Royal Caribbean has set up a relief fund starting with $1 Million to help in the recovery efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.
Royal Caribbean Commits $1 Million
Royal Caribbean has announced a $1 million relief fund for the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ripped through Abaco Island and Grand Bahama Island causing a huge amount of devastation.
The disaster relief has been set up in partnership with a $100,000 donation from ITM which is involved in the Holistica joint venture that is developing the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport.
Royal Caribbean stated:
The Bahamas has always been more than a destination for Royal Caribbean and our guests. For more than half a century, we’ve made many friends and many memories. The Bahamas is also home to more than 500 of our colleagues who work at Perfect Day at CocoCay and the Grand Bahama Shipyard.
So in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamian people are in our thoughts and prayers. And we’re rolling up our sleeves to help our friends, and inviting our guests to help.
Royal Caribbean is also working with the Bahamas Government, non-profit partner, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), Bahamas Feeding Network and many more to make sure supplies and the funds will help the people on the Hurricane hit islands.
The Miami-based cruise line is loading cruise ships with urgent supplies including towels, generators, water cleaning supplies, clean sheets and more which will then be offloaded in the Bahamas. Crew members from the Bahamas working on Royal Caribbean ships are also being provided help and support. A trained “Go” team of volunteers are also on their way to assist in the relief efforts.
Royal Caribbean will be matching every dollar of the donation from guests and crew which will increase the fun even further. If you would like to donate click over to the official page.
Carnival Cruise Line which is one of the leading cruise lines operating in the Bahamas has also pledged to help and support the rebuilding of the Hurricane hit areas of the Bahamas. You can read those details right here.