Cruise lines pitch in
CRUISE lines have thrown their weight behind helping those affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, multiple ships were dedicated to aiding the relief efforts and lines have since committed to further support.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) revealed a partnership with disaster relief organisation All Hands Volunteers ( pictured), setting a goal to raise US$2.5m for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program.
Carnival Cruise Line has embarked on a mission to bring critical supplies to affected Caribbean islands, with Carnival An gua recently dropping off pallets of water, food and other items to be delivered to Barbuda.
The line also donated 100% of proceeds from two sold out shows by Chris Tucker on board
Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze to assistance efforts. Carnival Corp, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged up to US$10 million in funding.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has cancelled a 30 Sep cruise on
Adventure of the Seas so the ship can be used for evacuation and humanitarian efforts.