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CRUISES

15 Brands

162 Ships

A cruise is a spectacular venue for many groups as there is fine dining, resort style amenities, diverse activities and Broadway style entertainment on board while you travel to explore beautiful islands, countries, and ports of call. Cruises also further help facilitate group bonding. However, which cruise line is the best option for your group and within the cruise line, which ship fits with your vision and goals as few ships are “created equally?”

ABOUT CRUISES

The Guest Planners experienced team is able to help you and your Guests seamlessly navigate the numerous cruise options. The Guest Planners has direct relationships with key personnel at 15 different cruise lines, spanning the globe on 162 small, medium, and mega cruise ships. Upon listening to your vision and goals for your event, we will provide you cruise options and the best group rates.  For many groups, we are even on board the cruise to implement the group activities, manage the Guest experience and to serve as your group’s personal concierge. We genuinely strive to ensure you and your Guests have a great cruise vacation. After all, at The Guest Planners, our slogan is “BECAUSE YOUR GUESTS DESERVE THE BEST.”

Different types of quality cruises according to your needs.We look forward to hearing from you to understand the vision and goals for your event. “BECAUSE YOUR GUESTS DESERVE THE BEST.”

Mainstream Cruises

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Market: Mainstream
Ideal Group Type(s): Weddings, Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 26
Destinations: 23
Highlights: Innovative new ships featuring unique amenities such as zip lines, FlowRider surf simulator, ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, and skydiving thrills of RipCord by iFly. In addition, most ships feature several meeting venues, fastest internet at sea, spacious designs, great supervised youth programs and spectacular entertainment.

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
Market: Mainstream
Ideal Group Type(s): Weddings, Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 14
Destinations: 18
Highlights: Freestyle Cruising, Broadway style entertainment, some ships feature water slides and ropes courses, some ships have a private area called The Haven, excellent program for kids and teens

Cruise Line: Carnival
Market: Mainstream
Ideal Group Type(s): Weddings, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 25
Destinations: 14
Highlights: Known for its “Fun Ships” and great value, Guests on Carnival can expect a party atmosphere with entertainment and activities around the clock for kids and adults

Cruise Line: Disney
Market: Mainstream
Ideal Group Type(s): Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 4
Destinations: 10
Highlights: Disney Characters and shows, attention to service, family friendly cabins, magical experiences, children’s program and activities.

Cruise Line: MSC
Market: Mainstream
Ideal Group Type(s): Small Meetings
Number of Ships: 14
Destinations: 8
Highlights: MSC Yacht Club (a private “ship within a ship”), “Mediterranean way of life,” European focused

Premium Cruises

Cruise Line: Holland America
Market: Premium
Ideal Group Type(s): Conventions, Meetings
Number of Ships: 15
Destinations: 21
Highlights: Spacious and comfortable midsize ships, high quality service, Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop

Cruise Line: Princess
Market: Premium
Ideal Group Type(s): Weddings, Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 19
Destinations: 25
Highlights: Large elegant ships, spacious cabins, refined atmosphere, personalized service, enrichment programs such as cooking and photography classes

Cruise Line: Celebrity
Market: Premium
Ideal Group Type(s): Weddings, Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 10
Destinations: 23
Highlights: Elegant contemporary designed ships, spacious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, some ships feature a lawn area for activities such as croquet.

Deluxe Cruises

Cruise Line: Oceania
Market: Deluxe
Ideal Group Type(s): Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive
Number of Ships: 6
Destinations: 12
Highlights: Mid-size ships that are sophisticated and stylishly designed, excellent staff to guest ratio, spacious cabins, Canyon Ranch Spa, fine dining, enrichment programs focused on cuisine, culture, and history.

Cruise Line: Azamara
Market: Deluxe
Ideal Group Type(s): Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive
Number of Ships: 2
Destinations: 12
Highlights: Small intimate ships, Destination Immersion, more overnights in port, “AzAmazing Evenings” one night in port during cruise.

Cruise Line: Cunard
Market: Deluxe
Ideal Group Type(s): Conventions, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 3
Destinations: 18
Highlights: Stylish accommodations, elegant design, upscale dining rooms, grand ballrooms, enrichment programs such as computer classes, ballroom dance tutorials, and lecture series and complimentary night nursery available from 6 to 11 pm for Guests ages 6 months to 2 years.

Luxury Cruises

Cruise Line: Crystal
Market: Luxury
Ideal Group Type(s): Convention, Meetings, Retreats, Incentive, Family Reunions
Number of Ships: 8
Destinations: 17
Highlights: Award winning elegant midsize ships with exceptional staff to guest ratio and among the best guest to space ratio. Beautiful and spacious cabins, spectacular spa, engaging activities and enrichment programs such as cooking demonstrations and art classes.Broadway-style entertainment.Occasionally highly discounted fares for children.

Cruise Line: Regent
Market: Luxury
Ideal Group Type(s): Meetings, Retreats, Incentive
Number of Ships: 4
Destinations: 17
Highlights: All-suite midsize ships, all-inclusive approach including complimentary shore excursions and beverages, friendly and attentive staff with excellent staff to guest ratio, Canyon Ranch Spa, enrichment series based on sailing, multiple upscale fine dining restaurants.

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Market: Luxury
Ideal Group Type(s): Meetings, Retreats, Incentive
Number of Ships: 4
Destinations: 13
Highlights:Luxurious yet relaxed small ships with a maximum of 450 guests, all ocean-view suites, amongst the best crew to guest ratio, fine dining

Cruise Line: Silversea
Market: Luxury
Ideal Group Type(s): Meetings, Retreats, Incentive
Number of Ships: 8
Destinations: 14
Highlights: Small ships which can access remote ports, some ships are expedition, Relais & Chateaux cuisine, maximum of 540 guests, intimate experience, ocean-view suites, guest lectures.