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One of the fastest growing markets in meetings procurement is Meetings at Sea. Christine Duffy, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), said in a recent press release, “Because cruise lines offer state-of-the art technology and modernized conference rooms, as well as one-of-a-kind activities, amenities and entertainment, we are seeing an increase in the amount of businesses booking a range of meetings and business-related events.”
Cruises can offer great value, integrated budget control, simplified planning processes, a variety of on-site entertainment options and unique event customization opportunities. Attendee satisfaction is generally very high because there are few out of pocket costs and a variety of flexible dining and entertainment options.
Modern cruise ships are designed with meetings in mind, including conference centers, board rooms and the ability to convert theaters and a variety of other spaces into the perfect site for your event. Since audio/visual equipment is typically free of charge and transfers to entertainment venues are not necessary, cruise ships offer great value for your meeting in addition to a phenomenal, memorable backdrop for your event.
You can trust HelmsBriscoe, the global leader in meetings procurement by land and by sea, to help you book an event that will exceed expectations. Our buying power and relationships with the cruise lines will help you secure exclusive amenity packages and optimal deposit schedules. Our cruise team experts have been on-board the ships managing meetings and onshore participating in the land excursions. Whether you are a novice or professional booking group cruises, our resources and years of combined expertise will ensure that your event is a complete success.