The 2009 FCCA Platinum Member Cruise has proved to be yet another success. It was held aboard the newly restored Carnival Destiny and set sail on its 5-day itinerary through Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk. As always, it allowed for the business and social networking between the Platinum Members and cruise executives, but the longer trip allowed for a more relaxing, less condensed meeting schedule.
Along with talking about industry and/or family trends and/or advice, the Platinum Members and cruise executives discussed things such as port development and functions, along with creating a cruise destination. The annual one-on-one meetings and Platinum Membership Advisory Council Meeting were also scheduled between the dolphin encounters, parasailing, and deep-sea fishing.
Once again the attendees could see the productive result of fusing work and play in an engaging but relaxing atmosphere. The Platinum Members and cruise executives were able to connect on a level that is really only available on a cruise and become closer professionally and personally.
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.