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The federal government says this man rightfully owns Havana’s cruise port

The United States government knows him as certified foreign claim number CU-2492. But he wants to make a more personal introduction to Tampa Bay. He is Mickael Behn, a 43-year-old U.S. citizen residing in England, where he works in television production. (tampabay.com)




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Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

The cruise port in Havana, Cuba (GPH)No one doubts that Cuba will continue to grow as a cruise destination. The question is how that growth will be managed — and whether the island can cope with the influx of additional daily visitors. (skift.com)




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Ponant Announces Return to Cuba in Winter 2019

The sailing yacht Le Ponant (Ponant Cruises)Ponant has announced its return to Cuba for a second season with a sailing scheduled to run from January 25 to February 3, 2019. Guests who book early can save up to 30 percent resulting in fares that start at $7,980 per person and include airfare from Miami as well as two pre-cruise nights in Havana at a hotel. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Carnival Cruise Line to Offer New Cruises to Cuba From Miami in 2019

Carnival SensationCarnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailings to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019. The five-day Cuba voyages will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami and feature a day-long call in Havana as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports, including Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays.




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Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding more visits to Cuba on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org)As the only North American luxury cruise line to be granted permission to offer voyages to Cuba, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding more visits to the Caribbean island on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020. Seven Seas Mariner will offer the line’s first immersive Cuba itinerary on her October 15, 2019 voyage, calling on Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, providing guests more opportunities to engage in group, people-to-people activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, and to immerse in the island’s culture.




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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New Cuba and The Caribbean Itineraries from Miami

The Norwegian SunNorwegian Cruise Line opened for sale the line’s brand-new cruises to Cuba and the Caribbean aboard Norwegian Sun round trip from Miami, Florida. For a limited season this fall, Norwegian Sun will offer cruisers a chance to discover the rich history of Cuba and explore some of the brand’s most popular tropical destinations in just one journey on seven, nine and 13-day cruises.




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Celestyal Cruises Pulls out of Cuba

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is pulling out of Cuba for the rest of this year and next but will “keep the door open” for a return to the island in 2020. The Greek cruise line, which has based Celestyal Crystal in Havana seasonally for five years, will instead be concentrating on its core area — the Aegean. (cruisecritic.com)




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Pearl Seas Concludes Fall Cuba Season with Glowing Passenger Testimonials

Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)Pearl Seas Cruises is pleased to announce a successful conclusion to the fall Cuba season. The final 2017 Cuba Cultural Voyage aboard Pearl Mist concludes December 22nd and the Line is happy to report that all the 2017 Cuba sailings have been a smashing success–further evidenced by an abundance of glowing passenger testimonials.




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Cuba Received 380,000 Cruise Passengers In 2017

Carnival-Paradise arriving in HavanaCuba received more than 380,000 cruise passengers this year, with reopening of travel between the socialist-led island and the United States in May 2016 being credited for the surge. (telesurtv.net)




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New U.S. cruise ship docks in Cuba despite setback in ties

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at commons.wikimedia.org) (Click to enlarge)A new U.S. cruise docked Thursday here in its bid to promote Cuba as one of its most important destinations in the Caribbean despite a serious setback in bilateral ties. The ship “Veendam” of Holland America Line, one of U.S. firm Carnival Corporation’s brands, arrived in the Cuban capital with more than 1,600 passengers on board. (xinhuanet.com)




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