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Welcome Message We are pleased and excited to welcome you to our 19th annual Gala Dinner Extravaganza. Hopefully you have already started to establish relationships or reacquaint yourself with some of the industry’s most prominent decision makers in the midst. As you have surely noticed, tonight’s audience is chocked full of our Member Lines’ CEOs, presidents and cruise executives, and one of them will be your table host! Of course, they are all here to help you to forge and foster worthwhile business relationships with; learn about the industry’s inner-workings or latest trends; collaborate with to cultivate ideas and understanding; or just get your foot in the door. However, the lines’ professionals are not the only people in attendance here to learn from and network with. Everyone present tonight has some involvement in and knowledge of the cruise industry. All ends of the spectrum are represented tonight, and their wealth of expertise and experience is part of the reason why these events are so successful. We hope that you actualize this crucial potential, and we thank you for your participation in this event. It is through your input that our events become fruitful and productive, and this success goes directly to the FCCA Foundation, as all proceeds from this event will fund the FCCA Foundation’s efforts to support deserving parties and causes throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Of course, none of this would be possible without our generous sponsors—Port Everglades and PortMiami—and our utmost gratitude goes to them, along with Park West Gallery for their generous contribution for the Silent Auction. Fortunately, their magnanimity has allowed for much more to look forward to. So please prepare for a delightful evening full of festivities, networking opportunities and chances to learn about the industry and promote your product/destination.
Michele M. Paige
FCCA Chairman; CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line
President Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
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Program 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Silent Art Auction
Introductions Michele M. Paige, President, FCCA and Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line and FCCA Chairman Welcome remarks and plaque presentation • Port Everglades, Steve Cernak, Chief Executive/Port Director • PortMiami, Bill Johnson, Port Director Dinner
Sponsor Recognition Art Sponsor • Park West Gallery Platinum Table Sponsors • Cruise the Saint Lawrence • New York City Economic Development Corporation • Proexport Colombia • Royal Media Partners
Entertainment & Dancing
Menu "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" Bread & Butter Service Flatbreads, Sourdough, Oat Rolls Honey - Orange Butter
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Port Everglades The Power of a Premier Cruise Port There are so many reasons to choose Port Everglades. Our modern, efficiently operated terminals and attention to customer service make cruising a breeze. Since welcoming its first cruise ship in 1931, Port Everglades in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has grown to become one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with 12 cruise lines, 42 cruise ships, a wide variety of cruise itineraries, and over 3.6 million passengers annually.
Our goal is simple: to be the best at what we do. So we’re constantly investing in improvements to meet the growing needs of the cruise industry and their guests. We provide modern, spacious and comfortable cruise terminals, and a dedicated customer service staff to work directly with cruise lines. After all, cruise vacationers eagerly await their cruise, so we see it as our job to make sure that any time spent in Port Everglades only enhances that experience. The world’s top cruise lines have discovered the many advantages of homeporting at Port Everglades. • Nine modern, efficient cruise terminals • A deep harbor • Direct highway access • Multiple port entrances • In the heart of a popular tourist destination • Our proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and its low-cost carriers Port Everglades is already a global leader in the cruise industry, homeporting the world's largest and most modern ships, and we constantly strive to better serve the world’s premier cruise lines. We recently completed a $54 million construction project to fully renovate, expand and update four cruise terminals. The enhancements allow for a seamless “curbside-to-ship” guest experience with expanded check-in and baggage claim areas, covered walkways, streamlined transportation routing and bright interiors. No wonder we’ve been recognized by major cruise magazines as one of the most convenient, friendly and efficient ports for discerning travelers. Just as exciting is the emergence of Greater Fort Lauderdale as a luxurious destination for pre- or post-cruise vacations. Cruise passengers sailing out of Port Everglades can now book a hotel room and plan their pre- and post-cruise vacation directly at www.porteverglades.net.
PortMiami: Cruise Capital of the World At PortMiami, we believe the port you set sail from should be just as enticing as the destinations on your cruise itinerary. From the dramatic skyline of downtown Miami to the crystal waters of Biscayne Bay, PortMiami delivers a tropical vacation like no other port in the world. Known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami is proud to homeport some of the worldâ€™s most distinguished cruise lines including Aida Cruises,
Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. Millions of passengers travel through PortMiami every year and with its variety of cruise brands, PortMiami continues to be the departure destination of choice for cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and other exciting destinations. Four new build cruise ships debuted in the U.S. market in 2012, and three of those are currently homeporting at PortMiami. The Port is experiencing another exceptionally strong cruise season in 2013 featuring the world’s newest, most luxurious and innovative vessels. Miami’s passenger facilities are first-class, from well-groomed outdoor landscaping to gleaming floors and lounges inside. Cruising out of Miami is only getting better with more choices for every taste—from family fun to sophisticated, luxury travel. Besides offering the best homeport anywhere, Miami-Dade County affords an ideal opportunity for our cruise passengers to extend their warm-weather vacations with land stays in the greater Miami area’s tropical tourist mecca. Miami offers a wide array of multicultural attractions, superb accommodations, world-class dining, endless shopping and fun-filled beaches, not to mention a great variety of cultural and sporting opportunities. Cruising and Miami will always be synonymous.. PortMiami, set in one of the most beautiful locales in the world, has an unwavering commitment to the cruise industry. To maintain its position as a world-class facility, PortMiami is constantly preparing for the next generation of cruise vessels. In the last few years, the Port has invested millions in renovations to enhance its cruise facilities, all while keeping excellent customer service a top priority. Also on the drawing board are plans for the world’s largest multi-terminal facility, which can potentially serve several cruise vessels simultaneously. A cruise starts the minute a passenger steps foot aboard a ship. However, at PortMiami…the vacation begins the minute you cross our bridge…see the dramatic Miami skyline…our crystal waters and tropical island atmosphere… and the glittering lights of South Beach. Cruising from Miami adds yet another enticing port to your itinerary.
Holiday Gift Project
FCCA Foundation’s Holiday Gift Project Brings Gifts, Smiles and Holiday Cheer to Deserving Children For the past 17 years, the Holiday Gift Project has given a way for underprivileged children to experience what the more fortunate celebrate. In this project, the FCCA Foundation comes together with the FCCA Member Lines and its crews, and many within the partnering destinations to bring presents and holiday festivities to deserving children. Because of these efforts, over 6,500 needy youths throughout 33 Caribbean and Latin American destinations could truly shout out with glee during 2012’s winter holiday season. “We are pleased of the good work that the FCCA Foundation has been doing for the past 17 years,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and chairman of the FCCA. “It’s important to take care of those children in need.”
Holiday Gift Project The FCCA Foundation contributed gifts that were selected for age groups and genders by the destinations. Member Lines then loaded the gifts onboard their vessels and served as Santa as they brought the presents to the partnering destinations, where festivities were set up to deliver the gifts, smiles and holiday cheer. “On behalf of all of us at Princess Cruises, we are honored and privileged to bring a little holiday cheer into the lives of some of those who could use a little cheer, especially at this special time of the year,” told Stephen Nielsen, vice president, Caribbean & Atlantic shore operations, Princess Cruises, and vice chairman of the FCCA Operations Committee. It is true that the joy is needed and appreciated by all, even those assisting. How could they not revel in delivering a toy and smile to a child who would have no present otherwise? That is why this project exists, and its importance is shown in every smile. Michele Paige, president of the FCCA, recognized this when saying: “The FCCA Holiday Gift Project brings happiness to children who truly deserve it. The cruise industry is proud to give back to the communities of the destinations we call, and I cannot think of a more rewarding way than bringing cheer and aid to children who need it.” This also encapsulates the overall purpose of the FCCA Foundation—to improve the lives of those less fortunate throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, primarily for children’s causes. Every smile is a reminder of this mandate and is more than worth the millions provided for causes and projects like these over the Foundation’s 19-year existence.
HOUSTON: WHERE YOUR JOURNEY BEGINSâ€Ś Embark on your next Caribbean cruise from a World Class City where there is no shortage of things to do, places to go or events to experience. Whether dining at one of our fine restaurants, shopping at unique stores, visiting the NASA Space Center or enjoying the attractions at the Kemah Boardwalk and the Bay Area, you will find Houston outstanding in culture, ambience, sophistication, and non-stop entertainment all year round. The Bayport Cruise Terminal, located in the city of Pasadena, Texas, just 30 minutes from downtown Houston, offers a one-of-a-kind experience with efficient and exceptional services including stress-free embarkation process and easy access to two airports â€” George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). Visit portofhouston.com/cruise for information on the upcoming cruise services and visitbayareahouston.com and visithouston.com for information on the region and local attractions.
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The FCCA Foundation
Foundation History The FCCA Foundation is a charity that is dedicated to helping the people of the Caribbean and Latin America. The Foundation answers the needs presented by the destinations for the betterment of the people of these region. Participation in events such as the Holiday Gift Project, Food Programs, Caribbean Special Olympics, and Hurricane Relief Projects have helped improve the lives of the people in the destinations over the last 19 years, with the FCCA Foundation raising and donating millions of dollars. In 2012, the Holiday Gift Project brought an onslaught of joy and gifts to over 6,500 underprivileged children throughout 33 destinations. Events such as the FCCAâ€™s annual online auction facilitates most of the funding for projects to take place through the monies gained. The FCCA online auction offered a variety of cruise and land-based vacations donated from our Member Lines, private and public sector partners. The FCCA Foundation is possible because of the dedication of all involved. We are all yearning for a common goal, and weâ€™re coming continually closer.
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Executives in Attendance Carnival Corporation Giora Israel, Sr. Vice President, Port & Destination Development Marie McKenzie, Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Carnival Cruise Lines Gustavo Antorcha, Sr. Vice President, Guest Commerce & Port Operations Gerald Cahill, President & CEO Amilcar Cascais, Vice President, Tour Operations Carlos Torres de Navarra, Vice President, Commercial Port Operations Ruben Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Ship Operations Terry Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Itinerary Development & Revenue Planning Disney Cruise Line Russell Daya, Director, Marine, Port Security Operations & Maritime Affairs Larry Stauffer, Manager, Port Adventures Holland America Line and Seabourn Mike Bush, Product Manager, Shore Excursions Simon Douwes, Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning Paul Goodwin, Executive Vice President, Onboard Revenue Dan Grausz, Executive Vice President, Fleet Operations Stein Kruse, President & CEO Rick Meadows, Executive VP, Marketing, Sales & Guest Programs/President, Seabourn Chris Martin, Director, Port Operations Matthew Sams, Vice President, Caribbean Relations Bill Sharp, Vice President, Port Operations & Fleet Security MSC Cruises (USA) Inc. Albino Di Lorenzo, Director, Cruise Operations & Shore Excursions Richard Sasso, President & CEO
Executives in Attendance Norwegian Cruise Line Ross Henderson, Vice President, Onboard Revenue Jennifer Marmanillo, Manager, Itinerary Planning Michelle Moraga, Product Development Manager Colin Murphy, Vice President, Destination & Strategic Development Steve Reister, Vice President, Revenue Management & Planning Joanne Salzedo, Director, Shore Excursion Product Development Kevin Sheehan, CEO Svein Sliepnes, Sr. Vice President, Marine Operations/CSO Princess Cruises Lisa Jensen, Manager, Caribbean & Atlantic Shore Operations Tony Kaufman, Sr. Vice President, Commerical Affairs Stephen Nielsen, Vice President, Caribbean & Atlantic Shore Operations Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Chris Allen, Associate Vice President, Global Deployment & Itinerary Planning Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO Federico Gonzalez, Director, Government & Community Relations, Latin America & the Caribbean Helen Panagos, Director, Global Product Development Michael Ronan, Vice President, Government Relations, Caribbean, Latin America & Asia John Tercek, Vice President, Commercial & New Business Development John Weis, Vice President, Global Tour Operations Royal Caribbean International Adam Goldstein, President & CEO
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Port of the Year Most Efficient Terminal Operator Best Turnaround Port Operations Most Improved Port Facilities Most Efficient Port Services Best Destination Experience
IT’S A GREAT HONOR. THANKS A BOATLOAD. www.nycruise.com Awards: SeatradeInsider Cruise Awards 2012 and Cruise Insight 2011 Awards
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