* Pat Seifried, a travel agency owner in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently launched OnBoard Conferences, a new company offering comprehensive itinerary planning for cruise meetings and incentives. Call (800) 380-2600.

* Cruise Connections, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based cruise-only agency, conducts regular Seminar at Sea programs, three-night sailings from Los Angeles designed to educate meeting and incentive planners selecting cruise ships as meeting venues. For upcoming dates, call Betsy Myers at (800) 248-SHIP.

* The MS Carnival Destiny, the world's largest cruise ship, hit some milestones during its first year of service. Last April, the ship set the record for most guests carried on a single voyage--3,315 people. The ship, which stretches nearly three football fields from bow to stern, sails from Miami.