Cruises are an extremely attractive incentive and reward for superior performance by salespeople and other employees. As cruising has moved mainstream, corporations everywhere are utilizing cruises in bonus plans because of their great value for the dollar and widespread popularity.
On a typical cruise your incentive travelers will get:
- Stateroom accommodation
- Access to business facilities and meeting rooms
- Transportation to interesting ports
- Gourmet dining
- Vegas- or Broadway-style shows
- Discos, clubs, bars
- Pool, water sports
- Fitness center, exercise classes, spa
- Youth programs
- Movies (theater and in-room)
The Planning Process
Successful incentive groups of eight or more cabins require the involvement of a company travel manager. This professional is responsible for designing the meetings and events the company desires onboard and communicating booking details like the payment process, documentation requirements, and dining requests to all participants.
With Geography Destination Travel, you will get a highly trained incentive group specialist who will be your single point of contact for the planning and booking process. Your group specialist will even create a personalized webpage for your group where participants can get answers to questions about the cruise.
Onboard Host or Hostess
If your group is large enough, Geography Destination Travel may also provide an experienced host or hostess to accompany your group. From the beginning of your trip to the end, the host will assist with logistics such as air travel and transfers to and from the pier, facilitate meetings and activities including team building and entertaining group games, resolve issues that may arise on board, and generally serve as your advocate.
Businesses may be able to write off incentive cruises as a business expense. We encourage you to verify this with your tax professional.
If you are considering a cruise as your company’s next big incentive, call one of our group specialists now at 800-342-9540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.