Miami - May 20, 2004 - Based on assurances from an independent security firm that returning to Labadee is safe for our guests, Royal Caribbean has decided to resume service to this private beachfront on Haiti's northern coast. As many of you know, we suspended service to Labadee three months ago, following recommendations at that time to do so. With today's assurances, however, three Royal Caribbean ships will resume weekly calls to Labadee next week. All three are Voyager-class ships. Voyager of the Seas restarts visits 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 there, including 24-hour patrols on-site and supplemental support from local police and an international security team based in Cap Haitien. We remain in contact with the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince regarding the over all security situation in Haiti.
Please know we would not have made today's decision if we felt our guests or crew were at any risk. Their safety is our highest priority always.
HAL - Oosterdam - May 05
RCI - Mariner of the Seas - August 04
HAL - Volendam - July 03
Yay! I only wish they would have had it on our itinerary on the Navigator in Febuary. I was sooo mad when it got canceled. Thanks for the info!
Sovereign of the Seas 2/03
Navigator of the Seas 2/04
Adventure of the Seas 2/05
Serenade of the Seas 2/06
Monarch of the Seas 7/06
Liberty of the Seas 8/07
Majesty of the Seas 5/08