Cruise Industry Volunteer Event Supports Habitat for Humanity

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Christine Duffy, CEO, Cruise Lines International Association

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To mark the National Day of Service, Cruise Lines International Association will host a day of volunteering.  Employees from three cruise lines – Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises – will take a day out of the office to join Habitat for Humanity to help build a house for a veteran in Southern California.  They will help with the framing, insulation and construction of a new house in Sylmar.

Christine Duffy, CEO of the association, says this is one of many ways the cruise industry contributes to port communities in California.

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THE CRUISE INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE IN CALIFORNIA, WITH MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND CRUISERS EMBARKING FROM CALIFORNIA PORTS IN 2012.  THE CRUISE INDUSTRY GENERATED NEARLY 43,000 JOBS FOR CALIFORNIA WORKERS LAST YEAR, AND CONTRIBUTED OVER 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS IN DIRECT SPENDING.  CRUISING ALSO MAKES A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE THROUGH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR “CRUISE FORWARD” INITIATIVE.

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To learn more, visit www.cruiseforward.org.

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