Cruise ships are unique, cost-effective venues for all types of business meetings and corporate events. Whether you’re planning an executive retreat, board meeting, sales conference, convention, new product launch or trade show, using a ship as a “floating hotel” can save your organization up to 30% when compared to a traditional land-based property. And the excitement and motivation a cruise event generates? Priceless!
Many professional associations have discovered that cruise ships provide a fun and stimulating learning environment for their members. Medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentists, health care providers; as well as lawyers and others can earn CE or CME credits while traveling to exciting ports on a beautiful “floating conference center”. A Continuing Education cruise gives professionals the opportunity to break away from their work environment, travel to different destinations, learn new skills, and come back to work energized.
Cruise Ships Designed with Meetings in Mind
On today’s ships, planners will find dedicated conference facilities, multi-purpose lounges, spacious theaters, and state-of-the-art Audio Visual equipment – all complementary. Business services and optional WiFi connectivity packages are also available on most vessels. And when your business sessions or seminars have ended, attendees will discover a myriad of dining, recreational and entertainment options on board.
What’s Included With Your Cruise Program?
In addition to meeting space and AV: Gourmet meals served in a variety of dining venues; top-name entertainment choices; a variety of daily activities and enrichment classes, fully equipped fitness centers and sports facilities (boasting stunning views); and ocean view staterooms, many with private verandas. Oh, and did we mention, your attendees travel to multiple destinations with minimal hassle? It all adds up to remarkable value, and – with no menus to pore over or entertainment to arrange – ease of planning for you.
The Intangible Value of a Meeting at Sea
While it’s true that included meals, entertainment, function space and AV all add up to big budget savings when you meet at sea, it’s often the intangibles that wield the highest return on your organization’s investment. Cruise ships offer a self-contained environment with unique meeting spaces that stimulate creative ideas and foster camaraderie. Using a ship as your meeting venue will also boost attendance and increase company loyalty.
Specialized Cruise Event Services Sets Us Apart
Since 1982, Best Cruise Charter has been the premiere business-to-business resource for meeting and event planners, providing ship selection and a full range of services for groups and charters. No matter what your group size or business objectives, Best Cruise Charter can help you find the right ship and button up all the details to help you create a flawless meeting at sea.