Florida Caribbean Cruise Association to Visit Honduras

The Florida Caribbean Cruise Representatives Association (FCCA) wants to personally see sites that may be suitable for installing luxury cruise terminals in the future.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A high level delegation from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will visit Honduras next week to learn about different locations in the Honduran Caribbean that could become luxury cruise terminals, revealed the Ministry of Tourism.

"The visit by senior executives from the FCCA and world-class cruise companies is of great interest because it opens up the possibility for the country to have cruise ship terminals on land and, consequently, facilitate access for cruise passengers to many destinations", said the Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez, according to an article in ElHeraldo.hn.

Michele Paige, FCCA president, will chair the delegation. He will be joined by: Vice President of Operations for Princess Cruises, Stephen Nielsen, Vice President of Destinations of Norwegian Cruises Lines, Colin Murphy and the COO of Carnival Cruises, Jose Negron, the website noted.

According to the Honduran Institute of Tourism, in 2011 about one million cruise passengers arrived in Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands, Honduras in the Caribbean, while in 2010 the figure was 800,000 and in 2009, 429,000.

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