A cruise ship sailing through the Gulf on Friday will be the first commercial ship to stop in the US Gulf of California.
The cruise ship The Vincennes docked in the Port of Oakland and headed to the Gulf Coast to help with the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Maria.
The ship was due to sail to the island of Puerto Rico in the middle of the storm and then take a two-week tour of the Gulf coast, before returning to Oakland, California.
“It’s great to have the support of the community and we want to make sure that the people are getting their needs met,” said Anne Leong, a spokesperson for the Port, who said the Vincensen’s crew is “extremely excited”.
The Vincennes ship will be taking a three-week trip to Puerto Rico and then embark on a three month cruise to the Caribbean.
It will be on its way back to the US when the storm is over.
“We have some ships on the way.
We’re trying to make the best out of it,” Leong said.”
They’ll be taking the V-shaped cruise to Florida and then returning to the Port.”
The V-shape cruise will be followed by a three day cruise to California.