Have you ever thought about planning a meeting at sea?
You’ve heard that cruise ships are cost-effective venues for meetings, incentives and group events. The idea of mixing business with fun (not to mention exotic destinations) is intriguing. But still, you hesitate…what’s holding you back?
You have concerns.
What about sea sickness? Will my attendees feel too confined? Is there enough to do? How will I convince my senior level decision makers that a cruise ship environment is “corporate” enough for our business agenda? And of course, there’s the nagging doubts about ROI and (gasp!) perception.
Do these concerns resonate with you? We’ve heard them all, and plenty more. So we decided to set the record straight. Karyn Altman, VP of Business Development for Landry & Kling Cruise Events and Seasite.com, wrote an article for MeetingsNet called “10 Myths about Cruise Meetings”.
Check out Myth #1:
Cruising is too expensive. Actually, cruising is cost-effective—and less expensive than it was 15 years ago. Back in the 1990s, a four-night cruise for 100 attendees aboard an upscale vessel would cost approximately $1,100 per person (including taxes/fees, gratuities, travel staff, amenities, cocktail receptions, cabin gifts). Today, that same program, in balcony cabins, averages about 20 percent less. [editor's emphasis]
To learn the top 10 myths – and the truth – about cruise meetings, read Karyn’s article on meetingsnet.com.