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Cruises to Cuba Continue as Scheduled, Despite New Government Restrictions



Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)A recent wave of new government regulations regarding travel to Cuba led many to question how cruises to the island nation might be affected. In the three weeks since the April 17 announcement, little clarity has been provided by the U.S. government pertaining to how the policies would (or wouldn’t) affect the cruise industry. Reports of unprecedented lawsuits against Carnival Cruise Line for using ‘seized’ terminal facilities in Havana also have elevated concerns about the future of Cuba cruises. (cruisecritic.com)

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Cruise Line Stocks Fall As Trump Administration Tightens Restrictions On Cuba, Venezuela




Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on Cuba with new sanctions and a crackdown on tourism to the island disguised as family visits or other official business. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton announced the move during a speech Wednesday in Miami, according to PBS. (benzinga.com)

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Virgin Finalizes Cuba Deal



Virgin figurehead lady  (Courtesy Virgin Voyages)Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin and Diana Block-Garcia, vice president of destination, itinerary and revenue, were joined by La Habana Cruise Port officials yesterday (April 2) for a ceremonial celebration of the formalization of Virgin Voyages’ contract to sail to Cuba in 2020, according to a press release. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Silversea launches a new collection of voyages to Cuba




Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Silversea has launched a new collection of voyages to Cuba, enabling guests of all nationalities to discover the remarkable destination. Departing for Cuba from the United States for the first time in the cruise line’s history, the 17 voyages will unlock authentic experiences for Silversea’s guests, showcasing the best of the country through immersive land excursions in various destinations.

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Countdown Begins to MSC Armonia’s First Cruise from Miami to Cuba



MSC ArmoniaToday (Oct. 11) officially marks the 60-day countdown until MSC Cruises introduces MSC Armonia to Miami for the first time. Beginning December 10, 2018, MSC Armonia will offer unique 7-night Caribbean sailings departing from Miami and calling Montego Bay, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico before arriving in Havana, the Cuban capital, on Saturday and staying overnight to Sunday.

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Seabourn to Make First-Ever Visits to Cuba Beginning in Late 2019



Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4, 2019. Seabourn becomes Carnival Corporation’s third cruise brand currently approved to sail to Cuba.

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