Every year, thousands of individuals attend corporate events all across the world, whether they are conferences, conventions, or seminars. And every year, they spend a great deal of money on airfare to get to their event. What can these folks do to make the most of their visit to that location?
For example, if you're flying from Japan into Seattle to attend a conference for 2-3 nights, what other activities could you do to take advantage of your time in this region? You could visit the Space Needle, the Pike Place Market, and do normal touristy activities, but if you really want to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest, you would go on a cruise to Alaska for 7 nights.
So you might be wondering, what is the real attractiveness of a pre or post cruise and why should one consider it?
When people come into a city for an event, whether it is Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami, or New York, they are there for more than just one reason, or at least they would like to be. They do not want to simply come into town, attend the event, and then head back home. Many people want to experience more of the region they are in. A perfect opportunity to do this is by going on a pre or post cruise. You and your fellow event attendees can take a leisure cruise vacation and do not have to worry about coming back again in the future to experience it and spending all that money again on airfare.
A pre or post cruise can last anywhere from 3-7 + nights, all based on your location and desire to cruise. The bottom line? You enhance your overall experience during your visit to the region. You might be thinking, "Going on a pre or post cruise can become really expensive and I do not want to spend extra money." Actually, it's quite the contrast.
Cruising offers you the best value in vacationing out there as everything is included in the price of your cruise, such as meals, accommodations, and entertainment. Compare that to a land resort and you'll see what I mean. And if you wait to come later, you're going to have to spend money on that airfare again. So why not take advantage of a cruise while you're already there?
With that being said, if your event is in Seattle, have an open mind and consider going to Alaska for 7 nights. If you're in the Southern California area, think about doing a 3-4 day Baja Mexico cruise, or if you're a true vacationer, a 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise. If you're in the Florida area, consider a Bahamas or even a Caribbean cruise from anywhere between 3-7 + nights. It's up to you!
You can even have special events onboard the ship just for you and your collections as a continuation of your event. Whether that is a cocktail reception party or an actual portion of the event, the possibilities are endless. You can even take advantage of the meeting facilities onboard as they are absolutely free!
Everyone always talks about money well spent, and to get the most bang for their buck – a pre and post cruise offers you just that, and much more.