We’ve been tracking the journey of the Disney Dream, one of Disney Cruise Line’s two larger ships, as it had its 4 night cruise to the Bahamas re-routed and extended due to Hurricane Dorian. The ship is back at Port Canaveral this morning after making stops at Cozumel and Grand Cayman instead.
Yesterday the Disney Dream also swung by Castaway Cay to drop off supplies for the crew that rode out the storm in the island’s hurricane bunker and to be distributed in The Bahamas. Disney has committed to providing $1 million dollars worth of aid and supplies to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian.
Since Disney Cruise Line staff had not yet had a chance to verify the safety of the dock and shipping canal, the Disney Dream stopped just off shore to connect with a tender to offload supplies.
We wish the people of The Bahamas a swift and full recovery. If you want to help with the immediate needs of feeding the people of the devastated Abacos and Grand Bahama islands, we suggest supporting World Central Kitchen, a non-profit started by Chef Jose Andres, who recently opened a Jaleo restaurant in Disney Springs.
Thanks to Robert from Orlando Tourism Report for sharing his photos of yesterday’s supply drop with us.
Thank you for the update and the link to World Central Kitchen – they are doing amazing work!
One million dollars? Disney, I think you can do better than that!