Yesterday I came upon an article in the Guardian entitled “Cruise ships still find a Haitian berth” which describes the 4,370 passenger ship Independence of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International, docking at the private resort of Labadee in Haiti. Labadee is approximately 60 miles from the devastated city of Port-au-Prince.
Royal Caribbean International plans to provide $1 million towards the humanitarian relief efforts in Port-au-Prince. Part of Royal Caribbean International’s statement on the situation in Haiti states the following “in addition to continuing our visitation to Haiti, and the revenue it brings to the country, 100% of the company’s net revenue from the destination will be contributed to the relief effort. Guests will also have the ability to make donations to the Food for the Poor’s Haiti Relief Fund through their onboard accounts fleetwide.
You can link to the Guardian article here and you can link to the Royal Caribbean International webpage describing their efforts in support of Haiti here.
I’m curious what IHEC Blog readers think about this?
Photo credit (top photo): LWY
Photo credit (middle photo): United Nations Development Programme
Photo credit (bottom photo): Nick Hobgood