Incentive Cruises By Cruise Everything
Incentive Cruises Overview
Don't Miss the Boat...
Since we started our business in 1992, Cruise Everything has arranged many cruises for incentive groups, affinity groups, and even corporate meetings at sea, working with major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. In fact, we are based in South Florida where most cruise ships depart so we are often invited to inspect and sail the newest ships in person.
Cruises represent an excellent value among travel options, especially for groups, and the structure of a cruise program provides many opportunities for your group to spend quality time together in a relaxed and casual environment. As a company with special expertise in planning meetings, incentives, and affinity group travel aboard cruise ships - and as a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - we can help you decide whether or not a cruise is appropriate for your program, and if so, help you select a ship and itinerary that meet your needs, arrange private functions for your group and oversee its special handling aboard ship.
The all-inclusive nature of cruising allows your budget to go further than it might on land, and for corporate groups, many cruise ships now offer private, state-of-the-art conference facilities. In addition to the typical weeklong sailings, a variety of short cruises are available that meet the needs of those wishing to have a program of three or four nights. For a truly special event, we can even arrange a full ship charter!
Don't Get Lost at Sea!
While we are happy to offer unescorted cruise programs, our reputation over the last decade has been built largely on our customization and on-site management and supervision of meetings, events and incentive trips, including those at sea. Today's spectacular cruise ships can carry thousands of passengers and feed, lodge and entertain them with incredible efficiency and sophistication. But with so many other guests onboard, a corporate or affinity group of even hundreds of people can feel a bit lost at sea. Not many years ago, a group of 300 would take up half a ship, and get the undivided attention of the cruise staff, perhaps even special recognition from the Captain himself. Today, a group of that size represents less than 10% of the capacity of the largest vessels in the market. A group of 50 may barely even show up on the radar screen, especially considering that the ship's group coordinators may also be wearing several other hats, as assistant purser, cruise director, activities organizer, shore excursion staff, etc. When you have Cruise Everything onboard, you can be sure someone is looking out for your group and your group alone, working with the ship's staff to make sure you get the special attention you deserve and the customized program we developed for you. Don't get lost at sea: Your group may be small to the cruise line, but it's big to us!
On occasion, we are also able to offer to the public special promotional prices on selected sailings of some of the industry's most exciting ships and top cruise lines. The most attractive deals are those for groups of 8 staterooms or more on the same sailing, so if you can put a group together we can likely find you substantial savings. In many cases, we can beat advertised fares, especially those found online. Please contact us with your budget and let us know what cruise you are interested in, at 1-800-959-SHIP (7447) or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will put together a custom proposal for your meeting, incentive, or affinity group cruise!
Incentive Options - What Are Our Options?
Individual - Depending on the structure of your company, this is often the best option for incentive travel. Recipients get to choose when and where they go within the boundaries of the incentive program. Most people prefer to get away from work, to enjoy the rewards you receive at work.
Group - If part of your incentive program is an awards presentation, or advanced skill training, a full group travel incentive may be your best option. You can create the perfect combination of work and play. Most larger ships have conference rooms comparable to large hotels. Some even have onboard television studios.
Certificates - Some cruise lines such as Carnival, offer certificate programs where your company buys a certain level certificate as the vacation award. The certificates have some value, which recipients can upgrade for additional amenities or better cabins.
Preview Options - As a qualified incentive buyer for your company, some of the cruise lines have preview programs. This usually allows you to go for a weeklong cruise at a nominal rate to experience everything your group will experience. During the trip there will be seminars and meetings with cruise line representatives to discuss your company's individual needs and make the final plans for your trip.
Why Take A Cruise?
85% of Americans would like to take a cruise in the next five years, but only 12.3% of the U.S. population has taken a cruise. That means you?ll be offering something highly desirable that most people haven?t experienced.
With nearly all the components included in the price ? accommodations, meals, entertainment, first-class facilities and amenities ? cruises are cost effective with a high-perceived value. Compared to either land-based venues or basic individual and group cruises, Cruise Everything offers more in a Cruise Program.
Networking Opportunities for Businesses
A cruise ship gives you a self-contained environment and a captive audience, which provides more networking opportunities than a land-based venue. You can go from a meeting in the ship?s state-of-the-art meeting facilities to dinner with clients or employees. Such onboard dining and entertainment means free time is more often used for business networking. Compare this to a land-based venue where customers or employees are more likely to dine and entertain on their own.
In addition, we negotiate the best available rates on inclusive cruise packages using high-quality worldwide cruise inventory. Because we have access to such exclusive rates, our prices are often less than standard cruise bookings or land-based venues, even when including customized enhancements, such as private cocktail receptions and themed events to your Customized Cruise Program.
With itineraries calling at nearly 2,000 destinations around the world, cruise lines safely and comfortably take passengers to sunny islands, historic cities, remote frontiers and awe-inspiring vistas. Many ports are within driving distance, helping you save more on your corporate or leisure event. Cruises also allow you to visit multiple destinations without ever having to repack your suitcase.
Activities Onboard and Ashore
Activities vary per ship but can accommodate most any demographic. We will work with to determine the best ship for your demographic considering available activities as well as destination and other factors.
Need The Whole Ship? Why Not Charter It?
Depending on the size of the group we can arrange full or partial ship charters. Some companies want the entire ship to themselves, others want all of their people to have oceanview cabins. These types of arrangements usually need to be made 12-18 months ahead of time in order to clear the inventory. By reserving an entire ship or part of a ship you can gain a significant savings over normal individual or group reservations. There is usually a non-refundable deposit of 25% required to remove the space from inventory.
Full ship charter options are available for 140-2000 people. If you have too many people, and you want them to all have outside cabins at the same time, we can also arrange parallel sailings where two ships visit the same ports of call at the same time.
For large groups where you want everyone to have the same experience, charters can be your best options. You can have control over:
- Meal Menus
- Custom Itineraries
- Daily activities and schedules
- What facilities are available (some groups prefer to have the casinos closed for various reasons)
- Port Activities
Every situation is different. You may want your entire group to travel at the same time, or you may want people traveling throughout the year. Let us know what your needs are and we can find an option that works for you. Call us at 1-800-959-SHIP (7447) or contact us
Top Ten Reasons to Plan a Cruise Event
- Higher value than resort or hotel venues
- Inclusive price
- Business & leisure services in the same environment
- Flexible destinations, ports, and schedules
- Convenient visit to multiple destinations
- First class accommodations
- Most people haven?t cruised, but would like to.
- Onboard entertainment for all ages
- Can be more cost efficient than land-based venues
- More business networking opportunities than land-based venues
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Believe it or not, cruise events are more cost effective than events on land. The increasing popularity of cruising also makes cruise liners a highly desirable venue. Cruise Everything plans and promotes cruise events for individuals and corporations and also partners with event planners, meeting planners and travel agents to execute their event and group travel needs.
Meeting and Event Planners
- Nearly all the components are included in the price ? accommodations, meals, entertainment, first-class meeting facilities and amenities.
- Satisfy diverse interests with a cruise?s large variety of customized leisure time activities and shore excursions.
- Not only are cruise events more inclusive, our planning and promotion services can be included in the cruise fare. Just call us your all-in-one event planner, ad agency, and travel agent!
- Event planners and meeting planners often enjoy enhancing their own list of services by working with Cruise Everything. We help them plan and promote so they can focus on generating more business.
Just add water to your corporate event planning, sales incentive program, fundraising, association meeting planning, conference planning, reunion planning and wedding planning. Contact us today to learn how we can help you plan your next event.
Cruises are Inclusive
With nearly all the components included in the price ? accommodations, meals, entertainment, first-class facilities and amenities ? cruises are cost effective with a high perceived value. Compared to either land-based venues or basic individual and group cruises, Cruise Everything offers more in a Cruise Program.
Customized Cruise Programs
Cruise Everything is more than a meeting planner, event planner or a customer loyalty program manager. We combine the allure of a cruise with customized logistical, marketing and technological solutions to manage your Customized Cruise Program from start to finish.
Cruise Everything can provide you with as little or as much help as you need in planning events at sea. We can help you choose from among the scores of cruise lines to find the accommodations and itineraries that work best for your group?s demographics, arrange pre- and post-cruise travel, or schedule a golf outing or shore excursion exclusively for your group. Leave the planning and production details to us, so you can focus on enjoying your event or networking with your guests. Below is a partial list of logistical solutions we can provide to you as part of your Customized Cruise Program:
- Unlimited consulting & coordination
- Cruise research, contract negotiation & fulfillment
- Cruise Ambassador(s)
- Pre and post-cruise travel arrangements
- Ground transportation
- Exclusive shore excursions
- Onboard event planning and coordination
- Tailored onboard activities (i.e. themed receptions)
- Custom onboard marketing
- Call center fulfillment
- Shipping and receiving
- Equipment rentals
- Speakers and entertainment
- Custom brand marketing
- Golf outings and tournaments
- Custom spa packages
Part of hosting a successful event is properly promoting it to build participation as well as excitement. Cruise Everything?s cutting edge marketing expertise will take your event to the next level. We can also extend your branding through every customer touch point, including call center operations, specialized toll-free numbers and branded support collateral. Below are some of the marketing solutions that can be included in your Customized Cruise Program:
- Pre-cruise Marketing (direct mail pieces, call center, advertising, newsletters and email blast campaigns)
- Onboard Marketing (in-room gifts, signage, special promotions or incentive offers)
- Post Cruise Marketing (online satisfaction surveys, direct mail, email blasts)
- Loyalty Marketing (incentives, cruise certificates, private branded employee travel websites, cruise club stores)
Cruise Everything employs revolutionary, proprietary technology that allows you to enhance the value of your brand through the use of private branded websites and email solutions. For example, you can promote your event online with a branded website allowing guests to obtain information on ship details, itinerary and scheduled special events. We can also design and assist in delivering HTML or text emails to help promote your event to your group.
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Let us help you to build a "Cruise Memory" for your group!