The FCCA Foundation provides a tangible mechanism for the cruise industry to fund a range of humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. In its 19 years of existence, the Foundation has impacted hundreds of thousands of citizens by providing millions in funding to causes and charities throughout the region. Programs include:
Holiday Gift Project – FCCA reaches out to our partners in Caribbean and Latin American destinations
to provide gifts to children in foster homes or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be
possible. The gifts are delivered on Member Lines’ vessels to the destinations where the children
enjoy a holiday party in their honor. In 2012 33 destinations participated in the program, with over
6,500 children receiving holiday gifts.
FCCA Online Auction – This project, which takes place in December, is open to anyone
with a valid email address. The auction allows guests to bid on items ranging from vacation packages,
artwork, jewelry and sports memorabilia donated by cruise industry partners throughout the
Caribbean and Latin America. Last year, this program raised over $25,000 for the FCCA Foundation.
FCCA Gala – The Gala was created by Member Lines 19 years ago to enable cruise executives and
industry partners to gather on a social level, establish new relationships and enhance existing ones.
Attendees dine with the cruise executive of their choice, giving them the opportunity to foster a
better relationship with their table host. Most importantly, all proceeds from the Gala benefit the