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Royal Caribbean thanks Gib for crew repatriation

Communities like Gibraltar are “rare gems of humanity” in such difficult and unprecedented times.

That was the message from Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews from Gibraltar.

Mr Carollo, who recently exchanged letters with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, vowed that Royal Caribbean will continue to support Gibraltar as a destination when regular cruising restarts.

In his reply, Mr Picardo promised that “Gibraltar will be here to welcome you back, and we look forward to doing so for many years to come”.

Whilst Mr Picardo also acknowledged the long-standing excellent relationship between Gibraltar and Royal Caribbean, he assured Mr Carollo that “all those who have been involved in the repatriation operation have done so selflessly, in the knowledge that this has been, above all, a humanitarian effort.”

Both the Chief Minister and Mr Carollo look forward to meeting in Gibraltar as soon as it is safe to do so.

The cordial exchange of letters demonstrates the lasting relationship between Gibraltar and RCL, and provides encouraging reassurances for Gibraltar’s tourism industry as we move towards a promising future, the Government said in a statement.