Brave Royal Carribean Cruise Ship Docks at Haitian Port


Everyone is doing everything they can to help Haiti-including Royal Caribbean cruises, who did not cancel two of their cruise ships planned dockings on the northern-most shore of Haiti. “In the end, Labadee is critical to Haiti’s recovery; hundreds of people rely on Labadee for their livelihood,” said the company’s VP. Writes the Guardian: “The decision to go ahead with the visit has divided passengers. The ships carry some food aid, and the cruise line has pledged to donate all proceeds from the visit to help stricken Haitians. But many passengers will stay aboard when they dock; one said he was ‘sickened.’” Said another cruise passenger: “It was hard enough to sit and eat a picnic lunch at Labadee before the quake, knowing how many Haitians were starving. I can’t imagine having to choke down a burger there now.’’