Royal Caribbean has canceled an upcoming cruise and has diverted the ship to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on a rescue mission to save stranded hurricane victims.
The Adventure of the Seas, which has a 3,114 passenger capacity, has canceled its Sept. 30 voyage so it can focus the ship on helping with relief from islands ravaged by Hurricane Maria, along with Hurricane Irma, which passed through just weeks before.
The ship will travel to San Juan, St. Croix and St. Thomas on Friday to pick up evacuees and bring supplies.
An estimated 3,000 evacuees will be brought to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before making a return trip to the island next week, according to the Miami Herald.
The cruise line sent ships to St. Thomas and St. Martin to rescue a total of 1,700 people after Hurricane Irma struck the area. The company will also match donations of up to $1 million to help with hurricane relief.
“This is a thing called the Atlantic Ocean, this is tough stuff,” Trump said earlier this week while discussing the difficulties facing the federal government’s emergency response to Puerto Rico, compared to other U.S. areas hit by hurricanes in the past month.