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Cruise Lines Vow to Help Hurricane Ravaged Bahamas

Source: Our News Bahamas via New York Times

After hurricane Dorian unleashed utter devastation on the northern islands of the Bahamas, several cruise lines have vowed to provide assistance and aid to those affected.

Disney Cruise Line announced they would provide a $1 million donation to relief and recovery in the Bahamas.

“We all have watched with broken hearts as Hurricane Dorian brought devastation to the northern Bahamas,” the company announced on their blog. “We’re committed to helping them rebuild their homes, their communities and their livelihoods. And today, I’m proud to share with you that the Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, made a commitment of more than $1 million to help relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. This commitment includes a $1 million donation to non-profit relief agencies who will be undertaking recovery and rebuilding efforts, as well as the provision of supplies – including food staples and basic construction materials – to those in impacted areas.”

Royal Caribbean, who, along with Disney Cruise Line, own a private island in the Bahamas, has also pledged $1 million dollars to relief and recovery efforts.

“The Bahamas has been part of our family for nearly 5 decades. Our thoughts & support are with them during this difficult time,” Royal Caribbean shared via Twitter. “As part of our Dorian disaster relief efforts, we’re committing $1M to help them rebuild.”

According to CruiseFever, Carnival Cruise Line did not release an exact dollar amount in aid, but has vowed to “work with the Bahamian government as they determine the highest priorities for both the short term and long term.”


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