Here is a icture of the protest taking place in Labadee. in January, 2016. preventing Guests aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas from visiting the cruise line's private destination of Labadee
On January 19, 2016, a political protest on the upcoming political election prevented the guest aboard the ship "Freedom of the Seas" from going to Labadee. The ship captain decided not to let passengers off the ship on safety reason, because several groups of protesters staged a demonstration in small boats. As per Royal Caribbean's statement, although the protest was peaceful in nature, it was evident that if the protest had continued, it would have a significant impact on the ability of the tourists to enjoy Labadee. The cruise company cancelling the trip, travelled to Falmouth, Jamaica as per its plan. 'Labadee' is a 260-acre peninsula on the northern coast of Haiti, known as a vacationer's paradise; it has been leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until 2050. A private beach resort leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains.
Here is a picture of Royal Caribbean ship in Labadee, Haiti.
'Labadee' is a tourist oriented resort on the northern coast of Haiti leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until 2050. It is located some six miles from Cape Haitian. The place is very nice, as are its beaches. They are pleasant, relaxing with lots of beach chairs. Since 1986, when RC Cruise made its deal with Baby Doc Duvalier in 1986, Royal Caribbean Cruises has been contributing a larger portion of their revenue to Haiti. Royal Caribbean does not pay any rent of any kind for the 260 acres of waterfront property, but its passengers pay a $12 head tax (it was $10 till February 2015). This private beach resort features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains. The location is named after its first French settler marquis de La Badie, who came here in the 17th century. A typical day in Labadee may include snorkeling, filling up your plate at the buffet BBQ, zipping across the water on the 2,600 ft long Dragon's Breath Flight Line or snoozing in a beach chair on a private beach of 25 people.
Did you know there is a plan in the making to build a cable car line linking Labadie with Citadelle Laferriere? This is part of a tourism improvement plan. Tourists arriving at Labadee via Royal Caribbean cruise will now be able to get to the historic site of Citadelle Laferriere in very safe condition.
This picture seeing here is not an actual picture of the cable car line project between Labadie and Citadelle Laferriere. It is just an idea of what it will look like after completion.
China never withdrew it supports on Haiti since its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Although, they left the UN mission in November 2012, but have maintained their presence with financial cooperation and assistance in important Haitian development works. Recently, on September 25, 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Haitian government and China National Automation Control System Corp (CACS) which would help to construct new buildings for the finance ministry, the tax office and the customs bureau. Furthermore, the Chinese companies will help to improve and expand important arterial roads around the capital city and in the border areas. A cable car will be constructed to link the municipality of Labadie to the archaeological site of Citadelle Laferriere, and the international airport, Toussaint Louverture will be renovated within a few years. These are genuine gesture from China to put Haiti on its path to development. The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henry Christophe is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti built between 1805 and 1820 with 365 cannons of varying size, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles (8 km) uphill from the town of Milot.
Here is a picture of the former president of The United States, bill Clinton arriving at Labadee resort in Haiti. This is one of the most beautiful place in the world. The view is gorgeous and the Labadee resort offers a variety or fun activities to the visitors arriving either through the biggest cruise liner from Royal caribbean, Oasis of the sea or other ships
Here is a picture of the Quantum of the Seas of the Royal Caribbean. It will be in operation in 2014 with destination through the Eastern Caribbean cruise from port of Cape Liberty (NJ), docking at Labadee (Haiti), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Philipsburg, St. Martin and Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
The New Quantum of the Seas will include Bumper cars, simulated skydiving, an observation capsule