Many cruise ships call at "Haiti" but what the passengers see is Labadee, an artificial resort created for their visit - not Haiti. The Haitian people are not allowed to go there, picnics and swimming on the beach are not for the Haitian kids. Those who get jobs there as servants - oh one is supposed to say Staff - pay a severe price to get the job which usually supports a large and extended family. It may be that some of you have been on a cruise from Miami perhaps even sailed with me, I used to explain on the Bridge Tour about the true conditions in Haiti. Due to the 'guests' reaction the cruise line asked me not to mention those facts on the Bridge Tour. So my remarks were confined to private conversations including telling of my orders from the cruise line regarding the Bridge Tour.
Please if you possibly can in these difficult times respond to appeals for Haitian Earthquake Relief. Just about anything and everything is needed and the Appeal you respond too will ask for items that they take care of.
On behalf of the Haitian people "Merci mesdames et messieurs pour l'assistance, bon garde".
ANY BLOG OR MEDIA ORGANIZATION IS FREE TO QUOTE IN FULL OR PART FROM THIS POST. PLEASE USE IT TO HELP THE HAITIAN PEOPLE. WE WOULD REQUEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SOURCE AS "NAUTICAL LOG".