Monica Makin

corporate event planner

Monica Makin

Corporate Events & Incentive Travel

If you’re looking for unique meeting venues and new destinations for your MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) why confine your search to land? Today’s cruise ships are like floating hotels. But they offer so much more…

Meet at sea to make the most of your corporate event. Maximize motivation and excitement among your team or guests with a modern luxury cruise. The allure of a cruise motivates individual participants, and the self-contained environment of a ship creates camaraderie and networking opportunities.

Key benefits of hosting corporate events on a cruise include:

 Better budget control: meals, entertainment, activities, meeting space & AV are included; in many cases this may be a significant cost savings over a private resort;
 Ease of planning: accommodations, food, entertainment, and decor are all included
 A wide variety of onboard entertainment and activities increase multi-generational appeal
 Self-contained cruise ship environment leads to increased camaraderie, more networking opportunities
 Travel to several exciting destinations with the convenience of unpacking/packing once
 Selection of shore excursions to please everyone
 More inclusions and complimentary facilities mean less out-of-pocket expense for your participants

Take care of business with an ocean as your backdrop, on a luxurious floating resort with meeting facilities for any size or agenda.


How Cruise Ships are Like Hotels

 Many brands, service levels and price-points
 Worldwide destinations with ocean or river views
 Stateroom amenities and luxurious bedding
 Creative dining venues, many with celebrity chefs
 Dedicated meeting & function space
 Luxurious spas & cutting-edge fitness facilities
 Interiors by renowned architects and designers
 Wi-Fi and internet
 Accustomed to handling MICE programs (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events)

[b\How “Floating Hotels” are Different

 Immersion in a new and different life experience
 Visits to multiple cities in one relaxed trip
 Complimentary meeting space and use of AV equipment
 All or most meals included in the fare. (Specialty dining extra)
 Variety of cuisine, and indoor/outdoor dining within easy walking distance
 No pre-planned meals: personal choice of menus—fitting all of today’s diets
 No charge for table linens, lighting, risers/staging
 Highly trained and motivated service
 Personal choice of authentic destination experiences
 Multi-gen appeal for families, with no extra planning or cost
 Entertainment (with no transportation or ticket costs) e.g. Broadway
and Cirque-style shows, casino, jazz, comedy, movies, nightclubs and more!
 A self-contained environment that stimulates “bonding”
 Daily activities, enrichment classes, outdoor sports facilities
 Easier to contract a full-ship buyout for private use
 More layers of security.