FCCA Holds Its First Stay Occasion For the reason that Pandemic’s Onset
On June 22, a veritable who’s who of cruise executives joined along with vacation spot companions for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Affiliation’s (FCCA) Return to Sail Summit, the primary stay assembly for the reason that onset of the pandemic.
The daylong occasion, which was hosted by PortMiami, drew 200 attendees for workshops and networking alternatives to strategize on the resumption of cruising to FCCA companion locations, which embody the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico.
“After 15 months, it was past thrilling to once more collect with our companions throughout this pivotal time to arrange how you can make it out of this disaster, hopefully even higher than ever,” mentioned FCCA President Michele Paige.
“We’re grateful for PortMiami internet hosting the occasion and showcasing a few of the protocols that may drive cruising’s return from North America.”
The occasion additionally included “A View From the High” session with a panel of cruise line presidents and CEOs, in addition to FCCA and Carnival Company & plc and Chairman Micky Arison.
Through the session, the executives mentioned “when and the way their manufacturers and firms will return to the area – and the way the trade’s reset has led to alternatives together with extra homeporting, multi-port itineraries in locations and longer stays by the joint work with governments and stakeholders,” the FCCA mentioned.
Along with Arison, the panel included Royal Caribbean Worldwide President and CEO Michael Bayley, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President and CEO Frank Del Rio, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin, Regent Seven Seas President and CEO Jason Montague, MSC Cruises USA President Ruben Rodriguez, Norwegian Cruise Line President Harry Sommer and Holland America Group President Jan Swartz.
“I can confidently say on behalf of all folks and locations the FCCA represents that we’re able to once more get again to enterprise,” Arison mentioned.
“It has been a protracted, arduous time, however we now see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel and know the significance of working collectively to make it to the opposite facet even stronger.”