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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:50 PM
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Default It's Back!! Labadee Haiti Port of Call

Memo sent out today by RCCL:

We believe our customers will be pleased with today’s decision to revisit one of their favorite retreats. Based on assurances from newly elected Haitian authorities, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti and outside security advisors that returning to Labadee is safe for our guests, we have decided to resume service to our private beachfront on Haiti’s northern coast. As you know, Royal Caribbean suspended service to Labadee three months ago, following recommendations then to do so. With today’s assurances, however, three Royal Caribbean ships will resume weekly Labadee calls next week. All three are Voyager-class ships; Voyager of the Seas visiting May 24, Mariner of the Seas, May 25, and Navigator of the Seas, May 27.

A comprehensive security plan has been in place at Labadee for some time and this same level of vigilance will continue when operations resume, including 24-hour patrols on-site, and supplemental support from local police and an international security team based in Cap Haitian.

Royal Caribbean is confident that returning to Labadee poses little threat to our guests and crew, and is looking forward to adding back this hugely enjoyable and highly rated guest experience.
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