Royal Caribbean Cruise cancels stops to Labadee, Haiti

Due to rising crime and violence in Haiti, Royal Caribbean Cruises has canceled stops heading to Haiti for several ships.
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Spring and summer are upon us. That means millions of people are looking for ways to travel throughout the upcoming months. Cruises are a popular option, with several viable destinations to visit. Unless you are traveling on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line because that company has announced it will no longer travel to a popular stop. Labadee, Haiti will no longer be a stop for upcoming trips.

Labadee is a private resort operated by Royal Caribbean. This change is due to the U.S. State Department issuing a travel advisory urging Americans not to travel to the country. Haiti is currently sitting at a Level Four advisory which means the government is pushing for all travel to halt due to issues with kidnapping, civil unrest, crime, and more. Other countries facing similar advisory levels are Russia, Syria, and Burkina Faso.

In March, Royal Caribbean announced that the trips to the northern part of Haiti would stop. Instead, travelers will either get an additional day at sea or head to another destination. This change impacts several Royal Caribbean cruise ships including the Adventure of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, and the Symphony of the Seas. The official website continues to track additional ships impacted by the change.

Tripsided has covered several other countries facing increasing travel advisories around the world. Israel, Jamaica, and The Bahamas are three locations facing varying levels of warnings. The U.S. State Department also warned travelers against using dating apps in Colombia after several travelers were killed or robbed after being lured on dates. Before planning an international vacation, take the time to review information on the State Department website to see if you should make a change of plans or be warned about current situations in that area.