Two Carnival cruise ships will be heading to the Hurricane hit Bahamas next week to deliver food and water and more urgent supplies.
Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty to Deliver Supplies
Cruise lines are stepping up in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian which ripped through Grand Bahama Island and Abaco island. Carnival Cruise Line will be sending two cruise ships next week to distribute urgently needed food and water along with other relief supplies.
Carnival Pride will be the first ship in the fleet to depart for Freeport on Grand Bahama Island during its seven-day cruise from Baltimore, Maryland on September 8. Carnival Liberty will follow on its four-day cruise from Port Canaveral which departs on September 9.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“The Bahamian people are resilient with an unwavering spirit and Carnival and its employees are fully committed to helping residents rebuild and recover in the aftermath of the storm.”
“The devastation of the Bahamas is truly tragic and heartbreaking and we are keeping them in our thoughts as we continue to offer our support and assistance.”
As the popular cruise port in Freeport is currently closed the Carnival ships will likely have to tender just off the coast and use their lifeboats to transport the supplies to the island.
It’s all hands on deck for the major cruise lines and even smaller ones with Hurricane relief funds and cruise ships delivering supplies to the islands which have been completely devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Here is the list of cruise ships which have already dropped off supplies to the hard-hit region:
- Disney Dream (Disney Cruise Lines)
- Norwegian Breakaway (Norwegian Cruise Line)
- Empress of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
- Grand Celebration (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line)
Carnival and its sister cruise lines have also joined with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation to pledge $2 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. The cruise line will continue to work with partners and programs so crew and guests can donate and help the residents of the Bahamas.
So far, Royal Caribbean Ltd, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Corp, MSC Cruises and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line are all working on helping the Bahamas.