Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Prepares for the 15th Annual Gala Dinner
Pembroke Pines, FL (January 26, 2009) - Cruise Executives from the 11 Member Lines of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) are preparing for the 15th Annual FCCA Gala Dinner and Entertainment Extravaganza, on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the elegant Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.
This premier social event, taking place during the week of Cruise Shipping Miami, will have a different look as year’s past with a few surprises in store. More than 60 of the cruise industry’s top executives are planning to make the evening yours as they host tables for the evening. The Gala offers the opportunity for developing strong cooperative relationships between the cruise industry and our destination partners.
100% of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the FCCA Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization created in 1993 to fund humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. Numerous worthy projects receive funding each year through the FCCA Foundation, currently, the FCCA Holiday Gift Project is making a difference in the lives of over 6,000 under-privileged children throughout the Caribbean and Latin American Region.
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.