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Pembroke Pines, FL (October 16, 2006) – Time is running out! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 13th Annual FCCA Caribbean Cruise Conference and Trade Show, the premier cruise industry event of the year, taking place October 31- November 3, 2006, in the Cayman Islands.


The FCCA works with their partners to expand the number of destinations that harbor cruise ships and also to increase the range of attractions and activities that make each port-of-call unique. The FCCA’s past successes have been based upon the principal of win-win partnerships between the cruise lines and the destinations private and public sectors.


“If you are doing business with the cruise industry, or would like to be doing business with them, you need to be at this event – the 13th Annual FCCA Caribbean Cruise Conference and Trade Show” stated Michele M. Paige, FCCA President.


In one of this year’s workshop – Destination Experience – we will answer the question, how does the overall arrival experience in a destination affect the individual guest not participating on an organized tour? Panelists, like The Hon. Charles Clifford, JP, Cayman’s Minister of Tourism, Environment, Development and Commerce and The Hon. Theo Heyliger, Commissioner of Tourism, St. Maarten will share their success stories and outline steps taken to assure a positive, desirable port experience for all guests.


The most important feature that each attendee takes advantage of is “Networking” – where at our Conference there will be plenty of opportunity to do that throughout the Conference…starting from our Golf Tournament at the Blue Tip Golf Course in the Ritz, to the Business Card Exchange Cocktail Party at the North Sound Pool in the Ritz, the Night Extravaganza and many more opportunities that you cannot miss.


See you at the 13th Annual FCCA Caribbean Cruise Conference and Trade Show in the Cayman Islands – October 31- November 3, 2006.


“We love the FCCA as much as we love Cayman!” stated Senior Vice President, Marine Operations – Brendan Corrigan, Carnival Cruise Lines.




Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issues and builds 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 and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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