Platimum Participation

Photos: Courtesy of FCCA
Michelle Allee; Don Allee, Port of New Orleans Director of Cruise and Tourism; Michele Paige, FCCA President; Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans President and CEO; John Tercek, Vice President-New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Johnny Cefalu, Port of New Orleans Deputy Director of Cruise and Tourism.

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) held its annual conference in New Orleans  July 22-24. The Port of New Orleans hosted more than 150 leaders in the cruise industry from around the world for FCAA’s 2016 Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council Conference. Port officials, local legislators and tourism leaders met with cruise executives from FCCA’s 19 member lines, along with key cruise tourism stakeholders, to update them on New Orleans' tourism economy, infrastructure and attractions. In addition to informative discussions, attendees also enjoyed a traditional New Orleans second-line parade and a tour of Mardi Gras World.

Conference attendees toured Blain Kern’s Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are constructed and on view to visitors.

-Compiled By Nakeila Polk

Categories: Maritime