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Royal Caribbean Rescue

As the cruise on board Royal Caribbean’s, Monarch of the Seas was coming to an end last week, a passenger spotted a raft drifting in the ocean carrying five men and a women.

The cruise vessel was sailing from the Bahamas back to its home, Port Canaveral, as a passenger onboard the ship spotted a raft floating at sea. The six people on the raft are thought to be Cuban migrants and may have been drifting across the Atlantic Ocean for 15 days. The six migrants were taken onboard the Monarch of the Seas and the U.S coast guard was informed. On board the cruise ship, the travellers where given food and water, whilst a few of them were also provided with medical attention.

Officials are now carrying out an ongoing investigation into who the migrants are and why they were floating out at sea, if it is confirmed that they are Cuban migrants they will be sent back to their country.

This would not be the first time a cruise ship has rescued distressed Cuban migrants at sea, both the Crown Princess and Carnival Glory have picked up groups of migrants in the past two years.