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Royal Caribbean International

M/S Sovereign of the Seas

Mark H. Curtis, Erik Tengelsen, Francois Wache, Paul Loghrin


Dear Sirs,


It gives me great pleasure to accept Royal Caribbean International and the Sovereign of the Seas into the Reef Ball Foundationís grant programs, Reefs Around the World and Corals Around the World. We place a high priority on educational and environmental programs and your letter demonstrates that your organization places a strong emphasis on both. Your application demonstrates that you have put a great deal of thought and work in planning the project and taken great care for every environmental concern. As well as developing a program that will help raise awareness to the importance of our reefs systems and marine habitat.


In keeping with the grant requirements, we require a monitoring program-two monitoringupdates per year for three years and please send us any press/newsletters relating to the Reef Balls.(Please see grant requirements of our website:www.reefball.org)


We are excited about our new partnership with about Royal Caribbean and developing a stellar habitat restoration and educational program. Please contact Todd Barber or myself if you have any further questions. We look forward to working with your organization.






Katherine Kirbo

Executive Director,

The Reef Ball Foundation