Are you in charge of booking your next company event? Want to do something different this year? Do you want people to still be talking about it months from now?
A corporate cruise is a fantastic way to connect your team, save money on extraneous costs, and reduce unnecessary planning stress.
Let’s get into what you need to know!
Location, Location, Location
You’ve heard that infamous phrase before, but on a corporate cruise, location certainly plays a more prestigious role.
Rather than being tucked away in some nondescript hotel building or boring office, a boat provides beautiful 360 views and an experience that a land event cannot provide!
Best of all? People can move around as they please. There’s no real feeling of claustrophobia or of being trapped within the confines of four walls. You can head out for a breath of fresh air whenever you want.
Besides, who doesn’t like being on a boat and taking in all the gorgeous views of the water, and who doesn’t get excited about the idea of watching a picturesque sunset?
Whatever views you get on land don’t really hold a candle compared to the indescribable views you can experience from the deck of a boat.
It’s easy for marketing and corporate budgets to get out-of-hand. Paying for all the miscellaneous fees can add up fast–especially if you’re trying to make for an unforgettable event.
You may also not have a lot of support in the planning process, and that can be stressful! If you’re looking to book a budget-friendly event, the options might be limited. Afer all, convenience seems to come at a hefty cost, doesn’t it?
As it turns out, that’s not always the case!
Most corporate cruise companies pride themselves on offering affordable packages that include bottom-line prices without all the hidden extras and add-ons. They are transparent about their prices, so you don’t get stuck with all the guessing and assuming.
Nobody likes paying for something only to receive some huge, unexpected bill later on. It’s tacky, unprofessional, and stressful, and a good company doesn’t treat its customers that way!
For example, our all-inclusive packages offer bottom-line prices and specifically outline what each person is going to get.
Can you beat unlimited beer and wine for $10 a person? Or, unlimited beer, wine, and full liquor for a mere $18 per person?
Because let’s be honest. Think about the last time you stepped foot in a bar. Chances are, you were paying about that price for just 1-2 drinks, right?
This one may sound a little obvious, but taking a corporate cruise represents taking a different approach to the standard corporate event.
How many times have you mingled with coworkers or facilitated an important meeting on a boat? Our guess is zero, but we want to change that!
It’s no surprise that people enjoy novelty. In fact, research shows that our brain seeks it out in order to keep us entertained and stimulated.
When you book a cruise, you offer something that may be out of your work company’s typical culture. Rather than the same-old-thing that you do every year, you’re shaking it up and putting a dynamic and unique spin on things.
What does this mean for you? In essence, you’re more likely to boost up company morale, perk up your employees, and hold their attention better.
No Prep or Clean-Up
Maybe you’ve already planned out the perfect party. You have the place, the guest list, the caterer, and the tables.
One more question–who’s bringing everything there and who is going to be responsible for cleaning it all up?
Chances are, if you’re in charge of throwing a killer corporate event, you have more things on your mind than leftover trash or hauling away heavy items, right? And, do you really want to have to recruit your own coworkers to do the messy work?
A corporate cruise takes care of all those details, so you don’t have to worry about anything other than showing up. No messes, no clean-up, and no more added stress.
You just have to focus on running the event and networking with your team. And, everybody gets to go home at a perfectly reasonable and realistic hour!
To us, that’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Options for Everyone
The best corporate cruise companies offer exclusive packages that appeal to all passengers.
Whether you have picky, finicky eaters on your team or people who appreciate, say, the finer things in life, the right company will have all that covered.
You can choose anything from simple cocktail cruise packages to picnic options to BBQ extravaganzas to exclusive surf & turf combos. Got vegetarians or gluten-free folk? That’s typically covered as well!
If you want to leave a lasting impression on your employees (and have their appetites satisfied), a company cruise is a way to do it. You’re guaranteed to have something that can please everyone, and you’ll be paying a fraction of a standard restaurant price.
Final Thoughts on The Benefits of a Corporate Cruise
No matter the occasion, if you’re in charge of planning the next event for your work, consider moving out of the traditional office and into the stunning water.
At Wayzata Bay Charters, we’re happy to serve all of your corporate cruising needs. With a variety of packages and options available for all budgets, we pride ourselves on hosting unforgettable events for all our passengers.
Interested in learning more about what we have to offer or ready to make your booking today? Contact us today to get started!