empress of the seas relief supplies
Photos courtesy of Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet

Royal Caribbean has stepped up big time in the efforts to send much-needed Hurricane aid to the Bahamas with Empress of the Seas having sailed to Freeport today to make its first delivery of supplies of food, water, and equipment.

The first ship Empress of the Seas to arrive at the island of Freeport has been able to drop anchor offshore from the island as currently the port is closed and awaiting an assessment to make sure it’s safe to dock ships.

The effort from the crew onboard Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas is quite something, spending all night preparing 10,000 meals for Grand Bahama, one of the most heavily affected areas, and delivered it by tender today. Then there’s the water, the supplies, and the generators.

empress of the seas relief effort
Photos courtesy of Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet
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Chefs on board the Empress of the Seas worked through the night preparing ready to eat meals which were loaded on tenders and taken ashore. It really is something else, when crew members can band together and do something to help the plight of others in need.

The Cruise Line announced earlier that along with the Empress other ships will join in the relief efforts in the coming days and weeks. They had already pledged $1 million in aid in a previous announcement.

On a personal note, I Like Cruise Ships wants to really thank Royal Caribbean for doing what they do best. As a team member who works on ships myself, I know what crew, staff, and officers on the ships can do when we all band together. With help from shoreside management, we can all achieve big things together.

I want to continue to post good news stories like this, as and when they come to hand.

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