FCCA-Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association announced that Windstar Cruises had become an FCCA Member Line.
With this addition, there are now a total of 23 member lines that encompass every focus, demographic, and size of cruise ships/companies.
Michele Paige, Chief Executive Officer, FCCA, said they were "excited to add Windstar Cruises as an FCCA Member Line and offer more large opportunities" that small ship cruise lines provide to their destination partners that can't cater to bigger ships but have "bigger-than-life histories, cultures and offerings.”
“The intimate, immersive and authentic experiences that Windstar features continue to grow in demand, and we look forward to helping connect more communities to the benefits of cruise tourism.”
Windstar has six 148- to 342-passenger small ships that all feature a personalized approach to bring vacationers closer to every port and destination. Guests share intimate moments and immerse themselves in exotic cultures, all on a small ship where the delight is constant.
The private yacht-style voyages bring passengers close to truly experience destinations in order to get authentic experiences, such as having dinner with a Croatian family to see life from a local perspective, getting closer with a kayak launched directly from the cruise ship in Alaska, visiting local markets with the chef, and snorkeling with whale sharks off the coast of La Paz (Baja California Mexico).
Windstar’s onboard lecturers enhance passenger experience with an insider’s look at local topics, letting them get closer to the destination through the hidden harbors and small ports for access to far-off lands and cultures.
FCCA will work with stakeholders and destinations to create these kinds of immersive experiences throughout the regions the Association represents, along with endeavoring to advance multi-port calls, longer stays, and more.