Royal Caribbean Cruises recently dispatched its Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas ships to help with relief efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The ships have helped evacuate 1,700 people and have brought tens of thousands of supplies to hurricane victims. Now, the cruise line has cancelled its Adventure of the Seas cruise to help even more.
The ship is bringing much-needed water, food, and generators to ports in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. The ship holds 3,800 people and is taking evacuees, along with their pets, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Royal Caribbean Cruises is also committed to matching donations up to $1 million to help with hurricane relief efforts.
CEO Michael Bayley told the Miami Herald, “At the end of the day, we want to try to help as much as we can.”
Other cruise lines are helping as well. Carnival has already used 11 ships to bring supplies to the Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line is matching donations while rebuilding schools and infrastructure.
Watch the video to see how cruise lines are helping those in need.