Carnival Ecstasy has become the very first Carnival cruise ship to call at the private island destination of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.
Carnival Ecstasy Resumes Calls to Private Island
The Carnival Ecstasy has resumed sailings to Carnival’s private island in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay. Almost 2,200 guests from the Fantasy-class cruise ship enjoyed and fun-filled and relaxing day on the island.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“Carnival Cruise Line has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Bahamas for decades and by resuming these calls we are showcasing to our guests the incredible beauty of this destination while at the same time supporting the local economy.”
Carnival cruise ships will be making more than 200 calls in the Bahamas including Half Moon Cay, Princess Cruises private destination Princess Cays and the Nassau. Ships will also continue to deliver urgent supplies to at Freeport on the Hurricane hit Grand Bahama Island.
Half Moon Cay did not suffer from any major damage from Hurricane Dorian. However, after a Hurricane passes by it is important to take time to make an assessment of the island and to make sure there is no impact under the water which could damage vessels.
Parent company Carnival Corporation has partnered with Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen to make sure the residents of the Bahamas get much-needed aid after Hurricane Dorian devasted Grand Bahama Island and Abaco Island earlier in September 2019. $1 Million is being pledged for hurricane relief and another $1 million from the Arison family foundation.
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