The South Pacific island chain of Vanuatu was heavily damaged by a hurricane (called a cyclone there) over the weekend. News reports show severe devastation on all the islands
While the destination is not well-known to US cruisers, it is included on many itineraries from Australia and on transpacific cruises.
As the largest cruise operator in the Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific region, with the most calls to Vanuatu destinations, Carnival Australia is stepping up to the plate with an immediate $150,000 donation for relief.
The complete story appeared in the March 16 edition of Cruise News Daily.