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Norwegian Cruise Line Donates Over $2 Million in Humanitarian Relief

Norwegian Cruise Line has donated over $2 million in humanitarian relief worldwide to support various community organizations worldwide.

Over the course of 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line has continued to work with domestic and international organizations in the destinations it visits to provide much needed aid including water and non-perishable and canned goods. The cruise line’s latest donation efforts, carried out during April’s current Global Volunteer Month delivered 10 pallets of responsibly packaged, plant-based cartons of JUST Water to benefit the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.

“At Norwegian Cruise Line, people are at the heart of everything we do, from our guests and travel partners to our nearly 30,000 shoreside and onboard team members worldwide,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Although we did not sail for the majority of last year, we remained committed to the people that sail aboard and operate our ships as well as the people in the wonderful destinations we visit. In addition to managing through the global pandemic, many of them were affected by natural disasters and food insecurity, and I’m proud that our organization was able to rally and provide much needed support to directly make a difference.”

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By the end of 2021, Norwegian Cruise Line will have donated more than $1.2 million in nonperishable food and water to Feeding America’s local Miami food bank Feeding South Florida.

“JUST was honored to work with Norwegian Cruise Line on multiple occasions in recent months to distribute water to those who need it,” said Kara Rubin, vice president of brand & product strategy at JUST Goods, Inc. “Both JUST and NCL are committed to our communities and to sustainability. We’re proud to be able to work together to continue that support, especially during such a challenging period.”

“We are grateful for community partners like Norwegian Cruise Line, which provided over 800,000 pounds (362,874 kilograms) of healthy and nutritious food to individuals and families in South Florida,” said Sari Vatske, executive vice president of Feeding South Florida. “Currently, one in six South Floridians don’t know where they will get their next meal. Donations like this help Feeding South Florida meet the increased demand for access to nutritious foods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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