Top 10 Types of Cruise Events
Cruise Events – All Types and Sizes
You can use a cruise for almost any type of incentive program, business event or professional meeting. Here are the 10 of the most frequent choices for meeting planners:
1) Incentive Cruises (Pure Incentives)
Group or individual cruises can be used a motivation tool for employees, dealers, customers, or independent contractors to increase sales, service or productivity
2) Customer Appreciation, Employee Recognition
Cruising provides a productive setting in which to generate future business opportunities together. Or, when you’ve had a great year and want to thanks the people who made it possible, consider the lasting value of a cruise instead of cash or merchandise.
3) Business Meetings
Innovate by choosing a cruise for your annual meeting, board meeting, or sales conference. Your attendance and “out of the box” thinking is sure to soar.
4) Conventions and Trade Shows
With capacity for up to 5,000 people, a ship is a convenient, self-contained venue that can add pizzazz to increase attendance and control cost.
5) Continuing Education, Association Conferences
Programs for the medical, legal and other professions can successfully use a cruise if the right ship and destination are selected.
6) Executive Retreats
If your organization is looking for a sea-change, you can count on a cruise delivering the results you need, at any budget level.
7) Consumer Incentives
For a competitive edge, real estate companies, auto dealerships and others are motivating consumers to buy or try their products with special promotion: “Test drive our car and you will be entered in a drawing for a free cruise”.
8) Fund Raisers
Universities, hospitals and other organizations motivate donations through travel programs that earmark a portion of the cruise price for a worthy cause
9) Full-Ship Charters
For the ultimate cruise experience, charter a vessel for your organization’s exclusive use. You can fly your company’s flag, customize the itinerary and daily onboard events, even stage your own entertainment or awards ceremony.
10) Dockside Charters or “Floating Hotels”
If there’s a shortage of hotel space for a city-wide convention or global event in a port city, consider a dockside charter to accommodate the overflow. You’ll get instant housing and lots of publicity with your “floating hotel”.