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Royal Caribbean ship to help evacuate
      #1745444 - 09/12/17 03:56 PM (

September 12, 2017 at NOON EDT (next update at 6 PM EDT)

We are mobilizing ships and supplies to help people in need. In coordination with the US and local governments we are dispatching ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten and stand ready to assist Key West, and other locations. Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday and Majesty of the Seas will make humanitarian calls in St. Thomas and St. Maarten to provide supplies and also assist in transporting evacuees in St. Maarten to safety. Additionally, we have Empress of the Seas ready to assist Key West once the impact of the storm is known.

And, they can take pets:
Direct email from RCI
Safe travels and please share
Email reads:
Hello, and thanks for reaching out.
We are doing our best to help evacuate people from St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma.
We welcome all nationalities that wish to evacuate. Service animals and pets are allowed onboard. If you are bringing pets please bring their essentials and know that you will be responsible for their well-being while they are onboard.
Please send the following information about anyone seeking to be evacuated to us at this same email address,
-Family Name
-Given Name(s)
-Date of Birth
-ID Type and country (Passport, DL, ARC, etc.) -ID Number -ID expiration -Country of Residence -Email address and/or phone number -Emergency contact -Any special circumstances
We will then share more details about the ship’s arrival and the process for getting to the ship.
We are working with local government to get as many people aboard as we safely can. We can't guarantee that we can meet every request, and if it is dangerous to travel to the port, don't. We understand that roads to the port are in terrible condition, and may not yet be safe for travel.
We know that this is a very stressful time, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone on the island. We’ll do all we can to help.
Kind Regards,
Royal Caribbean International

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