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Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises cancel port stops in Puerto Rico ahead of planned protests




San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)Several cruise lines have canceled port stops in San Juan ahead of planned protests Monday in Puerto Rico, aimed at forcing the governor to resign. “Due to the planned protests scheduled for today in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have cancelled Celebrity Equinox’s call (a charter cruise) to San Juan,” Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres told USA TODAY in a statement. (eu.usatoday.com)

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Puerto Rico Officials Weigh Cruise Plans Amid Protests

San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is juggling multiple scenarios to manage its cruise traffic in the near future as protests in San Juan have led to a handful of cancelled cruise calls in what is predicted to be a record cruise year for the island. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Riots In Puerto Rico Cause Cruise Ships To Skip San Juan Calls



San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas was 3 miles outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, when it turned around. The cruise line made a decision to cancel the planned port stop due to riots in Old San Juan, instead calling on Tortola. Cruise Critic member John&Lala posted a photo of the letter they received in their stateroom regarding the change. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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The Cruise Industry Is Open for Business with Destinations and Stakeholders: Registration Open for FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show



San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 26th annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest and only official cruise tourism conference and trade show in the region.

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Top Five Cruise and Ferry Bartenders Selected at Bacardi Finals




The top five finalists have been selected for the 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition, and are now set to compete in the finals in Puerto Rico in February 2019. The competition is now in its 14th year and is the longest running event of its kind in the marine hospitality sector, Bacardi said, in a prepared statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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MSC Cruises Chairman Delivers Keynote at FCCA Cruise Conference




FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationPierfrancesco Vago, the executive chairman of MSC Cruises, delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the FCCA’s Cruise Conference & Trade Show in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During his speech, Vago talked of combating market saturation and the need for partnership within the tourism industry. (travelagentcentral.com)

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FCCA announces more details about the social functions and tours included in the 2018 Cruise Conference & Trade Show



FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationWith the final countdown on for the largest and only official cruise tourism conference in the Caribbean, the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the FCCA is pleased to announce more details about the social functions and tours included in the agenda’s blend of business and fun.

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Top Cruise Executives and Industry Experts to Focus on Synergies and Opportunities at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show Workshops




FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationCruise tourism stakeholders are one step closer to a glimpse of the industry’s inner workings, as workshop topics and panels have been finalized for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest and only official cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean, taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico this November 5-9.

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Largest-Ever Cruise Executive and High-Level Government Delegations Expected for FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show




The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is proud to announce that new registration numbers indicate its upcoming FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show-the largest and only official conference and trade show in the Caribbean focused on cruise tourism, taking place in San Juan this Nov. 5-9-is expected to have both the most cruise executives and high-level government representatives in the event’s 25-year history.

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Registration Now Open for the 2018 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show



FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationThe Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests between the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, is pleased to announce that registration is open for its 25th annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest and only official cruise tourism conference and trade show in the region.

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Puerto Rico’s Success Story Becomes Model for Future Industry Efforts by The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association



San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) announced the incredible strides the cruise industry has made in Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico has made a momentous rebound because of the collaboration between the FCCA, our Member Lines, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and other government entities,” said Michele Paige, president, FCCA.

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