Crystal Cruises is about to introduce the 60-ft, 31-suite Esprit yacht, and has announced plans for two new ships built specifically for river cruises, starting in 2017.
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As one of the fastest growing trends in travel, voluntourism, or social impact travel, has become a viable option for groups seeking immersive, hyperlocal experiences in exotic destinations.
Crystal Cruises has partnered with wellness institutions including the Tai Chi Cultural Center and The Cleveland Clinic as part of its Creative Learning Institute, offering on-board classes ranging from Healthy Abs and Back to Memory Fitness to Tai Chi.
As the world’s first smartship, Quantum of the Seas’ IQ plays out through ambitious design and tech innovations.
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.
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.”
“Silversea has the only expedition ships that cross over into the luxury category,” says Sean J. Mahoney, global vice president of corporate and incentive sales.
Crystal Cruises operates two cruise ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. To learn more about their group product, we spoke with Eric Graves, vp of field sales, and Hedwige Roessler, manager of incentive sales.
Seasite’s Karyn Altman discusses the boom in interest and evolution of river cruising for groups.
When we first heard about this we were hooked. So we boarded the Divina in Venice in March for a weeklong sail to explore the MSC Yacht Club experience.
We spoke with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), top cruise lines and some of the world’s ports of call.
Norwegian Cruise Line has expanded its tour offerings for meetings in Bermuda in anticipation of its newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, setting sail this May.
We caught up with Neeta Lachmandas, assistant chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board, to learn about the new 300,000-sf Marina Bay Cruise Centre and other group venues/experiences in Singapore.
Sweden is one of Europe’s most spectacular cruising destinations for meeting/incentive groups, whether you’re booking an 8-hour or 8-day itinerary.
Whisk your group through no-wait access to the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck and Intrepid Museum on a VIP water/land tour with the New York Water Taxi.
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 […]