The association posted a save the date notice for Oct. 11-14 and said the gathering will feature one-to-one meetings, workshops and networking, with an expected 100 cruise executives from FCCA member lines.

Showcase for the country’s tourism product and ports

In addition, FCCA said this will be a chance for the Dominican Republic to showcase its offerings, including driving demand for developing a new cruise terminal in SamanĂ¡ and for the Sans Souci Terminal in Santo Domingo.

Recently, ground was broken for a new cruise port at Cabo Rojo in Pedernales on the southwest coast.

Cruise ships also call at Puerto Plata’s Taino Bay and at Carnival Corp. & plc’s nearby Amber Cove, at Isla Catalina, La Romana and Punta Cana.

Follows this month’s Puerto Rico summit

Earlier this month, FCCA hosted a cruise summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico.