While Carnival Cruise Line resumed service this week at most Bahamian ports of call, including the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty stopped in Freeport to offload dozens of pallets of relief supplies to assist Bahamas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Items included water, the most critical need, along with generators, chain saws, prepared meals and medical supplies. Working with Bahamian officials, the items will be distributed to areas affected by the storm.
Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged $2 million in funding and in-kind support for relief efforts. Relief shipments on cargo vessels started arriving last week. Carnival has also asked employees and guests to join the effort through online giving tools, as well as a donation program at its U.S. homeports, benefiting Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen.