JANUARY 12, 2015 — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) reports that Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison is now its Executive Committee Chairman, succeeding Kevin Sheehan, past president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 cruise ships in Florida, 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 issues and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations' private and public sectors.
"I am honored and excited to again serve as the FCCA Executive Committee Chairman," said Mr. Arison. "My past tenure showed the significance of the Committee uniting Member Line presidents, CEOs and/or chairmen to discuss operations within the Caribbean and Latin America, and I look forward to continuing this role, which has become even more crucial as cruise lines continue to expand their capacities and markets."
"Micky's appointment further paves the path for the Executive Committee's future," said Michele Paige, FCCA President. "He served as chairman for 10 years and knows the importance of keeping a constant dialogue between the cruise lines and destinations to achieve mutually beneficial arrangements. His wealth of knowledge about the industry and destinations will lead the way to successful operations for both."
Besides his functions during Executive Committee meetings, Mr. Arison will interact with the FCCA's members and destination partners during FCCA events.