Royal Caribbean's Tea Party Cruise To Labadee, "Hispaniola"

Barbados Free Press reports that in September, Royal Caribbean is hosting a "Tea Party At Sea" aboard the Liberty of the Seas.

In an article entitled "Anti-Obama Tea Party Cruise Conceals Haiti Destination As “Hispaniola,” the Barbados Free Press explains that Royal Caribbean is teaming up with the right-wing conservative website World Net Daily to sail a ship full of tea party fanatics around the Caribbean.  The "Tea Party At Sea" cruise will be full of anti-Obama speakers and their like minded "patriots." 

Tea Party At Sea - Tea Party Cruise - LabadeeKinda like the S.S. Fox News captained by Glenn Beck on steroids.  

As the Barbados Free Press points out, the promotional materials for the cruise omit the fact that the cruise ship will be sailing to, among other locations, HAITI.  The organizers have instead listed the Haitian port of Labadee as being in "Hispaniola" - which consists of both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  For decades, Royal Caribbean marketed its "private resort" of Labadee as being in "Hispaniola" in order to keep the image of starving and impoverished Haitians away from the American public.

We have written many articles about Royal Caribbean's boondoggle in Labadee and its exploitation of the people of Haiti.

"Labadee®" is a name that Royal Caribbean trademarked  as a variation of the French slave owner Marquis de La'Badie who settled in Haiti in the 1600's.

What a spectacle this will be!  Tea Party cruisers criticizing our first black President as they sail aboard a foreign flagged cruise ship operated by a tax avoiding Liberian company into the cruise line's private resort named after a slave owner, while millions of impoverished, injured, and homeless Haitians suffer on the other side of Royal Caribbean's 12 foot high barbed wire security fence. 

Tea Party At Sea - Tea Party Cruise - Labadee

Credits:          World Net Daily (via Barbados Free Press)

 

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Clark M - April 9, 2010 10:44 PM

Hmmm... If you look at Labadee's page on RCI's website though you will notice that it says at the top in big letters "Labadee, Haiti" not "Labadee, Hispaniola" like in the quote above.

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ports/group/home.do?portCode=LAB

There are also serveral other places on that page where you see 'Haiti'.

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