away to maximize the event experience.
Exploring the different gateways and ports, like:
Baltimore, Maryland to Bermuda
Boston, Massachusetts to Eastern Canada
Boston, Massachusetts to Bermuda
Cape Liberty, New Jersey to Bermuda
Charleston, South Carolina to the Bahamas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Mexico
Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas
Fort Lauderdale to the Western Caribbean
Fort Lauderdale to Havana, Cuba
Galveston, Texas to Mexico
Galveston, Texas to Western Caribbean
Jacksonville, Florida to the Bahamas
Los Angeles/San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Los Angeles/San Diego, California to Mexico
Miami to the Bahamas
Miami to Havana, Cuba
Miami to Mexico
Miami to Eastern Caribbean
Miami to Western Caribbean
Mobile, Alabama to Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana to Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana up the Mississippi River
New York, New York to Bermuda
New York, New York to Eastern Canada
Norfolk, Virginia to the Bahamas
Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas
Port Canaveral, Florida to Eastern Caribbean
Port Canaveral, Florida to Havana, Cuba
Seattle, Washington to British Columbia, Canada
Tampa, Florida to Mexico
Tampa, Florida to Western Caribbean
Tampa, Florida to Havana, Cuba
Tampa, Florida to the Bahamas
A variety of cruise lines offer short itineraries geared for holding events:
Mass Market – Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean
Premium – Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard, Disney, Azamara
Luxury – SeaDream Yacht Club
What's the difference?
Mass Market ships are the mega large ships that offer something for just about everyone – from dining options to entertainment options. They are typically known for having extensive children and teen programs.
Premium ships are typically medium to large vessels. Less passengers means more spacious feel. They still offer choices for dining and entertainment, just not as many but the choices tend to be more upscale.
Luxury ships are smaller ships with a high level of personal service. They are known for offering gourmet cuisine, more interesting ports, more inclusive pricing and larger cabins.
Now is the time to plan for 4th Quarter of 2018!! Cruises fill up fast and you don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity! I’m opening up my calendar for new clients for a limited time – through Friday the 13th! Let’s jump on a call now to see how we can create an incredible, memorable, and profitable first event for you!