Corporate Incentives, Meetings & Charters

Cruise Vs. Land: Where Should You Host Your Next Corporate Event?

When it comes to corporate events, there are a lot of options out there to choose from. You can choose to host an event at a hotel, convention center, or even outdoors. But have you ever considered hosting your next corporate event on a cruise ship? Celebrity Cruises offers award-winning service and luxury amenities that are a perfect fit for corporate events of all sizes, at any time of year.

The unique experience and value that a cruise can offer make hosting a corporate event convenient, effective, and a fantastic choice for event planners looking to make a splash this year. Here’s why your next corporate event should be held on a cruise with Celebrity, and how to plan accordingly.

Abundant Available Venues

Unlike many land-based event spaces, the unique corporate event venues on cruise ships are dynamic, inspiring, and diverse. This can include everything from purpose-built meeting rooms to cocktail functions at the famous Sunset Bar, the dramatic Eden, or even the incredible one-of-a-kind Magic Carpet.

Flexible venue space on a cruise ship allows for corporate events of all sizes, from smaller, more intimate gatherings to grand galas. There are indoor options, outdoor options, and combinations of both.

Venue space can be customized to fit the needs of a particular group with precision, thanks to Celebrity’s diverse offerings and luxury accommodations and amenities. You’ll find dedicated meeting rooms, grand theaters, themed bars and restaurants, and spaces for small, intimate gatherings, all with stunning ocean views.

There are plenty of beautiful settings on deck for events, too. Imagine hosting a cocktail party on the top deck as the ship leaves port, the sun setting behind you and the stars beginning to appear. It’s truly an incredible experience.

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Customization on Cruises is Simple

One of the big advantages of hosting a corporate event on a cruise with Celebrity is the freedom to customize every element, from menus to room décor, experiences, competitions, cocktails, and pillow gifts.

Get creative and give the team at Celebrity your brief. They will help guide you to create and implement the themes you want, the best venue space, and all the fine detail your event requires.

Endless Entertainment Options

If you’ve been on a cruise before, you know just how good the entertainment is, and how integral it is to the overall experience. This is no different for corporate events, and Celebrity truly rolls out the red carpet in this area.

Unlike most land-based event venues, on a cruise, the entertainment is already in place. You won’t have to book your own corporate entertainment, unless you want to bring on extra performers and guest speakers for private events.

Celebrity Cruises’ ships offer Broadway-style shows, comedians, magicians, jazz singers, superb bands and DJs, casino gaming, wine tasting—the list goes on.

All the venues on board are inspiring, whether you take over one of the restaurants, or host a gala dinner poolside on deck, under the stars.

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World-Class Cuisine and Delicious Dining

Event catering can be a challenge, especially when it comes to budgeting and creativity. This is not the case on a cruise. Celebrity ships provide award-winning dining options with curated menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs. Cruises also offer incredible food diversity, so your guests can enjoy dozens of choices while attending a corporate event.

From light bites and snacks to themed dinners and fine dining that ranges from classic French to classy steak and seafood, Celebrity can provide it all, all within easy reach.

And once the business element of the evening is over, your guests are free to enjoy the lively bars and lounges all around the ship.

Luxury Comfort and Accommodations

The stateroom and suite accommodations on Celebrity Cruises’ ships are designed to embody a luxury lifestyle and give guests the sense of staying in a five-star hotel, with sumptuous bedding, luxury bathroom amenities, and attentive service.

Unlike land venues for corporate events, accommodation doesn’t have to be booked separately, giving the event a seamless work/play/stay experience that is both pleasurable and stress-free. Nobody has far to travel to breakfast, dinner, cocktails, or meeting sessions.

There’s a wide choice of accommodation, too, from luxurious balcony staterooms to truly lavish suites, perfect for your highest achievers or board members, many of them with beautiful entertaining space for more intimate functions.

Award-Winning Service

From the moment your guests step onboard a Celebrity Cruises ship, they will be impressed by the world-renowned service that the brand is famous for. This first-class service is the perfect complement to any corporate event, regardless of size.

Luxury amenities and a focus on guest experience are what set Celebrity apart, and your corporate event will get a level of attention in service that is simply unmatched in most land-based event spaces.

The entire staff and planning team that oversees your corporate event will take care of every detail, and be ready to adapt to any special requests. You’ll have access to the latest audiovisual technology, creative menus that can be tailored to any dietary need, and smiling, intuitive service.

Because our event spaces are so versatile, your corporate event can take on any form you desire—from a private meeting in a VIP lounge to an elegant cocktail party on deck or a formal dinner in one of the elegant restaurants.

Health & Safety Protocols

Passenger health and safety have always been of paramount importance on a cruise ship, and now more than ever, these exceptional standards are a compelling reason to hold your next meeting at sea.

When you book a cruise ship for a corporate event, you need to be sure that the highest protocols of safety and hygiene are observed. Celebrity goes above and beyond the standards you would find in many land-based venues to ensure that health and safety protocols are tight, and followed diligently.

Celebrity has a thorough list of COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, and these are under constant review. There are many new technologies on Celebrity’s ships to ensure healthy cruising, from touchless stateroom entry to UV sanitizing of all high-touch areas, and high tech HVAC air filtration.

Ships are cash free, with only contactless payment, while public spaces and guest accommodation are cleaned to the highest standards. Hand sanitizing is encouraged, while ships maintain strict protocols on health screening, vaccination, and if necessary, medical care.

By booking a corporate event on a cruise ship with Celebrity Cruises, you can be confident that your guests will be enjoying the highest standards of hygiene, health and safety available.

Cruising Brings Your Corporate Event Around The World

One of the best assets a cruise can offer for a corporate event is actually one of the simplest. The purpose of a cruise, after all, is a sea journey to fabulous locations all over the globe. When you book your corporate event on a cruise, you get to take your guests to some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

One day, you could be team building at sea, and the next you’re in Cozumel sharing a margarita. One evening you’re dancing on the top deck with colleagues, and the next day you’re touring the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

This unique aspect of hosting a corporate event on a cruise sets it apart from literally any land-based option. Imagine having a world-class hotel, restaurants, spa, pools, gym, and state-of-the-art meeting rooms at your fingertips.

Now imagine all of that in one elegant location, sailing the seven seas, bringing you and your guests seamlessly to one dazzling location after another. This is what it’s like to go on a cruise for your corporate event or retreat.

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For your next corporate event, let Celebrity Cruises take you on an unforgettable journey. Every Celebrity cruise offers award-winning service and a luxurious setting that is sure to impress your guests.

Celebrity’s luxury cruise ships are the perfect venues for corporate events of all sizes, and can accommodate everything from exclusive incentive programs to large conferences. With decades of industry experience planning corporate events, award-winning ships, services, and amenities, a dedicated team will take care of you at every step.

Need help planning your next event at sea? Request a quote on our website or give us a call at (800) 722-5934.