Royal Caribbean Returns to Labadee

May 21, 2004
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has announced that it will resume regularly scheduled stops at Labadee, a beachfront on the northern coast of Haiti. The cruise line stopped calling at Labadee in February, after civil unrest erupted in the country.

The port has traditionally been one of Royal Caribbean's most popular Caribbean destinations, offering kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling and other water sports, as well as opportunities to interact with and purchase handicrafts from local residents.

Royal Caribbean says that it decided to return to Labadee because its extensive security investigations, as well as an independent international security firm, assure them that travel there is safe. Three of the line's Voyager-class ships will resume weekly calls to Labadee as of next week. The Voyager of the Seas returns on May 24, the Mariner of the Seas on May 25, and the Navigator of the Seas, on May 27.