Protesters Force Second Royal Caribbean Ship To Cancel Labadee

Navigator of the Seas
Photo By: Roman Hofer (Creative Commons)

Local protesters in Labadee, Haiti have forced Royal Caribbean to cancel a second port of call to the cruise port. The Royal Caribbean Blog reports that Navigator of the Seas was scheduled to call at Labadee on January 21 but the cruise line decided to cancel the call.

This is now the second Royal Caribbean ship to cancel Labadee in 1 week due to local protesters on boats. Freedom of the Seas also cancelled its call at the destination. Even though the protests are not violent, Royal Caribbean does not want its guests to not enjoy their visit. Until the protests are resolved  more cruise ship calls could be at threat.

Vision of the Seas will call at Labadee on Sunday, January 24. It’s not yet clear if the ship still sail to the port. The 142,000 gross ton Navigator of the Seas is on a 6-night western Caribbean cruise which is scheduled back in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 24. Labadee, Haiti was the last port of call on the itinerary.