Carnival Cruise Line will be sending two cruise ships with supplies to the Bahamas next week to support residents affected by Hurricane Dorian.
The Carnival ships will make stops in Freeport to distribute food, water, and relief supplies.
The stops at Freeport to deliver supplies will be part of Carnival Pride’s seven-day cruise from Baltimore departing September 8 and Carnival Liberty’s four-day cruise from Port Canaveral departing September 9.
These efforts are in addition to supplies being transported to the Bahamas via the already announced agreement with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency to deliver items donated by residents of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. A container ship with the first shipment of supplies departed for Freeport this evening.
Additionally, Carnival Corporation’s philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, and its nine global cruise line brands together with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, have pledged to donate $2 million in funding and in-kind support for hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas.
Carnival has also asked employees and guests to join the effort through online giving tools, and over the next few days, will ramp up a donation program at its U.S. homeports as guests board their cruises. Organizations supported by these online efforts include Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen.