To mark International Volunteer Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and several of its member lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises, are joining together to help clean and beautify Miami’s North Shore Park for the continued enjoyment of locals and vacationers.
Employees from the participating cruise lines will also be joined by a number of the cruise industry’s local partners, including PortMiami, Waste Management, Intercruises and Hands On Miami. Together, they will be cleaning up the park – including planting and weeding local vegetation, restoring a pathway and repainting a fence around the perimeter of the park.
While this event will have more than 100 volunteers in attendance, it is also symbolic of how the cruise industry leads activities year-round where employees and vacationers give back to port communities around the globe. In 2013, the industry has provided thousands of volunteer hours at community events and programs worldwide.
The volunteer event is part of CLIA’s “Cruise Forward” initiative that highlights the economic benefits, community partnerships and environmental stewardship of cruising. This is just one of many ways in which the cruise industry gives back to its port communities in Florida and around the world.