Corporate & Incentive Cruises
Cruises offer the best overall value for businesses planning an offsite meeting, building an incentive for their salespeople or designing a special event for their employees, partners or clients. modern ships also provide the perfect social environment for professional groups to mix and mingle. After meetings your group can dine together in a gourmet restaurant, gather by the pool for sun and fun, experience a show, and much more. Participants who want a break from company action can retreat to the spa, find privacy on a secluded balcony, or enjoy a book in a well-appointed alcove. Many companies encourage their employees' families to come too since there are plenty of activities to entertain the spouse and kids, including extensive youth programs run by trained counselors.
Benefits of Booking a Corporate and Incentive Cruise
Groups often get the best overall value--if you plan well in advance--particularly when you factor in special group amenities like complimentary wine or champagne, chocolates, cocktail parties, shipboard credits, casino credits, spa services, and private gatherings. Cruise lines will also work to brand your company's event at every opportunity with items such as ice sculptures of your corporate logo. For full charters, cruise lines will even let you set your own itinerary! To take advantage of group benefits, you must book the entire group through our Group Department.
On a typical cruise your group will get:
- Stateroom accommodation
- Access to business facilities and meeting rooms
- Transportation to interesting ports
- Gourmet dining
- Vegas- or Broadway-style shows
- Discos, clubs, bars
- Pool, water sports
- Fitness center, exercise classes, spa
- Youth programs
- Movies (theater and in-room)
Business Facilities Onboard
- Large and small conference rooms with variable lighting and food & beverage services
- High-speed internet access
- Digital projectors
- Audio systems
- Showrooms for group presentations
- Informal gathering venues
The Planning Process
All successful corporate and incentive groups require the involvement of a company travel manager. This professional is responsible for designing the meetings and events the company desires onboard and communicating booking details like the payment process, documentation requirements, and dining requests to all participants.
With Vacations To Go, you will get a highly trained corporate and incentive group specialist who will be your single point of contact for the planning and booking process. Your group specialist will even create a personalized webpage for your group where participants can get answers to questions about the cruise.
Every corporate and incentive group must sign a contract with the cruise line that covers the prices, amenities, terms, and conditions for their group booking. As one of the largest cruise-selling agencies in the world, we have strong buying power and access to competitive rates on every ship which enables us to negotiate the best contract on your behalf.
Businesses may be able to write off corporate cruises as a business expense. We encourage you to verify this with your tax professional.
Why Vacations To Go?
Since our founding in 1984, we have provided more than six million savvy shoppers with a dream vacation and have achieved the highest level of recognition possible from every major cruise line in the world for our exceptional sales and superior service. Click here for more info.
If you already have a cruise in mind and have a group of 8 or more cabins, call one of our group specialists now at 800-514-9986 to get started. If you are still searching for the right cruise, click here and search our discounted cruises by region, date or other criteria.
The Vacations To Go Group Department is open Monday-Friday 8am-8:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm, CDT.