#Bahamas, September 6, 2019 – Tourism partners have in the past three days stepped forward with announcements of millions of dollars in relief and money for The Bahamas, as the country begins the hefty work of rebuilding following a deadly encounter with Hurricane Dorian.
Help is coming from around and includes tourism partners like Sandals Resorts International’s Sandals Foundation; Disney Cruises; Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival announced a donation of $2 million and said they are considering how they will be able to assist the Grand Bahama Shipyard and its staff. Carnival said once the ports are ready to accept them, their ships will go in.
Add to this major support, the largest single donation so far, Carnival Cruise Line explained that it has partners with Tropical Shipping to get food and supplies donated by South Floridians into The Bahamas.
The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency is to guide this tremendous gift.
Royal Caribbean tweeted that its relationship with The Bahamas spans five decades and their donation will be in the form of building supplies directly to hurricane victims, food and water and $1 million to help The Bahamas Government rebuild.
Additionally, a gift of $100,000 to Freeport is pledged by ITM, Royal Caribbean’s partner in developing the Grand Lucayan Resort. RCL is one of the islands newest investors and the company announced that it remains committed to its plans for Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Royal Caribbean is also loading up supplies like water, generators and cleaning supplies which are all Bahamas-bound.