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Royal Caribbean cancels two Puerto Rico stops

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As Puerto Ricans take to the streets demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, some cruise shipsOpens a New Window. are diverting to ensure passenger safety.

“Due to the ongoing civil unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have cancelled Harmony of the Seas’ call to San Juan. Harmony will now sail to St. Maarten, her next scheduled port of call. Concern for the safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew members is our top priority,” Owen Torres, manager of corporate communications for Royal Caribbean CruisesOpens a New Window. explained to FOX Business via email.

Two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have skipped stops in Puerto Rico due to mass protests on the island sparked by a political scandal.

Empress of the Seas which departed Miami on Saturday, steered away from Puerto Rico on Tuesday after thousands of protesters marched in San Juan a day earlier calling for the governor’s resignation as police in riot gear threw tear gas on the demonstrators.

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