Corporate harbour cruises are a popular alternative for companies to hold large meetings away from the office. A meeting event held aboard a modern yacht provides a unique way for corporations to entertain and meet in private luxury. In fact, these cruises are very competitive with renting space at a local hotel. If a corporate harbour cruise sounds tempting, read on for more details.

Corporate event managers are discovering that hosting company events aboard a chartered yacht are a very affordable alternative to the traditional hotel venue. Most Sydney boat charter companies can provide an event coordinator to make suggestions for an on-board event. They work within your budget and requirements to provide an ideal setting for corporate meetings or celebrations.
Corporate harbour cruises provide a scenic and unique venue for any type of gathering. Here are a few ideas for holding a meeting aboard a chartered ship:

• Business meetings
• Product announcements
• Milestone celebrations
• Performance incentives
• Joint ventures and partnerships
• Company parties
• Conferences
• Trade shows

In most cases, corporate harbour cruises can make available gourmet dining and experienced wait staff for serving meals. Buffets and cocktail cruises are also an option. Cruise event managers can also arrange for a simpler fare of coffee and snacks and similar to the hotel services, corporate harbour cruises are flexible in meeting your entertainment requirements.

Cruise yachts are usually outfitted with the same amenities you would expect to find in a hotel including a meeting room, telecommunications, fax and presentation equipment, and food service. When booking your event, be sure to identify any special equipment requirements. The cruise coordinator will make accommodations for these or suggest a more suitable alternative.

You will find that cruise companies offer a fleet of boats suitable for any size occasion. The interiors are well appointed and provide facilities to ensure elegant comfort. The biggest challenge is booking your event early enough so that you don’t have to compromise on dates or yacht choices.

When speaking with the scheduling coordinator have information available including the number of guests, the type of event and the general time frame. That will help narrow down the type of vessel you need.

The next step would be to lock in a date for the corporate harbour cruise. Once that is scheduled, you can review menus and entertainment options. Accommodations for music, bands, DJs and entertainment are all possible. Your coordinator can provide you with a number of options from which to choose.

Author's Bio: 

Jhon Ford is the author of this article. For more information about cruises in Sydney Harbour visit