Hurricane Dorian Update: Carnival Corp. Statement and Half Moon Cay

Hurricane Dorian Update: Carnival Corp. Statement and Half Moon Cay


Carnival Corporation’s President and CEO Arnold Donald posted the following statement regarding their support for the Bahamas:

On behalf of all of us at Carnival Corporation and our cruise line brands, let me begin by saying our thoughts and prayers go out to the great people of The Bahamas — our friends and partners for many years. It was very emotional seeing reports of Hurricane Dorian’s impact over the past couple days. Our hearts go out to those who have lost friends and loved ones, and whose homes and businesses have been destroyed or damaged.

Knowing and working over many years with so many Bahamians, we have long admired the strong spirit, determination and love of life they exhibit. We look forward to supporting their forthcoming hard work to rebuild, recover and again welcome tourists and cruise guests with open arms to their beautiful country.

To our friends in The Bahamas, please know you will not be alone in your effort. All of us at Carnival Corporation pledge to work with you. We have been and remain in constant contact with government officials as they determine the highest priorities for both the short term and long term.

In recent weeks, there have been questions about our commitment to two major projects on the islands of Grand Bahama and Half Moon Cay. We remain fully committed to those projects as part of the recovery and rebuilding process.

We know this is a difficult time. But we have no doubt that the unyielding spirit of the Bahamian people will overcome, recover, rebuild and be stronger and more resilient than ever.


We’ve been asked about the status of our private island, Half Moon Cay. There was some minor beach erosion that will be cleaned up but no structural damage, and the horses and stingrays are doing well. Holland America Line ships are scheduled to return to Half Moon Cay Oct. 21, 2019, beginning with Zuiderdam, so no changes in itineraries are needed. Our thoughts continue to be with the people in areas of The Bahamas that are most impacted by this storm.


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  1. Greg September 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    How about Carnival Ships. When will you open up for them if there is no structural damage ? I am scheduled to go here the firs wee of October !!!

  2. Sharon September 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    We are scheduled for a visit to half-moon Cay on the carnival magic September 15. Will carnival be ready to go there by then?

  3. Dory September 7, 2019 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Hi, we have a scheduled cruise on 9/14 going to Florida Keys and Bahamas and we have been wondering whether we are still cruising to the aforementioned destinations or if it will be re-routed? We have not received any information whether our itineraries remain the same or we are still scheduled for Florida Keys and Bahamas. If we are still set to cruise in Bahamas after hurricane Dorian, which ports in the Bahamas are we going then? People need to know and we need to know as well so we can plan ahead like excursions etc. and not be in the limbo of where we are going. Thank you!

  4. Laura Bonavico January 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers all the way..I am thinking of the great people of the Bahamas,My love prayers and hugs are with them always…

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