Anthem of the Seas made port in Martinique’s Pointe Simon on Monday morning, and while it was meant to be a time where the passengers are happy, it had a slight somber mood to it, as the area of in Fort-de-France was silent for 1 minute as mark of respect.
However, the Anthem of the Seas Captain had already held a small silent memorial the previous night to remember the people that died in those horrible attacks in Paris, France.
Cruise Industry News learned that the Captain of Anthem of the Seas had said, “We cannot change what has happened, but we are here to bring joy and happiness as best we can.” The ship also respected the minute silence on the ship, as well as its passengers in port.
France is America’s oldest allies, and so it was obvious that Royal caribbean would do something like this out of a mark of respect. Having said that, there has been a solidarity throughout Europe, with several sporting events holding a minutes silence as well in the UK.