Bahamas Gets Additional $2 Million Commitment from Norwegian Cruise Line

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Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas with a devastating blow. And the debris cleanup, rebuilding of infrastructure along with helping residents rebuild will require massive amounts of money.

Yesterday, Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd has promised to add an additional $2 million dollars to its Hope Starts Here Hurricane Relief campaign in association with All Hands and Hearts.

The private island Great Stirrup Cay sustained minimal beach erosion. It’s been restored with sand and will resume sending ships to the island. This is good news as tourism is important to the local economy, specifically the jobs that locals work to support themselves and their family.

Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. acknowledged the impact his company has on the local economy:

“We understand that tourism represents a significant portion of the Bahamas’ annual GDP and we are actively involved in helping our neighbors get back on their feet by returning to the islands and providing them with the supplies necessary to rebuild along with the needed economic support that tourism brings.”

Frank Del Rio, president & chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Erik Dyson, CEO of All Hands and Hearts, expressed his appreciation for the additional support from NCL:

“It is becoming ever more evident that the scale of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation on the Bahamas is unprecedented. As such, Norwegian’s generous commitment of $2 million is critical to support our efforts to come early and stay late to help those in need.”

Erik Dyson, CEO All Hands and Hearts

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Link to NCL official press release.

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