Is It Wrong for Royal Caribbean Cruises to Take Vacationers to Haiti Now?

As rescuers, aid organizations and governments are grappling with the crisis in Haiti, one cruise line is getting attention for continuing to bring tourists to the country.

Royal Caribbean cruise line maintains a private beach called Labadee on the northern coast of Haiti, less than 90 miles from earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince.

The facility is protected by a private security force and the cruise line's Web site describes it as an "exclusive destination" with "pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular water activities."

Royal Caribbean continues to dock its ships at the facility after the earthquake, carrying some relief supplies. A company vice president told The Guardian newspaper: "Labadee is critical to Haiti's recovery, hundreds of people rely on Labadee for their livelihood. [...] We cannot abandon Haiti now that they need us most."

Our question to you today: Is It Wrong for Royal Caribbean Cruises to Take Vacationers to Haiti Now?

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