Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Uses Ship for Puerto Rico Relief

Thousands of people lined up at San Juan harbor on September 28 to board the “Adventure of the Sea” that will take them from Puerto Rico to the Florida in one of the largest evacuations since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico more than a week ago.

The “Adventure of the Sea” will carry 3,800 passengers from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cruise line was providing the passages free of charge. The travelers were registered with the help of local officials. The ship will make humanitarian calls in the hurricane-hit U.S. Virgin Islands, where it will drop off supplies.

It will then head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a planned arrival of Oct 3. The cruise line will work with airlines to make travel arrangements for passengers looking to meet up with friends and family on the mainland.