Support for The Bahamas

We care deeply about the communities we sail to — that’s why Carnival is supporting our neighbors in The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are donating $2 million to relief efforts, and our work is well underway.

  • For starters, we’ve partnered with two organizations that are at the forefront of the relief efforts, Direct Relief and World Central Kitchen. We’re proud to support the great work they’re doing on the ground in The Bahamas.
  • Carnival’s efforts include a partnership with Tropical Shipping to collect food and supplies from our home base of South Florida and deliver them to the people of The Bahamas. Tropical Shipping coordinates with The Bahamian government’s emergency management agency to get assistance straight to the people who need it most.
  • We’re proud to get directly involved, too. Two of our ships that cruise The Bahamas, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Pride, are making special visits to Freeport to deliver some much-needed relief supplies.
  • We’re also asking Carnival guests to help! Our generous guests donated nearly $100,000 in the first weekend alone through donations to relief efforts using their onboard Sail & Sign® account.

We want to take a second to spotlight our on-the-ground partners… and tell you how you can support them. We’re so proud of the work they do!


Direct Relief is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that responds to natural disasters and other emergency situations by rushing critical medicines and medical supplies to those affected. Direct Relief is delivering medical aid to The Bahamas, including first-aid supplies and vital medications.


World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef José Andrés, serves freshly-prepared meals in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters across the globe. WCK is on the ground bringing meals to Abaco from its kitchen 80 miles away in Nassau. It’s setting up kitchens in Abaco, along with at least one kitchen in Grand Bahama to serve the many families who have lost everything.

Thank you in advance for your support. It is gratifying to see our company, our employees and our guests all working together to support the great people of The Bahamas.