Simple…it’s the perfect combination! Whether you are hosting a corporate meeting, looking to motivate sales performance by rewarding your top achievers, enhancing loyalty by appreciating your most valuable customer or planning a special event, a cruise offers the entire package. The excitement of travel to exotic destinations and impeccable service unique to cruises, combined with the amenities and meeting facilities of a land-based resort, all at a remarkable value.
Cruising is the most rapidly expanding segment of the meeting and incentive travel industry. The explosion of new ships during the past ten years, with an average of 10 – 15 new vessels entering the marketing each year, has lead cruising to become the most popular new venue for both Corporate and Affinity groups alike. Continued fleet expansion has resulted in tremendous capacity and an exceptional value when compared to a comparable land based meeting or incentive program. Not to mention an innovative venue such as a ship is the foundation for any successful event. Expanded complimentary meeting and function space, the desire for something different and the ease of planning combined with exceptional value and budget considerations have made cruising a planners dream.
BENEFITS OF A CRUISE PROGRAM VS. LAND-BASED PROGRAM:
Unique, Memorable and Highly Promotable Experience
A cruise offers the ultimate guest experience – the pampering and amenities of a land-based resort combined with the allure of travel to exotic destinations. Multiple intriguing destinations in a single event await your guests and they will only have to pack and unpack once. With the extensive array of amenities, and activity/entertainment options onboard and ashore, a cruise venue also offers something for everyone, completely customizable no matter the guests’ age or preferred activity level.
Many items not typically included in a land-based program are included complimentary on a cruise. On average a cruise program costs approximately 20% – 30% less than a comparable land-based resort. But not only is a cruise less expensive than most land based resorts, a cruise program is a much better value all around. Groups have access to amenities on cruise ships they might not otherwise be able to afford. Bigger bang for your budget!