The media got their first look at Seasite.com, the first online web portal designed solely for the cruise meetings industry, at the Motivation Show in Chicagto.
At the press conference, Seasite’s CEO, Josephine Kling along with Joyce Landry, CEO of Landry & Kling, unveiled their groundbreaking new product to the international media. Also participating were executives of the nine group-savvy cruise lines who view Seasite as an innovative productivity tool that will expand the global cruise group market. Seasite’s founding marketing partners are Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, SeaDream Yacht Club, and Sea Cloud Cruises. Each line has a deep and rich “mini-site” within Seasite.
In attendance at the press conference were Ron Gulasky, Celebrity Cruises; Konstantin Bissias, Sea Cloud Cruises; Aideen Mulholland, Carnival Cruise Lines; Mark Conroy, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Front row, from left: Brandon Townsley, Norwegian Cruise Line; Lori Cassidy, Royal Caribbean International; Clem Galindo, Royal Caribbean International; Maritza Bush, Sea Cloud Cruises; Sean Mahoney, Silversea Cruises; Joyce Landry, CEO, Landry & Kling; Jo Kling, CEO, Seasite.com; Bruce Setloff, Seadream Yacht Club; Cherie Weinstein, Carnival Cruise Lines; Mario Villalobos, Regent Seven Seas; and Chris Stanley, Silversea Cruises.
“It’s a planner’s dream,” said Lori Cassidy, Royal Caribbean’s director, corporate & incentive sales, adding,“It’s something the industry has needed for years, and will definitely help our industry grow.” Sean Mahoney, Silversea’s global vice president, corporate sales stated: “I am thoroughly impressed… Seasite provides planners with a powerful and independent resource.” Rick Sasso, pesident of MSC Cruises, added, “Seasite’s innovative tools, such as those meeting space grids and the unique charter search will help every group make sound cruise choices.” And Aideen Mulholland, Carnival’s director, corporate & incentive, calls Seasite “a cutting edge tool…they’ll have to see it to believe it! What a time saver.”
The brainchild of global cruise event specialist, Landry & Kling, Seasite’s searchable database of 35 cruise lines provides the single most comprehensive source for savvy, do-it-yourself planners and novices alike. Featuring never-before-published data harvested exclusively by and for Seasite, planners can now find all the facts, tools, and resources needed to launch a successful incentive cruise event or meeting-at-sea in one place. Best of all, there are expert cruise advisors to support Seasite users from beginning to end.
Furthermore, Seasite transforms users into educated cruise buyers with ship-sourcing tools and provides the first group cruise RFP online. One single RFP can be sent to multiple cruise lines, generating electronic bottom-line quotes for a quick and accurate “apples to apples” comparison. Pricing is the same as buying direct from the cruise lines; there is no cost or membership fee to use Seasite.
For more information on Seasite.com, visit www.seasite.com or call 888-713-1371 for a personally-guided introduction.