Types of Group Cruises
Family Reunion Cruises
On today's cruises, families can reunite over a gourmet meal or on an action-packed excursion, yet still find private time onboard or in port. Amenity-rich vessels typically offer baby-sitting, youth programs and great entertainment for adults, such as Broadway-style musicals, magic and comedy acts. Family members of all ages can enjoy a cruise while they rekindle old ties.
Our Group Specialists can help you plan private onboard events and arrange special amenities such as door decorations, gift sets and family photos.
Church Groups and Affinity Groups
Large or small, active or passive, your group will find all of its needs met onboard today's cruise ships. You'll find a wide array of comfortable, well-appointed public areas and secluded private rooms that can be reserved for your group's functions, such as chapels for worship, theaters for guest lecturers, card rooms for small discussion groups and lounges for cocktail parties. And with enough advance notice, most ships will allow your group to customize their seating arrangements in the main dining rooms or even move breakfast, lunch or dinner to another onboard venue, such as a conference room.
Private events such as group photos, sail away parties, bingo night and more can also be organized.
Meetings, Conferences & Incentive Groups
Whether you are planning an exclusive executive retreat, user group meeting, corporate sales seminar or international conference, cruise lines are the ideal venue because they combine the facilities of a complete conference center with the services and amenities of a floating, luxury resort.
The cinema, show lounges and theaters are ideal for presentations, meetings, break-out sessions or award ceremonies. State-of-the-art audio and video equipment is available, along with the ship's professional audiovisual staff.
Meetings and meals may be combined for your convenience. Cocktail buffets and continental breakfasts can be made available in many locations on the ship and formal dining can be arranged in many of the private rooms and conference areas. For events not held in the main dining room, meeting planners can choose from menus designed by the executive chef. It's also possible to arrange for a group to sit together in a section of the main dining area and order from the wide range of fare offered on the regular menu. Meals in the main dining room are also typically included in the cruise fare, which is another way cruise lines help minimize event costs.
Spouses and kids will love attending corporate events onboard a ship.
Between the spas and enrichment programs for adults, and the teen centers, pools, games and planned youth activities for kids, the rest of the family will have a ball while mom or dad attends the group function.
Getting married on a cruise ship is a wonderful experience, but one which can be rather complicated. We recommend that you speak with one of our cruise consultants about the requirements before making your final decision.
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