US cruises to Cuba expected to increase


US cruises to Cuba expected to increase
  1. US cruises to Cuba expected to increase
    cubaheadlines.com
    Summary:  Cruise trips from the United States to Cuba could experience a significant increase when Carnival Cruise Line, biggest branch of the American company Carnival Corporation, begins its operations towards the Caribbean island next June. …
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Cruise trips from the United States to Cuba could experience a significant increase when Carnival Cruise Line, biggest branch of the American company Carnival Corporation, begins its operations towards the Caribbean island next June. That entity announced that departures from the port of Tampa Bay to Cuba will be carried out onboard of the Carnival Paradise, with 2 052 passengers, making it the ship with the largest capacity in history to sail from the United States to Havana. It was known that Carnival Corporation was granted permission to expand trips to Cuba, where it undertook tours on May 2016 under its Fathom line, being the first of that nation in more than 40 years to arrive at Cuban coasts. Pearl Mist, belonging to Pearl Seas line, second American company that connects the two shores, has also reached this destination since last January. Studies indicate that the Caribbean has established itself as the main cruise market in the world with a participation quota of 40 percent of the total sector, and more than half of the reception of the vacationers is concentrated in the northern part of the region, in which Cuba also occupies a privileged site. However, Cuba has been excluded from these routes due to the restrictions of the blockade, a reality that begins to acquire other nuances from the granting of exceptional permits by the US Treasury Department. Former President Barack Obama authorized 12 general categories, including the possibility of Americans to individually visit Cuba within the category of "educational trips…
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