Corporate Events and Retreats at Sea


A cruise ship is not only the ultimate event destination, but more importantly, it is a cost-effective and unique venue for any type of business meeting or corporate retreat. Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, executive meeting, sales conference, product launch or trade show, using a cruise ship as a “floating hotel” will take your corporate event from same old-same old to BOLD. Not only will your organization benefit from the savings when comparing costs to a land-based property, but the WOW factor and excitement that your event at sea will generate is priceless!

Ignite Cruises can manage all of your business cruising needs, from ship and destination selection to escorting you through the entire experience. We make it easy, simple and above all – memorable for everyone!

The stress-free nature of cruising enables a seamless transition from work to relaxation, leaving attendees in a positive and motivated frame of mind for meetings, conferences, team building events and more.

All corporate cruises are different, but regardless of which cruise line you choose or what your program will look like, here is an overview of what you could expect on a corporate cruise:

  • Flights, transfers, accommodation, dining, drinks and shore excursions packaged per head
  • Book individual incentive cruises, meeting and conference cruises, or a full ship charter
  • Meeting and function rooms reserved for your event
  • State of the art audio-visual technology and presentation facilities
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments
  • Shore excursions exclusively for your group
  • Several types of staterooms and suites for a range of budgets
  • 24 hour room service
  • Private functions such as cocktail parties, award ceremonies, team building activities
  • Use of the cruise ship’s amenities during ‘down time’
  • Attendees are well entertained with inclusive shore excursions and onboard spa and relaxation areas, sports, enrichment activities and optional shore excursions
  • WiFi access
  • Customize the ship’s itinerary and onboard entertainment with a full ship charter

Why a corporate cruise?

Many people have never been on a cruise before, and a new experience packed with luxury will make a lasting impression before the start of the event.

Cruise ships offer a self-contained environment with unique meeting spaces that stimulate creative ideas and foster camaraderie. Using a ship as your meeting venue will also boost attendance and increase company loyalty.

There are a number of immediate and lasting benefits that corporate cruises can bring:

Increased attendance

Hosting an event in a single venue tends to improve attendance at programmed events, seminars, workshops and talks. As facilities and accommodation are nearby, orientation is easy and once onboard guests quickly feel refreshed and ready to go. The easy layout of a corporate cruise maximizes your time, making it simple to achieve an ambitious program.

Associate your business with luxury

The premium service, impressive facilities and awe-inspiring cruise ships around today are astounding to new and experienced cruisers. Parties from five for a meeting to a couple of thousand at a conference and all group sizes in between, the same high quality applies. All this is associated with your organization and a corporate cruise is an event that will be talked about for years.

A huge range of cruise itineraries

Waking up at a new destination each day and taking shore excursions that showcase the best of each stop creates the perfect balance of business and pleasure. Corporate cruises can be taken on all continents and to hundreds of cruise destinations, so you can stay local or go international. Any cruise ship that has business and event facilities can host conferences, meetings and corporate events.

Onboard camaraderie

Corporate cruises can achieve a lot in terms of building relationships and morale. The sociable atmosphere on board a ship and close proximity of all facilities and accommodation enable a full program of business and entertainment with time left for quiet relaxation and personal down time. The inclusive qualities of a cruise holiday, with organised shore excursions and a huge range of activities to take part in, team building just seems to happen.

Cost-Effective Per-Head Packages

Per-head packages are extremely convenient, so putting on a spectacular event is a pretty simple process. Treating guests to beautiful and inspiring worldwide destinations, onboard luxury and fine dining seems like it should be a mammoth effort, but the great thing about a cruise is that it’s all there already. While corporate cruises are cost-inclusive, there is so much flexibility and choice in onboard facilities that all guests can enjoy themselves. You can please everyone and have a highly successful corporate event.

Ignite Cruises provides you with:

  • Personal and Experienced service. We do not have a “call center” like other large agencies. You will get a dedicated advisor with plenty of experience in arranging and hosting cruise events.
  • Professional and knowledgeable ship selection perfect for your business and event
  • Ship visits and site inspections as needed
  • A turn key solution to your event, including:
    • Flights, transfers, accommodation, dining, drinks and shore excursions packaged per head
    • Personalized invitations and/or daily program agendas
    • Meeting space reservations, cocktail receptions, parties, dances and more
    • Open-bar wine and liquor packages
    • On-board entertainment
    • Customized in-room gifts, luggage tags and more
    • Inclusive photos, spa services, shore excursions, internet packages, child care
    • Custom pre- and/or post-cruise hotels and ground transportation
    • Equipment rentals
    • Custom printing, shipping, loading and delivery of equipment


No matter the type of corporate event or group size, Ignite Cruises can help you find the right ship and arrange everything to help you create a flawless meeting at sea. Please fill out the form below to get started.

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