Hurricane Irma: a honeymoon trip to hell

News 8 September, 2017
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    The honeymoon trip of a young couple from Québec is transformed into a nightmare because of the hurricane Irma, two young lovers find themselves confined in the bathroom of their hotel room in the Dominican Republic.

    Pierre-Paul Biron

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 17:01

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    The honeymoon trip of a young couple from Québec is transformed into a nightmare because of the hurricane Irma, two young lovers find themselves confined in the bathroom of their hotel room in the Dominican Republic.

    Carolane Reeves and her husband Vincent Porlier-Faudel celebrated their union at the hotel Chic Punta Cana when hurricane Irma has set sail to the place. It is their family who informed them of the gravity of the situation in the beginning of the week, advising them to immediately return to the country.

    “We were ready to pay for another flight, but the Sunwing representative was very cooperative. He laughed of us and said that would be just the rain,” sighed Mrs. Reeves, who dreamed of a honeymoon, more quiet.

    In Montreal, the relatives of the young couple were also of the feet and hands to convince the company to repatriate on Tuesday and Wednesday, but nothing to do according to them. They are therefore resigned to leave the hotel to take refuge in La Romana, less in the trajectory of Irma.

    “Our hotel was located directly where the hurricane was expected to hit, and it is built with a lot of glass so my parents have booked a room at Iberostar La Romana in order to keep us safe. […] It cost us$ 120 for 1 hour 30 minutes of taxi,” explains Carolanne Reeves.

    Face Irma

    The newlyweds have thus faced the monster storm, refugees in their new room. “The hurricane has hit less hard here in La Romana. It has stirred not bad, but more like a huge thunderstorm. They were afraid that the door-window explodes, then we took refuge in the bathroom with a reserve of water bottles,” says the couple.

    Even if the situation calmed down, the two Quebecers are still not out of the woods, who will leave Friday during the day. Once again, they deplore the attitude of Sunwing who took time to respond

    “After you have put a lot of pressure to the representative of Sunwing, we have a flight without fees tomorrow for Toronto. But we will have to pay for the flight to Montreal then,” says Mrs. Reeves.

    Recourse against the company

    When everything will be calmed down, the couple intends not to stay there with the company. Appeals may be made against Sunwing.

    “It is certain that we are considering prosecution. I won’t let them out like that! I never felt so deceived by a company. Our trip we had cost of$ 3000. Now it cost us a hotel and plane tickets for the return trip. It just has no meaning,” says the young woman, still stuck in La Romana.

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