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Windstar Cruises joins FCCA

Windstar Cruises became a member of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, bringing the FCCA tally to 23 lines.

'We are excited to add Windstar Cruises as an FCCA member line and offer more large opportunities that small ship cruise lines provide to our destination partners that cannot cater to bigger ships but have bigger-than-life histories, cultures and offerings,' FCCA CEO Michele Paige said. '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.'

Destination focus

Windstar fields six vessels ranging in size from 148 passengers to 342 passengers and has a strong focus on immersive destination experiences including onboard destination lectures. Shoreside activities range from having dinner with a Croatian family in their village home to snorkeling with whale sharks off the coast of La Paz, Mexico, kayaking directly from the ship in Alaska and visiting markets with the chef.  

FCCA said it will work with destinations and stakeholders to create these kinds of intimate, immersive and authentic experiences throughout the regions FCCA represents, along with endeavoring to advance longer stays, multi-port calls and more.