Following Hurricane Dorian, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will resume its regular calls to the Bahamas, opening its 41 scheduled port of calls to Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays for the remainder of September. Additionally, the company will continue to work with its partners to deliver relief to the people of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.
According to the cruise line, Bahamian officials have expressed appreciation for the support Carnival and its employees and guests have provided but also stressed that the other parts of the Bahamas are open for business and stand ready to welcome guests.
Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged $2 million in funding for hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. Relief shipments on cargo vessels started arriving last week on Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty, who will continue to drop off supplies to Freeport on September 12 and September 13, with more deliveries expected in the future.
Carnival has also asked employees and guests to join the relief effort through online giving tools to restore the Bahamian destination. Additionally, the cruise line began a donation program at its U.S. homeports for guests boarding their cruise ships. Organizations supported by these online efforts include Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen.
For more information on relief efforts, visit www.donate.wck.org.
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