Local South Florida based cruise lines, Carnival, Costa, and Royal Caribbean, teamed up with CLIA, the industry’s trade association, to participate in a day of cleaning Miami’s North Shore Park. In total, over 100 employees from the three cruise lines participated in the day of service.
The local cruise lines and CLIA were also joined by PortMiami, Intercruises, Waste Management, Lloyd’s Register, Survival Craft, MTN Satellite Communications, and HandsOn Miami for the day of community service.
Each cruise line took part in a different task around the beach or park. Costa Cruise’s employees helped paint a fence, restore dunes, and clean up the nearby beach. Carnival employees also helped paint the park’s fence in addition to clearing non-native plants from the park’s beach.
“We take great pride in the relationships we have with the communities where our employees live and work and the nearly 600 ports around the world that our member lines visit,” said Christine Duffy, President and CEO of CLIA. “While December is a good time to give back and reflect on our efforts over the past year, our members actively support these port communities all year long – through charitable donations, volunteer service and cultural preservation programs.”
Photo: Friend of Cruise Currents and Director of Sales Operations for North America, Silvio Alonso (left), along with Business Development Manager, Joe Docal (right), painting the North Shore Park fence on Collins Avenue.