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“Shining Stars FCCA Foundation Dinner” serves up record 13 presidents and above

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Left to right: FCCA CEO Michele Paige with Josh Weinstein, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation, and FCCA President Adam Ceserano.

All proceeds will go directly to the FCCA Foundation’s efforts and its revamped focus on building a foundation for youths throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

MIRAMAR, FL – The cruise industry was navigating by the stars Tuesday night, with 13 presidents and above from FCCA Member Cruise Lines hosting the revitalized marquee event for Seatrade Cruise Global by Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). “Shining Stars FCCA Foundation Dinner” joined the record-setting cruise line brass with key stakeholders for an unforgettable night filled with surprises galore, delectable food and a side of networking and routing an itinerary for mutual success, all while supporting the relaunch of FCCA’s charitable arm, the FCCA Foundation.

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Left to right: Paul Ludlow, President of Carnival UK (P&O Cruises & Cunard), Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, and Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises.

“I cannot be more honored and humbled by the record amount of FCCA Member Line Presidents, CEOs and Chairs participating at an FCCA Foundation event,” said Michele Paige, CEO, FCCA. “This clearly shows their support in its mission and made the event a tremendous success for all involved, actualizing the Foundation’s pillar of creating a better future – and marking a bright future for this annual event at Seatrade.”

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David Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line, and Frank A. Del Rio Jr. (right), President of Oceania Cruises, are centered between Russell Dick, CEO of Huna Totem Corporation, and Hydi Webb, Director of PortMiami.

The exclusive event coordinated by FCCA, supported by FCCA Member Cruise Lines and sponsored by Diamonds International and Port Everglades took place last evening at Steakhouse Prime 54, where the 13 presidents and above hosted tables sponsored by FCCA partners interested in supporting the cause and engaging in a lively night packed with unique networking experiences.

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Left to right: Susel Ferrer of PortMiami, Rick Sasso, Chairman of MSC Cruises USA, Juan C. Trescastro, VP of Virgin Voyages, and Rodman Armas of Rodman Think Branding.

Table Hosts included Gus Antorcha, President, Holland America Line; Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line; Felix Eichhorn, President, AIDA; David Herrera, President, Norwegian Cruise Line; Laura Hodges, President, Celebrity Cruises; Natalya Leahy, President, Seabourn; Paul Ludlow, President, Carnival UK; Tom McAlpin, Chairman, Virgin Voyages; John Padgett, President, Princess Cruises; Frank A. Del Rio, President & CEO, Oceania Cruises; Rick Sasso, Chairman, MSC Cruises USA; Josh Weinstein, President & CEO and Chief Climate Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc; and Mario Zanetti, President, Costa Cruises.

Table Sponsors included Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Canaveral Port Authority; Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; Chukka Caribbean Ltd.; Effy Jewelry; Huna Totem Corporation; ITM Group; PortMiami; and Port St. Maarten.

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John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, with Carlos Torres de Navarra of Azul Destinations.

All proceeds will go directly to the FCCA Foundation’s efforts and its revamped focus on building a foundation for youths throughout the Caribbean and Latin America – with primary identified objectives of education, sports, and career-building opportunities to support them in the present and future – while restarting past initiatives including the Holiday Gift Project and annual essay competition.

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She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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