Updated: Jul 26, 2019
Making a lasting impression at an event is always a meeting and event planners dilemma as they consider potential Return on Investment (ROI). Whatever event occasion, theme, or business objective, nothing equals the impact of a cruise ship charter. Full cruise ship charters have increasingly become popular with corporations as they discover the many advantages when hosting a themed event or a product launch with customers, partners, and employees. If you’re looking for a unique, attention grabbing, cost-effective meeting or incentive travel venue than a cruise charter might be the right direction for your event.
There is no Single Event Venue as Impressive as a Full Cruise Ship Charter
A ship charter allows you the most exclusivity, privacy, and customization. Your creativity will come to life as you can design a custom itinerary, create special shore excursion tours, define your food, beverage, and entertainment options, as well as brand the vessel with your corporate logo in all the public areas. The customization possibilities are endless.
A full ship charter is unmatched in generating buzz from a marketing perspective, which is created before as well as after the event. Your participants will be impressed with the unique approach to your event as well as the fact that you chartered an entire ship just for them. Providing a scene of exclusivity.
With so many new ships sailing the world ranging from 100 guests to 5,000+ guests, there is always availability for a ship that can accommodate all your event needs.
There are many advantages to chartering including:
Freedom to customize & greater control over event setup
Complete customization of your program and itinerary
Unlimited branding opportunities
Custom Shore Excursions
Camaraderie – Everyone sailing is part of your group
Prestige – People feel honored and excited when they board a privately chartered cruise ship
Undivided Attention from the Ship’s Staff – entire staff and crew devote 100% of their attention and resources to you and your program
Exclusivity – an experience that can’t be duplicated
ROI – save up to 30% compared to land-based events or meetings
Complimentary use of all A/V equipment and venue spaces
Cruise ship charters lend well to the following types of events:
Meetings & Conventions
Music & Entertainment
There are many things to consider when planning to book a full cruise ship charter. It is always important to book well in advance, give yourself at least one year in advance. Find a ship that can accommodate the size of your event. Find an Itinerary that works for your organization. Take into account the type of venues available on different cruise ships and whether it fits the needs of your event. Understand all the aspects of the budget and the tax implications. When it comes to planning an event, it can seem overwhelming and stressful at times. It is important to manage it as a project with targeted milestones, owners, and timelines.
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