What’s onboard

Cruise ships today are a treasure trove of fun facilities and memorable experiences. Here are some that would charm event delegates

Host an impressive gathering at Two70, a venue unique to Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships

Royal Caribbean International
Studio B ice skating rink
Voyager of the Seas features an iconic ice skating rink where performances by professional skaters from around the world are held. On top of that, the rink can support teambuilding activities and be used as a unique venue for casual meetings for up to 800 pax.

Skypad
Spectrum of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas offer some of the world’s most innovative activities at sea, which are perfect for teambuilding. The Skypad, in particular, is a gem. It promises an out-of-this-world bungee trampoline experience but with a virtual reality spin. Participants strap on a headset and are at once transported to another time, place or planet. This virtual adventure launches them high into the stratosphere and let their imagination soar.

Host an impressive gathering at Two70, a venue unique to Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships

Two70
Unique to the Quantum class of ships, Two70 is an entertainment hub which offers guests multiple experiences throughout the day. Ordinarily, Two70’s giant windows offer sweeping views of the ocean, but become massive screens that show any scene, real or imagined, with Vistarama. Naturally, it is the perfect venue for meetings and seminars, especially events that require impressive visuals to complement messages.

Dream Cruises
Rope course and zipline
The rope course and zipline onboard Dream Cruises ships is perfect for team bonding. Participants first tackle a tricky rope course before gliding down the 35m zipline, set 18 decks above the ocean. What a rush!

Dream Night
Unique to Dream Cruises, Dream Night is the grand finale to any cruise experience. As a spectacular fireworks display takes off against the night sky, guests are invited onto the main pool deck where they get to indulge in champagne and cocktails.

Rest and relax in a Dream Cruises Executive Suite

Dream Palace
While Dream Cruises ships are a luxurious experience, Dream Palace takes things up several notches. It is in a class of its own, a regal “ship-within-a-ship” enclave with 142 suites and private VIP facilities including its own swimming pool, spa, gym and dining venues. Guests are pampered by meticulous Dream Butlers who promise personalised attention.

Star Cruises
Galaxy of the Stars
Offering panoramic views of the ocean from a glass-fronted observatory area, this lounge in Star Pisces and SuperStar Virgo is ideal for presentations and product launches. With a seating capacity of up to 292 guests, it also serves as a popular dance spot where delegates can unwind to popular music after a day of conferences.

Zodiac Theatre
The Zodiac Theatre in SuperStar Virgo is a performing arts space for musicals, dance performances and magic shows. With its 830-seat capacity, the theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, rigging and sound systems. The audience is assured of a comfortable and enjoyable experience, thanks to plush seats and good acoustics.

Princess Cruises

Catch a movie under the stars onboard Princess Cruises ships

Movies Under The Stars
This open-air poolside amphitheatre brings back the romance of movies under the stars. Blockbusters are screened every evening at this top deck attraction, and complimentary fresh-popped popcorn and hotdogs are dished out. Movies Under The Stars makes a delightful addition to any corporate programme onboard the cruise ship.

Luxury beds
Touted as the first bed onboard a cruise line that is designed by a board certified sleep expert, Princess Cruises’ luxury beds provide delegates the ultimate sleep experience out at sea. Ultra-premium features including a plush nine-inch single-sided medium firm mattress with two-inch thick pillow top for enhanced support as well as luxurious Jacquard-woven cotton linens. Delegates are refreshed and ready for the day’s programme, and will return home from their event all rejuvenated.

24-hour room service
Complimentary 24-hour room service ensures delegates are never hungry throughout their programme at sea, no matter the time of the day. The all-day room service menu includes hand-tossed pizzas to dazzling multi-course gourmet dinners.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Bliss feature the largest race track at sea

Race track
Both Norwegian Joy or Norwegian Bliss feature the largest race track at sea – the first ships to lay claim to offering this entertainment option. The race track is large enough to support up to 10 go-karts racing at the same time at up to 60kmh. Perfect as a teambuilding activity, the competitive track features many twists and turns while the go-karts come with four speed settings to accommodate novice, intermediate and advanced drivers. Thrillseekers should watch out for the special ‘turbo boost’ on each lap.

 

The Haven
Hidden away at the top of the ship is The Haven by Norwegian, home to the most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodation. Not only will VIP delegates have access to all the ship has to offer, they will also enjoy the personal attention of a concierge and 24-hour butler.

Oceania Cruises
The Culinary Center
Oceania Riviera and Oceania Marina offer the first custom-designed and hands-on cooking school at sea, where guests learn how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes in a fully-equipped teaching kitchen. Classes are led by master chefs from around the world.

Stay connected
Oceania Cruises is rolling out its new Wavenet high-speed Internet service fleet wide, available to all guests at no extra charge. For businessmen out on a programme at sea, this invaluable service ensures they remain connected.

Silversea Cruises

Top-class butler service

Signature butler service
A Silversea cruise experience is never without a top-class butler service which begins the moment guests come onboard. Upon arrival, the butler welcomes guests personally, orientating them to their suites and even offering to unpack their bags. The butlers remain attentive throughout the voyage.

Professional event planning services
Silversea’s team of corporate and incentive planning professionals provides creative solutions to ensure that corporate events take off successfully. The extensive host of event planning resources available onboard will ensure that all special activities and services are well customised and arranged, promising delegates an unforgettable experience.

 

This article is part of – Events of the high seas, first published in TTGmice October 2018

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