by Allen J. Sheinman | September 11, 2015

Whether for special events, an incentive program or just that next board meeting, a well-run cruise ship can be an ideal venue. The folks at Landry & Kling (, longtime cruise meeting and incentive specialists, have compiled a list of the top 10 ships afloat today for top-of-the-line corporate events. Their choices are based on intimate size (fewer than 500 cabins), quailty of onboard spaces for meetings and group events, excellence of food and beverage, all-inclusive pricing, intriguing itineraries and first-class staterooms. In order of size, here they are:

1. Avalon Siem Reap, Avalon Waterways, 18 cabins
2. National Geographic Orion, Lindblad Expeditions, 53 cabins
3. SeaDream I, SeaDream Yacht Club, 56 cabins
4. Wind Spirit, Windstar Cruises, 73 cabins
5. Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Cruises, 225 cabins
6. Europa 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, 258 cabins
7. Silver Spirit, Silversea Cruises, 270 cabins
8. Azamara Journey, Azamara Club Cruises, 338 cabins
9. Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, 349 cabins
10. Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises, 535 cabins