Bahamas Paradise Cancels More Sailings, Continues Bahamas Aid
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Bahamas Paradise continues to deliver critical supplies to Grand Bahama Island.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of three more sailings as it continues to support humanitarian relief efforts in the Bahamas.
The line deployed its shipGrand Celebrationon two post-Hurricane Dorian humanitarian sailings to Grand Bahama Island. As the first cruise line to dock in Freeport after the storm, the ship delivered more than 700,000 pounds of critical supplies along with more than 600 first responders and volunteers.
This included preparing more than 10,000 boxed lunches that were delivered to local shelters, homes, and neighbourhoods by volunteers; taking 10 pallets of water and 10 generators to RAND Memorial Hospital; helping rebuild homes, a children’s orphanage and a fire station; hosting thousands of residents of Grand Bahama Island for two family-friendly movie nights; and even delivering a baby out in the field.
The line has cancelled more sailings as it continues to focus on relief work. Saturday’s (21SEPT) departure was cancelled, as are sailings previously scheduled for today (23SEPT) and Wednesday (25SEPT).
“We are working closely with the Bahamian government and our partners to determine the best course of action, mapping out how we can continue to help our neighbours on Grand Bahama Island while also identifying the best time to return with guests, ensuring the island is ready to accept leisure travellers,” the line said in a statement.
“We remain open for future bookings and will protect travel agent commissions. We are committed to returning to Grand Bahama Island as soon as we can.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.