How Hurricane Irma Prompts Cruise Line Ships To Relief Efforts

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They’ve rallied to aid victims by sailing toward areas most affected.

Cruise ships are cancelled due to Hurricane Irma which has hit Florida and the Caribbean, particularly the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Barbuda and others.

The natural disaster has left many without food, water in addition to deaths. Large cruise ships are rallying to aid victims by sailing toward areas most affected by tropical storms.

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Sea stopped in St. Maarten on Sunday, while Majesty of the Seas is heading toward the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as St. Maarten to provide supplies and to transport evacuees to safer areas. For its employees, Royal Caribbean has put them on a ship to escape the hurricane.

According to USA TodayMajesty of the Seas will pick up more than 200 stranded travelers in St. Maarten. Ice, water and other supplies will be given out. Royal Caribbean has picked up 1,500+ travelers who will reach St. Thomas by Monday evening.

Yesterday morning, Norwegian Cruise Line also said Norwegian Sky will head to the U.S. Virgin Islands to deliver supplies. Meanwhile, 2,000+ travelers will be picked up on the ship.

As the devastation from Irma continues, Hurricane Jose is on its way to the Bahamas.

What’s your advice in times of disaster? Share with us in the comments.

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