The inspiration for Landry & Kling’s first-ever “MICE Cruise Line Partner of the Year” award came when the company realized they had for the first time booked charters totaling 62 days in one year with all three brands of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. — Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Landry & Kling’s CEO Joyce Landry observed: “It’s a ship charter trifecta — successful charters with all three of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ brands! So we just had to acknowledge NCLH as our MICE Partner of the Year.” She added: “Their professional services, flexible policies and the variety of ships in their fleet helped us meet the specialized needs of our MICE market.”
To honor their first “MICE Cruise Line Partner of the Year,” Landry & Kling co-founders Joyce Landry and Jo Kling presented a commemorative award to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ V.P. Charters, Meetings and Incentives Katina Athanasiou, and Director of Sales Operations and Services, Charters, Meetings & Incentives Lisette Martinez.
“Landry and Kling pioneered the corporate ship charter business and has been a valued partner and friend of ours for decades” said Athanasiou. “Their focus on events at sea, coupled with their knowledge and experience makes each and every program we operate together not only seamless, but extremely successful. They are masters at creating elegant solutions for all!”
As MICE cruise specialists, Landry & Kling’s track record since 1982 is unprecedented. No other company has chartered as many cruise ships, or used ship venues for such a wide variety of events. Their five charters of NCLH ships in 2016 included: