Majesty to Arrive in St. Maarten for Evacuation Mission

Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas will dock in St. Maarten on Friday for a humanitarian mission to evacuate American citizens or those with Visa Waiver/ESTA entry requirements, allowing the person to enter the U.S. territory legally, according to a statement.

Those interested should meet at the Festival Village in St. Maarten on Pond Island to register to leave the island on the same day with the cruise vessel. Registration starts at 7.00 AM and goes to 3.00 PM on Friday, the port said, in a statement. 

Online registration is available by emailing

The Majesty has capacity for 2,450 guests and is currently near empty. It will sail from St. Maarten to Puerto Rico, where passengers are then responsible to find their way home. 

Guests are allowed one piece of luggage per person as well as service pets, or a small dog or cat with their relevant travel documents. 

Qualifying individuals with travel documents to enter the United States of America will be taken by bus to the cruise port.

Evacuees should not come to the port directly because they will not be given access to the facility, the port said.

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