Royal Caribbean has planned to commence port visits to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on November 10, 2017. The island, along with many others were significantly impacted after the deadly hurricanes in September.
The first Royal Caribbean ship to call on St. Thomas since early September will be Adventure of the Seas. Adventure of the Seas is home-ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is also still reeling from devastating hurricane damage.
Partnering with the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Royal Caribbean has committed to a complete restoration of island’s most popular beach area, Magens Bay. A grand re-opening of Megans Bay is slated to coincide with the arrival of Adventure of the Seas on November 10th. Additionally, the restoration will bring back fully restored water and electricity and most of the areas shops, restaurants, bars and tour operations will be in full service.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International said:
“We are very excited to get back home to our friends in St. Thomas. The Caribbean is our family, having cruised there for nearly 50 years, and the long-standing relationships created in all this time are unwavering,”
“We are committed to doing everything we can to help and proud to support the restoration of the iconic Magens Bay.”
Royal Caribbean is working with local governments and plans to also return to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten by the end of November. The target is to have all Royal Caribbean ships including a trio of the worlds’s largest – Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas, making scheduled calls to these three ports by December 1.
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