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Excitement Builds as The FCCA Prepares to Deliver Holiday Joy


Pembroke Pines, FL. (December 16, 2010) Close to 7,000 children in 33 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America who normally would not have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays will have smiles on their faces this year thanks to the Member Lines of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and the FCCA Foundation.


The Holiday Gift Project, in its 15th year of gift giving, will once again treat underprivileged children to a very special holiday as they receive gifts delivered by crew members from the FCCA member cruise lines. 


In its 17th 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 millions in funding to a variety of organizations and causes.


The following destinations will participate in this special event:

  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Antigua
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Belize
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Eluthera, Bahamas
  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Progreso, Mexico
  • Rotan, 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 with our destination partners to deliver holiday cheer.

Aida Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., Norwegian Cruise Line, P & O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line












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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