Cruise Ships Making Waves for Meeting Planners

Okay planners, it’s time to think about ditching the turf and hitting the surf. Cruise ships are an exceptional venue for meetings and events that provide unique, exclusive, luxury experiences today’s event attendees crave. Becoming increasingly popular, these mega-yachts are proving to be an economical, efficient, uber-entertaining alternative to traditional land-based venues.

The Cruise Industry is Making Waves According to Travel Market Report, the cruise line industry is experiencing an estimated investment of $53 billion between 2017 and 2025. A truly jaw-dropping explosion. Even the trusted Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is capitalizing on the cruise ship market with three new, ultra-luxury mega-yachts planned to set sail in 2019.

It’s time to think about ditching the turf and hitting the surf. 

Let’s Talk Tech Meeting planners who are concerned about a lack of connectivity while at sea can breathe a sigh of relief. Cruise lines worldwide have made Herculean strides in technology, rolling out advanced wi-fi, increased bandwidth, and faster and more reliable internet, so emailing, tweeting, snapping and posting pics of your awesome meeting at sea are a breeze.

If you’re thinking you’ll be at sea with less opportunity to keep healthy and meet your daily fit-bit goals, think again.

Fun for All Ages True, millennials love life at sea. But these mega ships aren’t just ideal for the bright, blossoming millennial crowd. Baby Boomers will treasure their experiences as well, making cruise ships ideal for attendees of all ages. Sure, these exquisite water crafts offer thrilling activities like water parks, ropes courses and extreme rock climbing walls, but a more, shall we way, seasoned generation who may prefer a more low-key vibe can relax and rejuvenate with myriad on-board spa, meditation and serenity opportunities.

Health and Fitness If you’re thinking you’ll be at sea with less opportunity to keep healthy and meet your daily fit-bit goals, think again. Many cruise ships offer multi-level decks that boast complete fitness centers, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, zip lines, trampolines, obstacle courses and out-of-this-world water parks.

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