Jedi training, light sabers and Star Wars-themed cocktails are just a few of the perks to be offered on board the 5,336-bed Disney Fantasy.
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Cruise lines are increasing WiFi access, improving audiovisual options and even developing their own apps and onboard intranets for indivduals and groups.
“If it’s available for individuals, it’s available for a group.”
At the 30th edition of the industry trade show Cruise Shipping MIami, Prevue checked in with some of the key players and found enthusiasm for meetings that hit the high seas.
SeaDream’s smaller ships can fit into exotic ports of call that other ships can’t always squeeze into.
“There’s positive news that Millennials are continuing to make up a big part of first-time cruisers, and we see the reinforcement of trends in multigenerational travel.”
“The real key here is telling people that cruising is not what they think it is.”
Celebrity Cruises Solstice ships offer a gamut of luxury amenities, accommodations and meeting spaces. Up to 3,046 attendees will receive personalized concierge service, cozy plush bathrobes, fresh flowers and fruit bowl—in effort to be more sustainable—along with priority check-in and disembarkation on Celebrity’s “Reflection.”
How often do you board your own private yacht for the day? The new 92-foot Freedom Elite is the only vessel in Philadelphia accommodating up to 110 pax for group charters on the Delaware River. With two climate-controlled decks, an outdoor lounge, meeting space and dining area, the yacht can be customized for a wide […]
Carnival Breeze Cruise lines these days are working overtime to attract the meetings and incentive market with newer/reconfigured ships designed with more meeting space, dedicated F&B venues and experiential teambuilding opportunities. One of the early adopters, Carnival Cruise Lines offers a choice of 23 ships departing 20 cities, including 15 in the U.S. “Carnival was […]
With the Panama Canal currently expanding, there is a huge boom in new development in both Panama’s urban and resort destinations. Groups from all over the Americas are traveling to centrally located Panama for meetings and conventions, but they’re also booking a whole host of pre/post-session adventures to experience the abundant wildlife, native rainforests and […]
“We like to say: ‘Love like a Venetian, chill like a Jamaican and cruise like a Norwegian,’” says Ailene Sorice, corporate sales manager for Norwegian Cruise Line. Sorice explains that the cruise company has always highlighted that type of freespirited lifestyle aboard their ships, where people are free to organize their own itineraries and soak […]
The American Queen, the world’s largest paddlewheel steamboat, makes a much anticipated return to river cruising after several, post hurricane Katrina years at rest. This revitalized river boat boasting a $6 million overhaul will offer 3- to 10-night journeys through America’s heartland from Memphis, its home port, New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, […]