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FCCA Cruise Line Executives and Platinum Members Visit Amber Cove during FCCA PAMAC

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (June 25, 2015) - Over 100 FCCA Platinum Members and 25 senior-level cruise executives gathered today in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic for the FCCA PAMAC Meeting. The meeting joined these key executives and cruise tourism stakeholders to share and discuss the latest developments and issues in the industry-from the global and national level to individual members' questions and input.

It was also a great opportunity for these guests to visit Amber Cove, the latest Carnival Corporation port development project in the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic.  Members were treated to nice refreshments and lively local entertainment upon their arrival as well as a tour of the port’s Welcome Center, which is scheduled to open this October 2015.  The new $85 million facility represents the largest cruise industry investment ever made in the Dominican Republic, and will feature a two-berth port able to accommodate the largest cruise vessels in operation today. The facility, a joint project between Carnival Corporation and the Rannik family of Grupo B&R, is expected to host more than 300,000 cruise passengers in its first year of operation.  It will provide approximately 430 local jobs.

The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors.

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