As islands across the Caribbean clean up and begin to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, you may be wondering what you can do to support the region. We have been in touch with our friends and business partners from Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Barts, Tortola, and Dominica and they have all said the same thing, “we will rebuild.” Their resilience is an inspiration as many are already working hard to return their islands to their radiance and charm. Now it’s our turn give them a well-deserved helping hand.
During this time of great need, we have banded together to contribute to the recovery of the region. We have joined forces with our sister companies to raise at least $ 2.5 million on behalf of All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit relief organization dedicated to rebuilding communities impacted by natural disasters. The funds will be used toward rebuilding damaged schools across the Caribbean and we have committed to matching up to $ 1.25 million of our guests’ donations made to All Hands Volunteers through our Hope Starts Here program.
Hope Starts Here Voyages
Thankfully, many Caribbean islands have been spared severe damage and can help bolster tourism in the islands, which as you know, is a vital economic lifeline for millions across the region. Between now and November 15th, when you book any of the thirteen voyages below that are part of our Hope Starts Here program, we will make a donation of $ 500 per stateroom to All Hands Volunteers and also will provide you with an additional savings of $ 500 off of your veranda stateroom fare. The $ 500 donation will go toward our goal of matching $ 1.25 million of our guests’ donations, and meeting or exceeding our $ 2.5 million goal. You can rest assured that your generous donation will be making an impact locally in the areas hit the hardest.
Some of our Caribbean itineraries have been revised due to the impact, while we have been able to preserve the majority of our calls. Puerto Rico and St. Maarten were the hardest hit and will need ample time to recover – we’ve replaced them with calls in Punta Cana and Basseterre for the season. Our partners in the islands are resilient and are rebuilding quickly – St. Barts, Martinique, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts, Key West, and the balance of the Caribbean are open to travelers and are eager to showcase their hospitality – and thanks.
Visit OceaniaCruises.com/HopeStartsHere for more information on how you can help those in need.
Hope Starts Here Voyages
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