Cruise ship arrives with Hurricane Maria evacuees

(WTNH) — Thousands of people who evacuated the Caribbean due to Hurricane Maria are now on the U.S. mainland.

Royal Caribbean’s “Adventure of the Seas” cruise ship carried around 3,800 people to a south Florida port on Tuesday morning.

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The evacuees included residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as some tourists and cruise line employees, all displaced by the storm.

Several FEMA officials are on location to help residents apply for federal aid and to help cover storm losses.