Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! We wanted to take this time and reflect on the New Year and Martin Luther Kings way of thinking. He believes in making sure you are always doing what you can to help others and that you are finding a way to make a difference in the world. So in that spirit we will be looking at each brand of cruising and what difference they make in the community. We are going to do this for two reasons: So you know where your money is going and what it will be supporting, and so that you can see what difference your favorite cruise line is doing in your community and hope that it inspires you to get involved in your own community.
The first we will look at is Carnival Cruise Lines! Carnival helps out in many ways, so we will just name a few... Since Carnivals main headquarters are in Florida, many of the foundations are based here, but they do also help out in worldwide efforts. They have given out over 180 scholarships totaling over $2.1 million dollars. A couple of other programs include The Nature Conservancy, Create Common Good, Edge4Vets, Carnival Kids Program, HEAT Academy, Jackson Memorial Foundation, Miami Children's Museum, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality, and the largest program they have, Groove for St. Jude. They have raised $8 million dollars and are on track to save even more! What an awesome company doing awesome things!! #carnivalcruiselines #makeadifference