The aftermath of destruction in the Caribbean because of hurricane Irma cruise lines are imparting their enormous ships to the rescue effort, conveying provisions and picking up stranded tourists. Speaking from Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas, where the Miami based cruise line vacated its employees on a course isolated from the storm, president and CEO Michael Bayley told the Miami Herald Saturday that four ships will be dispatched for Irma relief efforts.
Norwegian Cruise Line located in Miami announced that one of the ships would be deployed to pick up the stranded tourists in the Caribbean. Many of the Royal Caribbean ships are sailing empty due to storm instigated calling off are totally replenished and staffed Bayley said. That capital will be utilized to help in relief efforts across ports in the Caribbean that were badly hit by Irma.
Bayley also said that it has been a matter of immense pride to be a part of Caribbean and South Florida communities. It has been a period of worry and anxiousness and at the end of the day we want to assist as much as we can.
The Majesty of the Seas which can accommodate 2,767 guests is sailing to St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to drop off water, ice, food and other ration. Bayley said that the ship will provide meals to first respondents prior to sailing with dislodged tourists to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the airport is functional so the travelers can catch flight home.