Cruise Industry Hosts Volunteer Event at Golden Gardens Park

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Christine Duffy, CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association

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In celebration of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, local members of the cruise industry and the Port of Seattle are rolling up their sleeves to help restore Golden Gardens Park. In coordination with Seattle Parks and Recreation, over 40 employees from lines such as Holland America, Seabourn, Windstar and Paul Gauguin are joining together to restore the shoreline, dunes, and wetland area.

Christine Duffy, CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, says the cruise industry is committed to its port communities.   

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SEATTLE REMAINS ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING CRUISE PORTS. IN 2011, THE CRUISE INDUSTRY GENERATED NEARLY 18,000 JOBS FOR WASHINGTON WORKERS – THAT’S 851 MILLION DOLLARS IN INCOME. WASHINGTON IS NUMBER SIX IN THE U.S. FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM THE CRUISE INDUSTRY. BUT, CRUISING IS MORE THAN A VACATION.  THE INDUSTRY ALSO MAKES A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. CRUISING BRINGS CULTURAL EXCHANGE, ECONOMIC SUPPORT AND A COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND THE WORLD.

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To learn more, visit www.cruiseforward.org

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