Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has exchanged letters with Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA, Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews at Gibraltar recently.
Carollo said that communities like Gibraltar are rare gems of humanity in such difficult and unprecedented times’ and he expressed ‘sincerest gratitude for your [Gibraltar’s] co-operation, support and professionalism’.
Looking to the future, Carollo said that ‘RCL have been historically supporting Gibraltar as a destination for its guests, and will continue to do so when regular cruising will restart’.
Whilst the Chief Minister acknowledged the long-standing relationship between Gibraltar and RCL, he told 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’.
Gibraltar has offered its services to returning cruise ships which need a technical stop and to repatriate crew and passengers though its airport.
There have been several cruise ships, either berthing or calling at Gibraltar’s anchorage recently.