Tag: Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

Most Popular Tourism Destination In The Caribbean To Host Cruise Ship Conference

SANTO DOMINGO — The most popular tourist destination in the region will host “the only official cruise conference representing the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.” The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) said today that the Dominican Republic will host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference. Taking place in Santo Domingo from October 11-14, the event […]

Florida Cruise Association Inks Strategic Development Agreement For USVI Ferry

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has signed a strategic development agreement with the territory that is focused on increasing the economic impact of cruise tourism in the destination in 2022., as first reported in Cruise & Ferry. The agreement will provide the U.S. Virgin Islands with access to the members of the […]

Mapp: Florida Caribbean Cruise Group Says Passengers Want to Absorb Local Culture

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his administration have received high praise for their handling of the post-hurricane crisis in the territory and their success in the continued rebuilding of the tourism sector.” At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) President Michele Paige applauded the Virgin Islands’ determination “to […]

St. Croix Elementary School Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

TYRONE LAKE’S WINNING ENTRY FREDERIKSTED — Tyrone Lake of St. Croix is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future.” The theme for this year’s […]

Partnership Between USVI Ports and Florida Caribbean Cruise Association ‘Never Better’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and lessons learned with colleagues from […]

33 Percent of The USVI and Puerto Rico Will Be Without Electricity This Christmas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint Maarten, and forcing cruise lines […]

Caribbean Is Open For Business At The FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show In Mexico

MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind the decision-making cruise executives that […]

RECOVERY PROCESS: Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Will Be Back Open For Cruise Ship Business … In November

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricanes Irma and Maria busted out the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but that doesn’t mean your cruise will get blown away, too. “Royal Caribbean leadership just returned from assessment visits to San Juan and St. Thomas, and have a visit scheduled for St. Maarten on Monday,” RCCL said. “After meeting with […]