Pembroke Pines, FL. (November 20, 2009) The holidays will be brighter for close to 7,000 children as the FCCA Member Lines plan for the 14th annual Holiday Gift Project.
Once again, underprivileged children in 34 destinations will be treated to a very special holiday as they receive gifts delivered by crew members from the FCCA member cruise lines.
Federico A. Schad of Bahia Cruise Services, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, shared his experience from last season. “ It was a real pleasure for us to take part in this event, thank you for the opportunity. The event was a huge success, nothing like this has ever taken place in Samana and the children were very happy and grateful.”
In its 16th 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 having provided $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 with our destination partners to deliver holiday cheer.
Aida Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., Norwegian Cruise Line, Ocean Village, P & O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 18 Member Lines operating nearly 200 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.