April 7th, 2011. Labadee, Haiti. Royal Caribbean has been docking their cruise ships at an extensive, carefuly guarded private peninsula in northern Haiti for decades. To share their profits from using haitian land, a few months ago on a hill close to the cruise ship peninsula, they build and fund a grade school for the children from nearby villages. Here, cruise ships pulling out to sea after a day's visit. An average of 4 to 6 thousand passangers per ship may descend during a docking. Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times.