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Travel Royal Caribbean Dispatches Two Ships For Humanitarian Efforts

23:05  16 february  2020
23:05  16 february  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Royal Caribbean International announced on Saturday afternoon that it was sending ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in a bid to not only provide supplies, but transport evacuees following Hurricane Irma. The Adventure of the Seas will make a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday

Royal Caribbean also has two cruise ships on standby to assist Key West, Tampa and other locations if they need assistance. In coordination with the US and local governments we are dispatching ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten and stand ready to assist Key West, Tampa and other locations.

Royal Caribbean is making some humanitarian efforts to help those affected in disaster-stricken areas.

a small boat in a body of water: Spectrum of the Seas© photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas

The cruise line is sending its Spectrum of the Seas ship to Australia and its Celebrity Millennium to the west coast for special cruises for first responders.

"When things go wrong, this is a company that wants to find a way to help," Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said in a statement. "At Royal Caribbean, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to use our ships in a positive way during difficult times."

For starters, Royal Caribbean will send 1 million N-95 protective masks to China for government distribution into areas affected by the coronavirus. The outbreak has sickened more than 66,000 people and killed more than 1,500.

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– Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "The women and men of Celebrity were keen to have this opportunity to give back, even though. Bayley noted that Royal Caribbean also plans to send a ship to China to provide complimentary cruises for first responders there who have aided in the efforts to

Royal Caribbean International announced on Saturday afternoon that it was sending ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in a bid to not only provide supplies, but transport evacuees following Hurricane Irma. The Adventure of the Seas will make a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday

"We admire the all-out efforts of the Chinese government and people to address this crisis, and we want to bring our resources to bear to help their efforts," Fain said.

Spectrum of the Seas will travel to Australia and be deployed on complimentary cruises sailing from Sydney in support of Australia's first responder community, who worked tirelessly over many weeks of the brush fire crisis that consumed millions of acres – and killed thousands of animals – earlier this year.

"We are in a fortunate position to offer these brave and selfless members of the Australian community the opportunity to join us for a few days and let them relax and unwind in the company of other volunteers and first responders," said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. "By welcoming and accommodating them aboard Spectrum of the Seas, we hope to recognize their contribution and offer them our hospitality."

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Yesterday we reported that Royal Caribbean had canceled one sailing so the ship can be used on a humanitarian mission in the Caribbean due to damage. The cruise line is now doubling their efforts and has canceled a cruise on a second ship so they can send two ships to help out in the efforts in

Royal Caribbean International was expected to dispatch some of its cruise ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in a bid to not only provide supplies but transport evacuees following the passage of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean .

Celebrity Millennium is repositioning to the west coast and will offer a series of "Cruising for Heroes" sailings in support of California firefighters, other first responders, and veterans throughout March and April. A variety of three-, four- and five-night sailings have been added to the brand's offerings to travel the Pacific Coast. The sailings will leave from Los Angeles and details will be announced soon.

"The women and men of Celebrity were keen to have this opportunity to give back, even though this repositioning presented a challenging timeline," Fain said. "We know the hard work and sacrifice of those who have been keeping Californians safe, and it feels good to be able to say 'thank you.'"

And when circumstances improve, Royal Caribbean International will dedicate a ship in China to a series of complimentary sailings to thank first responders and medical personnel for their heroic efforts to defeat the virus.

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Royal Caribbean ’s September 30 sailing of Adventure of the Seas has been cancelled to devote the 3,114-passenger cruise ship to hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean . Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was devastated by the "catastrophic" and “life-threatening” winds of Hurricane Maria

Ships from Royal Caribbean 's fleet are being mobilized and filled with supplies to “help out with the efforts as best as we can,” said Bayley. On Sunday, the ship Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Martin, escorted by the Dutch navy. “We were able to tie up, and we landed

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