Norwegian Cruise Line is providing urgent supplies to the Bahamas and the cruise line announced $1 million towards Hurricane relief.
Norwegian Breakaway Sending Supplies
Following in the footsteps of Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney is Norwegian Cruise Line with a minimum $1 million of funds towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. The cruise line is relaunching the “Hope Starts Here” campaign which is in partnership with All Hands and Hearts to get the much-needed funds into the devastated islands of the Bahamas.
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The cruise line is kicking things off today with the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship departing Miami, Florida full of urgent supplies. The large vessel will be carrying items donated by NCL employees along with items collected by the City of Miami, Baptist Health South Florida, the 305 Gives Back foundation and other Miami-based organizations.
The NCL cruise ship will be dropping off supplies at its own private island Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and further south of the hard-hit Grand Bahama Island. Supplies will also be provided when the ship sails to Nassau, Great Harbour Cay which is the capital of the Bahamas and a central hub for Hurricane relief efforts.
Cruise lines have been rallying for the Bahamas with Carnival pledging $2 million including from the Arison family foundation, Royal Caribbean committing a $1 million and Disney also providing over $1 million towards rebuilding ad support the Bahamas.
No cruise ships have yet sailed to the popular cruise port at Freeport Harbor on the devastated Grand Baham Island. It is likely the damage is still being assessed but hopefully, ships will be able to start ofloading aid as we learn more about the condition of the cruise port.