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GROUP CRUISES

GROUP CRUISES

Looking for a unique and cost effective venue for your next corporate meeting, incentive or special event?  A cruise ship could be your answer!  More and more companies and organizations are choosing a cruise ship as their program venue for a variety of reasons.  Ships provide a unique and memorable experience that is highly promotable to any type of group, not to mention can save you or your organization up to 30% compared to a traditional land-based hotel or resort.

A group typically requires 8 staterooms to qualify as a group and receive special pricing and concessions.  Corporate Cruise Consultants will evaluate your program and specific needs and help you find the perfect ship and itinerary for your group.

Corporate Meetings, Conferences or Conventions
For corporate meetings and conferences, cruise ships offer flexible meeting spaces to accommodate any group size – COMPLIMENTARY! Whether your group consists of 10 or 1000, there are ample venue options onboard to facilitate your group’s meeting requirements.

The vast majority of cruise ships have been designed with full business capabilities offering spacious and well-designed meeting facilities.  Both dedicated meeting rooms and multi-purpose lounges equipped with built in technology are used to accommodate groups. From large theaters with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems used for general sessions and awards presentations, to conference centers with multi-media audio visual capabilities, to boardrooms and small meeting rooms for break-out sessions, to cocktail receptions on deck, a cruise ship offers a variety of options to accommodate groups.  Business services and Wi-Fi connectivity packages are available to groups and individuals on most ships.

Dedicated onboard group coordinators are assigned to your group, offering around-the-clock assistance throughout the cruise.  These highly-skilled coordinators orchestrate and execute your program allowing you to relax.

Breathe new life into your corporate meetings with an exciting change of scenery, because let’s face it… getting down to business is much more enjoyable when you’ve got an ocean view!

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Corporate Incentive Programs
Employee incentives engage employees an engaged employees enhance your bottom line.  So whether you are looking to motivate sales performance, reward top achievers, encourage teamwork, or enhance loyalty, there is no better solution than a cruise incentive program to help you achieve your company goals.  A cruise is the ultimate group incentive because it offers the luxurious pampering and superb facilities of a land-based resort, combined with the allure of travel to multiple exotic destinations.

Exceptional achievement, deserves and extraordinary award! Inspire action and results through this unique experience, one that will continue to motivate long after the cruise ends. And properly executed incentives are a win/win for your organization. Let Corporate Cruise Consultants help you plan the perfect group incentive program at sea!  You may also choose to offer individual incentive awards.  Corporate Cruise Consultants offers individual award certificates that can be used on any cruise line or itinerary for any designated amount.

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Association Meetings, Continuing Education & Special Interest Groups
Association Meetings:
For professional associations, a cruise ship is a fantastic venue to host a meeting or conference, providing a fun and stimulating environment for their members. Membership in an association can also be very diverse.  A cruise can cater to the individual needs of each of the members.  From a variety of stateroom types which can accommodate a range of budgets, to an assortment of dining options, activities and amenities, a cruise venue offers something for everyone. Not to mention, hosting your program at sea is a great way to increase attendance of your members because it is so unique and offers members the opportunity to incorporate their family.

Continuing Education Courses:
A cruise ship is also an ideal venue to host Continuing Education courses as it is highly promotable. Not only can professionals earn CE credits while traveling to multiple exciting destinations, the networking opportunities in the self-contained environment of a cruise ship are unparalleled.

Special Events:
Cruises offer the perfect venue for special events of every kind such as birthdays, reunions, anniversaries, weddings, theme cruises or any event for which invitations are sent. We refer to these as “Affinity” Groups. Unlike land-based programs that require the renting of function space, the purchase of food and beverage, and the hiring of musicians, all is included when the event is held on a cruise ship. Cruises are affordable, virtually all-inclusive vacations that offer something for everyone regardless of the age group.

For these types of groups, Corporate Cruise Consultants can provide a Registration Website to facilitate the RSVP process and manage all individual reservations and payments.  Registration Services include a customized event website to include personalized domain and hosting, online registration software, individual attendee credit card payment processing and customized reporting.  Let Corporate Cruise Consultants do the work for you!

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Full Ship Charters
Exclusive. Custom. Unique.

Nothing is as impressive or as functional as a privately-chartered ship. Chart your own course departing when and where your needs dictate. Customize the voyage itinerary including ports of call, duration of time in port and daily scheduling.  Enjoy the flexibility to arrange special events, design tailor made tours and even create menus that include favorite dishes.  Your guests’ priorities essentially drive everything but the ship.

Ships offer everything needed for meetings, from state-of-the-art multi-media facilities and conference rooms to audio/visual equipment as well as all meals and entertainment in a self- contained, exclusive, secure environment that is one you create to destinations you choose.  Create the ultimate, unforgettable VIP experience for your guests. Brand the ship with your company flag, logo at the bottom of the pools, your logo on the menus and on your daily compass (ship’s newspaper). Incorporate your own style or theme, enhance your message, motivate your guests and create the ultimate all-inclusive incentive, meeting or event! The entire staff and crew devote 100% of their attention and resources to your group and your program. What hotel or resort will provide a staff to guest ratio of one (1) staff to every two-three (2-3) guests?

Whether you are a group of 50 in search of a luxury and exclusive venue for a Board of Director’s retreat, a group of 200 recognizing your top sales executives or a group of 5000 hosting an annual conference or association meeting, chartering a ship is the most unique and memorable experience your attendees will not be able to duplicate on their own. Corporate Cruise Consultants can assist in identifying the best ship that meets your group needs and budget requirements.

Dockside Charters:
Ships are sometimes chartered and left in port the entire time for a number of reasons. Sometimes events are held in cities that do not have adequate hotel space such as the Super Bowl in Jacksonville or the Winter Olympics in Vancouver or the Summer Olympics in Brazil. In these cases, ships are chartered and left at the dock to provide additional housing or for companies to enable their employees to attend the event. In other cases, a company may book an exhibition at a convention center and charter a ship for their employees, leaving the vessel in port for the convention, but also using the ship for a pre or post-convention cruise. And ships have been chartered to house employees in emergencies such as Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina or Sandy in the northeast because hotels and homes had been destroyed.

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