Group Meetings at Sea
To plan an outstanding business meeting, convention or seminar, look beyond the usual land-based venues to the open sea. Many leisure cruise ships are extremely well-equipped to handle group meetings, and the cruise experience will make the time especially memorable for attendees.
Many of today’s cruise ships are equipped with facilities that can accommodate meetings of any size. For example, the conference centers on some ships can accommodate group meetings as small as 10 or greater than 1,000. Some ships even have space for tradeshow-style exhibits. Cruise lines have onboard meeting and event coordinators who will work with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Cruise ships have audiovisual capabilities that rival anything found on land. Many ships also have ship-wide wireless Internet access, so meeting attendees can easily keep in touch with their homes and offices.
Planning for entertainment after meeting hours is simple, since there are multiple ways for your attendees to relax and unwind right on board. They will have full use of the ship’s fitness center, spa, pools and more. You can also work with the cruise line’s meeting specialists to organize team-building activities. Imagine a friendly competition at a rock-climbing walls or putting green, or a wine appreciation event organized by an expert from the cruise ship. The cruise ship staff can also help you organize shore excursions for your group.
Today’s cruise lines sail all over the world, making it possible for you to hold a group meeting anywhere from Alaska to the Antarctic. You can even base the theme of your meeting on the cruise destination. There many itineraries available, ranging from two nights to 10 days or more.
Because accommodations, meals, entertainment and amenities are all included in a basic per-person price, a cruise can also be a very economical choice for a business meeting. Cruise Holidays can help you select the cruise line, ship and itinerary that are right for your meeting. He or she can also help you reserve a block of staterooms – or, if necessary, an entire cruise ship.
To find out more about holding a group meeting on a cruise ship, talk with Cruise Holidays.