According to Royal Caribbean Group, the demand for holding meetings and incentives onboard a cruise ship is gaining traction in 2023 and beyond.
This comes as the company’s Spectrum of the Seas, which sails from Singapore to Malaysia and Thailand, has already confirmed forward bookings for large incentive groups in 2023, with several planners exploring options for 2024.
Royal Caribbean Group’s vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Angie Stephen, added that the company is also noticing a rise in private charters, now that restrictions have mostly eased worldwide.
This is buoyed by the fact that Royal Caribbean Group offers planners and organisers access to a dedicated planning team, as well as a shipboard coordinator who will assist in the planning to ensure all of the corporate objectives are met.
According to Stephen, planners are interested in holding meetings and incentives onboard cruise ships as it will help them obtain a bigger bang for their buck, as it costs 30 per cent less when compared to conducting the same activities on land.
Aside from reducing overall costs, she pointed out that organising a corporate event within a ship also saves travelling time, as well as coordinating logistic efforts.