The FCCA Puts Plans in Place to Deliver Holiday Cheer
Pembroke Pines, FL. (November 11, 2008) Excitement is in the air as the FCCA, along with FCCA Member Lines, begin preparations for the 13th annual Holiday Gift Project.
This year, over 6,500 under privileged children in 32 destinations will be treated to a very special holiday as they receive gifts delivered by crew members from FCCA member cruise lines. “Every year, we look forward to making a difference to our local children, “ said Commissioner of Tourism, U.S. Virgin Islands, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, “We are so grateful to the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association for continuing to support this important event year after year”.
In its 15th year, The FCCA Foundation continues to improve the lives of citizens in the Caribbean and Latin America through projects such as this. The Foundation has impacted the lives of thousands providing $ 3 million in funding to a variety of organizations and causes.
The following destinations will participate in this special event:
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Samana, Dominican Republic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
The FCCA Member Lines are committed to working together with the FCCA and our destination partners to deliver holiday cheer.
Carnival Cruise Lines
Costa Cruise Lines
Disney Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.