PORT ST. MAARTEN:— Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Majesty of the Seas cruise ship arrived on Friday, September 15, on a humanitarian mission to evacuate American citizens and residents with Visa Waiver/ESTA entry requirements into U.S. territory.
The number of evacuees that boarded the Majesty of the Seas on Friday were 286. The vessel also brought in disaster relief supplies.
Evacuees gathered at the St. Maarten Festival Village on Pond Island on Friday. Registration started at 7.00 AM and ended 3.00 PM. The vessel came in with 900 crew and 75 of those were on hand to assist with the preparations at the Festival Village.
Majesty of the Seas will sail to San Juan, Puerto Rico where the evacuees will disembark. The evacuees will be responsible for their own travel beyond Puerto Rico to their final destination.
Port St. Maarten Management would like to thank Royal Caribbean for its pro-activeness in providing assistance. S.E.L. Maduro & Sons, agent for Royal Caribbean also shared the same sentiment.
Port of St. Maarten Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network
Majesty of the Seas departs with 286 persons as part of Humanitarian Evacuation Trip.