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Special 'thank you' from Royal Caribbean Cruises


Added 23 June 2020


One of the cruise ships owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. (GP)

Barbados has been recognised again for the assistance given to stranded cruise ships when borders were closed as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Management of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd thanked Barbados for the critical role played in facilitating the successful repatriation of 11 800 of its international crew and the compassion shown during the pandemic.

In a recent letter to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, president and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, said: “With your collaboration, we have repatriated crew on 45 flights and seven ship voyages from Barbados, to over 40 countries around the world. This unprecedented and formidable effort would not have been possible without your support and leadership.

“A special thank you to the people of Barbados, for without their compassion and understanding, so many of our crew would not have been able to return to their families and loved ones. It is this compassion that will forever resonate in a very special place in the hearts and minds of all of our crew and their families.”

A statement from Government said Bayley also expressed gratitude to the professionals in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, who “worked tirelessly” to facilitate the repatriation flights.

He also thanked the officials of the Barbados Port Inc. for their “outstanding work” with Royal Caribbean’s marine, port and operations teams. (BGIS)

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