APT has revealed that one of its new ships to sail for its Travelmarvel brand will provide temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands.
For the next six months, Capella will be permanently docked in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, with accommodation for up to 182 Ukrainians who have fled the conflict with Russia.
The move was described by the operator as part of its “ongoing activity to help with the humanitarian crisis”.
In addition to this news, APT has been supporting Ukrainian victims through fundraising efforts.
APT fundraising efforts
On behalf of its teams and guests, it has donated more than £11,500 to the World Food Program and Global Development Group’s Ukraine appeal.
These non-profit organisations have set up an emergency relief appeal to provide food assistance for people fleeing the conflict.
The food assistance operation is expected to help provide food and clean water to the two million refugees who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, including Poland, Romania and Moldova.
APT is also working with the German non-profit Peace Village International, which provides medical attention to children living in war zones.
Another cruise line, Holland America Line, first announced in April that its ship Volendam will be used to accommodate refugees from Ukraine as part of an agreement with the Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials.