This tech company hired out a cruise ship to take its 2,200 employees on a 6-day voyage across the Sea of Japan

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Tech startups are renowned for their perks.

Some offer luxurious lunch buffets, and generous sign-on bonuses. Other have complimentary massages. Google has its world-famous slides.

For its annual meeting this year, Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile did something slightly different. It hired a cruise ship and took its 2,500 employee on a six-day voyage across the Sea of Japan.

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title=”Cheetah Mobile is —  perhaps unsurprisingly —  a mobile tech company. It builds apps like Clean Master and Battery Doctor. It has more than 2,000 employees, and is headquartered in Beijing, China.”
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title=”For its annual meeting this January, it hired out the Costa Atlantia and took all its employees on a six-day cruise from Tianjin in China to Busan in South Korea, Fukuoka in Japan, and back again, a company spokesperson told Business Insider.”
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title=”All food and amenities on the ship were included. (And employees got transport paid for too —  including flights for those living outside of China.)”
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title=”Here’s CEO Sheng Fu welcoming employees on board at the start of the trip.”
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title=”Employees were offered activities like napkin-folding, origami, basketball and language lessons. They were rewarded ‘CM Bucks’ …”
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title=”… Which could be traded in for random prizes like lobster dinners and massages.”
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title=”Here’s another shot of the Costa Atlantia.”
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title=”And here’s Cheetah Mobile’s executive team at a company-wide meeting on day two. Sheng Fu is in the middle, dressed as a pirate.”
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title=”Cheetah Mobile isn’t saying how much it spent on the cruise, though employees who did well in 2015 were well rewarded on it.”
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title=”Ten who ‘demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial skills’ got 1,000,000 RMB ($153,000, or £110,000) in stock each.”
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permalink=”/#20-rising-stars-got-128gb-iphone-6s-pluses-11″
title=”20 ‘rising stars’ got 128GB iPhone 6s Pluses.”
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image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56d16c9cdd0895a5178b4793/image.jpg”
source=”Cheetah Mobile”
caption=”(Pictured: Employees doing a dance during the send-off.)”
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title=”And five well-performing teams got given 300,000 RMB ($46,000, or £33,000) and 5 paid vacation days each.”
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title=”The last day was the annual party. This included a charity auction and a lucky draw.”
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title=”Prizes in the auction included ‘all the cash in the CEO’s wallet,’ a ten-minute massage from the company president, and an orange diamond worth 100,000 RMB ($15,000, or £11,000).”
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title=”The lucky draw gave out 20 MacBook Pros, cash prizes of up to 40,000 RMB ($6,000, or £4,400)), cruise tickets, and 50 hoverboards.”
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title=”‘I hope to take more and more employees abroad to broaden their horizons and give them a vision for globalization,’ CEO Sheng Fu says. ‘This is the value that most sets apart Cheetah Mobile from other Chinese companies.'”
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title=”Here are a few more photos of life on the boat:”
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