Carnival Corp. said that its brands have resumed regular
sailings to the Bahamas for the first time since Hurricane Dorian struck on
The company's private islands, Princess Cays and Half Moon
Cay, have resumed taking ship calls and Carnival's three largest North American
brands -- Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line --
together are projected to make over 250 sailings to the Bahamas through the end
Carnival Cruise Line alone will make an estimated 204 calls
through the remainder of the year, visiting Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Princess
Cays on eight of its ships.
Princess will return to with the Crown Princess' arrival on
October 9, and Holland America resumes Bahamas calls beginning Oct. 21, when
the Zuiderdam arrives at Half Moon Cay.
Two Carnival ships -- Carnival Liberty and Carnival Pride --
have made stops this week in Freeport to deliver relief supplies to assist
residents, including dozens of pallets of water, generators, chain saws,
prepared meals and medical supplies.
Carnival Corp. chief communications officer Roger Frizzell
said, "It is important to spread the word that much of the country had no
or little impact and is open for business."