Through beautiful photography and fascinating articles, this collectors' item will examine the cruise industry's development and chart the journey that so many have embarked upon to make this industry what it is today. Appropriately, this publication will premiere at this year's FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Curaçao, October 1-5, 2012 and offering business sessions and social functions to bring together nearly 1,000 cruise industry partners and 100 cruise executives to cultivate valuable business relationships and knowledge of the industry's inner-workings. It will also feature a silent auction and the FCCA Golf Classic, both benefiting the FCCA Foundation.
"We are proud of the FCCA and its continuing efforts to better not only the cruising industry, but also the places and people that we in this industry visit," said Bill Panoff, president and CEO of PPI Group. "The FCCA has long been a positive pillar in the cruising community, and we wish to honor them in the best way we know how - by creating a custom publication that can be treasured forever."
"Since joining the FCCA in 2010, I have been incredibly proud of the work we have done to continue to bring cruise lines together with governments, ports, and associations across the Caribbean and Latin America," said Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and chairman of the FCCA. "I am honored to be part of this incredible organization as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and look forward to achieving more important milestones in the future."
"The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's mandate is to foster a better understanding of the cruise industry and to develop cooperative relationships with our destination partners at both the public and private sector levels in order to create a win-win situation for all," said FCCA president, Michele M. Paige. "We are proud of the progress we have made to achieve our mandates over this time, but we know there is more ground to cover."
About PPI Group
Based in Fort Lauderdale, PPI Group specializes in onboard and shoreside programs, custom publishing, and video production for the cruise industry. Porthole Cruise Magazine, its flagship publication, is the leading consumer cruise travel publication. PPI Group's award-winning custom programming showcases onboard revenue centers, port shopping opportunities, and destination highlights through a wide range of videos including commercials, sales promotions, and product marketing. For more information, visit http://www.ppigroup.com and http://www.porthole.com.
About the FCCA
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 14 Member Lines: AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club 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 and Seabourn. It was created in 1972 by the Member Lines operating more than 100 vessels in Florida, Caribbean and Latin American waters, in order to discuss and exchange views on issues relating to: tourism development, ports, safety, security and other cruise industry issues. For more information, visit http://www.f-