Royal Caribbean ships evacuate and provide drinking water

Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Reflection have played an active role in the evacuations of people from St. Vincent.

So far, In addition to the 137 evacuees who debarked in St. Lucia last Saturday, Royal Caribbean Group’s Celebrity Cruises will evacuate 159 nationals from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to St. Maarten.

Water continues to be of great concern, according to Garth Saunders, the minister of the island’s water and sewer authority. Although the situation was improving and more water supply systems were coming back on, much-needed water deliveries were made by Serenade of the Seas.

The ships are now on standby in St. Maarten as “Government officials in St. Vincent have advised Carnival there is no immediate need for an [off-island] evacuation of local residents”.