MIAMI, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it has an agreement with the town of New Orleans and the Federal Crisis Administration Agency (FEMA) to offer Carnival Glory for initially responders housing by means of Sept. 18.

Connected to this announcement, Carnival will cancel Glory’s cruise scheduled to depart on Sept. 12 and will plan to restart its visitor functions with Carnival Glory from New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 19. Carnival had currently cancelled the Sept. 5 departure for Carnival Glory.

Carnival Glory arrived at the Port of New Orleans on Friday and underwent a needed U.S. Coastline Guard inspection.  The ship commenced provisioning food items, h2o and elements to put together for up to 2,600 healthcare facility workers, initially responders, city and utility personnel and other emergency staff to be part of the ship.  The ship will keep in port and serve as emergency housing for frontline employees straight included in the city’s infrastructure recovery and healthcare requirements.

“When we want to provide the town of New Orleans with an financial increase by restarting visitor operations, we want to 1st provide this crucial housing assistance to deal with crisis demands and to get electricity restored to the location,” mentioned Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “We recognize the comprehending of our attendees, who we know love New Orleans as a great deal as we do.”

Added Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO Port NOLA and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.  “Port NOLA appreciates Carnival’s deployment of Carnival Glory to New Orleans. Her berths will accommodate the hardworking very first responders and crucial personnel doing the job on storm recovery efforts in our area.  Port NOLA, our Federal, condition, and regional husband or wife organizations all assist those who are speedily restoring crucial infrastructure in the metropolis and aiding to get cargo going once again.”  

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