Royal Caribbean has canceled the September 15 sailing on Majesty of the Seas so the ship can be used for humanitarian efforts in areas of the Caribbean that are in urgent need after Hurricane Irma.
In addition to Majesty of the Seas, the cruise line has announced that Adventure of the Seas will also aid in bringing relief to the Caribbean islands. Royal Caribbean also has two cruise ships on standby to assist Key West, Tampa and other locations if they need assistance.
Royal Caribbean released the following statement regarding their use of cruise ships in the humanitarian efforts:
“We are mobilizing ships and supplies to help people in need. In coordination with the US and local governments we are dispatching ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten and stand ready to assist Key West, Tampa and other locations. Presently, Adventure of the Seas will make a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday and Majesty of the Seas will make humanitarian calls in St. Thomas and St. Maarten to provide supplies and also assist in transporting evacuees in St. Maarten to safety. Additionally, we have Empress of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas ready to assist Key West and Tampa once the impact of the storm is known.”
For guests that were scheduled to sail on the September 15 sailing on Majesty of the Seas, the cruise fare and fees will be 100% refunded to the original form of payment.
Royal Caribbean is also offering a 25% future cruise credit, based on the cruise fare, if a new cruise is booked in the next 30 days.