NCL Gives Back to St. Thomas

Earlier today, NCL announced "Acting as a responsible corporate citizen and supporting the destinations that our ships operate in is a core value of Norwegian Cruise Line. In the wake of this devastating storm, we will be deploying Norwegian Sky from her current position off the coast of Cancun to St. Thomas to assist in humanitarian efforts coordinated by the local government."  For those that gripe about being nickle-and-dimed on NCL take note, this is a laudable step by NCL to give back to one of the ports on which they rely for their business.  Kudos to NCL - well done! Happy

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Sounds wonderful.  Hope they are able to do as much as possible for the Island.

I think all the cruise lines should get in on this. They get the largest amount of income from the area and they should give back. I think their accountants will check to see if there is a tax break in there somewhere.

I suspect others will follow suit

I think the cruiselines will follow suit in order to get the ports ready for more tourists to visit. People may be cancelling future cruises where the islands have been damaged, plus the number of cruises already cancelled or rerouted will hit the cruiselines in the pocket book too. 

That's cool and I hope other lines follow their lead. 

Norwegian and Royal both have ships enroute to the VI!

Carnival has ships bringing supplies etc to the islands too.

Royal Caribbean is matching contributions on their website ... 

As we hear more info on how our cruise lines are helping, let's post it here ...

From John Heald at Carnival :

We are scheduled to deliver supplies to St. Kitts later this week via Carnival Fascination which is homeported in San Juan.  

We have a delivery of supplies scheduled to arrive soon in Grand Turk

We are communicating with officials in many of the Caribbean islands and working on a plan to begin delivering supplies on both an immediate and sustained, longer-term basis. 

These deliveries will be worked into ships’ cruise itineraries as part of our ongoing operations. 

And, of course we await news of the impact that Irma will have on Florida so we can assess the damage and provide support as needed to ports and communities.

Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, has sent a letter to the leaders of multiple Caribbean islands to ask them to advise what kind of support from Carnival Corporation would be most valuable.

Our corporate foundation is also beginning the work of evaluating the best channels for potential monetary support in the Caribbean as well as Florida (once the storm passes through the state).

I just wanted to share this with you all. The places that have been in Irma's path of destruction are part of our Carnival family and we will do all we can for them.

I kindly ask that you share this with someone 

#carnivalfamily

Good to hear. 

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