Joyce Landry

CEO Landry & Kling

Competitive rowing, meditation and yoga.

As founder and CEO of L&K, the largest cruise ship charterer in the US. Joyce is one of the most influential women in the cruise industry. She was inducted into the "Cruise Industry Hall of Fame" in 2006. Competitive rowing, meditation and yoga.

Joyce Landry is CEO of Miami-based Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events. She co-founded the company in 1982 as the first to specialize in corporate meetings, incentives, and events at sea. Landry & Kling manages cruise projects and dockside ship charters around the globe for a diverse group of clients – including corporate meeting planners, event organizers, sports marketing companies and professional travel organizations.

Landry & Kling pioneered the use of cruise ships as floating hotels and made news in 1987 by chartering the Queen Elizabeth in a multi-ship operation that accommodated over 15,000 conference attendees. Joyce has been at the forefront of many projects involving dockside charters including the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, relief housing for Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Super Bowl 2005 in Jacksonville, 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, The 2012 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, and the RIO Olympics in 2016.

Joyce’s credentials include being named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Meeting News magazine. Joyce and her business partner Jo Kling were also inducted into the Cruise Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of their pioneering role in the use of cruise ships as corporate meeting venues.

Joyce’s community and volunteer experience include founding board member of the Debbie Natansohn Foundation, and board of trustees for Barry University. Joyce is on the master women’s rowing team at the Miami Rowing Club, where she regularly competes with her team in 1,000 – 5,000 meter races around the country. She is an avid adventure traveler and hiker - her favorite adventures include trekking solo in the Himalayas and reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.