Meeting rooms can be configured to your specifications with free AV
sea has inspired thinkers and explorers for centuries.
The fresh and extraordinary
environment onboard a cruise ship, coupled with the mystique of the
ocean, frees people from the mindset of their day-to-day grind and
empowers them to bond, to learn, and to feel inspired.
The incredible flexibility of the
facilities onboard today's cruise ships, and the group-friendly
business practices of the cruise lines, mean that any type of group
can set sail to success:
- Group sizes can range from 16 passengers to more
- Seminar groups can dazzle their invitees with a
seminar at sea.
- Corporate executives can strategize in privacy and without
- Sales departments can host their annual
"president's club" trip, or arrange individual
incentive cruises, for top performers
- Marketing departments can hold customer or business partner
educational and advisory board meetings.
- Any group looking for an exceptional
environment, with all of the necessities one would expect,
can break out of the ordinary by holding their meeting at
All the Facilities
You may be surprised to discover
what's available onboard today's cruise ships to make your event an
- Showrooms suitable for everything from large
lectures to full-scale production shows
- Dedicated conference centers that can be set aside for your group
for the duration of the cruise
- Trade show halls suitable for setting up standard
- Breakout meeting rooms with built-in AV
- Satellite-based high-speed
Internet access for
as little as 20 cents per minute
And don't be held back by common
misperceptions about cruising:
- Cruise lines are not all the
same. Whether your
group prefers an action-packed Las Vegas-style atmosphere,
or a formal Four Seasons style experience, our specialists
can suggest a ship to match.
- Cruising is not just from
Florida. Although a
Florida departure may be a perfect choice for you, cruises
now depart from about 150 cities worldwide, including
more than 25 in the US alone from New York to San Francisco.
- Cruising is not regimented. Years ago cruise lines realized that
passengers want options. Take dining as just one
example...today's ships may have 10 different dining
venues--from sushi bars to tapas to New York-style
Another well-kept secret is the cost
effectiveness of a meeting at sea, generally significantly less
expensive than a comparable resort vacation:
- Meeting, convention, and
breakout space is free
- Standard AV equipment is free
(microphones, sound systems, video/computer projectors)
unless you're putting on a large production event
- Food served in the standard
dining rooms is free
- Private receptions are usually free
- The cruise fare includes not
only the stateroom, but also dining except for premium
items, a variety of live entertainment (such as, depending
on the ship, Broadway-style shows, singers, dancers,
acrobats, pianists, jazz and other live bands), a huge
variety of onboard activities from the sedate (bingo, art
auctions, outdoor "drive in" movie screenings) to
the sporting (volleyball, basketball, ice skating, fitness
facilities) and the hair-raising (rock climbing, bungee
- Literally hundreds of excellent
trips, 3 nights and up, are available starting at less than
$80 per person, per night, double occupancy, including taxes
For the ultimate in control and
prestige, full-ship charters can be arranged for group sizes
starting at about 70 double-occupancy rooms, up to 1,750 rooms.
You'll be able to dictate just about everything about the onboard
activities, and even--within certain parameters--the itinerary.
Princess Cruises Superstore Advantage
We're your cruising Destination
Management Company. Our goals are simple: for your group cruise to
be an unqualified success and to make you, the professional meeting
planner or group organizer, look like a superstar. How we're ready
- Ship selection. Our
proprietary database of cruise itineraries and current
cruise pricing includes virtually every sailing, for every
ship and cabin type, for every major cruise line. We can
narrow down your choices rapidly to a few options that will
fit the needs and personality of your group. Because we work
with all the major cruise lines, our advice to you will be
- Contract negotiation.
We'll help get the best pricing, terms, and value-added
amenities, from the cruise lines.
- Seamless planning. You'll
work with a group cruise expert from start to finish. For
larger groups you'll have direct access to our customized
internal project management system so you can see the status
of every aspect of your group at each step of the way.
- Promotional assistance.
If your large group requires promotion, such as an
invitational seminar at sea, we can assist with generating
targeted media lists for press release distribution and the
creation of other promotional materials.
- Online booking. If your
group would benefit from it, we can provide customized Web
pages for your group, plus online booking. This can be a
major time-saver for the group organizers.
- Free added value. We want
each of your group members to find the activities most
enjoyable to them at each port of call, so we provide your
group a detailed Port Insider's Guide, customized just for
- Port contacts. Would you
prefer private experiences or tours in ports of call? We
have the contacts to arrange them.
- Top-level access. As a
large seller of cruises, we have executive access at the
cruise lines to get things done, and solve problems, that
would be impossible for others.
- Reliable. Major media
outlets, from USA Today to the Wall Street Journal
to CNBC-TV, have relied on us for our cruise
expertise. We have an unblemished record with the Better
Business Bureau's stringent Online Reliability Program.
Finally, we are one of only 25 cruise sellers in the country
nominated to the advisory board to the cruise industry
Get Started Today!
We want to be very easy for you to
work with. We're happy to consult with you whether you're interested
in brainstorming about a possible future group, or if you have
already have a firm group that needs to be locked in now.
Please contact us, or email
with as much of the following information as is available, and
one of our cruise group experts will contact you promptly for a
free, no-obligation introductory consultation:
- Your contact information and a
convenient time for a group specialist to contact you
- The type of your group and its
estimated size, if known
- The length of the trip you
prefer, the date range, and in what region, if known
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