Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line helping Irma victims, first responders

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Bahamas Paradise decided to keep a ship docked in the Port of Palm Beach through Saturday morning due to the number of situations people are dealing with in local communities.

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 cruise line said. 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,” CEO Oneil Khosa said. “We very much feel part of the community and want to lend a hand.”

Bahamas Paradise 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.

The cruise line is expected to resume normal operations with the 2-night Bahamas cruise by Saturday afternoon.

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