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Carnival Cruise Line Pledges Support to the Bahamas

Carnival Corporation and Carnival Cruise Line have pledged to support the Bahamas following the damage that was caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Carnival Corporation’s CEO Arnold Donald posted the following statement regarding their support for the Bahamas:

On behalf of all of us at Carnival Corporation and our cruise line brands, let me begin by saying our thoughts and prayers go out to the great people of The Bahamas — our friends and partners for many years. It was very emotional seeing reports of Hurricane Dorian’s impact over the past couple days. Our hearts go out to those who have lost friends and loved ones, and whose homes and businesses have been destroyed or damaged.

Knowing and working over many years with so many Bahamians, we have long admired the strong spirit, determination and love of life they exhibit. We look forward to supporting their forthcoming hard work to rebuild, recover and again welcome tourists and cruise guests with open arms to their beautiful country.

To our friends in The Bahamas, please know you will not be alone in your effort. All of us at Carnival Corporation pledge to work with you. We have been and remain in constant contact with government officials as they determine the highest priorities for both the short term and long term.

In recent weeks, there have been questions about our commitment to two major projects on the islands of Grand Bahama and Half Moon Cay. We remain fully committed to those projects as part of the recovery and rebuilding process.

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We know this is a difficult time. But we have no doubt that the unyielding spirit of the Bahamian people will overcome, recover, rebuild and be stronger and more resilient than ever.”

Carnival Cruise Line’s President Christine Duffy also gave a statement regarding the cruise line’s support for the islands: “Our hearts go out to our Bahamian family at this difficult time. We have been in close communication with government officials throughout the weekend and stand ready to provide humanitarian and economic assistance. Our focus will be on the priorities as established by government and emergency relief officials.”

Duffy said Carnival Cruise Line remains fully committed to its announced Grand Bahama port development project, which will be an important part of rebuilding the island of Grand Bahama.

She also said that Carnival cruise ships will be calling on all of its Bahamian ports, including both Nassau and Freeport, just as soon as they are ready to receive guests. Carnival is also assessing how to help the Grand Bahama shipyard and its employees, as well as our tour operators who support travel and tourism.

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  1. Carnival and any cruise line that goes to the Bahamas need to put ships in port to support the people who lost their homes while they rebuild . Carnival has made A LOT of money off the Bahamas. It’s time to give back.

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