Carnival Cruise Line To House Ida Cleanup Workers


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Carnival Cruise Line's Glory ship will be used to house those helping out with Hurricane Ida cleanup in New Orleans.

The company announced a deal today with FEMA and the city of New Orleans to give shelter to police, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital workers. Utility crews will also stay on the ship.

“While we want to provide the city of New Orleans with an economic boost by restarting guest operations, we want to first provide this critical housing support to address emergency needs and to get power restored to the region,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We appreciate the understanding of our guests, who we know love New Orleans as much as we do.”

Carnival is not expected to start weekly Caribbean cruises until September 19.

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