Top CME Cruise Lines and Cruise Ships

Holland America

Holland America Line provides an innovative learning environment – aboard a magnificent cruise ship that will keep you happy, healthy and relaxed while you experience the best in CME.

At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.

For 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place.

Our fleet of 14 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia — as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages.

Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships’ operations. Holland America Line has been re-certified to meet that standard again and again — demonstrating our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.

As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it’s donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.

Every Holland America Line employee is committed to providing a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Volendam

GUESTS: 1432
LENGTH: 781 ft.
WIDTH: 105.8 ft.

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her decor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.
Each day onboard offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

Celebrity Cruises

On a Celebrity CME cruise, not only will you experience a signature modern luxury vacation, but you’ll be traveling in an innovative learning environment – aboard a magnificent cruise ship. Experience the best in CME, while staying happy, healthy and relaxed.

A reinvented, reimagined cruise experience makes every event unforgettable.

Land-based hotels and conference centers don’t offer sweeping ocean panoramas or start each day in a different exciting destination. They also don’t have the cost containment that comes with having meals, entertainment, accommodations, meeting venues, and A/V equipment included.
More of the ways Celebrity cruises differ from other event venues:
Extraordinary Service: Service that is smartly attentive, not tediously formal

Luxurious Staterooms: The perfect place to rest and recharge, designed with the right tasteful details to deliver a modern luxury experience.

Motivate. Celebrate: Reward. Meet at sea to make the most of your corporate event. Maximize motivation and excitement among your team or guests with a modern luxury cruise. Organizers trust Celebrity Cruises with their most important events, because they can quickly, easily, and confidently execute spectacular, fully customized gatherings.

Exceptional Dining: Enjoy menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef that change each evening, with the flexibility to dine when and where you want.

Team Building Activities and Shore Excursions: All interests come together to experience incredible destinations—both on board and on shore.

Event Venues: Take care of business with the ocean as your backdrop. As luxurious floating resorts, our premium ships offer up to 1,500 staterooms, plus meeting facilities for any size or agenda—from intimate investors’ gatherings to full-ship charters, including the newest venue on Celebrity Edge: The Meeting Place.

Exhilarating Entertainment: Whatever your preference, we’ve got a performance for you.

Stay connected with Xcelerate high speed internet at sea.

Onboard Experiences: Start with world-class staterooms, fabulous views, globally inspired dining, and seamless service. Add a luxurious spa and fully equipped gym, thrilling casino play, and Broadway-caliber shows, plus panoramic venues like the Lawn Club and Rooftop Terrace. Our modern luxury experience is engaging and entertaining, and it’s exclusive for your group.

While we strive to provide you the best vacation possible, we also care about making positive changes in the lives of our guests and employees as well as sustaining the environment and leaving the world a better place.

Through our involvement in a diverse array of charitable organizations and activities—from local initiatives in the communities in which we live and work to global projects that affect millions—we aspire to open up the world to make people’s lives better and inspire others to do the same.

Elevate corporate meetings, incentives, and charters to a modern luxury experience
Your employees, corporate partners, and top performers want recognition and appreciation. You need an exciting, motivating venue and a program that won’t complicate your agenda—or blow your budget. Charter cruises with Celebrity are the answer.

Celebrity Cruises feature superb design, world-class accommodations, mouthwatering cuisine—with every menu crafted by our Michelin-starred chef—and intuitive service. We surround guests with modern luxury at every step and offer the perfect venue for unforgettable corporate cruises, business cruises, and meetings on cruise ships.

Summit

Every detail has been elevated, every comfort refined.
As part of our $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, in February 2019, Celebrity Summit® will making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding a private The Retreat Sun Deck and The Retreat Lounge for our Suite Class guests, this stunner will be turning heads more than ever. Slip into new eXhaleTM bedding featuring CashmereSM mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. The Celebrity RevolutionSM will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Summit.

Inaugural Date: October 1, 2001

Refurbish Date: March 23, 2019

Occupancy: 2158

Tonnage: 90,940

Length: 965 ft

Beam: 105 ft

Cruising Speed: 24 kts

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by and sourced from the incredible regions we visit.
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You’re invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Constellation

Her transformation will give you the leading-edge vacation you deserve.
As part of our $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, in May 2020, Celebrity Constellation® will making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding a private The Retreat Sun Deck and The Retreat Lounge for our Suite Class guests, this stunner will be turning heads more than ever. Slip into new eXhaleTM bedding featuring CashmereSM mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. The Celebrity RevolutionSM will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Constellation.

Inaugural Date: May 12, 2002

Refurbish Date: May 1, 2020

Occupancy: 2170

Tonnage: 90,940

Length: 965 ft

Beam: 105.6 ft

Cruising Speed: 24 Knots

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by, and sourced from, the incredible regions we visit.
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You’re invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Millennium

This brilliant star shines with a modern luxury makeover.
As part of our $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, in January 2019, Celebrity Millennium® will making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding a private The Retreat Sun Deck and The Retreat Lounge for our Suite Class guests, this stunner will be turning heads more than ever. Slip into new eXhaleTM bedding featuring CashmereSM mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. The Celebrity RevolutionSM will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium®.

Inaugural Date: June 17, 2000

Refurbish Date: February 9, 2019

Occupancy: 2138

Tonnage: 90,940

Length: 965 ft

Beam: 105 ft

Cruising Speed: 24 kts

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors, and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by, and sourced from, the incredible regions we visit.
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You’re invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Solstice

Ranked among Top 20 Large Cruise Ships in the Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Reader’s Poll.
Celebrity Solstice® is one of our most decorated ships. So it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” The first Lawn Club at sea. The first Hot Glass Show℠. The first cruise line to have five women, known as “the Leading Ladies℠,” redesign its staterooms. Our passion for outstanding cuisine takes the onboard dining experience to a whole new level. But luxurious staterooms and specialty restaurants are only part of this ship’s charm. Celebrity Solstice also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center. Pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our expert trainers. If only life on land were as good as life on board this exceptional vessel.

Inaugural Date: November 23, 2008

Refurbish Date: October 1 ,2021

Occupancy: 2850

Tonnage: 122,000

Length: 1041 ft

Beam: 121 ft

Cruising Speed: 24 kts

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors, and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by, and sourced from, the incredible regions we visit.
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You’re invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Equinox

Voted Best Overall Cruise (Large Ship) by Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015
Celebrity EquinoxSM captures the very essence of premium cruising. And after some extensive upgrades, that’s more true than ever before. With new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship, prepare to have your expectations exceeded as soon as you step on board. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar and sip refreshing frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity’s unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination.

And in May 2019, Celebrity EquinoxSM will be reimagined as part of The Celebrity RevolutionSM, our $500-million fleetwide modernization introducing newly added suites, redesigned accommodations, luxuriously upgraded culinary and spa experiences, and so much more.

Inaugural Date: August 08, 2009

Refurbish Date: May 25, 2019

Occupancy: 2850

Tonnage: 122,000

Length: 1041 ft

Beam: 121 ft

Cruising Speed: 24 kts

Enjoy an amazing array of flavors, and a wide selection of restaurants to suit every mood. Our menus are inspired by, and sourced from, the incredible regions we visit.
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You’re invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Education, Relaxation and Rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit on Norwegian Cruise Line CME cruises. Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 16 ships.

Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the tenth consecutive year, “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, the “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fifth consecutive year, as well as “World’s Leading Cruise Line” and “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” both for the second straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian’s next new build, the highly anticipated Norwegian Bliss, will be delivered in April 2018 featuring many firsts-at-sea for the global market including the largest race track at sea, award-winning Broadway entertainment, two observation lounges for guests to enjoy stunning ocean and glacier views and more. Norwegian will introduce an additional new “Breakaway Plus” Class cruise ship in 2019 and has six additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022.

WIDE ARRAY OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Norwegian offers several accommodations to suit every guest’s need. Hidden away at the top of the ship is The Haven by Norwegian®, an exclusive enclave with the most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations. Not only will guests have access to all the ship has to offer, they will enjoy the personal service of a 24-hour butler and concierge throughout their entire stay. Guests can opt to take up temporary residence in Norwegian’s serene and rejuvenating Spa Suites, with access to the Mandara Spa and complimentary use of the thermal suites, sauna, hydrotherapy pools, steam room and heated loungers. With ever-changing views from a private balcony, Mini-Suites and Balcony staterooms offer guests a new perspective almost every day, and feature comfy sitting areas, convertible and/or drop-down beds and plenty of storage space. Oceanviews, Insides and Studios let guests relax, embrace their personal space and get back to the action. For guests traveling solo, Norwegian’s Studio staterooms are an industry-first, providing solo cruisers the most affordable, stylish way to cruise. These award-winning staterooms feature vivid, contemporary décor and mood lighting. Studio guests also have access to their own private Studio Lounge, open morning and night, so studio guests can meet up, make plans for their trip and be social, available on Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore and Pride of America.

GOURMET DINING

As the innovator of freedom and flexibility at sea with no set dining times Norwegian understands that dining is central to guests’ vacation experience, from gourmet meals to superb service. Guests will find more dining options than days of their cruise, and they are free to enjoy them all on their own schedule. Norwegian offers both complimentary and specialty dining options. Included in cruise fares are the beautifully crafted menus from the main dining rooms, plentiful buffets and a variety of casual cafes, grills and on-the-go choices. Dining rooms have open seating and extended hours, allowing guests to dine when they want, where they want and with whom they want. Guests have the option to choose their dinner companions and request tables of any size from two to ten each evening rather than being assigned to a specific table for the length of the cruise. Guests can also make reservations in the main dining rooms up to 90 days prior to their cruise, if they would like to plan and customize their vacation prior to embarkation.

If guests want an even more memorable dining experience, Norwegian ships offer a world of distinctive culinary possibilities at several specialty restaurants that provide refined choices for a small cover charge or à la carte pricing. Norwegian has a signature French restaurant, Le Bistro, where guests can discover Nouveau, Mediterranean and classic cuisine. Every ship in the fleet also features Norwegian’s signature steakhouse, Cagney’s, where guests can enjoy the finest cuts cooked to perfection and served with all the trimmings of a traditional American steakhouse. Moderno Churrascaria is Norwegian’s authentic Brazilian steakhouse, where dinner begins with an impressive salad bar, followed by skewers of slow-roasted meats carved tableside by Pasadores. Other cuisine options available on Norwegian ships include Italian cuisine, Teppanyaki, and sushi.

AWARD WINNING ENTERTAINMENT

Freestyle Cruising means a huge range of exciting events and activities. Regardless of guests’ ages or preferences, all Norwegian ships have something to keep guests entertained, with award-winning entertainment every day and every night. Guests can sing along with Howl At The Moon, or clap along with award winning Broadway productions, from the multiple Tony® Award-winning After Midnight to the smash hit Rock of Ages. Norwegian ships also feature acrobatic and aerialist spectaculars, magicians, live musicals and themed parties every cruise.

THE NORWEGIAN EDGE™

We’re bringing higher standards to the high seas with The Norwegian EdgeTM. The program centers around our fleet, which means you’ll see and feel a new level of contemporary style once you step aboard our renovated ships. Experience a brand new dining venue aboard Norwegian Dawn, Los Lobos Cantina, or unwind in restyled staterooms and suites aboard Pride of America. On shore, we’re just as committed with the launch of Harvest Caye, a world-class resort-style destination in Belize. We’re investing in guest experiences to make sure every Norwegian vacation is up to the high standards our guests expect and deserve.

Pride of America

Aloha! Come aboard Pride of America, our only cruise ship that sails round trip from Honolulu year-round so you can vacation on your schedule. As you journey from one exotic island to the next, learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board our ship. Island hop Hawaii in style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodations, spacious suites and balconies – perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast. Want more? Read Cruise Fever’s 12 Reasons to take a Hawaii cruise on Pride of America and start planning your next adventure.

Tonnage: 80,439

Guest Capacity: 2,186

Overall Length: 920.3ft

Max Beam: 119.8ft

Refurbished: 2016

Year Built: 2005

Ship Crew: 927

 

Royal Caribbean

You’ll enjoy a fresh approach to Continuing Medical Education (CME) with Royal Caribbean International that takes you and your CME conference to places that will feed your mind, body and spirit.

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

Jewel of the Seas

ALL THE BEST SHORES
Jewel of the Seas® delivers some of the world’s most sparkling destinations. Whether you’re thirsting for the marvels of Mediterranean A-listers. Or craving the vibrant cultures and stunning beaches of the ABC Islands in the southern Caribbean. Discover new shores from Santorini to St. Lucia, and countless adventures in between.
Recently revitalized and loaded with onboard attractions, Jewel of the Seas® offers countless ways to spend your days between ports, or after a thrilling day onshore. Catch a dive-in movie on the poolside screen. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Go all-in at Casino Royale℠. Savor dry-aged steaks at Chops Grille℠ and embark on a varietal adventure at Vintages.

Serenade of the Seas

MORE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE
Add the top of the world to the top of your bucket list and discover the best way to see the Arctic Circle onboard Serenade of the Seas®. Get up close and personal with the cities and cultures of Scandinavia on a trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Or journey to the far-flung isles of the Southern Caribbean on an exotic island-hopping itinerary. Whether you want a cool new adventure, or just want to cool off, this is the ship that can take you there.
Panoramic vistas and acres of glass ensure you’ll never miss a moment of the scenery throughout your day onboard. Whether you want to bask in the sun of the adults-only Solarium, or want to keep active on the Rock Climbing Wall, your backdrop will be breathtaking. And at night, you’ll have your pick of entertainment with Broadway-style shows, the non-stop action of Casino Royale℠, and 16 bars, clubs and lounges.

Freedom of the Seas

EXPECTATION BREAKING. MEMORY MAKING.
Freedom of the Seas® is the ultimate adventure seeking, discover peaking expedition. This fan favorite cruise ship sails way beyond the typical getaway. It’s the perfect mix of destinations no matter where you want to go, plus all the best thrills at sea.
Hang ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Race to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Take in ice thrills and bold skills in Studio B. Or catch a first-run flick at the 3D theater. Revolutionary favorites make the journey just as adventurous as the destination onboard Freedom of the Seas®.

Allure of the Seas

In only eight years since it launched, Allure of the Seas® has managed to impress everyone, with awards ranging from onboard entertainment to family-friendly activities. One thing’s for sure— there’s never been a showstopper quite like Allure.
From the ooh’s and ah’s of high-diving spectacles at the AquaTheater, to the mmm’s and yum’s at dining favorites Chop’s Grille and Sabor Taqueria, and kid hot-spots like the mini golf course and H20 Zone Water Park in between, the thrills don’t stop onboard our most awarded cruise ship Allure of the Seas®.
AND THE AWARD GOES TO…
Allure of the Seas®. Not only the most decorated ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, it’s won more awards than any other ship in the world. This is adventure that sails way ahead of the curve.