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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:

Acapulco, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico
Eluthera, Bahamas
Ensenada, Mexico
Freeport, Bahamas
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Mazatlan, Mexico
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nassau, Bahamas
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Progreso, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Roatan, Honduras
Samana, Dominican Republic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
St. Kitts
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
St. Vincent
Tortola, BVI


The FCCA Member Lines are committed to working together with the FCCA and our destination partners to deliver holiday cheer.

Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruise Lines
Disney Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean International




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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