Trump Asks Cruise Lines for Housing Assistance in the Bahamas

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked cruise lines to further help in the Bahamas by providing housing assistance in a post on Twitter. “The @USCG, @FEMA, and all others, along with other countries that have been helping, have been asked to move people in the badly hit sections of the Bahamas to other sections ofContinue reading “Trump Asks Cruise Lines for Housing Assistance in the Bahamas”

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Carnival Fascination returns to San Juan

San Juan has regained its homeported Carnival Cruise Line ship, five months after Hurricane Maria knocked the Carnival Fascination out of the market. The 2,056-passenger Fantasy-class ship was chartered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for use by relief workers in St. Croix for several months after the storm while Carnival repaired damage to its terminal inContinue reading “Carnival Fascination returns to San Juan”

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FEMA Carnival Charter Cost $74.7 Million

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) charter of the Carnival Fascination will cost the agency $74.7 million, according to the contract between FEMA and Carnival Corporation, which was obtained by Cruise Industry News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The ship was chartered to provide housing for relief staff in the United States Virgin Islands followingContinue reading “FEMA Carnival Charter Cost $74.7 Million”

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