Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Under: Tourism
The cruise ships of Royal Caribbean are back to the famous Labadee, the beautiful white sandy beaches in Cap-Haitien, after an unfortunate incident last week that forced the Freedom of the Seas to turn around before the 4.000 tourists onboard could be landed.
A hundred people aboard small wooden boats circled the ship protesting against the recent reduction of jobs at the local of the port.
Haiti's minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Villedrouin had immediate meetings with the company's top managers to reassure and see what more could be done to prevent such incidents from recurring.
The meetings seem to have bear fruits; this morning a cruise was seen in the port.
Royal Caribbean operates in Haiti since 1986 without incident despite the many political crises that the country has gone through since.
Each year, Royal Caribbean allows almost a million tourists to discover the breathtaking beauty of these beaches surrounded by lush mountains. The Haitian government receives $6 for every tourist landing at Labadee.