Free Hot Meals Being Offered To First Responders Free

The Port of Palm Beach was cleared on Wednesday, September 13 by USCG for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s MV Grand Celebration to return. The cruise line is expected to resume normal cruise operations with the 2-night Bahamas cruise of Saturday, September 16.

Due to the number of situations people are dealing with in our local communities, Bahamas Paradise has decided to keep the ship docked through Saturday morning in the Port of Palm Beach. For Thursday and Friday, the cruise line is opening its doors to those individuals and families who have experienced hardship as a result of the storm, including damage to their homes and a loss of power.

The ship will offer cabin accommodations, meals and on-board services.

“As we all work through issues related to the storm, we wanted to offer our ship to local residents for some relief in this time of need now that we’re able to return to port,” said Oneil Khosa, CEO of the cruise line. “We very much feel part of the community and want to lend a hand.”

The cruise line will charge a modest all-in fee of $39 a person per night for onboard accommodations and all meals. First responders are being offered free hot meals at no cost. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the overnight stay program should call 800-611-4242 to reserve a cabin or stop by the cruise terminal check-in desks in the Port of Palm Beach.