Residents of this island of 50,000 people have met total devastation with strength and resilience.
The Trump administration has refused to provide temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled to the U.S. after Hurricane Dorian.
Rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after the disaster that killed at least 43 people.
Six people and more than 150 cats and dogs survived after a "raging river" of water overwhelmed the Humane Society of Grand Bahama.
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis called it an "hour of darkness" for the Bahamas.
The 1,900-passenger Grand Celebration ship will embark on a humanitarian journey after the hurricane devastated the islands.
The hurricane hit Abaco on Sunday and then hovered over Grand Bahama for a day and a half.
More than 600 police officers and marines fanned out across the Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian made landfall, to reach stranded victims.
At least seven people have died and 21 are injured as the now Category 3 hurricane continues flooding the Bahamas.
“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said of the Category 4 storm.