Cruise ship with St. Maarten evacuees docks in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD–Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas arrived in Curaçao today with more than 300 evacuees from St. Maarten.

The ship sailed from St. Maarten on Sunday carrying people affected by monster Hurricane Irma. The humanitarian stop in St. Maarten brought needed supplies.
Before reaching Puerto Rico, the final destination of the cruise, the ship docked in Curaçao and will soon head to Aruba.
Staff of the U.S. Consulate General Curaçao provided assistance to the U.S. citizen evacuees, which included a visit to a medical doctor for evacuees requiring medical attention, and a visit by a local veterinarian to provide care for pets.
U.S. Consul General Margaret Hawthorne expressed her gratitude to Royal Caribbean International for their support and reassured evacuees that the U.S. government is making every effort to evacuate U.S. citizens who are still stranded on St. Maarten.
The US government expresses its appreciation to the Government of Curaçao for its assistance in allowing the cruise ship to port in Curaçao and for the opportunity for U.S. Consulate General staff to provide assistance to the evacuees.

Source: The Daily Herald