Adventure of the Seas Cancels September 30 Cruise For a Mercy Mission to the Caribbean

Sep 27, 2017

Royal Caribbean announced the Sept. 30 voyage of the cruise ship Adventure of the Seas, scheduled to depart from San Juan, is canceled. Instead, the vessel will depart on a mercy mission to bring supplies generators, medical aid and evacuate people from San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Adventure of the Seas is scheduled to sail from St. Croix on Friday, September 29, accommodating up to 750 passengers from St. Croix, and will leave St. Thomas on Saturday, September 30, with up to 200 passengers from St. John and 50 from St. Thomas. The voyage will end in Fort Lauderdale approximately two days after departing St. Thomas. Priority for passage will be given to high-risk pregnant women, the elderly and those with urgent medical needs.

Adventure of the Seas will be carrying evacuees to Ft. Lauderdale before returning to San Juan on October 6 to prepare for the October 7 voyage.

Royal Caribbean has sent the following info to the travel agents “We are reaching out to you with important information about an upcoming Adventure of the Seas sailing. Due to the severe impact of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean, we have altered your client's cruise schedule for Saturday, October 7… We are sorry for the impact that this storm has had on your client’s vacation, and appreciate your patience as we work through this.”

rccl mission puerto rico

Today, after the arrival of Adventure of the Seas in San Juan, Royal Caribbean released the following message with photos of the humanitarian mission:"The Caribbean is our home, and we’re doing everything we can to help impacted islands get back on their feet. Today, Adventure of the Seas arrived in San Juan with medical teams, relief supplies, and 500 generators to help our friends in Puerto Rico. From there, Adventure will head to St. Thomas and St. Croix to drop off much-needed supplies. With the assistance of local government, Adventure will also pick up almost 3,000 evacuees from these islands, including families of our employees, and bring them back to Fort Lauderdale. Our work isn’t done here. We’re matching up $1 million for every donation we receive. For more info on how you can get involved, visit the following link here"

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