Consulting services to the cruise line industry, event production, GR & Partial/Full Ship Charters

About Hotels at Sea®:  About Hotels at Sea® & Connoisseur Traveler partners & global affiliates:  Hotels at Sea® provides worldwide consulting services to cruise lines, government relations support, security & threat consulting, lobbying/legislative support on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, DMCs & entertainment support and is a global cruise line charter company.   We are the top cruise line consulting firm in the world certified and awarded as expert travel partners at the highest levels, by the world's leading cruise lines offering internal & external support either undercover or in a fully cooperative manner.  Our worldwide partnership with SEALOC allows cruise ships the opportunity for the best in Ocean prepared Ultra 4K Sea Televisions & Satellite equipment that withstands the elements of sea salt and fully waterproof.  Hotels at Sea augments major sporting and other special events worldwide, especially where there is a lack of hotel space; docking our cruise ships at the events full time. We work in cooperation with other DMCs,  hosting governments,  CVBs & Tourism Authorities of the host country.   This is ideal for event sponsors, companies associated with events, large groups or enthusiast organizations involved in any major events to include but not limited to our expertise with the Olympics, Super Bowl, America’s Cup, World Cup, Corporate meetings & Conventions.  Hotels at Sea & Connoisseur Traveler are THE choice for safety, comfort and value.    Connoisseur Traveler is open by invitation only serving Groups & Luxury suite guests. 

We are the only business to business cruise line consulting firm in the world that has exclusive partnerships and ownerships in our network from entertainment, to the IPT USA Polo Team, to wineries we own to our legislative arm, to our new global exclusive partnership with SEALOC. 

We consult on, produce and execute major events to include VIP partys, concerts, ship inaugurations, private VIP polo matches for cruise ship guests, culinary programs, shoreshide events to custom wine productions, all for cruise ship guests & special events worldwide. 

Full Ship or Half Ship Charters

Have an Entire Ship at Your Command

Looking for an impressive, new and exciting venue to host your next corporate program?  A full ship charter is the ultimate in privacy, exclusivity and customization – offering a unique and lasting memory that will continue to motivate your employees or entertain your clients throughout the year and beyond.

We offer ships accommodating between 100 and 6,000 guests.

A full ship charter program offers an incomparable experience allowing optional customization of:

Ship’s itinerary
Shore excursion
Your name/logo on hull (not all ships)
Onboard activities & events
In stateroom television & public area broadcasts
Corporate décor throughout the ship
Logo food & beverage items
A variety of other logo items (photos, daily program, sea pass cards)

Cruising offers the highest satisfaction rate of all travel alternatives and an incredible value when compared to land-based hotels and resorts.

Business to Business Consulting: 

We consult for cruise lines globally providing research on latest trends with actual field tests. We offer our expertise in these areas with exclusive opportunities to the cruise line industry:

  • SEALOC Televisions (Exclusive/worlds only seasalt & weatherproof protected TVs for cruise industry)
  • Most competitive global pricing on HFO & MGO fuel for cruise ships
  • Satellite Communications offering the fastest maritime internet/data satellite connectivity for cruise lines. We offer L, C, Ku and Ka Band – Global and Regional coverage maps w/service on  Inmarsat, Iridium and custom VSAT broadband networks
  • Security Consulting & Research
  • Front line field research either cooperatively or clandestine research programs
  • Marketing
  • Professional Cruise line Polo Team included with activation/onsite sales options
  • Special Events
  • Event Production
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment
  • Government Relations/Legislative matters
  • Epicurean/Culinary Programs
  • Wine Selections/Wine Education Programs

If you are a cruise line needing expert political, technology, security or other cruise related advice, our world wide exclusive portfolio of experts provide mutual NDAs to help you with your latest top secret project

Types of cruise ship charters:

World Cup

America's Cup of Sailing

Super Bowl

Ryder Cup

Corporate meetings or conventions
Product launches
Consumer promotions
Incentive programs
Trade shows
Corporate anniversaries

Concert cruises

Entertainment cruises

LGBT cruises

Government Relations

Emergency Relief Accommodations

Medical Care at Sea


We consult and lobby capitol hill in Washington DC including other governments when needed for major events and financial affairs/funding including internal affairs consulting/investigations.  We work with the leading cruise lines in the world, including cruise lines that have come to us for expert advice that have not yet even started construction or have sailed yet. 

With accreditations from MPI, MSC, Royal Caribbean Expert Plus Certified, Celebrity Five Star, SilverSea, Regent, Norwegian Specialist Gold Shield and Conde Nast Traveler, we are committed to providing our clients with an exceptional experience every time. Supporting our successful destination and event management capabilities is a highly qualified, dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about service and hospitality.