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Cruise Line Brass Ring in to FCCA Webinars

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he regular scheduled programming of FCCA Platinum Member webinars, which gather FCCA Platinum Members to educate on new developments and allow for the discussion of pertinent issues, continued throughout the quarter with some notable star power. In addition to presentations featuring new techs and trends, cruise line brass took the helm for the FCCA Zoom meetings, with guest speakers including Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc; Tom McAlpin, President and CEO of Virgin Voyages; and Frank Del Rio, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Donald joined esteemed host, FCCA Senior Vice President Adam Ceserano, on November 4 to discuss the brands under Carnival Corporation & plc and how they are preparing for the resumption of cruising, as well as the importance of continuing to work closely with all stakeholders in the Caribbean.

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On October 15, Del Rio spoke with Ceserano about the brands under Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and the differences each one brings in relation to overall shipboard experience and itineraries – along with what the future holds and how they are preparing for the resumption of cruising. McAlpin introduced to the group to Virgin Voyages on October 1, sharing what it means to sail the Virgin Way – from the Virgin Voyages ethos of creating an Epic Sea Change and understanding their Sailor profile, to new itineraries and the overall shipboard experience ushering in a new era of cruise travel. Of course, McAlpin also covered Virgin’s vision

for the resumption of cruising, including the robust Voyage Well plans, and what the future holds. FCCA’s Zoom gatherings for Platinum Members continue to take place biweekly, with occasional special features, to keep the group prepared to move full steam ahead for the resumption of cruise tourism throughout the FCCA’s partner destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico.

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Travel & Cruise 4th Qtr. 2020  

2020 4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA, and t...

Travel & Cruise 4th Qtr. 2020  

2020 4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA, and t...

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