Adventure of the Seas in St. Thomas
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Royal Caribbean is mobilizing cruise ships to Caribbean islands which have been badly hit by Hurricane Irma.

Royal Caribbean is mobilizing cruise ships to popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean which have been hit badly by Hurricane Irma. The cruise line isn’t just sending ships but also much-needed supplies to help people in need in St. Thomas and St. Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean.

Read the details of the humanitarian below:

We are mobilizing ships and supplies to help people in need. 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.

Presently, Adventure of the Seas will make a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday and Majesty of the Seas will make humanitarian calls in St. Thomas and St. Maarten to provide supplies and also assist in transporting evacuees in St. Maarten to safety. Additionally, we have Empress of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas ready to assist Key West and Tampa once the impact of the storm is known.

Royal Caribbean is sending Adventure of the Seas to St. Maarten and the 3,100 passenger vessel will arrive there on Sunday. The 2,300 passenger Majesty of the Seas is being dispatched to St. Thomas and St. Maarten. The ship will also be involved in evacuating people from St. Maarten in addition to providing supplies.

Another two Royal Caribbean cruise ships are on standby to help assist in Key West and Tampa once the impact of Hurricane Irma is known. That’s a total of four cruise ships Royal Caribbean is providing.

Norwegian Cruise Line is also involved in relief efforts with Norwegian Sky to St. Thomas to help evacuate stranded tourists. The NCL ship will arrive there on Monday.